Neighbors in Need event: The rooftop of Lynnwood's Trinity Lutheran Church will be the site of an event by Neighbors in Need, a ministry of the church, this weekend. The event began at noon Friday and continues through 2 p.m. Sunday. The group is occupying the rooftop to raise awareness of poverty. The ministry works in partnership with United Way of Snohomish County, the Edmonds School District, the city of Lynnwood and other agencies and businesses. It provides a cold-weather shelter, Saturday morning free breakfasts, clothing, toiletries and other help. The church is at 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Call 425-778-2159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy Band Northwest Five Star Brass: A concert of patriotic music honoring U.S. military veterans and celebrating our freedoms is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Admission is free. 425-252-7660.
Jehovah's Witnesses convention: "Safeguard Your Heart" is the topic of a three-day Jehovah's Witnesses district convention beginning at 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Tacoma Dome. The convention is the first of a trio of three-day Jehovah's Witnesses events at the Tacoma Dome. The others are scheduled for Fridays through Sundays the following two weekends. Strengthening spirituality will be the focus of the programs, which include dramatic Bible readings, a play, and discussions. The aim is to enhance spiritual well-being, family life and happiness. The Puget Sound region's 175 Jehovah's Witnesses congregations support the events, which are free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.jw.org.
Freedom conference: "Freedom Through the Bible and the U.S. Constitution" is the topic of a two-day conference at Everett's Evergrace Fellowship Church. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 30 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 1. Speakers include: John K. Eichmann, of Grace Military Ministries, on the topic "Grace is the Origin of Personal Freedom." Jonathan Meyer, Lewis County prosecuting attorney, on the topic of the First Amendment and Second Amendment. Pastor Paul Schmidbleicher, of Seattle's Evergreen Baptist Church, on the topic "Bible Basis for Personal Freedom." And Dr. Hugh Crowder, of EvanTell ministry, on the topic "Salvation is Freedom." All events free and open to the public. The church is at 2810 Lombard Ave., Everett. For more information, call Mike Sams, 425-252-4961.
Riverside Ecclesia Festival: "Unity for His Community," a family event featuring a picnic, face painting and other activities, is scheduled for 12:30-5:30 p.m. June 30 at Jetty Island. Admission free, parking $3. Donation and volunteers welcome. 425-923-7975.
Unity topic: "The Universe Means Everything for Good" is the title of a lesson to be presented by the Rev. Bruce Milne, a guest speaker, at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Church of Positive Living. The talk will be about spiritual lessons Milne learned from a break-in at his home, including events following the robbery that brought new personal insights. An ordained Unity minister, Milne has a bachelor's degree in English education and a master's degree in international administration. The church is at 3231 Colby Ave., Everett. For more information, call 425-258-2244.
Community Worship Service: First Baptist Church of Everett hosts a Community Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month in the main worship center, 1616 Pacific Ave. Music provided by the Rev. John Sinkevitch. On July 20, First Baptist Church pastor Brian Harpell will speak. On Aug. 17, the guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Fred Prinzing. For more information, go to www.fbc-everett.org or call 425-259-9166.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a Christ-based recovery group at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Meetings open to all who need healing from hurts and habits. 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.
FREE MEALS, CLOTHES
Salt of the Earth Soup Kitchen: noon Tuesdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free sack lunches or hot meals served to the homeless, low-income seniors and families, and kids on the street. Volunteers, able to lift 50 pounds and use stairs, are needed to help cook, set up, serve and clean up. A box truck, the size of a U-Haul truck, is needed to pick up food for food banks. Contact Sandra, 425-355-1042.
The Open Table: Marysville United Methodist Church hosts a free community lunch 1 to 2:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month. Church is at 5600 64th St. NE, Marysville. To volunteer or donate, call 360-659-8521.
Annie's Community Kitchen: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Avenue W., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.
Everett First Covenant Church: Community dinners served 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Church is at 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-9191.
Dinner at the Bell: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-259-7139.
Dinner Bell Outreach: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-252-7224.
Sanctuary Care Ministries: Free clothing: 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sanctuary Ministries Church, 15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens. 360-386-9871.
Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. For more information, call 425-252-1429 or go to www.zionlutheranofeverett.com.
Community dinner at Northlake Christian Church: 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month at 19029 North Road, Bothell. 425-672-8044.
First Nazarene Church of Everett lunch: noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.
Faith Lutheran Church free community lunch: Noon to 1 p.m., social hour 1 to 2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month, Faith Lutheran, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. 425-353-4758.
Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Everett First Baptist, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
The Table free community dinner: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. 360-659-0445.
Loaves and Fishes free community supper: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
Salvation Army of Everett fellowship meals: 5:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Recovery meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays. 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-259-8129.
Snohomish community kitchen at St. John's: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 913 Second Ave. 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of every month, 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. 360-794-7749. Clothing donations accepted during open hours or by arrangement. Email SnoValleyClothing@yahoo.com.
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