Mardis Gras: Edmonds Lutheran Church hosts its second annual Mardi Gras Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, complete with Dixieland jazz music, games, face-painting and a huge pancake breakfast. This is a free event and all are welcome. The church is at 23525 84th Ave. W. More info: 425-744-8090.
Israeli author visit: Jonathan "Ziki" Scharf, a former member of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and author of the novel "South of Jericho," will speak at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Chabad of Snohomish County, 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. Light refreshments will be served. A $5 donation is requested. More info: 425-640-2811.
Women's luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women's Connection luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $22. The music guest is Betty Foster. The speaker is Darien Parsons, who will share "Light Your Candle: Finding Your True Light." Reservations required by Monday. More info: Connie at 425-774-4571 or email@example.com.
Focus on Palestine: Our Savior's Lutheran Church hosts a Mission Festival Feb. 17 that focuses on the continued struggles faced in Palestine. The guest speaker is Ronald J. Young, a consultant to the National Interreligious Initiative for Peace in the Middle East. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m. with forums following each service at 10 a.m. and noon. The church is at 215 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. More info: 425-252-0413, www.oslc-everett.org.
Lenten speaker: Author and speaker Tom Curran presents "Confession: Five Sentences That Will Heal Your Life" from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18. The special Lenten presentation is hosted by St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6511 176th St. SW, Lynnwood. A freewill offering will be taken.
Unity Lynnwood: The lesson at Unity Church in Lynnwood at 10 a.m. Sunday is "Love and Beauty," a new take on Valentine's Day with Richard Held. Held, who has presented with such notables as Maya Angelou, is the church's administrator and a candidate for a doctor of divinity degree from Emerson Theological Institute. The church is at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood. More info: 425-741-7172.
Unity Everett: "Being in Love" will be the lesson given by Susan Marshall at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Church, 3231 Colby Ave. This will focus on expanding our view of what love is. Marshall is a licensed Unity teacher. More info: 425-258-2244.
Living Interfaith: Living Interfaith Church celebrates World Interfaith Harmony Week at its service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church meets at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Initiated in Jordan and adopted by the United Nations, World Interfaith Harmony Week is an attempt to recognize and celebrate the world's diverse spiritual paths. More info: LivingInterfaith@Frontier.com.
GriefShare: Mountain View Presbyterian Church begins its winter/spring series of GriefShare, a support group aimed at helping individuals cope with the death of someone close. The weekly Thursday meetings, held 10 a.m. to noon, are open to the public and run through May 9. Workbooks are $15. Join any time. Registration recommended: 360-659-7777. The church is at 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. More info: www.mtvpc.org.
"Beyond 2012" classes: Local author, yoga instructor and radio commentator Roy Holman presents a four-class series at the Everett Unity Church of Positive Living called, "Beyond 2012: Wake Up!" Attend any or all of the four classes and receive a copy of his book, "Healing Self, Healing Earth." Classes touch on a variety of topics, including meditation and an energy shift update. Classes are from 1-3 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 24. The church is at 3231 Colby Ave., Everett. More info: 425-258-2244.
Torah studies: The next Wednesday night class is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13 on the topic of "Jewish Idol: Giving in to the Urge for Idolatry." Cost is $10 per class. Chabad of Snohomish County is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: 425-640-2811.
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 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.
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.
Free Meals, Clothing
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.
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.
Loaves and Fishes free community supper: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
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.
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.
Breakfast in Everett: First Covenant Church holds The Cove, a free breakfast and take-out lunch, from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. The church is at 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-9191.
Meals in Everett: Gold Creek Community Church hosts a free hot meal and provides sack lunches, 4-5 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.
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.
Faith Lutheran Church free community meals: Dinners are held 5-6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Lunches are held noon to 1 p.m., with a social hour following until 2 p.m., the fourth Thursday of the month. Anyone who needs a hot meal and conversation is welcome. Referrals to other community services are also available. Faith Lutheran is at 6708 Cady Road, Everett. More info: 425-353-4758.
Community dinner at Zion Lutheran Church: 6 p.m. Wednesdays with worship following at 7 p.m. From Feb. 20 to March 20, the dinners will be held at Faith Lutheran church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Zion Lutheran Church is at 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-1429 or www.zionlutheranofeverett.com.
First Nazarene Church of Everett lunch: Noon every Monday at 2502 Lombard Ave., Everett.
Everett First Baptist Church Friday meal outreach: 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Everett First Baptist, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett.
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.
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.
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.
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