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.
Concert: Mark Stanton Welch — a musician, songwriter, educator and sound healer — performs at 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
Harp concert: Bronn Journey performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave.
Buddhism talks: Lama Padma Gyatso presents “Finding Wisdom in Daily Life,” 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20, and “Action, Reaction and Freewill: A Buddhist View of Karma,” 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 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.
Apologetics Forum: The next meeting of the Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St. NE, Arlington. Don Johnson, with doctoral degrees in both computer and information sciences and in chemistry, speaks on “Life’s Information Systems.” Refreshments plus books and DVDs. More info: apologeticsforum.org.
Centennial: Edmonds Church of God celebrates its centennial anniversary Aug. 22-24. All past and present attendees, pastors, staff and others interested in the church are welcome to attend. An open house with refreshments and desserts will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 22. A formal celebration at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 will include music and video presentations, speakers, and a catered dinner. A special worship service at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24 caps the weekend followed by a potluck and barbecue. RSVP and more info: 425-774-8836.
Barbecue: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 615 E. Highland Drive in Arlington, holds its annual Outdoor Worship and Salmon Barbecue, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24. A full salmon dinner will be served at 11:30 a.m. Guests are invited to attend at no cost. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and your own table setting. More info: 360-435-8921 or www.arlingtonwachurch.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, Everett: Delta Community Baptist Church (2901 16th St.) holds a vacation Bible school program, “Son Harvest County Fair: Growing the Fruit of the Spirit,” 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18-22. Free. RSVP and more info: Bev at 425-258-4202, deltaeverett.org.
Spirit of Grace: The Rev. Kim Poole of Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church on Aug. 17 speaks on “What I Learned from Walking Away.” Spirit of Grace 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. 17 message is “The Holiest Place on Earth,” followed by a concert by special guest Mark Welch.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: Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held reflects on “Woodstock: On Love and Peace” in his Sunday message Aug. 17. Music from that era will be featured. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m.at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172 or www.unityinlynnwood.org.
Divorce care class: A divorce care support group starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 13, in room 205 at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave. The class is an ongoing ministry aimed at those who are separated, presently going through a divorce, or have been divorced for an extended period of time and find themselves struggling when trying to put their life back together. More info: 425-339-3303.
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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