Faith calendar


Quiet Light Candles: Spring sales of handmade beeswax candles and other gifts, proceeds of which support a small convent of Orthodox Christian nuns in Stanwood, resume 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, May 17 and May 24. Free Lenten rose plant with purchases over $45 (while supplies last). The convent is at 29206 64th Ave. NW, Stanwood. More info:

Mother’s Day concert, Arlington: Concert pianist Sam Rotman performs at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Presented by Calvary Arlington and Lifeway Foursqure churches. Free. Come early and enjoy special Mother’s Day treats. More info:

Mother’s Day concert, Everett: Gospel music artists Johnny and Ruth Larring perform at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Word of Truth Christian Center, 2822 Hoyt Ave., Everett. The concert is free. More info: 425-259-6105.

Women’s luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 15 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Reservations are due Monday. Fashion show, speaker, music and lunch. Cost is $22. More info: Connie at 425-774-4571 or

Peace talk: Palestinian Daoud Nassar will speak about Tent of Nations, an organization devoted to bringing peace to Palestine and Israel, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 17 at the Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. A light lunch will be served. Reservations can be made by calling at 425-259-7139.

Benefit concert: Because of the Brave II, a benefit concert for Operation Xtreme at CRISTA Camps, is set for 7 p.m. May 18 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Operation Xtreme offers school-aged military children the opportunity to spend a week at summer camp. North Sound Church sponsors the concert, which features the Mosaic Arts Northwest Choir and Orchestra. Tickets are $12. More info: 425-275-9595,


Gospel Light Church: The Rev. Daniel Waldrop will share a special Mother’s Day message at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Gospel Light Church, 2801 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Sunday school precedes the service at 9:30 a.m. Evening prayer is at 5 p.m., and there also is a 7 p.m. Wednesday meeting. More info: 425-252-8244.

Living Interfaith: Living Interfaith’s next service is “Honoring Buddha Day,” 11 a.m. Sunday, a celebration of the life and enlightenment of the Buddha. The church meets at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Spirit of Grace: The Rev. Darryn Hewson gives the message “Devoted,” 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-7233.

Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague presents the sermon, ”The Miracle of Moms,” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. This Mothers’ Day lesson will explore the nurturing and creative nature of the divine feminine as an expression of God. More info: 425-258-2244,

Unity Lynnwood: The final section of “Bad Girls of the Bible,” a reflection on roles of significant women in the Bible by Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held, is highlighted this Sunday with music by guest artist Tina Malia. Services are at 9 and 11 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.

Meetings, classes

Roy Holman presents “The Heart and Art of Presence: Making Life a Meditation,” 4-6:30 p.m. today in the social hall at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. This workshop is designed to help participants understand and practice experientially what the benefits of Presence or Being are, through meditation, discussion, partner exercise and more. Presented on a Love Offering basis. More info: 425-258-2244,

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,

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,

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.

Meals, clothing

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. 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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