Religion Notebook: National Day of Prayer services today
Today is the 60th Annual National Day of Prayer, which was founded in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Truman.
• There will be a National Day of Prayer service held today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the city council chambers of Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
The Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals will organize this event which will include civic leaders and church leaders.
For more information, call (509) 487-7429.
• Life Center Church, 1202 N. Government Way, will present a National Day of Prayer service at noon today.
Life Center will pray for their church, the community and the nation, in the multipurpose room.
For more information, call the church office at (509) 327-4422.
SPIRITUS, a joint ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, will present author and teacher John Philip Newell Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave.
Newell will speak on the topic, “A New Harmony,” and will discuss ways in which we can build a more peaceful world through Celtic spirituality and respect for other ancient wisdoms.
The cost to attend Friday is $20; Saturday is $40; both days, $50. Saturday’s participants can either bring a sack lunch or order a lunch for $7.50.
Tickets at the door Saturday are $50.
Newell will also speak at the adult forum Sunday at 10 a.m. and will preach during the 11 a.m. service. Both events on Sunday are free.
Registration forms can be downloaded at www.spokanediocese.org/ministries/spiritus.
Mother’s Day events
• The Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, will present its Eighth Annual Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday Mass will also be celebrated at the center at 8 a.m.
The brunch will include an all-you-can-eat buffet with champagne, an omelet station and dessert bar, children’s activities and a gift for moms.
The cost is $25 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 through 12 at the door.
For reservations, call (509) 448-1224.
• Spokane’s First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., will present the gospel trio Greater Vision Sunday at 9 and 10:45 a.m.
The group will present a 45-minute concert followed by a sermon from Senior Pastor Rev. Bill Vaughn.
For more information, call the church office at (509) 467-8986.
Community open house
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10405 W. Melville Road, Cheney, will present a public open house Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will include information about the Family History Center, the cannery, emergency preparedness, the cultural hall, family services and the Relief Society.
There will also be tours and activities for families, children and youth.
For more information, call the church office at (509) 455-5288.
One Peace, Many Paths will present a Peace Party Monday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St.
The event will include music, information, crafts and refreshments.
For more information, call Susan at (509) 590-8624 or search “One Peace, Many Paths” on Facebook.