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Sat., July 5, 2014

North Idaho

This week

Independence Day Services at RLM – Guest speaker services will be Sunday at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. at Real Life Ministries Post Falls, 1866 Cecil Road and at the Coeur d’Alene campus at 9 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 610 N. Fourth St. (208) 777-7325.


Free Piano Concert with Cynthia Marlette – July 12, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Marlette will be accompanied by Susan Nipp, Kim Cheeley and Ann Krugel. An offering will be accepted to help support Family Promise, which assists homeless families. (208) 755-0631.

RLM Women’s Brunch – July 12, 9:30-11 a.m. in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road. Guest speaker is Jill Ledford, presenting “I Am Empowered.” $5 donation appreciated, child care available. (208) 777-7325.

One More Generation - Protecting our Earth – Vacation Bible school for grades 1-5, July 14-18, 9 a.m.-noon at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. Join 11-year-old Olivia and her older brother Carter, founders of One More Generation, to explore the world of reducing pollution and increasing recycling for a healthier environment. $10 per child. To register, call (208) 765-8800 or go to


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 from 11 a.m.-noon, call Candace for location, (208) 755-7339.

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

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

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


Youth Group Yard Sale – Accepting donations Friday from 8 a.m.-noon at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. Sale is July 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church. (509) 928-7733.

Alive Vacation Bible School – For kindergarten-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 as well as L7 program for grades 6-8 and two parent 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 max. (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.


This Week

  “Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School – For kids age 3-kindergarten Monday-Friday, 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 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-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, 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.

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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