Benefit walk: Set Free, Stop Traffic, a 5k walk to benefit Peoria Home, will be held 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. today, starting from Marysville Free Methodist Church, 6715 Grove St. Damascus Road Church and MAPA also are sponsors. Registration is $15 or $25 per family. Peoria Home is a project of Snohomish County Sexual Exploitation Intervention Network. More info: www.setfreewalk2013.eventbrite.com, 360-659-7117.
Concert: The Lutheran Choral Association of Snohomish County, an ecumenical summer choir, will hold a concert at 7 p.m. today at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st Ave. NE, Marysville. The choir will be joined by members of the Music Hall Community Orchestra. The program will include classics and praise songs. Freewill offering.
Incredible Prophecies: The multimedia presentations continue at 7 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at Forest Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4132 Federal Ave., Everett. The series started Friday. The series explores "undeniable evidence that the Bible is true" and prophecies about end times. More info: 425-252-3438.
Pancake breakfast: North Sound Church holds its annual free pancake breakfast, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, to coincide with the Edmonds Classic Car Show. The church is at 404 Bell St., Edmonds. More info: 425-776-9800.
Back-to-School Blessing: A "Back-to-School Blessing" will be given during both services, 9 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) Sunday at Stanwood United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Drive NW. Students, community educators and staff personnel will be blessed as the school year begins. Gift bags will be distributed and refreshments served during the fellowship time. More info: 360-629-9555.
Concert: Summer Aire, musicians from area churches and the Everett Chorale who wanted to sing through the summer, will present a concert and ice cream social at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Broadway hits are the focus. Suggested donation is $5.
Food drive: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Arlington Stake hosts a week-long community food drive to support local food banks, Sept. 9-14. Donation boxes will be at local grocery stores and businesses in north Snohomish County and Camano Island. More info: 360-387-2530.
Day of Prayer: Everett Unity Center for Positive Living will participate in International Unity World Day of Prayer on Sept. 12, with guided meditation and prayer from 4-6 p.m., followed from 7-8 p.m. by a service with prayers for peace from many traditions. The church is at 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244.
Open house: Bible Baptist Church, 805 W. Casino Road in Everett, hosts an open house at 11 a.m. Sept. 15. Come see what church is all about. After the service, stay for a barbecue lunch and enjoy activities for the whole family. More info: 425-353-6200.
Concert fundraiser: The Mac Frampton Trio headlines Bridge the Gap, a fundraising concert and silent auction for Stanwood's Josephine Sunset Home, 2 p.m. Sept. 15. The concert will be held at the McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. Tickets are $25-$35; children age 12 and under are $10. Proceeds help cover the gap between the actual cost of medical care for long-term care residents and what is covered by Medicaid. More info: ticketing.mcintyrehall.org.
Women's luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women's Connection luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $22. Reservations required by Sept. 16. Carol Sanderson of Stampin' Up, musical guest Rhonda Jones, and speaker Linda Reinhardt will be featured. More info: Connie at 425-774-4571 or email@example.com.
Jewish High Holidays: Temple Beth Or (Everett) and Chabad of Snohomish County (Lynnwood) plan special holiday services this month. Registration is required. Call Temple Beth Or at 425-259-7125 or visit www.templebethor.org. Call Chabad at 425-741-9633 or visit www.jewishsnohomish.com.
Mental health focus: North Sound Church plans a sermon series on mental health topics this fall. The series, "Holding on to Hope: Mental Health and the Community of Faith," starts Sunday. The 8 a.m. service will be in the church sanctuary at Fourth and Bell streets in downtown Edmonds. The 9:30 and 11 a.m. services are held across the street at the Edmonds Conference Center, 201 Fourth Ave. N. Childcare available. More info: northsoundchurch.com.
