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North Idaho

Fun in the Son Community Fun Day – All-ages event today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sandpoint Christian Center, 1925 N. Boyer Ave. Includes arts and crafts sale, garage sale, tacos and hot dogs, lemonade stand and activities and games for kids. (208) 263-8578.

Fifth Sunday Worship and Picnic – Sunday, regular worship at 9 a.m. in the chapel followed by worship at 10:30 a.m., and picnic at 11:30 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Proceeds will help support a local youth mission. (208) 765-8800.


Animal Crackers Vacation Bible School – July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon for kids in first through fifth grades 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 (208) 765-8800 to register.


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 6-12 at 6:30 p.m. (208) 765-8800.

A Course in Miracles – Meets 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. Includes coffee, prayer, fellowship and Bible study. (208) 765-8800.

Dances of Universal Peace – 7-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month through June at Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Donations accepted at the door. Sponsored by North Idaho Unitarian Universalist Church.

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

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Summer Worship – Sunday worship service will be at 9 a.m. through the summer months at the church, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. (509) 926-6450.

Summer Fun Festival – Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1601 S. Sullivan Road. Event includes free carnival games, inflatable obstacle courses, drawings and story time. Also vending popcorn, hot dogs, cookies, chips and drinks. Call (509) 926-5866 or email


Lutherhaven Day Camp Live-Loved VBS – Now registering ages 3 through sixth grade for the camp July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Call to register, (509) 951-7512 or visit Email for questions,

Mythbusters Family VBS – Family vacation Bible school July 21-25, 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 devotions. $10/kid, $30/maximum per family. (509) 924-9750.


Garland Church Rummage Sale – Today, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church at 2011 W. Garland Ave.  Proceeds will support a short-term mission trip to Choshen Farm in Zambia in October. (509) 327-0770.

Car Wash Fundraiser – Today, 9 a.m.-noon at the Car Wash Plaza located across from Fred Meyer at Fourth Avenue and Thor Street. Tickets/$5, proceeds go to camperships for the SPEAR youth from Zion Lutheran Church to attend Shoshone Camp. (509) 244-2479.

Rinban Don Castro Dharma Message – Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Sangha Service at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

“GloryBound” Concert – Free performance Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. The men’s group is sponsored by Heartland Baptist College in Oklahoma City and includes a pianist and sound technician. (509) 684-3983.

Independence Day Carillon Concert – Thursday, 9 p.m. featuring Berkeley carilloneur Wesley Arai at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free concert after the city fireworks display. (509) 838-4277.


Live-Loved VBS at Zion Lutheran Church – July 8-12 at the church at 8304 W. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.

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

“Road to Discovery” Tour Program at IHRC – July 17 and Aug. 7, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Free tours and program, lunch reservations requested, (509) 448-1224.

God’s Backyard Bible Camp-Under the Stars VBS – For children in kindergarten through sixth grade, July 21-25, 5:30-8:15 p.m. at North Hill Christian Church, 4620 N. Post St. Each night will begin with a family meal; adult classes are offered nightly from 6:20-7:20 p.m. at the church. The free event is co-sponsored by Central Baptist Church, Fowler United Methodist and Messiah Lutheran. 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. with guest pastor, the Rev. Dr. Norman Haupt. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. at the church, 19 W. Shannon. (509) 327-9322.

Adult Basic Judaism Classes – Most Sundays through the end of the year, 10 a.m.-noon at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Cost is $50/ member or couple including textbooks, $150/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

All-ages Bible classes and worship – Sundays, classes at 9:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Eastern Washington Upcoming

Feed Medical Lake Free Meal – On the second and fourth Mondays of each month 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 – July 9, 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. Registration and dana offering are requested. (509) 447-5549.

Power of Compassion Meditation Retreat with the Venerable Thubten Chodron – July 26 at 5 p.m. through July 28 at 2 p.m. at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. A dana offering and registration form are requested, (509) 447-5549.

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