Christmas play: Gospel Light Church presents Taproot Theatre and their presentation of “Shoemaker’s Christmas” at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at Gospel Light Church, 2801 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. There will be refreshments and a Christmas Cookie Buffet following the performance. More info: 425-252-8244.
Women’s Connection: The Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection is hosting an 11:45 a.m. luncheon Dec. 9 at Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 122 128th St. SE, Everett. The $19 fee includes lunch. The speaker is Gloria Law who will discuss “Never…Ever…Give up Hope.” August (Augie) Slagle will be the music guest. Linda Paz from Matthew House will present a special feature. Those attending are encouraged to bring donations of canned food, snacks for kids, cases of bottled water, toilet paper and cleaning supplies, gift certificates for families or nice clothes for women, children and men. Reservations and cancellations are required by Dec. 7. More info: Connie at 425-774-4571 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity events: Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. in Everett, has several seasonal events planned in December. They include a St. Nicolas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and a Pacifica Chamber Orchestra winter concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets for the concert are available for $20 with all proceeds going to Trinity’s Friends of Music fund. More info: 425-252-4129.
Evergreen concert: The Evergreen Community Orchestra will perform from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at Everett First Presbyterian Church in Everett. Now a holiday tradition in Snohomish County, the annual concert this year includes the premier of “Mary’s Gift” a composition of Evergreen Community Orchestra bass player, Chris Hartzog. Also in the program are Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto”, “O Holy Night”, “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson, other Christmas favorites, music from other traditions, and a Christmas Sing-Along. The string section will play “Away in a Manger,” and the brass section will perform “Go Tell It On The Mountain.”
A special inclusion in this concert is “Evergreen Suite No. 1,” an original piece by Lou-Chuck F. Donaldson, which the orchestra debuted at its June 1 concert. The orchestra is honoring Myrna Overstreet, a long-time supporter and board member who expressed her joy upon hearing that piece at what became the last concert she ever heard.
Snohomish County: Find a comprehensive list of Snohomish County food banks, meal programs, clothing services and more, including many churches, via the Snohomish Community Food Bank’s website, tinyurl.com/SnohCoHelp. More info: Dial 211.
Neighbors in Need: Located at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, Neighbors in Need provides breakfast, showers, nurse care, haircuts, laundry, food and clothing every Saturday morning, as well as weekly support to homeless and at-risk youth and an emergency cold weather shelter. Volunteers and donations welcome. Clothing and travel-size toiletries are always needed. More info: 425-778-2159, email@example.com, neighbors-in-need.com.
Friday Night Outreach: Hot meals, sandwiches, fruit and vegetables, clothes and toiletries are offered 5-6:30 p.m. Fridays at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett. 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.-noon first Fridays and 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.
Food and clothes, Everett: Trinity Lutheran Church offers free clothes and an emergency food bank, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at 2324 Lombard Ave. No ID required. More info: 425-252-1239.
Food and clothes, Lake Stevens: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 9613 20th St. SE, offers a limited food pantry for its neighbors in need. In addition, free coats sponsored by Being Neighborly.org are located just outside the church entrance (take some, bring some). No other clothes items accepted. More info: 425-334-6817.
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.
Meals and showers, Everett: First Presbyterian Church of Everett holds Dinner at the Bell, a hot meal, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 2936 Rockefeller Ave. A shower trailer also is available. Toiletries offered second and fourth Wednesdays. Occasional laundry service. More info: 425-259-7139.
Community meal, Edmonds: Annie’s Community Kitchen, a service of Edmonds Lutheran Church, provides a free hot meal 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 23525 84th Ave. W. Volunteers welcome; help is needed each day of the week. More info: annieskitchen.edmondslutheran.org, or Bob Snyder at 425-772-0561.
Community meal, Everett: 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. A food bank is open 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Fridays; bring a reusable grocery bag. More info: faithineverett.com.
Community meal, Lake Stevens: The free Lake Stevens Community Supper is served 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Kids club, Everett: Calvary Baptist Church holds an Awana Children’s Club, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year. The free Bible club has groups for kids ages 3 to sixth grade. More info: www.calvarybaptisteverett.org, 425-259-1277.
Men’s breakfast, Everett: A free men’s breakfast is offered 8:30 a.m. third Saturdays at River of Life Church, 5218 S. Second St. Meet other men and share food, fellowship and encouragement. More info: Duane at 425-322-6504, or email@example.com.
Women’s Bible study: Everett First Christian Reformed Church holds Coffee Break, a women’s Bible study, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays starting Oct. 4 and continuing into April. Free childcare. The church is at 1429 McDougall Ave. Entry is on the north side of the building. More info: 425-252-7317, everettcrc.org.
Self-employed group: Self-employed people are encouraged to join the Spiritual Masterminds group, 9 to 11 a.m. second Saturdays at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. Cost is $5. Discussion, prayer and sending light to each other focusing on different areas of members’ businesses. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
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: Buddhist meditations and teachings are held 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Everett Public Market Building, 2804 Grand Ave., above the Sno-Isle Food Co-op. A branch class of Kadampa Meditation Center of Seattle. Suggested donation is $10, $5 for seniors, students and the unemployed. More info: 206-526-9565.
Healing circle: Happy Hearts Healing Circle is a weekly gathering open to all to lend support through the ups and downs of life, 7:15 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
Drum circle: Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W, hosts a free monthly drum circle at 10 a.m. third Saturdays. More info: John Bumanglag, email@example.com or 206-719-6449.
Buddhist study group: The Chenrezig Project, a Tibetan Buddhist study and practice group, meets online 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays (real-time and collaborative) and in person 6-8 p.m. Thursdays in Monroe. All are welcome. More info: www.chenrezigproject.org, info @chenrezigproject.org.
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.
Bethany Christian Assembly: The downtown Everett church offers a wide variety of classes, support groups and Bible studies for men, women, children, singles, seniors, widows and others. The church is at 2715 Everett Ave. More info: bcachurch.com/classes, 425-339-3303.
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.
Addiction help, Celebrate Recovery: Several local churches offer Celebrate Recovery support groups, a Christian 12-step recovery program “for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.” More info: www.celebraterecovery.com.
Addiction help, New Heart: New Heart Ministries offers recovery strategies for people struggling with addiction issues and their loved ones. Local support groups are held at churches in Bothell, Edmonds and Everett. More info: www.newheart ministry.com.
Addiction help, Buddhist: “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.
Weight loss group: A Weight Loss Hypnosis Support Group meets 10 a.m. first Saturdays at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. Cost is $10. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.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.
ESL class: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Bible Baptist Church, 805 W. Casino Road, Everett. Volunteers assist adults in reading, writing and speaking English in a positive environment. Free. Childcare available. More info: 425-353-6200, info@bible baptistchurch.net.
Citizenship class: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at Bible Baptist Church, 805 W. Casino Road, Everett. Free. Geared to limited English speakers from any language group. Study of the history and civics questions asked in an INS examination, mock interviews, and other help. More info: 425-923-0904, info@bible baptistchurch.net.