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Grace Community Fellowship - A "Beyond Sunday" discussion, lecture-based conversations on how the church should interact with the culture, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today at the fellowship, 989 Country Club Road. Free. Information: 683-9205 or

Shawn McDonald Concert - Christian performing artist Shawn McDonald will perform with Warren Barfield and visual artist Scott Erickson at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for an art show. The concert is tied to the release of McDonald's third CD, "Ripen." Presented by LAM Productions. Tickets available at Safeway TicketsWest outlets or by calling (800) 992-TIXX. General admission will-call tickets at

Thurston Christian Church - Members and friends are invited to meet at 8 a.m. today at the church, 6680 Thurston Road in Springfield, to carpool to work site for five hours of cleanup in housing area, in conjunction with "40 Days of Community" program. Youth group will serve as volunteers at weekend's Special Olympics. Information: 746-4228.

Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Service - The service, held on the 11th of every month, will begin at 7 tonight at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. The theme is "Sacred Teachings of The Creation Story." Unitarian-Universalist chalice lighting. Presenters will be American Indian, Baha'i, Sikh Dharma, Sufi, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, Vedanta, Christian Science and Buddhist. Music by Ridgeline Montessori School Choir, singer-songwriter Emily Fox, and the trio of Charmaine and Edwin Coleman and Kenneth Silverman. Prelude guitar music by Forrest McDowell begins at 6:45 p.m. Free child care. Reception following. Donation baskets. Sponsored by Two Rivers Interfaith Ministries. Information: or 914-2614.

First United Methodist Church - Joseph Haydn's Missa Brevis ("Little Organ Mass") will be performed at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1376 Olive St. Jamie Weaver is soprano soloist. Program also includes organ concerto by Haydn to be performed on church's new Petty portative organ. Information: 345-8764.

Springfield Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - Guy Prouty, instructor of anthropology at Eastern Oregon University and Oregon State University, will lead a discussion on "What We Can Learn From the Collapse of Ancient Civilizations" when the fellowship meets at 5 p.m. Sunday at 1072 Main St. Child care available. Information: 988-0277.

Valley River Baptist Church - The Rev. Neal Concannon will be guest minister at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 1145 Willagillespie Road. Information: 345-6752.

Jewish Public Affairs Forum - University of Oregon Hillel Director Hal Applebaum will moderate a panel of Israeli and Middle East experts, on the upcoming general election in Israel, at noon Monday at Oregon Electric Station, 27 E. Fifth Ave. Cost is $9 with buffet luncheon, $2 for beverage only.

Evening Interfaith Potluck and World Cafe - The group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Leawood Condominium, 1281 City View St. Participants use world cafe method for sharing understanding and beliefs about their own spiritual path. Information: 344-5693.

Or haGan Light of the Garden - A Purim Celebration and Shpiel (play) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 4330 Willamette St. A Megillah reading will be given in several familiar and obscure languages. Israeli dancing to follow. Information: 434-6551.

Jewish Literature Series - A free six-part reading and discussion series called "Let's Talk about It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination" will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Browsing Room of the UO Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid St. Refreshments, music by David Helfand, introductory talk by Martha Ravits, local expert on Jewish literature. Books chosen for reading and dates of discussion sessions include April 18, "Lost in Translation" by Eva Hoffman; May 2, "Mr. Sammler's Planet" by Saul Bellow; May 9, "The Centaur in the Garden" by Moacyr Scliar; May 23, "Out of Egypt" by Andre Aciman; and June 6, "Kaaterskill Falls" by Allegra Goodman. Sponsored by UO Libraries. Information: 346-1930.

Central Presbyterian Church Lenten Organ Recitals - Christopher Wicks will perform a Lenten organ recital at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 555 E. 15th Ave. Other performers, at the same hour Wednesdays, include Robert Thompson on March 22, Myles Criss on March 29, Eric McKirdy on April 5 and Dan Rinnan on April 12.

Grace Lutheran Church - Lenten services and suppers will be offered every Wednesday now through April 5 at the church, East 18th Avenue and Hilyard Street. Meals will be served at 5:45 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. Theme is "The Beatitudes of Promise." Children's talks included. Donation requested. Information: 342-4844 or

Eugene Buddhist Priory - The Rev. Oswin Hollenbeck, resident teacher at the priory, will offer meditation instruction at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Koinonia Center, East 14th Avenue and Kincaid Street. Instruction offered every third Thursday of the month. Donation requested. Information: 344-7377.

Tibetan Buddhism course - A six-week introductory course on Tibetan Buddhism will be offered beginning Thursday, based on teachings by Sogyal Rinpoche, author of "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying." Two-hour sessions combine video teachings by Rinpoche with guided meditation and group discussion on impermanence, interdependence, compassion and wisdom. Requested donation of $105, includes manual. Call for location. Information: 345-1970.

Walterville-McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church - The 10th annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Donation Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the church, on Highway 126 near milepost 13. A collection of Bibles to be sent to Africa will be taken, and a book sale will be held before, during and after the dinner to pay for shipment of the Bibles. Paperback and hardcover books in good condition now being accepted at the church.

Hope Lutheran Church Concert - Christian artist Jeff Rohlwing, guitarist and pianist, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 1369 B St. in Springfield. Donation requested. Information:

Free Reign/Heir Born Concerts - The Portland hard-core Christian rock band Separated will perform with City Wide and Carrie Baker at 8 p.m. Friday at the Centennial Christian Center, 1020 Janus St. in Springfield. All ages, free. Separated also will perform with Jared Swezey and Cody Summer at 8 p.m. next Saturday, March 18, at His Church, 913 S. Sixth St. in Cottage Grove. Information: 744-0335 or 729-0331.

Secular Franciscans Lenten Retreat - The group will host a Lenten retreat from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday, March 18, at St. Paul Catholic Church. Lunch provided. Mass to follow at 5:30 p.m. Subject is "Reconciliation." Information: 683-6626 or 747-4195.

Interfaith Books and Beliefs - The group will meet at 10:30 a.m. next Saturday, March 18, at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. This month features Unitarian-Universalists. Information: 744-8140 or interfaithmd@

Holy Name Catholic Church Spaghetti Feed - The 46th annual spaghetti feed will be held March 19 at the Coquille Community Building from noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $6 for individuals age 11 and older, $4 for children ages 5 through 10, free for children younger than 5, family rate of $20 per household. All-you-can-eat meal includes spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage and homemade desserts. The Christophers of Holy Name will display and sell homemade crafts. Tickets available in advance from Holy Name Church members or at the door.


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