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Religion Notes: Service part of Thanksgiving tradition

Before you sit down with your family next week to give thanks, First Church of Christ, Scientist, 310 E. 14th Ave., will offer its annual Thanksgiving Day service Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.

The church has offered this service for more than 100 years. It includes a Bible lesson, the national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, prayer, hymns and words of gratitude from the congregation.

Information: (509) 624-1637.

Inspirational movie, discussion

All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St., will present the film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Saturday, followed by a discussion and potluck from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The discourse will include a discussion about how to make the fictional Bedford Falls out of your own community, with the spirit of giving to someone else.

Donations will be accepted.

Information: (509) 838-4409.

Global Day of Jewish Learning

Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., will present “Let My People Know,” as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning, Saturday.

The day includes a number of activities: children’s storytelling will begin at 9:45 a.m.; Rabbi Henry Glazer will offer the keynote address and speak on the topic, “Translating Blessings to Everyday Life,” at 10 a.m.; there will be children’s activities at 10:15 a.m.; a kosher lunch at 12:15 p.m. for $3; and “The Spirit of Blessing in Community Activities,” at 1 p.m. with art, music, song and dance.

Admission is free for members of Temple Beth Shalom, Congregation Emanu-el and college students. For nonmembers, the cost is $10 for adults or $20 for families.

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Grief retreat weekend

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, will host “Beginning Experience Weekend,” for anyone recently separated, divorced or widowed. The retreat will be Friday through and Sunday.

The cost to attend is $200, there is a nonrefundable deposit of $25.

Information: Marlene at (509) 534-1797 or (509) 230-2091 or visit

Introduction to Buddhism

Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present an introduction to Buddhism lecture with Sensei Christine Marr on Sunday at 9 a.m.

The lecture will be followed by the 10:30 a.m. service.

Information: (509) 534-7954.

Benefit dinner

First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar Ave., will present Liberty Park Kids Dinner Celebration: An Evening with the Bethel BASIC Gospel Choir on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The meal will be catered by Christ Kitchen and will showcase changes at Liberty Park Child Development Center. Child care will be provided if you call in advance.

Proceeds will benefit families and children in the Champion (school-age) program at the center.

The cost to attend is $30.

Information: Laurie Mead at (509) 747-1058, ext. 228.

Celtic service

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., will offer a Celtic Communion service today at 7 p.m.

The service’s theme will be “Celtic Winter: Letting Go,” and will include Celtic prayers and readings, sung chants and special music.

A potluck will follow.

Information: (509) 466-3100 or visit

Singles groups

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.

This month’s speaker will be the Rev. Bob Smith who will speak on the topic, “Avoiding Spiritual Junk Food.”

There will be music, an ice-breaker game and refreshments.

Information: (509) 927-0304.

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