Religion Notes

Strong arrives as youth pastor

Coupeville United Methodist Church welcomes Will Strong as its new youth director. Strong grew up in Nebraska and went to a Christian college in Moberly, Mo. He graduated with a Youth and Family Ministry degree and, age 25, has been working with youth for several years. When not working he enjoys movies, music, hiking, biking, theater, playing sports and meeting new people.

If your kids are looking for a fun, safe place where they can be themselves without feeling the pressures of the world, he invites them invite them as they journey together. All youth in grades 6 to 8 are invited weekly on Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; youth in grades 9 to 12 are invited Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. All of the meetings are held at the Coupeville United Methodist Church located at 608 N Main Street.

Immigration and spiritual values

Dianne Aid, president of the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice, will talk about how immigration issues are woven in to our spiritual values. There will also be a special collection to benefit the local Whidbey Veteran’s Resource Center. All are welcome at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. Visit Check

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