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North Idaho This week

Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School – For ages 4-12, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. at Prairie Avenue Christian Center, 3639 W. Prairie Ave., Hayden. Register at (208) 772-7541 or online at pacc/gpgs/Home.aspx.


RLM Women’s Brunch – Aug. 10, 9:30-11 a.m. at the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. $3/suggested donation. Child care available. (208) 777-7325.

Community Day Outreach at RLM – Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m. at one of four locations. A ministry offering backpacks with school supplies and various resources to community members in need. Stop by Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls; Lakeland High School in Rathdrum; Coeur d’Alene High School at Fourth Street and Dalton Avenue; or Real Life Ministries Coeur d’Alene campus, 610 N. Fourth St. (208) 777-7325, ext. 189.

Faith @ Home Monday Night Hub – Mondays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Free fellowship includes a meal and a class for everyone. Register online for adult classes at Child care available upon reservation. (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.

A Course in Miracles – Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. at Liberty Services, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 207, Coeur d’Alene. Facilitated by Mark Snider, (208) 777-1996.

Early Risers – Thursdays, 7 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy coffee, prayer, fellowship and Bible study. (208) 765-8800.

Spokane Valley


God’s Backyard Bible Camp – Free evening vacation Bible school, Aug. 12-16, 6 p.m. at UPLiFT Church, 23424 N. Swing Lane, Liberty Lake. Includes Backyard Bible Club, food, crafts, stories and motivation for community projects. Call (509) 995-7718 or email

Picnic and Worship in the Park – Aug. 14, 6-7 p.m. at Terrace View Park, 13599 E. 24th Ave. Hosted by Advent Lutheran Church. (509) 892-4016.


This Week

The 15th Annual “8 Lakes Leg Aches Bike Ride” – Today. Participants can choose either a 15-mile, 30-mile, 45-mile or 75-mile ride touring scenic landscapes between Spokane, Medical Lake and Cheney. Enjoy coffee at the starting line at the Group Health office on Sunset Hill, nibble cookies at stops along the way and end the ride with food, entertainment and ice cream. Co-sponsored by Group Health and Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Proceeds benefit abused/neglected children and their families through the services at Lutheran Community Services Sexual Assault & Family Trauma Response Center. $45/ride only, add $10 for shirt; $65/ride, shirt and socks; $185/ride, shirt and jersey. Call (509) 343-5020, email Christie at or visit 8LakesRide/index.html.

Spokane Faith and Values Coffee Talk – Today, 10 a.m. at Indaba Coffee Bar, 1425 W. Broadway. Panel discussion on Righteous Anger. (509) 240-1830.

Spokane Buddhist Workshop with the Rev. Mark Unno – Healing Path of Compassion, Rhythms of Life and Death, today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the temple, 925 S. Perry St. $20 suggested donation, lunch on your own. (509) 270-5308.

Hillyard Festival Moving Forward Worship – Join varied denominations and traditions for church Sunday, 10 a.m. at Sharpley-Harmon Park. For information, call Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church at (509) 487-9667.

Annual Fuller Center Bike Adventure Potluck – Sunday, 1 p.m. at Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. Meet and greet volunteers who are cycling the country building homes, raising funds and speaking about improving housing and neighborhood conditions. (509) 624-1366.

Paul in Scripture and Music: Suite for Brass Quintet and Organ – Sunday, 3 p.m. at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. Free performance featuring music by Howard Stoess, concept and narration from The Book of Acts by M. P. Aleman and the Hamblen Park Brass Quintet, with Rita Stoess at the organ. Narrated by John Riebe. (509) 448-1703.

Spokane Buddhist Obon Service and Dharma Talk – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at the lower terrace of Greenwood Terrace Memorial Cemetery, 211 Government Way. Dharma talk given by the Rev. Mark Unno. No service at the temple this week. (509) 270-5308.

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial Service – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive. Service includes a screening of the 45-minute documentary film “Free World,” silent meditation and “Reclaiming the Elements” awareness focus on how war harms the entire planet. The communitywide, interfaith service is co-sponsored by Pax Christi Spokane, the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and UUCS. (509) 325-6383.

Concerts Under the Pines – Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Audubon Park, 3405 N. Milton Ave. Hosted by Messiah Lutheran Church. (509) 327-4446.

Yard Sale at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church – Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church at 1325 E. Queen Ave. Sale includes collectible Christmas tree ornaments and miscellaneous items.


All Saints Picnic – Aug. 10, 2-5 p.m. hosted by Dave and Cora Jelinke at 8602 W. Rutter Parkway. Hamburger and hot dogs are provided. Bring a salad/dessert, lawn chairs and beverage. (509) 838-4409.

Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School – For ages 3 through sixth grade Aug. 12-15, 5-8 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. Offering music, games, Bible stories, crafts, Chadder Theater and an evening meal. Registration available online at vbs/ez/morankingdomrock or call (509) 448-7102.


Central Baptist Church – Summer schedule, no Sunday school, worship at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Don Ott. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Adult Basic Judaism Classes – Most Sundays through 2013, 10 a.m.-noon at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Cost is $50/each TBS member or couple including textbooks, $150/non-members, $50/each additional non-member family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

Eastern Washington

This week

Exploring Monastic Life with the Ven. Thubten Chodron Retreat – Friday-Aug. 26 retreat at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. The retreat is for lay people exploring the possibility of ordination and for nuns and monks who have been ordained for five years or less. A dana offering and registration form are requested to reserve a spot, or call (509) 447-5549.


“Feed Medical Lake” Free Meal – Second Monday of month all year round, also fourth Monday during June-Aug. Each second and fourth Monday through August, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

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 to Sherry Adkins by email at, or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.


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