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Published: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Faith calendar

Events
Journey to Bethlehem: Gold Creek Church hosts "The Christmas Experience: Journey to Bethlehem," a 21-shop marketplace and live nativity complete with a camel and other barnyard animals, through Tuesday. The free, interactive experience seeks to recreate Joseph and Mary's entrance into Bethlehem. A candlelight service with acoustic carols also will be held on the hour. Event hours are 5:30-8 p.m. today through Monday and 1-7 p.m. Tuesday. The church is at 4326 148th St. SE, Mill Creek. More info: http://goldcreek.org/christmas.
Children's program: A children's Christmas program will be performed during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 615 E. Highland Drive in Arlington.
Christmas program: "I'll Be Home for Christmas," an adult program of music and drama, will be held at 10:30 am. Sunday at South Everett Community Church, 1 W. Casino Road. More info: 425-353-2211.
The Messiah: First Presbyterian Church presents the Christmas portions of Handel's "Messiah," 3 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Presented by the Chancel Choir, organ and soloists. More info: 425-259-7139.
Improv show: Taproot Theatre's improv comedy group performs "A Christmas Special" at 6 p.m. Sunday at Gospel Light Pentecostal Church, 2801 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-8244.
Night of the Child: An evening of music, stories, crafts, and food for all ages is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday and again on Tuesday at First Covenant Church of Everett, 4502 Rucker Ave. Learn about the tradition of the crèche through a variety of nativity scenes. The event is free, but donations of hot-chocolate mix packets are encouraged to stock the pantry at The Cove, which serves meals to the homeless. More info: 425-252-9191.
Christmas meal: First Covenant Church of Everett serves a free hot breakfast and sack lunch 10 a.m.-noon every Wednesday -- including Christmas Day -- to the homeless and hungry. The church is at 4502 Rucker Ave. More info: 425-252-9191.
Apologetics Forum: The next meeting of the Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St. NE, Arlington. The video "Evolution Demolition: The Way You Look At Everything is About to Change" will be shown. Refreshments provided. Books and DVDs also available. More info: afsc.nwcreation.net.
Services
Longest Night, Everett: A contemplative service for those who are hurt or grieving will be held 7-8:30 p.m. today at Advent Lutheran Church, 4306 132nd St. SE, Mill Creek. The service includes a candle-lighting ceremony and gifting of prayer blankets for those who attend. More info: 425-337-5373.
Blue Christmas, Everett: Those who are overwhelmed with Christmas due to suffering or loss are invited to worship at 7 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. More info: 425-259-7139.
Blue Eucharist, Everett: 7 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-252-4129.
Unity Everett: The Rev. Julie Montague speaks on "An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas, in a New Thought Context" at 10 a.m. Sunday at Everett Unity Center for Positive Living, 3231 Colby Ave. More info: 425-258-2244.
Unity Lynnwood: Continuing a series on "The Archetypes of Christmas," Spiritual Director R. Loren Held presents "The Virgin Mary," a view of how her story relates to us today. The service is at 10 a.m. Sunday at 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. More info: 425-741-7172.
Blue Christmas, Stanwood: 7 p.m. Sunday at Stanwood United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Drive NW. Everyone is welcome at this uplifting service, especially those who find Christmas and the holidays a difficult time. More info: 360-629-9555.
Christmas Eve, Arlington: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Arlington offers two candlelight worship services, at 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24. Come for carols, a children's message, Holy Communion and candle-lighting. The church is at 615 E. Highland Drive. More info: 360-435-8921.
Christmas Eve, Camano Island: Family carol service is at 5:30 p.m., family service with Eucharist is at 6 p.m., festal carols service is at 8:30 p.m., and a festal service with Eucharist is at 9 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. Adian's Episcopal Church, 1318 East SR 532. More info: 360-629-3969.
Christmas Eve, Edmonds: Family service at 5 p.m., candlelight services at 7 and 9 p.m., and a more contemplative candlelight service at 11 p.m. Dec. 24 at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. More info: 425-778-2119.
Christmas Eve, Edmonds: Family service with carols and Eucharist is at 5:30 p.m., carols service with Eucharist is at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 21405 82nd Place W. More info: 425-778-0371.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Celebrating the birth of the Savior with Scripture, singing and prayer, 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at Everett First Christian Reformed Church, 1429 McDougall Ave. More info: 425-252-7317.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Family service with pageant and Eucharist is at 5 p.m., service of anthems and carols is at 8:30 p.m., and a choral communion is at 9 p.m. Dec. 24 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-252-4129.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Candlelight services at 5:30 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-1239.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Candlelight services are at 6 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Meadow Way. More info: 425-337-6663.
