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Sat., March 16, 2013

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 the Beggs Family, The Jubileers and Patty Parks. Free-will offering accepted. (208) 704-2739.

RLM Disciplemakers Men’s Breakfast – One breakfast, three HUB locations today, 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 West Yosemite St. (208) 777-7325.

“The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” Lenten Series – Six-session DVD study by Adam Hamilton offered through March 28 at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Class times are Sundays, 9-10:15 a.m., Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 7 a.m. The series uses video shot on location in the Holy Land to retrace the paths Jesus took from his baptism in the Jordan River to his final days in Jerusalem. Child care is provided on Sundays and Wednesdays. (208) 765-8800 or

The Bodhisattva Way: Cultivating Bodhicitta and the Six Far-reaching Practices – Five-week series begins Friday then meets consecutively March 29, April 5, 12 and 19 at Life Center Therapies for Well-being, 1319 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Presented by Tibetan nuns the Venerables Chonyi and Samten from Sravasti Abbey of Newport. Hosted by Coeur d’Alene Dharma Friends. Free/offering accepted. (208) 664-5697.


“He Lives!” Palm Sunday Cantata – A free, three-dimensional perspective March 24 at the 10 a.m. service and again at 5 p.m. at Faith Ministries, 5073 E. 16th Ave., Post Falls. (208) 773-0236 or visit

Holy Week at Unity Church of North Idaho – Palm Sunday service and “Journey to Freedom,” musical celebration 9-11 a.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., services, 9 and 11 a.m., egg hunt will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the church, 4465 N. 15th St. (208) 664-1125.

Holy Week at CUMC – Palm Sunday traditional worship, 9 a.m., contemporary worship 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday worship service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday worship service, 7 p.m.; Easter services, traditional worship with special Easter choir and pipe organ, 9 a.m., contemporary  service, 10:30 a.m., breakfast served from 9:15-11:30 a.m.  by donation to support youth group mission trip. Child care provided during all services at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. 208-765-8800.

Community Egg Hunts and Easter Services at RLM – Flashlight hunt for ages K-fifth grades March 29, 8:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls, and March 30 hunts for fifth-graders and younger at 10 a.m. at G.E. Phippeny Park, 827 N. Seventh St., Coeur d’Alene, and 3:30 p.m. at the RLM campus in Post Falls, 1866 Cecil Road. Bring your own light. Easter services are March 29, 5:30 and 7 p.m., March 30 at 4 p.m. and March 31, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. at RLM in Post Falls. (208) 777-7325.

Lutherhaven Work Weekend – Three-day work weekend on Lake Coeur d’Alene April 12-14 to prepare the camp for summer. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Free to workers, lodging and breakfasts included. Bring overnight toiletries, food and a sleeping bag. (208) 667-3459, ext. 110, or (866) 729-8372.

Spokane Valley

This week

BBQ Dinner and Auction Fundraiser – Today, dinner from 5 p.m. until the silent auction at 6 p.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 North Raymond Road. Additional kids meal choice available. $10/adults, $5/kids. (509) 924-7262.

Lenten events

Lent Worship Services – Wednesday, 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 supper Wednesday, 6 p.m. before Lenten worship at 6:45 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

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 gently used and new clothing for CAPA, Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Catholic Charities. (509) 990-1578.


Holy Week March 24-31

Opportunity Christian Church – Palm Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday service, soup and bread, 6 p.m., worship and Communion, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Easter service, 10:30 a.m., Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. followed by an egg hunt at the church, 708 N. Pines Road, (509) 926-3691.

Spokane Valley United Methodist Church – Palm/Passion Sunday, worship and Sunday school, 10 a.m., Hallelujah Party with egg hunt and youth activities, 11:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Seder meal and worship, 6 p.m.; Easter worship, 9 a.m., adult Sunday school, 10:30 a.m., youth Sunday school, 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the church 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.


This week

Christian Singles Fellowship – Today, 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St. Topic is “Exercising Our Hope,” presented by Earl Dannen. (509) 927-0304.

Custer’s Grass Band and The Afterthoughts Blue Grass Fundraiser Concert – Sunday, 2 p.m. with dessert at intermission at United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., Cheney. Donations will help with roof repair at the church. (509) 235-4193.

