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This week

LCM Christmas Programs – Today, 6-7:30 p.m. Kids program and living Nativity scenes at Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. 765-1002.

LCM Christmas Cantata – Sunday during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services at Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Christmas Eve services will be held Wednesday with a family service at 5 p.m. and candlelight worship at 9 p.m. at the church. 765-1002.

Festival of Carols Christmas Cantata – Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley. Includes mixed adult choir, narration and special music. 765-8800.

Christmas Trees for a Cause – Today-Sunday, noon -8 p.m. at Prairie Avenue Christian Center, 3639 W. Prairie Ave. in Hayden. Christmas tree lot with sales to benefit Freedom House Women’s Recovery Home, a four-month, faith-based recovery program. Hot chocolate available by the fire. 704-1110.

Real Life Ministries Christmas Eve Services – Christmas Eve Services will be held at 4, 6 and 7:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road. Child care is available for children up to age 35 months. 777-7325

Winter Solstice Celebration – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St. Presented by North Idaho Unitarian Universalist Church. Sue Hansen-Barber and Diana Serquina will lead the ceremony. 765-1716.

Weekly events

“Our Daily Bread” Soup Kitchen – A free lunch program to be served from 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays at Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Sponsored by the church’s Outreach Ministry. Contact Mitch at 660-4309 or

The Ecumenical Food Kitchen – Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside Ave. Each week free lunch is served by a different area church. 667-8446.

Venture Crew Youth Group – For ages 14-20, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. High adventure preparation and activities. 765-8800.

A Course in Miracles Study Group – Meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St. 664-1125.

Falls Christian Assembly – Sunday school for all ages, 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship service at 10:45 a.m., Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday adult Bible study, Ignite Youth Group and Kids Action Club, all meet at 7 p.m. at the church at 1687 E. Horsehaven Ave. 773-4722.

Post Falls Church of the Nazarene - Sunday worship, 10 a.m. Wednesday family night, 7 p.m.; opportunities for all ages, at the church, 308 W. 12th Ave., Post Falls. 773-4621.

Lutheran Church of the Master Worship – Sundays, 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the Gathering Place. Sunday school for all ages, 9:45 a.m. at 4800 Ramsey Road. 765-1002.

Calvary Lutheran Church (ELCA) – Sunday worship with Holy Communion, 9 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum, 10:20 a.m, nursery care provided. Preschool Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 3-5. Weekly activities include small groups, Bible studies, quilting, scrapbooking, confirmation and youth group at 1011 N. Compton St., Post Falls. 773-5321.

Sunday Morning Study at CUMC – Adult Bible study, 9:45 a.m.; ongoing Hand in Hand class focusing on Scripture and current life issues; Wednesday Morning Ladies Bible Study at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. For information, call 765-8800.

Catholic Young Adult Group - for ages 18 and older, meets first, second and third Tuesdays for Bible study and prayer, 7-8 p.m. at St. George’s Catholic Church, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls; for more information, call Jennifer at 704-6550.

Brown Bag Lunch Group – Wednesdays, noon at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. Newcomers are welcome. 765-8800.

Divorce Recovery Group – Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at Unity Center, 4465 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene; offering emotional support and peace of mind for anyone experiencing divorce; facilitated by Unity Rev. John Considine; 664-1125.

Coeur d’ Alene Dharma Friends - Thursdays at 5 p.m. at Life Center Therapies for Well Being, 1319 N. Government Way; includes meditation and study in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. For information, call 665-5862.

LCC Gateway Community Dinner – Sundays, 4:30-6 p.m. at Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St.; volunteers are welcome; sponsored by Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road; 767-0632 or contact

Act Right! Songbird Youth Drama Club – Mondays, 4-6 p.m. for Christian youth ages 7-18 at Songbird Performing Arts Center, 315 N. Fourth Ave.; classes $40/month; for details and meeting information, call Chris LeBlanc at (509) 475-3175.

Women’s Bible Study– Wednesdays, 9 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley. All are welcome; 765-8800

Poetry Group – Third Wednesday of the month, 7-8 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church; 6 p.m. potluck is optional; 765-8800.

Women’s Bible Study – Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon at Hayden Bible Church; information, 772-2511.


Tom and Jordan Johnson Memorial Basketball Gala - Registration now open for volunteers, sports parenting workshops, $5/adults; or clinics for grades 1-6 (limit of 120 kids), $25/each; and grades 7-12 (limit of 60), $30/each. The clinic is Dec. 27 and will offer two sessions with instruction from former pro and NCAA athletes, and current college coaches and NIC men’s basketball players. The focus will be on instilling basketball and character development in the lives of youth. Child participants must have a parent in attendance. Registration fees include a T-shirt, duffle bag and meal. 777-7325.

Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace” - Orientation sessions will be Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 Ramsey Road. The 13-week seminar begins Jan. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the church. For information, call 661-3228.

Financial Peace University Classes – Dave Ramsey’s 13-week video series begins Jan. 5 from 7-9 p.m. at Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St. 771-0115.

Grace for All Nations Ministry International Conference – Held Jan. 16-19 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. Nightly sessions held at 7 p.m. and a breakfast on Jan. 17 at 8 a.m. Special music by anointed psalmist Betty Symons. No registration necessary, free will offering accepted. $20/breakfast fee. (425) 251-8400.

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