Christmas Eve, Everett: A service of lessons and carols at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. Followed by Christmas cookies in the Fellowship Hall. More info: 425-252-7224.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Candlelight service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Grace Lutheran Church, 8401 Holly Drive. More info: 425-353-1852.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Worship with candlelight, communion and carols at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave. More info: 425-252-8291.
Christmas Eve, Everett: 7 and 11 p.m. candlelight services, with communion at the 11 p.m. service, Dec. 24 at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. More info: 425-259-7139.
Christmas Eve, Everett: Vigil Mass at 7 p.m. and a midnight Mass preceded by music and readings beginning at 11:15 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 8517 Seventh Ave. SE. More info: 425-353-1211.
Christmas Eve, Lake Stevens: Family-friendly services at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Snohomish Community Church's Snohomish campus, 13622 Dubuque Road. More info: 425-334-9181.
Christmas Eve, Lynnwood: Children's service at 5 p.m. with additional services at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6511 176th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: 425-743-2929.
Christmas Eve, Lynnwood: Candle-lighting service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24, preceded by a harp concert, at Unity Lynnwood, 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway. Spiritual Director R. Loren Held will speak on "The Christ," the last message in a series on "The Archetypes of Christmas" and their meaning to us today. More info: 425-741-7172.
Christmas Eve, Maltby: Family service at 5 p.m. and candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th St. SE, Snohomish. More info: 360-668-7881.
Christmas Eve, Mill Creek: Family services at 3 and 5 p.m., and candlelight services at 8 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24 at North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE. More info: 425-743-2386.
Christmas Eve, Mill Creek: 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24 at Advent Lutheran Church, 4306 132nd St. SE. More info: 425-337-5373.
Christmas Eve, Mukilteo: Vigil Mass preceded by carol singing at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. John Mission, 829 Third St. More info: 425-353-1211.
Christmas Eve, Snohomish: Family service with Eucharist and crèche is at 5 p.m., service with choir music and carols is at 10:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist is at 11 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 913 Second St. More info: 360-568-4622.
Christmas Eve, Stanwood: Candlelight service highlighted by praise and joy, 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at Freeborn Lutheran Church, 2304 300th St. NW. More info: 360-629-3149.
Christmas Eve, Stanwood: Casual family candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. and traditional carols and candlelight service at 9 p.m. Dec. 24 at Stanwood United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Drive NW, Stanwood. Chancel and handbell choirs also perform at 9 p.m. service. More info: 360-629-9555.
Christmas Day, Camano Island: Holy Eucharist Rite II, at 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. Adian's Episcopal Church, 1318 East SR 532. More info: 360-629-3969.
Christmas Day, Edmonds: 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 21405 82nd Place W. More info: 425-778-0371.
Christmas Day, Everett: Holyday Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon Dec. 25 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 8517 Seventh Ave. SE. More info: 425-353-1211.
Christmas Day, Everett: 9 a.m. Dec. 25 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-252-4129.
Christmas Day, Everett: 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Meadow Way. More info: 425-337-6663.
Christmas Day, Everett: 10 a.m. Dec. 25, with carols and communion, at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Ave. More info: 425-252-8291.
Christmas Day, Everett: Festival service at 11 a.m. Dec. 25 at Grace Lutheran Church, 8401 Holly Drive. More info: 425-353-1852.
Christmas Day, Lynnwood: 10 a.m. Mass on Dec. 25 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6511 176th St. SW, Lynnwood. More info: 425-743-2929.
Christmas Day, Maltby: 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th St. SE, Snohomish. More info: 360-668-7881.
Christmas Day, Mukilteo: Holyday Mass at 9 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. John Mission, 829 Third St. More info: 425-353-1211.
Christmas Day, Snohomish: 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 913 Second St. More info: 360-568-4622.
Christmas service, Everett: Carols and the Christmas story presented at 10 a.m. Dec. 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Ave., Everett. More info: 425-252-1239.
Meetings, classes
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: www.kaleidoscope123.org.
Meals, clothing
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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