The Spokane Valley United Methodist Church will host its seventh annual auction on Feb. 7.
Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by a live auction that begins at 7 p.m. A silent auction will run throughout the evening. All events take place at the church, 10422 E. Main.
Items up for bid include a raft trip for four on the Salmon River, a hand-made quilt, computer training, baked goods, hair care items, bicycles, an antique typewriter and gift certificates to area restaurants.
Tickets for the event are $5. All proceeds will be used for the church’s youth program and to send children to summer camp.
Spokane Valley United Methodist is also hosting a free lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. This is the first such lunch, and if more than 30 people attend, the church plans to make the free lunch a monthly occurrence. All are welcome.
For more information, call the church office at 924-7262.
Current events focus of forum
Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines, is beginning a four-week forum that will examine current events from a Christian perspective.
The forum will run from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday during February.
Topics to be discussed include the death penalty, suicide and doctor-assisted suicide, abortion and road rage.
During the discussions, three panelists will each give five-minute speeches outlining their positions on that day’s topic, after which the audience will be invited to join the discussion.
No advance registration is necessary and participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, call the church office at 926-3691.
Breakfast benefits Boy Scouts
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road, will host a fund-raising pancake breakfast for Boy Scout Troop 468 and the Knights of Columbus on Sunday.
Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m.
The cost of the breakfast is $3 per person or $10 per family.
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