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Dinner and Movie Night at Spokane Buddhist Temple – Friday, dinner at 6 p.m. for $5, free movie to be announced, 7 p.m. at the temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Holy Week events

Downtown Spokane Good Friday Street Processional – Friday public pilgrimage begins at noon at the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park and continues on foot with stops at various prayer locations to the final stop around 3 p.m. under the freeway at the crossing of Wall Street and Fourth Avenue. The procession is modeled after the devotion known as Stations of the Cross and symbolizes Christ’s final journey to the cross. The Rev. Bill Osborne of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will lead the procession carrying a large cross on his shoulder. (509) 448-2255.

Messiah Lutheran Church – Maundy Thursday worship with communion today, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday worship at 10 a.m., at the church at 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.

All Saints Lutheran Church - Easter Vigil service, 7 p.m. Saturday; Easter Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 314 S. Spruce St. (509) 838-4409.

Manito Presbyterian Church – Service today, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, 7 p.m. cantata, “The Weeping Tree” presented by the Manito Chancel choir; Easter morning, 9:30 a.m. children’s activities followed by service at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 401 E. 30th Ave. (509) 838-3559.

St. John’s Cathedral – Service today, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 a.m., liturgy at noon, candlelight service at 7 p.m.; Holy Saturday vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter festival worship, 8 and 10:30 a.m. with the Cathedral carillon, brass and timpani from the Spokane Symphony, Cathedral Bell Choir and Junior and Cathedral Choirs with the Aeolian Skinner Organ at the church, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church – Service today 7 p.m., foot-washing and shoe collection outreach service; Good Friday, “The Politics of a Crucifixion,” 7 p.m.; Easter services, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. with special music by the Chancel and Chimes Choirs and Brass Ensemble at the church, 4102 S. Crestline. (509) 448-2909.

St. David’s Episcopal Church – Communion and foot-washing rite today, 7 p.m.; Good Friday traditional passion reading and prayers, noon; A Celtic Easter Vigil, Scripture and song, darkness and light, fire and water, community and celebration, 7 p.m. Saturday; Easter festival communion service at 9 a.m. with a reception to follow at the church, 7315 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3100.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – Services at 7 p.m. today, Good Friday and Holy Saturday Vigil; Easter service at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., special music includes choir, organ, brass and timpani at the church at 316 E. 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.

Moran United Methodist Church – Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7 p.m.; Resurrection Sunday sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. followed by the men’s Easter breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Worship services with the traditional Decoration of the Cross will be at 9 and 11 a.m. with an egg hunt between services at 10:15 a.m. (509) 448-7102.

RLC Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, 11 a.m. for ages up to fifth grade at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road. Includes prizes, bouncy castle, petting zoo and free hot dog lunch. (509) 926-6363.

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

Central Baptist Church – Easter service, 11 a.m. at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Central United Methodist Church – Easter service, 11 a.m. at the church, 518 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-1431.

Country Homes Christian Church – Easter Sunday brunch, 9:15 a.m. followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. at the church 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

Easter Sunrise Service – Easter Sunday, 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. Offerings will benefit Hospice of Spokane. (509) 838-1405.

Children’s Easter Festival – Easter worship and children’s activities at 8:30 or 11 a.m. for ages 4 through sixth grade at Spokane Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 1111 S. Thor St. Includes an egg hunt, bouncy castle, crafts and Bible story. (509) 534-7751.

Unity Center of North Spokane – “Rising in Love” Easter celebration, 11 a.m. at the church, 4123 E. Linden Road. (509) 489-6964.

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

Covenant Christian Church – Time Stands Still Easter worship, 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the church, 2308 E. 57th Ave., Suite 1. (509) 448-1311.

