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North Idaho This week

Root to Fruit Bible Conference – Registration deadline is Sunday for the one-day conference March 15, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Choose one of four workshops offered. $15/includes lunch and materials. Register online at (208) 777-7325.

Community Lenten Season Soup Suppers and Fellowship – Wednesdays through April 13, soup at 6 p.m. followed by 40 Questions of Lent discussion or co-ed Easter Choir rehearsal at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-8800.

“Praying the Book of Revelation” Lenten Retreat – Friday through March 16, led by the Rev. Michael Johnson at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 4718 E. Horsehaven Ave., Post Falls. Offering appreciated. (208) 660-0538 or 777-1128.


Union Gospel Mission Center for Women and Children Auxiliary Meeting – March 20, 1-2:30 p.m. at the center, 196 W. Haycraft Ave. Donations of diapers size 4-6 are needed. (208) 930-4482.

Aglow International – Coeur d’Alene Lighthouse – Shared testimonials by the leadership team is the topic for the meeting Thursday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Email Becky at fragranceministries@

“Being Your Own Best Friend: Cultivating a Healthy Sense of Self” – Presented March 21 at 6:30 p.m. by Ven. Thubten Chodron at North Idaho College’s Todd Hall in Molstead Library, 1000 W. Garden Ave. (509) 447-5549.


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 Candace for location, (208) 755-7339.

Community Family Night – Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Potluck dinner followed by games and all-ages activity, adult choir and youth group for grades 6-12. (208) 765-8800.

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

Book Sale – Today 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. Presented by Charles F. Finck. $10/includes book, some scholarships available. (509) 926-7133.

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.


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. $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 offered March 22 for $35. For information, email or visit www.inlandnw

Spokane This week

  Finding Christ in Everyday Life – Presented today, 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.

“Return of the Jedi” Family Movie and Pizza Night – Today, dinner at 6 p.m., movie at 6:30 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $5/suggested donation for dinner. (509) 534-7954.

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 & 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. 

Lenten Worship and Soup Supper – Wednesdays through April 9, worship at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., soup at noon and 6 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.

“Seven Last Words of Christ” with Theodore Dubois – Performance Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Music presented by Central Chancel Choir and other.

PCUSA’s Unity with Difference Conversation – Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Friday, 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.

Eastern Washington Upcoming

Singles Spring Retreat for 30+ – Registration deadline is Friday for the retreat March 21-23 at Riverview Bible Camp in Cusick, Wash. $77/includes lodging and meals. Call Dick Cole, (925) 858-5118, or email

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