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Events
Snow Day: Gold Creek Church transforms its Mill Creek campus (4326 148th St. SE) into a winter wonderland, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today for its annual Snow Day event. The community is invited to bundle up, bring snow gear, and hit the sledding slopes, as well as participate in many other holiday activities. Free admission. Bring a donation for the food bank or a toy for the church's giving tree. Concessions available for purchase. More info: www.goldcreek.org.
Quiet Light Christmas festival: Quiet Light Candles at Convent of the Meeting of the Lord holds its annual festival noon-7 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 21. Large gift selection, home-baked cookies, candle-pouring tours, and honey tasting. Also see the small Bethlehem Nativity Cave, a custom based on the ancient tradition that Christ was born in a cave. The convent is at 29206 64th Ave. NW, Stanwood. More info: www.quietlightcandles.com.
Living Nativity: Come follow the star at a Walk-thru Living Nativity, 6:30-8 p.m. today at Cedarhome Adventist Church, 28505 68th Ave. NW in Stanwood. The walk takes 15 to 20 minutes, with cookies and hot drinks at the end. More info: 360-629-2441.
Christmas concert: The Jubilee Christmas Tour comes to Bothell for a concert at 6 p.m. today, at Cedar Park Assembly of God, 16300 112th Ave. NE. The concert features The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. Reserve tickets ($20-$30) online at www.imcconcerts.com, or by phone at 800-965-9324.
Christmas concert: Village Voices from the East County Senior Center will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Congregational Church of Maltby, 21111 86th Ave. SE, Snohomish. More info: 360-668-6011.
Women's luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women's Connection luncheon will have a Christmas theme and start at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Carol sing-a-long with music guest Bernie Sutton. Speaker Brenda Peterson will share "Remember: We Have Hope." Cost is $22. Donations for Matthew House children also will be gathered. Reservations due Monday. More info: Connie at 425-774-4571 or millcreekcwc@yahoo.com.
Theater production: Taproot Theatre brings its production of "The Innkeeper's Christmas" to Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish. The show is at 7 p.m. Dec. 11. The church is at 329 Avenue A. This performance re-frames the first Christmas, drawing laughter and insight from the unexpected ways God alters expectations. A freewill offering will be taken. A soup supper precedes the show at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall next door. More info: 360-568-2700.
Nativity Festival: Hundreds of nativities from around the world, a live nativity scene and live musical performances mark the Arlington Festival of the Nativities, running 6-9 p.m. Dec. 12-13 and 3-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15. The non-denominational event is hosted at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 17222 43rd Ave. NE, Arlington. Admission is free. More info: www.arlingtonnativityfestival.org.
Holiday party: Families are invited to celebrate the holidays at a free Children's Party, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Greater Trinity Baptist Church, 11229 4th Ave. W., Everett. Highlighting the events is a puppet show featuring George, the 8-foot puppet star of Giraffe and Staff Puppet Company. There also will be holiday songs, refreshments, and finger puppet-making for the children after the show. For ages 1-10. More info: 425-923-4190.
Christmas Festival of Song: The Boeing Employees Choir performs at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church, 1210 132nd St, SE, Mill Creek. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the church. More info: 425-338-7845.
Services
Living Interfaith: "Keeping You Down: Life in a Zero Sum World" is the topic of the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. We are constantly bombarded with why we must focus on and "fix" ourselves and "get yours before someone else does." But who profits from this? Not us. The church meets at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: www.livinginterfaith.org.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague speaks on "Peace, a Possibility in Your Lifetime" at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. "Peace" is a verb. More info: 425-258-2244.
Unity Lynnwood: Spiritual Director R. Loren Held explores the gifts of "The Wise Men" in our lives at 10 a.m. Sunday. The message is part of a series on the "Archetypes of Christmas" and how they relate to us today. The church meets at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
Meetings, classes
Workshop: "Balancing Giving and Receiving" will teach spiritual techniques to help create balance in relationships at home, work and play, 1-3 p.m. Sunday at CDM Spiritual Teaching Center, 2402 Summit Ave., Everett. Update your concepts of giving and receiving. Cost is $50 donation. More info: 425-258-1449.
Torah studies: "Parenting with Precision: Three Insights into Tailored Education" is the topic of the next class in this series held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $10 per class. Chabad of Snohomish County is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: 425-640-2811, jewishsnohomish.com.
GriefShare, Marysville: Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, hosts the support group 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Jan. 16. Workbooks for the 14-session series are $15. Registration is recommended. More info: 360-659-7777.
GriefShare, Snohomish: Cross View Church hosts the support group 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in its library at 604 Ave. C E., Snohomish. Cost is $20. Scholarships available. To register or for more information, call 360-568-5886.
Sharing the Caring: Spiritual support group meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. Spiritual support for families caring for disabled loved ones at home. A safe place where people can share their frustrations freely without judgment and receive encouragement and support. More info: 360-659-7777 or Katie at 360-653-0167.
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.
Independent Bible Study: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Christian Science Reading Room, 1718 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-9182.
Christian businessmen: The Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America Everett chapter meets from 6-8 a.m. Wednesdays in the cafe at the Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St. More info: Tony, 206-948-7318.
Arts and crafts: Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Health holds a No Disabled Souls art class, 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The class is designed for people with disabilities, but anyone is welcome and encouraged to join. The arts and crafts social hour will be held in Hensen Hall's Green Room at 2619 Cedar St., Everett. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Music classes: First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish offers a community outreach program called Kaleidoscope Academy with private and group music classes in various instruments. More info: www.kaleidoscope123.org.
Meals, clothing
Single moms: Life House is a new Christian ministry in Arlington that serves single pregnant women and single moms, particularly the homeless and displaced. The group offers housing, classes, support groups and more. The ministry seeks donations of baby supplies, as well as mentors, child care volunteers and help with fundraising. More info: 360-548-3177, www.lifehousewa.org.
Sanctuary Ministries: Provides gently used clothes from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays in its Care Center at 15533 75th St. NE, between Lake Stevens and Granite Falls. Limit two bags per visit. Donations of clothing, bedding and shoes welcome. More info: 360-386-9871.
Kloz 4 Kidz: A free clothing resource center for kids in north Snohomish County. Open three days a week. Located behind Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th St. NE. Call for an appointment: 360-658-1021.
Loaves and Fishes: A free community supper is offered 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
Community kitchen: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. John's, 913 Second Ave., Snohomish. More info: 360-568-4622.
The Table: A community dinner at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. More info: 360-659-0445.
Community meals: 5-6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Free warm clothing also available. A representative from Molina Healthcare will discuss health care coverage issues if needed. All are invited. The ministry also seeks donations of warm jackets, sweaters and socks, as well as volunteers.
The Cove: A free breakfast and take-out lunch, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at First Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-9191.
Meals, clothes, dental: Gold Creek Community Church provides a free hot meal and sack lunches, 5-6 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Clothes available some days. Qualified people can sign up for free urgent dental care from a dental van that comes monthly. Ask Jessica for details and how to sign up.
Salt of the Earth: Soup kitchen is open at 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. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
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.

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