Religion calendar

Spokane Valley This week

Installation of the Rev. Christopher J. Hayward – Sunday, 3 p.m. at Greenacres Christian Church, 18010 E. Mission Ave. A reception will follow at the church. (509) 926-2461.

Missionary Message from the Arctic and Northwest Territories – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Greenacres Christian Fellowship Church, 215 N. Barker Road. Traveling missionaries Kayy Gordon and Lynn Patterson pastor nine churches in the Arctic and Northwest Territories and will share their faith during their visit. (509) 465-3625.

Women of UMW – Speaker is Sharon Stovall on Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.


Renewing Worship Workshop – Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines Road. (509) 922-1562.

Monthly Community Dinner – Aug. 26, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Those planning to attend are asked to call and leave a message at the church by 1 p.m. on the day of the meal but walk-ins are always welcome. (509) 926-7966.

All Church Potluck – Aug. 31, 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.

Spokane This Week

Picnic in the Park – Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m. at Audubon City Park, 3320 N. Audubon St. Hot dogs are provided, bring a side dish or dessert to share. Hosted by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.


Rummage Sale – Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Proceeds benefit the church’s childrens and community outreach ministries. (509) 467-8986.

Outdoor Movie Nights at St. John’s Cathedral – Aug. 16, 8:30 p.m., “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (PG); Aug. 30, 8 p.m., “Uncle Buck” (PG); Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., “Pacific Rim” (PG-13) on the church lawn at 13th Avenue and Cowley Street or in the Great Hall, 127 E. 12th Ave., if inclement weather. (509) 838-4277.

Community Hymns – Aug. 17, 3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. (509) 534-8080.

Wilderness Escape VBS at Moran United Methodist Church – Aug. 18-21, 5-8 p.m. for age 3 through the sixth grade at the church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. The adventure includes dinner, games, crafts, songs, dance and exploration of the Israelite camp tents and a visit with Moses. Call to register, (509) 448-7102, or pickup a form at the church office Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Religion, Spirituality and Wholeness” Discussion – Aug. 20 at Origin Church (formerly Covenant Christian Church), 5115 S. Freya St. Includes a fireside chat, dress for the weather. Call (509) 448-1311 for information or email origin@sisna.com

Barbecue with Bishop Emeritus Skylstad – Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m. with “Francis Says … Hop To It!” at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $20/each. Call to register in advance, (508) 448-1224, ext. 109 or visit www.ihrc.net.

Old Time Hymn Sing-along – Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Spokane, 222 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 325-6810.


Spokane Inter-Faith Council – Meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave. (509) 534-1011.

Help for Homeless Meal Prep – Help is needed each Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington. Volunteers will prep sandwiches, cookies and chips for weekly lunch distribution to the homeless. Donations of sandwich cookies, baggies, snack-size bags of chips and bottled water are appreciated. (509) 328-9310.

Friday Celebrate Recovery at Mt. Spokane Church – Fridays, men’s and women’s addictive and co-dependency recovery groups, dinner at 6 p.m. followed by short message then small group break out at the church, 6311 E. Mt. Spokane Dr., Mead. Child care provided. Contact Mike C at (509) 599-4716.

Eastern Washington Upcoming

Aryadeva’s “400 Stanza on the Middle Way” Teachings – Led by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe, Tibetan Monk and scholar, with English interpreter Joshua Cutler, Aug. 29-Sept. 5 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. (509) 447-5549.


Feed Medical Lake – 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.

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 sherrya@spokesman.com, or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.

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