Yard sale: A yard sale fundraiser will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 9 at 92nd Street Church of Christ, 4226 92nd St. NE, Marysville. Proceeds benefit a mission trip with “The World Race,” a journey to 11 countries in 11 months to serve “the least of these.” More info: amydavis.theworldrace.org.
Palestine talk: The Rev. Alex Awad, a Palestinian Christian who is a professor and dean of students at Bethlehem Bible College, speaks on “A Palestinian Christian Perspective on the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. The public is invited to this free event. More info: 425-259-7139.
Harp concert: Bronn Journey performs at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave. More info: 360-568-6498, www.snopres.org.
Buddhism talk: Lama Padma Gyatso presents “Finding Wisdom in Daily Life,” 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Chagdud Gonpa Amrita, 9653 Firdale Ave. in Edmonds. Lama Padma has been practicing Buddhism for more than 40 years and has studied with many outstanding meditation masters. By donation. More info: 206-546-8095, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer choir: Lutheran Choral Association of Snohomish County, an ecumenical summer choir, invites singers of all denominations to join in singing praises to God, 7-9 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 1 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Meadow Way, Everett. In early September, the choir will present a concert at an area church. Register at lutheranchoralsnoco.org. More info: Jean DeWitt at 425-357-0605 or email@example.com.
For the kids
VBS, Snohomish: A vacation Bible school program on the Habitat for Humanity theme of “Under Construction” will be held 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11-15 at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave. Age 3 to entering sixth grade. Cost is $15 per child or $40 per family to help cover craft construction costs; scholarships available. Registration encouraged. More info: www.snopres.org or 360-568-6498.
Spirit of Grace: The Rev. Kim Poole’s Aug. 10 sermon is “Love Lifted Me.” Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church is at 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. Service time is 10:30 a.m. More info: 425-259-7233.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague’s Aug. 10 message is “Forgiveness as a Practice for Awakening.” Service is at 10 a.m. at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
Unity Lynnwood: “On Jesus and Prayer” is the Aug. 10 message by Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held, continuing the study of Myrtle Fillmore’s letters. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m.at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172 or www.unityinlynnwood.org.
Financial Peace: North Sound Church will offer Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” classes over nine weeks starting Sept. 3. Class time is 7-8:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the first session free. The church is at 404 Bell St. in Edmonds,. There also will be a class preview at the 9:15 a.m. Aug. 24 service in the sanctuary of North Sound Church’s little white chapel. The full course is $93. More info: Robin Munshaw at 425-776-9800 or www.northsoundchurch.com.
Jewish ethics: Explore “Pirkei Avot” (“Ethics of the Fathers”), 7:15-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 3 at Chabad of Snohomish County, 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. The six-week class studies each of the six chapters in the celebrated collection of Jewish wisdom; the series started July 30. Cost is $30. Registration required. More info: jewishsnohomish.com.
Meditation: Teachings and guided meditations in practical Buddhist methods for happiness are held 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 311 of the Everett Public Market Building, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett. Enter through Sno-Isle Food Co-op. Drop-ins welcome. Requested donation is $10, $5 for seniors, students and the unemployed. More info: 206-526-9565.
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. More info: 425-349-7014.
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, Marysville: Mountain View Presbyterian Church hosts the support group 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 11. Registration is recommended. Mountain View is located at 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7777, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mtvpc.org.
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.
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. 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. Class is held in Hensen Hall’s Green Room at 2619 Cedar St., Everett. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Friday Night Outreach: Hot meals, sandwiches, fruit, clothes and haircuts are offered 5-6:30 p.m. Fridays at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett. Toiletries twice a month. More info: 425-259-9166.
Clothing, 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.
Clothing, Lake Stevens: 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. Limit two bags per visit. Donations of clothing, bedding and shoes welcome. More info: 360-386-9871.
Clothing, Marysville: Kloz 4 Kidz is 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, Faith Lutheran: 5-6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett.
Meals, clothes: 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 at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Clothes and toiletries available some days.
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.
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