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North Idaho This week

St. Stanislaus Parade Group – Church members participating in the Rathdrum Days Parade should meet for assembly today 9:30 a.m. at the church, 812 W. Second St., Rathdrum. (208) 773-2409.

Disciplemakers Mens Breakfast at RLM – Today, 8-10 a.m. at the Post Falls Real Life Ministries Campus, 1866 Cecil Road and Rathdrum Hub, at Golden Spikes Estates, 8580 W. Yosemite St. Fellowship outreach for men of all ages. (208) 777-7325.

“Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind” VBS – Free for preschool through fifth grade Monday-Friday, 9-11:45 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 812 W. Second St., Rathdrum. Sixth-grade through high school youth will be crew leaders. To register, contact bettymobbsvbs@ or (208) 773-2409.

Knights of Columbus Rummage Sale – Friday through July 27 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 812 W. Second St., Rathdrum. (208) 623-4290.


“Marvelous” Kid’s Camp – Registration due July 27 for the camp Aug. 18-22 for third- through sixth-graders at Silverlake Bible Camp, 10919 S. Lakehurst Drive, Medical Lake. Camp will focus on 2 Peter 1:3 and includes games, crafts, chapel, small group time, snacks and T-shirt. Cost: $199. Release and medical disclosure forms must be completed. To register or volunteer, call Tarra at (208) 777-7325, ext. 191 or download forms at


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 for location. Candace, (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

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

Church in the Park – Lakeside Church conducts the second annual worship service 10 a.m. Sunday 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 and two parent classes with nursery care provided, Sunday-Thursday, 5:45-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. $10 per child, maximum of $30 per family. (509) 924-9750, ext. 239.

Vacation Bible School – For age 4-11, Monday-Friday 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-Friday, 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.


Monthly Community Dinner – July 29 and the last Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Those planning to attend are asked to call and leave a message at the church by 1 p.m. on the day of the meal but walk-ins are always welcome. (509) 926-7966.

Spokane This Week

Free Mini Carnival Parking Lot Party – Sunday, 5:30 p.m. at Christ Our Hope Bible Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (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 age 6-12, Monday-Thursday, 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. 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, 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,” 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. Richard “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.

“Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind” VBS – For 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.

“Teachings and Manjushri Initiation” – July 31-Aug. 3 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Workshop by H.E. Dagmo Kusho from Sakya Monastery in Seattle. Offering fire puja and initiation into the practice of Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom. (509) 447-5549.

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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