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RLM Disciplemakers Community Men’s Breakfast – Today, 8-10 a.m. at the Post Falls Real Life Ministries Campus, 1866 Cecil Road, and Rathdrum Hub, at Golden Spikes Estates, 8580 W. Yosemite St. Outreach fellowship for men of all ages. (208) 777-7325.

Spectacularly Spooky, Kooky and Crazy Monster Concert – Friday, 7 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Featuring treats, creepy characters and musical favorites played on a pipe organ. Costumes are optional. Free for all ages. (208) 765-8800 or

“Living With An Open Heart: How to Cultivate Compassion in Everyday Life” – Classes on Fridays through Nov. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. at Life Center Therapies for Well Being, 1319 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Buddhist meditation class with nuns from Sravasti Abbey, presented by Coeur d’Alene Dharma Friends. Free; donations welcome. (208) 512-1524 or (208) 667-3813.

Hawktoberfest Community Food Drive – Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic School, 3005 W. Kathleen Ave. Fifth annual event featuring carnival games, prizes, bounce house and $4 dinner that includes a slice of pizza, chips, carrots and drink. Admission is a nonperishable food item to stock the community food pantries at St. Pius Catholic Church and the Coeur d’Alene Food Bank. (208) 765-4327.


Harvest Party – Oct. 25, 3-5 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 8134 N. Meyer Road, Post Falls. Includes games, face painting, storybook corner, pumpkin carving, gourd painting, chili competition, cookie exchange and an opportunity to create caramel apples, s’mores and scarecrows. Free.

Men’s Saturday Breakfast – Oct. 25, fellowship and no-host breakfast, 7:30 a.m. at Elmer’s Restaurant, 290 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. A ministry of Community United Methodist Church, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-8800.

Harvest Festival at RLM – Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Halloween fun at Real Life Ministries Coeur d’Alene campus, 610 N. Fourth St., and 5-8 p.m. at the Post Falls RLM campus, 1866 N. Cecil Road. Free community outreach includes games, candy and family activities. (208) 777-7325, ext. 191.

CitiFall Festival Food Drive – Oct. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Halloween family fun at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. Community outreach of Heart of the City Church, Coeur d’Alene. Admission is two cans of food. Regular worship services are Saturdays, 6 p.m., and Sundays, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m., at the church at 521 W. Emma Ave. (208) 665-7808.


All Church Fall Study – Sundays, 9 a.m., through Oct. 26, at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. DVD/discussion study of Max Lucado’s “Grace – More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine.” (208) 765-8800  or

Faith @ Home Marriage and Family Classes – Variety of classes and workshops offered on Sundays and Tuesdays at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Minimal costs may differ, child care available upon reservation. Register online for adult classes at (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.

United Methodist Women – First Tuesday of each month, 12:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Includes program, fellowship and dessert. (208) 765-8800.

Early Risers Prayer Group – Tuesday, 6:30 a.m., and Thursdays, 8 a.m., at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Includes coffee, prayer, fellowship and Bible study. (208) 765-8800.

Moms in Prayer International – Meets Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon, call Candace for location, (208) 755-7339.

Community Family Night for All– Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Handbells at 5:30 p.m., youth group at 6:30 p.m. Potluck dinner followed by games and all-ages activity, adult choir and youth group for grades 6-12. (208) 765-8800.

Adult Brown Bag Study – Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. in the library at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. (208) 765-8800.

Friendship Kitchen – Community meal, Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. at St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.

Coeur d’Alene Dharma Friends – Meets Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., for meditation and discussion at Life Center Therapies for Well Being, 1319 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 665-5862.

Spokane Valley

Free Trunk-R-Treat – Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m., at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. For kids 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 – Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-noon, at the church, 503 N. Walnut Road. Annual event will offer crafts, food, baked goods and raffles. (509) 926-2587.


“Re-think Prophecy” Weekend Series – Continues today and 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 the Bible as it relates to challenges in today’s world. (509) 327-4400.

“Rise Up!” Beer and Cheese Pairing – Today, 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 youths attending the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit. (509) 747-6677 or

Christian Singles Fellowship – Today, 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 today, 10-11 a.m. at east end of 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 – Today, 6:30-8 p.m. at 122 W. Euclid Ave. Universal Compassion Foundation teachings by Buddhist monk Geshe-la Phelgye. Free, accepting donations. Contact

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

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

St. Joseph’s Parish Mission 2014 – Parish Masses today-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.

“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 – Thursday, 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 – Thursday, 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.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Fall Bazaar – Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road. Featuring lefse, 13-bean soup mix, Christmas cookies, handcrafts, Grannie’s Attic, quilt raffle and coffee bar. (509) 465-0779.

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.

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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