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Barbecue, auction to benefit diocese repair fund

The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane is hosting a Gala Northwest Wild Salmon Barbecue and Art Auction Sept. 10 at 5 p.m.

The event will be held on the grounds of the Paulsen House, 245 E. 13th Ave., which is the home of the diocese.

Artwork from Tom Wakeley, Linda Besse, John Hay, Tom Minnerly, and others is on display now in the Parlor Gallery of the house from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The cost is $35 and the proceeds will benefit the maintenance fund for the building.

For information, call Gloria Waggoner at 455-6661, or e-mail

Hymn sing

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave., is presenting its annual Hymn Sing Sunday at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.

Performers include Randi von Ellefson, Debbie Hansen, Carol Miyamoto, Dan Keberle, Melinda Keberle, Andy Plamondon, Tom Molter and Karin Steward.

For information about these special services, call the church office at 747-6677.

Catholicism series

Gonzaga University is presenting a Catholicism for a New Millennium seminar by Patrick McCormick, a religious studies professor at the school.

McCormick will discuss “Jesus’ Table Manners: Etiquette for a Revolution” next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Globe Room of Cataldo Hall.

Jesus broke bread with the outcasts of society and waited on servants, which changed attitudes about class and social station.

For information about this lecture, call McCormick at 323-6715 or e-mail

Ministerial training

Ancient Traditions Community Church, 1928 E. Rich Ave. is offering ordination/ministerial training classes starting Monday and running through Dec. 12 from 6:30 until 9 p.m.

The classes will discuss the history of the Old Testament and will include a biblical overview.

The cost is $100 a month for ministerial students and $15 per class for nonministerial students.

For information, call the Rev. F. Lee Thompson at the Church of Truth, (208) 667-9391.

Spiritual Hunger Conference

The Healing Rooms Ministries is presenting the seventh annual Spiritual Hunger Conference Wednesday through Sept. 10 at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

The conference will feature speakers Bill Johnson and Cindy Jacobs.

Meeting times are Wednesday at 7 p.m., next Thursday and Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Admission is free but registration is required.

For information, call Tess Wissink at 456-0517 or e-mail


The Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T, is offering mantra yoga classes on Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m.

The hour will include mantra chanting, devotional singing and time for reflection.

For information, call the center at 838-3575.

Art from the Holy Land exhibit

On Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 163 S. Lincoln St., is presenting artwork from Hassam al Bayek and The Rev. Bill O’Brien starting today through Sept. 30.

The artwork will feature iconography, and O’Brien will be at the coffeehouse Friday to demonstrate his craft.

For information, call On Sacred Grounds at 747-6294.

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