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 this Lenten season to acknowledge ways the church has caused harm. View photos of the service here. CHECK BACK FOR FULL STORY.
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.