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This week

Women’s Bible Studies and Fellowship – Today, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.

Radical Hospitality: Receiving God’s Love,” – Sunday, and “Passionate Worship: Loving God in Return,” Feb. 24, both at 9 a.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.

Lenten events

Lenten Fish Fry Fridays –Fridays through March 22, 5:30-6:45 p.m., service at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 204 S. Adams Road. Donations accepted at the door to benefit the school’s seventh-grade trip to Olympic Peninsula Institute. Also accepting donations of cash, diapers and new and gently used clothing for CAPA program. (509) 990-1578.

Advent Lutheran Church – Lenten worship services Wednesdays through March 20, 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 928-7733.

“Life at the Crossroads” – Soup suppers at 6 p.m. before Lenten worship at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays through March 20 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.


Heritage Celebration – March 2, building tours available from 4-5:45 p.m., followed by centennial celebration dinner at 6 p.m., catered by Meals on Wheels at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m., tickets $10. (509) 924-9750.

Rock Around the Clock Auction – March 2, 5-9 p.m. at Valley Fourth Memorial Church gym, 2303 S. Bowdish Road. Live and silent auctions; free admission, ice cream social and child care. Proceeds benefit the worldwide missions. (509) 924-4525.

An Evening of Jazz and Dessert – March 6, 7 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. Featuring the Whitworth Jazz Combo and soloist. (509) 926-6450.

Book Sale Fundraiser – Accepting books, puzzles, software, DVDs and music media donations up until the sale March 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.


Lenten events

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

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

Bible Study and Lenten Soup Supper – Wednesdays through March 27, 5:30-7 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

“Food, Faith and Friendship: A Lenten Practice” – Series continues Wednesdays through March 13, soup suppers at 6 p.m. at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. (509) 448-2909.

Worship, Supper and Prayer – Wednesday worship at noon and 7 p.m., soup at 5:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney.

“The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” DVD Series – Supper and lessons Wednesdays through March 20, 6-7:30 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. (509) 448-7102.


All-ages Bible classes and worship – Classes Sundays, 9:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist 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/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

“Living With Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas” – Six-session 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

Our Place Community Ministries Fundraiser – Preview performance of “The Force of Habit,” Feb. 21, 6 p.m. at Gonzaga University’s Magnuson Theatre. Tickets $25/includes reception, appetizers, wine and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Our Place. (509) 535-7634 or (509) 326-7267.

Conference with prophetic evangelist Matt Sorger – Feb. 21 and 22, 7 p.m. at Spokane Healing Rooms Ministries, 112 E. First Ave. The free event will be webcast at or visit get-to-know-matt for more information. (509) 456-0517.

Friday Musical Group Program – Feb. 22, 1 p.m. in the sanctuary at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. A reception will follow. (509) 448-2909.

“Open Hearts, Open Closet” Ladies Night Out – Feb. 23 6-9 p.m. fundraiser for Crosswalk at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave. $5 donation at the door. Bring unopened personal hygiene items, and items from your closet and browse items from others. Child care is available. Leftover items will be donated to Crosswalk or Windfall. (509) 838-4277.

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.

“Fill the Cup” Benefit Concert – March 1, 6:30-9 p.m. at Timberview Christian Fellowship, 15511 N. Howe Road, Mead. Featuring performances by local youth and The Incandescent! Proceeds benefit Cup of Cool Water, which serves the needs of Spokane’s homeless youth. $5/admission. Email for more information.

“Fun in the Sun” Silent and Live Auction – March 2, silent auctions begin at 3:15 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 2804 E. Euclid Ave. $10/admission, child care available, $5/child, $15 max for three or more children. Proceeds benefit Faith Baptist Academy. (509) 482-6101.

Pine Meadow Farm Center Benefit Concert and Silent Auction Fundraiser – March 8, 6:30-10 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Featuring Todd Milne and Blake Abyss (world music), Visual Vortex (hula hoop troupe), and Terrible Buttons (modern folk). Pine Meadow Farm CSA shares will be offered for sale (a share entitles a family to receive a weekly box of farm-fresh produce from the farm throughout the growing season). There also will be a raffle for one $400 CSA share. Proceeds benefit The Pine Meadow Farm Center, a 32-acre nonprofit educational farm, that provides regional experiential education on nutrition, farming, gardening, food-system literacy and sustainable living skills. Tickets/$10, (donations accepted for children 12 and younger) available at the door or online at pinemeadowfarm.brown

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

“Buddhism in Your Everyday Life” Seminar – March 9, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. The workshop will be instructed by Bhante Seelawimala, a Therevada monk from Sri Lanka and an adjunct professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, Calif. Seelawimala is also giving the dharma message on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the temple. $20 suggested donation, registration is appreciated. No meal provided. (509) 534-7954.

Temple Beth Shalom’s Kosher Dinner– March 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1322 E. 30th Ave. $16/at the door, $14/advance, call for ticket locations (509) 747-3304 or visit

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