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“Where’s God When…” Live with William P. Young and Cami Bradley – Jan. 24, 7:30-9 p.m. at Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave. This Jim Henderson production on loss and grief features “The Shack” author Young and singer/songwriter Bradley in an interactive stage setting. $12.50 in advance, $18/at the door. Email or visit (509) 533-6800.

“Authentic Love Through the Eyes of God” Marriage Seminar – Theology of the Body session presented by Kristine Mauss Feb. 23 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. Offering accepted. Call to reserve a seat, (509) 926-7133.

Spokane This Week

Hoonko Service Dharma Talk with the Rev. Dennis Fujimoto – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Fujimoto is a guest from the Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple in Ontario, Ore. (509) 534-7954.

Breakfast with Bishop Emeritus Skylstad – Immaculate Heart Retreat Center series topics include: Tuesday, “The Francis Effect: What Pope Francis is Doing to Affect our Church, Neighborhood and our World”; Feb. 18, “Joy of the Gospel: Apostolic Exhortation on the Synod of Evangelization – “What are we called to do?” Sessions are at 8 a.m. with Mass followed by breakfast and a brief presentation by Bishop Skylstad at the center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $15/person. Register in advance by calling (509) 448-1224 or online at

Reel Theology – Wednesday, dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., free movie “Millions” at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Child care available. (509) 838-4277.


“Dismantling the Culture of Violence” Panel Discussion – Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Discussion includes the topics of gun violence, police accountability, smart justice, the death penalty, wage theft, immigration reform, homelessness, environmental issues and peace in the Middle East. Event is part of the 2014 Eastern Washington Legislative Conference. For more information, call (509) 535-1813 or email

Endowment Chili Feed – Jan. 26, 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.

Missionary Meet and Greet with Kim and Erik Free – Two opportunities on Jan. 26 to learn about and support the couple’s mission to Mozambique; 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Westminster United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St., (509) 624-1366; and 2 p.m. at North Hill Christian Church, 4620 N. Post St., (509) 326-5400.

Free Community Meal – Jan. 28, 5-6 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. (509) 838-4409.

Catholic Charities Volunteer Information Session – Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 10-11:15 a.m. at the Catholic Charities Family Services Center, 12 E. Fifth Ave. Tours of our facility will also be available. Please contact Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270 or for more information and to RSVP for the session.

“Deepening Married Love” Marriage Dinner Series – Jan. 28, Spousal Love; Feb. 25, Parental Love; and March 25, Respect and Love for Man and Woman; sessions are 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.

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