February 3, 1996 in Washington Voices

Auction Raises Funds For Church Camp

Ward Sanderson Staff Writer

If you have a sore throat thanks to the cold weather, save that voice for tonight.

You’ll need it if you plan to bid on any of the nearly 100 items to be auctioned off at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 10422 E. Main. A spaghetti dinner starts things off at 5:30 p.m. The auction follows at 7 p.m.

The scope of this thing definitely isn’t narrow. People will bid one another for a rafting trip, a wedding package, a weekend at the Methodist camp at Twin Lakes, comedy tickets, art, antiques and more.

The practical set can try for various home maintenance services, piano lessons or even sort of a baked goodies subscription - cookies and pies delivered at regular intervals for varying amounts of time.

The whole thing is fun, yeah, but it’s really about raising money for kids. Spokane Valley United Methodist runs a camp scholarship program for children. What would have cost a family $175 ends up costing just $25 in registrations fees.

“If you have four kids, it’s a good deal,” says organizer Mary Picken. Last year, the church sent 44 kids off to camp. Best of all, they can choose to attend any Methodist youth camp in the state.

Kids learn about the Bible as well as ride horses, hike, and go sailing and canoeing.

Some of the money will also go toward the LOGOS program, a mid-week series of fellowship activities for the whole church. This will be the fifth time the church has held the event. Last year, it raised about $5,000.

Admission to the dinner and auction is $3.50 for adults, $3 for children and seniors and $12 for families.

Revival meeting

Cornerstone Pentecostal Church continues its Holy Ghost Revival this weekend.

Services happen tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The featured speaker is the Rev. Darin Sargent.

Although Sargent currently lives in Federal Way, the evangelist is constantly on the move.

“He’s been in Idaho, California, Texas, a little bit of everywhere,” says the Rev. Rick Mayo, pastor of Cornerstone. “He’s an exceptional evangelist.”

The event features special music during both services, and potluck dinner will follow the Sunday sermon.

Cornerstone is at 14214 E. Sprague in Regency Square.

, DataTimes

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