A group of Catholic women are bucking the trend of aging, declining memberships and have formed a new chapter of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Called Madonna of the Valley, the group is on offshoot of the chapter that met in the Gonzaga University area. “There was so many of us in the Valley we thought we could have our own (chapter),” said member and financial secretary Stephanie Allen.
Nearly 20 members left the old chapter to start to the new one and attracted 30 new members in the process. They meet at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut Road. The group’s second meeting is Wednesday.
“We’re kind of getting used to things,” Allen said. “We’d like to take on a project.”
Just what that project might be is still under discussion. In addition to helping the needy, the group’s goals are to enhance members’ spirituality and create friendships while having fun in the process, Allen said. The group also is hosting a praying of the Rosary at St. John Vianney Sunday at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in joining the group can call Stephanie Allen at 922-2411 or Hilda at 924-4299.
Evangelists to speak
Greenacres Christian Fellowship will host evangelists Tony and Janet Alward during worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The couple also will lead programs at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
The church is at the corner of Appleway and Barker Road. Call 465-3625 for more information.
A book and bake sale combined with a quilt show will take place at Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines Road, next Saturday. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Spokane Valley United Methodist Church will host its eighth annual harvest dinner next Saturday. The menu of turkey and all the trimmings will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 4 to 12. It’s free for children 3 and under. There also is a family package of $30 for two adults and three children. Proceeds will benefit the church.
The church is at 115 N. Raymond Road. Call 924-7262 for more information.