North Idaho This week
Matsiko World Orphan Choir – Sunday, 10 a.m. at Sandpoint Christian Center, 1925 N. Boyer. This year’s choir consists of orphaned or at-risk kids from Peru, South America, India and Liberia and is sponsored by International Children’s Network. Free admission. (208) 263-0869.
First Sunday Brunch – The first Sunday of each month, 7:30 a.m. at JB’s Restaurant, 704 W. Appleway Ave. No host, menu orders optional. A ministry of Community United Methodist Church. (208) 765-8800.
Culture & Theology Lecture Series at The Kroc Center – Wednesday, 7 p.m. “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist,” at The Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free, register to reserve a spot. (208) 667-1865.
CWC Autumn Auction Luncheon – RSVP/cancellation deadline is Tuesday for the lunch on Thursday, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. Featuring a live and silent auction and speaker Cindy Scinto on “How to See God.” Proceeds benefit Stonecroft Ministries both locally and internationally. $14/reservations not kept must be paid. (208) 659-0743.
Annual Cardboard Box City Fundraiser – The event begins Friday with cardboard house construction followed by soup kitchen-style dinner at 5:30 p.m. before spending the night in a cardboard shelter at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road. Family Promise of North Idaho hopes to raise $20,000 to help homeless families gain sustainable housing. Register online at www.familypromiseni.org/ or pick up a packet at Family Promise, 501 E. Wallace Ave., or Curves locations at 2700 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls; 6848 N. Government Way, Hayden; or 610 W. Hubbard Suite 103, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 660-2732.
Coeur d’Alene Symphony & Whitworth Orchestra – Oct. 12, 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road. Tickets, $8/students with ID, $20/adults, $15/seniors available at the Coeur d’Alene Symphony office or Whitworth University, Spokane. Visit www.cdasymphony.org or firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 777-3280 or (208) 765-3833.
Bruce Vantine’s Cornerstone Chorale and Brass Tour – 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 815 N. Fifth St., Coeur d’Alene. Featuring 29 artists that combine traditional choral and instrumental music with narration composed to musical themes similar to motion picture music. Free-will offering accepted. (208) 664-5743 or (412) 881-5512.
Understanding Muslim Culture and Faith Evangelistic Seminar – Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m., and Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., at Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Hosted by Salvation for Muslims. For inquiries, call (208) 265-5140. $30/both days. Tickets available at www.ticketwest.com or charge by phone, (800) 325-SEAT (7328).
Calvary Craft Faire, Bake Sale & Country Store – Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1011 N. Compton St., Post Falls. (208) 773-5321.
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.
Dances of Universal Peace – 7-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month through June at Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Donations accepted at the door. Sponsored by North Idaho Unitarian Universalist Church.
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.
Spokane Valley This week
Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Today, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Proceeds will help fund the church’s new key-fob security system. (509) 924-0724 or 993-4311.
Ladies Fall Retreat – Today, 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.
Octoberfest at Zion Lutheran Church – Oct. 20, 4 p.m. German dinner with a focus on how to use personal talents as a ministry. Call or sign up in the church Social Hall, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.
Chili Cook-off Fundraiser – Oct. 26, check-in at 8 a.m., booths ready to cook 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 help toward medical treatment travel expenses for Kameryn and Kylynn. (509) 926-7173.
Spokane This week
Fall Bazaar – Today, 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 – Today, 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 distribution through Second Harvest. (509) 534-1011.
Oktoberfest Fundraiser – Today, 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 – Today 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 & Bake Sale – Today-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 charge to craft and bake sale, offering $3 apple dumplings. Worship is at 10 a.m. on Sundays. (509) 238-9100.
World Communion Sunday at Manito Presbyterian Church – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at the church, 401 E. 30th Ave. Guest preacher is Dr. John Sheveland, associate professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University. (509) 838-3559.
“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 Sunday 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. (509) 838-6518.
“Season of Creation” Series – Celtic service Sunday, 11 a.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3100 or www.stdavidspokane.org.
Orthodox Church Education – Weekly evening classes begin Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1325 E. Queen Ave. Classes will focus on the Western Rite. (509) 484-1604.
“Bedazzled: The Devil, and Freedom” – Lecture by Katherin Rogers, part of Whitworth University’s Faith, Film and Philosophy lecture series. Thursday, 7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall on campus. 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 www.whitworth.edu/faithcenter 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. The event is supported by a Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Mich., with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc. Contact Benjamin Brody at email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 777-4974.
Healing and Wholeness Service – Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at Whitworth Presbyterian Church. 312 W. Hawthorne Road. Bring prayer needs for yourself or those of a loved one. (509) 466-0305.
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.
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. Suggested donation/$10. (509) 263 -4349.
Central Baptist Church – Fall schedule includes breakfast at 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 33rd . (509) 534-1011.
Eastern Washington This week
Celebration Events at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days, Sunday and 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 Friday 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. 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 – 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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