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Published: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Faith calendar

Advent Market Faire: First Presbyterian Church in Everett will hold a St. Matthew's Advent Market Faire before and after the 10 a.m. service Sunday with shopping opportunities where the profit benefits those who are hurting. Booths include product from Ethical Choices, free-trade coffee from Zippy's and Tierra Nueva, Syrian crosses made by refugees, Heifer International, and more. The church is at 2936 Rockefeller Ave. More info: 425-259-7139.
Menorah lighting: Chabad of Snohomish County holds a Grand Menorah Lighting Celebration, 4 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Plaza, 121 Fifth Ave. N. in Edmonds. There will be Chanukah donuts. Mayor Dave Earling also will attend. More info:
Baroque Christmas concert: Quintessence, a quintet of classical musicians playing recorders of all sizes, perform 6 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be taken in support of the concert series. More info: 425-252-3757.
Dreidel tournament: A community Chanukah celebration will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chabad of Snohomish County, 19626 76th Ave. W., Suite B, Lynnwood. A dreidel tournament highlights the event, along with a menorah lighting and latkes. More info:
Concert: A free 75-minute pre-Christmas concert, "Angels Are Making Their Rounds," involving seven downtown Everett churches, will be held 1:15 p.m. Dec. 6 at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett. An organ prelude, a 70-voice chorale, drama, carols, bells and more.
Gaza talk: Eva Bartlett, a Canadian human rights activist and journalist who has lived in Gaza, will share some of her experiences at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. More info: 425-259-7139.
Living Nativity: Come follow the star at a Walk-thru Living Nativity, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at Cedarhome Adventist Church, 28505 68th Ave. NW in Stanwood. The walk takes 15 to 20 minutes, with cookies and hot drinks at the end. More info: 360-629-2441.
Christmas concert: The Jubilee Christmas Tour comes to Bothell for a concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 7, at Cedar Park Assembly of God, 16300 112th Ave. NE. The concert features The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. Reserve tickets ($20-$30) online at, or by phone at 800-965-9324.
Christmas concert: Village Voices from the East County Senior Center will perform at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at First Congregational Church of Maltby, 21111 86th Ave. SE, Snohomish. More info: 360-668-6011.
Women's luncheon: The next Mill Creek Christian Women's Connection luncheon will have a Christmas theme and start at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Carol sing-a-long with music guest Bernie Sutton. Speaker Brenda Peterson will share "Remember: We Have Hope." Cost is $22. Donations for Matthew House children also will be gathered. Reservations due Dec. 9. More info: Connie at 425-774-4571 or
Nativity Festival: Hundreds of nativities from around the world, a live nativity scene and live musical performances mark the Arlington Festival of the Nativities, running 6-9 p.m. Dec. 12-13 and 3-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15. The non-denominational event is hosted at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 17222 43rd Ave. NE, Arlington. Admission is free. More info:
Holiday party: Families are invited to celebrate the holidays at a free Children's Party, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Greater Trinity Baptist Church, 11229 4th Ave. W., Everett. Highlighting the events is a puppet show starring George, the 8-foot puppet star of Giraffe and Staff Puppet Company. There also will be holiday songs, refreshments, and finger puppet-making for the children after the show. For ages 1-10. More info: 425-923-4190.
Bluegrass Advent: A Bluegrass Gospel music service will welcome the first Sunday of Advent at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church of Maltby, 21111 86th Ave. SE, Snohomish. More info: 360-668-6011.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague speaks on "Faith, Hope: How Much Do You Trust Other People?" at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. And how much do you trust Spirit? More info: 425-258-2244.
Unity Lynnwood: "The Archetypes of Christmas" will be presented in a series of talks by Spiritual Director R. Loren Held, beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. Whether celebrating in this season, the birth of the Divine Potential within us, or the birth of Jesus, there will be inspiration in these messages. The church meets at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
Meetings, classes
Torah studies: "Moses and Marx: Is Socialism a Jewish Ideal?" 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,
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, Marysville: Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, hosts the support group 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Jan. 16. Workbooks for the 14-session series are $15. Registration is recommended. More info: 360-659-7777.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music classes: First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish offers a community outreach program called Kaleidoscope Academy with private and group music classes in various instruments. More info:
Meals, clothing
Single moms: Life House is a new Christian ministry in Arlington that serves single pregnant women and single moms, particularly the homeless and displaced. The group offers housing, classes, support groups and more. The ministry seeks donations of baby supplies, as well as mentors, child care volunteers and help with fundraising. More info: 360-548-3177,
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. Free warm clothing also available. A representative from Molina Healthcare will discuss health care coverage issues if needed. All are invited. The ministry also seeks donations of warm jackets, sweaters and socks, as well as volunteers.
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 people 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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