Apologetics conference: The Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County holds a mini-conference on “The Wonder of Design in Nature,” 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St. NE, Arlington. University of Leeds research professor Andy McIntosh will give two lectures on “The Wonder of Insect Flight” and “The Wonder of Hearing.” Refreshments and resources also available. More info: www.apologeticsforum.org.
Romanian Festival: The Three Holy Hierarchs Romanian Orthodox Church hosts a Romanian Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30. The church is at 6402 226th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace. Traditional Romanian food, music, dances and vendors. Admission is free. Free parking shuttle service available. More info: seattleromanianfestival.com.
Dental care: Hope Creek Charitable Foundation offers free dental services for adults, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 148th St. SE, Mill Creek. One free dental service per person. Other health screenings also available, as well as breakfast and lunch. Services are first come, first served. More info: 425-316-3333.
Falls forum: Edmonds Lutheran Church hosts a community forum on “Healthy Aging: Fall Prevention,” 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1. The church is at 23525 84th Ave. W. Guest speaker is Carolyn Ham of the Washington State Department of Health. Free. More info: www.edmondslutheran.org, 425-744-8090.
Simchat Torah: Dance with the Torah at Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County’s Simchat Torah Celebration, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 1 at 18717 76th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Free. All are welcome, but RSVP required. More info: jewishsnohomish.com, 425-741-9633.
Children’s choir: The Ugandan Children’s Choir performs at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W. Free. More info: www.edmonds lutheran.org, 425-744-8090.
Packing party: Help pack over 700 shoeboxes with gifts for children around the world at a packing party, 10 a.m. until the work is done on Oct. 6 at Christ the King Community Church, 825 Avenue D, Snohomish. For Operation Christmas Child. More info: 425-737-7867.
Barbershop concert: The Seattle Shores Chorus and the Seattle SeaChordsmen present a benefit concert for Operation Smile, 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the 92nd Street Church of Christ, 4226 92nd Street NE, Marysville. Freewill donation. Refreshments. More info: Dennis Niva, 360-653-2578.
Play: “The Folly of Frack,” a family-friendly and free play about methane emissions, fracking and more, is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1607 Fourth St., Marysville. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organ concert: Anne Laver opens the Trinity Artists at the Organ season with a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Suggested donation is $15, $10 seniors and students, or pay as able. More info: 425-778-2159.
Women’s luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon is 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurant, 122 128th St. SE, Everett. Cost is $19. Reservations due Oct. 4. Speaker is Carol Coffee of Surrey, B.C. Bring donations for Matthew House. More info: Connie, 425-774-4571 or email@example.com.
Blessing of the Pets: A Blessing of the Pets service for St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day is set for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W. More info: 425-744-8090.
CDM Spiritual Center: The meditation topic is “Healing,” 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at CDM Spiritual Center, 2402 Summit Ave., Everett. Lunch and healing time to follow. Child care provided. More info: 425-258-1449, cdm spiritualcenter.org.
Unity, Lynnwood: Spiritual Director Richard Loren Held presents the lesson, “Walking Each Other Home,” Sept. 30 at Unity in Lynnwood, 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m. More info: 425-741-7172, www.unityin lynnwood.org.
Unity, Everett: Everett Unity member Cindi Pedersen shares lessons learned on a recent trip to Hawaii in “It’s Always and Only Love,” 10 a.m. Sept. 30 at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244, www.everett unity.org.
Living Interfaith: Guest Steve Crawford speaks on “Spiritual Humanism,” 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Living Interfaith. The church meets at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 6915 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Services are held second and fourth Saturdays, September through June, except December, when services are the second and third Saturdays. More info: livinginterfaith.org.
GriefShare: Mountain View Presbyterian Church holds a GriefShare support group series, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4 to Jan. 17. GriefShare helps individuals cope with the death of someone close. Registration is requested. Workbooks are $15. The church is at 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. More info: 360-659-7777, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.calvary baptisteverett.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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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.-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. Hours vary; call to to schedule a pickup. 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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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