Presbyterian Women - We meet the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 am for Bible study. Additional get-togethers are scheduled to work on our annual boutique and mission projects.
Presbyterian Men: The men’s breakfast and Bible study meets every Thursday morning from 8:00-9:30 am. Breakfast is served at 8:00, followed by the study and prayer. In addition to an enjoyable time of conversation and learning together, this fellowship also supports mission efforts locally and internationally.
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Prayer Chain: There is an active prayer chain available for those needing prayer for healing, comfort or any other need. For more information please email the prayer chain coordinator at email@example.com.
Deacons: A Ministry of Care and Compassion In our PCUSA constitution it affirms that, “ The ministry of a Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures or anyone in distress.” They are the leaders in congregational care, together with the pastor. The deacons also provide an important communication link with those in their parish. Through the deacons fund, the Blue House Ministry provides financial assistance for a myriad of needs as well as food vouchers for those needy adults in our community. Also through the deacons fund, our Friday Food Pack Program is now successfully assisting needy teens at both the high schools as well as both the middle schools here in Oak Harbor. This program provides supplemental food to help these young people through the weekend. If you'd like more information, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a team of adults who simply love working with youth. We are an energetic group. While we love growing and learning, we feel it should be fun and thoughtful at the same time. We are a group of quirky people learning about who God is and seeking to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
Our Youth Group meets each Wednesday from 5:45-7:30 pm, eating dinner and fellowshipping before a more structured time together. We welcome youth grades 7-12 and would love to have you join us!
In addition to the regular Wednesday gatherings, a variety of events are also scheduled: mentorship, photo scavenger hunts, mission trips, shaving cream fights, pumpkin carving with random twists, fairy dust adventures, etc. You just never know what might happen! Join us on Facebook: Whidbey Pres. Church Youth Group
CHILDREN'S ENRICHMENT TIME (CET)
will take place with preschoolers through 1st graders and 2nd through 5th graders during the 9:00 worship service. This is an alternative and imaginative approach to Christian Education. The curriculum is written in conjunction with the scripture the congregation is using in worship that day. Children are in worship the entire service with the exception of the sermon when they leave the sanctuary to explore the passage at their level. The exception to this timing is Communion Sunday, when the children will remain during the entire service, and also on a 5th Sunday, when there will be only one service and the children will again remain in the sanctuary during the whole service. We follow a Montessori format.
We encourage a community where children are free to wonder, explore possibilities and learn more about themselves in relation to others and God. Through various learning styles and activities, we seek to promote sensitivity and respect for the stories and objects of the Christian faith, but also meaningful interactions with Scripture. Time is set aside for reflection and response. We attempt to create a safe space where children can explore their ideas more deeply and invite the Spirit to enliven our interactions with the passage.
With the whole congregation studying the same texts, we encourage dialogue between the ages so that our worship might be enhanced by one another’s participation in the story of God.
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