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….

Brookview Church to host open house, neighborhood party Sept. 21

After purchasing the property they had been previously renting and completing some upgrades to the site, the staff and congregation of Brookview Church are celebrating with an open house and neighborhood party on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event at 22730 Brier Road runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and will include kids’ activities, food to…

Reminder: Calvary Fellowship Vacation Bible School July 22-24

Calvary Fellowship is holding a vacation bible school at the church July 22-24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is  free for children 4 years old to fifth grade. The church is located at 23302 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Learn more and register at calvarymlt.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/219246.  

Recycling event at Bethesda Lutheran Church June 29

Bethesda Lutheran Church in Mountlake Terrace is hosting a free electronics and metal recycling event on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The recycling company 1 Green Planet will be on site to collect a variety of electronic and metal items including computers, copiers, DVD players, fax machines, gaming systems, lawn mowers,…

Calvary Fellowship hosting Taste of Terrace fundraiser June 23

Calvary Fellowship is hosting its annual Taste of Terrace on Sunday, June 23, with proceeds from the event going to the church’s youth and their summer mission trips. Taste of Terrace includes food booths, live music and a silent auction, all taking place in the church parking lot following its 11 a.m. service. The event…

Terrace Foursquare Church moves services to new home at MLT Elementary

With smiles all around, Terrace Foursquare Church held the first Sunday morning service in its new home — Mountlake Terrace Elementary School — on June 9. Since starting in September 2017, the church had been meeting in the theater of Mountlake Terrace High School. But it made the move to the recently-rebuilt elementary school due…

Dr. Gregory Jantz to speak on parenting at Calvary Fellowship workshop June 12

Best-selling author and mental health care pioneer Dr. Gregory Jantz will lead a parenting workshop based on his book Raising Boys By Design on Wednesday, June 12, at Calvary Fellowship in Mountlake Terrace. The free class begins at 7 p.m. In the class, Dr. Jantz will explore what brain science and the Bible reveals about…

Scene in MLT: Calvary Fellowship welcomes Easter with Lake Ballinger sunrise service

With a proclamation of “He is risen,” about 120 people gathered at Ballinger Park in Mountlake Terrace early Sunday morning for an Easter Sunday sunrise service put on by Calvary Fellowship. The 45-minute service included the singing of worship songs and a message from the church’s Director of High School Ministry Craig Finley about the…

Easter services in Mountlake Terrace

Easter is Sunday, April 21, and a number of local churches are adding special services and events to their regular schedule this sacred weekend. Here are the additional services and events at Mountlake Terrace and Brier churches: St. Pius X Catholic Church; 22209-58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace Veneration of the Holy Eucharist; Thursday, April 18;…

Local churches face challenges, celebrate success

While two local churches are disappointed as a proposed merger goes sour, two other churches are celebrating new beginnings this year. Bethel Church, which has been conducting services in Mountlake Terrace since 1955, and Terrace Foursquare, a church body that has been meeting in the theater of Mountlake Terrace High School since September 2017, were…

Cupcake decorating party at Brookview Church Feb. 9

Brier’s Brookview Church is inviting kids, their families and all cupcakes lovers to a Valentine Party on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Attendees can frost, decorate and take home Valentine’s Day cupcakes. The event is open to all kids and their families; attendees are asked to RSVP at 425-306-8592. Brookview Church is…