North Idaho This week
Country-Western Gospel Jubilee Potluck– Today, 5:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Featuring free entertainment by Hahner Family Band, The Jubileers and Patty Parks. Spaghetti provided, bring a side dish. Offering accepted. (208) 704-2739.
Men’s Breakfast – Today, 7:30 a.m. fellowship for all ages at the new Elmer’s Restaurant, 290 W. Appleway Ave. (formerly Perkins). Hosted by Community United Methodist Church. (208) 765-8800.
Mark Haberman Pipe Organ Concert – Sunday, 4 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. (208) 765-8800.
First Sunday Brunch – First Sunday of each month, 7:30 a.m. at Elmer’s Restaurant, 290 W. Appleway Ave. Hosted by Community United Methodist Church. (208) 765-8800.
Culture & Theology Lecture Series at The Kroc Center – Oct. 9, 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.
Annual Cardboard Box City Fundraiser – Oct. 11-12, the event begins with cardboard house construction followed by soup dinner at 5:30 p.m. 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. To spend a night in a box, 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 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.
Community Harvest Festival – Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. offering family fun, candy and more than 50 game booths on the campus of Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. (208) 777-7325.
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 with 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.
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.
Brown Bag Study – Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. in the library at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. (208) 765-8800.
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
Second Harvest Food Distribution – Wednesday, 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.
Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Friday and Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Oct. 6 from 1-3 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Call To donate items or volunteer. Proceeds will help fund the churches new key-fob security system. (509) 924-0724 or 993-4311.
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
78th Annual Greek Dinner Festival – Today, lunch and pastry, 11 a.m., grilled Souvlaki and dinner 4:30-8 p.m. dine in or take out. Includes taverna, dancing, deli and cooking demonstrations. Tickets available at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, City Ramp Parking Garage, Arger Real Estate, Santorini Greek Cuisine in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene and Barlows Restaurant. (509) 328-9310 or www.spokanegreekfest.org.
Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Today, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with a $3/bag sale beginning at noon at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Boulevard. Proceeds benefit mission projects. (509) 747-4755.
Young Adults Connect – Today, 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.
Season of Creation Series – Celtic service Sunday, 11 a.m., Universe of Wonder; Oct. 6, St. Francis of Assisi. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3100 or www.stdavidspokane.org.
Women’s Interfaith Circle – Sunday, 3 p.m. on the South Hill, email email@example.com for location or to RSVP. Offred by the Spokane Interfaith Council. (509) 534-1011.
Salvation Army Hymn Sing – Sunday, 5:30 p.m. at 222 E. Indiana Ave. Presented free by the Spokane Citadel of the Salvation Army, featuring leaders Majors Ernie and Juanita Clevett with Wanda Nulph Nixon on the piano. (509) 325-6810.
Community Life Fair – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.
Young Adults Spiritual Values Forum – Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. in Wolff Auditorium in Jepson Center at Gonzaga University. Offered by Spokane Interfaith Council, Hosted by The Office of Mission at Gonzaga University. (509) 534-1011.
Steven Curtis Chapman “The Glorious Unfolding” Tour – Thursday, 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 4DTixx.com or call 1-855-443-8499.
“The Muslims’ Worldview,” Nabeel Jabbour Lecture – Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. The Syrian-born Jabbour will address the various types of Muslims, the skeleton of Islamic history, and influential leaders of Islamic Fundamentalism. Jabbour is the author of “The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross: Insights from an Arab Christian.” (509) 777-4516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interfaith Potluck and Game Night –Oct. 5, 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 – Oct. 5, 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 – Oct. 5 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 – Oct. 5-6, 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 to craft and bake sale, offering $3 apple dumplings. Worship is at 10 a.m. on Sundays. (509) 238-9100.
“Taking Control of Your Creative Mind,” Terry McBride Workshop – Oct. 6, 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 Oct. 6 at Unity Center. (509) 489-6964.
Spark Talent Show – Oct. 6, 2 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. Call for audition info, (509) 838-6518.
“Bedazzled: The Devil, and Freedom” – Lecture by Katherin Rogers, part of the Faith, Film and Philosophy lecture serices. Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall on the campus at Whitworth University. 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 (no previous experience required). The event is made possible through a Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc. Contact Benjamin Bordy at email@example.com, or (509) 777-3214.
Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Lekshet Zangpo Rinpoche – Sundays, 10-11 a.m., teachings on “Words of my Perfect Teacher”; 11 a.m. to noon, teachings on meditation, held at a residence at 2902 E. Oval Ave. Suggested donation $10. (509) 263 -4349.
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. Call the church to arrange transportation. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle on 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 Ongoing
“Feed Medical Lake” Free Meal – 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.
Celebration Events at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 8, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; 692 Country Lane, Newport. Call to reserve a space, (509) 447-5549.
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