Missions raffle: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church of Startup is selling $1 raffle tickets for a large doll house; proceeds benefit missions programs. The next event at which to buy raffle tickets is at the Sultan Shindig, which continues today and Sunday. The three-story, 18th-century-style doll house features a shake-covered roof and turret, operational windows and doors, and Victorian furniture. Tickets also are sold at local businesses. More info: Iris, 360-793-0534.
Yard sale: New Heart Place is holding a Giant Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 17 ($5 entrance fee per family from 9 a.m. to noon), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 18 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19 in the parking lot and gym at Westgate Chapel South, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds. New Heart Place is a residential recovery program for men dealing with addictions. More info: 425-775-2776.
Garage sale: Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish holds a huge garage sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18-19 at 330 Union Ave. All proceeds go toward purchasing yarn for chemotherapy caps and for maintenance of a van that is used for community services.
Summer choir: Lutheran Choral Association of Snohomish County, an ecumenical summer choir, invites singers of all denominations to join in singing praises to God, 7-9 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 1 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Meadow Way, Everett. In early September, the choir will present a concert at an area church. Register at lutheranchoralsnoco.org. More info: Jean DeWitt at 425-357-0605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR THE KIDS
VBS, Snohomish: Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish holds “Gangway to Galilee,” a free vacation Bible school program for ages 4 to incoming eighth-graders, 9 a.m.-noon July 21-25 at 331 Union Ave. Register online at zionsnohomish.360unite.com.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague presents the sermon, “Inside Spiritual Paradox,” 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: In “The Biology of Belief II” on Sunday, Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held continues to explore the research behind “Change your thinking, change your life.” Services are at 9 and 11 a.m.at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
Muslims join parade: A team of more than 40 Bothell-area Muslims took part in the 2014 Bothell 4th of July Parade. The Muslim team carried banners, U.S. flags, and included families with young children, activists, U.S. military veterans, doctors, nurses and community leaders. Many participants wore T-shirts with U.S. flags and handed out candy to parade watchers. “We want our neighbors to learn more about their Muslim neighbors,” said Syed G. Mustafa, a Bothell resident and organizer of the Muslim contingent. “We are productive members of society and proud Americans.”
Meditation: Teachings and guided meditations in practical Buddhist methods for happiness are held 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 311 of the Everett Public Market Building, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Enter through Sno-Isle Food Co-op. Drop-ins welcome. Requested donation 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, email@example.com 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.
Friday Night Outreach: Hot meals, sandwiches, fruit, clothes and haircuts are offered 5-6:30 p.m. Fridays at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett. Toiletries twice a month. More info: 425-259-9166.
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: 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 and toiletries available some days.
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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