Faith Calendar


Prayer breakfast: Retired NFL quarterback Jon Kitna is scheduled to speak at the annual Snohomish County prayer breakfast sponsored by the YMCA of Snohomish County. The event is planned for March 29, Good Friday, from 6:45 to 8:30 a.m. at Comcast Arena at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Avenue, Everett. Tickets need to be purchased ahead of time. The reservation deadline is Friday or upon sellout. The prayer breakfast is designed to bring the community together in a nondenominational setting to give thanks and seek guidance for the year. For tickets or event information, contact Lorrie Hermanson at 425 374 5712 or Go to [URL];[URL] for event details or to register online.

Candle sale: Convent of the Meeting of the Lord holds its spring opening of Quiet Light Candles, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 29206 64th Ave. NW, Stanwood. The sale features pure beeswax candles that clean the air as they burn and other gifts. Candle-pouring tours, coffee and cookies. More info: 360-629-0285 or [/URL];[URL].

Open house: Chagdud Gonpa Amrita, a Buddhist center, opens its doors from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Firdale Village, 9653 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Refreshments will be served. Visitors can meet center members and ask questions about Buddhist teachings and practices. More info: 206-546-8095.

Educating Afghan Girls: A benefit for Ayni Education International, featuring Executive Director Ginna Brelsford and a free Afghan dinner and forum, is planned for 5 p.m. Sunday at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW. Ayni has been educating girls in Afghanistan since 2001. More info: [/URL];[URL].

Kids Passover Workshop: Kids can make their own matzah, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chabad of Snohomish County, 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. Relive the story of Passover, grind wheat, mix flour, knead the dough and bake the matzah. More info: 425-460-2811.

Women’s luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will be 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 14 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $22. Faith Holland from Longaberger will present “Spring Baskets, Organizing, Cooking, Memories &More.” The musical guest will be Kim Pontrello. The luncheon speaker will be Betty Barnett, sharing “From Depression to Hope.” Reservations required by March 11. More info: Connie, 425-774-4571 or

Israeli-Palestinian relations: Temple Beth Or’s sabbath service, 10 a.m. March 16, will feature speaker Roni Keidar, a 30-year resident of the Gaza Strip, who will share experiences from her life. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle TIPS Israel partnership. Temple Beth Or is at 3215 Lombard Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-7125.

An Unforgettable Afternoon: A concert by the Northwest Gospel Jazz Band with guest artist Steve Kelly (lead singer for the band Cherry Cherry) will be held at 4 p.m. March 16 at First Baptist Church of Monroe, 17922 149th St. SE. Reflections of Dance will perform. Admission is free. Donations benefit Concerts for Food, a local effort to support adoption ministries in Ethiopia. More info: 425-335-5021,

Bethany Hymn Sing: Join people from more than 200 churches in singing favorite gospel songs and hymns, 6 p.m. March 17 at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. There will also be special music by the Steve Grant Trio, Vision 3, The Foster Sisters, and Mark Ellis &the Tutmarc Brothers. Come early as it fills up fast. A dessert social will follow. More info: 425-339-3303.

Seder: Chabad of Snohomish County is taking reservations for Seder. Registration deadline is March 18 for the March 25 event. Experience the “holiday of freedom” with hand-baked matzah, four cups of kosher wine, and a gourmet Passover dinner. Enjoy meaningful discussions and explanations in a warm and festive atmosphere. Cost for the 6:30 p.m. meal is $36, $18 ages 3-13, but no one is turned away due to lack of funds. Space is limited. More info: [/URL];[URL].


Unity Lynnwood: “Spirituality and the Brain” will be the topic of guest speaker Jennifer Lovejoy at 10 a.m. Sunday. Unity Church in Lynnwood is at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.

Unity Everett: The Rev. Heather P. Venegas presents a lesson at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. “It’s Time for Some R&R: Reset and Recalibration, Renewal and Rebirth” will offer tools, tips and practices to assist you on your journey of transformation. More info: 425-258-2244.

Living Interfaith: “Constructive Agnosticism” is the lesson for 11 a.m. Sunday at Living Interfaith Church. Are we able to separate what we believe from what we know? The church meets at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info:


Unity teachings: A special Monday night class series, “A Deeper Look at Unity Teachings,” will be held at Everett Unity Church by Jack and Angela Eckrem, licensed Unity teachers, 7-8:30 p.m., March 11 to April 22. Come to one or all seven classes. Attendees will learn “spiritual tools” like affirmative prayer, chants, mantras, visualizations and more to enhance their personal spiritual journeys. Everett Center for Positive Living is at 3231 Colby Ave., Everett. More info: 425-258-2244.

Kabbalah: Cafe Zippy in downtown Everett is looking to start a Kabbalah class. Kabbalah is taught in a student-teacher learning model. Possible meeting times include Wednesday evenings or Saturday afternoons. If interested, email or call 425-303-0474 and leave your contact info.

GriefShare: Mountain View Presbyterian Church offers GriefShare, a support group aimed at helping people cope with the death of someone close. The weekly Thursday meetings, held 10 a.m. to noon, are open to the public and run through May 9. Workbooks are $15. Join any time. Registration recommended: 360-659-7777. The church is at 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. More info: [/URL];[URL].

Torah studies: The next Wednesday night class is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 13. Cost is $10 per class. The topic is “The Freedom Ride: Unshackling the Prisoner Within,” a Passover class. Chabad of Snohomish County is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: 425-640-2811.

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.

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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.

Sanctuary Care Ministries: Free clothing available 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sanctuary Ministries Church, 15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens. 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.

Snohomish community kitchen at St. John’s: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the church at 913 Second Ave. More info: 360-568-4622.

Valley Clothing: 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. More info: 360-794-7749. Clothing donations accepted during open hours or by arrangement. Email

The Table free 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, from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. The church is at 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-9191.

Meals in Everett: Gold Creek Community Church hosts a free hot meal and provides sack lunches, 4-5 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of the 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. 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 Church free community meals: Dinners are held 5-6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Lunches are held noon to 1 p.m., with a social hour following until 2 p.m., the fourth Thursday of the month. Anyone who needs a hot meal and conversation is welcome. Referrals to other community services are also available. Faith Lutheran is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett. More info: 425-353-4758.

Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: 6 p.m. Wednesdays with worship following at 7 p.m. From Feb. 20 to March 20, the dinners will be held at Faith Lutheran church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Zion Lutheran Church is at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-1429 or [/URL];[URL].

First Nazarene Church of Everett lunch: Noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.

Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Everett First Baptist, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.

Salvation Army of Everett 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., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.

Community dinner at Northlake Christian Church: 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at 19029 North Road, Bothell. More info: 425-672-8044.

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