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Spokane County

International Day of Peace events - One Peace, Many Paths will celebrate the International Day of Peace, which is Friday, with a series of events. “Sounds of Peace”: Today at 7 p.m. Musical performers, spoken word and other sounds to bring a personal experience of God’s peace at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. The cost to attend is $10 per person or $20 per family. “Peace Pole Pilgrimage”: Sunday, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Attendees will make a pilgrimage to six peace poles in Spokane. The event will start at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave., and will include a short ceremony at each stop. The last stop will be at the Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road, with drumming, a labyrinth walk and a potluck. “My Recipe for Peace”: Wednesday, with dinner at 5:45 p.m. and World Peace Prayers at 6:30. At 7, the group will discuss essential ingredients for establishing peace in our lives, community and world at Unity Church. There will be representatives from the community, government and faith groups. “Dances of Universal Peace”: Thursday, 7 p.m. The event includes circle dances based on prayers and chants from many world religions, at Unity Church. “Honoring the Nations”: Friday, 6 p.m. This event includes a ceremony that will bless every nation of the world at the Center for Spiritual Living. Canned and dry food donations will be accepted at each of these events to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. (509) 536-2811,

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur - Congregation Emanu-El will celebrate High Holy Day services led by Rabbi Tamar Malino this week at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Erev Rosh Hashana: Sunday at 6 p.m. Rosh Hashana: Children’s service Monday at 9:30 a.m.; adult service at 10:30 a.m.; community lunch at 1 p.m.; Tashlich will be at 2 p.m., meet at UUC before heading to the river. Kol Nidre Service: 7 p.m., Sept. 25. Yom Kippur, Sept. 26: Children’s service at 9:30 a.m.; adult service at 10:30; study session at 4 p.m.; and evening services, including the afternoon service, the Yizkor (memorial service) and the Neilah (concluding service) will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening services will be followed by a break-the-fast potluck. Child care will be provided during the adult morning services on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. (509) 835-5050.

Ohigan Buddhist Fall Equinox celebration - Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will celebrate Ohigan Buddhist Fall Equinox on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The temple will also welcome Rinban Don Castro from the Seattle Betsuin to give the Dharma talk. (509) 534-7954.

Events at St. David’s - St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., will present Celtic celebrations on Sundays at 11 a.m. The services include Celtic prayers and readings, sung chants and special music. The September celebrations will focus on the season of creation. A traditional Eucharist celebration is also offered weekly on Sundays at 9 a.m. The church will also have a rummage sale today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale include furniture, office equipment, books, toys and clothes. (509) 466-3100.

Back to Sunday school - Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave., will present a Back-to-Sunday School kickoff event Sunday at 10 a.m. The event will include music by the Stewart family. The children’s ministry includes Sunday school Bible stories and activities at 10:15 a.m. for preschool-age children through eighth grade, and children’s choir and music from 11 to 11:15 a.m. (509) 448-7102.

Theology of the Body - Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, will offer two “Theology of the Body” programs the third Wednesday of the month through May starting this Wednesday for adults, and the third Thursday of the month for teens. The course is for those who are dating or may be dating in the future. The adult course will be led by the Rev. Jeff Core from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $20 per session. The teen course will be led by the Rev. Jeff Lewis from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sept. 20 event, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. Teens ages 14 through 18 are invited, as well as their parents. The cost is $10 per session per participant. (509) 448-1224, ext. 102.

North Idaho

RLM Men’s Breakfast –One breakfast, four HUB locations. Today, 8-10 a.m. Post Falls Hub in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls; Coeur d’Alene Campus Hub, 610 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene; Rathdrum Hub, Golden Spikes Community Center, 8580 W. Yosemite St.; Spirit Lake Hub at Spirit Lake Senior Center, 32564 N. Fourth Ave. (208) 777-7325.

Country Western Gospel Jubilee – Today, 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Featuring free entertainment by Hahner Family Band, The Jubileers and Patty Parks. Offering accepted. (208) 704-2739.

Back to Church Sunday Celebration – Family celebration Sunday, 10 a.m. at Faith Ministries, 5073 E. 16th Ave., Post Falls. Includes lunch, games, live music, facility tours and other activities. (208) 773-0236.


“Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So!” Retreat – Now registering for the North Idaho Team-Aglow International retreat Sept. 28-29 at the Lewiston Elks Lodge, 3444 Country Club Drive, Lewiston. Featured speaker is Lois Lineberry with worship team Antonio and Vestal Smith. Early registration is encouraged, $20. Special hotel rates of $66 available at GuestHouse Inn and Suites in Lewiston. To register or for information, email

To include church news in this column, please submit items at least two weeks in advance and include a contact phone number to publish. Send Idaho events to Sherry Adkins by email at, by fax at (208) 765-7149, or call (208) 765-7120. For Spokane churches, send information to Lisa Leinberger at


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