St. Pius X church vandalized with graffiti early Sunday

Mountlake Terrace’s St Pius X Catholic Church was spray painted with graffiti early Sunday morning. Mountlake Terrace Police Commander Scott King said surveillance video taken at 12:22 a.m. Sunday showed several juveniles spray painting profanity on a vchicle located on church property, then moving toward the church. “The word Satan with a satanic star was…

Indian Boarding Schools presentation at Edmonds United Methodist Church Nov. 6

Edmonds United Methodist Church is hosting a presentation by Lynnwood resident Cathy Baylor on “Indian Boarding Schools and Generational Healing: One Family’s Story” from noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The free event will be in the Edmonds United Methodist Church chapel, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. To receive a Zoom link for the presentation, email diana.nielsen@comcast.net. Cathy Baylor is a member…

Mountlake Terrace’s Mercy House requests $250K in city ARPA funds

As the Mountlake Terrace City Council continues to look at ways to spend its allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, a representative from Mountlake Terrace-based Mercy House Multiservice Center Oct. 18 made his pitch for a portion of the dollars aimed at COVID recovery. Don Osborne, a 33-year Mountlake Terrace resident who serves…

Mountlake Terrace police host first ‘Cops and Clergy’ Event

Members of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department and local faith leaders met during a recent Cops and Clergy event to discuss ways they can work together to help people in crisis. Police and about two dozen faith leaders gathered at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department July 28. The goal is to meet quarterly going foward. This…

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…