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Westminster Congregational event will aid food programs

Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St., will present “Manna 2005: A Benefit Music Revue for Second Harvest Food Bank and Meals on Wheels of Spokane” Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

The master of ceremonies will be Mark Peterson of KXLY, and performers will include the Celtic Nots, Sidhe and the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus. The day will also feature gift baskets that will be available for viewing at 4 p.m. through intermission.

Admission is $20 for adults and a jar of peanut butter for children under 12.

For more information, call the church office at 624-1366.

High holiday services

Congregation Beth Haverim is celebrating its high holidays during the next two weeks with its student rabbi, Deborah Marcus.

The reform Jewish congregation will celebrate Erev Rosh Hashanah with a service Monday and will hold a children’s service Tuesday followed by a regular Rosh Hashanah service.

The celebrations continue Oct. 7 when Marcus will lead a special Jewish meditation service for Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath of Return. The day falls between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

A Kol Nidre service will be Oct. 12, and on Oct. 13 there will be a children’s service, Yom Kippur service, adult discussion group and closing services.

For more information about times and the location, call 232-4367 or send e-mail to bhaverim@aol.com.

Blessing of the Animals

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave., will celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi Sunday with a blessing of the animals service.

Pets and their people are invited for the service at 10:45 a.m. and will come forward at the end of the service for blessing.

The Spokane Humane Society also will be on hand with pets for adoption.

For more information, call the church office at 747-6677.

Retreat

St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Syrian Parish, 2803 N. Lincoln St., is hosting a retreat Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day will begin with the Holy Qurbana, and the Rev. Father K. Kuriakose will speak on the topic of “Christian Discipleship and Witness.”

For more information, call the church office at 325-6432.

Workshops and speakers

“ Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T, is presenting “The Power of Words,” a workshop with Swami Radhananda Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Radhananda is the spiritual director of the Yasodhara Ashram and is a columnist for Ascent magazine.

For more information, call the center at 838-3575 or visit www.radha.org.

Bazaar and teriyaki takeout

Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St., will hold its annual bazaar and teriyaki takeout dinner Oct. 8.

Fresh produce, sushi, crafts and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Tickets are available only in advance by calling 535-2687 or 534-7994.

Oktoberfest

St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, 4515 N. Alberta St., is hosting Oktoberfest Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Activities will include games, craft booths, a book nook, car wash and a beer garden.

For more information, call Therese Walden at 467-5256.

Pancake breakfast

The Catholic Daughters of America will present a pancake breakfast Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 302 E. Boone Ave.

The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 through 10. Children under 5 will be admitted free.

For more information, call Mary Alice McGinn at 487-4707.

Spaghetti dinner

Mary Queen Parish, 3423 E. Carlisle Ave., is presenting its annual spaghetti dinner Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 through 12.

For more information, call 483-4384.

Rummage sales

“ Minnehaha Covenant Church, 4005 E. Marietta Ave., is holding a rummage sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the church’s after-school program, Jesus and Me.

For more information, call the church office at 483-2552.

“ Trinity United Methodist Church, 1725 E. Bridgeport Ave., is presenting its book and rummage sale Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Items up for grabs will be include books, sheet music, records, furniture and household items.

For more information, call Bessie Mott at 924-0964.

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