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North Idaho This week

“Who Am I” RLM Women’s Brunch – Today, 9:30-noon at the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Guest speaker is Kelli Couch. $3/suggested donation. Child care available. (208) 777-7325.

Country-Western Gospel Jubilee – Today, 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Featuring free entertainment by The New Annointing, The Jubileers and The Parks. Offering accepted. (208) 704-2739.

Aglow International - Coeur d’Alene Lighthouse – Speaker meeting with Cherrie Simpson, a prophetic psalmist, Friday , 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Email Becky at


Culture & Theology Lecture Series at the Kroc Center – All lectures begin at 7 p.m. “The Importance of Doctrine,” Sept. 26; “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist,” Oct. 9 at The Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free, register to reserve a spot. (208)667-1865.


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 Child care available upon reservation. (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.

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

Rally Day at Opportunity Christian – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. music followed by games, crafts and snacks at Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines Road. (509) 926-3691.

Fall Worship at Advent Lutheran Church – Fall Sunday services begin at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 928-7733.

Rally Day and Fall Schedule at Holy Trinity – Begins Sunday with breakfast from 8:15-9:15 a.m., Bible lesson at 9:30 followed by new worship time at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Fall Worship Schedule at Zion Lutheran Church – Fall service begins Sunday with 9 a.m. traditional worship and 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship at the church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.


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

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

Women’s Conference at Clearwater Lodge – Begins Sept. 27, 4 p.m. and continues through 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at Clearwater Lodge at Davis Lake, 8513 state Highway 211, Newport. Speaker is Glenna Salsbury. $89-$175/each, call for registration info or visit online at (509) 701-2880.

Second Harvest Food Distribution – Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Fresh produce and perishables will be distributed to anyone in need, no paperwork or qualifications are required. Co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. To volunteer, call George at (509) 926-2096 or (509) 926-7966.

Ladies Fall Retreat – Oct. 5, 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.

Spokane This week

Chabad of Spokane High Holiday Services – Today: Yom Kippur service 9 a.m. Yizkor service at 11 a.m., Mincha and 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

Congregation Emanu-El High Holy Day Services – Reform Jewish Community service, today, Yom Kippur at 10 a.m. and family service at 5 p.m., at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. (509) 714-3123.

“Living Proof” Live Beth Moore Simulcast – Today, 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.

All Sangha Picnic and Gift Auction – Today, 2 p.m. at Martena’s house, details available from Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. No joke gifts for auction please. (509) 534-7954.

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

Community Hymn Sing – Sunday, 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave. (509) 534-8080.

Fall Worship and Children’s Ministry at MUMC – Begins Sunday at 9 a.m. with worship and new ministry for grades K-six, “Kingdom Rock … Continued.” Sunday school for grades K-eight is 10:30 a.m. during traditional worship. Nursery and preschool available 8:45-11:30 a.m. (509) 448-7102.

Grandparents Day – Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. worship at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Includes pictures with grandchildren, lunch and surprises. (509) 466-3414.

Fall Festival and 5K Fun Run – Registration due Monday for the event Oct. 5, 9 a.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. $5 without shirt, $10 shirt. Run followed by family Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with free hayrides and pumpkins, bounce house, face-painting, hot dogs, cupcake walk, snacks and tours of the new church addition. (509) 448-7102.

Volunteers needed – Catholic Charities will host a volunteer information session Tuesday, 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, or email or visit www.CatholicCharitiesSpokane. org.

Gonzaga’s Red Mass for the Legal Profession – Tuesday, 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 – Thursday, 7 p.m. at Flying Goat Pizza, 3318 W. Northwest Blvd. A ministry of Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.

“The Basics – What is Spirituality?” Series – RSVP by Thursday for this five-class series on Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior. Presented by Kathy Finley from Gonzaga University. $65/person for entire series. Call to register, (509) 483-6495, or visit


Christian Singles Fellowship – Sept. 21, 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St. Topic is “Moving Past Hurts” with speaker Jim Couey. (509) 927-0304 or

Meditation Marathon – Sept. 21, 8 a.m. “World Peace Day” through Sept. 22, 10 a.m. Fall Equinox/Ohigan. Meditation in one-hour increments at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Sign up at 3mk3nwtvkckd9h7i or call (509) 328-3829.

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.

Dharma School for Adults – 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.

Narayan and Janet “New World Family Concert” The duo performs Sept. 22 at the 11 a.m. service followed by a light lunch and concert at 1 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 489-6964.

Potluck Dinner Eucharist at St. John’s Cathedral – Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m. at the church, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

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.l 6. Partial scholarships, vegetarian meals and carpools available. Contact Claudia Craven at (509) 701-5964.


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 Judy Sutterlin. 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 West Shannon. (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 Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 692 Country Lane, Newport. Call to reserve a space, (509) 447-5549.

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