Day of Recollection: The Rev. Paul Koenig will present a message, "Emmanuel: 'God With Us,'" from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Carmelite Institute of Spirituality, 27008 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Suggested donation is $15 to $20. Bring a sack lunch. Coffee and tea provided. More info: 360-629-4032.
Holiday Food Baskets: Help Advent Lutheran Church in Mill Creek fill more than 600 grocery bags with traditional holiday food items and other essentials for 200 needy families. The assembly line starts at 8:30 a.m. today. The church is located at 4306 132nd St. SE. More info: 425-337-5373, www.adventlutheran.net.
Christmas concert: The Boeing Employees Choir presents holiday classics for all ages at 7 p.m. today at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church, 1210 132nd St. SW, Mill Creek. No admission charge; freewill offering. More info: 425-338-7845.
Cantata, Lake Stevens: The combined choirs of Holy Cross and Ebenezer Lutheran churches of Lake Stevens present "I Hear the Prophet Callin'" by Pepper Choplin at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Ebenezer Lutheran, 2111 117th Ave. NE. The following Sunday, Dec. 23, the performance will be at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 9613 20th St. SE. More info: 425-334-2677.
The Christmas Rose: The Our Saviour's Lutheran Church choir, under the direction of Laurie Breon, will present this Christmas concert during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The church is at 615 E. Highland Drive in Arlington.
Cantata, Marysville: St. Philip's Episcopal Church of Marysville hosts the choir of St. Hilda-St. Patrick as it performs "The Night of the Father's Love," a cantata by Pepper Choplin at 4 p.m. Sunday. A soup and bread meal follows in the fellowship hall. The church is at 4312 84th St. NE. More info: www.saint-philips.org.
Christmas Wishes: Arlington United Church, 338 N. McLeod Ave., invites the community to share their Christmas wishes for a better place or a special joy on provided waterproof greeting cards and then tie them to a decorated fence south of the sanctuary. Cards will be available throughout December. The public is welcome to read and enjoy the cards. Then, on Dec. 23, the cards will be taken down and brought to the altar and dedicated by Deena Jones, pastor. More info: 360-435-3259.
Food drive: The Christian Science Church, 1718 Broadway in Everett, is sponsoring a food drive through Monday to benefit Volunteers of America Food Bank. Bring donations to the church. More info: 425-252-9182.
Quiet Lights Candles Christmas Festival: Tour the Convent of the Meeting of the Lord in Stanwood, make your own beeswax candles or buy others made by Orthodox Christian nuns at this small convent. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Fridays, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 22. Call the convent to arrange a weekday visit. The convent is located at 29206 64th Ave. NW. More info: 360-629-0285, www.quietlightcandles.com.
Unity Birth: Unity in Lynnwood hosts this event that starts at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21 with a live, streaming broadcast and then moves into a 24-hour silent meditation at noon with toning bowls and guided meditation to enter the Silence. The Silence will end with a Native American drumming circle and dedication to the Awakened World and the Birth of the Universal Human at 11 a.m. Dec. 22. Unity in Lynnwood is at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
Christmas Caroling: 3 p.m. Dec. 23 at the 92nd Street Church of Christ, 4226 92nd St., Marysville. Sing favorite carols a cappella and enjoy refreshments. More info: 360-653-2578.
Christmas Pageantry and Family Service: 10 a.m. Sunday at Ananda Meditation Temple, 23305 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. A celebration of the birth of Jesus and the promise of our own immortality in the universal Christ consciousness of the soul. Pageant for children of all ages, followed by a Christmas party. More info: 425-806-3700.
Interfaith service: Living Interfaith's last service of the year, "Reflecting on Jesus," will be at 11 a.m. Sunday in the cafeteria at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Guest speakers, Catholic and Protestant, will share how they view Jesus (what the coming of the baby and the Christ means to them) and how it influences their lives. There also will be Christmas carols. Non-perishable contributions for the food bank are always encouraged. More info: www.livinginterfaith.org.
Advent services: Grace Lutheran Church hosts advent services Wednesdays in December through Dec. 19. Dinner is ready at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. The church is at 8401 Holly Drive, Everett. More info: 425-353-1852 or www.grace-everett.com.
