Quiet Lights Candles Christmas Festival: Saturday is the last day for a holiday tour of the Convent of the Meeting of the Lord in Stanwood, where you can make your own beeswax candles or buy others made by Orthodox Christian nuns at this small convent. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The convent is located at 29206 64th Ave. NW. More info: 360-629-0285, www.quietlightcandles.com.
Christmas Wishes: Cards filled with Christmas wishes by the community will be dedicated Sunday at Arlington United Church, 338 N. McLeod Ave. The church had invited the community to share their 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. More info: 360-435-3259.
Christmas Caroling: 3 p.m. Sunday at the 92nd Street Church of Christ, 4226 92nd St., Marysville. Sing favorite carols a cappella and enjoy refreshments. More info: 360-653-2578.
Community prayer: A short community prayer gathering will be at 12:45 p.m. Dec. 30 and the last Sunday of each month at the Legion Memorial Park gazebo, 114 N. Olympic Ave., downtown Arlington. There will be prayer for families, young people, and against the use of illegal drugs, alcohol and violence. More info: Vicki Adams at 425-330-0585 or Kim Speed at 425-210-7573.
Cupcake Wars: Gospel Light, 2801 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett, will present "Cupcake Wars," a Christmas program, at 5 p.m. Dec. 30. Regular morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. with special music. More info: 425-870-3086.
Advent and cantata: First Presbyterian Church's fourth Sunday of Advent service, at 10 a.m. Sunday, 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. Sunday 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. Sunday. The church is at 1 W. Casino Road. More info: 425-353-2211.
Christmas service: 10 a.m. Sunday 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. Sunday. 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. Sunday for those experiencing grief and other personal pain. More info: 360-629-9555.
Christmas Eve, Arlington: 7 and 10 p.m. Monday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 615 E. Highland Drive.
Christmas Eve, Bothell: Candlelight service at 9 p.m. Monday 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 Monday. 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. Monday 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. Monday 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 Monday. 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. Monday at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave. More info: 425-339-3303 ext. 119.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Trinity Episcopal Church offers several services Monday. 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. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-252-1239.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 5 p.m. Monday at First Christian Reformed Church, 1429 McDougall Ave. More info: 425-252-7317.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 7 p.m. Monday 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. Monday at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. More info: 425-252-7224.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 7 p.m. candlelight service Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, 8401 Holly Drive. More info: 425-353-1852.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. candlelight services Monday 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 Monday 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 Monday 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. Monday 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. Monday 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. Monday 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 Monday at St. John Mission, 829 Third St.
Christmas Eve, Snohomish: 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist and creche, 11 p.m. midnight mass with choir, Monday 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. Monday 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. Monday 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. Tuesday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 21405 82nd Place W.
Christmas Day, Edmonds: 10 a.m. Tuesday 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 Tuesday at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 8517 Seventh Ave. SE.
Christmas Day, Everett: Festival service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church, 8401 Holly Drive. More info: 425-353-1852.
Christmas Day, Lynnwood: Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6511 176th St. SW. More info: 425-743-2929.
Christmas Day, Maltby: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th St. SE, Snohomish. More info: 360-668-7881.
Christmas Day, Marysville: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 4312 84th St. NE. More info: 360-659-1727.
Christmas Day, Mukilteo: Holyday Mass at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Mission, 829 Third St.
Christmas Day, Snohomish: 10 a.m. Tuesday 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.
New Year's Eve: Bethany Christian Assembly holds a special service to celebrate the New Year from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31. A family-friendly celebration follows until 1 a.m. The church is at 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. More info: 425-339-3303 ext. 119.
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: Dinners resume Jan. 2 and will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays thereafter 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.
Independent Bible Study: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Christian Science Reading Room, 1718 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-9182.
No Disabled Souls Ministry: Anyone with special needs is welcome at No Disabled Souls Ministry sessions 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month in Green Room off Henson Hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. The ministry focuses on art as a therapeutic tool. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Torah Studies: Chabad of Snohomish County hosts Torah Studies classes 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Torah Studies is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Classes run through Dec. 26 at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: www.jewishsnohomish.com or 425-640-2811.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a recovery group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to all. More info: 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.
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