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John McCallum

John McCallum is a freelance writer living in Liberty Lake. A graduate of Eastern Washington University with degrees in Journalism and Radio-Television, John spent 21 years at the Cheney Free Press as an award-winning staff reporter, editor, managing editor and photojournalist covering everything from government to education, sports, religion and current affairs. He is a member of Spokane’s Knox Presbyterian Church and has served as a church leader on session and participated in worship through a variety of roles. He has made six mission trips to Guatemala as a member of the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest Guatemala Task Force. John enjoys time with his wife, Sheila, and their Dachshund, Chili, road trips — especially the Oregon Coast — along with running, biking and kayaking.

More than a Building — East Valley Presbyterian Seeks to Live on after Closing

“Closing a church doesn’t seem right,” Sheryl Kinder-Pyle told the nearly 100 people who gathered for the final service at East Valley Presbyterian Church on May 21. “It doesn’t sit right. It should go on, and it doesn’t.”

‘New Story Spokane Festival’ Presents a New Way of Looking at Climate Change

The “New Story Spokane Festival” runs May 19 – 20 at GU’s Hemmingson Center (702 E. Desmet Ave.) The two-day festival — which is set up as a sort of “banquet” for participants to consume information on these ideas — will feature speakers and breakout sessions on a variety of topics that include sustainable agriculture, ecological restoration, green building, resource efficiency, social equity, cultural preservation and much more.

Presbyterian Capital Campaign for Nimiipuu Churches Is about Repairing Buildings and Relations

The Presbytery of the Inland Northwest’s (PIN) “Building Towards Reconciliation” campaign is more than just raising money to repair six churches on the Nez Perce Reservation in north-central Idaho — churches that are the oldest in the presbytery and among the oldest in the state.

Temple Beth Shalom Discusses Judaism & Trans Identity in Hot Topics Program

“Judaism and Trans Identity” provided attending community members a chance for deeper insights into the controversy over transgender identity in the U.S. — a controversy that has sparked a record number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills across the country.

People’s Hearing on Proposed Expansion of Spokane Valley/Liberty Lake Area Pipeline to be Held Virtually Feb. 13

Capacity expansion of a natural gas pipeline running under southeast Spokane Valley and western and northwest Liberty Lake will be the subject of a “People’s Hearing” on Monday evening, Feb. 13.

Justice for Tyre Nichols March Calls for Changes with Spokane Police Policy, Culture

It may have been billed as “Justice for Tyre Nichols,” but Saturday afternoon’s rally and march of about 200 people in Spokane was really about calls for action from the community to enact change in its police department.

Robert Feeny to be installed Jan. 14 as pastor at Spokane’s Westminster Congregational UCC

Sometimes, something was just meant to be. That appears to be the case with regards to Spokane’s Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ and its new pastor, the Rev. Robert Feeny.

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