12 Days of Christmas: A 12 Days of Christmas Festival wraps up 2:30-6 p.m. Dec. 16 at Freeborn Lutheran Church, 2304 300th St. NW, Stanwood. Chrismtas light walk around outdoor gardens, live music, games, crafts, food and Santa. Dinner available 4-6 p.m. “Journey to the Manger” performance at 6:30 p.m. More info: 360-629-3149, www.free bornchurch.org.
Gold Creek Christmas: A Gold Creek Christmas is a 90-minute seasonal celebration featuring “America’s Got Talent” finalists, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 148th St. SE, Mill Creek. Tickets are $25 to $50. More info: event brite.com.
Christmas play: Lifeway Foursquare Church presents the play, “Christmas Choir,” a comedy, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Olympic Theatre, 107 S Olympic Ave., Arlington. Admission is $5, $20 per family. Or in lieu of ticket prices, bring a donation for children ages 11-18 (new toys, clothing or toiletries). Donations will be given to the local state social services office to distribute to older children in the foster care system. More info: facebook.com/lifeway4sq.
Bethlehem lecture: A free community forum, “What’s Going On in Bethlehem this Christmas?” with Palestine Chronicle editor Ramzy Baroud, is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W. More info: 425-409-1895.
Holiday concert: The Boeing Employees Choir performs “Up In The Air,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church, 1210 132nd St. SW, Mill Creek. Freewill offering. More info: 425-338-7845.
Candles and carols: “Starlight in Bethlehem,” a candlelight lessons and carols concert, is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2617 Cedar St., Everett. More info: 425-349-7014.
Christmas concert: Open Door Baptist Church holds a free Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 11:15 a.m. Dec. 17. The church is at 17014 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Adult and children’s choirs. Childcare available for ages 0-3. More info: 425-743-4922, www.opendoorbaptist.com.
Cantata: A Chancel Choir Cantata is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-7139.
Christmas musical: Calvary Baptist Church presents a Christmas musical performance, 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 17. The church is at 3332 Colby Ave., Everett.
“Messiah”: A complete performance of Handel’s “Messiah” by Orchestra Seattle and Seattle Chamber Singers is 3-6 p.m. Dec. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets are $25, $20 seniors, $10 students. More info: www.osscs.org.
Moment of Peace: Slow down with “A Moment of Peace,” 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. The Baha’i-organized gathering includes writings from many faith traditions, inspirational quotations and stories, and music. For people of any faith. More info: lightofunitywa @gmail.com, www.facebook.com/LightofUnityWA.
Chanukah: Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County presents a “Lights of Unity” indoor Chanukah celebration with crafts, menorah lighting and olive press workshop, 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Snohomish County Executive office, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: jewishsnohomish.com.
Christmas concert: The Overman Family Musicians free Christmas concert is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Reception follows. A freewill offering will be taken in support of the performers. More info: 425-252-3757.
“Messiah” singalong: Sing along with Handel’s “Messiah” at the 10th annual community MessiahSing, 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at St Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1318 Highway 532, Camano Island. Freewill offering. More info: 360-629-3969.
Unity, Lynnwood: Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held continues his December series on “The Christ,” Dec. 17 at Unity in Lynnwood, 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m. More info: 425-741-7172, www.unityinlynnwood.org.
Unity, Everett: Rev. Joanna Gabriel presents “Finding the Gift,” 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. Use this sacred time to begin the spiritual journey anew. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
Living Interfaith: Living Interfaith Church celebrates “Chanukah, Spiritual Freedom and Holy Days,” 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16. “We’ll observe the need for all of us to be free to walk the spiritual path of our choice, as well as ponder how fixated we can become with ritual.” The church meets at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 6915 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: livinginterfaith.org.
Blue Christmas, Stanwood: A Blue Christmas worship service for those experiencing grief and other personal pain, 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Stanwood United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Drive NW. More info: 360-629-9555.
Blue Christmas, Everett: A Blue Christmas service of reflection and prayer for those who struggle with the holidays is at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., in conjunction with Our Common Ground. The night includes a mini-play from church youth. More info: 425-252-7224.
Blue Christmas, Everett: A Blue Christmas service is at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-252-4129.
Candle lighting, Everett: Christmas candle lighting ceremony to celebrate the holiday season, 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everettunity.org.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 10 a.m. Dec. 24 at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., in conjunction with Liberation United Church of Christ. A Christmas pageant with a balloon artist. Children should arrive by 9:30 a.m. to receive their balloon costume. More info: 425-252-7224.
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 360-862-3674, or email@example.com.
Celebrate Recovery, Snohomish: Snohomish Church of the Nazarene offers a Celebrate Recovery group, a free support program for those overcoming many kinds of “hurts, habits and hang-ups.” The church is at 1017 13th St. More info: snoaz.org/CR.
Celebrate Recovery, Everett: Bethany Christian Assembly holds a Celebrate Recovery group 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the activity center at the church, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. Seeking to free people from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors through the power of Jesus. More info: Pastor John Simpson, 425-330-7900.
Addiction help, Bothell: Park Ridge New Heart Ministry offers a free potluck-style supper 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by a casual meeting at 7 p.m., offering recovery strategies for people struggling with addiction issues and their loved ones. Everyone is welcome. No church background required. Held at Park Ridge Community Church, 3805 Maltby Road in Bothell. More info: 425-893-9609.
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 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.
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.
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.
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: 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 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.-1 p.m. third Saturdays at Christ The King, 825 Avenue D. Free clothing for men, women and children. More info: 360-568-7271.
Clothing, Everett: Trinity Lutheran Church offers free clothes for men, women and children at The Clothes Rack clothing closet, open 10 a.m. to noon second Tuesdays in the church’s administration building, 2324 Lombard Ave. More info: 425-252-1239.
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 small food and clothing bank with fresh produce also is offered 12-2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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: email@example.com.
Community meal, Mountlake Terrace: Bethesda Community Table is a free meal served 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 23406 56th Ave. W. Breakfast is 9-10 a.m. 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, 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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