Living Interfaith: The church is back from summer break to begin its fourth year. Next service is at 11 a.m. Sunday. "The Call of Interfaith" message will revisit the church's mission and goals. A potluck and discussion follows. The church meets at Alderwood Middle School, 20000 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: www.livinginterfaith.org.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague talks about "Creating a Juicy Life: Are You Living a Life that Sizzles?" at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living. "Let's choose together to have Joy be our compass." The church is at 3231 Colby Ave. Annual church picnic at Legion Park follows. More info: 425-258-2244.
Unity Lynnwood: Guest speaker Imam Jamal Rahman will present a message on "Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights and Practices to Awaken the Soul" at 10 a.m. Sunday at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. Rahman, originally from Bangladesh, is a Muslim Sufi minister and author. More info: 425-741-7172.
Torah studies: "Connecting: The Four Kinds and Their Lessons for Life" is the topic of the next class in this series held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $10 per class. Chabad of Snohomish County is at 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. More info: 425-640-2811, jewishsnohomish.com.
Spiritual seminar: "Talking With God," with local author and teacher Mary Ellen Flora, is set for 1-3:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at CDM Spiritual Teaching Center, 2402 Summit Ave., Everett. Cost is $75. More info: c-d-m.org.
Stephen Ministry: North Creek Presbyterian Church will host a Stephen Ministry Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 with registration starting at 8 a.m. This half-day, three-session workshop is designed to help congregations equip laypeople as caregivers. Cost is $15, or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. For more information and advance registration, contact Stephen Ministries at 314-428-2600 or www.stephenministry.org/workshop. The church is at 621 164th St. SE in Mill Creek.
Music classes: First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish has launched a community outreach program called Kaleidoscope Academy with private and group music classes in various instruments. More info: www.kaleidoscope123.org.
Christian businessmen: The Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America Everett chapter meets from 6-8 a.m. Wednesdays in the cafe at the Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St. More info: Tony, 206-948-7318.
Arts and crafts: Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Health holds a No Disabled Souls art class, 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The class is designed for people with disabilities, but anyone is welcome and encouraged to join. The arts and crafts social hour will be held in Hensen Hall's Green Room at 2619 Cedar St., Everett. More info: Carlene Nelson, 425-355-3138.
GriefShare, Everett: Northshore Christian Church hosts a GriefShare group Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., through Dec. 3. GriefShare helps people cope with the death of someone close. Child care available for evening sessions; RSVP required. The church is at 5700 23rd Drive W., Everett. More info: 425-407-1119.
GriefShare, Snohomish: Cross View Church hosts the support group 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in its library at 604 Ave. C E., Snohomish. Cost is $20. Scholarships available. To register or for more information, call 360-568-5886.
Sharing the Caring: Spiritual support group meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE in Marysville. Spiritual support for families caring for disabled loved ones at home. A safe place where people can share their frustrations freely without judgment and receive encouragement and support. More info: 360-659-7777 or Katie at 360-653-0167.
Independent Bible Study: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Christian Science Reading Room, 1718 Broadway, Everett. More info: 425-252-9182.
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.
Dental care: Free urgent dental care for adults without dental insurance will be offered from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 148th St. SE in Mill Creek. Stand in line the day of event, or reserve one of the limited appointment times by calling 425-312-5595. One dental service per person. Patients with the most urgent needs will be served first. Free breakfast and lunch will be served.
Sanctuary Ministries: Provides gently used clothes from 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 of clothing, bedding and shoes welcome. More info: 360-386-9871.
Kloz 4 Kidz: 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.
Loaves and Fishes: A free community supper is offered 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at Sultan Community United Methodist Church, 212 Birch St., Sultan.
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.
Community meals: 5-6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. On Sept. 10, it's meatloaf and baked potatoes. On Sept. 24, enjoy tacos and chili. All are invited.
The Cove: A free breakfast and take-out lunch, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at First Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-9191.
Meals, clothes, dental: Gold Creek Community Church provides a free hot meal and sack lunches, 5-6 p.m. the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Clothes available some days. Qualified persons can sign up for free urgent dental care from a dental van that comes monthly. Ask Jessica for details and how to sign up.
Salt of the Earth: Soup kitchen is open at 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. 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.
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