Several Valley churches plan special worship services to mark the beginning of Lent.
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake feed at its Outreach Center, located at 15319 E. Eighth. The pancake meal, featuring authentic Vermont maple syrup, will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $3.50 per person or $10 per family.
Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines, plans an Ash Wednesday service that will begin at 7 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway, will also have a worship service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road, will hold an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines, will hold a 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday worship service.
A soup supper will precede the 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 810 S. Sullivan. The supper begins at 6 p.m.
Used book sale and chili feed
Opportunity Presbyterian Church will hold a used-book sale and soup and chili feed today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The sale will feature hardback books for 50 cents and paperbacks for 25 cents, as well as reference books, magazines, computer software, videos, tapes, puzzles and games. Books on a variety of topics will be available, including religion, travel, self-help and business, as well as fiction, biographies, textbooks, and children’s books.
Lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and free coffee will be served all day.
The proceeds from the event will benefit various local charities, including the Valley Center and the Valley Habitat for Humanity project, which the church is helping finance.
Parenting with love, logic
Christ Lutheran Church is preparing for the start of a seven-week class called “Parenting With Love and Logic,” set to begin on March 1.
The weekly class will run from 9 to 10:25 a.m. each Sunday and will be led by Wanda Daehlin, a counselor in the Post Falls School District.
The class will focus on how parents can teach their children to be responsible and solve their own problems. Parents will also learn how to establish control without resorting to power struggles.
Child care will be provided. The class is free, but a $10 book is required. The registration deadline is Feb. 27.
To register or for more information, call the church office at 928-7733.
‘Soup and Scripture’ series
Veradale United Church of Christ will host a “Soup and Scripture” Lenten series each Thursday starting next week and running through April 2.
Each evening will begin with a soup supper at 6 p.m. and the study sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Advance registration is required. Child care will be available upon request. To register or for more information, call the church office at 926-7173.
Methodist choir festival
Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 10422 E. Main, will play host to choirs from United Methodist churches all over the Spokane area at a choir festival at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The annual event will feature performances by more than a dozen choirs as well as several songs performed by all the choirs.
The festival is open the public and there is no admission charge.