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This week

Adventures in Spiritual Play – After the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service participants can experience the inspiring prayer method of the labyrinth as a way of praying with your whole body. Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. (509) 926-7173.

Ladies Salad Luncheon – Saturday at noon in the courtyard at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 892-4016.

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

Mythbusters Family – Family vacation Bible school Sunday through July 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

Annual Rummage Sale and Open House – Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. As part of the South Perry Street Fair event includes sale of furniture, household items, music, artwork and senbei (Japanese crackers). Reverend Christine Marr will give tours of the temple and answer questions about Buddhism. (509) 534-7954.

Church in the Park with Lakeside Church Worship Team – Sunday, 11 a.m. at Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Worship followed by a picnic, bouncing castle, games and family fun. (509) 210-9779 or visit

God’s Backyard Bible Camp – Under the Stars – For kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, Sunday through July 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 Sunday at North Hill Christian Church or call to register, (509) 327-4446.

One With the Earth Adventures in Peacemaking Day Camp – For ages 5-12, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. Program is designed to teach skills and nonviolent communication to reverence the Earth and creation. Closing celebration from 6-8 p.m. Call for registration information, (509) 863-8676 or (509) 951-6524.


The 15th Annual 8 Lakes Leg Aches Bike Ride – In the Aug. 3 event, participants can choose either a 15-mile, 30-mile, 45-mile or 75-mile ride touring scenic landscapes between Spokane, Medical Lake and Cheney. Enjoy coffee at the starting line at the Group Health office on Sunset Hill, nibble cookies at stops along the way and end the ride with food, entertainment and ice cream. Co-sponsored by Group Health and Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Proceeds benefit abused/neglected children and their families through the services at Lutheran Community Services Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center . $45/ride only, add $10 for shirt; $65/ride, shirt and socks; $185/ride, shirt and jersey. Call (509) 343-5020, email Christie at or visit index.html.

Obon Celebration – Aug. 17-18. The Spokane Buddhist Temple will revive its annual Obon Festival in celebration of the major Buddhist holiday honoring ancestors at the temple, 927 S. Perry St. Event includes traditional meals, games for kids of all ages, exhibits including sumi- e, ikebana, bonsai and Spokane kendo, demonstrations in the gym, performances by Spokane Taiko (Japanese drumming) and Narong (a Japanese singer) and the Bon Odori (dancing) to be held on the green. 509) 534-7954.


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.

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.

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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