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Spokane Valley Upcoming

Trunk-R-Treat – Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. For children fifth grade and younger, come in costume and Trick-or-Treat from car to car. Snacks will be served inside church. (509) 924-7262.

St. John Vianney Fall Craft Fair – Featuring crafts, food, baked good and raffles. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 25 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 26 at the church, 503 N. Walnut Road. (509) 926-2587.

Monthly Community Dinner – Oct. 28, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Those planning to attend are asked to call and leave a message at the church by 1 p.m. on the day of the meal, but walk-ins are always welcome. (509) 926-7966.

Trunk Or Treat – Oct. 29, 6:30-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.

The African Children’s Choir – Performs Nov. 12, 7 p.m. at New Life Church, 10920 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 926-0362. Admission by donation. For more information, visit

Spokane This Week

Kevin Pace and the Early Edition – Today, 6 p.m. at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road. Donations welcome. (509) 926-4971.

“Re-think Prophecy” Weekend Series – Friday through Sunday and Oct. 24-26, 7 p.m. with Pastor Volody Nesteruk at Linwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6525 N. Monroe St. A free presentation series focusing on answers from the Bible relating to challenges in today’s world. (509) 327-4400.

Rise Up! Beer and Cheese Pairing – Saturday, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. A six-course seated and served pairing featuring six local craft beers and six artisan cheeses. $40/each, $20 of each ticket goes to support youth attending the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit. (509) 747-6677 or

Christian Singles Fellowship – Saturday, 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St. “Trivial Pursuit: Going after trivia or treasure?” presentation by Norm Thomas. (509) 927-0304 or

Animal Blessings with Geshe-la Phelgye – Leashed dogs and small animals in carriers are welcome 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Corbin Park in Spokane and at 2 p.m. for Thanksgiving of Compassion Blessing at River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary, 11511 W. Garfield Road, Spokane. Contact

UCF Buddhist Studies and Meditation House Blessing – Saturday, 6:30-8 p.m. at 122 W. Euclid Ave. Universal Compassion Foundation teachings by Buddhist monk Geshe-La Phelgye. Free, donations accepted. Contact

St. Joseph’s Parish Mission 2014 – Parish Masses Saturday-Sunday and sessions Monday-Wednesday at 9:30-11 a.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. “Growing Closer to Jesus: Renewing a Personal Encounter with Him,” presentation from the “Dynamic Deacon” Harold Burke-Sivers. Burke-Sivers is an inspirational speaker and radio show host. (509) 926-7133.

Community Hymns Concert– 3 p.m. Sunday at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Boulevard. (509) 534-8080.

Taize Service – Sunday, 7 p.m. at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. (509) 448-4194.

“Angels: Protectors, Friends, Guardians, Guides” Day of Prayer – Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with Sister Mary Eucharista, SMMC at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $35/includes two conferences and lunch, $45/use of private room. Register in advance, (509) 448-1224 or online at


Dinner Liturgy – Oct. 23, 5:30-7 p.m. simple worship service and potluck meal at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Pub Theology – Oct. 23, 7 p.m. at Little Garden Café, 2901 Northwest Blvd. Adult conversation and drink. A ministry of Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.

Community Harvest Party – Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 5601 N. Jefferson St. Featuring carnival games, food, candy and family activities. Free.

Japanese Cooking Class – Oct. 25, 11 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $10/each. Call to reserve a spot, (509) 328-2971.

Halloween Potluck – Oct. 26 after 11 a.m. worship at Origin Church, 5115 S. Freya St. (509) 448-1311.

Halloween Hullabaloo – Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. Includes food, games, costumes and fun. (509) 325-4541.

Dinner Series on Islam with the Rev. Patrick Baraza – Oct. 28, Islam II: Islam, Arabia and the World, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $30/each. (509) 448-1224, ext. 109.

Odyssey Dinner Halloween Party – Oct. 31, 4:45 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Christian Singles Fellowship Square Dance and Soup Supper – Nov. 1, 5 p.m. at Corbin Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Includes easy dance instruction, complete soup meal provided. $10/each. (509) 482-0169 or 326-4232.

The African Children’s Choir – Area performances will be on the following dates at the listed locations. Nov. 2, 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Life Center Four Square Church, 1202 N. Government Way, (509) 327-4422; Nov. 5, 7 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave., (509) 313-5896; and Nov. 12, 7 p.m. at New Life Church, 10920 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 926-0362. Admission by donation. For more information, visit

Holiday Bazaar at St. John’s Cathedral – Nov. 8, 9:30-3 p.m. at the church, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.


Dharma in Spokane – Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Meditation Group meets Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. in the chapel at 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive. (509) 447-5549.

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

Eastern Washington

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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