Stories tagged: church
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 3:54 P.M.
At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria
The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 4:22 P.M.
Arson blamed in African-American church fire; ‘Vote Trump’ written on wall
Somebody set the fire that heavily damaged an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the phrase “Vote Trump,” and an $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to …
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016, 5:18 P.M.
Cats, dogs and cockroaches get special blessings at Spokane churches
From the pews in the back of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the pastor’s voice sounded a bit muffled – drowned out by a chorus of panting dogs.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016
Expanding membership leads LDS to open new stake
In June, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened the Mount Spokane Stake with five congregations. The new stake is the church’s sixth in the Spokane area.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 4 A.M.
Journey of 40 years delivers ‘miracle window’ to new Catholic church in Suncrest
A stained-glass window’s journey from a tiny church in upstate New York to a newly built church in Suncrest, Washington, is a tale 40 years in the making.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 10:03 A.M.
Hood River church criticized for anti-Islamic sign
A church in Hood River is being criticized for displaying anti-Islamic messages on its reader board.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016, 9:31 A.M.
Who’s more religious: men or women?
According to new data released by Pew Research Center, women around the globe are more likely to be religious than men, especially among Christians. Worldwide, 83 percent of women identify …
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 4 A.M.
What if the great outdoors isn’t the greatest? Religious leaders weigh in on ‘Nature is my church’ notion
“Nature is my church” is a common refrain in the Inland Northwest, but religious leaders say church isn’t about the building or place, it’s about the being with the people …
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
Three Franciscan leaders charged in abuse at Pennsylvania school
Three leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take on jobs, including a position as a high …
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016, 7:50 A.M.
Pope set for historic meeting with Russian Orthodox leader
Pope Francis was flying to Cuba on Friday for the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within Christianity, …
SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2014
New Spokane church going forward without Mars Hill
Each week more than 100 adults pour into a downtown Spokane church, unshaken by the knotty departure of their lead pastor, Mark Driscoll, and the recent news that their church …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013
Mars Hill Church eyes Spokane campus
Mars Hill Church – the Seattle-based megachurch made famous by its rapid expansion, high-tech outreach and its sometimes-controversial pastor Mark A. Driscoll – has plans to open its 16th satellite …
TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013
Vandals rampage throughout church
Pastor Nick Hawkins showed up to church Sunday morning to anything but a peaceful sanctuary. Doors were kicked in. Glass was scattered everywhere. Fire extinguishers had been sprayed all over …
MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013, 7:24 A.M.
Vandals damage Medical Lake church
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives have recovered fingerprints and shoe prints from a Medical Lake church where vandals broke windows, kicked in doors and wrote messages such as “die.”
THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012
Presbyterian church readies final service
The congregation at Mission Community Presbyterian Church at 2103 E. Mission Ave. will hold its last service on Sunday. Church membership has dwindled. About 50 years ago there were 150 …
SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012
Plenty of Spokane’s faithful supporting Referendum 74
As the campaign for Referendum 74 rolls along, you might fall under the impression that people of faith – all of them – are opposed to gay marriage. That this …
THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012
Religion Notebook: Blessing of animals invites pets, owners
Our pets are part of our families, and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave., will offer its 23rd annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony Sunday during the 10:45 …
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
Prayer service follows priest removal effort
The congregation of St. Mary’s Catholic Church is moving forward after a petition last year asked for the removal of the parish priest, the Rev. Victor Blazovich. A special prayer …
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
Religion Notes: Church offers free family fun night
Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave., will present a family fun night at 6 p.m. Saturday. The evening will feature games, refreshments, a silent auction and karaoke. The …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011
Church burglaries lead to felony charges
A series of church burglaries last year has led to 23 felony charges against four suspects. The burglaries, which police say began when the main suspect and his mother stole …
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
‘Inclusion ministries’ has become her calling
Lynn Swedberg has applied her 32 years of experience as an occupational therapist to make her Spokane church, Manito United Methodist Church, more inclusive. Now she’s moving beyond that by …
FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010
Arrests made in Spokane Valley church theft ring
Spokane Valley detectives made arrests Thursday in a string of thefts at nearly 40 area churches where suspects stole credit cards used to purchase goods that were then traded for …
THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010, 5:48 P.M.
Spokane Valley police bust church robbery ring
Spokane Valley detectives made arrests today in what they call a ring of thefts at more than 40 area churches where suspects stole credit cards used to purchase goods that …
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010
Vote on gays splitting Lutherans
A controversial decision last summer by the largest Lutheran church group in America to ordain gays and lesbians is causing churches to exit the organization nationwide, including some in Washington …
THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2009
Church hosts nativities exhibit
The Spokane Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1620 E. 29th Ave., will present the 2009 Community Nativities Exhibit today through Monday. The exhibit will be …
SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2009
Thanksgiving services, meals planned
The week is all about giving thanks at greater Spokane Valley churches, as many host special worship services or gather together for a meal. • The Episcopal Church of the …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2009
Celebrating 100 years of church community
In 1909, when Manito United Methodist Church was founded on the South Hill, it was the end of the line – the trolley line. Its location at 33rd Avenue and …
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2008
Rev. Jerry Kennedy retiring
Twenty-seven years ago, Ronald Reagan became president, Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated as the first woman on the Supreme Court and the Rev. Jerry Kennedy arrived at Foothills Community Church …
SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2008
Where there is a need
The table in a small room at Valley Fourth Memorial Church is mounded with food, candy, gum and ChapStick. Homemade cookies in vacuum sealed plastic bags fill a large box. …
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1995
Southern Baptists Consider Repentance Over Slavery Church Leaders To Take Up Issue Of Past Sins At Convention
Contrition for the past fills the air. Japan’s government fumbles for the right word to express remorse for World War II. Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara issues a belated mea …