Red Dress art installation focuses on missing, murdered Indigenous women

This post was updated on May 11, 2022, with information regarding Kyra Isaac, who developed the event. Community members came together May 4, to remember the thousands of Indigenous women who go missing every year without a trace. Edmonds Lutheran Church created an art installation titled “The Red Dress Project” to honor these women. Around…

Community Transit grants 12 surplus vehicles to local nonprofit groups through Van GO program

Community Transit awarded 12 surplus vans to local nonprofit organizations at its board of directors meeting last week. These groups will use the vehicles to provide transportation support for people all throughout Snohomish County. The Van GO program earmarks retired Community Transit vanpool vans or paratransit vehicles that are otherwise sent to surplus auction. The…

Brookview Church to host Nov. 18 screening of movie about human trafficking

A free showing of the drama Priceless, a 2016 film centered around human trafficking, will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 18, in Brier. Showtime is set for 6:30 p.m. at Brookview Church, located at 22730 Brier Road. The presentation is being hosted by The Gatekeepers, a local group formed to increase awareness of the global…

Edmonds church hosting a Welcome Kit Drive for Afghan refugees

Community Christian Fellowship of Edmonds is hosting a Welcome Kit Drive, in tandem with World Relief Seattle, to help welcome the incoming refugees that are being displaced because of the situation in Afghanistan. The church is asking for people to bring either a kitchen or a bedroom welcome kit, but if they can’t afford whole…

Sponsor spotlight: Maplewood Presbyterian Church to reopen for in-person worship May 2

Maplewood Presbyterian Church will reopen for in-person worship services on May 2, 2021. The service begins at 10 a.m. Members and friends are welcome (and everybody is a friend!).                                   Location                           19523 84th Ave. W.                         Edmonds, WA 98026                                    Phone                              425-778-5248                                     Email                   office@maplewoodpres.org                                   Website                    www.maplewoodpres.org — Sponsored by…

South County churches offering in-person Christmas services

With the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting government mandates, churches throughout South Snohomish County have had to alter how they meet for worship, study and fellowship. Nearly all have some type of online presence for weekly services while some are still able to meet in-person – with certain restrictions. But the upcoming Christmas season has brought…

Nov. 7: St. Alban’s Church in Edmonds drive-by food drop for local food banks

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds is holding another “Drive-By Food Drop” event Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect contributions for food banks that serve surrounding communities in Snohomish and King County. Based on the success of several previous drives, this food drop provides everyone with an opportunity to support…

Catholic Community Services offer free diapers, baby formula to families in need

Catholic Community Services and the PREPARES Program have received special funding from the Community Foundation of Snohomish County to distribute emergency baby diapers, wipes and baby formula to Snohomish County families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The organizations are working with community partners to distribute resources at sites throughout Snohomish County.  South County families in…

Inslee announces limited outdoor religious services are now allowed

Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday announced the state’s plan for restarting religious and faith-based services for Phases 1 and 2 of Washington’s “Safe Start” reopening plan. Beginning Wednesday, religious and faith-based organizations in Phase 1 counties — including Snohomish — may host up to 100 people for outdoor services. In Phase 2, they can host up…

Reminder: Directory of churches live-streaming Easter Sunday services

Churches around the world are preparing for the most significant holiday on the Christian calendar: Easter Sunday. Local church members, attendees and visitors will have to celebrate Easter with their fellow congregationalists via the web as state-mandated restrictions on gatherings have put a stop to in-person church services.  Here’s a listing of churches in Brier,…

Impacted by COVID 19? Help available through MLT’s St. Pius Church

The Community Foundation of Snohomish County has given St. Pius Catholic Parish in Mountlake Terrace a grant to provide emergency services for COVID-19 needs in South Snohomish County. The grant was awarded to the parish’s project called Mercy House, which consists of services from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and also the Catholic…

With COVID-19 restrictions, Trinity Lutheran Church finding new ways to engage those in need

With multiple worship services on Sundays, preschools for two different age groups from infants to preschoolers during the week, pastoral ministries from counseling to crisis care and outreach programs for the elderly, the homeless and others in need, Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood keeps a busy schedule in its mission of “Building. Belonging. Becoming.” But…

Many local churches live-streaming services, but some still holding Sunday gatherings

Amidst mounting challenges brought about by COVID-19 concerns and government directives, South Snohomish County churches are responding in a varying degree concerning the question of how to – if at all – conduct their regular Sunday worship services. A number of local churches have made the decision to cancel their Sunday services for now. Alderwood…

Masses at local Catholic Churches suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak

Out of an “extreme measure of caution” because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne on Wednesday ordered all parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle “to suspend public celebration of the Eucharist.” The Archdiocese of Seattle includes 170 parishes in Western Washington, and covers masses celebrated at Catholic churches in Edmonds, Lynnwood and…

Local churches changing how they worship in response to coronavirus outbreak

With government and public concern high over the COVID-19 coronavirus, a number of South Snohomish County churches have taken notice and are making — or are being forced to make — concessions regarding how they conduct Sunday morning services and other various gatherings. One Lynnwood church has even shut down its entire campus, not just…

Christmas Eve and Day church services in Mountlake Terrace and Brier

Here’s a summary of special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services in Mountlake Terrace and Brier this year: 2019 Christmas Week Church Services in Mountlake Terrace and Brier Brookview Church 22730 Brier Road, Brier — Christmas Eve Candlelight Service; Sunday, Dec. 22; 6:30 p.m. — Christmas Eve Candlelight Service; Tuesday, Dec. 24; 8 p.m.,…

Thanksgiving holiday church services this week

Churches in South Snohomish County are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with special services and observances on both Wednesday and Thursday this week. Here is a list of what has been scheduled around the area. Thanksgiving Eve, Day church services St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 21405 82nd Pl. W., Edmonds — Thanksgiving Eve Dinner and Eucharist Service…

Free Thanksgiving meals offered at South Snohomish County churches

Three South Snohomish County churches are offering opportunities for connecting with others and enjoying a free Thanksgiving meal during the holiday week. Bethesda Lutheran Church in Mountlake Terrace regular serves a community dinner on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The Monday, Nov. 25, meal will be a Thanksgiving dinner. Food service is…

Happening nearby: St. Alban’s Episcopal to host Taizé service Nov. 3

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is holding a Taizé Service Sunday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. This contemporary form of worship includes music, lessons, prayers and silence. The service will include musicians from Edmonds Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served following the service. St. Alban’s is located at 21405 82nd Pl. W. in Edmonds….