Church and faith calendar


Gospel Light anniversary: Gospel Light Church in downtown Everett celebrates its 70th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Daniel Waldrop will speak, and pastors Newton Waldrop and Jared Waldrop will take part in the worship service, representing three generations. There will be a historical display and fellowship after the service. Church is at 2801 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

Old-time hymns: Pianist Phyllis Wickliff of Indiana will perform a free concert of traditional hymns at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave., Everett. Selections include “Amazing Grace,” “Sweet By and By,” “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” and many more. Offering will be taken.

Whidbey Vigil of Peace: Ninth annual Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. Karl Olsen, music minister at Whidbey’s Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the Brothers Four group, will sing folk hymns. Vigil will include biblical Scripture readings and Buddhist chanting. Other churches and groups involved in the vigil are Tahoma One Drop Zen Buddhist Monastery, Langley Methodist Church, St. Hubert’s Catholic Church, Whidbey Friends Worship Group (Quakers) and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island.

Advance Care Planning: St. Alban’s Episcopal church in Edmonds will host “Advance Care Planning” starting with a free 11:45 a.m. lunch Sunday. Program will cover planning for a health crisis and end-of-life care. Presenters are Susanne Kromberg, spiritual care manager at Swedish/Edmonds Hospital, and Julia Rouse, a clinical nurse educator. Program is 12:15-2 p.m. Church at 21405 82nd Place W., Edmonds.

Free film: Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church will host a showing of Drew Emery’s award-winning film “Inlaws &Outlaws,” which challenges stereotypes through stories of four couples, both gay and straight, at 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Free and open to all. Church is at 8109 224th SW, Edmonds.

Norwegian pancake breakfast: Ebenezer Lutheran Church will host a pancake breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 and third Saturday of each month at 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Cost is $5 per person; free for children under 4.

Interfaith shelter fundraiser: The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington will host its annual “Always a Time to Bloom” dinner event to support the Family Shelter at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Lynnwood’s Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Event includes a buffet dinner, dessert dash, silent auction and ways to support the shelter for homeless families. Tickets $25 per person; tables of eight $150. Register online at or call 425-252-6672.

Church hosts craft show: North Creek Presbyterian Church’s 24th annual holiday artisan craft show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct 25-26 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27 at 621 164th St. SE, Mill Creek. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospice in St. Petersburg, Russia. 425-745-1824.

Benefit concert: Men with Guitars Benefit Concert will be 8-10 p.m. Oct. 26 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. Bruce Baker, Ross Henderson, Peter Renhard, Eric Kaminetzky, Steven Cook, Ron Trachy and Wil Sederholm will play music made popular by the Byrds, The Beatles and other artists. Tickets at door, $15 for adults, $10 for teens, free for kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit church general fund.

Care Conference: Find help supporting loved ones with serious health issues at the 2012 Care Conference 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct 27 at Shoreline Community Church, 125 NE 85th St., Shoreline. Events free; Saturday lunch included. Topics include dementia, death and dying, care-giving, and the importance of a “family love letter” stating final wishes. Space limited. Register by Oct. 21 at content/article/57-resources/ 320-care-conference-2012.

Day of Recollection: “Faith” is the topic of a Day of Recollection to be presented by the Rev. James Zakowicz 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Carmelite Institute of Spirituality, 27008 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Suggested donation $10-$15. Bring sack lunch. 360-629-4032.

Community prayer: A short community prayer gathering will be held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 30 and last Sundays of each month at 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. Information: call Vicki Adams at 425-330-0585 or Kim Speed at 425-210-7573.

Meetings, services

Interfaith peace service: The Living Interfaith Church will offer prayers for peace, from diverse spiritual paths, during its 11 a.m. service Sunday in the Alderwood Middle School cafeteria, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Rev. Steven Greenebaum will consider the contradiction of people’s desire for peace as conflict continues, and pose the question “What can we do?” Potluck meal follows service. Information:

Torah Studies: Chabad of Snohomish County starts new season of Torah Studies classes 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday with “Mirror on the Wall: Why What You See in Others is a Reflection of Yourself.” Torah Studies is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Eleven classes run through Dec. 26 at 19626 76th Ave. W., Lynnwood. For schedule and details: or call 425-640-2811.

Grief program: Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Marysville offers a GriefShare support group, open to public, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. The GriefShare program is open to all. There will also be a Surviving the Holidays session 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 17. Register for GriefShare by calling 360-659-7777. Church is at 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville.

Unity how-to series: Everett’s Unity Center for Positive Living has scheduled a series covering practical spirituality. Unity minister Juan Enrique Toro will cover the following topics at 10 a.m. Sundays: Oct. 14, How to Care for Your Soul; Oct. 21, How to Deal With Difficult People; Oct. 28, How to Enjoy Life. Church is at 3231 Colby Ave. 425-258-2244.

Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a recovery group at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Meetings open to all. 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.


Sanctuary Ministries: provides gently used clothes 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday in its Care Center at 15533 75th St. NE, between Lake Stevens and Granite Falls. 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 every 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. Contact Sandra, 425-355-1042.

The Open Table: Marysville United Methodist Church hosts a free community lunch 1-2:30 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: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Avenue W., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.

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.-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. Information: 425-252-1429 or

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-1 p.m., social hour 1-2 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: 4-6 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: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 913 Second Ave. 360-568-4622.

Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 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

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