In(ter)dependence Day: A celebration of “in(ter)dependence” is set for 5-7 p.m. July 3 at Our Common Table, an “open and affirming” Christian community at 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Potluck dinner followed by a party and worship gathering. More info: ourcommontablechurch.org.
Fun in the Sun: First Baptist Church holds this annual Fourth of July street fair, 12-3 p.m. on Wetmore Avenue outside the church, 3120 Wetmore Ave. Free popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, balloons, pony rides, bouncy houses and more. More info: www.fbc-everett.org.
Film series: The summer theme for First Presybterian Church’s Reel World Cinema Series is “Film Noir: Shadows Across the Cityscape.” The July 8 film is “Double Indemnity” (1944). Each event includes a 6 p.m. potluck dinner followed at 7 p.m. by a movie showing and discussion at the Everett church, located at 2936 Rockefeller Ave. More info: Dana Wright, 206-356-8872.
Summer Bash: Marysville Community Church holds this free family community event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 9 at Cedarcrest Middle School, 6400 88th St. NE. Bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, free food, games, live music, drawings and more. Marysville Community Church, a branch of Alderwood Community Church, plans its first worship service at 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at the school. More info: www.marysvillecc.com.
Women’s luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 11 at Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 122 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $17. RSVP by July 7. Speaker Pam Pingle on “Meeting Challenges Head On.” Music by Adrienne McGruder and Karla Burgin. More info: Connie, 425-774-4571 or email@example.com.
Yard sale: New Heart Place holds its Giant Yard Sale fundraiser, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14 (or early entrance for $5 per family from 9 a.m.-noon), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 15 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 16 at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds. Proceeds benefit the residential recovery program for men dealing with addictions. More info: 425-775-2776.
Bishop Spong: Unity in Lynnwood welcomes Bishop John Shelby Spong, 7:30 p.m. July 16 at the church, located at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood. The retired Episcopal bishop of Newark is considered a leading spokesman for liberal Christianity. Tickets are $49 at bishopspong.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling the church at 425-741-7172. Cost includes a meet-and-greet reception and book-signing following the event. More info: www.unityinlynnwood.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. 5, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Meadow Way, Everett. Concert the weekend after Labor Day. More info: LutheranChoralSnoco.org or Jean DeWitt at 425-357-0605, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Snohomish: “Barnyard Roundup,” 9 a.m.-12 p.m. July 11-15 at Zion Lutheran Church, 330 Union Ave. Age 4 to incoming eighth-graders. Free. Registration and more info: zionsnohomish.360unite.com, 360-568-2700.
Everett: “Jubilee Junction,” 6-8 p.m. July 11-15 at Bible Baptist Church, 805 W Casino Road. Ages 4-12. Concludes with a Family Fun Night with hot dogs and bouncy house. Free, but registration encouraged. More info: 425-353-6200.
Unity, Everett: Norma Jean Young presents “I’m Being Courted in My Dreams by a Great Goodness and that Goodness is Coming through Humanity!,” 10 a.m. July 3 at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. “Are we being courted in our dreams, building for good, gathering for good and mentoring for good?” More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
GriefShare, Marysville: Mountain View Presbyterian Church hosts the support group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 1, at the church, 5115 100th St. NE. Workbooks are $15. More info: 360-659-7777, email@example.com.
Knitting: Knitters and crocheters are invited to help with monthly charitable projects, 10-11 a.m. first Saturdays at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-4129, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meditation: Teachings and guided meditations in practical Buddhist methods for happiness are held 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room 311 of the Everett Public Market Building, 2804 Grand Ave. Enter through Sno-Isle Food Co-op (take elevator). Suggested donation is $10, $5 for seniors, students and the unemployed. More info: 206-526-9565.
Chenrezig study group: The Chenrezig Project, a Tibetan Buddhist study and practice group, meets 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays in Monroe. More info: email@example.com.
Journey with Jesus: Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help offers “Growing Together in Faith Through the Catechism” classes from 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.
Mental illness: A National Alliance on Mental Illness spiritual support group for those living with mental illness and their family and friends meets at 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays at North Sound Church, 404 Bell St., Edmonds. This is an interfaith group. More info: Ronn Larpenteur, 206-679-8892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overcoming addiction: “Eight-Step Recovery: Using Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction” is offered 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. In partnership with Northwest Buddhist Recovery. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
Celebrate Recovery: Mukilteo Four Square hosts a Celebrate Recovery group 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free dinner, large group teaching and testimony, small gender-based share groups, kids church. “Open to all who have hurts, habits, and hang-ups.” The church is at 4424 Chennault Beach Road. More info: mukilteofoursquare.org.
Youth help: Trinity Lutheran Church’s Neighborhood Youth Alliance provides a safe environment for homeless and low-income school-age children to help build basic education and life skills, while their families engage in support services, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays at the church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. For youth ages 6 to 16 from families who are homeless or low-income. More info: 425-778-2159.
Neighbors in Need: Breakfast, clothing, groceries and showers are offered 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: 425-778-2159.
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: Cornerstone Bible Church 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 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.
Clothing, Snohomish: The King’s Clothing Closet is open to the public 10 a.m.-1 p.m. third Saturdays at Christ The King, 825 Avenue D. Free clothing for men, women and children. More info: 360-568-7271.
Meals and food, Everett: A Dinner Bell meal is served at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. Volunteers welcome. Food pantry is open 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the last two Mondays of each month. Donations welcome. More info: 425-252-7224.
Breakfast, Everett: The Cove serves a free hot sit-down breakfast, open to all, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays at Sanctuary Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave. More info: 425-252-9191.
Community meals, Everett: 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. A small food and clothing bank with fresh produce also is offered 12-2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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.
Soup kitchen: Salt of the Earth serves free hot meals, noon Tuesdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., to the homeless, low-income seniors and families, and kids on the street. Volunteers needed. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Meals, clothes: Gold Creek Community Church provides a free hot meal and sack lunches the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Dinners are at 5 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time and at 4 p.m. during Standard Time.
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