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Spokane Valley This week

New Catholic Singles Mingle Group – Introductory potluck Saturday, 2 p.m. at Sullivan Park in the Spokane Valley. No membership dues, but donations are needed to maintain the website. RSVP to Cathy, (509) 226-1380.

New Summer Worship Time at Zion Lutheran Church – Beginning Sunday there will be one worship service at 9 a.m. with Exploration Station to continue through summer, adult education will take a break through Labor Day weekend at the church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.

Monthly Community Dinner – May 27, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

This Week

Plant and Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Community outreach event Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. (509) 448-2255.

Living Proof Live with Beth Moore – Women’s ministry event, Friday doors open at 5:30 p.m., program runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday doors open at 7:30 a.m., program runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. Also featuring worship leader Travis Cottrell. $69/each. For information, call (509) 999-7586 or register by phone at (800) 254-2022 or visit

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – Friday through Sunday at The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. $195/suggested donation with $15 due at time of registration, some assistance available. Call (509) 483-6495, ext. 133, or visit

Catholic Charities Volunteer Information Session – Session on Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. at the Catholic Charities Family Services Center, 12 E. Fifth Ave. Tours of the facility are also available. RSVP to Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270 or

Thomas Merton’s Bridges to Contemplative Living Series – Tuesdays, 6 p.m. May 20-June 10 with facilitator Patricia Novak at the Franciscan Center, 1016 N. Superior St. $35/series, include book. (509) 483-6495.

“Living in the Now and Not Yet” Coffee and Contemplation – Wednesday, 9-11 a.m. with the Rev. Janeen Steer at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $10/includes beverages and rolls. Advance reservations requested. (509) 448-1224 or visit

“Faith and Science” Pub Theology – May 22, 7 p.m. at Little Garden Café, 2901 W. Northwest Blvd. Presented by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.

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

Dinner Liturgy at St. John’s Cathedral – May 27, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Great Hall at the church, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

“The Echo of God’s Longing” Celtic Tradition Retreat – Registration deadline is June 1 for the retreat June 6-9 at The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Facilitated by Sisters Mary Lonergan and Patricia Novak. Suggested donation is $185/person, $25 nonrefundable deposit due at registration. (509) 483-6495, ext. 133 or visit

“Heaven or Hell: The Choice is Yours” Seminar – June 8, 4 p.m. at Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook Ave. Includes presentations “A Divine Revelation of Heaven,” by Dr. Mary K. Baxter, and “23 Minutes in Hell,” by Bill Wiese. (509) 891-5253.

Friday Celebrate Recovery at Mt. Spokane Church – Men’s and women’s addictive and co-dependency recovery groups, dinner at 6 p.m. followed by short message then small group break out at the church, 6311 E. Mt. Spokane Drive, Mead. Child care provided. Contact Mike C. at (509) 599-4716.

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 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 Geshe Thupten Phelgye, Tibetan Buddhist monk, at Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave. Spokane. Contact Lori 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.

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