Can you believe next week’s already the Fourth of July? And what fun would it without any fireworks? But it gets dark so late, what do you do before the show begins? Well, you have some of options. St. John’s Cathedral is having a carillon concert at 9 p.m. Or, you go over to Mount St. Michael for the singing nun concert. The performance begins at 8:30 p.m. for $5.

Mount St. Michael’s, by the way, is a traditional Catholic parish with a strict dress code. That means women are expected to cover their heads and wear skirts or dresses and men should wear suit coats and ties. Didn’t think that existed anymore did ya’?

Next week also marks the beginning of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Episcopalians from all across the country will gather in Indianapolis to discuss the global economy, international relations and peace advocacy, interreligious engagement and other issues. Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane will be blogging about it here.

The wildfires in Colorado have burned more than 80,000 acres and more than 200 homes. Places of worship from all across the country are trying to help. The Assemblies of God (USA) are urging folks to help Convoy of Hope in its effort to send tractor trailers full of gloves, shovels, contractor grade trash bags, energy drinks and water to those fighting the flames. Is your church or organization doing something locally to help? We’d like to know about it. Please leave a comment below or email me at


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