June 17, 1995 in Washington Voices

‘Mystery Dad’ Front And Center At Nazarene Service

Ward Sanderson Correspondent
 

This Father’s Day weekend, a “mystery dad” at Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene is going to receive a familiar gift.

No, it’s not another tie or a pair of socks.

It’s a look back at his own life.

“It’s a ‘This is Your Life’ type of deal,” said Steve Wilson, the administrator of the church at 10814 E. Broadway. A church committee has chosen a father of the year, but most of the congregation has no idea who it is - including the dad who will be honored.

At the church’s 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, friends of the mystery man will show up, recounting his life and why he’s a great dad.

“We’re keeping the suspense up until the end, just like a good movie,” Wilson said.

The committee even went so far as to invite out-of-town friends of the praiseworthy pop.

The church has honored a congregation member as mother of the year a dozen times, but this will the first time it has honored a father of the year.

Car wash today

Youth from Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene will hold a car wash today at the Tidyman’s Warehouse Foods store at Sprague and McDonald. They’ll be washing and wiping for donations from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Dedication celebrations

Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway, will begin their series of building addition dedication celebrations Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m.

Friday’s guest speaker will be the Rev. Glen Cole of Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, Calif. Dedication activities will continue through next weekend, with a musical program featuring Seattle recording artists Brent and Celeste Johnson on June 24 at 7 p.m. The event concludes July 25 with a special service at 10 a.m. and the official dedication at 3 p.m.

According to church spokesman Paul Vigil, the Valley congregation has met in a gymnasium for 15 years. The new project adds a full sanctuary seating 500 people. The gym, which seats 350, will still be used for children’s church services and other functions.

Vacation Bible school

Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, is accepting applications for its summer Bible school. The Bible school is open to all kindergarten and elementary schoolaged children.

Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon June 26-30.

Registration is $7. For more information or to register, call Marilyn Gillam at 924-2350.

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