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Colville churches repent for their sins

COLVILLE — On Sunday two Colville congregations came together to profess that they, as part of the common Christian church, have at times been destructive. “…We confess that we have sinned in communal ways in accepting and perpetuating the prejudices and injustices that persist in our culture and our world,” …

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VIDEO: Churches called to confess

By Tracy Simmons SpokaneFAVS.com [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v7A0TcaDQ0] COLVILLE — On Sunday two churches in Colville came together to discuss corporate confession. Bishop Martin Wells, of the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod and the Rev. Michael Denton, conference minister for the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ urged parishioners take time …

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GALLERY: Churches host corporate confession

By Tracy Simmons SpokaneFAVS.com COLVILLE — On Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church and 1st Congregational UCC in Colville had a joint service. Together the churches made a corporate confession, acknowledging that the church has caused much pain throughout the decades. Bishop Martin Wells, of the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod and the …

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Gonzaga to break ground on $14 million retail, parking facility

This week Gonzaga University announced plans to break ground this spring on a new four-level, $14 million mixed-use facility with a ground-floor campus bookstore, meeting rooms and flexible space designed for dining and future retail, as well as 650 parking spaces. The building will occupy the block bounded by Hamilton …

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Church will have to step up, help the poor

“You will have to talk to the state.” That's what an Iraqi woman was told Thursday afternoon after she was informed the State of Washington no longer covers eye glasses for adults on state assistance. We had spent an hour at the optometrist's office, after being referred there by the …

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