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Thu., July 17, 2014

Spokane Valley This week

Church in the Park – Lakeside Church conducts the second annual worship service Sunday, 10 a.m. at Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road. A potluck will follow. (509) 210-9779

“God’s Backyard Barbecue” Vacation Bible School – For age 3 through eighth grade as well as L7 program for grades 6-8 and two parent classes with nursery care provided, Sunday-July 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, Monday through July 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.

Marvelous Vacation Bible School – For age 4 through the fifth grade, Monday through July 25, 9-11:45 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. $15/each, $30/family. Registration forms available online at, on VBS registration under the Youth and Family menu tab. (509) 926-5407.

Spokane This Week

Catholic Singles Mingle Barbecue Potluck – Saturday, 5 p.m. at Sullivan Park, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. RSVP on website at ingles-Mingle. Bring your own meat to grill and dish to share. No dues.

Free Mini Carnival Parking Lot Party – Sunday, 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

Hawaiian Potluck at Country Homes Christian Church – Sunday after 10:30 a.m. worship at the church, 8415 N. Wall St. Hamburgers and drinks will be provided, bring a side dish to share. Hawaiian attire encouraged. (509) 466-3414.

“Please Return to the Cabin” by the Rev. Don Ott – Worship message from John 10:1-10 on Sunday, 10 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

“Adventures in Peacemaking” Day Camp – For ages 6-12, Monday through July 24, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 W. Lincoln Road. $10/each, $15/family. Includes music, games and crafts. Kids should bring a sack lunch, snack will be provided. To register, call (509) 863-8676 or (509) 466-1769 or email

Picnic in the Park – Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m. at Audubon City Park, 3405 N. Milton St. Hot dogs are provided, bring a side dish or dessert to share. Hosted by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.


Concerts Under the Pines at Audubon Park – 6:30-8:30 p.m., July 24, Nobody Famous; and Aug. 7, Men of Rhythm. Free.

“Invitation to Prayer,” Ignatian 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. Rick Ganz, S.J. $78/day, overnight with meals. Call to register, (509) 448-1224 or visit

Spokane Obon Festival – A Japanese Buddhist cultural event July 26-27, noon-7 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Featuring Japanese food, music, art, crafts, martial arts, games for kids and Spokane Taiko at 5 p.m. and traditional Bon Odori dancing at 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free; cost for food and games. (509) 534-7954.


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

Friday Celebrate Recovery at Mt. Spokane Church – Fridays, men’s and women’s addictive and co-dependency recovery groups, dinner at 6 p.m. followed by short message then small group break out at the church, 6311 E Mt. Spokane Drive, Mead. Child care provided. Contact Mike C. at (509) 599-4716.

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

Eastern Washington Upcoming


Feed Medical Lake – Second and fourth Mondays 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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