DOMA decision celebration: Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship celebrates GLBT Pride on Sunday and now will add a wedding cake in celebration of the Supreme Court’s overturning of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The special service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with cake during the coffee hour following. The church is at 1607 Fourth St., Marysville. More info: The Rev. Linda Hart at email@example.com or 360-584-0966.
Mars Hill open house: Mars Hill Church Everett holds an open house 1-5 p.m. today in the former National Guard Armory building, 2730 Oakes Ave. Take a tour, ask questions and learn how the church plans to use the 92-year-old landmark. The building until now has been largely closed to public access, used to train part-time soldiers and to store munitions. The church is getting ready to start remodeling the building for use as a church. Refreshments will be provided. More info: Pastor Ryan Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jehovah’s Witnesses convention: Hundreds of Jehovah’s Witnesses from the Everett area will be among the estimated 22,000 attending three conventions at the Tacoma Dome, July 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21. All are invited. There is no admission and no collection will be taken. Events include a talk on “What Is Truth?,” drama and baptisms. Local Everett halls — at 2530 Harrison Ave., 11422 Airport Road, and 1730 Madison Ave. — hold Bible study classes at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays for those seeking to learn more or get involved. More info: jw.org or John Morley, elder of the west Everett congregation, at 425-218-1010.
Family fun fair: Autumn Electric, a folk new wave band from Seattle, will be playing at the July 3rd Family Fun Fair in Everett. The Family Fun Fair happens every Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., featuring live local music in a carnival picnic atmosphere. There will also be a facepainter, balloon twister, games, a mini vacation bible school, and a free community meal. An ice cream truck will provide free dessert. All neighbors are invited. It will be held in the front parking lot of Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Other bands throughout the month of July will also include Paul Erickson and No Lost Souls.
Concert: John Elefante, Grammy-winning artist and former Kansas lead singer, will play a benefit concert at 7 p.m. July 6 at The REC Room, 1905 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $40, with VIP tickets available. Brothers in Arms opens. Hosted by Tears of Praise Ministries. More info: www.rock thechurch.me or www.grapevinecc.com.
Women’s luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will be 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 11 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $22. Reservations required by July 8. Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs will speak about “How Color Affects Us.” The music guests will be Adrienne McGruder and Karla Burgin. Luncheon speaker Gloria Law from Sechelt, B.C., will share “Battered Hope.” Bring can foods, snacks and children’s movies to donate to Matthew House of Monroe. More info: Connie at 425-774-4571 or email@example.com.
Riverside Ecclesia Festival: 12:30-6 p.m. July 13 on Jetty Island in Everett. The faith festival organized by Grapevine Ecclesia, a downtown Everett church, includes a family picnic, live music, swimming and volleyball, covenant ceremonies, baptisms and more. A pedestrian ferry runs from the 10th Street Marina boat launch on the waterfront; reservations or early arrival are recommended. Parking at the boat launch is $3. More info: www.grapevinecc.com/riverside.
FOR THE KIDS
Lutherwood Day Camp: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church hosts Lutherwood Day Camp July 15-19. A week of songs, games, crafts and team-building activities, the day camp will be led by trained staff from Camp Lutherwood on Lake Samish. Kids ages 6-11 are invited. Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday. Lunch and snacks provided. Cost is $50, or $45 each if two or more siblings are enrolled. The church is at 615 E. Highland Drive, Arlington. More info: 360-435-8921, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm Beach: The Christian conference center, at 20800 Marine Drive in Stanwood, offers a variety of summer camps. Remaining Natural Wonders Day Camps are July 1-5 and Aug. 12-16. Special Friends Day Camps are July 9-12, July 16-19, July 23-26, and Aug. 6-9. Equestrian Vaulting Camp is June 30-July 6. Swim classes also are offered throughout the summer. More info: www.warmbeach.com, 360-652-7575, 800-228-6724.
Unity Everett: Rev. Mary O’Malley speaks on “What’s in the Way IS the Way” at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. The message is based on O’Malley’s latest book by the same title. More info: 425-258-2244.
GriefShare: Mountain View Presbyterian Church offers a summer session of its GriefShare support group, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Thursdays (except July 4) through Sept. 5. GriefShare helps individuals cope with the death of someone close. The public is invited. Workbooks are $15. The church is at 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. Registration is recommended: 360-659-7777.
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 to 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. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Christian Science Reading Room, 1718 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-9182.
No Disabled Souls Ministry: Anyone with special needs is welcome 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month in Green Room off Henson Hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. The ministry focuses on art as a therapeutic tool. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a recovery group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to all. More info: 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.
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. More info: 360-386-9871.
Loaves and Fishes free community supper: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
Community kitchen at St. John’s: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the church at 913 Second Ave., Snohomish. More info: 360-568-4622.
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.
The Table community dinner: 6 p.m. Thursdays at Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. More info: 360-659-0445.
Breakfast in Everett: First Covenant Church holds The Cove, a free breakfast and take-out lunch, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. The church is at 4502 Rucker Ave. More info: 425-252-9191.
Meals in Everett: 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 in the parking lot of Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave. Clothes available some days. Qualified persons can sign up for free urgent dental care from a dental van that comes monthly. Ask Jessica for details and how to sign up.
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. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
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.
Faith Lutheran community meals: Lunches are held noon to 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend. Kids activities are held. Referrals to other community services are also available. Faith Lutheran is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Volunteers are also needed. More info: 425-353-4758.
Zion Lutheran meals: Flapjacks start flipping at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of every month. A community dinner is held 6 p.m. Wednesdays with worship following at 7 p.m. The church is at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-1429 or www.zionlutheran ofeverett.com.
First Nazarene lunch: Noon Mondays at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.
First Baptist meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
Salvation Army fellowship meals: 5:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Recovery meetings held at 6 p.m. Mondays. The Salvation Army is at 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-8129.
Annie’s Community Kitchen: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W. All are invited for food and fellowship.
Community dinner in North Creek: 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Northlake Christian Church, 19029 North Road, Bothell. More info: 425-672-8044.
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