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This week

Monthly Community Dinner – Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Reserve your spot by 1 p.m. the same day. (509) 926-7966.


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


This Week

Men’s Breakfast at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church – Saturday, 8 a.m. at the church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave. (509) 326-1252.

Endowment Chili Feed and Hot Chocolate Sunday, 11:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.

Social Networking Message Series – Consecutive Sundays through Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the Rev. Gregg Sealey at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden St. Topics include: Sunday, Becoming a True “Follower” (Twitter); Feb. 3, 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 text books, $150/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

Introduction to Judaism – The 15-class 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. $50/members and $200/nonmembers, less for additional family members. To register, call Patti Barber at (509) 835-5050.


Spokane Faith and Values Coffee Talk – Feb. 2, 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 – Six-session course offered Sundays beginning Feb. 3, 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

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 Sister Patricia Novak. Each series is four sessions. Suggested donation/$35 per series, includes the book. Call to register, (509) 483-6495.

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