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Sat., June 14, 2014, midnight

North Idaho This week

RLM Women’s Brunch – Today, 9:30-11 a.m. in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road. “I Am Secure,” presentation by Linda Mitcham. $5/donation appreciated, child care available. (208) 777-7325.

Cruisin’ Father’s Day Car and Motorcycle Show – Sunday, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Call (208) 777-7325, ext. 123, or email

“Healed From Incurable Cancer” with Mikki Stevens – Coeur d’Alene Aglow Lighthouse Thursday, fellowship at 10 a.m., meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 Hanley Ave. Stevens will give the testimony of her battle against blood cancer and her miraculous journey of faith as she was healed. (208) 765-8800.


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 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

Garage Sale Fundraiser – Today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Proceeds benefit Vacation Bible School and youth programs. (509) 926-5407.

Catholic Singles Mingle Potluck Picnic – Today, 2 p.m. at Sullivan Park, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. RSVP to

SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School – Monday-Friday, 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 Contact Stephanie at (509) 924-7262.


Alive Vacation Bible School – For 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.

Evening Vacation Bible School – For age 3 through eighth grade as well as two adult classes, July 20-24, 5:45-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (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

Huge Book Sale – Today, 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 age 4 through sixth grade, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Suggested donation is $15/child or $40/family max, includes T-shirt and CD. Register online at or (509) 328-4770.

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

VBS at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – For age 4 through sixth grade, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Register online at or email $15/each, $40/family max. (509) 328-4770.

Summer Picnics in the Park – Wednesday, 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.

“Religion, Spirituality and Wholeness” Discussion – Thursday and July 16 and August 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


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.

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

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. (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.

“Launch Out Into the Deep” Fisherman’s Retreat – June 27-29 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Benn Burr Road. Featuring Paul Coutinho, Pat Neal, and Deacon Allen Peterson. $185/person, $100/commuters. (509) 448-1224, ext. 109.

Rummage Sale – June 28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 328-5371.

Eastern Washington

Celebrate and Consecrate Chenrezig Hall – Today, 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 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. Teen Time will be Monday-Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the church. Call for transportation. (509) 684-3983.

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