Tag Archives: Clergy & Congregations

Celebrating Epiphany by bringing light to West Central

Many residents may think West Central Neighborhood is disadvantaged. A 46-year-old man was shot to death there a month ago. Neighborhood Scout labeled it as low-income, and there are 19 registered sex offenders living within a 5-block radius of Salem Lutheran Church. Rev. Liv Larson Andrews, however, doesn't see it …

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Gays welcome: local church becomes open and affirming

It's been a long and difficult conversation. For two decades the Pacific Northwest Conference United Church of Christ tabled the gay issue. Should homosexuals be welcomed into the church? Should they be allowed to marry? Participate? Be ordained? Until last year no one could agree. Rev. Linda Crowe, of Veradale …

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Sravasti Abbey welcome home two ordained nuns

The Sravasti Abbeycommunity in Newport is now home to five officialbhikshunis, or ordained nuns. Ven. Chonyi and Ven. Jigme recently returned from Taiwan, where they participated in theInternational Triple Platform Full Ordination training and ceremony, making them the fourth and fifth bhikshunis at the abbey. According to the monastic ethical …

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Why It’s Good To Think About Death

“It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.” -Ecclesiastes 7:2 In light of the biblical wisdom above, the eternal seriousness of Hell's second death, the …

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Happy Diwali!

In India, Diwali is huge. Gifts are exchanged, businesses close, fireworks pop, homes are decorated, sweets are eaten and, perhaps most importantly, thousands of lamps are lit. In Spokane, Diwali is huge too. But you probably wouldn't know it unless you were on the fifth floor of the downtown Comfort …

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Community invited to Cultural Dinner

Gonzaga University's International Student Union (ISU) invites the Spokane community to experience ethnic food and multicultural entertainment at its annual Cultural Dinner from 5-8 p.m., Nov. 12 in Cataldo Hall on the GU campus. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for the public. A wide variety of traditional ethnic …

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