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North Idaho This week

Food Festival and Bazaar – Today, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran/Faith Presbyterian Church, 9485 N. Maple St., Hayden. Featuring lefse, baked goods, handcrafted gifts and collectibles. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (208) 772-6450.

Joel and Lindsey Ecklund at Sandpoint Christian Center – Sunday at the 10 a.m. service at the church, 1925 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. The Ecklunds serve as youth pastors at House of the Lord Church in Newport. (208) 263-0869.

First Sunday Brunch – The first Sunday of each month, 10:30 a.m. at JB’s Restaurant, 704 W. Appleway Road. No host, menu orders optional. A ministry of Community United Methodist Church. (208) 765-8800.


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 upon reservation. (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.

Moms In Prayer International – Meets Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon, call for location. Candace, (208) 755-7339.

Community Family Night – Wednesdays, 6-8 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. (208) 765-8800.

Brown Bag Study – Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. in the library at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. (208) 765-8800.

Divorce Care – The 13-week course offered 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 11 at Dalton Gardens Church of Christ, 6439 N. Fourth St. $15/workbook. (208) 772-0541.

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.

Friendship Kitchen – Thursdays. Community meal on Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. at St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.

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

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.

First Sunday Brunch – First Sunday of each month, 7:30 a.m. at Elmer’s Restaurant, 290 W. Appleway. Hosted by Community United Methodist Church. (208) 765-8800.

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, child care and a class for everyone. Register online for adult classes at Child care available upon reservation. (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.

Spokane Valley This week

Harvest Dinner Fundraiser – 73rd annual event today, 5-7 p.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Donations are welcome, proceeds benefit the mission and ministry of VUCC. (509) 926-7173.

Spokane This week

Christmas Crafts, Quilts, Bake and Book Sale – Today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Liberty Park United Methodist Church, 1526 E. 11th Ave. The morning begins with a breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls and beverage for $2. The cost for books is one can of food or nonperishable food item or a quarter per book. Also featuring handmade quilts and holiday items. (509) 981-0107.

Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon – Offering crafts and more today at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. (509) 235-6300.

Bazaar Day in Cheney – Today, crafts, raffles, white elephant and baked goods at three churches: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.; and United Methodist Church, Fourth Avenue and G Street, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (509) 370-1498.

Change for the Better Talent Show – Today, 4:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave. Tickets $10 general admission, $15 VIP, available at the church, Dawn of the Donut and Open Gate, 218 S. Howard St. (509) 455-9019.

Fall Bazaar and Quilt Raffle – Today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave. Featuring quilts, Rada cutlery, crafts, bake sale, white elephant section and soup lunch. Raffle tickets for a king-size quilt are $1/each or $5/six. (509) 326-1252.

Holiday Arts and Craft Festival – Today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. The sale will include handmade items, food concessions and coffee bar. (509) 466-1768.

Fowler Methodist Church Annual Bazaar – Today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 3928 N Howard St. Offering breakfast and lunch, attic treasures, gifts and Christmas items, baked goods, toys and crafts. (509) 327-5837.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale – Today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Featuring crafts, quality seconds, specialty gift baskets, gently used furniture, bake sale items and hot beverages. (509) 747-6677.

Lutheran Community Services Fundraiser Luncheon – Sunday wine social, 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch from 1:30-3 p.m. at Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons, Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. To host or sponsor a table or for information, call (509) 343-5020.

Aki Matsuri Fall Food Festival – Fundraiser Sunday, noon-4 p.m., at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Featuring yakisoba bento box lunch, senbei, sushi, dessert and temple tours. Eat in or take-out. Pre-orders recommended, (509) 534-7954 or www.Spokane

“Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas” – Rabbi Yisroel Hahn will conduct the six-session lecture series Sundays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. Call to register (509) 443-0770 or visit

Donna Parker Organ Concert – RSVP by Wednesday for the concert Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. The performance will be held in conjunction with a three-course dinner at the church. Tickets/$20, including dinner. Please send your name, contact information and a check payable to SFNTOS to 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., Spokane, WA 99218. For information, call (509) 999-2057 or (509) 467-8986.

Celebrating Vatican Council II – Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Globe Room of Cataldo Hall, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free lecture presented by the Rev. James Dallen. (800) 986-9585.

Crystal Bowl Harmonic Sound Bath – Friday, 7 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. Performed by Doug Cristafir and Brandon Johns of Bend, Ore. $10, no one will be turned away. (509) 489-6964.

The Jubilee International Marketplace –Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. The 25th annual event offers fair-trade handcrafts from around the world. Soup lunch prepared by Christ Kitchen is available both days. Visit the Jubilee International Marketplace page at or call (509) 448-0805.


St. Francis of Assisi Women’s Club Bazaar – Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the church, 1104 W. Heroy Ave. Includes food, boutique, raffles and lunch at 11 a.m. Wheelchair accessible. (509) 325-1321.

Scandinavian Bazaar – Pre-orders are now being accepted for lefse, flatbread, meatballs and cookies for the annual event Nov. 9 at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Norwegian coffee hour will be from 9 to 11 a.m., costs $4/four treats and coffee. Proceeds benefit local charities. (509) 624-9233.

Fall Bazaar – Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. Includes crafts, gifts, food, antiques and raffles. Wheelchair access from Walton Street. Proceeds benefit United Methodist women’s mission and ministry projects. (509) 325-4541.

St John’s Cathedral Holiday Bazaar – Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 127 E. 12th Ave. Featuring handcrafted items, baked goods, vintage treasures, champagne mustard and soup, handmade clothing for American Girl dolls, pie, lunch and raffle baskets worth $100 or more, $1/tickets. The gift shop will be open during the bazaar. (509) 838-4277.

Pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Free community meal, please bring a side dish. Nov. 10, 1 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2607 S. Ray St. (509) 534-0066.

Veterans Day Prayer and Healing Service – Nov. 11, 3 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.

Catholic Charities Volunteer Information Session – Nov. 12, 10-11:15 a.m. at Catholic Charities Family Services Center, 12 E. Fifth Ave. Attendees will learn about the many volunteer opportunities available and facility tours will be available. RSVP to Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270 or

Wild, Wild West St. John Vianney Auction – Nov. 16, begins at 5 p.m., includes dinner at Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. $45/each or $450/table of 10. (509) 995-1270.

Eastern Washington This week

“Christ Died for Our Sins” Missionary Conference – Today-Wednesday at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. Pot Blessing Meal 5:30 p.m. today followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday meetings at 9:45 and 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. with a meal at 12:15 p.m. Services Monday through Wednesday will be at 7 p.m. at the church. Each meeting will feature two missionary speakers. (509) 684-3983.

Dharma Days at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days Sunday and Dec. 8, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m. at 692 Country Lane, Newport. Call to reserve a space, (509) 447-5549.

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