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North Idaho This week

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

Community Lenten Season Soup Suppers and Fellowship – Wednesdays through April 14, 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, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-8800.

Dharma Classes – Friday and April 11, 6:30-8 p.m. “The Predicament of Sentient Beings” and “Developing Equanimity” with the Ven. Semkye and the Ven. Samten at Life Center Therapies for Well Being, 1319 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Dharma Friends.


Presentation by the Ven. Chonyi – April 6, 10:30 a.m. at the North Idaho Unitarian Universalists service at Harding Family Center, 15th Street and Wallace Avenue, Coeur d’Alene.

Beast Feast 2014 – April 7, doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Includes guest speaker Bill Krause, food, door prizes, taxidermy displays and rifle raffles. Tickets are $14/each, $100/table of eight, available only at Real Life Ministries during services Fridays at 5:30 or 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. or at the Coeur d’Alene campus services Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. at 610 N. Fourth St. Contact Kelly at (208) 777-7325 or

“Coming into His Presence” North Idaho Aglow Conference – Register now for the event April 25-26 at Abundant Life Church, 1483 16th Ave., Clarkston, Wash. Speaker is Allison Brown. $50/ register with Marcia at or (208) 946-7834.


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.

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

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

Lenten Devotional Soup Suppers – Wednesdays through April 9, 6 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.


Community Egg Hunt at RLM – April 19 from 11 a.m-1 p.m. at Valley Real Life, 1831 S. Barker Road. Featuring egg hunt for ages up to fifth grade, prizes, carnival games, inflatables and concessions. Easter services will follow at 4 and 5:30 p.m. and April 20 at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. at the church. (509) 232-0840.

Spokane This week

Old Time Hymn Sing-along – Today, 5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Spokane, 222 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 325-6810.

Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival – Today reception at 7 p.m. at Boots Bakery and Lounge, 24 W. Main Ave., “Bethlehem” (R) showing at 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m., “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy,” at Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave. $10/general admission, $7/students and seniors, $25/reception and film on Saturday, available at the theater or online at .

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

Spokane Faith and Values Annual Faith Feast – Sunday, 4 p.m. an interfaith, progressive dinner beginning with Japanese appetizers at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. A kosher entrée will follow at Temple Beth Shalom, followed by a dessert buffet at the Spokane Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tickets are limited, $50/each, $80/pair, RSVP to (509) 240-1830 or email tracy.simmons@ Specify if vegetarian or any dietary restrictions.

Foundations of Shin Buddhism Classes – Free study classes Sunday and 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.

Oak Grove Lutheran School Concert Choir –Thursday, 7 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Featuring an a cappella choir of 44 high school-age youth who are touring the Northwest. The variety of music includes lively spiritual and gospel, old hymn favorites and newer compositions. (509) 624-9233.

“Beautiful Africa: A New Generation” Watoto Children’s Choir Concerts – Thursday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road. Free. (509) 465-0779.

“Making Meaning of the Death of Jesus” Lecture by Sister Mary C. Boys – Thursday, 7 p.m. in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room at Gonzaga University.

Future Church Project: Moving Back Into the Neighborhood – Friday, 6 p.m., and April 5, 3 p.m., at Whitworth University, Crows Nest at the Hub, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Led by Alan Roxburgh. $135 for pastor and two leaders, $35/each, includes three meals. Register at (509) 924-4148 or

Eastern Washington

Celebrating Public Servants – Service Sunday, 11 a.m. at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. (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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