Religion calendar


This week

Rummage “Sales by Donation” for Missions – Today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Annual, giant rummage sale, pick your price. Sales are by donation. “By the Bag Sale” runs from noon-2 p.m. The United Methodist Women’s group has held this annual event for more than 40 years with the proceeds going toward local nonprofit groups, scholarships for kids to attend Twinlow Camp in Rathdrum, global missions and disaster relief efforts. (208) 765-8800.

DivorceCare - A 13-week video seminar series on Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Dalton Gardens Church of Christ, 6439 N. Fourth St. Featuring the topics of divorce and recovery, support, group discussion and healing. (208) 772-0541.


Union Gospel Mission Women’s Auxiliary Meeting – May 16, 1-2:30 p.m. at the new facility at 196 W. Haycraft Ave. Presentation is “The Big Picture,” UGM ministries and programs with special music. (208) 665-4673.


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 www.reallifeministries.com. 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. Enjoy coffee, prayer, fellowship and Bible study. (208) 765-8800.

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.

“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 fragranceministries@yahoo.com.

This week

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Feed – Pre-Bloomsday event today, 5-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. By donation only. (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 Friday at 10 a.m. and ends May 11 at 2 p.m at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 Progress Road. $25/includes lunch and dinner Friday and lunch on Saturday. Register at pastorandy@westminsterucc.org or call Westminster registration contact at diff. UCC church than event. SA United Church of Christ at (509) 624-1366.

Empty Nesters Dessert Potluck – Meets Friday, 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. A plant sale and blood drive will be happening in conjunction with the car show. 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 is ’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

Annual Rummage Sale at St. Thomas More School – Today, 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.

Spokane Faith & Values Coffee Talk Forum – “Angry at God: Processing Your Faith in Times of Calamity,” today, 10 a.m. at Coeur Coffeehouse, 701 N. Monroe. (509) 240-1830.

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

North Side Spring Flea Market – Today from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. Includes more than 45 vendors. (509) 466-1768.

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

Orthodox Christian Holy Week – Vesperal Divine Liturgy, today, 9:30 a.m., Resurrection Vigil at 11 p.m. SA and service at 11:45 p.m.; Agape Vespers Sunday, 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. (509) 328-9310.

Central Baptist Church Events – Sunday, classes for all, 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, Dorcas Circle 10 a.m. and Judson Circle at 11 a.m. at the church, 19 West Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

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 the retirement of Mrs. Nyholm, who has taught the preschool program for 31 years at St. Mark’s. (509) 747-6677.

Peace Pole Gifting Celebration – Monday, 3 p.m. on the lawn behind College Hall at Gonzaga Unversity, 502 E. Boone Ave. Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye, GU global scholar in residence, will present a special installation and blessing ceremony in commemoration of the school’s 125-year anniversary. (800) 986-9585.

Mark Lowry Christian Comedian in Concert – “An evening of music & comedy” the Unplugged & Unplanned Tour Thursday, 7 p.m. at Turning Point Open Bible Church, 11911 N Division St. Tickets $25/advance, $30/at the door. 1-800-965-9324  or   www.itickets.com.

Contra Dance and Potluck – Friday, 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Dances are taught by Retta Hill. (509) 363-0091.

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


Spring Fling Auction Fundraiser – May 11, doors open at 5 p.m. 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 The 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/kids ages 6-12 at the door, advance reservations are requested. Proceeds benefit ministries at IHRC. (509) 448-1224.

Mother’s Day Piano Concerts – Featuring concert pianist Jerry Nelson, May 12 at 9 and 10:45 a.m. at Spokane First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Boulevard. (509) 467-8986.

Mother’s Day Potluck Brunch – May 12, 10 a.m. followed by worship at Covenant Christian Church, 2308 E. 57th Ave., Suite 1. (509) 448-1311.

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 choice and dessert. RSVP with your choice of seating time – 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. – to therese.marszalek@gmail.com or (509) 842-8493.

Coffee and Contemplation – May 15, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. This month’s featured speaker is Deacon John Ruscheinsky on the topic of covenant relationships. $10/includes coffee and rolls. (509) 448-1224.

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, or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.


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