Religion calendar

This week

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Feed – Pre-Bloomsday event Saturday, 5-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Free; donations accepted. (509) 926-7173.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the UCC, But Were Afraid to Ask – Registration deadline is Sunday for the class that begins May 10 at 10 a.m. and ends May 11 at 2 p.m at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. $25/includes lunch and dinner Friday and lunch on Saturday. Register at pastorandy@westminsterucc.org or call Westminster United Church of Christ at (509) 624-1366.


Empty-Nesters Dessert Potluck – Meets May 10, 7 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Speaker is Mike Bullard on the topic of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. (509) 924-9750.

Car-B-Que – May 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Includes 13 categories of antique, classic, import, muscle, hybrid, motorcycles, farm, truck and commercial vehicles. There will also be a plant sale and a blood drive during this event. Barbecue meal and a drink, $5. (509) 924-9750.

RLM Father Daughter Dance – June 14, 6-8 p.m. at Valley Real Life Ministries, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. The dance will be a ’50s-style sock hop and cost includes soda floats, ice cream, prizes and a professional photo. $25/by June 13, $5/additional daughter; $30 at the door. Register online at www.valleyreallife.org or call (509) 232-0840.

This Week

National Day of Prayer at Life Center Foursquare Church – Participants should gather today at noon in the multipurpose room of the church at 1202 N. Government Way. (509) 327-4422.

Annual Rummage Sale at St. Thomas More School – Today-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the school, 515 W. St. Thomas More Way. Sale items include clothing, furniture, toys, tools, sporting goods, books and appliances. Proceeds benefit student programs at the school. (509) 466-3811.

Holy Week at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church – Today, Vesperal Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m., Service of the Passion at 7 p.m.; Friday, Royal Hours service at 9:30 a.m., Vespers of the Unnailing at 3:30 p.m. and Lamentations at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Vesperal Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m., Resurrection Vigil at 11 p.m. and service at 11:45 p.m.; Sunday, Agape Vespers at 11 a.m. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. (509) 328-9310.

Living Through Grief Weekend Retreat – Friday-Sunday at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Presenters include the Rev. Stan Malnar, Jim Shaw M.D., Sheryll Shepard and Deacon John Ruscheinsky. $185/each, $280/couple, $100/commuters. Advance reservations are expected, (509) 448-1224.

Coffee Talk - Spokane Faith & Values will hold its monthly forum at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coeur Coffeehouse, 701 N. Monroe St. The topic is “Angry at God: Processing Your Faith in Times of Calamity.” This is event is free and all are welcome. www.spokaneFAVS.com

Open House and Dedication at Holy Cross Lutheran Church – Saturday, 1 p.m. at the church, 7307 N. Nevada St., Featuring music, arts, crafts, tours, dedication ceremony and concert by Incandescent. (509) 344-9460.

Cuatro de Mayo Celebration – Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m. at Unity Center North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. Includes dancing, food and entertainment by Rich Luna & Sons Band, Michael Robinson and others. $20/suggested offering. (509) 489-6964.

Evelyn Nyholm Retirement Celebration – Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Students, former students and their families are welcome to share a dessert to celebrate Nyholm, who has taught the preschool program for 31 years. (509) 747-6677.

Catholic Charities Needs Volunteers – Recruits are needed to help with an event May 21. Call (509) 358-4270 for details.


Mark Lowry Christian Comedian in Concert – “An evening of music & comedy” the Unplugged & Unplanned Tour. May 9, 7 p.m. at Turning Point Open Bible Church, 11911 N. Division St. Tickets $25/advance, $30/at the door. (800) 965-9324 or www.itickets.com.

Spring Fling Auction Fundraiser – May 11, doors open at 5 p.m. with silent bidding to begin shortly thereafter at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. Proceeds benefit Lutheran Campus Ministry at Eastern Washington University. Tickets $15/each, $110/table of eight, call (509) 951-5701.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch – May 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Includes an all-you-can-eat buffet with carving station, omelets-to-order, champagne and dessert bar, activities for kids and a gift for mom. $25/adults, $10/ages 6-12 at the door, reservations are requested. Proceeds benefit ministries at IHRC. (509) 448-1224.

Kenya Mission Trip Dinner Fundraiser – Meal on May 14, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Kalico Kitchen, 2931 N. Division St. $10/includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. RSVP with your choice of seating time between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., to therese.marszalek@gmail.com or (509) 842-8493.

Community Outreach Fundraiser – Rummage sale and plant sale May 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. (509) 448-2255.

The Heart Turned Toward God: A Silent, Contemplative Retreat Weekend – June 7, 7 p.m. to June 9, 1 p.m. at The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Sr. Patricia Novak, OSF, will facilitate the retreat. $179/suggested donation, $25/nonrefundable RSVP fee due at time of registration. (509) 483-6495 or email white@sjfconline.org.

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 sherrya@spokesman.com.

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