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Religion Notebook: Church looking for help with mural Saturday

Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave., is looking for volunteers to give Inspiration Alley a facelift.

The alley, situated behind the church, has graffiti on its walls. Several guests of Shalom Ministries have planned a mural that will reach from Stevens to where the art of CUMC begins.

The volunteers will paint the mural Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served and a family movie will be shown in the late afternoon or early evening to finish the day.

The church is also looking for donations for its brown-bag program that provides lunches to those who need additional sustenance throughout the month.

They are looking for juice boxes (real fruit juice is ideal), fruit leather, fruit snacks, travel-size peanut butter, snack-pack cheese and crackers, snack-pack tuna and crackers, individually wrapped Fig Newtons, individually wrapped hand wipes and other individually wrapped items with a long shelf-life. They also need brown lunch bags.

Donations may be delivered to the church between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Information: (509) 838-1431.

Father’s Day service, movie

Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave., will honor all fathers Sunday during its traditional worship service Sunday at 10 a.m. and its contemporary worship service at 11:30 a.m.

There will be a Father’s Day reception in the fellowship hall from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Information: (509) 448-7102.

Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St., will show a yet-to-be-named movie with a Father’s Day theme Friday at 7 p.m.

Free snacks will be provided.

Information: (509) 487-9667.

Nature retreat

St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior, will offer a weeklong retreat Sunday through June 22.

The event will provide an opportunity to contemplate God’s presence in creation and study Scripture, mystics, poetry and experiences in nature.

There will be daily presentations, opportunity for spiritual direction, centering prayer and body prayer. Massages and reflexology will be available for an extra fee.

The cost to attend is $470.

Information: (509) 483-6495.

Parking lot sale and concert

The Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave., will present its annual parking lot sale Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The church will also host the Portland Boys Choir on Monday at 7 p.m. The group includes three all-boy choirs and will perform traditional sacred music and folk, pop and other secular songs.

Information: (509) 534-1011.

Introduction to Buddhism

Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present an introduction to Buddhism lecture Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by a traditional Shin Buddhist service at 10:30 a.m.

The lecture will be led by minister assistant Paul Vielle.

Information: www.spokane or (509) 534-7954.

Vacation Bible school

St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 505 W. St. Thomas More Way, will present “Assorted Saints and the Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love,” a vacation Bible school.

The program will be July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to noon for kids in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.

The cost, if you register by Sunday, is $25 per child or $50 per family. If you register by July 1, the cost will be $30 per child or $60 per family.

Information: (509) 466-0220 or visit

Singles group

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

The theme this month is “Spiritual Defeat,” with speaker Norm Thomas.

Information: (509) 927-0304.

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