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Spokane Valley This week

Harvest Fun Night – Today, 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.

Trunk or Treat – Today, 5-7:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Living Hope Community Church, 16607 E. Broadway Ave. Church members will be handing out candy from decorated car trunks. There will also be games.

Trunk or Treat - Kids can visit decorated cars in the church parking lot for treats along with hot chocolate and cider. 6-7 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 924-2350.

Harvest Festival - Annual event with carnival games, food and entertainment in a fun, safe environment with the kids. Gaming area, candy, indoor maze, face painting and cake walk. 6 p.m. Spokane Christian Center, 8909 E. Bigelow Gulch Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 924-4888.

Harvest Dinner Fundraiser – 73rd annual event Saturday, 5-7 p.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Donations are welcome, proceeds benefit the mission and ministry of VUCC. (509) 926-7173.

Spokane This Week

Trunk or Treat – Today, 6-8 p.m. at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

Trunk or Treat – Today, 6-8 p.m. in the parking lot at Spokane Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 1111 S. Thor St. Free event includes carnival games, prizes, bounce house and candy.

Christmas Crafts, Quilts, Bake and Book Sale – Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Liberty Park United Methodist Church, 1526 E. 11th St. Breakfast is $2. (509) 981-0107.

Fall Bazaar and Quilt Raffle – Saturday, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave. Raffle tickets for the king quilt are $1/each or $5/six. (509) 326-1252.

Holiday Arts & Craft Festival – Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. (509) 466-1768.

Fowler Methodist Church Annual Bazaar – Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 3928 N Howard. (509) 327-5837.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Annual Bazaar & Bake Sale – Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 316 East 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.

Lutheran Community Services Fundraiser Luncheon – Sunday wine social, 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch from 1:30-3 p.m. at Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons, Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. To host or sponsor a table or for information, call (509) 343-5020.

Aki Matsuri Fall Food Festival – Fundraiser Sunday, noon-4 p.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Eat in or take-out. Pre-orders recommended, (509) 534-7954 or www.Spokane

“Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas” – Rabbi Yisroel Hahn will conduct the six-session lecture series Sundays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. Call to register, (509) 443-0770 or visit

Donna Parker Organ Concert – RSVP by Wednesday for the concert Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Boulevard. Parker is an acclaimed international concert theatre organist. The performance will be held in conjunction with a three-course dinner at the church. Tickets/$20, including dinner. Please send your name, general contact information and a check payable to SFNTOS at 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., Spokane WA, 99218. For information, call (509) 999-2057 or (409) 467-8986.

Celebrating Vatican Council II – Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Globe Room of Cataldo Hall, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free lecture presented by the Rev. James Dallen. (800) 986-9585.

Catholic Charities Volunteer Information Session – Nov. 12, 10-11:15 a.m. at Catholic Charities Family Services Center, 12 East 5th. Attendees will learn about the many volunteer opportunities available and facility tours will be available. RSVP to Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270 or

Eastern Washington This week

Men’s Conference – Friday through Sunday at Clearwater Lodge, 8513 State Highway 211 at Davis Lake in Newport. Speaker is Dr. Bill Robinson and worship with Jamie Mann. Register online at or (509) 701-2880.

Bazaar Day in Cheney – Saturday, crafts, raffles, White Elephant and baked goods at three churches: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., 9 a.m.- 2p.m.; and United Methodist Church, Fourth and G St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (509) 370-1498.

“Christ Died For Our Sins” Missionary Conference – Saturday-Wednesday at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. Pot Blessing Meal Saturday, 5:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday meetings at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. with a meal at 12:15 p.m. Services Monday-Wednesday will be at 7 p.m. (509) 684-3983.

Celebration Events at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days Sunday 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.

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.


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