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Healing Rooms marks 10th conference

Healing Rooms Ministries will present its 10th annual Spiritual Hunger Conference on Wednesday through 13 at the Spokane Convention Center, Group Health Exhibit Halls, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

This year’s featured speakers include Bishop Joseph Garlington of Covenant Church in Pittsburgh, Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, Calif., and Cal Pierce of Healing Rooms Ministries.

The conference begins Wednesday at 7 p.m. and continues until Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 456-0517 or visit

More conferences

•The Christian Science Church will present Ginny Luedeman in a speaking event Friday at 3:30 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the Christian Science Reading Room, 609 Spokane Falls Blvd.

Luedeman will discuss how she overcame an abusive childhood, drug use and a divorce and found the Christian Science Church.

The event is free and includes free snacks.

For more information, call the Christian Science Reading Room at 624-1637.

One Peace, Many Paths will present “11 Celebrations of Peace,” 11 days of events to inspire and educate on ways peace can start with each of us.

The organization is composed of members from many different faiths and churches in Spokane including the Baha’i faith, the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Catholic Charities, Central United Methodist Church, Congregation Beth Haverim, Covenant Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Hindu Community, the Native American Community, the Spokane Center for Creative Living, the Spokane Islamic Center, Sravasti Abbey, the Clare Center, Unity Church of Truth and Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ.

Events start Sept. 11 and continue until Sept. 21; an event listing is available online at The events include prayer vigils, plays, holistic fairs, a Baha’i drumming circle, workshops, inspirational movies and more.

For more information, visit the organization’s Web site.


John Nilsen, a pianist from Portland, will perform at several area churches this weekend.

Nilsen will perform Friday at 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave., 838-1431; Saturday at 4 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, 217 S. First, Rockford, 291-3444; Saturday at 7 p.m. at Rosalia United Methodist Church, 214 S. Whitman, Rosalia, (509) 523-3851; Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St., 535-2687; and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Fowler United Methodist Church, 3928 N. Howard St., 325-3242.

A $10 donation will be requested. For more information about Nilsen, visit his Web site at

Speaker events

First Nazarene Church, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., will present Alex McFarland, an author, teacher, radio host, seminary president and youth motivational speaker, Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s events from 7 to 10 p.m. include music worship by the band Drawing Two.

Saturday’s schedule is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m., musician Matthew Morris will perform.

The cost to attend all three sessions is $7.

For more information, or to register, call the church office at 467-8986.

Special service

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St., will present a special back-to-school blessing Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

All students and school employees are invited to attend the service to receive the blessing.

For more information, call the church office at 327-9539.


The Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, will present a brunch for the Nativity of Our Blessed Mother Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The brunch includes champagne, a carving station with beef and ham, waffles, salads, pastas and birthday cake to celebrate the feast day of the Virgin Mary.

Cost is $20 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 through 12.

For more information, call 448-1224.

Taco bar

The Philoptochos of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St., will present an all-you-can-eat taco bar Sunday after the 10 a.m. liturgy.

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 12, and free for college students with identification.

The proceeds will benefit Orthodox Christian Fellowship, a college campus ministry.

For more information, call the church office at 328-9310.

Pancake breakfast

The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present a pancake breakfast Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m.

The breakfast will include eggs and sausage and the cost is $5.

For more information, call the temple office at 534-7954.

Yard sale

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1325 E. Queen Ave., will hold a yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 484-1604.

Windfall bag sale

Windfall, a thrift shop at 1024 S Perry, will be having a bag sale on Friday and Saturday. All you can stuff in the provided shopping bag will be $5 per bag.

Hours are Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Proceeds from Windfall benefit programs of the Service League of St. John’s Cathedral.

If you’d like to submit an item for the Religion Notebook, please contact Lisa Leinberger, Religion Notebook, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Phone: 459-5430. Fax: 459-5482. Or e-mail Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday.


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