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North Idaho This week

RLM Disciplemakers Men’s Breakfast – One breakfast, three HUB locations today, 8-10 a.m. Post Falls Hub in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls; Coeur d’Alene Campus Hub, 610 N. Fourth St.; and Rathdrum Hub, Golden Spikes Community Center, 8580 W. Yosemite St. (208) 777-7325.

Culture and Theology Lecture Series at The Kroc Center – All lectures begin at 7 p.m. “The Importance of Doctrine,” Thursday; “I Dont 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.


Mark Haberman Pipe Organ Concert – Sept. 29, 4 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. (208) 765-8800.


Moms In Prayer International – Meets Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, call for location. Candace, (208) 755-7339.

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 with 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.

Spokane This week

Christian Singles Fellowship – Today, 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 – Today, World Peace Day, starts 8 a.m. and continues through Sunday, 10 a.m. Fall equinox/ohigan. Meditation in one-hour increments at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Sign up at or call (509) 328-3829.

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

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

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

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

Narayan and Janet “New World Family Concert” The duo performs Sunday 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 Cathedra l – Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. at the church, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

78th Annual Greek Dinner Festival – Thursday through next Saturday, lunch and pastry at 11 a.m., grilled Souvlaki and dinner 4:30-8 p.m. Dine in or take out. Includes taverna, dancing, deli and cooking demonstrations. Advanced prices until Thursday, $12/adults, $6/age 12 and younger. Tickets available at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, City Ramp Parking Garage, Arger Real Estate, Santorini Greek Cuisine in Coeur d’Alene and Barlows Restaurant. (509) 328-9310 or

Project Joy Minstrels Concert – Friday, 3:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.

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

“A Space Adventure,” Free Outdoor Movie – Friday, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Dinner and a Movie – Friday, free PG-13 movie, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m., $5/suggested donation at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.


Young Adults Connect – Next Saturday, 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.

Women’s Interfaith Circle – Sept. 29, 3 p.m. on the South Hill, email for location or to RSVP. Spokane Interfaith Council. (509) 534-1011.

Community Life Fair – Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Spokane Valley This week

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


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.

Eastern Washington This week

Chenrezig Retreat Meditation and Compassion Retreat – Taught by the Ven. Thubten Chodron, 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 29 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Dana offering and registration form are requested as a reservation. (509)

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


Feed Medical Lake Free Meal – Second Monday of every month, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

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

Compiled by Sherry Adkins. Contact her at, by fax to (208) 765-7149 or call (208) 765-7120.


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