Central UMC marks 100th year
Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave., is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its building Sunday.
The original church opened in 1879 but was destroyed by a fire at the turn of the century. It was rebuilt in 1905 and was the site of the first Father’s Day.
Worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, and there will be a coffee hour at noon that will include the opening of the church cornerstone and displays of historical artifacts.
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. by the Rockwood Retirement Communities. The cost for lunch is $5.
For information, call the church office at 838-1431
Moran United 125th anniversary
After 125 years of worship, the Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave., is celebrating with a weekend chock-full of activities.
Today at 1 p.m., church members will gather to discuss and share their history. Previous pastors will be on hand, and there will be a display of antiques and church history.
At 1:30 p.m., history organizer Harriet Van Wyck will give a tour of the church, and there will be outdoor games. Anyone interested in touring the church cemetery can do so at 2 p.m.
From 3 to 4 p.m. there will be a beard-growing contest, music and a period attire review that will include wedding dresses worn by women who were married at the church.
On Sunday, everyone is encouraged to come in period costume for the 9 a.m. adult Bible study. Preacher Betty Caviezel will arrive on horseback at 9:45 a.m.
The worship service will begin at 10 a.m., and there will be a potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m.
The afternoon will include opportunities to speak with past pastors of the church.
For information, call the church office at 448-7102.
Jewish Film Festival
Spokane Area Jewish Family Services is presenting the third annual Jewish Film Festival Sunday through Tuesday.
Three films will be shown at the Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St.
The first, “The Ninth Day,” is based on the true story of Henri Kremer, a Catholic priest who was released from Dachau and sent home to Luxembourg in 1942. It will be screened Sunday at 3 p.m., Monday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The second film, “Promises,” follows filmmaker B.Z. Goldberg as he travels to a Palestinian refugee camp. It will show Sunday at 5 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m.
“Broken Wings,” a dark comedy that follows the struggles of an Israeli family after the death of the father, will be shown Sunday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m.
The cost of each movie is $5 in advance and $6 at the door. For information, call Deborah Taylor of Spokane Area Jewish Family Services at 747-7394.
Mead United Methodist Church, 12611 N. Wilson St., Mead, is presenting an outdoor worship service Sunday.
The morning will begin with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m., and the service will begin at 10 a.m. Donations will be accepted for breakfast.
For information, call Pastor Peter Legner at 466-7866.
Ministry grand opening
Teen Challenge International Spokane Men’s Center, 2400 N. Craig Road, is hosting an open house and dedication of its new ministry center today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The day will include a tour of the campus and a barbecue.
Along with the celebration, the facility will accept donations of kitchen supplies, washers and dryers, sound equipment for the chapel, fencing and landscaping and new mattresses.
The facility offers recovery program for men 18 to 55 years old who are struggling with substance abuse and other issues.
For information about the program or the open house, call Pastor Chris Hodges at 244-5610.
10 years of music
Jim Tevenan of St. Augustine Parish, 428 W. 19th Ave., is celebrating his 10th year as parish music director Sunday at 4 p.m. with a recital at the church.
The performance will include violinist Elizabeth Lund, cellist Jennifer Cox and flutist Craig Johnson. The group will perform German, French and American music from the past three centuries.
Admission is free; donations will be accepted. For information, call 624-1630.
Four Winds Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12905 W. Sixth Ave., Four Lakes, is presenting Simply His, an Ozark Mountain gospel group, today at 7 p.m.
The group will play guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, harmonica, hammered dulcimer, banjos and more.
The concert is free; a love offering will be taken. For information, call the church office at 455-3433.
Workshops and classes
• Plymouth Congregational Church, 1502 W. Eighth Ave., is offering “Family Relationship Outreach Series: When it Happens in Your Family.”
The series of workshops will begin Sunday at 10 a.m. and will discuss “Mental Disorders and the Family.” Subsequent classes will be Wednesday and Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
For information, call the church office at 838-8667.
• Ancient Traditions Community Church, 1928 E. Rich Ave., is offering a “Recovering Christianity” class on Tuesdays through Nov. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The class will discuss faith versus belief, truth versus dogma and how to live what Jesus taught.
There is a suggested donation of $5 per class. For information, call Kamori Cattadoris at 981-5202, or visit www.ancienttraditions.org.
Crosswind Church, 17302 N. Newport Highway, is presenting a back-to-school revival.
Vern Weaver will speak at services Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.
For information, call the church office at 238-2270.
Warriors for Christ meeting
All Nations Warriors for Christ is holding its monthly meeting Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 828 W. Spofford Ave.
es will include Bible readings, testimonials, prayers and music.
For information, call the church office at 328-5900, Loretta at 484-7757, or Peggy at 326-6082.
Hurricane relief funds
Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd., is taking donations on behalf of the United Methodist Committee on Relief to benefit survivors of hurricane Katrina.
Donations will be accepted in the church office or may be mailed to the church. Checks should be made out to Manito UMC.
For more information, call the church office at 747-4755.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St., is hosting a rummage sale today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Items for sale will include furniture, tools, clothes, books and jewelry. Proceeds will benefit outreach agencies in the area.
For information, call the church office at 448-2255.
The Christian Singles Fellowship is holding its monthly meeting today at 7 p.m. at North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St.
This month’s theme is “Turn Your Radio On – How God Speaks Through Music.” Gary Sheets will be the speaker. For information, call 893-2865 or visit www.csfspokane.com.
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