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Religion Notebook: Women of Faith conference begins Friday

THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

The Women of Faith conference is coming to the Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave., Friday and Saturday.

This year’s theme is Celebrate What Matters and the event includes a worship band, a ballet and 27 speakers, authors and musicians.

Grammy-award-winning singer CeCe Winans will perform, as well as author, speaker and singer Sheila Walsh, author Liz Curtis Higgs, the band Selah and storyteller Ken Davis.

The cost to attend is $99. Register at

Benefit pizza dinner

Family Promise of Spokane, formerly Interfaith Hospitality, will hold a benefit pizza night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at South Perry Pizza, 1011 S. Perry St.

The event will feature an all-you-can-eat pizza bar to raise funds for Spokane’s homeless community.

Tickets are $30 for pizza and two glasses of beer or wine or $25 for pizza and soft drinks.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Susan at (509) 747-5487.

Rev. Baraza to speak about Islam

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, will present the Rev. Patrick Baraza Tuesday in a day of prayer and conferences starting with a Rosary at 9 a.m.

Baraza will present “Islam: Muslims are our Neighbors, Too,” which will include topics such as “Assumptions: Ours and Theirs,” “Muhammad: The Prophet of Islam,” “Succession Battles,” “Religious Guidance (Shariah Law),” the Tenets of Islam and “Islamization and Arabization of the World.”

The cost for the day is $35 per person or $45 for the use of a private room and includes all conferences, confessions, Mass and lunch.

Information: (509) 448-1224 or visit>

The center will also hold an informational meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. about Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats.

The retreats are designed to offer healing after an abortion.

For more about the informational meeting, call (509) 994-4355.

Free movie night

Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St., will host a free movie Friday at 8:45 p.m.

This month’s movie, “Cars 2,” will be shown in the parking lot of the church. Snacks will be provided.

Information: (509) 487-9667.

Singles group celebrates 20 years

Christian Singles Fellowship will present its monthly meeting Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St.

This meeting will celebrate 20 years of the group and all former members, married or single, are invited to attend.

There will be a potluck, cake and a beverage. Attendees are asked to bring a savory dish to share.

Information: (509) 927-0304 or

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