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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 Addition, The Jubileers and Patty Parks. Offering accepted. (208) 704-2739.

Animal Crackers Vacation Bible School – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon for kids in first through fifth grade at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. Includes music, crafts, stories, games and snacks. $10/child. Mission project this year is to help support Heifer Project International. Pick up a form at church or call the office at (208) 765-8800 to register.

Not Kiddin’ Around CWC Luncheon – RSVP/cancellations due Tuesday for the Coeur d’Alene Christian Women’s Connection lunch on Thursday, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. Speakers include Cindy Wood of Family Promise and Becky Weber. Music by Solveig Vishnesky. Family Promise community outreach accepting donations of silverware, diapers, baby wipes, hairbrushes, and new socks and underwear. (208) 687-6906.


RLM Women’s Brunch – July 13, 9:30-11 a.m. in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. $3/suggested donation. Child care available. (208) 777-7325.

RLM Disciplemakers Men’s Breakfast – One breakfast, three HUB locations July 20, 8-10 a.m. Post Falls Hub in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls; Coeur d’Alene Campus Hub, 610 N. Fourth St.; and Rathdrum Hub, Golden Spikes Community Center, 8580 W. Yosemite St. (208) 777-7325.


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.

Community Family Night – Wednesdays, 6 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 six-12 at 6:30 p.m. (208) 765-8800.

A Course in Miracles – Thursdays, 7 p.m. at Liberty Services, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 207, Coeur d’Alene. Facilitated by Mark Snider, (208) 777-1996.

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.

Aglow International - Coeur d’Alene Lighthouse – Speaker meeting each third Thursday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Email Becky at

Spirit Cinema Circle – Third Friday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St. $3. (208) 664-1125.

Spokane Valley

This week

Lutherhaven Day Camp Live-Loved VBS – Now registering age 3 through sixth grade for the camp Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-noon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Includes singing, crafts, games, archery for fourth-sixth grades, summer mission project and Bible encounter. Call to register, (509) 951-7512 or visit Email questions to

Live-Loved VBS at Zion Lutheran Church – Monday-Friday at the church at 8304 W. Buckeye. Call for information, (509) 926-5407.


Mythbusters Family VBS – Family Vacation Bible School July 21-25 from 6-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. For ages 3 (potty-trained) through eighth grade. Includes family gathering time, optional parenting classes and family devotions. $10/child, $30/maximum per family. (509) 924-9750.


This Week

Whitworth Institute of Ministry – Monday-Friday, “For Such a Time as This: Ancient Christian Wisdom for Postmodern Times” featuring theologians Carolyn Gordon and James K.A. Smith. Costs vary, public welcome to free worship Monday-July 11 at 7 p.m. on campus at 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Call (509) 777-4345 or visit

Graham Cooke at Healing Rooms Ministries – Thursday-Friday, 7 p.m. at 112 E. First Ave. Free, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free live-streaming access available at Select the banner ad to connect.  (509) 456-0517, ext 221.


Hawaiian Sunday at Country Homes Christian Church – July 14, 10:30 a.m. worship with a barbecue lunch to follow at the church, 8415 N. Wall St. Hawaiian attire encouraged. (509) 466-3414.

Entertaining Angels: Peacemaking Through Radical Hospitality – July 15-20 at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America event includes speakers, workshops and more. Conference costs vary, evening worship free. Call (509) 928-7987 or visit summer-conference.

Kingdom Chronicles VBS – July 20-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road. (509) 926-4971.

God’s Backyard Bible Camp-Under the Stars VBS – For kids in kindergarten through sixth grade July 21-25 from 5:30-8:15 p.m. at North Hill Christian Church, 4620 N. Post St. Each night will begin with a family meal and adult classes are also offered nightly from 6:20-7:20 p.m. at the church. Central Baptist Church, Fowler United Methodist and Messiah Lutheran will collaborate to co-sponsor this free event. Attend the Backyard Bash registration barbecue on July 21 at North Hill Christian Church or call to register, (509) 327-4446.


Central Baptist Church – Summer schedule, no Sunday school, worship at 10 a.m. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the 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.

Eastern Washington

This week

Feed Medical Lake Free Meal – Monday and the each second and fourth Monday through August, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

Gesha Thabkhe at Sravasti Abbey – Tuesday, 5 p.m. through lunch on July 15. Thabkhe will teach the Aryadeva’s 400 Stanza on the Middle Way text with translation by Joshua Cutler at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport, Wash. Registration and dana offering are requested. (509) 447-5549.


Pensacola Christian College Drama Troupe Presentation – July 15, 7 p.m. at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. (509) 684-3983.

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.


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