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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.

Faith organizations, government team up to provide beds at Spokane’s Trent homeless shelter

Thanks to some quick coordination between government and faith-based institutions, some homeless in Spokane now have new and safer places to sleep.

Spokane’s Side by Side Ministry Brings People With & Without Disabilities Together in Friendship

At Spokane’s Side by Side Ministry, the words “volunteer” and “client” don’t really exist. Instead, people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and those without such challenges who have come alongside them in friendships have created their own term: Side-by-Siders.

Spokane Unity Spiritual Center to host Day of the Dead service Oct. 30

Spokane Unity Spiritual Center to host Day of the Dead service Oct. 30.

Not at odds: Education Curriculum Blends Science, Faith to Understand Climate Change

Spokane residents Robert and Anita Dygert-Gearheart have compiled information on climate and human-caused climate change into a curriculum “Wake Up World” they hope people in faith-based and non-faith-based groups will utilized to become more informed on climate challenges facing the planet.

Spokane’s Growing Neighbors Program Puts Faith Into Practice Through Growing Relationships

Goals of environmental responsibility, strengthening neighborhoods and developing positive individual relationships take place through growing and distributing food in Spokane

Doing Good Work? Virtual Tour Guatemala Offers Insights & Discussion On The Current State of Mission Work

Spokane Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church former pastor Betsey Moe said the presentation’s Guatemala theme stems from Farrell’s visit to that country at the time. The presentation is geared towards mission work of any kind, whether it is local, national or international.

“How Not to Be Afraid” Author Gareth Higgins to Speak in Spokane on Fear, Storytelling and Community

Higgins said it’s through recognizing fear and using stories to tell ourselves and others about how those fears impact us that helps us deal with fear. Rather than leading to fighting, running or paralysis, it can positively motivate us in a new direction.

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