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Thu., March 6, 2014

Spokane Valley This week

Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry – Fridays through April 11, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish, 304 S. Adams Road. Donations accepted at the door, proceeds benefit the seventh-grade class at St. Mary’s Catholic School. (509) 928-3210.

Book Sale – Saturday at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-0724 or (509) 993-4311.

Lenten Five-week Series on Forgiveness – Wednesdays through April 2 and Tuesday, April 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. Presented by Charles F. Finck. $10/includes book, some scholarships available. (509) 926-7133.


“Birds of a Feather, Camp Together” Auction – Dinner and live auction March 15, silent auction begins at 4:30 p.m., dinner from 5-6 p.m. followed by live auction at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. $10/adults, $5/kids. Proceeds support youth camp scholarships. (509) 924-7262.

“The Big Picture” Inland Northwest Christian Writers Conference – Featuring keynote speaker and best-selling author Brandilyn Collins, March 21-22 at Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague Ave. Includes workshops, editorial appointments and consults for writers of all levels of fiction and nonfiction. Registration $115-$120/includes meals. Teen Track for teenagers offered March 22 for $35. For information, email or visit

Spokane This Week

Finding Christ in Everyday Life – Presented Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass; Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Mass; March 10-13, 8 a.m. Mass and 5:15-6 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Parish, 428 W. 19th Ave. (509) 455-3605.

Fig Tree “Deepening Our Roots” Benefit Breakfast and Lunch – RSVP by Friday for the breakfast Wednesday, 7:15 a.m. and lunch March 14 at 11:45 a.m. at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free, donations appreciated. Proceeds benefit the Fig Tree ministry. (509) 535-1813.

Foundations of Shin Buddhism Classes – Free study classes Sunday and March 30, April 13, May 4 and 25, and June 8 and 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Lenten Soup Supper and Devotions – Wednesdays through April 9, 6-7:30 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. A simple soup supper will be served followed by an inspirational lesson based on Adam Hamilton’s book: “Journey to the Cross: Reflecting on the 24 Hours that Changed the World.” (509) 448-7102.

PCUSA’s Unity with Difference Conversation – Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 13, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 14, 9 a.m.-noon at Seeley Mudd Chapel Sanctuary, Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. The event brings together a live and online community to focus on the issues of race, gender and religious identities while acting as disciples of Jesus Christ. Contact Margaret Claassen at (509) 777-4345 or

“Bearing the Cross” Soup Suppers – Supper at 6 p.m., prayer at 7 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent through April 9 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.


Game Day Lunch – RSVP by March 15 for the event March 19, noon-3 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, 4420 N. Jefferson St. $6/each. (509) 446-4260.

“The Great Outdoors” Auction – March 15, 6-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 4224 E. Fourth Ave. Free admission, proceeds benefit continued Christian education programs for grades K-8. (509) 868-7207.

Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon – March 16 at noon after 10:30 a.m. worship at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Cost is by donation. Proceeds support the Central Lutheran Food Bank. (509) 624-9233.

Catholic Charities Volunteer Information Session – March 18, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Catholic Charities Family Services Center, 12 E. Fifth Ave. Tours of our facility will also be available. Please RSVP for the session to Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270 or

Thomas Merton’s “Bridges to Contemplative Living” Series– March 18, 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Family Center at The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Series 4 – Living Your Deepest Desires. Focus is on personal spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life. Attend one or all four with the remaining three to be held March 25, April 1 and 8 at the church. Suggested donation/$35 per series, includes the book. (509) 483-6495.

Coffee and Contemplation – March 19, 9-11 a.m. with John L. Sandford at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $10/includes roll and hot beverage. (509) 448-1224.

Pub Theology “Skepticism and Doubt” – March 20, discussion and singing for all ages, after hours at Little Garden Café, 2901 W. Northwest Blvd. A ministry of Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541 or

Soul Collage 2-Going Deeper with Colleen Russell – March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. $49, bring a sack lunch. (509) 483-6495, ext. 133.

“The Prodigal Son” Spring Program – Sunday school presentation March 30, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.


Central Baptist Church – Sunday schedule includes breakfast, 9 a.m. followed by adult class and Sunday school at 9:30 and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. with guest speaker. Coffee hour at 12:15 p.m. Call the church to arrange transportation, Adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sewing Circle fourth Thursday of each month at the church, 19 West Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

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

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

Eastern Washington This Week

Christian Heritage School Benefit Auction and Rummage Sale – March 15, rummage sale from 7-10 a.m. in the elementary school gym at Christian Heritage School, 48009 Ida Ave., in Edwall. Silent auction begins at 8 a.m. in the high school gym with live auction to follow at noon. All proceeds benefit the school. Child care, breakfast, lunch and snacks available. (509) 236-2224 or at

Feed Medical Lake – Each second Monday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.


Sharing the Dharma Day – March 16 meditation, discussion and vegetarian potluck, 9:45 a.m.-3 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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