Easter on Horseback - Riders gather at 10 a.m. at the Equestrian Center in Riverside State Park to begin riding. The service will be at 11 a.m. at the picnic shelter at the Bowl and Pitcher. The shelter is accessible to nonriders by the foot bridge across the river at the park. This will be a nondenominational worship service led by Joel Crosby, a former pastor, with guitar music by Nathan Smith. There will be a potluck at the Equestrian Center at 1 p.m. All are invited, no stallions or dogs. A Discover Pass is required to park at the Equestrian Center. Riverside State Park, 4427 N. Aubrey L. White Parkway. (509) 724-1668.


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.

Contra Dance and Potluck – 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.

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.

The Five Levels of Attachment Series – Wednesdays through April 24, 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard. Six-week series based on the book by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Suggested offering is $5-$10/class. (509) 838-6518.

Theology of the Body for Teens – April 18 and May 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The course is designed for ages 14-18, especially those who are dating. $10/session, includes dinner. A $15 workbook is required and can be purchase at Abba’s Catholic Bookstore at the center. (509) 448-1224.

Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Classes – Thursdays through April 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry. $25/requested donation. Registration is encouraged, (509) 534-7954 or


Relationship/Marriage Retreats – Marriage Encounter, April 12-14, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, (509) 455-8415. Advance registration required, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters.

The Miracle of Spring Auction Fundraiser – April 6, silent auction from 5-7 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., followed by live auction at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Proceeds benefit programs at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. $60/each, $550/table of 10. Call for reservation information, (509) 358-4290.

Coffee Talk – April 6, 10 a.m. at Revel 77 Coffee, E. 57th St., Suite K. Panelists from Spokane Faith and Values will discuss the topic of spiritual community. (509) 240-1830.

“The Spirituality of the Roman Missal” by the Rev. Darrin Connall – Register now for the Day of Prayer event April 10 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The day begins with rosary at 9 a.m. and continues after lunch with a second conference and adoration with benediction at 3 p.m. $35/person, $45/for use of private room. (509) 448-1224 or visit

David Roth in Concert – April 12, 7:30 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard. $15/suggested loe offering. (509) 838-6518.

Emma’s Revolution Concert – April 13, 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Featuring activist musicians Sandy O and Pat Humphries. $15/advance, $18/at the door, $5/college students with ID and ages 18 and younger. Suitable for all ages, handicap accessible. (207) 272-9899.

Coffee and Contemplation – April 17, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Deacon Michael Miller will present a discussion on how art enhances faith. $10/includes beverages and rolls. Advance reservations requested, (509) 448-1224 or register online at

Holy Week

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church – Worship today, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, breakfast at 8:30 a.m., worship with communion, 10:30 a.m. at the church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Opportunity Christian Church – Soup and bread today, 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 – Seder meal and worship today, 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.

Veradale United Church of Christ – Soup supper and communion worship today, 6-7:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, potluck breakfast, 9:15 a.m. and communion worship at 10:30; fellowship at 11:45 a.m. followed by an egg hunt at the church, 611 N. Progress Road. (509) 926-7173.

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection – Worship today, 7 p.m.; Good Friday worship, 7 p.m.; Saturday Easter vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday services, 8 and 10 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast and egg hunt at the church, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. Candy donations will be accepted in the kitchen through Easter morning. (509) 926-6450.

Zion Lutheran Church – Communion service today, 7 p.m.; Good Friday services, noon and 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, traditional worship, 8:30 a.m., breakfast from 9:45-10:40 p.m., egg hunt for ages third grade and younger, 10 a.m. on the south lawn; contemporary worship, 11 a.m. at the church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.

Lakeside Church – Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday drama and worship, 10 a.m. in the event center of the church at 23129 E. Mission Ave. (509) 210-9779.

Genesis Church – Good Friday Service, 6:30 p.m.; Easter services, 8:30 and 10 a.m. at the church at 810 S. Sullivan Road. (509) 993-6435.

Valley Real Life Ministries – Easter services on Saturday, 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. at the church, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. Children’s classes are available. (509) 232-0840.


Quitting For Christ – Eight-week, Christ-centered smoking cessation class begins Monday, 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway Ave. Use the south entrance of church. Offering accepted. (509) 998-3452 or email

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