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North Idaho

This week

Harvest Party – Today, 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 more. Free.

“A Way Forward” Chronic Illness and Pain Management Workshop – Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m. at Lake City Community Church Worship Center, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Speakers are Dr. Joe Abate, Dr. David Wait and Ron Weaver. Free, register online at or call (208) 676-0632 or send a message to

Harvest Festival at RLM – Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries Coeur d’Alene campus, 610 N. Fourth St., and from 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 – Halloween family fun Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 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

“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 667-3813.


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. Enjoy coffee, prayer, fellowship and Bible study. (208) 765-8800.

Moms In Prayer International – Meets Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon, call for location. Candace, (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, 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 on Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. at St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.

Spokane Valley

This week

Free Trunk-R-Treat – Today, 4-6 p.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. For children up to fifth grade, 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 – Annual event today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon at the church, 503 N. Walnut Road. Featuring crafts, food, baked goods and raffles. (509) 926-2587.

Monthly Community Dinner – Tuesday, 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 – Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.


Harvest Dinner – Nov. 1, 5-7 p.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Free annual event serving turkey, ham, Swedish meatballs, vegetables, rolls, dessert and beverage. Donations accepted. (509) 926-7173.

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


This Week

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Fall Bazaar – Today, 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.

Halloween Family Bingo Bash – Today, 6:30 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. Enjoy a banana split. Costumes are welcome. (509) 448-7102.

Community Harvest Party – Today, 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 – Today, 11 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $10/each. Call to reserve a spot, (509) 328-2971.

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

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

Get Out of Jail Free Card” Worship with the Rev. Don Ott – Message from James 1:19-27, Sunday, 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Lecture/Exhibit on The St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition – The Gospel and The Book of Acts from the St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition will be on exhibit Sunday at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. A 9:15 a.m. lecture will be presented by Brad Neary, Heritage program director. The two visiting volumes are from the first commissioned and complete handwritten, illuminated St. John’s Bible. The book has 1,150 pages and is made up of seven volumes. Each volume is approximately 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide when open, and weighs between 13 to 20 pounds. The Heritage edition is identical in size and weight to the original. (509) 838-4277.

Dinner Series on Islam with the Rev. Patrick Baraza – Tuesday, 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 – Friday, 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.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Bazaar and Bake Sale – Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Annual event includes crafts, quality seconds, gift baskets, lefse, baked goods, gently used furniture and more. (509) 747-6677.

“Let The Spirit Work in You: The Power of Retreat Ministry” – Nov. 1, free sessions at 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. with Bishop Emeritus Carlos A. Sevilla at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. (509) 448-1224, ext. 105.

Eastern Washington

“Christ Died for Our Sins” Missionary Conference – Free meetings Nov. 1, and Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 9:45 and 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. Missionary speakers are Daniel and Gena Suckow, who served in Puerto Rico; Phillip and Rachel Wild, who served in India; and Susanna Ciaramitaro, who served in Indonesia. (509) 684-3983.

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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