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Religion Notebook: Events, services commemorate 9/11

Thu., Sept. 8, 2011

On Sunday several churches will present events and special services to mark the the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

One Peace, Many Paths and the Spokane Interfaith Council will hold an interfaith gathering focusing on the topic “Toward a Lasting Peace: Next Steps for Mother Earth and Her People.” Speakers will include members of the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Native American, Baha’i, Sufi, Hindu, New Thought, Lutheran, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist and Earth-based spirituality traditions.

The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St.

For more information, call (509) 536-2811 or visit

• The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., will present “Evensong to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11” at 7 p.m.

The evening will include invited representatives from the police and fire departments and the military.

There will be music by composers John Rutter and Herbert Howells. Oboist Gary Plowman and trumpeter Larry Jess will perform.

Evensong follows the daily order of service in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. The readings and prayers ask God for peace and will be interspersed with music performed by the Cathedral Choir.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 838-4277.

• At Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road, there will be a Taize Service Sunday at 7 p.m.

The service will include scripture, song and silence.

For more information, call (509) 714-7102.

Caring for Kids luncheon

Catholic Charities Foundation and the Morning Star Foundation will present the 15th annual Caring for Kids luncheon Sept. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court.

The event will benefit St. Anne’s Children & Family Center and the Morning Star Boys Ranch.

Marilee Roloff, president and CEO of Volunteers of America, will be the guest speaker. The event will be hosted by emcees Stephanie Vigil and Dan Kleckner from KHQ-TV.

The cost is $100.

For more information or to make reservations, call Judy Lee at (509) 358-4254.

Men’s retreat

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, will present a weekend healing retreat for men, “Be Healed in the Name of Jesus,” from Sept. 16-18.

The Rev. Daniel Wetzler will lead the retreat.

The cost is $185 or $100 for commuters and includes meals.

For more information, call Sister Mary Eucharista at (509) 448-1224, ext. 109, or visit

Special speaker

The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present the Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara on Sunday during its 10:30 a.m. service.

Kuwahara, coordinator for the Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Courses and International Ministerial Orientation Program of Buddhist Churches of America, will present the Dharma talk.

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

Rally Day and fellowship

Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd., will present a Rally Day and TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) Ministry Fair Sunday after its 9 a.m. worship service.

The fair will have information about the church’s different ministries and will include fellowship.

At the same time, the children of the church will kick off the school year with activities and treats.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church will also begin its regular worship schedule Sept. 18 with services at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and Sunday school and Bible classes at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 325-5738.

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