Community Presbyterian Church, at 417 N. William St. in Post Falls will dedicate its new sanctuary Sunday at 4 p.m. with a casual buffet dinner to follow.
The first worship service in the new facility was May 23. The congregation had been meeting in the fellowship hall since 1991.
The regular worship services will be at 9:30 a.m. throughout the summer. Sunday’s service is music appreciation Sunday and, according to Pastor Doug Walter, the sanctuary will be filled with music. The community is invited to attend.
For more information, call the church at 773-2527.
The North Idaho Unitarian Universalist Church will celebrate its annual Flower Communion Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Harding Family Center, 15th and Wallace. The service will be under the direction of Chuck Smith of Spokane.
The Flower Communion Service was originated by the Rev. Norbert Capek in Czechoslovakia in 1923. It is perhaps the most widely celebrated ritual in Unitarian Universalist congregations worldwide. This service celebrates the Earth’s beauty and humanity’s oneness. Its simplicity and universality make it meaningful for children and adults.
Bring a flower to share. Child care will provided, and a coffee hour follows the service.
Special musical performance
Missoula’s premier world fusion group, Mandir will give a special performance June 13 at the Center of Light Church, 618 Wallace Ave., at 7 p.m. Three members of Mandir are also in the Drum Brothers world percussion ensemble. Mandir’s performances feature compositions by classical and acoustic guitarist Matthew Marsolek, that highlight the group’s unique instrumentation and the improvisational abilities of its players.
Next Saturday Marsolek will have a voice workshop at Life Center Therapies, 1319 N. Government Way. The cost of the workshop is $20. Call 667-3813 to register, as space is limited. On June 13 the group will have a hand drumming workshop in a private home at 3114 N. 18th St. The cost is $15, and you can register by calling 704-3380.
The concert is $12 at the door, or $10 in advance with tickets available at the Long Ear. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Child care mission
Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley, will be focusing on its child-care mission Sunday during both services. First Steps Child Care Director Martha Hatch and her staff will share their vision, needs and goals of the child-care center and how it has developed into a community mission of the church. The children will sing.
First Steps Child Care Center is a licensed facility that began as a small ministry of the church to serve the community by providing quality child care for newborns to 5-year-old children. For more information about First Steps, call 664-2944 or 765-8800.
Vacation Bible school
Faith Presbyterian and St. Mark’s Lutheran churches, 9485 Maple Ave. in Hayden, will have their vacation Bible School, Lava Lava Island, for children ages 4 through fourth grade, June 14 through 18 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Teens and adults assist the leaders as “Island Crew” leaders and helpers.
Space is limited, so register soon. Forms can be obtained at the church office. For more information, call 772-5251 or 772-2372.
• First Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Episcopal and Trinity Lutheran churches are cooperatively hosting a vacation Bible school June 14 through 18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon each day at Trinity, 812 N. Fifth.
The title of the program is “Son Games 2004,” based on the Olympic games. Kids will discover the joy of being on God’s team and meet one of his most valuable players, Paul. Each day will be filled with fun, sports, gold medal crafts, new songs and cool snacks.
For more information and registration, call Susan Nelson at First Presbyterian at 667-8446, Katie Skinner at Trinity, 664-5743 or Jessica at St. Luke’s, 765-8224.
• St. Pius X Catholic Church also will have its vacation Bible school June 14 through 18 beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Lava Lava Island is an exciting way for kids to learn more about Jesus’ love. They also will take part in supporting a hands-on mission project in Mexico.
For more information and registration, call St. Pius at 765-5108.
Aglow International, Coeur d’Alene Day Lighthouse, will meet Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Inn, 414 W. Appleway. The speakers are Glenn and Terri Smith. Reservations are required for lunch, which is $9.50. Call Shirley at 772-5562 for reservations.
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