Mardi Gras: Edmonds Lutheran Church hosts “Mardi Gras Sunday” with a special service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday that features the Uptown, Lowdown, Dixieland Jazz ensemble playing traditional New Orleans-style jazz as well as accompanying familiar hymns. A “Fat Tuesday” pancake breakfast runs before and after the service, 9:30 a.m.-noon.
Men’s retreat: The Men’s Advance, an all-ages retreat for Christian men, is set for March 7-9 at Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Drive in Stanwood. Speaker Dennis Swanberg headlines the “ManCode” event, sponsored by HUGE Men of God. Find rates and register at www.warmbeach.com. More info: 360-652-7575.
World Day of Prayer: A worship service and program of events celebrating the World Day of Prayer will be held at 9:30 a.m. March 8 at Arlington United Church, 338 N. McLeod Ave. This year’s international program was written by congregations in Egypt and include a history of Christianity in Egypt up to the Arab Spring uprising. The service and program are open to all. More info: 360-435-3259.
Comedy night: A free family-friendly comedy night with comedian and author Dennis Swanberg is set for 5 p.m. March 9 at The Grove Church, 4705 Grove St., Marysville. Special recognition will be given to military men and women and their families. Nonperishable food donations are requested for Seeds of Grace. More info: www.hugemenofgod.org.
Women’s lunch: The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon, on the theme of “Changes,” is set for 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $22 and reservations are required by March 10. Quick and easy body care and beauty tips, music and a speaker. More info: Connie, 425-774-4571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague presents the lesson, “Who Do You Hang With?,” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. “How picky are you about who you spend time with?” More info: 425-258-2244.
Unity Lynnwood: “Lent 2014” is presented by Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held on Sunday with the question, “What block must I relinquish for the natural and easy demonstration of God’s Good?” The church has two services, at 9 and 11 a.m., and meets at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
‘Covenantal Knowing’: Ester Lightcap Meek, a professor of philosophy at Geneva College, will be preaching and teaching March 9 at First Presbyterian Church, 2934 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Her sermon at 10 a.m. is titled “A Woman, a Jar of Perfume, and a World Coming to Be Known.” Meek also will lead the 11:30 a.m. Sunday school class, “What is Covenantal Knowing?” More info: 425-259-7139.
Confirmation: Tom Curran presents on “Confirmation: Graduation or Elevation?” at 7 p.m. March 12 at Immaculate Conception/ Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s Hensen Hall, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. Confirmation is not the end of religious formation but instead means “taking your game to the next level.” More info: Beth Rosales, 425-349-7014 or email@example.com.
Kabbalah: Chabad Jewish Center in Lynnwood offers “Soul Maps,” a class series that focuses on the wisdom of the Kabbalah. The six-part series will be held 7:15-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, March 4 to April 8. Cost is $10 per session or $60 for the whole series ($100 for couples). A workbook is $15, or free with six-week sign-up. To register, go to www.jewishsnohomish.com.
Celebrate Recovery: A Celebrate Recovery support group will begin meeting at 7 p.m. March 7 at Life Church Northwest, 18025 Highway 99 in Lynnwood. “Dealing with addictions, hurts, hang-ups and bad habits? Replace these negatives in your life with peace, joy and confidence.” Church attendance is not required. More info: www.lifechurchnw.com.
Meditation: Teachings and guided meditations in practical Buddhist methods for happiness will be held 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays at Firewheel Community Coffeehouse, 2727 Colby Ave., Everett. Drop-ins welcome. Cost is $10, $5 for seniors and students. Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center in Seattle. More info: 206-526-9565.
Journey with Jesus: Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help offers “Growing Together in Faith Through the Catechism” classes 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in Hensen Hall, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. Each meeting stands on its own. More info: 425-349-7014.
Torah studies: A weekly Torah class is held 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Torah is divided into 54 portions, and one portion is studied each week. No experience necessary. Chabad of Snohomish County is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: 425-640-2811, jewishsnohomish.com.
River of Life: Free classes are offered at River of Life Community Church, 5218 S. Second Ave., Everett. A personal finance class, “War on Debt,” is held 12-1 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month. Community garden planning sessions are at 1 p.m. the first and third Saturdays. Other classes also are available. The classes are free, but donations to the church food bank are encouraged.
GriefShare, Marysville: Mountain View Presbyterian Church hosts the support group 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 22. Registration is recommended. The 14-week series helps individuals cope with the death of someone close. Workbooks are $15. Mountain View is at 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7777, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
GriefShare, Everett: Northshore Christian Church, 5700 23rd Drive W. in Everett, hosts this support group Tuesdays through April 14. Sessions are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care available at evening session with RSVP. More info: 425-407-1119.
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. More info: 360-659-7777 or Katie at 360-653-0167.
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. Class is held in Hensen Hall’s Green Room at 2619 Cedar St., Everett. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Clothing, Clearview: A free clothing bank with clothing for men, women and children is open 10 a.m.-noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Clearview Gospel Hall, 17826 180th St. SE, Snohomish. More info: Dawn, 360-668-0836.
Clothing, Lake Stevens: 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.
Clothing, Marysville: Kloz 4 Kidz is 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. The ministry seeks donations of winter coats and food.
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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