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Thu., July 3, 2014, midnight

Spokane Valley This week

“Marvelous” Free Vacation Bible School – For ages 3 through sixth grade, Monday through July 11, 9 a.m.-noon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Preschoolers should be toilet-trained and all participants should be born between Sept. 1, 2002, and Jan. 1, 2011. Featuring the staff of Lutherhaven Ministries. The week follows the theme of Super Heroes of the Bible and concludes with a potluck barbecue. Registration forms are available online at under the VBS menu tab or call (509) 951-7512.

“Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School – For ages 4 through those entering fifth grade, Monday through July 10, 9 a.m.-noon at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. $15/child or $30/family for three or more. (509) 928-7733.


“Alive” Vacation Bible School – For ages kindergarten through fifth grade, July 14-17, 9 a.m.-noon at Valley Real Life, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. VBS concludes July 17 with a family fun night from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church. To register, visit or call (509) 232-0840.

“God’s Backyard Barbecue” Vacation Bible School – For ages 3 through eighth grade and two adult classes with nursery care provided, July 20-24, 5:45-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. $10/child, $30/family. (509) 924-9750, ext. 239.

Vacation Bible School – For ages 4-11, July 21-25 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E. Broadway Ave. Call to register, (509) 924-1630 or (509) 999-3942.

Spokane This Week

Fourth of July Carillon Bell Concert with Wesley Arai – Friday, 9 p.m. in the lot across from St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Concert precedes city fireworks. (509) 838-4277.

“Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School – For ages 3 through kindergarten, Monday through July 11, 9-11:30 a.m. at Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 1111 S. Thor St. Teaching that when kids feel weird, different or lost in a crowd – nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. $5/child. To register, contact Dee Harris at (509) 534-7755.

Learn to Draw Mandalas – Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Mandalas can serve as a tool on your spiritual journey. $10/donation per class, includes meditation. (509) 838-6518.


“Wildwood Forest” Vacation Bible School – Free for preschool (must be toilet-trained) through sixth grade, July 14-17, 9 a.m. to noon at Christ’s Church of Mt. Spokane, 5601 E. Peone Road, Mead. Register online at or call (509) 465-2468.

“Gangway to Galilee” Vacation Bible School – Free, for preschool through sixth grade, July 14-18, 6-8:30 p.m. at New Hope Christian Reformed Church, 3110 W. Francis Ave. There will be a family barbecue July 18 at 6 p.m. to end the program. (509) 325-4882 or visit

Jungle Safari Kids Camp – July 14-18, 9 a.m.-noon at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Call to register, (509) 838-6518.

“Road to Discovery” Tour at IHRC – July 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Sister Mary Eucharista is the speaker. Free. Call to RSVP, (509) 448-1224, ext. 105.

Barbecues with Bishop Emeritus Skylstad – July 15, 5-8 p.m., topic is “What is the New Evangelization?” and Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m., “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 visiti

Religion, Spirituality and Wholeness Discussion – July 16 and Aug. 20 at Origin Church (formerly Covenant Christian Church), 5115 S. Freya. Includes a fireside chat, dress for the weather. Call (509) 448-1311 for information or email

Free Mini-Carnival Parking Lot Party – July 20, 5:30 p.m. at Christ Our Hope Bible Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. Featuring food, games, music and entertainment, dunk tank and bouncy castle. (509) 893-8644 or email

Picnic in the Park – July 23, 5:30-7 p.m. at Audubon City Park, 3320 N. Audubon St. Hot dogs are provided, bring a side dish or dessert to share. Hosted by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.

Invitation to Prayer, Ignation Silent Retreat – Eight-day retreat runs from July 26, 4:30 p.m registration through 1 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Conducted by The Rev. Richard “Rick” Ganz S.J. $78/day, overnight with meals. Call to register, (509) 448-1224 or visit

“Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind” Vacation Bible School – For ages pre-kindergarten through sixth grade July 27-31, 5:30-8 p.m. at North Hill Christian Church, 4620 N. Post St. Held in conjunction with Fowler United Methodist Church and Messiah Lutheran Church. For information, visit or call (509) 326-5400.

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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