August 14, 2014 in Washington Voices

Religion calendar


Spokane This Week

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

Outdoor Movie Nights at St. John’s Cathedral – Saturday, 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.

“Samsara & Nirvana: The Same, But Different” with the Rev. Harry Bridge – Saturday, 2-5 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $20-$50 suggested donation, includes pizza dinner. No one will be turned away. (509) 534-7954.

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

Obon (Remembrance) Service – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at the Lower Terrace at Greenwood Terrace Memorial Cemetery, 211 Government Way. The Rev. Harry Bridge will give the Dharma Talk at the service. (509) 534-7954.

Potluck and Worship in the Park – Sunday, noon at the north side picnic shelter next to the north parking lot at Riverfront Park downtown. Gathering includes members from congregations in Clarkston, Creston, Moscow and Country Homes Christian Church. (509) 446-3414.

Wilderness Escape VBS at Moran United Methodist Church – Monday through Aug. 21, 5-8 p.m. for ages 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 pick up a form at the church office Tues.-Thurs. from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

“Religion, Spirituality and Wholeness” Discussion – Wednesday, 7 p.m. 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


Concert in the Park – Aug. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. Featuring the marimba band from Covenant United Methodist Church and the Turner Sisters. A pie social will follow the concert. (509) 448-7102.

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

“Blessings for the Journey” Totem Pole Visit – Aug. 26, 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave. Gather in prayer and blessing as the Lummi Nation House of Tears totem stops in Spokane to gain support in protecting Northwest sacred lands and treaty rights from the impact of the fossil fuel industry. (509) 838-4632.

Introduction to Sacred Family Circles (SFC) – Offered Aug. 27 or Sept. 3, 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Helping SFC members learn, grow and heal together. Sign up at the Intro nights or call Mary Ladwig (509) 744-9443 or Ken Simkins (509) 808-4488.

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, Wash. (509) 447-5549.

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

Rally Sunday Outdoor Service – Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. with chancel and bell choirs followed by a family potluck at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Children’s church will be held at the same time for ages 4 up to fifth grade. A community cleanup activity will take place after the meal. (509) 624-9233.

Open Show & Shine and BBQ – Sept. 13, 9 a.m. at Mt. Spokane Church, 6311 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. (509) 263-0493 or (509) 220-1513.


Linwood Seventh-Day Adventist Church – Group Bible study, Saturdays. 9:45 a.m. followed by worship service at 10:45 and Wednesday Bible study and fellowship, noon-1 p.m. at the church, 6525 N. Monroe St. (509) 315-5827.

Central Baptist Church – Sunday schedule includes breakfast, 9 a.m. followed by adult class and Sunday school at 9:30 and Sunday worship at 11 with guest speaker. Coffee hour at 12:15 p.m. Call the church to arrange transportation, Adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sewing Circle fourth Thursday of each month at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Friday Celebrate Recovery at Mt. Spokane Church – Friday 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 Drive, Mead. Child care provided. Contact Mike C. at (509) 599-4716.

Spokane Valley Upcoming

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

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, or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.

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