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Spokane This Week

Labor Day Family Camp at Camp Cross – Friday-Monday, families with kids of all ages are welcome to attend. Sponsored by St. John’s Cathedral. Register at Call Michelle Klippert for scholarship info, (509) 838-4277.

Congregation Emanu-El High Holy Day Services – Reform Jewish Community services, Erev Rosh Hashana Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashana Sept. 5, 10 a.m., both at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Sept. 13, Kol Nidre at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 14 Yom Kippur at 10 a.m. and family service at 5 p.m., both at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. (509) 714-3123.

Chabad of Spokane High Holiday Services – Sept. 5: Rosh Hashanah service, 9 a.m.; Shofar Sounding, 11 a.m.; Tashlich Service, 4 p.m., candlelighting after 8:11 p.m. Sept. 7: Rosh Hashanah, 10 a.m., special class at 7 p.m. with Shabbat ending at 8:06 p.m. Sept. 13: Yom Kippur candlelighting and fast begin at 6:49 p.m., Kol Nidre service at 7 p.m. Sept. 14: Yom Kippur service 9 a.m. Yizkor service at 11 a.m., Mincha and Neilah service at 5:30 p.m., fast ends at 7:51 p.m. followed by light refreshments. All services at 4116 E. 37th Ave. Hebrew-English prayer books available. Reservations appreciated, (509) 443-0770 or email

Volunteers needed – Catholic Charities will host a volunteer information session from 10-11:15 a.m. on Sept. 17 at the Catholic Charities Family Services Center, 12 E. Fifth Ave. The session will include details on volunteer opportunities and a tour of the facility. For more details or to RSVP for the session, call (509) 358-4270, email or visit www.CatholicCharities


Sisters of the Holy Names Fundraiser – RSVP by Sept. 6 for the event on Sept. 15, 2 p.m. at Holy Names Convent, 2911 W. Fort Wright Drive. Offering world music, ethnic treats and treasures. Proceeds support the building of new classrooms at St. Ambrose School in Lesotho, Africa. (509) 238-7470, ext. 121, or email

“Engaging Millennials” Spokane Faith & Values Coffee Talk – Sept. 7, 10 a.m. at Revel 77 Coffee, 3223 E. 57th Ave. Spokane Faith & Values panel discussion. (509) 240-1830.

“Season of Creation” Series – Celtic service 11 a.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. Sept. 8, Oceans of Life; Sept. 15, The Gift of Animals; Sept. 22, Sailing the Storm; Sept. 29, Universe of Wonder; Oct. 6, St. Francis of Assisi. (509) 466-3100 or

Dharma School for Adults – Sept. 8 and 22, 1-2:30 p.m. downstairs at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Offered two Sundays a month, led by the Rev. Christine Marr. (509) 534-7954.

Sunday School at Country Homes Christian Church – Sunday school resumes Sept. 8, 9:15 a.m. at the church, 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

Fall Worship at Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church – Sept. 8 contemporary worship at 8:30 or 9:45 a.m., Living Traditions worship, 11 a.m. includes a ministry fair all morning to meet the new head pastor, Rev. Daniel White at 312 West Hawthorne Road. (509) 466-0305.

New Preschool at Moran United Methodist Church– Opening Sept. 10 at the church at 3601 E. 65th. A prekindergarten course plus Spanish for ages 4 and 5 will also be offered Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Monthly tuition is $145, call to register (509) 448-7102.


Central Baptist Church – Summer schedule, no Sunday school, Sunday worship at 10 a.m. “Just Do It!” with guest speaker, the Rev. Dr. Norman Haupt. 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 text books, $150/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information (509) 747-3304.

Eastern Washington This week

Developing Meditative Concentration Labor Day Retreat – Friday, 5 p.m. through lunch Monday at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. The silent-retreat will be taught by Tibetan nun Venerable Thubten Chodron. An initial offering of $100 is requested, applications are available online at (509) 447-5549.


Celebration Events at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 8, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; 10th anniversary birthday Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 692 Country Lane, Newport. Call to reserve a space (509) 447-5549.

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