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Religion Notebook: Celebrating Pentecost

Thu., June 9, 2011

Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St., will celebrate Pentecost Sunday during its 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.

The service will include the Chancel Choir and Hellel, a vocal and instrumental praise ensemble.

Trumpeter Eric Moe of the Spokane Symphony and Whitworth University will perform a solo and will be joined by Dick and Trudy Raymond of Knox Presbyterian Church.

Dick Raymond will premiere his arrangement “Just a Man,” based on the song “You’re Still a Young Man” by Tower of Power.

The service will be repeated during the regularly scheduled 7 p.m. service Wednesday.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 448-2909.

Family fun

Fourth Memorial Church, 2000 N. Standard St., will present The Event in the Logan Neighborhood Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The day will feature family fun, food, drawings, a yard sale, bike rodeo, craft and service booths and neighborhood businesses.

For more information, call Theresa at (509) 487-2786.

Fundraiser concert

Blackwood Legacy, a contemporary Southern gospel musical group from Nashville, will perform at 7 p.m. today at Full Gospel Mission Church, 1912 E. First Ave.

The concert will benefit the church which has served the area for more than 120 years. Donations will be accepted.

Tom Sherry from KREM-TV will be the event emcee. The evening will include fellowship and food from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call (509) 217-4861 or (509) 263-8893.

Buddhist lecture

The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present a free lecture, “Buddhism in the 21st Century,” with Sensei Rev. Kurt Rye from the Fresno Betsuin Saturday at 7 p.m.

Rye will also give the Dharma talk during the temple’s 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

For more information, call the temple office at (509) 534-7954.

World Peace Tour

The Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St., will present the Sera Monastery World Peace Tour today and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m.

The event will include a Sand Mandala, a sacred art form in Tibet. These are created by hand, are believed to affect purification and healing and are created to embody traditional meditative designs.

It will be dismantled in a closing ceremony from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Unity Church and will conclude at the wooden bridge over the Spokane Falls at Riverfront Park from 11 a.m. to noon.

For information, call the church office at (509) 838-6518.

Road to Discovery

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, will offer an overview of its programs and tours of its grounds and facilities Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

The tours are free, but lunch reservations are requested.

For more information, call the center at (509) 448-1224.

New church

Hope Church, a new church hoping to reach nonchurchgoers and bring God’s healing to those in need, will begin weekly services Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Windermere Building, 5915 S. Regal St., in the lower level conference room.

For more information, call Pastor Sean Birtch at (509) 251-6800 or visit

Book and bake sale

Trinity United Methodist Church, 1725 E. Bridgeport Ave., will present a book and bake sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items for sale include hundreds of used books including mysteries, Westerns, romance and science fiction. There will also be sheet music, LPs, 8-track tapes and cassettes. Bake sale items include cookies, cakes and breads.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 483-2361.

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