February 26, 2005 in Features

Community events

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Play to aid tsunami relief

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road, is presenting a play to raise funds to benefit the Southeast Asia tsunami relief effort.

The church will present “When God Comes to Breakfast You Don’t Burn the Toast,” written by Garry Apple, today at 7:30 p.m. It revolves around Harry and Beatrice Katzman and their experiences when God unexpectedly drops in for a casual meal.

Admission is by donation. Dessert is included.

For more information, call the church office at 465-0779.

Karma lecture

The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., is presenting a lecture on “Karma and Your Destiny” today at 3 p.m.

Bhante Seelawimala, a professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, Calif., will speak on the subject and his recent travels in Sri Lanka. Admission is by a $5 donation.

Seelawimala also will lead the temple’s special Nirvana Day service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

For more information about either of these events, call the temple at 534-7954.

A Day of ECK

Eckankar, an ancient teaching that emphasizes personal experience, has opened a center at 11704 E. Montgomery Ave., Spokane Valley.

In celebration, the center is presenting a Day of ECK from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. Included will be discussions, a lunch buffet, music and stories.

For more information, call 326-7178 or e-mail Spokane@eck-wa.org.

Outreach speaker

Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St., is presenting the Rev. Dick Wendt today at 4 p.m.

Wendt, former Northwest director of mission outreach for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, will speak on “From Maintenance to Mission.”

He also will lead the adult forum Sunday at 9:15 a.m., as well as the 10:30 worship service.

For more information, call 624-9233.

Global Heart Workshop

The Center of Light Church, 618 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene, is presenting a Global Heart workshop Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

All faiths are welcome to learn about a world without homelessness, violence, war and hunger. An offering will be taken.

For more information, call (208) 667-0462 or visit www.openinghearts.org.

Voice of Faithful presentation

The local chapter of Voice of the Faithful is presenting a video presentation by the Rev. Thomas Doyle on Monday at 7 p.m. at O’Malley Hall, St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave.

Doyle, an advocate for victims of clerical sex abuse, will discuss “Facing the Ongoing Crisis in the Church.”

For information call 624-4534.

Lenten studies

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St., is continuing its Lenten studies program with John Downey, a professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University.

Downey will discuss “From Private Religion to Public Discourse: Where Are We in the World Today” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday . The evening will include a soup supper.

Children are invited to attend this week’s Narnia presentation, “Aslan Is on the Move! Meet the Good Lion.”

For more information, call the church office at 448-2255.

Aglow spring retreat

The regional Aglow International chapter is hosting its annual three-day spring retreat starting Friday at Ross Point Retreat Center, 600 S. Ross Point Road, Post Falls.

Fran Lance of Seattle will speak about being a mother, wife, minister and missionary.

For information about cost and times, call Jan at 924-6871 or send e-mail to smileyjan@naturenorthwest.com.

Symbolism workshop

The Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene Street, Suite T, is offering a free workshop about symbolism and dreams today from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the center at 838-3575.

Christian singles

Spokane Christian Singles, 11410 E. Sprague Ave., is hosting two more opportunities for speed dating.

Singles 45 years or older can meet at 7 p.m. Friday . Singles in their 20s, 30s or 40s can meet at 2 p.m. next Saturday.

The cost is $10 and includes refreshments.

For information about either of these events, call the singles hotline at 226-7674.


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