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Religion Notebook: Program recalls Holocaust

Thu., Feb. 17, 2011, midnight

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave., will present the play, “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The play is based on the words of children of the Holocaust in Czechoslovakia and will be directed by Ann Brueggemeier Benson, the director of children’s music at the church.

Tickets are $5 and are available by calling the church office at (509) 747-6677.


Knox Presbyterian Church, 806 W. Knox Ave., will present Sonny Salsbury, a youth minister, songwriter and backpacker, Saturday and Sunday.

Salsbury will share a devotional message for men, “Lessons from the John Muir Trail,” Saturday at 9 a.m. The event will include breakfast, fellowship and lessons gained from a lifetime of backpacking.

Saturday at 6:30 p.m., he will speak and perform songs such as “The Backpacker’s Suite” and “Breakfast in Galilee” at a family potluck and concert.

On Sunday, he’ll lead the church at its 10:30 a.m. service, and a musical coffee hour with appetizers will follow.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 328-7540.

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1325 E. Queen Ave., will present Bishop Joseph, the bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The evening will include a service of sung vespers, a short teaching and a reception.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 484-1604 or visit

Spokane College Women will present Jim Edwards of Whitworth University during its luncheon Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St.

Edwards will speak about theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Confessing Church in Germany and the Barmen Declaration during the Third Reich.

The cost to attend is $16.

For information or to make reservations, call (509) 368-0695.

Spiritual movies and conversation

The Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave., will present “Rumi Returns,” a documentary about the mystic Sufi poet Rumi, Sunday at 6 p.m.

The center’s Spiritual Women will present “Eat, Pray, Love,” an opportunity to share with women on a conscious spiritual path Saturday at 10 a.m.

For more information about either event, call the center at (509) 534-1011.

Celtic service

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., will present its next Celtic Christian Communion service today at 7 p.m.

The theme of this service is “Stillness,” and it will feature an exploration of the seventh day of creation and the meaning of Sabbath. Sung chants, Celtic music and a potluck follow the service.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 466-3100 or visit

Home church alternative service

Lutheran Ministries Northwest, a home and small-group church, will offer a service Sunday at 11 a.m. at 2230 W. Garland Ave.

For more information, call Alan Daugherty at (509) 326-0828.

Volunteer information

Catholic Charities of Spokane, 12 E. Fifth Ave., will host a volunteer information coffee Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Attendees can find information about volunteer opportunities at Bernadette Place, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program, the Christmas Bureau, counseling, House of Charity, Parish Social Ministry, Refugee and Immigration Services, the regional offices, Respect Life, St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, St. Margaret’s Shelter, senior and family housing and senior services.

For more information or to reserve your place, call Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270.

Singles groups

Christian Singles Fellowship will hold its February meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St. This month’s topic will be “Man Overboard,” with speaker Gary Sheets. For more information, call (509) 927-0304.

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