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Thanksgiving Dinner

Valley Assembly Church 15618 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley

This year’s Valley Assembly Thanksgiving dinner will benefit HRC Ministries. Nov. 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Valley Assembly, 15618 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley. Cost is $12 per person, $8 for children 4 to 10. For information and to register: https://valleyassembly.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1037834?mc_cid=a8ffa33cba&mc_eid=8cfe0c85bb

$4 – $12

Recurring Event “A Star is Born” Kids Christmas Program

“A Star is Born” Kids Christmas Program

Valley Assembly Church 15618 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley

Saturday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. At Valley Assembly Church, 15618 E Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. The program cannot be livestreamed but pre-recorded services can be accessed online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjOlJNVuvqbiqGBv0PrzY-w or https://www.facebook.com/valleyassembly/ Sunday at 9 or 10:45 a.m.

Free
Recurring Event “A Star is Born” Kids Christmas Program

“A Star is Born” Kids Christmas Program

Valley Assembly Church 15618 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley

Saturday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. At Valley Assembly Church, 15618 E Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. The program cannot be livestreamed but pre-recorded services can be accessed online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjOlJNVuvqbiqGBv0PrzY-w or https://www.facebook.com/valleyassembly/ Sunday at 9 or 10:45 a.m.

Free

In Praise of Quaker Colors

I can’t find the passage now, but I know it’s there. Sometime in the late fall or early winter of 1853, Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal that nature now has Quaker colors.

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The Evil in This World: The God of Hate

gnosticism

The fact that God is the God of Love doesn’t mean He’s not also the God of Hate. The opposite of love isn’t hate but indifference. Your Bible doesn’t teach a Zoroastrian-style dualism. Satan is a fallen angel, and we don’t need to make him a god. Don’t you see? None of us understands how to love properly, and we always hate far worse.

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The Evil in this World: I’ve Experienced Evil in the Actions of COVID Deniers

I believe I’m seeing far more evil in the world than ever before in my lifetime. There’s a constant barrage of antisemitism, gun violence, racism and homophobia. And not only is there a lack of empathy, but there’s a gleeful viciousness about it from perpetrators. However, for this piece, I’m going to focus specifically on the evil I’m seeing in response to COVID.

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Mourning for Celebrities

David Crosby died last week. That will not mean much to young people. But to people of a certain age, my age, the loss was significant. And emotional. I felt it in ways I did not expect.

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