North Idaho This week
Independence Day Service Changes at RLM – There will be no services Friday at the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls Real Life Ministries campuses. A guest speaker will provide services July 6 at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. at RLM Post Falls, 1866 Cecil Road, and at 9 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene campus, 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.
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 www.cumccda.org.
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 www.reallifeministries.com. 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.
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
Monthly Community Dinner – Tuesday 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.
“Marvelous” Vacation Bible School – For age 3 through sixth grade, July 7-11, 9 a.m.-noon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Preschoolers should be fully toilet-trained and participants should be born between Sept. 1, 2002 and Jan. 1, 2011. Featuring the staff of Lutherhaven Ministries. Week concludes with a water slide and potluck barbecue. Register online at www.jvlm.org under the VBS menu tab or call (509) 951-7512.
“Weird Animals” VBS – For ages four through those entering fifth grade, July 7-10, 9 a.m.-noon at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. $15/child or $30/family for three or more. (509) 928-7733.
Spokane This Week
Rummage Sale – Today, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 328-5371.
Old Time Hymn Sing – Sunday, 5:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 222 E. Indiana Ave. Featuring Wanda Nulph Nixon on piano. Led by Majs. Ernie and Juanita Clevett. A brief history of each hymn and the composers will be a part of the free program. (208) 691-2548.
“Buddhism and Unitarian Universalism: The Places We Meet” with Guy Newland – Sunday, 9:15 and 11 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive. Sermon explores the commonalities and differences of Buddhism and Unitarian Universalism. (509) 447-5549.
Learn to Draw Mandalas – Wednesday and July 9, 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.
Fourth of July Carillon Bell Concert with Wesley Arai – Friday, 9 p.m. in the parking lot across from St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Concert precedes city fireworks. (509) 838-4277.
“Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School – For kids age 3-kindergarten, July 7-11, 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.
Proclaim Ministry Team of Pensacola Christian College – Free presentation Monday, 7 p.m. at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. (509) 684-3983.
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