Witness convention: Local Jehovah’s Witnesses will head to Husky Stadium in Seattle for their annual three-day convention, “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom,” starting Friday, July 4. All are welcome. Admission is free. More info: Gary A. Coleman at 425-737-7989.
For the kids
VBS, Lake Stevens: Ebenezer Lutheran Church holds a vacation Bible school program 8:50 a.m.-noon Monday and 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday through Friday for children who just completed preschool through fifth grade. Cost is $10, $25 maximum per family. Students who just finished sixth through eighth grades are invited to register for free to assist with skits and music. Space is limited and registration is required. The church is at 2111 117th Ave. NE. More info: www.ebenezerlakestevens.org, 425-334-0421.
VBS, Everett: An “Abundant Life Garden Project” vacation Bible school program will be held 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday at Everett Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. Ages 3-11. Cot is $30 for all five days; second child discounted; four-day option as well. More info: 425-252-4129.
VBS, Everett: A “God is so Good” vacation Bible school program will be held 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Blvd. Ages 4 to fifth grade. Cost is $30. Youth Servant Camp for incoming sixth- through 12th-graders runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost is $40. Free lunches through Everett School District’s Summer Feeding Program. More info: www.oslc-everett.org.
VBS, Everett: A “You’ll Go Bananas for SonTreasure Island” vacation Bible school program will be held 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Ave. For students entering preschool through fifth grade. Free. More info: 425-252-1239, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.trinitylutheraneverett.com.
Warm Beach camps: A variety of summer camp options for students in kindergarten through high school. Camps start as early as Monday and continue through the week of Aug. 17. For prices and more information, visit www.warmbeach.com or call 800-228-6724.
Spirit Songs: Three local church choirs wrap up a series of “Spirit Song” services of praise with gospel and spiritual music. The last service is set for 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (5511 64th St. SE, Snohomish).
Living Interfaith: The church celebrates its fourth year and honors the sacred Islamic month of Ramadan at its next service, 11 a.m. Sunday at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: www.livinginterfaith.org.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague presents the sermon, “Unlimited Forgiveness,” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
Unity Lynnwood: Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held’s series exploring the spirituality of “Unsung Heroes” continues Sunday with the focus on Teilhard de Chardin, Jesuit priest and French philosopher. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m.at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
Aura class: Tonya Swan leads a workshop on auras and what their colors mean, 1 p.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. Suggested love offering of $20. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
Homosexuality: Edmonds Lutheran Church’s Open Door Ministries presents “Stories and Stereotypes,” the third in a three-part adult forum at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Open Door works to support the LGBT community and their loved ones and to create awareness in the church and community about human sexuality and faith. The church is at 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: 425-744-8090.
Apologetics Forum: The next meeting of the Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County will be held 7 p.m. Friday at Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St. NE, Arlington. Heinz Lycklama, co-founder of the Apologetics Forum, will speak on “Answering the New Atheists.” Refreshments, books and DVDs at the meeting. More info: apologeticsforum.org.
Demonstration: A spiritual abilities demonstration will be held 1-2 p.m. next Saturday at CDM Spiritual Center, 2402 Summit Ave., Everett. Learn how your spiritual gifts can work for you. A psychic reader will be available for questions. By donation. More info: 425-258-1449, email@example.com.
Meditation: Teachings and guided meditations in practical Buddhist methods for happiness will be held 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 311 of the Everett Market Place Building, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Drop-ins welcome. Cost is $10, $5 for seniors, students and the unemployed. 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 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 11. Registration is recommended. Mountain View is located at 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7777, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mtvpc.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.
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 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, Faith Lutheran: 5-6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett.
The Cove: A free breakfast and take-out lunch, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at First Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. June 11 is the last meal before a summer break. 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.
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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