Spokane Valley Churches gear up for fall activities


The Sunday after Labor Day is traditionally a big day for Valley churches. It’s when everyone moves back to fall worship schedules, resumes Sunday school classes and has a little fun to start the fall.

• Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave., will start its fall schedule on Sunday. Traditional worship is at 8:30 a.m., followed by contemporary worship at 11 a.m. The Exploration Station for kids and Bible Hour for adults are at 9:45 a.m.

• Sunday is Rally Day at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. Sunday School for middle school and high school students will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Worship services begin at 9 and 11 a.m.

• Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will kick off fall with a “Sunday of Renewal” this week. The church will have a rededication service at 10 a.m. followed by lunch and an ice cream social at 11:30 a.m. Everyone attending the lunch is asked to bring a salad to share.

The church is at 2511 S. Pines Road.

Ministry fair

Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave, will host a Field of Dreams Mission and Ministry Fair on Sunday. There will be a worship service at 9 a.m. followed by a baseball-themed ministry fair at 10:30 a.m. that includes activities for kids. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Grandparents Day

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection will host its traditional Grandparents Day celebration Sunday. The church will have worship services at 8 and 10 a.m. A barbecue will follow the 10 a.m. service. The church will provide hamburgers and drinks. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish to share.

The church is at 15319 E. Eighth Ave.

Centennial Sunday

Opportunity Presbyterian Church is continuing its Centennial Sunday celebrations as it prepares for its 100th anniversary in 2013. The theme for Sunday’s 10 a.m. worship service focusing on the 1960s is “Golden Date, Shining Decade.”

A potluck brunch to kick off fall will follow the worship service. There also will be information available on church groups and activities. The day will wrap up with a performance by the band Crooked Kilt at 1 p.m.

The church is at 202 N. Pines Road.

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