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Churches offer many worship options

| September 17, 2021 1:00 AM

Local churches are helping their congregations worship in a variety of ways, from Zoom and Facebook Live services to YouTube videos to in-person services and more.

Below is a roundup of what local churches are doing:

Cedar Hills — Cedar Hills is holding in-person gatherings on Thursday and Sunday 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The church’s online gatherings are live at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

To take part in one of its online services, go online to its website at

Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church — Christ Our Redeemer, 1900 Pine St., is offering in person Sunday services. Education hour begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10 a.m. (with Children’s Church).

Services also premiere every Sunday evening at 6 p.m. through the church’s Facebook page or can be found online at

First Lutheran Church — First Lutheran Church has Sunday Worship at 9 a.m. in the main sanctuary. The congregation is gathering with current Panhandle Health recommendations for large group gatherings in place. For more information go to

First Presbyterian Church — First Presbyterian Church of Sandpoint has moved to summer worship hours, with services beginning at 9:30 a.m.

It is observing the recommended guidelines regarding social distancing including wearing face masks, which are provided if attendees do not bring their own. Please note: if you are at high risk, have someone in your household who is high risk, and/or you or someone in your household is not feeling well, please stay safe and stay home.

For more information contact the church office at 208-263-2047 or .

Gardenia Center — The Gardenia Center holds in-person, non-denominational services from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Sunday. Each week a different speaker offers their insights. The Gardenia Center is located at the corner of Church and Fourth across from the post office. Public service meetings are held throughout the week.

Contact 208-264-0176 for more information.

Harvest Valley Worship Center — The church, 86 Hidden Valley Road, is meeting for worship service on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Livestream is available on the church’s Facebook page at 11 a.m.

The church can be found online at or on Facebook at

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church — Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 55 Rocky Point Road at U.S. 2, Dover, is conducting in-person worship (Holy Eucharist) on Sundays at 10 a.m. with vicar, the Rev. Dave Walker. The congregation also hosts a Bible study at the church at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Everyone is welcome.

More information may be found at Spirit Episcopal Church.

New Life Church — New Life Church, 1925 N. Boyer, has online and in-church services for its 10 a.m. Sunday service. Go online to or join the congregation on Facebook.

Information: 208-263-8578 or email the church at

Newman Community Bible Church — Newman Community Bible Church is located at 9230 Sagle Road, Sagle.

Northside Christian Fellowship — Northside Christian Fellowship—Northside Christian Fellowship, 4400 Colburn Culver Road, meets for Sunday School at 9:15 AM and for main service at 10:45 a.m.

More information may be found on the church’s website at

North Summit Church — Services will be held at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (with children’s services) and at 11 a.m. For more information, visit the church online at

River of Life — River of Life has both online, and in-person services at 702 Church St., every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Individuals can view live or archived services online at as well as on the “River of Life Fellowship” Facebook page.

Additionally, on Mondays at 6 p.m., a “Back to Basics” class is hosted by Pastor Justin Gardner.

Sandpoint Church of the Nazarene — Sandpoint Church of the Nazarene invites the community to join their congregation for live indoor services at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 am on Sundays or online on Sunday afternoons. For more information, go online to — or to the church’s Facebook page.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church — The church is holding in-person worship. For more information, go online to the church’s website at

Sandpoint United Methodist — Sandpoint United Methodist Church is holding in-person worship at 9:30 a.m. Information: 208-263-4232.

Sravasti Abbey — Sravasti Abbey, the Buddhist monastery near Newport, is broadcasting its teaching over the Abbey’s livestream channel at or go to The abbey is closed to visitors at this time.

Victory Church — Victory Church is offering both on-site and online services.

On-site services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with social distancing, sanitizer available and masks optional. A separate exit is available for those not wishing to exit through the main lobby where people congregate. Online services can be found at

If you would like your church added to the list, send us an email at and share the details of how you are worshiping and we’ll make sure to share them with your friends and neighbors.