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Spokane’s Religion Wrap-Up: Spokane Baha’is, School Supply Drive and Christian Counseling

Last weekend Spokane Faith & Values had a booth at Unity in the Community and I got to meet several new readers. Someone asked me if Spokane has a Baha’i community. I explained to him that there is actually a pretty active Baha’i community here. If you’ve been wondering the same thing: just check out their website to see blog posts and a list of upcoming activities. And thanks, Spokane Baha’is, for being one of our loyal advertisers!

Did you got to Awana’s when you were a kid? Well if you want your kiddo to go, tomorrow is Awana registration and meet n’ greet over at Airway Heights Baptist Church. It starts at 8 a.m. and includes free pancakes!

If you missed it over the weekend, the Buddhist Temple of Spokane hosted a Obon Festival for the first time in 20 years. This is a traditional festival honoring ancestors. We were there and got some great pics.

School starts pretty soon and Faith Bible Church is having a school supply drive through this weekend. All supplies will go to students at Willard Elementary School. Items most needed include erasers, glue sticks, tissues and backpacks.

Looking for Christian counseling? Valley Bible Church is home to Bridge Ministries which provides pre-marital counseling and offers help with depression, eating disorders, anger and lots more.

On Sunday yours truly will be the guest speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane. I’ll be speaking at both services, 9:15 and 11, a.m., about Spokane’s faith scene. I hope to see you there!

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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