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Spokane This Week

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

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

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

South Hill Christmas Tree Lighting – Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Event begins with Advent crafts, Christmas carol sing-along at 6 p.m. followed by the lighting of a 100-foot Spruce tree. Cookies and cocoa will be served. (509) 747-4755.

Advent-themed Taize Service – Saturday, 7 p.m. at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. (509) 448-4194.

“A Life-giving Christmas…Keeping It Real” – Advent soup supper and devotional Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. Children will decorate gingerbread houses with assistance from the teen ministry. (509) 448-7102.

December West Central Festival of the Arts – Dec. 4-22 at Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway: Wednesday; Art gallery opening from 5-6 p.m. followed by soup and bread supper at 6 p.m. and Advent service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 5-8 p.m. gallery viewing and sale. Dec. 7; 6:30-7:30 p.m. gallery viewing and sale; 7 p.m. holiday concert by Spokane Choral Artists in the Salem sanctuary. Advanced general admission tickets, $15 or $18/at the door, $12/students or $15/at the door, available at or Dec. 8; 1:30 p.m. Liturgical Dance Workshop with Judy Mandeville. Dec. 11; art gallery viewing and sale, 5-6 p.m. followed by soup and bread supper and Advent service. Entertainment by Andrea Dawson Olson and the Mukogawa Choir. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. The Covenant Marimba Band. Dec. 18; 5-6 p.m. gallery viewing/sale followed by soup and bread supper and Advent service and a community-rendition of the play, Locust and Wild Honey. Dec. 20; 6-7 p.m. gallery viewing/sale followed by Literary Night led by Spokane’s poet Laureate Thom Caraway. Dec. 22; 5 p.m., Caroling in West Central. (509) 328-6280.


“The Word Became Flesh” Advent Journey Christmas Gift – A day of reflection and prayer Dec. 7, 10 a.m. at the Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. (509) 483-6495.

Christmas Pageant Advent Celebration – Dec. 8, 5 p.m. at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. Includes tree lighting, soup supper and pageant. (509) 448-2909.

Advent Soup Supper – Dec. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th. (509) 448-7102.

Youth Christmas Program – Dec. 15, 3 p.m. followed by refreshments and a surprise visit from Santa and his elves at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. (509) 448-7102.


Free Weekly Community Dinner – Each Tuesday from 6 to 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 Upcoming

Country Church Bazaar – Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, 217 S. First St. in Rockford. (509) 291-3444.

Feed Medical Lake – Dec. 9 and 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, or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.