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North Idaho

Country-Western Gospel Jubilee – Potluck today, 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Featuring free entertainment by The Hahner Family, The Jubileers and Patty Parks. Free-will offering accepted. (208) 704-2739.

RLM Women’s Brunch – Today, 9:30-11 a.m. at the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. $3/suggested donation. Child care available. (208) 777-7325.

Seasons of a Woman CWC Luncheon – RSVP by Tuesday for the Coeur d’Alene Christian Women’s Connection luncheon on Thursday, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 Second St. Featured speakers are Dirk Darrow with a presentation on Cocolalla Bible Camp and Kathy Crisp on the topic of “A Time of New Beginnings.” Music by John Boraas. Community outreach this month is collecting baby wipes and diapers and ladies new underwear, pajamas, powdered laundry soap and gently used clothing. (208) 687-6906.

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


RLM Disciplemakers Men’s Breakfast –One breakfast, three HUB locations May 18, 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.


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 with 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.

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@

Spokane Valley

Car-B-Que – Today, 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.

Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show – Today, 2-4 p.m. hosted by Girl Scout Troop 2678 at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. Includes tea, cookies and fashion show of uniforms from the past. (509) 926-6450.

Mother’s Day Cake Reception – Sunday between the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services at Zion Messenger Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Pie Auction – Sunday, 10 a.m. following the 8:45 a.m. traditional service at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 East Broadway. Contemporary service will follow at 11:15 a.m. (509) 928-7733.


Spring Flower and Crafts Sale – May 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. (509) 926-6450.

RLM Father Daughter Dance – June 14, 6-8 p.m. at Valley Real Life Ministries, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. The theme 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 or call (509) 232-0840.


This Week

Spring Fling Auction Fundraiser – Today, 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 – Sunday, 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, advance reservations are requested. Proceeds benefit ministries at IHRC. (509) 448-1224.

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

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

Central Baptist Church Activities – Mother’s Day, classes for all, 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Sitting in Gratitude Meditation – Sunday, 9 a.m. prior to the Sangha Shotsuki Hoyo service at 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Kenya Mission Trip Dinner Fundraiser – Meal on Tuesday, 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 of either 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 or (509) 842-8493.

Coffee and Contemplation – Wednesday, 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.

Theology of the Body for Teens – Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary 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 purchased at Abba’s Catholic Bookstore at the center. (509) 448-1224.

“Bad Girls of the Bible” Women’s Retreat– Friday-May 19 in Wallace, presented by St. John’s Cathedral in Spokane. $100/program, several lodging options available. (509) 838-4277 or email for more information.

Community Outreach Fundraiser – Rummage sale and plant sale Friday, 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.

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


Dr. Mark Brombaugh Organ Concert – MusicFest NW 2013 concludes with the performance May 19, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $10 at the door. (509) 838-4277.

Gotan-E Service – The Rev. Kodo Umezu will visit. Gotan-E celebrates the birth of Shinran Shonin, founder of Shin Buddhism. May 19, 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

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


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