North Idaho This week
First Sunday Brunch – Sunday and the first Sunday of each month, 10:30 a.m. at JB’s Restaurant, 704 W. Appleway. No host, menu orders optional. A ministry of Community United Methodist Church. (208) 765-8800.
Nativities Around the World – On display Dec. 11-13, 6-9 p.m., and Dec. 14-15, noon-9 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 165 S. Blaine St., Moscow. To include a Nativity in the display, register the collection at moscownativity.org, then bring the nativities in clearly labeled boxes to the church on Friday, 6-9 p.m., or Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. (208) 596-8030.
“Christmas Roses” 3 C’s Coeur d’Aleers Concert – Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 Ramsey Road. Donations accepted to benefit Cancer and Community Charities. (208) 765-1002.
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.
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 – Community meal on Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. at St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.
Spokane Valley This week
Outdoor Christmas Tree Lighting – Sunday, 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.
Advent Party – Sunday, 4 p.m. at Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. Featuring crafts, a Christmas story, carols and potluck-style snacks. (509)924-2350.
Toy Store at Opportunity Presbyterian Church – The sixth-annual Toy Store will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 14 at the church, 202 N. Pines Road. Donations of new toys, cash and wrapping supplies are now being accepted during office hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays. The store is available to families in need, and items are sold at an 80 percent discount from retail price as a means for families to provide Christmas presents for their children. (509) 924-9750.
Spokane This week
South Hill Christmas Tree Lighting – Sunday5-7 p.m., at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Event begins with children’s Advent crafts; then Christmas carol sing-along at 6; lighting of a 100-foot spruce tree at 6:45. Cookies and cocoa will be served. (509) 747-4755.
Advent-themed Taize Service – Sunday, 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 on 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 – Wednesday-Dec. 22 at Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. Wednesday, art gallery opening 5-6 p.m. followed by soup and bread supper at 6 and Advent service at 6:30. Friday, 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 are $15 or $18/at the door, $12/students or $15/at the door, www.spokanechoralartists.com or www.brownpapertickets.com. 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.
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