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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 Noah, Pam and Friends, The Jubileers and The Parks. Free-will offerings accepted. (208) 704-2739.

Homebuilders Parenting Class – Sundays through March 10, 9 a.m. in the library at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. A Bible study, learning and support for anyone with minor children in the home. We will meet in the church library. Both child care and children’s church is available. Call Steve, (208) 765-8800.

A Course in Miracles – Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. at the Love Your Life Center, 1111 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Facilitated by Mark Snider, (208) 777-1996.

Spokane Valley

“The Sense of Simplicity” with Georgette Thornton Feb. 9, 8:30-3 Veradale United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 611 N. Progress Road, Spokane Valley. Free workshop to learn simple living without excessive consumerism and material wants. Breakfast and lunch provided. RSVP to (509) 638-8540 or email

St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Ham Bingo – Feb. 10, 2 p.m. at the parish hall at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road. The family event will include games for all ages and refreshments available for purchase. Cost is $5/six cards or $1/each. (509) 990-5775.

Fat Tuesday Jazz Mass – Feb. 12, 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Avenue at Grand Boulevard. The Mass was composed by Dan Keberle, Whitworth professor of music, who will play trumpet and be accompanied by other local jazz musicians and the St. Mark’s 45-voice choir.  Preacher for the evening will be Scott Starbuck, pastor at Manito Presbyterian Church. Dessert will follow. (509) 747-6677.


Spokane Faith and Values Coffee Talk – Today, 10 a.m. at Boots Bakery, 24 Main Ave. Topic is violence and the sacred. (509) 240-1830.

Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas – Course continues Sundays through March 10, 10:30 a.m. at Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. Conducted by Rabbi Yisroel Hahn and presented by The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Call to register, (509) 443-0770 or visit

Social Networking Message Series – Sunday and Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the Rev. Gregg Sealey at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden. Topics include: Sunday, “Going Viral” (YouTube); and Feb. 10, “Tools God Can Use?” (509) 466-1768.

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/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

Introduction to Judaism - Course continues Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Offered by Congregation Emanu-El and taught by Rabbi Tamar Malino. Tuesday is the last day to sign up and start the class. $50/members and $200/nonmembers, less for additional family members. To register, call Patti Barber at (509) 835-5050.

Mardi Gras Party and Potluck – Feb. 12, 6 p.m. at 1904 W. Mallon Ave., the former Salem Lutheran Church parsonage. Includes small bonfire, treat, crafts and song. (509) 838-4409.

Festival of Chocolate – Feb. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. Donation proceeds benefit vacation Bible school. Submit your favorite chocolate recipes along with the chocolate treat or volunteer, (509) 868-4798.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Feb. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Low-carb option omelets and Mardi Gras mask-making crafts will be offered. (509) 838-4277.

Women’s Lenten Breakfast – “Beneath the Cross of Jesus,” Feb. 16, 10 a.m. at The Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. $7. (509) 327-4446.

Relationship/Marriage Retreats – Engaged Encounter Feb. 8-10 and March 8-10. (509) 467-6648. Marriage Encounter, April 12-14, (509) 455-8415. Advance registration required, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters.

Lent Series at the Franciscan Place – Lenten Reflection Day; Feb. 16, 10 a.m. “Create in Me A Clean Heart, O God,” $30 suggested donation; Thomas Merton’s Bridges to Contemplative Living Series; Tuesdays, Feb. 19, March 5, 12 and 19, 6-7:30 p.m. at 1016 N. Superior St. Facilitated by Patricia Novak, OSF. Each series is four sessions. Suggested donation/$35 per series, includes the book. Call to register, (509) 483-6495.

Year of Faith Dinner – Feb. 26, 5-8 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The Rev. Daniel Wetzler will present “The Holy Spirit and Vatican Council II.” Includes dinner, wine, coffee and dessert. $25. (509) 448-1224.

Men and Women Holy Week Retreats Preparing for the Paschal Mysteries – Presented by Father Frank Case at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Men’s retreat March 28-30 and women’s retreat March 25-27, $190/$115 commuters, register in advance at (509) 448-1224.

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.