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Religion Notebook: Thanksgiving services set

Thu., Nov. 17, 2011

One week from today, Americans will sit down for a meal and take a moment to give thanks for their blessings.

If you would like to attend a service of Thanksgiving there are opportunities in the area.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 310 E. 14th Ave., will present its annual Thanksgiving Day service Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.

The church has been celebrating this service for more than 100 years.

This year’s service will include a Bible lesson, the National Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, prayer, hymns and words of gratitude from the congregation.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 624-1637.

Spokane Interfaith Council and Second Harvest Food Bank will hold an interfaith Thanksgiving Day service Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave.

Any contributions received during the service will be shared between the food bank and the Interfaith Council.

For more information, call (509) 294-5113.

Mission Community Presbyterian Church, 2103 E. Mission Ave., will offer a special Thanksgiving praise service Sunday at 7 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring a donation of a nonperishable food item.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 534-4502.


Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave., will present Whitworth University President Beck Taylor during its service Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Taylor will speak on the topic of Christian higher education.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 326-1252.

Tibetan orphan fundraiser

One Peace, Many Paths and the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive, will host a benefit dinner for Tibetan orphans Sunday.

The event will include a free demonstration of Tibetan butter sculpture for 2:30 to 5 p.m. The sculpture is an ancient and sacred art in Tibetan Buddhism. They are colorful offerings made of butter and placed on altars.

At 6 p.m., there will be an Indo-Tibetan dinner of chicken or beef curry, chana masala (a dish of garbanzo beans in a tangy sauce), allo gobi (potatoes, peas and onions with special spices), dal (lentils with spices), raita (a yogurt side dish) and chai.

Donations will be accepted during the sculpture demonstration, and the dinner is $30 per person. Proceeds will benefit Tibetan Children’s Education Fund.

For tickets, email onepeacemanypaths@ or call (509) 536-2811.

Movie night

Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St., will show the movie, “Lassie’s Greatest Gift” Friday at 7 p.m.

The movie features clips from the long-running television series’ Christmas episodes.

Free snacks will be served.

For more information, call (509) 487-9667.

Singles groups

Christian Singles Fellowship will hold its monthly meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St.

This month’s speaker will be Gary Sheets who will discuss, “Know the Battle Plan.”

For more information, call (509) 927-0304 or visit

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