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Spokane Valley This week

St. John Vianney Community Spaghetti Dinner – Sunday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut Road. Includes spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, milk and dessert. $8/adults, $6/seniors and kids ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 926-5428.

Valentine Sweetheart Dinner – Friday is the deadline to get tickets for the dinner Sunday, 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. $10/each, available through Friday at the church. (509) 924-7262.


“Authentic Love Through the Eyes of God” Marriage Seminar – Theology of the Body session presented by Kristine Mauss Feb. 23 at noon at Otis Orchards Elementary School, 22000 E. Wellesley Ave. Child care and lunch up to age 11 is available next door to the school at the sponsoring St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 4521 N. Arden Road. Offering accepted. Call to reserve a seat, (509) 926-7133.

Spokane This Week

“Who I Am and How I’m Connected” Spirituality 101 Series – RSVP by today for the five-week workshop on Feb. 13, 20 and 27 and March 6 and 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. (509) 483-6495.

Dance and Potluck – Friday, potluck begins at 6:30 p.m., contra dance begins at 7 p.m. All ages and abilities are welcome, dances will be taught. (509) 838-4277.

To be a Jew in the Free World – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. The new course will provide the opportunity to make sense of your personal Jewishness with a focus on overcoming perceived incompatibilities between Judaism and modern society. $15/class, plus $20 book fee. (509) 443-0770 or or email Marian Day of Prayer – Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The Rev. David Kuttner presents “Our Lady of Lourdes and Miracles.” $35/each, $45/room. (509) 448-1224.

Healing Service – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Reel Theology – Wednesday, dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., free PG-13 movie “Stranger Than Fiction” at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Child care available. (509) 838-4277.


Open House at Traditional Living Center – Feb. 13, from 2-5 p.m. at TLC, 3128 N. Hemlock St. Tour the newly remodeled family room and offices. RSVP to (509) 328-6702 or

Valentine’s Day Party and Talent Share – Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 951-6524 or (509) 466-1769.

Festival of Hymns – Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Sponsored by the Spokane Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and St. John’s Second Sunday planners. $10/suggested donation. (509) 838-4277.

Foundations of Shin Buddhism Classes – Free study classes Feb. 16, March 9 and 30, April 13, May 4 and 25, and June 8 and 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Breakfast with Bishop Emiritus Skylstad –Feb. 18, “Joy of the Gospel: Apostolic Exhortation on the Synod of Evangelization – “What are we called to do?,” 8 a.m. with Mass followed by breakfast and a brief presentation by Bishop Skylstad at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $15/person, includes breakfast. Register in advance by calling (509) 448-1224 or online at

Coffee and Contemplation – Feb. 19, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The Rev. Paul Palumbo presents “In Defense of the Pastor, and Other Disaster.” $10/includes roll and hot beverage. (509) 448-1224.

Pub Theology: Love and Relationships – Feb. 20, 7 p.m. after hours at Little Garden Café, 2901 Northwest Blvd. Must be at least age 18 to attend. A ministry of Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. (509) 325-4541.

United Methodist Choir Festival – Feb. 23, 4 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. Hosted by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 326-5465.

Spaghetti Feed – Feb. 23, 5 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $8/each, $20/family. Proceeds benefit the youth ministry at the church. Featuring musical entertainment by The Big Bing Theory. (509) 838-4277.

Concordia Choir in Concert – Feb. 24, 7:30-9 p.m. at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. The group in a 79-voice a cappella choir from Moorhead, Minn. Tickets $20/adults, $5/students, available at or (800) 838-3006.

“Deepening Married Love” Marriage Dinner Series – Feb. 25, Parental Love; and March 25, Respect and Love for Man and Woman; held from 5-8:30 p.m. with the Rev. Armand Nigro and a special marriage team at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $25/each, some scholarships available. (509) 448-1224, ext. 109.

Co-ed Weekend Healing Retreat – Feb. 28-March 2 with the Rev. Dan Wetzler and Deacon Jack Crandall at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Register in advance, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters. (509) 448-1224 or


Spokane Inter-Faith Council – Meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Center For Spiritual Living, 2825 33rd Ave. (509) 534-1011.

Help for Homeless Meal Prep – Help is needed each Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. Volunteers will prep sandwiches, cookies and chips for weekly lunch distribution to the homeless. Donations of sandwich-type cookies, baggies, snack size bags of chips and bottled water are appreciated. (509) 328-9310.

Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Practices – Fridays, 7-8 p.m. with Tibetan Buddhist monk, Ven. Geshe Thupten Phelgye at Saranac Building, 25 West Main Ave., Spokane. Contact Lori at:

Eastern Washington This week

Bible Conference at Arden Faith Baptist Church – Saturday, 7 p.m.; Feb. 9 at 9:45 and 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; and Feb. 10-12, 7 p.m. at the church, 673 Arden Hill Road six miles south of Colville. Guest speaker is the Rev. Terry Lawson from Beacon Baptist Church in Gig Harbor, Wash. (509) 684-3983. Free

Depression Recovery Seminar with Dr. Neil Nedley – Eight-week class offered Thursdays through March 27, 6 p.m. at Ione Seventh-day Adventist Church, 707 Houghton St., Ione, Wash. Call Chris Daggett, (509) 446-2000.


Feed Medical Lake – Each second Monday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

To include church news in this column, please submit items at least two weeks in advance and include a contact phone number to publish. Send to Sherry Adkins by email at, or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.

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