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Spokane This Week

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

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

December West Central Festival of the Arts – Friday and Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave.: Friday; 6-7 p.m. gallery viewing/sale followed by Literary Night led by Spokane’s poet laureate Thom Caraway. Sunday; 5 p.m., Caroling in West Central. (509) 328-6280.

“Blue Christmas” A Service of Light for the Longest Night – Saturday, 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. (509) 448-2255.

Winter Solstice Celebration – Saturday, 2 p.m. at Unity Center, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 489-6964.

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

Sangha Service and Holiday Dessert Potluck – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Christmas Eve Services

Shadle Park Presbyterian Church – Family-friendly candlelight service with child care, Tuesday, 5 p.m., contemplative candlelight service at 9 p.m. at the church, 5508 N. Alberta St. (509) 327-5522 or visit www.shadleparkpres.org.

Traditional Candlelight Worship – Tuesday, 10 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. (509) 235-6300.

Candlelight Communion Service – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 E. Chelan Ave. (509) 326-1252.

Worship and Communion – Tuesday, 7 and 10 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.

Candlelight Service – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Country Homes Christian Church, 8414 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” Family Candlelight Service – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Unity Center, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 489-6964.

Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the church, 411 S. Washington St. (509) 624-1366.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – Tuesday with family candlelight communion service at 4 p.m. and candlelight worship with communion and carols at 6 and 11 p.m. with the Chancel Choir at the last service at the church, 316 E. 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.

“Lessons and Carols” Candlelight Service – Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 806 W. Knox Ave.

Candlelight Communion Worship – Tuesday family-oriented service at 4 p.m. and traditional service at 9 p.m. at Manito Presbyterian Church, 401 E. 30th Ave. (509) 838-3559.

Candlelight Services – Tuesday at 5 and 11 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. Both services are family-friendly with nursery care available. (509) 325-4541.

St. Stephens Episcopal Church – Christmas worship Tuesday at 5 and 10:30 p.m. and Christmas day at 11 a.m. at the church, 5720 S. Perry St. (509) 448-2255.

Family Christmas Eucharist – Incense-free service Tuesday, 4 p.m., music begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by Festival Christmas Eucharist at 10:30 p.m. Carillon music begins at 9:15 p.m. with holiday music at 9:45 p.m. Christmas Day Holy Eucharist, Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Upcoming

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 lmattana@unityspokane.org.

Ongoing

Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Practices – Fridays, 7-8 p.m. with Tibetan Buddhist monk, Ven. Geshe Thupten Phelgye at Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave. Spokane. Contact Lori at lori@barkcanoe.com.

Spokane Valley This week

“The Miracle of the Incarnation” Advent Study – With soup and bread Sunday, 5-6:30 p.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.

Advent Breakfast, Worship and Christmas Program – Sunday, breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by communion worship and holiday program at 10:30 a.m. Candlelight worship Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Tuesday, 4 p.m. at Sozo Church, 404 N. Argonne Road. Family-friendly service with live music, a Christmas reading and free stockings for the children. (509) 590-8381.

Communion Candlelight Services – Tuesday, 6 p.m. contemporary service and 9 p.m. traditional service at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.

Candlelight Worship – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 W. Pines Road. Child care available. (509) 924-9750.

“Christ the Savior is Born” – Tuesday traditional worship at noon, family candlelight service at 5 p.m. and candlelight communion at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.

Open House and Worship – Tuesday open house, 4:30 p.m. followed by worship services at 5:30 and 9 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. Christmas day service will be at 10 a.m. at the church. (509) 838-4409.

Upcoming

All Church New Year’s Eve Celebration – Dec. 31, 4-8 p.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.

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 sherrya@spokesman.com, or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.



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