Service of Light: On the longest night of the year, in the season of long dark nights, this quiet meditative service will offer a place to share our hurting places with God. The service, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, will be held in the chapel at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds.
Blue Eucharist: A Christmas worship service that is quietly reflective, with the opportunity for those who attend to formally remember those they have lost and who may choose to also receive the sacrament of healing (anointing), in addition to communion. The service, at 7 p.m. Dec. 21, will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-4129.
Longest Night Service: A special evening service on the longest night of the year geared at those who struggle with the holidays because of grief, job loss and other concerns will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church, 1210 132nd St. SE in Mill Creek. There will be songs, candlelight, prayers and handmade prayer shawls. All are welcome. More info: 425-338-7845.
Advent and cantata: First Presbyterian Church's fourth Sunday of Advent service, at 10 a.m. Dec. 23, includes the Chancel Choir singing a Christmas cantata by Joel Raney, "The Promise of Light." The church is at 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-7139.
"Unlearning Christmas": Special message at regular service times, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Dec. 23 at Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Road, Snohomish. Also at 10:45 a.m. at the church's Lake Stevens campus, held at Highland Elementary School, 3220 113th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. More info: 425-334-9181.
Christmas drama: South Everett Community Church presents "Mary Did You Know," a program of music and drama, at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23. The church is at 1 W. Casino Road. More info: 425-353-2211.
Christmas service: 10 a.m. Dec. 23 at Port Gardner Community Church, which meets in the cafeteria at Sequoia High School, 3516 Rucker Ave., Everett. Christmas story, carols and kids activities. More info: 425-314-1410.
Christmas service: Ananda Meditation Temple celebrates Christmas and the awakening of the universal Christ in our own souls at 10 a.m. Dec. 23. Service includes a crèche scene. Separate activities for children will be provided. Ananda is at 23305 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. More info: 425-806-3700.
Blue Christmas: Stanwood United Methodist Church holds its annual Blue Christmas worship service at 7 p.m. Dec. 23 for those experiencing grief and other personal pain. More info: 360-629-9555.
Christmas Eve, Arlington: 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 615 E. Highland Drive.
Christmas Eve, Bothell: Candlelight service at 9 p.m. Dec. 24 at Ananda Meditation Temple, 23305 Bothell-Everett Highway. This Festival of Light brings out the sacredness and inwardness of our soul's eternal longing for peace. More info: 425-806-3700.
Christmas Eve, Camano Island: St. Aidan Episcopal Church offers several services Dec. 24. A family carol service is at 5 p.m.; a family service with pageant and Holy Eucharist is at 5:30 p.m.; festal carols at 9 p.m.; and festal with Holy Eucharist at 9:30 p.m. The church is at 1318 Highway 532. More info: 360-629-3969.
Christmas Eve, Edmonds: Caroling, communion and candlelight starting at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 21405 82nd Place W.
Christmas Eve, Edmonds: Family service with Holy Eucharist at 4:30 p.m. and festal choral with Holy Eucharist at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. Hilda & St. Patrick Episcopal Church, 15224 52nd Ave. W. More info: 425-743-4655.
Christmas Eve, Edmonds: Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., hosts several services Dec. 24. A family-friendly service at 5 p.m.; traditional candlelight services at 7 and 9 p.m.; and a contemplative service at 11 p.m. that includes communion. More info: 425-778-2119.
Christmas Eve, Everett: "Candles, Carols and Communion" at 3:30 and 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave. More info: 425-339-3303 ext. 119.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Trinity Episcopal Church offers several services Dec. 24. A family service with pageant and Holy Eucharist is at 5 p.m.; anthems and carols at 10:30 p.m.; choral communion at 11 p.m. Incense is used at the 11 p.m. service. The church is at 2301 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-252-4129.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Candlelight services at 5:30 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-252-1239.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at First Christian Reformed Church, 1429 McDougall Ave. More info: 425-252-7317.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 7 p.m. Dec. 24 vigil Mass as well as a midnight Mass preceded at 11:15 p.m. by music and readings at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 8517 Seventh Ave. SE.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. More info: 425-252-7224.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 7 p.m. candlelight service Dec. 24 at Grace Lutheran Church, 8401 Holly Drive. More info: 425-353-1852.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. candlelight services Dec. 24 at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. Childcare provided at 7 p.m. service. Communion offered at 11 p.m. service. More info: 425-259-7139.