Music Jam WV Kiwanis Fundraiser – Sunday, 4-8 p.m. at Longhorn Barbecue, 2315 N. Argonne Road. Bring an instrument and jam. Proceeds help support music and fine arts scholarships. (509) 924-9600.

God’s Best is Yet to Come, Fifth Sunday in Lent – Sunday, classes for all ages, 9:30 a.m., worship 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave.

St. Francis of Assisi Women’s Club Spring Lunch and Card Party – Wednesday, noon-3 p.m. at the church social hall, 4420 N. Jefferson St. Includes a raffle and door prizes. $6. Call for reservations, (509) 466-4260.

Coffee and Contemplation Series with Kathy Finley – Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary: Taking the Incarnation Seriously,  Wednesday, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $10/registration. Call for reservations, (509) 448-1224.

Outrageous Wild Women of Unity Spring Retreat – Friday, 6 p.m. -March 24, 1 p.m. at Spirit Lodge on Lake Coeur d’Alene at N-Sid-Sen Camp, 36395 S. state Highway 97, Harrison. $110/Unity members, $140/nonmembers. (509) 242-9980.

FourGiven Southern Gospel Concert – Friday, 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 6721 N. Monroe St. FourGiven is a local quartet with a debut compact disc, titled “His From the Start,” available for purchase at the free show.  (509) 328-2012.

Contra Dance and Potluck – Friday and April 12 and 26, May 10, 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. All dances will be taught by Retta Hill. (509) 363-0091.

Lenten events

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.

“The Words of Jesus” Video Series – Consecutive Wednesdays through March 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Ed Rabel video at the Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 489-6964.

An Acceptable Feast Soup and Program Series – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St., (509) 448-2255.

Cornerstone Christian Academy Annual Auction and Dessert – March 23, silent auction begins at 6 p.m. with the live auction at 7:30 p.m. at the school at 4224 W. Fourth St. Proceeds support Cornerstone’s education for children K-eighth grade.  Free. (509) 868-7207.

“Recovery From Spiritual Abuse: From Hurt to Healing” Workshop – March 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2607 S. Ray St. Workshop is free; participants are asked to contribute to the lunch that is provided. RSVP to (509) 385-8605 or

Holy Week March 24-31

Ester Nicholson Service and Workshop – March 24 Palm Sunday service “The Divine Invitation-Get dressed for the Party” at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. “Expect a Miracle” workshop will be from 1-4 p.m., with a suggested offering of $35, at The Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. Nicholson has completed world tours with Rod Stewart and Bette Midler. (509) 489-6964.

Men and Women Holy Week Retreats “Preparing for the Paschal Mysteries” – Presented by the Rev. Frank Case, S.J., at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Women’s retreat March 25-27 and men’s retreat March 28-30. $190/$115 commuters. Register in advance at (509) 448-1224.

Congregation Emanu-el Passover Seder – RSVP by March 27 for the family-oriented Seder meal March 30, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Child care for preschool-age children will be available, donations are appreciated. $25/adult members and children age 13 and older, $11/children of members ages 7-13, family maximum $75. $32/adult nonmembers and kids age 13 and older, $15/children of nonmembers ages 7-13, $15/college students, free/ages 6 and younger, and active military.

Easter Egg Hunt – March 30, 11 a.m. for children through the fifth grade at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road. Includes prizes, bounce castle, petting zoo and hot dog lunch. Free. (509) 926-6363.

“Behold Jesus” Easter Drama – March 30, performances at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane Dream Center presents the largest Easter drama in the Inland Northwest. No tickets required. (509) 924-2630.

“Spring Fling for Children” – March 30, 10 a.m. to noon at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Free event includes an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m., with more than 1,000 stuffed eggs, face-painting, hot dogs, inflatable castle and slide. (509) 467-8986.

Easter Sunrise Service – 6:30 a.m. at the top of Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way. Worship message by the Revs. Homer Todd and Phyllis Todd, reading by Tim Behrens and performances by Rockin’ B Ranch members Scott and Pamela Brownlee, Leslie Ann Grove, Gordon Grove and the Pilgrim Slavic Baptist Church Brass Band. (509) 838-1405.

Sozo Church Easter Service and 100-yard Egg Hunt –Easter, 10 a.m. at Shadle Park High School auditorium and football field, 4327 N. Ash St. Includes prizes from local merchants. (509) 590-8381.


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