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Vigil for Community Safety Promotes Faith-Based Opposition to GTN Pipeline Expansion

Sunday’s Vigil for Community Safety — held in opposition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Oct. 19 approval of capacity expansion for GTN's pipeline carrying natural gas from Canada through the Inland Northwest to California — was part lament and part hope and call for action.

BRIEF: Seattle pastor to visit Spokane to discuss baptism

The Rev. Paul Hoffman, author of of "Faith Forming Faith" and "Faith Shaping Ministry" will lead a Faith Formation retreat at Salem Lutheran Church this weekend.

Staying safe while ministering to mentally ill, poor

This week, Faith & Values news is exploring what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. We’ve learned about church safety, mosques set ablaze and how congregations are preparing for the “when” — not “if” — attacks will happen.

In Spokane, churches teeter on a delicate balance of opening their doors wide and locking them tight. One church caters to people who can sometimes be aggressive or hostile. How do they minister to individuals in crisis and keep their own flock safe?

A Lutheran for the summer

If you were to look at my life from afar, one might call me a seeker. But not in the sense of “I don’t know what I believe” or “Is there even a God?” No – I am a committed Christian, earnestly seeking a life that glorifies the father through the love of Christ with the guidance of the Spirit. Instead, I’m a denominational seeker and a tradition explorer.

Where We Worship: Salem Lutheran Church focuses on building community in Spokane

Chuckles rose from the congregation as many remembered the words to “Eyes on the Prize,” a 1960s freedom song, which was sung during worship on the seventh Sunday of Easter at Salem Lutheran Church.

Blending traditional hymns, prayers, and Bible readings, Salem Lutheran, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, holds service Sundays at 10:15 a.m.

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Photo of Salem Lutheran Church in West Central.

Spokane’s religion wrap-up: Bloomsday, Cinco de Mayo, meditation and improving West Central

It’s Bloomsday weekend, which for downtown churches pretty much means limited parking or canceled services. But some churches are building services around the big event.

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