Love in a Time of Fear

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:43 am by

This invi­ta­tion is shared with you from St. David’s Church…

Love in a Time of Fear: Rec­og­niz­ing Mus­lims as our Neighbors

The Reverend Terry Kyllo - Contributed photo

Mus­lims in the Unit­ed States have often been sub­ject to racism, xeno­pho­bia and scape­goat­ing behav­iors and atti­tudes. The human dig­ni­ty and human rights of Mus­lims are often not respected.

Since Decem­ber 2015, Love in a Time of Fear forums have drawn over 4,000 peo­ple to ques­tion, learn and affirm that – even in this time of fear – God is call­ing us to rec­og­nize our neigh­bors and work togeth­er for our mutu­al well-being. It is a cru­cial time for us to step for­ward and love our neigh­bors as we love ourselves.

The next event will be held on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19 at 1:00 PM at St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church at 780 Park St, Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250.  The pub­lic is warm­ly invit­ed to attend.

We are peo­ple of faith respect­ing our dif­fer­ences and cel­e­brat­ing our com­mon­al­i­ties and our com­mon human­i­ty. In this time of anx­i­ety and ten­sion we encour­age all peo­ple to:

  1. Seek out neigh­bor­ly rela­tion­ships with peo­ple of oth­er faith and/or non-faith traditions.
  2. Resist in our­selves and soci­ety exclu­sion­ist ide­olo­gies that con­tribute to the dehu­man­iza­tion of and vio­lence toward others.
  3. Work in the pub­lic are­na for the human rights of all people.

This forum, led by The Rev. Ter­ry Kyl­lo, is spon­sored by Saint David’s Epis­co­pal Church, The North­west Wash­ing­ton Syn­od of the Evan­gel­i­cal Luther­an Church in Amer­i­ca and The Epis­co­pal Dio­cese of Olympia.

Boxing Circuit Classes

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:43 am by

Look­ing for a new work­out? Boo­boo’s Box­ing offers the fol­low­ing cir­cuit classes:

Tues­days & Thurs­days: 6:00 am, 10:15 am and 5:30 pm
Mon­days, Tues­days, Wednes­days & Fri­days at 8:30 am

Call Boo­boo James at (360) 640‑4506 or Shan­non Miniken at (360) 317‑5225 for more info.

Class­es will be held at San Juan Fit­ness in the box­ing space — no gym mem­ber­ship required.

WaterWorks Open House

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:40 am by

Ruth Offen from Water­Works Gallery invites you to a hol­i­day open house…

Okay… so we’re almost there… ‘Tis the Season

Please join me on Fri­day, Novem­ber 17th to ush­er in the Hol­i­day sea­son. The gallery cel­e­brates from 4 ‑7 pm with Pros­ec­co and choco­lates. Let the shop­ping begin!

Lots of new works from the gallery’s jew­el­ers, painters and sculp­tors. Stop by and celebrate.

Gallery open Thurs­day — Saturday
Some­times on Wednesdays.

And yes, Fri­day night, Novem­ber 17th expe­ri­ence Two art events in Fri­day Har­bor… the open­ing of the IMA Artist reg­istry show and Water­works Gallery ‘Tis the Sea­son show.

Rotary Distributes Dictionaries

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:55 am by

Students with new dictionaries - Ted Strutz photo

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recent­ly vis­it­ed the Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School for its annu­al dis­tri­b­u­tion of dic­tio­nar­ies to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

Pic­tured are 4th grade stu­dents of Ms. Hull and Mrs. Raichlen.

Homes For Islanders Announces Future Plans

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:50 am by

Justin Roche, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Homes for Islanders, a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion, announced Homes for Islanders has pur­chased 16 lots in Fox­hall to secure them for self-help home­build­ing by 16 very low to low income indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies on San Juan Island. The con­struct­ed homes will range between 1,800 and 2,000 square feet and each house will be unique to Fox­hall, meet­ing the HOA’s CC&Rs. Appli­cants who qual­i­fy for the loans will own the land with­out any resale restriction.

