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Sat., Dec. 14, 2013

North Idaho This week

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 Kevin Pace and the New Edition, the Jubileers and Patty Parks. Offering accepted. (208) 704-2739.

“Nativities Around the World” – On display today and Sunday from noon-9 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 165 S. Blaine St., Moscow.

Genesis Prep Live Drive-thru Nativity –Sunday, 4:30-8 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. (208) 691-0712.

“The Heart of Christmas” Holiday Musical Cantata – Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church,1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Mixed choir with instrumental ensemble and narration. Reception following each performance. (208) 765-8800.


Christmas Services – Dec. 21, candlelight worship at 6:06 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 9:09 and 11:11 a.m. with a candlelight service at 6:06 p.m. at Heart of the City Church, 521 W. Emma Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 665-7808.

CUMC Christmas Eve Services – Dec. 24, family candlelight services at 5 and 7 p.m. and Communion Candlelight Service, 10 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-8800.

Christmas Eve Worship at RLM – Dec. 24, service times will be 2, 4 and 6 p.m. at the Post Falls campus, 1866 Cecil Road; and 2:30, 4 and 5:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene campus, 610 N. Fourth St. (208) 777-7325.

Aglow International - Coeur d’Alene Lighthouse – No December meeting. Speaker meeting will resume Jan. 16 with Becky Weber, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Email Becky at fragranceministries@yahoo. com.


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.

Moms In Prayer International – Meets Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon, call for location. Candace, (208) 755-7339.

Community Family Night – Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Potluck dinner followed by games and all-ages activity, adult choir and youth group for grades 6-12. (208) 765-8800.

Brown Bag Study – Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. in the library at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. (208) 765-8800.

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.

Friendship Kitchen – Community meal on Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. at St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.

Spokane Valley This week

Toy Store at Opportunity Presbyterian Church – The sixth-annual Toy Store will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the church, 202 N. Pines Road. The store is available to families in need, and items are sold at an 80 percent discount from retail price as a means for families to provide Christmas presents for their children. (509) 924-9750.

“Toooooo Busy” Christmas Program and Communion – Sunday, live during the 9 a.m. service and a videotaped showing during the 10:30 a.m. service at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. Featuring a solo by CJ Lorentz, a manger scene and carols. (509) 928-7733.

Christmas Story at OPC – Sunday during 10 a.m. worship at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 W. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.

Youth Christmas Program – Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, a Christmas potluck will follow at Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines Road. (509) 926-3691.

The Music of Christmas – Sunday, 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13608 E. 40th Ave. Celebrate the holy season with music and narration.  Free admission. Visit the blog at music (509) 893-2587.

Spokane This week

December West Central Festival of the Arts – Through Dec. 22 at Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave.: Today, 2 p.m., the Covenant Marimba Band. Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., gallery viewing/sale followed by soup and bread supper and Advent service and a community-rendition of the play, “Locust and Wild Honey.” Dec. 20, 6-7 p.m. gallery viewing/sale followed by Literary Night led by Spokane’s poet laureate Thom Caraway. Dec. 22, 5 p.m., caroling in West Central. (509) 328-6280.

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Dessert Theater – Today at 2 and 7 p.m. at Spokane’s First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. A nostalgic musical drama set in 1941 during World War II. $5/includes performance, dessert and coffee. (509) 467-8986.

Outdoor Living Nativity Scene – Today and Dec. 20-21 from 5:30-7 p.m. on the east side of the building at Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E Green Bluff Road in Colbert at the T intersection of Green Bluff and Day Mt. Spokane roads. Free. The event will also be staged on Christmas Eve following the 7 p.m. candlelight caroling service. (509) 238-9100.

Christmas Festival Concert – Today, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Featuring the Whitworth University choir, women’s choir, men’s chorus, chamber singers and student instrumentalists. Tickets, $18 at or (800) 325-SEAT.

Christmas Concert Featuring HIS SONG – Sunday, 7 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1802 W. Eighth St. HIS SONG features men’s choruses representing nine different area churches. The group has been performing together for 13 years. Free, light refreshments will be served. (509) 838-8667.

“Night of the Father’s Love” Advent and Christmas Cantata – Presented by the Chancel Choir, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Manito Presbyterian Church, 401 E. 30th Ave. (509) 838-3559.

Youth Christmas Program – Sunday, 3 p.m. followed by refreshments and a visit from Santa and his elves at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. (509) 448-7102.

Christmas Pageant and Lessons and Carols – Pageant Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Featuring a story, carols, White Gifts and cantata. Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols bringing together ancient readings and carols will be at 4 p.m. (509) 838-4277.

Handel’s “Messiah” Concert and Community Sing-along – Sunday, sing-along practice begins at 2:30 p.m. followed by concert at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. (509) 747-1058.

“Chrismissed: A Christmas Play on ‘What Ifs’ “ – Youth performance Sunday, 9 a.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. (509) 325-4541.

A Service of the Longest Night Healing Worship – Thursday, 7 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. (509) 325-4541.

Longest Night Service – Thursday, 7 p.m. quiet reflection at Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. (509) 624-1366.


“Blue Christmas” A Service of Light for the Longest Night – Dec. 21, 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St.

“A Very Important Christmas” Children’s Pageant – Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m. at Manito Presbyterian Church, 401 E. 30th Ave. (509) 838-3559.

Mastering the Energy of Money – A 12-class series Wednesdays beginning Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. Learn to master the energy of money through this prosperity course of study facilitated by the Rev. David McClure. $10/class. (509) 838-6518 or

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