Religion notes

Colorado preacher talks about Jesus

Oak Harbor Church of Christ, 1000 NE Koetje St., invites the public to join them Sunday, Oct. 2 to 5. Patrick Mead will be speaking on “Let’s Talk about Jesus.”  Mead serves as the Senior Minister for the Eastside Church of Christ in Colorado Springs, Colo. He will speak Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11 a.m., and Sunday through Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. A staff nursery will be available. Visit or call 675-3441.




After school Bible club meets

The Good News Club for ages 6 to 12 meet every Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the First Reformed Church, 250 SW 3rd Ave., Oak Harbor. Sing hymns, play memory verse games and hear Bible and missionary stories. Register at click on “Community Bulletin Board,” then “Organization Column,” then “Child Evangelism Fellowship” or get forms at the First Reformed Church. Call Gail at 675-2514.




Speaker says enough, already

Guest speaker Victoria Castle will share her thoughts on our culture’s compulsion to feel we never have “enough,” Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, one mile north of Freeland off Highway 525.  What are the consequences? What else might we think?  Castle lives on Whidbey and is the author of “The Trance of Scarcity.” Visit for more information.




Buddhist stupa monument blessed

A blessing ceremony for a newly completed holy Buddhist stupa monument and Tibetan prayer wheels will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Earth Sanctuary, a nature preserve and retreat center on South Whidbey Island.

The public is invited to the ceremony at 5536 Emil Road, Langley.

The ceremony will be held outside; attendees should bring a cushion or something to sit on. The ceremony will be held rain or shine.

A stupa is the most important Buddhist monument and is a sacred structure designed to bring peace and harmony to a community and the world. The blessing and consecration ceremony will be led by His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, the Head Lama of Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle. Contact Chuck Pettis at 360-331-6667 or


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