Gathering at the Engle home at the edge of Ebey’s Landing, families prayed and sang together. The pioneer settlers of Central Whidbey held the first service of the Coupeville Methodist Episcopal Church on April 24, 1853. The current congregation of the Coupeville United Methodist Church celebrated the 160th anniversary of their founding with a special service held April 28 in the historic church on North Main Street.
Colton Jackson Ashby, 8 pounds, 14 ounces, was born April 19. He is the son of Curtis Ashby and Taylor Little of Oak Harbor.
“Silencing shame and guilt” will be discussed during the Christian Science Reading Room audio chat 11 a.m. Tuesday April 19 at 11 a.m.
Whidbey Island Friends Meeting — also known as Quakers — holds its regular meeting for worship 4-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building.
I like simple things, like slathering homemade bread with butter moments after it has been pulled out of the oven. I also like stirring a pot of sourdough starter. While others may see a creamy yellow, bubbling concoction with a distinctive smell, I imagine pancakes and bread. I anticipate quiet conversations, pleasure, and heavenly life lessons.
A man who received a standing ovation from singer and former American Idol judge Paula Abdul will lead worship services at an Oak Harbor church later this month. Chris Sligh, a finalist from the sixth season of American Idol, will be at Life Church May 19.
My husband’s invitation to transplant trees and ferns on our property drew me outdoors this week for a dose of sunshine and conversation. We were most intent on finding seedlings, transplanted by the wind and the birds. But only when we slowed our pace and carefully searched under grown-up trees did we finally discover an abundance of infant grand firs.
Whidbey Island Friends Meeting — also known as Quakers — holds its regular meeting for worship 4-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. The church is located at 20103 State Highway 525 about two miles north of Freeland.
I’ve been thinking this week about walking very difficult paths and I recalled the moment, years ago now, when our daughter announced she wanted a horse more than anything in the world. The idea sounded wonderful and wholesome and well, kind of romantic to me. It also sounded way beyond me, for I am a countrified city girl. I also promised myself I’d be a flexible parent.
Gas costs 10 cents per gallon, but on the drive home from filling the tank, a car may be delayed by cows crossing the road. Lanterns were the mode of lighting, even after the introduction of electricity, since it wasn’t on 24 hours a day. Trucks with benches passed as school buses and bartering for gas, eggs and chickens took the place of using money.