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Thu., Jan. 30, 2014, midnight

Spokane Valley This week

Health Expo 2014 – Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spokane Valley Adventist Church, 1601 S. Sullivan Road. Includes intro to “The 8 Laws of Health,” fitness and health evaluations, discounted lipid panel and glucose tests for the first 50 participants, shopping tips, and lectures on health fundamentals, history of health reform, diabetes and endocrine disorders, and colon health. (509) 926-5866.

Souper Bowl of Caring – Sunday before, during and after the 10 a.m. service and afternoon Super Bowl party at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 922-4192.


St. John Vianney Community Spaghetti Dinner – Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut Road. Includes spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, milk and dessert. $8/adults, $6/seniors and ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 926-5428.

“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. Childcare 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

Faith and Politics Pub Theology – Discussion and singing, today, 7 p.m. after hours at Little Garden Café, 2901 W. Northwest Blvd. Must be at least 18 years of age to attend. Sponsored by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.

Being with the Holy – “Introduction to Contemplative Prayer,” Saturday, 10 a.m. at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 446-3414.

New Mothers Tea – Sunday following Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. (509) 328-9310.

“Souper Bowl” Potluck Food Drive – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. following 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. Donations of cans of soup will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Featuring entertainment by the Mischief Maidens, football trivia, prizes and family activities. (509) 448-7102.

Souper Bowl Sunday Potluck – Sunday, before, during and after the 10:30 a.m. service at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Collecting donations of cans of soup and/or money as part of a nationwide, nondenominational outreach to fight hunger. All food items will be distributed to Our Place Ministries in West Central Spokane and monetary donations will support the All Saints supper program. A Super Bowl potluck will begin at 3 p.m. at the church. (509) 624-9233.

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


Who I Am and How I’m Connected, Spirituality 101 Series – RSVP by Feb. 6 for the five-week series Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. starting Feb. 13 at The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. (509) 483-6495.

To be a Jew in the Free World – Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m. at Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. The new course will provide the opportunity to make sense of your personal Jewishness with a focus on overcoming perceived incompatibilities between Judaism and modern society. $15/class, plus $20 book fee. (509) 443-0770 or or email Marian Day of Prayer – Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The Rev. David Kuttner presents “Our Lady of Lourdes and Miracles.” $35/each, $45/room. (509) 448-1224.

Open House at Traditional Living Center – Feb. 13, from 2-5 p.m. at TLC, 3128 N. Hemlock St. Tour the remodeled family room and offices. RSVP to (509) 328-6702 or

Breakfast with Bishop Emiritus Skylstad – Feb. 18, “Joy of the Gospel: Apostolic Exhortation on the Synod of Evangelization – “What are we called to do?” at 8 a.m. with Mass followed by breakfast and a brief presentation by Bishop Skylstad at the center, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center , 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $15/person, includes breakfast. Register in advance by calling (509) 448-1224 or online at

Coffee and Contemplation – Feb. 19, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The Rev. Paul Palumbo presents “In Defense of the Pastor, and Other Disaster.” $10/includes roll and hot beverage. (509) 448-1224.

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

Co-ed Weekend Healing Retreat – Feb. 28-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


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-type cookies, baggies, snack size bags of chips and bottled water are appreciated. (509) 328-9310.

Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Practices – Fridays, 7-8 p.m. with the Ven. Geshe Thupten Phelgye, Tibetan Buddhist monk, at Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave. Spokane. Contact Lori at

Eastern Washington Coming up

Bible Conference at Arden Faith Baptist Church – Feb. 8, 7 p.m.; Feb. 9 at 9:45 and 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; and Feb. 10-12, 7 p.m. at the church, 673 Arden Hill Road, 6 miles south of Colville. Guest speaker is the Rev. Terry Lawson from Beacon Baptist Church in Gig Harbor, Wash. (509) 684-3983.


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


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