Defending ladies team champions, “Tee Par Tee” — from left, Sandy Songstad, Stacey Songstad, Cindy Lund and Anna Penner — display their winning trophies at the Calvary Open Golf Tournament, held Aug. 27 at Kayak Point Golf Course. The 2016 event raised over $3,000 for Operation Christmas Child, a program of Samaritan’s Purse that sends gifts and necessities in shoebox-sized packages to children in impoverished areas of the world. Over 140 golfers took part. Teams that brought filled shoeboxes lowered their score by one stroke. The annual tournament is hosted by Calvary Arlington church. To learn more, go to (Contributed photo)

Faith Calendar for Sept. 10-24


Compassion Experience: Compassion International, a child sponsorship group, wraps up its Compassion Experience tour Sept. 10-12 in the parking lot of Christian Faith Center, 13000 21st Drive SE, Everett. Visitors take a self-guided journey into the lives and stories of two children living in Ethiopia or the Dominican Republic via a replicated living space. More info:

Pancake breakfast: North Sound Church serves up a free pancake breakfast 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 11 during the Edmonds Classic Car Show. Breakfast will be served at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Bell Street. Church services are 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. at 404 Bell St. More info: 425-776-9800,

9/11 unity: An Interfaith Symposium and Blood Drive hosted by the Seattle chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is set for Sept. 11. Admission is free and open to the public. Events include a Muslims for Life blood drive and food bank drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and an interfaith service, “Standing Together in Difficult Times,” 1-2:30 p.m. All events are at the Bait-ul-Ehsaan Mosque, 23515 Old Owen Road, Monroe. The Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation also will hold its Sunday service there, at 11 a.m., as an expression of unity. More info:

Picnic: Everett Unity Center for Positive Living holds its annual picnic following its Sunday service, arriving about 12 p.m. Sept. 11 at Legion Memorial Park, 144 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Meet the congregation and join in the fun. More info: 425-258-2244,

Faith and the Future: Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal Rahman, Abbot Genjo Marinello, Rev. Cathy Chalmers and Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held hold a conversation about human religious systems and their role in our evolving world with “On Faith and the Future,” 2-4 p.m. Sept. 11 at Unity in Lynnwood, 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172,

Concert: First Presbyterian Church of Everett hosts its 10th annual “Summer Aire” concert, 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at 2936 Rockefeller Ave. The combined choir shares a variety of tunes, from Broadway to classical works. The theme of this year’s concert is “Our America.” The free concert will be followed by an ice cream social. More info: 425-259-7139.

Back to School Blessing: Students and school staff are invited to receive a Back To School Blessing at Stanwood United Methodist Church on Sept. 18. Service times are 9 a.m. (traditional) or 10:45 a.m. (contemporary). The church is at 27128 102nd Drive NW. More info: 360-629-9555.Revival: Second Baptist Church in Everett holds an Inspiration Week revival, 7 p.m. daily Sept. 21-23. The church is at 2801 Virginia Ave. The featured speaker for Men’s Day Sept. 21 is the Rev. Frankie Coleman of Sinclair Missionary Baptist Church. The featured speaker for Women’s Day Sept. 22 is Pastor Julia Hampton of Seattle International Church. Sept. 23 is Youth Day. More info:, 425-259-6545.

Friends of the Poor: The annual Friends of the Poor Walk and Run is set for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, 4200 88th St. NE, Marysville. Registration is at 8 a.m. Walkers, sponsors and donations are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Mary’s Parish, a nonprofit that helps those living in poverty with utility bills, ORCA transportation cards, beds and other needs. More info: Chris Floyd, 360-659-1810 or


Bethany Christian Assembly: The Everett church opens a Marysville campus with a service at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Services will be held at Marysville Getchell High School (8301 84th St. NE) in conjunction with the Everett location.

Living Interfaith: Living Interfaith Church meets 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10, its first service of the 2016-17 season. “This fall ingathering will be a reminder of how needed Interfaith is when so many are so strident condemning the faiths of others.” Led by minister Steven Greenebaum. The church meets at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 6915 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Services are second and fourth Saturdays (except July, August and December) and focus on a variety of faith traditions. More info:

Unity, Lynnwood: Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held presents “What I Believe” Sept. 11 at Unity in Lynnwood, 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m. More info: 425-741-7172,

Unity, Everett: Author Roy Holman, of Holman Health Connections, speaks on “The Happy Side of Hate,” 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244,


Drumming workshop: Edmonds Lutheran Church holds a drumming workshop with Bill Matthews of Fremont Drum, 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at 23525 84th Ave. W. Drums provided. Suggested donation is $10. The church hosts a free monthly drum circle as well (10 a.m. third Saturdays). More info: John Bumanglag, or 206-719-6449.

Financial Peace, Edmonds: Edmonds Lutheran Church offers the nine-week, Bible-based Financial Peace University program, 4:30-6 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 20. Topics include budgeting, getting out of debt, preparing for retirement, investing, insurance and more. Cost is $100 per individual or family and includes a workbook. Registration required; go to and enter the church’s ZIP code (98026). More info: 425-744-8090.

GriefShare, Everett: Northshore Christian Church, 5700 23rd Drive W. in Everett, hosts this support group Tuesdays through Dec. 6. Sessions are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care available at evening session with RSVP. A special “Surviving the Holidays” class is 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 19. More info: 425-407-1119.

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,

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:

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:, 425-339-3303.

River of Life: Free classes are offered at River of Life Community Church, 5218 S. Second Ave., Everett. Community garden planning sessions are at 1 p.m. the first and third Saturdays. Other classes also are available. 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

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,

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. Seeking to free people from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors through the power of Jesus. More info: Pastor John Simpson, 425-330-7900.

Celebrate Recovery, Mukilteo: 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:

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.

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.

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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