‘Reading the Bible for Faith in the Present Age: Challenges and Rewards” is the theme of a daylong workshop to be presented Saturday by the Rev. Robert Kugler at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce.
The workshop will address recent archaeological discoveries and how they relate to the Bible and its validity.
Kugler has studied the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, the New Testament and the early church. He is proficient in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. He currently is an assistant professor in the Religious Studies department of Gonzaga University.
He previously served at the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Spokane from 1984-89. He earned a master of divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif., and his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.
The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $5 charge includes lunch.
All those who want to attend are asked to register before 5 p.m. today by calling the church office at 838-4409.
Art event to be at First Presbyterian
The annual Showing of Creativity and Children’s Art event will Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. The art event is open to children under the age of 12 and adults.
The event will feature several participatory art projects for children. Adults can choose from lessons in basket-weaving, quilting, stamping and watercolors. People interested in the watercolors class must bring their own supplies.
The cost for children is $1, and no advance registration is required.
The lessons for adults range from $5 to $7. Adults must preregister by 4:30 p.m. today by calling Sue Zimmerman at 747-1058, ext. 220.
Racial issues will be examined
“The Color of Fear,” a film on racial issues in America, will be shown Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. The one-hour film will be shown at 12:30 p.m., and a discussion will follow.
Lunch will be provided, and child care will be available. Those who want to attend are asked to register in advance by calling the church at 325-6383.
The church also will hold its annual Tulip Jubilee Auction Saturday at 6 p.m. Items up for bid include one-week vacations at Mount Spokane or on the Oregon coast, rafting trips, sculptures, ethnic dinners, symphony or theater tickets, and lessons in Spanish, tennis and watercolor painting.
Refreshments will be served during the auction. Child care will be provided for a $2 donation per child.
Reservations are required, and can be made by calling the church. All proceeds will benefit various church programs.
Turkey dinner scheduled
Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd., will host its annual Twinlow Turkey Dinner and Talent Show Friday at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the dinner, and all proceeds will help church youth attend summer camp.
For more information, call the church at 747-4755.