Bible Way Church Of God In Christ invites the public to the 45th anniversary celebration of its pastor Lee Young and his wife, Acie, at 7 tonight and at 4 p.m. Sunday at 2228 Wetmore Ave., Everett. The celebration theme is based on Titus chapter 1, verses 2 and 3, “standing firm in a troublesome time through hope and the promises of God.”
Gospel Light Temple invites the public to the 50th anniversary celebration of its pastors Newton and Kay Waldrop at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 2801 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.
The Waldrops are celebrating their 50 years in ministry, and at the same church. Newton Waldrop is a second-generation pastor. His mother, Gladys Waldrop, started Gospel Light Temple 66 years ago. The Waldrops also have a son, Dan Waldrop, and a grandson, Jared Waldrop, who are in the ministry.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at Swan’s Trail invites the public to the culmination of its centennial celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday at 5511 64th St. SE, Snohomish with Rev. Chris Boerger, bishop of the Northwest Washington synod.
Members of the congregation are invited to speak during the service. The celebration includes a choir anthem, which was commissioned for the centennial and a reception.
For many Christians around the world, Oct. 31 marks a significant day commemorating the Lutheran Reformation of 1517. On that day, a young Roman Catholic monk named Martin Luther sparked the Lutheran Reformation, as it was later called, when he nailed 95 statements on the church door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany, questioning many teachings and practices of the church.
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Everett and pastor Kyle Heck invite the public to a festival service celebrating the Lutheran Reformation of 1517 at 10 a.m. Sunday at 2521 Lombard Ave., Everett. Sunday school is at 11:30 a.m.
Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship presents Ending Poverty Together, a benefit concert with Real Folk and Friends at 7 tonight at 1607 Fourth St., Marysville.
Real Folk and Friends is an acoustic trio that plays folk music. The program benefits Results of Snohomish County and the ONE Campaign.
Call 360-659-6621 or www.results.org or www.one.org.
The Mountlake Terrace Christian Church hosts The Gospel Sound “Sharing Christ in Song,” a fall concert at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at 5304 232nd St. SW, Mountlake Terrace.
The Gospel Sound, a group from Sutherlin, Ore. It has produced six albums in 30 years.
Marysville Seventh Day Adventist Church plays host to a Mary Grace Piano Concert at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at 12012 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. Grace is from the Philippines and plays piano with one hand. She was born with a stub on her right arm that ends just past her elbow. She plays hymns and classical pieces. She started to play when she was 6 years old.
festivals and bazaars
Ebenezer Lutheran Church presents its holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens.
The event features baked goods, crafts, hourly prizes, a treasure chest table and a raffle.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church offers a Christmas in October bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 9320 Meadow Way, Everett.
The event includes crafts, baked goods, lefske, children’s make ‘n take gingerbread houses and a Granny’s Attic table. Proceeds are slated to go to local charities and the church’s Lutheran World Relief quilting project.
First Lutheran Church presents a heritage fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 10207 NE 183rd St., Bothell.
Festivities include a display of the church’s history, a lefse demonstration and a meal of homemade soup, rolls and pie.
Organizers plan to sell handmade crafts, quilts, used books and homemade baked goods and preserves. Proceeds go to local and national charities, with Thrivent Financial providing additional matching funds up to $1,600.
The Forest Park Adventist Christian School plays host to a harvest festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at 4120 Federal Ave., Everett. The event includes games and food. Costumes are welcome as long as they are not gothic, ghoulish or occult-themed.
Call 425-252-3438 or go to www.efpac.us.
Zion Lutheran Church plays host to an open house and maze from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 331 Union Ave., Snohomish. The maze is for all ages and organizers plan to provide snacks and hot drinks.
New Life Foursquare Church presents Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 6830 Highland Drive, Everett. The free family event features roughly 100 cars, decorated in various family-friendly themes, with volunteers handing out candy.
Bethany Christian Assembly hosts its annual pumpkin patch party from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at 2715 Everett Ave., Everett.
The family event features pony rides, inflatable slides, bounce houses, carnival games, shows, candy and food. The cost is $3 per child and includes unlimited rides and games.
Call 425-339-3303 or go to www.bca-online.com.
Snohomish United Methodist Church offers a holiday festival bazaar and rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at 2400 Lake Ave., Snohomish. Lunch is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call 360-568-5755 or e-mail email@example.com.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church presents its annual bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at 5124 164th St. SW, Edmonds. The event features crafts and baked goods.
Programs and CLasses
Carmelite Institute of Spirituality presents a Day of Recollection with the Rev. Colm Stone from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Nov. 22 at 27008 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Suggested donation is $15 to $20. Bringing a sack lunch is recommended. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Church of Divine Man Psychic Institute presents The Mysteries of Meditation Revealed, a meditation workshop at 1 p.m. today at 2402 Summit Ave., Everett. The cost is $25.
Call 425-258-1449 or go to www.c-d-m.org.
Catholic radio program “Conversations with Father Bob” hosts Dominican Father Tom Kraft and Camille De Blasi Pauley today, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday with guest host Father Bryan Dolejsi.
Kraft plans to talk about his battle with cancer and his thoughts on I-1000, the assisted suicide initiative. Pauley, a pro-life advocate, plans to talk about the upcoming Healing the Culture Conference.
Call 206-546-2451 or go to www.conversationswith fatherbob.com.
Life Church Northwest presents a free Planning Ahead advanced funeral planning seminar at 6 p.m. Sunday at 20830 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood.
Call 425-771-5305 or go to www.lifechurchnw.com.
Everett First Presbyterian Church offers a mission series from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 12 at 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.
The series, entitled “You Shall Receive Power,” is billed as an intergenerational and celebratory series. Wednesday’s topic is “Working for Justice and Peace in the City.”