Religion calendar


North Idaho This week

“God’s Stuff” CWC Luncheon – RSVP by Tuesday for the Coeur d’Alene Christian Women’s Connection lunch on Thursday, noon-1:30 p.m. at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. Featuring speakers Barbara Neal and Becky Weber and entertainment by Phil Hodges. Accepting community outreach donations of diapers, wipes, baby clothes and products for Open Arms. $15. (208) 659-0743.

Meet Hayden Bible Church – Meet the elders and deacons and learn the church’s local history at the open house Friday, 6:30 p.m. at the church at 290 E. Miles Ave. (208) 772-2511.


Garage Sale Fundraiser – June 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Accepting item donations June 10-13 at the church. Proceeds benefit vacation Bible school and youth programs. (509) 926-5407.

Cruisin’ Father’s Day Car and Motorcycle Show – Register now for the event June 15, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. $5/motorcycles, $10/cars. Call (208) 777-7325, ext. 123, or email

Coeur d’Alene Aglow Lighthouse – June 19, fellowship at 10 a.m., meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 Hanley Ave. Speaker is Mikki Stevens with the testimony of her battle against blood cancer and her miraculous journey of faith as she was healed. (208) 765-8800.


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.

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

Pentecost/Confirmation Sunday – Sunday, 9 a.m. worship and communion followed by 10 a.m. coffee fellowship at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 928-7733.


Catholic Singles Mingle Potluck Picnic – June 14, 2 p.m. at Sullivan Park, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. RSVP to www.meetup .com/Catholic-Singles-Mingle/.

SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School – June 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon for preschool (age 4 by Sept. 13) through fifth grade at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. Registration deadline is June 11. Forms are available at the church or visit www.spokane Contact Stephanie at (509) 924-7262.

Evening Vacation Bible School – For ages 3 through eighth grade as well as two parent classes, July 20-24, 5:45-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750, ext. 239.


This Week

Pentecost at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – Wear the traditional red Sunday at worship times at 8 and 9:30 a.m. at the church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Includes saxophone, bass and drum music. (509) 747-6677.

Pentecost at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church – Sunday, Orthros at 9 a.m. Liturgy at 10 a.m., then dance practice followed by Kneeling Vespers and Parish Feast Day Dinner, 5 p.m. at the church, 1701 N. Washington St. (509) 328-9310.

“Heaven or Hell: The Choice is Yours” Seminar – Sunday, 4 p.m. at Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook Ave. Includes presentations “A Divine Revelation of Heaven,” by Dr. Mary K. Baxter, and “23 Minutes in Hell,” by Bill Wiese. Free admission. (509) 891-5253.

Foundations of Shin Buddhism Classes – Free study classes Sunday and June 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Taizé Service – Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. (509) 714-7102.

Love/Hate Really Passionate Recital – Sunday, 2 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Featuring vocalist Ann Benson, Eric Moe on trumpet and Mac Merchant on piano. Music includes a new setting of Henry David Thoreau poems by composer Francine Trester as well as Bach, Enesco, Saint-Saens and Bizet. Offering accepted, child care provided. (509) 624-6233.

Huge Book Sale – Friday and June 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church gym, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. Offering more than 3,000 books. Proceeds benefit The Book Parlor. (509) 838-4409.


Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind VBS – For ages 4 through sixth grade, June 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Suggested donation is $15/child or $40/family, includes T-shirt and CD. Register online at www.groupvbs or (509) 328-4770.

God’s Backyard Bible Camp for Youth – June 16-20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 5601 N. Jefferson St. (509) 325-2456 or or

Summer Picnics in the Park – June 18, 5:30-7 p.m. at Audubon Park, 3320 N. Audubon St. Hot dogs, buns and condiments will be provided. Please bring a side or dessert dish to share. Sponsored by Audubon Park United Methodist Church.

Wisdom and the “Don’t Know” Mind in Buddhism Retreat – Dana offering and registration requested to reserve a place for the event June 19, 5 p.m. through June 22 at 6 p.m. at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. (509) 447-5549.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night at the Movies, “Grace Unplugged” (PG) – June 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Life Roads Church, 4209 E. Pacific, formerly Eastside Cinemas. Presented by The Whatever Girls Ministry. $15 for two, each additional daughter $5. Tickets include an additional minimal processing fee and bottomless popcorn, two soda or bottled waters, and two candy. Advance tickets required, (509) 951-7822 or email for information.

St. Charles Altar Society Patio Sale – June 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the school gymnasium at 4515 N. Alberta St. (509) 276-5996.

Community Hymns – June 22, 3 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, 1725 W. Courtland Ave. (509) 534-8080.

Evening Vacation Bible School – For ages 4-12, June 23-27, 6-8:30 p.m. at Linwood Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6525 N. Monroe St. (509) 315-5827.

“The Silence Between the Notes Makes the Music of My Life” Day of Reflection – Register now for the Day of Reflection on Eastern Spirituality and Mysticism June 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Includes three conferences led by Dr. Paul Coutinho. (509) 448-1224.

Neighborhood Barbecue Potlucks – Wednesdays throughout the summer, beginning June 25, 6 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. (509) 624-9233.

Eastern Washington

Celebrate and Consecrate Chenrezig Hall – June 14, 9:30 a.m.-noon at Sravasti Abbey, 629 Country Lane, Newport. The celebration begins with a tour followed by consecration, Dharma talk and Chenrezig meditation, sharing and vegetarian potluck. (509) 447-5549.

Vacation Bible School – For kindergarten through sixth grade, June 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. Teen Time will be June 16-19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the church. Call for transportation. (509) 684-3983.

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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