Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3307 W. Rowan Ave., will install Alan Daugherty as its pastor Sunday at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the ceremony.
Daugherty has been serving the church as its interim minister and has served as pastor of congregations in California and Oregon.
He attended Luther Seminary in 1987 and practiced law as a member of the Washington Bar Association.
Plans are in the works to rewire the church for the Internet and to build a wedding and reception center and a meeting center called “The Sanctuary.” The church wants to become a model of how congregations can become a part of the communities they serve.
The church will also hold a Valentine Tea for the ladies of northwest Spokane on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, call the church office at 327-1914.
In celebration of Black History Month, Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road, will present “Gospel Explosion” Friday at 7 p.m. in the Hixon Union Building dining hall on the school’s campus.
Whitworth students and Spokane-area choirs will perform.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 777-4250.
St. Augustine Parish Church, 428 W. 19th Ave., will present cellist Kevin Hekmatpanah and pianist Sheila Zilar Gephart, Sunday at 3 pm.
The concert will feature music by Boccherini, Schumann, Chopin and Brahms.
For more information, call the church office at 747-7972.
Spokane City Forum
Spokane First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar, will present its monthly Spokane City Forum Luncheon Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This month’s speakers will be Rig Riggins, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA, and Monica Walters, executive director of the YWCA.
The two will present “Your (New) Y,” a discussion about the opening of the YMCA/YWCA 80,000- square-foot facility that will open this spring.
The cost to attend is $10, or $5 for students, and includes lunch.
Reservations are required by 4 p.m. Monday.
For more information, call 777-1555.
St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall, will present a Celtic Creation Eucharist service Friday at 7 p.m.
The service will include contemporary sung chants, dance and discussion on the theme, “For the love of St. Brigid.”
A reception will follow the service.
For more information, call the church office at 466-3100.
Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada, will present a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.
The dinner will include spaghetti with meat sauce, a salad, roll, dessert and drinks.
The cost to attend is $5 per person and free for children 6 and younger. For more information, call the church office at 487-9667.
Spokane Christian Singles will present speed dating Saturday for singles in their twenties to 49 years old at 3 p.m., or Sunday for singles 45 and older at 4 p.m. at Bluz at the Bend, 2721 N. Market.
The cost is $10 for first time speed daters and $7 for each speed dating session after that.
Registration is required.
For more information, call 226-7674.