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Thu., Sept. 5, 2013, midnight

Spokane Valley This week

Special Services at Sozo Church – Back to Church Sunday, 10 a.m.; 404 N. Argonne Road. (509) 590-8381.


Guest Speaker at Mead United Methodist Church – Sept. 22, 10 a.m. worship with Darin Hilderbrand of Just Plain Darin; 12611 N. Wilson St. (509) 468-0703.

Free Community Dinner – Sept. 24 and the last Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Spokane This week

Congregation Emanu-El High Holy Day Services – Reform Jewish Community services, Rosh Hashana today, 10 a.m., at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Sept. 13, Kol Nidre at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 14 Yom Kippur at 10 a.m. and family service at 5 p.m., both at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. (509) 714-3123.

Chabad of Spokane High Holiday Services – Today: Rosh Hashanah service, 9 a.m.; Shofar Sounding, 11 a.m.; Tashlich Service, 4 p.m., candle-lighting after 8:11 p.m. Saturday, Rosh Hashanah, 10 a.m., special class at 7 p.m. with Shabbat ending at 8:06 p.m. Sept. 13: Yom Kippur candle-lighting and fast begin at 6:49 p.m., Kol Nidre service at 7 p.m. Sept. 14: Yom Kippur service 9 a.m. Yizkor service at 11 a.m., Mincha & Neilah service at 5:30 p.m., fast ends at 7:51 p.m. followed by light refreshments. All services at 4116 E. 37th Ave. Hebrew-English prayer books available. Reservations appreciated, (509) 443-0770 or email

Sisters of the Holy Names Fundraiser – RSVP by Friday for the event on Sept. 15, 2 p.m. at Holy Names Convent, 2911 W. Fort Wright Drive. Offering world music, ethnic treats and treasures. Proceeds support the building of new classrooms at St. Ambrose School in Lesotho, Africa. (509) 238-7470, ext. 121 or email

“Life Choices, Changes for the Christian Woman” Spiritual Retreat – Call to register for the event Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. Bible study led by Deb Teagan and Madelyn Bafus. Child care available with advance notice. $12/lunch. (509) 325-4541.

“Engaging Millennials” Spokane Faith & Values Coffee Talk – Saturday, 10 a.m. at Revel 77 Coffee, 3223 E. 57th Ave. Spokane Faith & Values panel discussion. (509) 240-1830.

Rally Sunday Worship and Barbecue – Sunday school for all at 9 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. with a barbecue to follow at Audubon United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd.

Season of Creation Series – Celtic service Sunday, 11 a.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. Sept. 8, Oceans of Life; Sept. 15, The Gift of Animals; Sept. 22, Sailing the Storm; Sept. 29, Universe of Wonder; Oct. 6, St. Francis of Assisi. (509) 466-3100 or

Second Sunday Concert with Chris Nelson – Sunday, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $10 donation appreciated. (509) 838-4277.

Dharma School for Adults – Sunday and Sept. 22, 1-2:30 p.m. downstairs at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Offered two Sundays a month, led by the Rev. Christine Marr. (509) 534-7954.

Sunday School at Country Homes Christian Church – Fall Sunday school resumes Sunday, 9:15 a.m. at the church, 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

Fall Worship at Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church – Sunday contemporary worship at 8:30 or 9:45 a.m., Living Traditions worship, 11 a.m. includes a ministry fair all morning to meet the new head pastor, Rev. Daniel White at 312 W. Hawthorne Road. (509) 466-0305.

New Preschool at Moran United Methodist Church – Opening Tuesday at the church at 3601 E. 65th Ave. A prekindergarten course plus Spanish for ages 4 and 5 will also be offered Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. Monthly tuition is $145, call to register (509) 448-7102.

Volunteers needed – Catholic Charities will host a volunteer information session Sept. 17 from 10-11:15 a.m. at Catholic Charities Family Services Center, 12 E. Fifth Ave. For more info or to RSVP, call (509) 358-4270, email or visit www.Catholic


“Living Proof” Live Beth Moore Simulcast – Sept. 14, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Life Center Church, 1202 N. Government Way. $20, tickets available at the church or online at, attention Jodie Julagay. (509) 327-4422, ext. 245.

Gonazaga’s Red Mass for the Legal Profession – Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m. with a reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Gonzaga University’s College Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. Includes guest speakers Bishop Blase Cupich and Va Lena Curran. The 2013 Distinguished Legal Service Award will be presented to Spokane Superior Court Judge Ellen Kalama Clark and the Washington Judges Foundation Lawless Memorial Scholarship will also be awarded. RSVP to GU Law School, (509) 313-3738.

“Beer, Conversation and God” Theology Pub – Sept. 19, 7 p.m. at Flying Goat Pizza, 3318 W. Northwest Blvd. A ministry of Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.

Cup of Cool Water Volunteer Training – Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1106 W. Second St. Both sessions are required for participants who wish to volunteer directly with youth. $20/each, $30/couple, includes lunch. No registration required. (509) 747-6686.

Narayan and Janet Concert – The duo performs Sept. 22 at the 11 a.m. service followed by a 1 p.m. show at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 489-6964.

Outrageous Wild Women of Unity Retreat – Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. until noon on Sept. 29 at Pinelow Meadows, Deer Lake. A female celebration in an intergenerational healing circle. $110/Unity Spiritual Center members, $140/nonmembers, including five meals and two nights lodging. Early registration discount by Sept. 16. Partial scholarships, vegetarian meals and carpools available, Contact, Claudia Craven at (509) 701-5964.

Young Adults Connect – Sept. 28, 1 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. for an apple-picking trip to Green Bluff and food. (509) 325-4541.

Steven Curtis Chapman “The Glorious Unfolding” Tour – Oct. 3, 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.


Central Baptist Church – Fall schedule. Breakfast, 9:25 a.m. followed by adult class and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., classes at 9:45 and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. with guest spreacher Rev. Don Ott. Call the church to arrange transportation; Adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 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.

Eastern Washington

Celebration Events at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days, Sunday and Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 8, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; 10th anniversary birthday Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 692 Country Lane, Newport. Call to reserve a space, (509) 447-5549.

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