Religion Notes

Homelessness on Whidbey

Doris Newkirk, executive director of Whidbey Island Share a Home, will share her perspective on homelessness on Whidbey Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, one mile north of Freeland off Highway 525. There will also be a special collection to benefit WISH. All are welcome. Visit for more information.

Church picks Strong as family coordinator

Will Strong has been named administrative assistant and family coordinator at the Coupeville United Methodist Church effective Aug. 1.

Strong has been the part time youth director at the church since last year.  This promotion expands his responsibilities and adds new levels of youth and family support under the position of family coordinator.

Strong grew up in central Nebraska, earned his degree at a small Christian college in Missouri, and worked as a youth director at two United Methodist churches in Arkansas.

Find out if God is listening

Is God listening to me? If you’ve asked this question, you can take comfort from the Bible’s promise that God is always with us. The book of Job tells how one man lost everything and yet persisted in his desire to know God. As a result, not only was his desire satisfied, but all that he lost was restored, and then some.

Feel free to bring questions about your situation to a Christian Science chat Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m., 721 SW 20th Court, Oak Harbor.

Coupeville Methodists host Bible School

The Coupeville United Methodist Church will be offering Vacation Bible School from Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Children ages 3 through those entering grade 5 are welcome to attend.  Contact the church office at 678-4256.

Church creates cafe for kids

The Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church is presenting its Shake-It Up Cafe held Aug. 8 though 12, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for children aged 3 years old to just out of fifth-grade.

In this kid-friendly café full of chef’s hats and aprons, pots and pans, checkered tablecloths, and chalk-board menus, kids explore the Bible as a cookbook filled with recipes for living out God’s word. Signup online today at



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