Homes for Islanders is a pri­vate non-prof­it 501(c)(3) cor­po­ra­tion that runs a pro­gram called “Mutu­al Self-Help” fund­ed by the U.S. Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture (through Rur­al Devel­op­ment) to assist lim­it­ed income fam­i­lies inter­est­ed in build­ing their own homes. Homes for Islanders is cur­rent­ly plan­ning to begin con­struc­tion of the first eight (8) homes in May of 2018. Inter­est­ed par­ties should apply now. There are new, two-tier income lim­its that range up to $71,700 so please do not assume that you will not qual­i­fy with­out at least con­tact­ing us and talk­ing us through your situation.

Homes for Islanders ser­vices are free to their clients and include: Con­tin­ue Reading

The Chord of Longing

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:49 am by

Meet & Greet Author Event at Grif­fin Bay Bookstore
The Chord of Long­ing by Moth­er Felic­i­tas Curti

Islanders will have the good for­tune to meet Shaw Island’s ebul­lient Moth­er Felic­i­tas Cur­ti by vis­it­ing Grif­fin Bay Book­store on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 18, 2:00—4:00 pm when she presents her mem­oir, The Chord of Long­ing: My Life as Athe­ist, Marx­ist, Moth­er, Nun.

The Chord of Long­ing explores a musi­cal scholar’s search for mean­ing, love, and accep­tance though decades as a sin­gle moth­er, a Marx­ist, a musi­cian, and final­ly, a mem­ber of a monas­tic com­mu­ni­ty. In frank and hon­est lan­guage, Moth­er Felic­i­tas explains how the long search led her through extra­or­di­nary pain and dif­fi­cul­ty, pro­found ques­tion­ing, and final­ly toward ever­last­ing and per­fect love.

The title is based on a chord of yearning—the famous chord that begins Wagner’s opera, Tris­tan and Isol­de. Writes the author: “This chord’s dis­so­nance, this ten­sion, demands to be resolved.” It is the per­fect metaphor to describe her own quest for res­o­lu­tion, beau­ti­ful­ly described in this per­son­al tale of tribu­la­tion and tran­scen­dence. Con­tin­ue Reading

Dance For Charity

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:58 am by

Local Dance Per­for­mance to Ben­e­fit African Famine Aid

Please join Dance Work­shop 2 for their cul­mi­nat­ing per­for­mance of the new “Dance For Char­i­ty” pro­gram. This new 8 week pro­gram offers free bal­let train­ing to any­one will­ing to try! The “Dance For Char­i­ty” stu­dents will per­form along­side more advanced bal­let dancers Lydia Downs and Stephen Moore. The evening also includes two oth­er orig­i­nal con­tem­po­rary bal­let pieces, Bal­let Folk­lori­co Monar­ca, pro­fes­sion­al Turk­ish dancer Fer­ah Bakuy Uri, and island favorite singer Joe­ly Loucks will also perform.

Tick­ets will be avail­able at the door for $10 (chil­dren under the age of 5 are free!). 100% of pro­ceeds from this per­for­mance will go to World­Vi­sion, one of four major orga­ni­za­tions involved in the famine aid to East Africa. World Vision has already helped 1 mil­lion peo­ple and is cur­rent­ly work­ing towards help­ing anoth­er 2.7 mil­lion.  

Two per­for­mances:

  • Sat­ur­day, Nov. 18th 7:00PM
  • Sun­day, Nov. 19th 2:00PM

Shakespeare Rocks

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:57 am by

Shakespeare Rocks - Photo by Jan Bollwinkel-Smith

Play­ing with the Bard at SJCT

More than 80 islanders are hav­ing fun with music and Shake­speare, ready to share that excite­ment at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre, Thurs­day through Sun­day, Novem­ber 16–19.

The SJCT Fam­i­ly The­atre musi­cal pro­duc­tion of Steve Titford’s Shake­speare Rocks fea­tures a cast of 50 K‑6 graders and 10 adults/parents as well as a tech crew of more than 20, includ­ing many mid­dle schoolers.

The play cen­ters on Aubrey, The Rough Shake­speare Com­pa­ny’s pre­ten­tious direc­tor, who obtains what appears to be William Shake­speare’s lost diary. Along with Al, a down-to-earth assis­tant, the pair decide to embark on an exclu­sive adap­tion of the flam­boy­ant bard’s per­son­al journal.

“It’s very light­heart­ed and goofy,” said SJCT Fam­i­ly The­atre Youth and Pro­gram Direc­tor Pene­lope Haskew. “Both the kids and adults are hav­ing so much fun with it.” Con­tin­ue Reading