May 29, 2014 in Washington Voices

Religion calendar


Spokane Valley This week

“Frozen” Free Outdoor Family Movie Night – The Disney animated film “Frozen” shows 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams. Bring a lawn chair or blankets. Proceeds from concessions will benefit the St. Mary’s Youth Group nine-day mission trip to Pittsburgh in July. (509) 270-0340.


Garage Sale Fundraiser – June 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Accepting item donations June 10-13 at the church. Proceeds benefit Vacation Bible School and youth programs. (509) 926-5407.

SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School – June 16-20, 9 a.m.-noon for preschool (age 4 by Sept.13) through fifth grade at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. Registration deadline is June 11. Forms are available at the church or visit Contact Stephanie at (509) 924-7262.

Spokane This Week

Potluck and Talent Show at St. John’s – Friday, dinner at 5:30 p.m. prior to the show at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

“Music for the Celebration of Life” with Narayan and Janet – 7-8:30 p.m. Friday and 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. $15/one night or $20/both nights, no one will be turned away. Call for tickets, (509) 489-6964.

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

“The Echo of God’s Longing” Celtic Tradition Retreat – Registration deadline is Sunday 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

Recovery & Spirituality – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at The Chabad Center, 4116 E. 37th Ave. A Jewish perspective on addiction, God, and recovery for all faiths and backgrounds. Presented by Rabbi Shais Taub, scholar, author and teacher. $15/suggested donation. (509) 443-0770 or visit


Young Adults Explore Buddhism Retreat – For ages 18-29, participants should arrive June 6 by 5 p.m. and stay through lunch on June 13 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Taught by Thubten Chodron, a Tibetan Buddhist nun. Reserve a spot with a dana offering and registration form available form. (509) 447-5549 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. Free admission. (509) 891-5253.

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

Taizé Service – June 8, 7:30 p.m. at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. (509) 714-7102.

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

“God’s Backyard Bible Camp” for Youth – June 16-20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 5601 N. Jefferson St. (509) 325-2456 or or


Linwood Seventh-Day Adventist Church – Group Bible study, Saturdays. 9:45 a.m. followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. and Wednesday Bible study and fellowship, noon-1 p.m. at the church, N. 6525 Monroe. Vacation Bible School for ages 4-12 runs June 23-27, 6-8:30 p.m. at the church. (509) 315-5827.

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.

Friday Celebrate Recovery at Mt. Spokane Church – Fridays, 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 Dr., Mead. Child care provided. Contact Mike C at (509) 599-4716.

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

Eastern Washington This week

Blessed Hope Trio Concert and Speaker – Saturday, fellowship and blessing at 5:30 p.m., followed by the musical performance of the group from Golden State Baptist College and a guest speaker at 7 p.m. at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. (509) 684-3983.


Celebrate and Consecrate Chenrezig Hall – June 14, 9:30 a.m.-noon at Sravasti Abbey, 629 Country Lane, Newport. The celebration begins with a tour followed by consecration, Dharma talk and Chenrezig meditation, sharing and vegetarian potluck. (509) 447-5549.


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.

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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