Faith and church calendar
Big recycling event: Edmonds Lutheran Church is joining with 1 Green Planet to host a recycling event 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the church parking lot at 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. Large and small items will be accepted, including: computers, laptops, printers, computer parts, faxes, scanners, modems, wires, toners, computer batteries, washers, dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, CD and DVD players, speakers, TV monitors, bikes, motorcycles, boats, cars, trucks, batteries, barbeques, lawn mowers, fitness equipment, medical equipment, aluminum cans, newspapers and books.
"Torah Studies: Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County will present classes from a Torah Studies program developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. All classes except Sept. 19 are at 7:30 p.m. Classes include: "Opportunity in Disguise," July 25; "The Jewish Festival of Love," Aug. 1; "Homeland or Holy Land," Aug. 8; "Too Much of a Good Thing," Aug. 15; "Justice and Compassion," Aug. 22; "Firstborn Rights," Aug. 29; "Kosher Pride," Sept. 5; "A Sword in the Bedroom," Sept. 12; "Just One More Second Chance," 8 p.m. Sept. 19; "The Pursuit of Happiness," Sept. 27. To register online: www.jewishsnohomish.com/templates/section_cdo/aid/1891181/jewish/JLI-Torah-Studies.htm. The Chabad Center is at 7813 218th St. SW, Suite 52, Edmonds. Information: 718-730-3375.
Two faiths together: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, Seattle Chapter, which has a center in Lynnwood, and Temple B'nai Torah in Bellevue will come together to observe the Muslim fast of Ramadan and the Jewish fast of Tisha B'av at 7 p.m. July 29 at the temple, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue. There will be a combined evening service of breaking the fast together, a presentation on Ramadam, and Holy Quran and Torah exhibitions.
Unity talk: "Fear Not" is the topic of a talk by Ray Holman at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living. Holman is the author of "Healing Self, Healing Earth: Awakening Presence, Power, and Passion" and "Poems from the Passionate Heart: Reflections on Healing and Awakening." A certified yoga and meditation instructor, Holman also presents a weekly health and healing commentary on KSER (90.7 FM). The church is at 3231 Colby Ave., Everett. 425-258-2244.
Welcome services: Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church will hold two special worship services outside its church to welcome people. The church is at 3530 Colby Ave. in Everett, but at 9:30 a.m. July 29 and 11 a.m. July 29, services will be held at the Inn at Port Gardner, 1700 W. Marine View Drive, Everett.
Community Worship Service: First Baptist Church of Everett hosts a Community Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month in the main worship center, 1616 Pacific Ave. Music provided by the Rev. John Sinkevitch. On Aug. 17, the guest speaker will be the Rev. Fred Prinzing. For more information, go to www.fbc-everett.org or call 425-259-9166.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a Christ-based recovery group at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Meetings open to all who need healing from hurts and habits. 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.
vacation BIBLE SCHOOLS
Mega Sports Camp: View Ridge Community Church is sponsoring a free Mega Sports Camp at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday at Madison Elementary School, 616 Pecks Drive, Everett. The camp is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade interested in basketball, baseball, soccer or cheer leading. There will be snacks and music daily. Information or to register: www.vrcc.tv or 425-252-2188.
"Amazing Desert Journey:" free vacation Bible school for children ages 3 to 12 will be held 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6-Aug. 10 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2521 Lombard Ave., Everett. Register online at www.immanueleverett.org or call 425-252-7038.
FREE MEALS, CLOTHES
Salt of the Earth Soup Kitchen: noon Tuesdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free sack lunches or hot meals served to the homeless, low-income seniors and families, and kids on the street. Volunteers, able to lift 50 pounds and use stairs, are needed to help cook, set up, serve and clean up. A box truck, the size of a U-Haul truck, is needed to pick up food for food banks. Contact Sandra, 425-355-1042.
The Open Table: Marysville United Methodist Church hosts a free community lunch 1 to 2:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month. Church is at 5600 64th St. NE, Marysville. To volunteer or donate, call 360-659-8521.
Annie's Community Kitchen: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Avenue W., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.
Dinner at the Bell: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-259-7139.
Dinner Bell Outreach: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-252-7224.
Sanctuary Care Ministries: Free clothing: 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sanctuary Ministries Church, 15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens. 360-386-9871.
Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. For more information, call 425-252-1429 or go to www.zionlutheranofeverett.com.
Community dinner at Northlake Christian Church: 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month at 19029 North Road, Bothell. 425-672-8044.
First Nazarene Church of Everett lunch: noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.
Faith Lutheran Church free community lunch: Noon to 1 p.m., social hour 1 to 2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month, Faith Lutheran, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. 425-353-4758.
Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Everett First Baptist, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
The Table free community dinner: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. 360-659-0445.
Loaves and Fishes free community supper: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
Salvation Army of Everett fellowship meals: 5:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Recovery meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays. 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-259-8129.
Snohomish community kitchen at St. John's: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 913 Second Ave. 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of every month, 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. 360-794-7749. Clothing donations accepted during open hours or by arrangement. Email SnoValleyClothing@yahoo.com.
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