Black History Month: Bailey African Methodist Episcopal Church of Everett offers a series of special services in February to mark Black History Month. The celebration continues Sunday with high school students with ACT-SO presenting a spoken word performance and visual arts show. The Feb. 16 service includes a walk through Black history. On Feb. 23, a movie will be shown with “taste teasers” from Craving Cajun Grill, followed by discussion and lunch at 2:30 p.m. at the Everett restaurant. More info: www.baileyamechurch.com.
Social justice opportunity: Join volunteers at Temple Beth Or to sew bags that women in the developing world can use to carry donated feminine hygiene products, a program of Lynden-based Days for Girls International. The work party will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Or, 3215 Lombard Ave., Everett. Bring your sewing machine, fabric, scissors and thread. Pattern provided. No sewing experience necessary. More info: 425-259-7125.
Valentine’s community meal: Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road in Everett, offers a Valentine’s Community Meal and crafts, 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Children will be able to make Valentines to take to school and other arts projects. Everyone will enjoy the free dinner of chicken and beef. All are invited.
Church anniversary: North Sound Church celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special all-church celebration, 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 401 Fourth Ave. N. The church’s three regular morning services will be canceled so all can attend the evening event. The community also is invited to attend. More info: 425-776-9800 or northsoundchurch.com.
Love banquet: Greater Trinity Missionary Baptist Church offers an Agape Love Banquet, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 15 at the church, 11229 Fourth Ave. W. in Everett. The event includes dinner, dessert, silent auction, baked goods, gift basket raffle and games, including the Newlywed Game, Not-so-Newlywed Game, Dating Game. Children welcome for dinner with childcare provided after the meal. Cost is $30 per couple, $15 individual, $7 child. More info: 425-355-9871.
Kids crafts: Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road in Everett, will have a craft and art party, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 17, a school holiday. All neighborhood children as well as adults are invited to attend. The event is free. Learn how to make yarn Easter eggs, bunnies, and other fun decorations. Signs and invitations will be created for an upcoming neighborhood egg hunt.
Faith-based nonprofit workshop: The Secretary of State’s Charity and Nonprofit Education Program is sponsoring a workshop focusing on board governance and special rules for faith-based nonprofits on Feb. 18 in Mount Vernon, the closest workshop to Snohomish County. The workshop will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Cotton Tree Convention Center (2300 Market St.) with lunch provided. Cost is $10. Register at www.sos.wa.gov/charities/training. More info: 360-725-0373 or email@example.com.
Bridal dress swap: A bridal dress swap meet is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22 at Silvana’s Peace Lutheran Church (1717 Ole Larson Road) to benefit The Stephen Ministry and The Prom Dress Exchange. Those wishing to sell a dress, bridal accessories or decorations can rent a table space for $35. To drop of a dress to sell, pay a $20 fee with the balance of the sale coming back. Or donate a dress and get a tax receipt. More info: Jeanne Watanabe, 360-548-3294 or www.bridalswapmeet.weebly.com.
Gospel Light Church: The Rev. Dan Waldrop speaks on “The Son of Nebat” 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.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague presents the lesson, “Born to Belong” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244.
Living Interfaith: The church marks World Interfaith Harmony Week with a special message at 11 a.m. Sunday. The special week was established in 2010 by the United Nations. Living Interfaith church meets at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: www.livinginterfaith.org.
Unity Lynnwood: Guest speaker Ken Urie on Sunday continues a church series on “The Transcendentalists” with a message “Transcendental You!” The church has two services, at 9 and 11 a.m., and meets at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
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. Join fellow parishioners for fellowship and lively discussion to explore the Catechism and deepen relationships with Jesus. More info: 425-349-7014.
Men’s meetings: The Men’s Forum is held 7 p.m. Tuesday nights through Feb. 25 at Word of Life Church, 9028 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. Men of all generations and Christian denominations are welcome. More info: www.hugemenofgod.org.
Meditation classes: “Living a Meaningful Life” meditation classes with Kadampa Buddhist teacher Ellen Morris will be held 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays, through Feb. 17, at Firewheel Community Coffeehouse, 2727 Colby Ave., Everett. Drop in on any class. Cost is $10 per class. More info: 206-526-9565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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. Spiritual support for families caring for disabled loved ones at home. A safe place where people can share their frustrations freely without judgment and receive encouragement and support. 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. The class is designed for people with disabilities, but anyone is welcome and encouraged to join. The arts and crafts social hour will be held in Hensen Hall’s Green Room at 2619 Cedar St., Everett. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Clothing bank, 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.
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.
Kloz 4 Kidz: 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.
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