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North Idaho This week

CUMC Men’s Breakfast – Today, 7:30 a.m. fellowship for all ages at the new Elmer’s Restaurant, 290 W. Appleway (formerly Perkins). The fellowship meeting is a ministry of Community United Methodist Church. (208) 765-8800.


Sacred Marriage Seminar – March 8, 9 a.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. The seminar is based on the book “Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas and is facilitated by Mike and Jill Guindon. Books will be available for purchase at the seminar. The focus is on the idea that God created marriage to make us holy rather than happy and poses the question, “What if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God?” Register online at $25/couple. (208) 667-1865.

Root to Fruit Bible Conference – Registration deadline is March 9 for the one-day conference March 15, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Choose one of four workshops offered. $15/includes lunch and materials. Register online at (208) 777-7325.

“Praying the Book of Revelation” Lenten Retreat – March 14-16, led by the Rev. Michael Johnson at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 4718 E. Horsehaven Ave., Post Falls. Donations accepted. (208) 660-0538 or (208) 777-1128.


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 upon reservation. (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.

Moms in Prayer International – Meets Wednesdays, 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.

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.

Friendship Kitchen – Community meal on Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., at St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.

Spokane Valley This week

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser – Today, 8-10 a.m. at the restaurant at 12217 E. Mission Ave., on the corner of Pines and Mission. Offering a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverage to benefit the St. Mary’s Youth Group Mission Trip to Pennsylvania in July to serve persons in need through Catholic Heart Work Camp. $10/each, call for tickets, (509) 954-9406. Visit

“Authentic Love Through the Eyes of God” Marriage Seminar – Theology of the Body session presented by Kristine Mauss. Sunday at noon at Otis Orchards Elementary School, 22000 E. Wellesley Ave. Child care and lunch up to age 11 is available next door to the school at the sponsoring St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 4521 N. Arden Road. Donations accepted. Call to reserve a seat, (509) 926-7133.

Free Community Dinner – Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Reservations due by Tuesday. Call Joyce Walker (509) 926-7966.


Ash Wednesday Service –March 5, 5 p.m. at Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines Road. Palms from last year’s Palm Sunday service have been dried and burned to use as ashes for this service. (509) 926-3691.

Book Donations Needed – Opportunity Presbyterian Church is collecting donations for its annual book sale on March 8 at the church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-0724 or (509) 993-4311.

Spokane This week

United Methodist Choir Festival – Sunday, 4 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. Hosted by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 326-5465.

Intro to Buddhism – Sunday, 9 a.m. followed by Sangha Service at 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Talent Show and Potato Bake – Sunday, noon at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

Spaghetti Feed – Sunday, 5 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $8/each, $20/family. Proceeds benefit the youth ministry at the church. Featuring musical entertainment by the Big Bing Theory. (509) 838-4277.

Concordia Choir in Concert – Monday, 7:30-9 p.m. at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. The group is a 79-voice a cappella choir from Moorhead, Minn. Tickets $20/adults, $5/students, available at or (800) 838-3006.

Potluck Dinner and Liturgy – Service and meal, Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

“Deepening Married Love” Marriage Dinner Series – Tuesday, Parental Love; and March 25, Respect and Love for Man and Woman; held from 5-8:30 p.m. with the Rev. Armand Nigro and a special marriage team at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $25/each, some scholarships available. (509) 448-1224, ext. 109.

SCWA Lunch and Lecture with Dr. Titus Kennedy – Wednesday, 11:15 at Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St. Presented by the Spokane College Women’s Association. $20. (509) 368-0695.

“The Manzanar Fishing Club” Dinner and a Movie – Friday, dinner at 6 p.m., movie at 6:30 p.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $5/suggested dinner donation. (509) 534-7954.

Special Concert at Hamblen Park Presbyterian – Friday, 1 p.m. in the sanctuary at the church at 4102 S. Crestline St. Featuring performances by Jill Cathey, Kay Benson and Gail Belanger with a reception to follow. (509) 448-2909.

Coed Weekend Healing Retreat – Friday through March 2 with the Rev. Dan Wetzler and Deacon Jack Crandall at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Register in advance, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters. (509) 448-1224 or

Eastern Washington Upcoming

Singles Spring Retreat for 30+ – Registration deadline is March 14 for the retreat March 21-23 at Riverview Bible Camp in Cusick, Wash. $77/includes lodging and meals. Call Dick Cole, (925) 858-5118 or email

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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