The religious studies program at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave., is presenting the Rev. Thomas Doyle today at 8 p.m. in the Spokane room of the COG dining area as part of the ongoing Catholicism for a New Millennium speaker series.
Doyle will speak on the topic “Facing the Ongoing Crisis in the Church” and will discuss the sex abuse scandal.
For more information about this event call the religious studies department at 323-6782.
The Gonzaga Socratic Club is presenting a panel discussion about “God, Evil and Suffering” on Friday at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of the Administration building on the Gonzaga campus, 502 E. Boone.
The Rev. Michael Cook, a professor of religious studies, Eric Kincanon, a professor of physics, Michael Stebbins, director of the Gonzaga Institute of Ethics and Michael Tkacz an associate professor of philosophy will discuss how the religious can reconcile theology with devastating loss, as in the case of the tsunami in Southeast Asia.
For more information, contact David Calhoun at 323-6743 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Whitworth College Black Student Union is presenting “Gospel Explosion: Celebrating our Heritage” on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth College, 300 W. Hawthorne Road.
Area church choirs, soloists, poetry readers and step teams will perform at this concert.
Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Black Student Union.
For more information about this event, call 777-5046.
Second Sundays at St. John’s
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., is presenting a series of musical events on the second Sunday of every month starting this Sunday at 5 p.m.
“A Choral Evensong for Lent” will feature the Cathedral Choir and music by Jaques Arcadelt and Orlando Lassus. The performance also will include a short Lenten meditation.
The cathedral will also be open from noon to 4 p.m. for tours and visitors.
For more information, call the church office at 838-4277.
Christian Singles banquet
The First Church of the Open Bible, 8303 N. Division St., will be the site of the fourth annual Singles’ Valentine Banquet on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Guitarist and speaker Eric Engerbretson will provide the entertainment for this year’s theme, “Celebrate the Love of Jesus.”
Tickets are $12, include dinner and are available at the Sower Bible Bookstore, 5023 N. Addison St., or by calling Marge at 927-0304.
Racial Justice Sunday
Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St., will present a re-enactment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon, “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life” on Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. service.
The presentation is in honor of Racial Justice Sunday.
For more information, call the church office at 624-1366.
The Rev. Terry Kyllo will read from his book “Being Human: The Image of the Serving God,” on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Book Parlor, 1414 W. Broadway Ave.
Kyllo is from Endicott, Wash., and has led congregations in Spokane and Boise. He currently lives in Anacortes, Wash.
For information about this event, call the bookstore at 328-6527.
St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 2120 E. First Ave., is offering a Lenten Taize prayer on Sunday at 7 p.m.
This ecumenical service originated in France and includes candlelight, readings from the scripture, silence and melodic chants, with accompaniments of keyboard, harp and cello.
For information call Sister Joy Milos at 323-6714 or Rev. Kristi Philip at 624-3191.