Special welcome: Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church will hold two special worship services Sunday away from its church to welcome the wider community. The church is at 3530 Colby Ave. in Everett, but at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be held at the Inn at Port Gardner, 1700 W. Marine View Drive, Everett.
"Abandonment & Doubt:" Lynnwood's Trinity Lutheran Church will host Peter Rollins, a writer, lecturer and storyteller, at "A Weekend with Peter Rollins: Abandonment & Doubt, The Unexplored Virtues" on Aug. 3-4. Tickets are $50, $40 for students, or $25 and $20 for one day. Rollins, founder of the faith group Ikon of Northern Ireland, will explore how art is used to express faith, darkness and anxiety. Also participating will be singer-songwriter Phil Nellis, a Seattle pastor and adjunct professor at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and Trinity Lutheran Church co-pastor Paul Sundberg. Church is at 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. To register: www.trinitylutheranchurch.com. Information, call Kelsey Plummer, 206-457-3387, or email Kelsey@trinitylutheranchurch.com.
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. Sunday 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.
Garage sale: Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish will host a church garage sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3-4. The church is at 330 Union Ave., Snohomish. Proceeds will buy yarn to make chemotherapy caps that church members donate to clinics and hospitals.
Harpist in Snohomish: Harpist Bronn Journey will play at concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave. The public is welcome at the concert sponsored by the church's Fellowship Division. It's free, but free-will offering will be taken. Cookies and beverages after the concert. Information: 360-568-6498 or www.snopres.org.
Rock the Block Party: View Ridge Community Church, 4800 Dogwood Drive, Everett, will host a Rock the Block Party 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25. The public is invited for a free barbecue, kids' haircuts and mini-spa treatments for mothers. Organizers plan to give 300 backpacks with school supplies to families that register at www.vrcc.tv or call 425-252-2188.
Christian preschool: Oak Harbor Christian School is accepting applications for its Little Eagles preschool program, which offers two-day, three-day and five-day programs for children ages 3 to 5. There is also a Tuesday and Thursday literacy enrichment program for 4-year-olds. Contact preschool director Michelle McVey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 675-2831 or visit www.oakharborchristain.org.
Shabbat morning services: Chabad Jewish Center is starting Saturday morning Shabbat services, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday followed by a 12:15 p.m. Kiddush luncheon. All Jewish people welcome. Center is at 19626 76th Ave. W, Suite B, Lynnwood.
Unity sermon: "A New Way of Being" is the topic of a sermon to be presented by Steve Towles at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living. A Unity minister for 28 years, Towles served at churches in Seattle and Edgewood, Wash., and in Nevada and California. He is a certificated Peacemaker for the World Wide Unity Ministries and has facilitated healing experiences. The church is at 3231 Colby Ave., Everett. 425-258-2244.
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. Information: www.fbc-everett.org or call 425-259-9166.
Holy Hawg Roast: The 19th annual Holy Hawg Roast, sponsored by Consider This Ministries, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at 6025 Grandview Road, Arlington. There will be live music by Little Hurricane, bike games and a bounce house for kids. Donations requested. Consider This Ministries sponsors clean-and-sober events. No alcohol, no drugs, no pets. Information: www.considerthisministries.org, or email email@example.com or call 360-435-5874.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a 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.
Crafters needed: Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Rita Court No. 957 is hosting a holiday craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29-30 at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 8717 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. To display and sell crafts or for information, call Charlene Osborn, 360-668-2545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Amazing Desert Journey:" free vacation Bible school for children ages 3 to 12 will be held 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6-10 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2521 Lombard Ave., Everett. Register online at www.immanueleverett.org or call 425-252-7038.
Free meals, clothing
Meals in Everett: Gold Creek Community Church hosts a free hot meal and provides sack lunches 5-6 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of every month in the parking lot of Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Clothes available some days.
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. Contact Sandra, 425-355-1042.
The Open Table: Marysville United Methodist Church hosts a free community lunch 1-2:30 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: 5-6:30 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.-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. Information: 425-252-1429 or 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-1 p.m., social hour 1-2 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: 4-6 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: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 913 Second Ave. 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: Open 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 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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