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THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

Spokane Valley Upcoming

Free Community Dinner – Nov. 26, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Thanksgiving Eve Service and Food Drive – Nov. 27, 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Bring a nonperishable food item for Cupboard of Daily Bread to help support St. Peter’s Food Bank. (509) 926-5407.

Outdoor Christmas Tree-lighting Event – Dec. 1, 3-5 p.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. Festivities begin with family crafts followed by tree lighting, carols, live nativity, cookies and hot beverages. (509) 924-7262.

Spokane This Week

Donna Parker Organ Concert – Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Spokane First Nazarene Church, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. $10 at the door. (509) 467-8986.

International Day of Tolerance – Ceremony supporting global justice, Friday at noon outside the Crosby Student Center at Gonzaga University. Presented by Unity Multicultural Education Center and Gonzaga University. (509) 313-5835.

Let’s Do Coffee! Women’s Ministry – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. in Tiffany Hall at Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church, 312 W. Hawthorne Road. Guest will be Ashley Hartnett, wife of youth director Greg Hartnett. Call to reserve space for child care, (509) 466-0305.

Wild, Wild West St. John Vianney Auction – Saturday begins at 5 p.m., includes dinner at Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. $45. (509) 995-1270.

Wine Tasting and Auction Fundraiser – Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. Featuring samplings from 12 area wineries, music and food. Proceeds benefit local and international outreach efforts. Tickets $35/each, (509) 624-2210.

Adult Study of the Tao Te Ching – Sundays through November, 9:30 a.m. at South Side Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th St. Sponsored by Origin Church, formerly Covenant Christian Church. Read the first 10 chapters in advance. (509) 448-1311. Dharma Discussion and Potluck – Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Featuring the Rev. Kyojyo Inohara and the Rev. Jyoko Takeuchi, both visiting from Tokyo. (509) 534-7954.

Free Weekly Community Dinner – Each Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Mead United Methodist Church, 12611 N. Wilson St. Includes soup, salad, rolls and dessert. Nov. 26, meal will be a turkey dinner. (509) 466-7866.


Pub Theology – Nov. 21, 7 p.m. at Little Garden Café, 2901 W. Northwest Blvd. Discussion on the topic of evil, open to anyone age 18 and older. Presented by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.

St. John’s Parish Thanksgiving Dinner – Nov. 24 at noon in the Great Hall following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Offering accepted. (509) 838-4277.

Thanksgiving Meal and Worship – Nov. 24, holiday meal follows 10:30 a.m. worship at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship – Nov. 27, 7 p.m. at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. (509) 448-2909.

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service “Gratitude for the Generations” – Nov. 28, 10 a.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Keynote speaker is Meredith Hutchison Hartley. Offering will be given to Meals on Wheels and Spokane Interfaith Council. (509) 534-1011.

Thanksgiving Worship at Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church – Nov. 28, 10 a.m. at the church, 4449 N. Nevada St. (509) 487-9667.

Dinner and a Movie Night – Nov. 29, 6 p.m., movie to be announced, $5 dinner at 7 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.


Free Weekly Community Dinner – Each Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Mead United Methodist Church, 12611 N. Wilson St. Includes soup, salad, rolls and dessert. (509) 466-7866.

Spokane Inter-Faith Council – Meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Center For Spiritual Living, 2825 33rd. (509) 534-1011.

Eastern Washington

This week

Nyung Ne Purification Retreat – Presented Friday-Monday with the Ven. Thubten Chodron at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Call for registration details, (509) 447-5549.


Feed Medical Lake – Each second Monday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

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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