Faith Calendar


Israeli-Palestinian relations: Temple Beth Or’s sabbath service, 10 a.m. today, 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. today 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. Sunday 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. Priority registration deadline is Monday 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. After Monday, the cost is $45, $25 for children. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Space is limited. More info:

Easter meal: Faith Lutheran Church hosts a free community meal, 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday including special Easter desserts. Kids then will dye eggs to take home and make Easter crafts. Everyone is invited to come and join the fun. The church is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett.

Lent service: A soup supper will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed by a Lent service at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett.

Easter devotional: The community is invited to an Easter devotional hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Stanwood Ward, at 10:30 a.m. March 23 in the cultural hall of the church, 795 Ell Road. Admission is free. There will be a special performance of “Beautiful Savior,” a video about Christ’s resurrection, readings and remarks, followed by a children’s activity. More info: 360-629-9695.

Holy Week in Arlington: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Arlington starts its celebration of Holy Week with a Palm Sunday worship service, 10:30 a.m. March 24. The church is at 615 E. Highland Drive. Also leading up to Easter is a Maundy Thursday soup supper, 6 p.m. March 28, followed by worship at 7. An Easter Vigil will be held at 8 p.m. March 30. More info: 360-435-8921.

Children’s musical: South Everett Community Church presents “Peter Cotton’s Tale,” a children’s musical, at 6 p.m. March 24. The church is at 1 W. Casino Road. More info: 425-353-2211.

Prayer Breakfast: The 53rd annual Community Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the YMCA of Snohomish County will be held 6:45-8:30 a.m. March 29 at the Everett Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. The nondenominational event aims to give thanks and seek guidance for the year. Retired NFL quarterback Jon Kitna will speak. Tickets are $35. More info: Lorrie Hermanson at 425-374-5712 or, or

Good Friday: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Arlington will join Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Marysville for a Good Friday service, 7 p.m. March 29, at the Bethlehem church building, 7215 51st Ave. NE in Marysville. More info: 360-435-8921.

Egg hunt, Snohomish: Clearview Foursquare Church’s fifth annual Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 30; the church is at 17210 Highway 9 SE, Snohomish. Along with egg hunts there will be prizes, bouncy houses, face-painting, a petting zoo, live music and refreshments. Free parking and shuttle service. More info: 360-668-6033.

Egg hunt, Bothell: Park Ridge Community Church hosts an Easter Egg Extravaganza with hunts at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 30. The hunts are for children ages 10 and younger. There also will be entertainment and prizes. The church is at 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell. More info: 425-481-8801.

Egg hunt, Everett: Faith Lutheran Church, South Everett Community Center, and the View Ridge-Beverly Neighborhood Association sponsor a free community Easter egg hunt starting at 11:30 a.m. March 30. More than 1,500 eggs will be hidden with small toys, McDonald’s coupons, stickers, and candy. Along with the age-divided hunts, there will be face-painting, balloon twister, and visits from the Easter bunny and “Star Wars” characters. Free ice cream and snacks. Faith Lutheran is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett.


Unity Everett: The Rev. Craig R. J. Darling speaks on “Reflection/Action, Action/Reflection: A Call to Service” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. Darling is head of Companis, which fills staffing gaps of nonprofit agencies with professional volunteer and community workers. More info: 425-258-2244.

Meetings, classes

Meditation class: CDM Spiritual Teaching Center’s next six-week meditation class will be held 1-3:30 p.m. Saturdays starting March 23. Have fun experiencing grounding, centering and learning how to focus within spiritually. You will work with your aura, your chakras and your spirit-body communication. CDM is at 2402 Summit Ave., Everett. More info: 425-258-1449 or register at

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. through April 22. Come to one or more classes; the series started March 11. 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:

Torah studies: The next Wednesday night class, “A Stranger to Passover: How to Connect with the Experience,” is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 20. Cost is $10 per 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.

Free meals, clothing

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

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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