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North Idaho This week

RLM Disciplemakers Men’s Breakfast – One breakfast, two HUB locations: Saturday, 8-10 a.m. Post Falls Hub in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls; and Rathdrum Hub, Golden Spikes Community Center, 8580 West Yosemite St. (208) 777-7325.

Ven. Thubten Chodron Presentation – The American Tibetan Buddhist nun will speak Sunday, 10 a.m. at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-4450.


Cruisin’ Father’s Day Car and Motorcycle Show – Register now for the event June 16 at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Call (208) 777-7325, ext. 123, or email


Brown Bag Study – Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. in the library at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. (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

New Catholic Singles Mingle Group – Introductory potluck today, 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.


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


This Week

“Kundun” Film – Today, 7-8:30 p.m. at Showalter Hall, Room 109, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. The biographical film is based on the life and writings of the 14th Dalai Lama and was nominated for four Academy Awards. Recommended donation, $10. (509) 359-6200.

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

New Summer Worship Time at Zion Lutheran Church – Beginning Sunday there will be one summer 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.

“Rule in the Midst of Your Foes” - Psalm 110 – Sunday, 11 a.m. worship with the Rev. Don Ott at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

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. This week through 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 – Thursday, 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 OSF Sisters Mary Lonergan and Patricia Novak. Suggested donation is $185/person, $25 nonrefundable deposit due at registration. (509) 483-6495, ext. 133 or visit

Love/Hate Really Passionate Recital – June 8, 2 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard. Featuring Ann Benson, mezzo-soprano, Eric Moe on trumpet and Mac Merchant on piano. Music includes a new setting of Henry David Thoreau poems by composer Francine Trester as well as Bach, Enesco, Saint-Saëns and Bizet. Offering accepted, child care provided. (509) 624-6233.

To include church news in this column, please submit items at least two weeks in advance and include a contact phone number to publish. Email to Sherry Adkins at, phone (208) 765-7120.