Coffee and Contemplation, a spiritual discussion and prayer event for people of all denominations held monthly at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, continues in April with Jerry Sittser, professor at Whitworth University and best-selling author.
The topic will be “The Big Story and the Little Story” on April 16. It will focus on how to read our own stories redemptively by understanding them in light of the “big story” of redemption, according to a press release.
The program runs from 9 a.m.. — 11 a.m. and includes warm beverages and rolls. Cost is $10 per session. Advance reservations are requested. For more information or to register contact Immaculate Heart at 509-448-1224 or online at www.ihrc.net.
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