Community prayer: A short community prayer gathering will be at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, and the last Sunday of each month, at the Legion Memorial Park gazebo, 114 N. Olympic Ave., downtown Arlington. There will be prayer for families, young people, and against the use of illegal drugs, alcohol and violence. More info: Vicki Adams at 425-330-0585 or Kim Speed at 425-210-7573.
Cupcake Wars: Gospel Light, 2801 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett, will present "Cupcake Wars," a Christmas program, at 5 p.m. Sunday. Regular morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. with special music. More info: 425-870-3086.
New Year's Eve: Bethany Christian Assembly holds a special service to celebrate the New Year from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. A family-friendly celebration follows until 1 a.m. The church is at 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. More info: 425-339-3303 ext. 119.
Concert: The Southern gospel quartet, the Dixie Melody Boys, will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Crossroads Assembly, 18527 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood. A $10 donation at the door and freewill offering will be taken. More info: 425-771-7735.
New church: Grace Holiness Church is a newly forming church in Marysville that follows Wesleyan Armenian doctrine and describes itself as conservative in lifestyle and music. The church meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at 4907 88th St. NE. More info: 360-657-5655.
Christmas service: 10 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Ave., Everett, with carols and the Christmas story. More info: 425-252-1239.
Anniversary: Hope Covenant Church celebrates its one-year anniversary with a celebration worship service and reception at 10 a.m. Jan. 13. The church meets at Lake Stevens Middle School, 1031 91st Ave. SE. The church has grown from 11 families to more than 100 people. Each service closes with the same words: "Don't go to church. Be the church!"
Independent Bible Study: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Christian Science Reading Room, 1718 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-9182.
No Disabled Souls Ministry: Anyone with special needs is welcome at No Disabled Souls Ministry sessions 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month in Green Room off Henson Hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. The ministry focuses on art as a therapeutic tool. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
Torah Studies: Chabad of Snohomish County hosts Torah Studies classes 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Torah Studies is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Classes run through Dec. 26 at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: www.jewishsnohomish.com or 425-640-2811.
Christ-based recovery group: Harbor Light Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett, hosts a recovery group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to all. More info: 425-353-2837 or 206-427-5123.
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Sanctuary Ministries: 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. More info: 360-386-9871.
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 the 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 needed to help cook, set up, serve and clean up. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.
Annie's Community Kitchen: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds. All are invited for food and fellowship.
Dinner at the Bell: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-7139.
Dinner Bell Outreach: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-7224.
Sanctuary Care Ministries: Free clothing available 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sanctuary Ministries Church, 15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens. More info: 360-386-9871.
Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: Dinners resume Jan. 2 and will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays thereafter at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-1429 or www.zionlutheranofeverett.com.
Community dinner at Northlake Christian Church: 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at 19029 North Road, Bothell. More info: 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. the fourth Thursday of the month. Faith Lutheran is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett. More info: 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 at Mountain View Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville. Children welcome. More info: 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 and Thursdays. Recovery meetings held at 6 p.m. Mondays. The Salvation Army is at 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-259-8129.
Snohomish community kitchen at St. John's: 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the church at 913 Second Ave. More info: 360-568-4622.
Valley Clothing: 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 17146 Beaton Road SE, Monroe. More info: 360-794-7749. Clothing donations accepted during open hours or by arrangement. Email SnoValleyClothing@yahoo.com.
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