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Religion Notebook: Spokane Melody Singers, potluck on Sunday

Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave., will present the Spokane Melody Singers Sunday in a combined worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

A potluck will follow the service.

The group was formed in 1926 and includes about 25 men from many denominations.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 448-7102.

More music

Plymouth Congregational Church, 1502 W. Eighth Ave., will present His Praise Men’s Chorus Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 838-8667 or visit

Community service

• Audubon Park United Methodist Church , 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd., will collect gently used toy donations until the end of May.

The toys – for newborns through 7-year-olds – will be sent to Sand Mountain Parish in Alabama for victims of the recent tornadoes.

The donations will be accepted Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 325-4541.

• Catholic Charities of Spokane , 12 E. Fifth Ave., will hold a volunteer information open house Tuesday from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

The event will include tours of the facility and information about the group’s many charitable programs including Bernadette Place, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program, the Christmas Bureau, counseling, the House of Charity, the parish social ministry, Refugee and Immigration Services, the regional offices, Respect Life, St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, St. Margaret’s Shelter, Senior and Family Housing and Senior Services.

For more information, or to reserve your place, call Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270.

Buddhist workshop

The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will host a workshop, “Thank God I’m a Buddhist,” Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sensei Kenji Akahoshi from the San Jose Betsuin will speak at the workshop, touching on such topics such as “Is it difficult to describe our religion as a Buddhist in America?” and “Is Christian English adequate enough to convey Buddhist thought?”

The cost to attend is a $20 minimum donation. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch or dine out.

Akahoshi will also give the Dharma Talk on Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. service.

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

More speakers

First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St., will present “Resonating Change: Connecting Communities through Fair Trade,” Monday at 7 p.m.

The discussion will feature two Peruvian women who are fair-trade artisans, Sonia Anahue Uscamayta and Yody Gladys Moran Trillo.

Kizuri, Spokane’s fair-trade store, will also host a brown bag lunch Tuesday at noon at the Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave.

For more information, call (509) 448-0805 or visit

Movie night

Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St., will present the John Wayne movie “McLintock” Friday at 7 p.m.

The movie is in celebration of the actor’s birthday who was born on May 26, 1907.

Free snacks will be available.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 487-9667.

Singles groups

Christian Singles Fellowship will present its May meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St.

This month’s topic will be “Lost at Sea,” presented by Russ Tappero.

For more information, call (509) 927-0304 or visit

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