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Religion notebook: Peace poles to be planted in area parks

The Center for Spiritual Living will present two ceremonies to plant Peace Poles in Riverfront Park and Manito Park Saturday.

The poles were donated by Hiroko Goto, a member of the World Peace Prayer Society in Japan and an alumna of Eastern Washington University.

People from all cultures are invited to attend and recite “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in their own languages. The Tap Grandmas will perform and will sing, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.”

The ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. in front of the Avista/Washington Water Power building on north Post Street, across from Riverfront Park and at 11:30 a.m. at the pond at Manito Park.

For more information, call the Center for Spiritual Living at (509) 534-1011.

The Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave., will also present an eight-week class based on the book, “Women, Food and God,” by Geneen Roth.

The classes will meet Mondays starting Aug. 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $30 if paid at the first class, or $5 per week for the session.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 534-1011.

Kids summer activities

• The Ridgeview Christian Center, 5610 N. Ash, will present “It’s a Mystery,” Wednesday and Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. for kids going into the first through the seventh grades.

Activities will include games, snacks, prizes, field trips and music.

For more information, call Charlene at (509) 326-2913.

Crosswalk Community Church, 2723 E. Gordon, will offer free art and sports camps today through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon for children entering grades two through seven.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 467-0617.

• St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church , 5810 S. Meadowlane Road, will present family vacation Bible school Sunday through Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be something for all age groups including music, Bible study, crafts and a large semitruck with a climbing wall.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 747-0984.

Mead United Methodist Church, 12611 N. Wilson, Mead, will present, “Galactic Blast,” a vacation Bible school, Monday through Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Kids in preschool through the sixth grade are invited to explore space through games, science, crafts, music and Bible lessons.

Registration is required.

For more information, call Nancy at (509) 238-9438.

Food drive and bingo

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3307 W. Rowan, will introduce its new food pantry during “Bingo Nite,” Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Bingo cards will cost one can of food and white elephant prizes will be awarded.

There will also be free coffee and dessert.

The church will also welcome back its pastor, Rev. Alan Daugherty, who has been away from the church for a month, Sunday at its 10:30 a.m. service. Daugherty will speak on the topic, “The Theology of the Cross.”

For more information about these events, call the church office at (509) 327-1914.

Golf fundraiser

St. Patrick Catholic School will present a golf-a-thon to raise funds for the school, Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will be held at Esmeralda Golf Course, 3933 E. Courtland. The cost is $90 per player or $360 per foursome and includes golf, a power cart and food and drinks for 12 hours of a 54-hole golf game.

Participants are encouraged to collect pledges per hole.

For more information, call Cory at (509) 844-6538, or e-mail stpatsgolf

Buddhist speaker

The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry, will present Rev. Carol Himaka Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. service.

Himaka will give the Dharma talk during the service. She is the secretary of the Buddhist Churches of America Minister’s Association, Chairman of the Bay District Minister Association and an instructor at the Center for Buddhist Education Correspondence course.

For more information, call the temple office at (509) 534-7954.

Celtic service

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., will present its monthly Celtic Communion Celebration today at 7 p.m.

The theme will be “Celtic Circles,” and will include communion, Celtic prayers, music and readings from contemporary Celtic writers.

A potluck reception will follow the service.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 466-3100.

Parking lot sale

Northwood Presbyterian Church, 6721 N. Monroe, will present a back parking lot sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The sale will include an ice cream giveaway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 328-2012.

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