Voetberg Family Band: Everett’s Westminster Presbyterian Church will host a public concert by the Voetberg Family Band at 7 p.m. Saturday. The band, which has won national fiddle championships, is made up of eight siblings, ages 11 to 24. Admission free; offering taken. Reception will follow. Church is at 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. 425-252-3757.

Church at Everett Mall: New Beginnings Church will begin worship at its new location at the Music Hall near Macy’s in Everett Mall at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church has been on Oakes Avenue in downtown Everett since the 1990s. 425-252-6244 or

Blessing of Pets: Edmonds Lutheran Church will hold a Blessing of Pets service in the church at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The church recognizes the work of St. Francis of Assisi the first Sunday of October. There will be music, blessing of animals, and face painting and balloon animals for kids. The church is at 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. 425-744-8090.

Blessing of the Animals: Everett’s Trinity Lutheran Church invites neighbors to join in a Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. Sunday in Clark Park across from the church, which is at 2324 Lombard Ave. Event will include a blessing from Pastor Jocelyn Carson and treats for pets. Animal-themed hymns will be sung. Donated pet food will be collected for the N.O.A.H. Animal Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Stanwood.

Christian concert: Alderwood Community Church will host a free concert by Christian musician David Harsh at 7 p.m. Sunday. The event marks the release of Harsh’s CD, “This Side of Heaven.” Offering will be taken. Church is at 3403 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood. Information:

Christian Women’s Luncheon: Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection will hold a luncheon 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hilton Garden Inn, 847 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. Cost is $22. Trevor Cameron from Sunnyside Nursery will talk about preparing gardens for fall and winter. Bring a plant if you have questions. Music guest is Everett’s Karla Burgin. Luncheon speaker Heidi McLaughlin will cover the topic “Beauty Unleashed.” Reservations, cancellations, call Connie at 425-774-4571 or e-mail:

Camano concert: The Camano Lutheran Church will host a free musical program at 7 p.m. Friday to thank the community for support in purchasing a new organ. Selena Tibert, who starred in a recent production of “Footloose” in Mount Vernon, will perform. Church is at 850 S. Heichel Road, Camano Island.

Costume dance: Consider This Ministries will host a family-friendly costume dance 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at 6025 Grandview Road, Arlington. All are welcome.

Old-time hymns: Pianist Phyllis Wickliff, of Indiana, will perform a free concert of traditional hymns at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave., Everett. Offering will be taken.

Advance Care Planning: St. Alban’s Episcopal church in Edmonds will host “Advance Care Planning” Oct. 14. 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 begins after 10:30 a.m. service with a free 11:45 a.m. lunch provided by St. Alban’s Parish Care Team. Program is 12:15-2 p.m. Church at 21405 82nd Pl. W., Edmonds. 425-778-0371.

Trinity auction dinner: “A Night on Broadway” is the theme of a dinner and auction Oct. 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Variety of auction items available. Entertainment will be Broadway show tunes. Tickets $30 per person, $225 for table of eight. For information, email:

Single Mom Car Care Clinic: Clearview Foursquare Church will have mechanics on site offering free car advice and small repairs to single mothers from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Services include oil and filter changes, safety inspections, tire checks and car washes, along with kids’ activities. For mothers, there will be manicures and other services. Register by Wednesday. Church is at 17210 Highway 9 SE, Snohomish. To register: 360-668-6033 or email:

Community breakfast: Cedarhome Seventh-day Adventist Church hosts a community breakfast 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in its Fellowship Hall at 28505 68th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Church requests that guests RSVP by calling 360-435-2345.

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, small 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.

Benefit concert: Men with Guitars Benefit Concert will be held 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, Simon and Garfunkel and other artists. Tickets at door, $15 for adults, $10 for teens, free for kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit church general fund.

meetings, services

Grief program: Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Marysville has launched a GriefShare support group, open to public, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. The 13-week 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.

Everett’s Temple Beth Or: Will hold a morning Simchat Torah Service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Information: 425-259-7125. Temple Beth Or is at 3215 Lombard Ave, Everett.

Unity how-to series: Everett’s Unity Center for Positive Living has scheduled a four-part series covering practical spirituality. Unity minister Juan Enrique Toro will cover the following topics at 10 a.m. Sundays: Oct. 7, How to Overcome Fear; Oct. 14, How to Care for Your Soul; Oct. 21, How to Deal With Difficult People; Oct. 28, How to Enjoy Life. The 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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