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Take a dive into the Bible

Oak Harbor Church of Christ, 1000 NE Koetje St., invites you to dive into the good book. They will begin a 90-day Bible Challenge on June 5 and end Sep 4. Join them as they experience the Bible together in 90 days.

This new, innovative Bible in 90 days challenge takes you from Genesis to Revelation in just 12 pages a day. See how God’s plan unfolded in history. Visit www.churchofchrist-oh.org or call 675-3441 for your 90-day reading plan.

Joe Cook, minister, Sunday morning sermons will tie into the reading plan along with his Sunday Bible class at 11 a.m. Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m.

A particularly Anglican service

A Choral Evensong will be sung Sunday, June 5, at 5 p.m.  by the Choristers of St. Augustine’s in the Woods, Marion Anderson director joined by the Choristers of Epiphany Episcopal Seattle, Carol Foster director.

Evensong is the most particularly Anglican service in all of Christian worship. During the last century, Evensong as a service has emerged as a liturgy of rare and mystical beauty in which the Word is illuminated by music.

The Choristers are young singers, spanning the ages of third grade and up, who rehearse weekly and sing once a month. The public is welcome to experience this beautiful musical service at the church, 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland.

How does prayer work?

“The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy, “is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God; a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love.” This is from her textbook on Christian healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

If you’d like to hear some examples of these healings and better understand how prayer can bring healing to your life, bring your questions to an audio chat Tuesday, June 7, at 11 a.m. in the Christian Science Reading Room at 721 SW 20th Court, Oak Harbor, or log on to www.spirituality.com/chats.

The Heart of Islam

Jamal Rahman will be the speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m.  Rahman’s passion lies in interfaith community building.  He remains rooted in his Islamic tradition yet cultivates a “spaciousness” by being open to the beauty and wisdom of other faiths. He is cofounder and co-minister at Interfaith Community Church in Seattle and is adjunct faculty at Seattle University.

All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. The service will be held at 20103 Highway 525, just north of Freeland. Check www.whidbey.com/uucwi for more information.

 

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