Faith Calendar for Dec. 1 to 15, 2018

EVENTS

Bazaar, Everett: The annual St. Nicholas Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Fair is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. Lunch will be served. All proceeds will be used for holiday baskets and for funding an elevator to make the building more accessible. More info: 425-252-4129.

Bazaar, Arlington: A holiday bazaar runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 E Fifth St. Needle art pieces, Bargain Boutique, lunch and pie, plus a quilt raffle, silent auction and vendors. Proceeds support the food bank, a weekly food bank lunch program, and other helping ministries. More info: 360-435-8565.

Bazaar, Snohomish: The annual Holiday Bazaar runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 913 Second St. Baked goods, handcrafted items, dolls, Christmas decorations, jams, gifts and much more. Proceeds benefit the women’s ministry. More info: 360-568-4622.

Bazaar, Everett: The Catholic Daughters Christmas Craft Fair is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 8517 7th Ave. SE. Proceeds benefit Cocoon House, Providence Hospice and Mercy Watch. More info: 425-353-1211.

Menorah lighting: The annual public Menorah Lighting Ceremony is set for 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W. Also includes speeches, treats, kids activities and music. Bring a candle. More info: 425-787-2770, jewishsnohomish.com.

Taproot play: Taproot Theatre performs its touring production of “Nativity on the Square,” 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Zion Lutheran Church, 329 Avenue A, Snohomish. A soup supper precedes at 5:30 p.m. More info: snohomishsecretary@gmail.com, 360-568-2700.

Bazaar, Lake Stevens: A Holiday Craft and Bake Sale runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Homemade pies, cookies, fudge, jams and jellies, and Scandinavian breads, along with crafts, raffle, door prizes and lunch bar. More info: 425-334-0421.

Women’s luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon is 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurant, 122 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $19. Reservations due Dec. 6. Carola Meerkerk speaks on “The Roller Coaster of Life,” with music by harpist Lolly Brasseur and singer Adrienne McGruder. More info: Connie, 425-774-4571 or millcreekcwc@gmail.com.

Celtic Christmas, Edmonds: A Celtic Christmas Concert of varied European and Celtic infused Christmas music is held 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 21405 82nd Place W. Admission is a donation to the Chase Lake Community School Safety Net Program. More info: 425-778-0371, stalbansedmonds@gmail.com

Celtic Christmas, Everett: The Beggar Boys perform a Celtic Christmas Concert of both ancient and modern pieces is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. Tickets are $15 to $20 at brownpapertickets.com or at the door. More info: 425-252-4129.

Christmas concert: Boeing Employees Choir presents its annual Musical Christmas Festival, 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church, 1210 132nd St. SE, Mill Creek. Everyone welcome. Free will offering. More info: 425-338-7845.

SERVICES

Unity, Lynnwood: Guest speaker Rev. Nina Clark presents the lesson “All In” for Commitment Sunday, Nov. 18 at Unity in Lynnwood, 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m. More info: 425-741-7172, www.unityinlynnwood.org.

Living Interfaith: Joseph Lee Conrad, Yin Ming Shakya, will relate the story of Buddha becoming Awakened and a way to incorporate the lessons into daily practice for a Bodhi Day service, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Living Interfaith. The church meets at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 6915 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Services will be held back-to-back weekends this month (normally second and fourth Saturdays). More info: livinginterfaith.org.

MEETINGS, CLASSES

Apologetics Forum: The Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County meets next at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St. NE, Arlington. Creation Quest founder Pay Roy speaks on “Journey to Novarupta.” Refreshments and resources also available. More info: www.apologeticsforum.org.

MOPS: MOPS, or Mothers of Preschoolers, offers programs for moms of children who are infants to school age. MOPS and MOMSnext chapters meet at a number of local churches. Find one near you at www.mops.org.

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 info@rivercce.org.

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, administrator@trinityeverett.org.

Sewers: Sewers gather two Saturdays a month at Bethel Baptist Church (2625 Hoyt Ave., Everett) to work on charitable projects. Help make hospital gowns and butterfly pillows for hospitals and care facilities at 9 a.m. second Saturdays. Help make reusable personal sanitary kits for girls in underserved countries through Days for Girls at 9 a.m. third Saturdays. More info: 425-252-0249.

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, jtbsfo@gmail.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 ronnlarpenteur@msn.com.

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@biblebaptist church.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@biblebaptist church.net.

MEALS, CLOTHING

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, joan.jolly@gmail.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, Marysville: Saint Joseph’s House is a free clothing (infant to adult) and small household items resource at 1925 Fourth St. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays; closed fifth Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays of the month. More info: 360-651-8246.

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, noon to 2 p.m. first and third Wednesdays. Office is closed Fridays. 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 to 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: supper@ebenezerlakestevens.org.

Community meal, Mountlake Terrace: Bethesda Community Table serves free meals at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 23406 56th Ave. W. Free groceries available many Sundays as well. More info: 425-778-6390.

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, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Bethel Baptist Church, 2625 Hoyt Ave., to the homeless, low-income seniors and families, and kids on the street. Entrance is behind the church in the Annex building in the alley. 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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