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Thu., Oct. 3, 2013

Spokane Valley This week

Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Call to donate items or volunteer. Proceeds will help fund the new security system. (509) 924-0724 or (509) 993-4311.

Ladies Fall Retreat – Saturday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road. Featuring speaker Karen Morey, concert with Kevin Pace and the Early Edition and breakout workshops. $10/includes muffin and lunch. Call to register, (509) 891-5059.

Pasadena Park Nazarene Women’s Retreat – Oct. 13 is the registration deadline for the retreat Oct. 18-20 at Pinelow Nazarene Camp and Retreat Center. $85/includes two nights and five meals. To register, call the church at (509) 251-9448.


Chili Cook-off Fundraiser – Oct. 26, check-in at 8 a.m., booths ready at 10 a.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Entry fee $20/outdoor booth, $25/indoors, $5/admission for tasters. Proceeds go toward medical treatment travel expenses for Kameryn and Kylynn. (509) 926-7173.

Harvest Fun Night – Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. in the Christian Education Building at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road. Includes music, games, prizes, food, quilt display and pies. (509) 891-5059.

Spokane This week

Steven Curtis Chapman “The Glorious Unfolding” Tour – Today, 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel of Spokane, 511 W. Hastings Road. Special guests, Laura Story and Jason Gray. Tickets $60/VIP, $25/general admission, available at or call (855) 443-8499.

“The Muslims’ Worldview,” Nabeel Jabbour Lecture – Today, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. The Syrian-born Jabbour will address the various types of Muslims, the skeleton of Islamic history and influential leaders of Islamic fundamentalism. Jabbour is the author of “The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross: Insights from an Arab Christian.” (509) 777-4516 or

Contra Dance and Potluck – Friday, potluck at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing until 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Fall Bazaar – Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 E. Garfield Ave. Includes a variety of Japanese foods and crafts. Offering $5 menu items of Asian beef bowls, pulled pork, yakisoba, tempura and apple pie, all with Japanese senbei crackers. (509) 535-2687.

Interfaith Potluck and Game Night –Saturday, 5-8 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2607 S. Ray St. Co-sponsored by One Peace, Many Paths and Spokane Interfaith Council. Bring a canned food item for Second Harvest. (509) 534-1011.

Oktoberfest Fundraiser – Saturday, 2 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. $15/advance, $20/at the door. Proceeds benefit All Saints Lutheran soup kitchen. (509) 624-9233.

Community Fall Festival and 5K Fun Run – Saturday at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. Begins with the run at 9 a.m. and family activities including hayrides, pumpkins, bounce house, cupcake walk, face-painting, cider, hot dogs, sweets and tours of the new church addition and gym. (509) 448-7102.

Apple Festival Craft and Bake Sale – Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 12-13, and Oct. 19-20, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m., at Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road. No admission fee to craft and bake sale; $3 apple dumplings. Worship is 10 a.m. on Sundays. (509) 238-9100.

“Taking Control of Your Creative Mind,” Terry McBride Workshop – Sunday, 6-9 p.m at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 W. Lincoln Road. $30. McBride will also present, “The Mystical History of Unity” at the 11 a.m. service Oct. 6 at Unity Center. (509) 489-6964.

St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals – Sunday, 10:45 a.m. service at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.

Spark Talent Show – Sunday, 2 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. Call for audition info, (509) 838-6518.

“Season of Creation” Series – Celtic service Sunday, 11 a.m., St. Francis of Assisi, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3100 or


“Bedazzled: The Devil, and Freedom” – Lecture by Katherin Rogers, part of the Faith, Film and Philosophy lecture serices. Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall on the campus at Whitworth University. Rogers specializes in medieval philosophy and philosophy of religion at the University of Delaware. This annual conference is co-hosted by Whitworth and Gonzaga. Visit or call (509) 777-3275.

Hymn writing workshop and festival “Woven Into Harmony” – Oct. 12, workshop from 9 a.m.-noon, followed by a lunch break prior to the hymn festival from 1-2 p.m. at Seeley Mudd Chapel, Whitworth University. Led by Adam M.L. Tice, hymn writer, pastor and musician. This workshop is designed for new and seasoned hymn writers (no previous experience required). Contact Benjamin Bordy at, or (509) 777-3214.

James Reid Classical Guitar Concert – Oct. 13, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $10/donation requested. (509) 838-4277.

Whitworth University’s Leadership Forum – Doris Kearns Goodwin is the speaker Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. $40/each, $400/corporate table, breakfast included. RSVP by registering online at or call (509) 777-4974.

100 Years of Broadway Celebration – Musical event Oct. 18-20 at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. Tickets $15/available at the center. Proceeds will fund improvement projects. (509) 838-6518.

Community Hymn Sing – Oct. 20, 3 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, 1725 W. Courtland Ave. (509) 534-8080.

Beginner’s Passage Meditation Workshop – Five-week session Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m., Oct. 22-Nov. 19, at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $10/suggested donation. (509) 328-3829.

People Who Care Event – Oct. 23, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 N. River Drive. Breakfast and lunch available. Sponsored by Covenant Church, 2308 E. 57th Ave. (509)448-1311.

Pub Theology – Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at Evergreen Bistro, 1902 W. Francis Ave. Topic is prayer. (509) 325-4541 or email

Arts, Crafts and Food Fair – Vendors wanted for the event Oct. 26, 10 a.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. (509) 838-6518.

Josh Snodgrass Acoustic Concert – Oct. 27, 7-8 p.m. at Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Offering accepted. (509) 951-9686.

Halloween Party – Oct. 27, 6 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. Includes haunted house, carnival games, prizes, candy and tarot card readings. (509) 838-6518.

Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon – Now accepting quality items for white elephant section until Oct. 25 for the event Nov. 2 at Emmanual Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St. (509) 235-6300.


Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Lekshet Zangpo Rinpoche – Sundays, 10-11 a.m., teachings on “Words of my Perfect Teacher”; 11 a.m.-noon, teachings on meditation. Held at a private residence at 2902 E. Oval Ave. Suggested donation/$10. (509) 263 -4349.

Central Baptist Church – Fall schedule includes breakfast, 9 a.m. followed by adult class and Sunday school at 9:45 and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. with guest speaker. Call the church to arrange transportation. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sewing Circle fourth Thursday of each month at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Adult Basic Judaism Classes – Most Sundays through 2013, 10 a.m.-noon at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Cost is $50/each TBS member or couple including text books, $150/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

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

Eastern Washington Upcoming

Celebration Events at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 8, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; 10th anniversary birthday Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 692 Country Lane, Newport. Call to reserve a space, (509) 447-5549.

Seven Point Mind Training with the Ven. Geshe Thumpten Dorjee – Arrive Oct. 11 by 5 p.m. and stay through lunch Oct. 13 for the retreat at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. (509) 447-5549.

Arden Revival Meetings – Begins Oct. 12 with a pot blessing meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by preaching each night at 7 p.m. through Oct. 16 at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 637 Arden Hill Road, south of Colville. Sunday services will be at 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. at the church. Guest speaker is Jeff Setzer.

Feed Medical Lake – Free meal 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.

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