Orthodox Syrian Parish celebrates Christmas today

THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2005

St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Syrian Parish, 2803 N. Lincoln, is celebrating Christmas according to the Julian calendar at 10 p.m. today.

A potluck supper will follow the Mass, known as the Holy Qurbana.

For more information, call the church office at 325-6432.

Epiphany celebration

Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave., is celebrating Epiphany today at 6 p.m.

The evening will include a fair of organizations that serve those in the West Central neighborhood from 6 to 7 p.m. and an Epiphany Festival Worship service from 7 to 8 p.m.

Fellowship will follow the service.

For more information, call the church office at 328-6280.


The Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T, will present a Rose Ceremony on Jan. 15 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The ceremony offers a chance to reflect on the beauty of one’s life and oneself as the new year begins.

The cost is by donation.

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

Voice of the Faithful series

The Spokane chapter of the Voice of the Faithful, a lay group that supports victims of clergy abuse and promotes greater laity participation, will present a speaker series on the Spokane Catholic Diocese’s bankruptcy and its impact on the community.

The first speaker, Paul Seebeck, is a reporter from the Pacific Northwest Inlander and will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at O’Malley Hall at St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone Ave.

For more information, call 684-6997.

Book reading

The Episcopal Church Women will present Linda Hunt, local author of the book, “Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America,” at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St., next Thursday at 7 p.m.

Estby was a woman who walked from Spokane to New York City in 1896 with her daughter.

The two women dressed in bicycle pants and carried a Smith & Wesson in order to win $10,000 from an anonymous donor.

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

Fund-raising concert

A fund-raising event for Christ Clinic, a full medical clinic for uninsured and underinsured working individuals, will be held Jan. 15.

Held at the South Hill Bible Church, 958 E. 29th Ave., the evening’s activities will include a presentation by Dr. Richard Swenson, physician, futurist, best-selling author and award-winning educator, as well as live music performed by The Bluegrass Conspiracy.

Events begin at 7 p.m.

Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

Visit www.richardswenson.org for more information on Swenson.

For information on Christ Clinic, call 325-0393 or contact Sharon Hunter at 534-9045 or 869-4525.

Inspirational clinic

Covenant Christian Church, 5616 S. Palouse Highway, will present “Tools of Awakening” with Himayat Inayati Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Inayati will speak about awakening the sacred in everyday life. He has presented the series in 14 different countries.

The discussions will include glorification, realizing the nature of the soul and fulfillment of the divine intent.

The cost is $185.

For more information, call the Sufi Healing Order/Center for Universal Awakening at 828-683-1219, e-mail healing@sufihealingorder.org, or call the Rev. Michael Rice-Sauer in the church office at 448-1311.

Youth activities

Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline, will offer a new program for children in kindergarten through the third grade.

The Fish Club will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of every month starting on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The club will include games, music, dinner and Bible study.

The church also will present a baptism of the Lord party during Sunday school this Sunday at 9 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at 448-2909 or e-mail hppc@hamblenpres.org.


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