The annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of St. John, 127 E. 12th.
Christi Smith, a member of both the Habitat for Humanity International board and the Spokane Habitat chapter, will be the featured speaker.
Opening calls to worship will be led by people of various faiths.
Offerings of canned goods and money will go to the Spokane Food Bank.
The event is being sponsored by the Spokane Council of Ecumenical Ministries.
For more information, call 624-5156.
Lourdes Advent festival
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside, will present its annual Advent Celebration today and Sunday.
Today will be an arts and crafts sale at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and winetasting from 4-7 p.m.
On both days, until 1 p.m. Sunday, festival-goers can place silent-auction bids for a variety of items, including a Seahawks ticket package, gift certificates, a mahogany desk, a golf package and more.
Raffle tickets will be sold today and Sunday. Prizes include a $1,000 gift certificate, an overnight stay at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, a television set and more.
The arts and crafts sale continues on Sunday with a cinnamon roll breakfast served at 9 a.m. At 12:45 p.m., Chris Cook, a national yo-yo champion, will entertain. At 1, the raffle will be held and top bidders of the silent auction can claim their items.
Talk on ‘Mythic Stories’
Jonathan Young, a psychologist and authority on mythology, folklore and legend, will tell of “Mythic Stories to Live By” at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the First Church of Religious Science, 33rd at Regal.
Young worked with the late, notable mythology expert, Joseph Campbell, and supervised research for his writings.
Young relates mythology, folklore and sacred images to daily life. Through his experiences, he urges people to live life more actively, as an adventure.
“Rituals, sacred images and epic tales fill our lives,” he said. “Once we begin to see with a mythic imagination, we discover that rich meanings have always been operating in our daily lives.”
Seminar tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
For more information and reservations, call 534-1011.
Whitworth College will hold a prayer breakfast on Nov. 28 to create “a time of fellowship and community and spiritual renewal for church and ministerial professionals of all denominations.”
Breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m in the Seeley G. Mudd Chapel on campus.
For more details, call 466-3275.
‘Music at Lourdes’
Concert organist Paul Wood Cunningham will perform at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside, at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The program will include the world premier of “Sortie,” a piece by Dallas composer and organist Joel Martinson.
Cathedral choir members will accompany Cunningham.
Sunday’s program is part of “Music at Lourdes,” an ongoing organ concert series. More than 900 people attended last month’s event.
The concert will be free.
Valley Fourth conference
Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish, will conclude its weeklong missions conference on Sunday with the Rev. Richard C. Steward, Northwest representative for Trans World Radio.
The conference has emphasized the importance and impact of Christian radio stations throughout the world.
Steward, a Washington state native, has been on staff at Trans World Radio since 1982. The network broadcasts in 100 different languages around the world.
Steward will speak at both the 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.