August 21, 2014 in Washington Voices

Religion calendar


Spokane Valley This week

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

Monthly Community Dinner – Tuesday, 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.

This week

Concert in the Park – Saturday, 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 – Tuesday, 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 – Tuesday, 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.

“Relentless Prayer, Restless Heart: Sts. Monica and Augustine” Day of Prayer – Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with the Rev. Lucas Tomson at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Event includes two conferences, confessions, Mass and lunch, closing with Adoration. $35/each, $45/with use of private room. (509) 448-1224, ext. 109.

Introduction to Sacred Family Circles – Offered Wednesday or Sept. 3, 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Helping SFC members learn, grow and heal together, moving from fear to unconditional love. Sign up at the intro nights or call (509) 838-6518.

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

Yard Sale at Central Lutheran Church – Sept. 6, 2-6 p.m. at the church, 512 S. Bernard St. A barbecue lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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 age 4 through fifth grade. A community cleanup activity will take place after the meal. (509) 624-9233.

Open Show and Shine and Barbecue – Sept. 13, 9 a.m. at Mt. Spokane Church, 6311 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. $15/registration. (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 a.m. and Wednesday Bible study and fellowship, noon-1 p.m. at the church, 6525 N. Monroe St. 327-4400.

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.

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 St. 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 breakout at the church, 6311 E. Mt. Spokane Drive, Mead. Child care provided. Contact Mike C. at (509) 599-4716.

Eastern Washington Upcoming

Aryadeva’s “400 Stanza on the Middle Way” Teachings – Aug. 29-Sept. 5, led by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe, a Tibetan monk and scholar, with English interpreter Joshua Cutler 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.

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