Effective immediately, the FāVS Center—Spokane’s only interfaith community center—opens for religious services and some religious events, within WA State’s Phase 2 restrictions.
“Our team has been working diligently to create a way for our building to re-open safely and I’m thrilled to be able to offer a space once again to our faith and non-faith communities,” said Executive Director Tracy Simmons.
Using Governor Jay Inslee’s Phase 2 Religious and Faith-Based Organization COVID-19 Requirements, renters can use the FāVS Center for gatherings up to 100 individuals outdoors and up to 30 individuals indoors. Social distancing between households and mask use is required for all gatherings. Choirs are not allowed at this time.
All needed disinfectant supplies are included in the rental, and hand-sanitizing stations are located throughout the facility.
The center is rented at $40/hour ($30/hour if the organization or an individual is a member of Spokane FāVS).
Cassandra Benefield mostly goes by Cassy (pronounced like Cassie but spelled with a ‘y’). She is a wife and mommy, who married at the age of 37 and had her baby girl just shy of 39. She has moved around all her life, first as an Army brat. She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer to Romania where she taught Conversational English, Modern Literature, Creative Writing, U.S. Culture, U.S. Geography, and U.S. History (the last two subjects she was so not qualified to teach!). She is a Journalism major from Cal Poly Technical University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. She finds much comfort in her Savior, Jesus Christ, and considers herself a Bible nerd who is prone to buy more theology books than she is ever able to read. Morro Bay, California, is her favorite place on earth … with the exception of being in the center of God’s will. From time to time, you will find her writing devotions on her blog underhisshadow.blogspot.com.