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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Eastern Washington This week

“We Were the Reason: A Multicultural Christmas Concert” - Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network presents its second annual concert. Songs will be featured from various cultures including Russian, African, Hispanic and German. You are invited to wear a costume from your favorite culture. An offering will be taken to support the programs and services of W.H.E. Network. Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m., West Central Multi-Cultural Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1201 W. Spofford Ave. Free. (509) 323-2123.

A Clear Vision of Jesus’ Birth - A DVD Advent series with Kenneth E. Bailey during the adult education hour. Sunday, 8:45 a.m., Northwood Presbyterian Church, 6721 N. Monroe St., Town and Country. Free. (509) 328-2012.

“The Christmas Shoe Tree” - Mountain View Assembly’s Angelic Choir and Drama Team will perform a Christmas musical and drama. Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Mountain View Assembly of God, 633 E. Magnesium Road. Free. (509) 467-5536.

German Christmas Service - The service will be given in German and English and will be officiated by the Rev. James Stern. For more information, email info@germanamerican Sunday, 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.

Blue Christmas Service - Not everyone is feeling cheery for the Christmas holiday. This quiet and contemplative service is for people living through a dark time in their lives; we hold out for hope and healing. Sunday, 8 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. Free. (509) 466-1768.

Advent - Held Tuesday, from 2-2:30 p.m. Get away during this quiet time each week during and let soft music support your intimacy with God and prepare for the miracle and mystery of Christmas. Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave. (509) 326-1252.

Christmas Eve Services - 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 924-7262.

Christmas Eve Worship - Holy Communion and Candlelight Family Worship, 4 p.m.; Holy Communion, Candlelight and Carols, 6 p.m.; and Holy Communion, Candlelight and Carols with the Chancel Choir, 11 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Free. (509) 747-6677.

Christmas Eve Services - A family service, featuring a Christmas story for the kids, 5 p.m.; Candlelight service, 8 p.m.; Candlelight and Communion service, 11 p.m. Wednesday, Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. Free. (509) 466-1768.

Christmas Eve Services - Candlelight services at 5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Audubon United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. Free. (509) 290-1992.

Christmas Eve Services - Family candlelight service at 5 p.m. and candlelight Communion service at 7 p.m., with Christmas music by the Chancel Choir. Wednesday, Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Free. (509) 926-5407.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services - 5 p.m., family service with goody bags for every child. 9 p.m., candlelight Communion service. Wednesday, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road. (509) 465-0779.


Spokane Christmas Church Walk and Carol Sing – Event, sponsored by American Guild of Organists Spokane, begins at Central United Methodist Church, 318 W. Third Ave., and then move onto Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St., before ending at Central Lutheran Church, 518 S. Bernard St. Dec. 26, 4 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-1431.

Glad City New Year’s Party - Bring in 2015 with a dance party for all ages. Enjoy a live DJ, dance competitions, prizes, live performances and fun stuff to keep the kids busy (and awake). Dec. 31, 7 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, Community Center, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Spokane Valley. $5/general, free/age 4 and younger, $20/family. (509) 348-0132.

Joya-E New Years Service - Ring in 2015 with the Bell of the Last Night, a cultural, spiritual Buddhist observance called Joya-E. Everyone who attends will participate in ringing the “calling bell” 108 times during the service, which symbolically rings out the 108 delusions of woman and man and rings in our aspiration to overcome ignorance, greed and anger in the coming year. There will be a short 30-40 minute service. Dec. 31, 7 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-7954.

Decolores Handbell Choir - Jan. 4, 6 p.m., Lake City Assembly of God, 400 E. Grace St., Medical Lake. Free. (509) 299-3139.

“Companioning” Adult Formation Series - Presented by Kent Hoffmann. Holy Eucharist will be offered at 6:15 p.m. prior to speaker session at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 7, St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.