Christmas Eve, Lynnwood: 5 p.m. children's Mass, and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Masses Dec. 24 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6511 176th St. SW. More info: 425-743-2929.
Christmas Eve, Maltby: 5 p.m. family service and 7 p.m. candlelight service Dec. 24 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th St. SE, Snohomish. More info: 360-668-7881.
Christmas Eve, Marysville: Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m., hymn sing at 9:15 p.m. and Holy Eucharist at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 4312 84th St. NE. More info: 360-659-1727.
Christmas Eve, Mill Creek: Candlelight services at 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24 at Advent Lutheran Church, 4306 132nd St. SE. More info: 425-337-5373.
Christmas Eve, Monroe: Family festival Eucharist with carols and children's pageant, 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 331 S. Lewis St. More info: 360-794-4816.
Christmas Eve, Mukilteo: 9 p.m. vigil Mass preceded at 8:30 p.m. by carol singing at St. John Mission, 829 Third St.
Christmas Eve, Snohomish: 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist and creche, 11 p.m. midnight mass with choir, Dec. 24 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 913 Second St. More info: 360-568-4622.
Christmas Eve, Snohomish: Family-friendly identical services at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Road. More info: 425-334-9181.
Christmas Eve, Stanwood: Family-friendly candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. and traditional candlelight service at 10 p.m. Dec. 24 at Stanwood United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Drive NW. Special music by the Chancel and hand bell choirs.
Christmas Day, Edmonds: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 21405 82nd Place W.
Christmas Day, Edmonds: 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. Hilda & St. Patrick Episcopal Church, 15224 52nd Ave. W. More info: 425-743-4655.
Christmas Day, Everett: Holyday Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon Dec. 25 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 8517 Seventh Ave. SE.
Christmas Day, Everett: Festival service at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25 at Grace Lutheran Church, 8401 Holly Drive. More info: 425-353-1852.
Christmas Day, Lynnwood: Mass at 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6511 176th St. SW. More info: 425-743-2929.
Christmas Day, Maltby: 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th St. SE, Snohomish. More info: 360-668-7881.
Christmas Day, Marysville: 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 4312 84th St. NE. More info: 360-659-1727.
Christmas Day, Mukilteo: Holyday Mass at 9 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. John Mission, 829 Third St.
Christmas Day, Snohomish: 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 913 Second St. More info: 360-568-4622.
Christmas service: 10 a.m. Dec. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Ave., Everett, with carols and the Christmas story. More info: 425-252-1239.
Free meals, clothing
Sanctuary Ministries: provides gently used clothes 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays in its Care Center at 15533 75th St. NE, between Lake Stevens and Granite Falls. More info: 360-386-9871.
Meals in Everett: Gold Creek Community Church hosts a free hot meal and provides sack lunches, 5-6 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month in the parking lot of Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Clothes available some days.
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 needed to help cook, set up, serve and clean up. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Annie's Community Kitchen: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.
Dinner at the Bell: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-7139.
Dinner Bell Outreach: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-7224.
Sanctuary Care Ministries: Free clothing available 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sanctuary Ministries Church, 15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens. More info: 360-386-9871.
Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-1429 or www.zionlutheranofeverett.com.
Community dinner at Northlake Christian Church: 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at 19029 North Road, Bothell. More info: 425-672-8044.
First Nazarene Church of Everett lunch: Noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.
Faith Lutheran Church free community lunch: Noon-1 p.m., social hour 1-2 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Faith Lutheran is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett. More info: 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 at Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. More info: 360-659-0445.
Loaves and Fishes free community supper: 4-6 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 and Thursdays. Recovery meetings held at 6 p.m. Mondays. The Salvation Army is at 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-8129.
Snohomish community kitchen at St. John's: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the church at 913 Second Ave. More info: 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. More info: 360-794-7749. Clothing donations accepted during open hours or by arrangement. Email SnoValleyClothing@yahoo.com.
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