Area congregations invite all to worship
Local churches are meeting in a variety of ways, from in person to online.
Local congregations invite all in the community to join them in faith — whether they are looking for a new church family or are new to town and are seeking a place to worship.
Below is a roundup of what some local churches are doing. All are welcome to attend services.
• Cedar Hills — Cedar Hills is holding in-person gatherings on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with children's programs offered during both services. 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 cedarhillschurch.com.
• 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 corsandpoint.org.
• Dover Community Church — The church meets at 9 a.m. Sundays at 313 Washington St., Dover. For more information, call 208-290-2716.
• First Lutheran Church — First Lutheran Church has Sunday Worship at 9 a.m. in the main sanctuary. Services are also available online the next day, as well as archived services from recent months. For more information go to firstlutheransandpoint.org.
• First Presbyterian Church — First Presbyterian Church of Sandpoint has moved to its winter hours for morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school studies begin at 9 a.m. For more information contact the church office at 208-263-2047 or www.fpcsandpoint.org.
• 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 whvwc.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/harvestsandpoint.
• 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 the 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 the church's website, holyspiritepiscopalsandpoint.com.
• 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 newlifescc.com or join the congregation on Facebook.
Information: 208-263-8578 or email the church at email@example.com.
• Newman Community Bible Church — Newman Community Bible Church is located at 9230 Sagle Road, Sagle.
• Northside Christian Fellowship — Northside Christian Fellowship, 4400 Colburn Culver Road, meets for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and for the main service at 10:45 a.m.
More information may be found on the church’s website at ncfchurch.net
• North Summit Church — Services will be held at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (with children’s services), and 11 a.m. For more information, visit the church online at northsummit.online.church.
• Quaker (Sandpoint Friends) — 10 a.m., Sunday, 1025 Alder St. for unprogrammed worship. We gather in silence for our meeting for worship, waiting on the spirit and being open to new light. We have no minister, as we believe the light is directly available to all, and all may minister. This hour may pass in silence, or individuals may speak briefly out of the silence if moved to share a spiritual message.
We are pacifists – not to be mistaken for passive people. We actively oppose war and violence. We search for peaceful solutions with respect for life. We look for “that of God” in every person, and without dogma, creeds, or rituals, we strive for equality and integrity.
Information: phone, 208-263-4788; email, firstname.lastname@example.org; or online, sandpointquakers.org.
• 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 sandpointriveroflife.org 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 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays or online on Sunday afternoons. For more information, go online to sandpointnaz.org — 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 st-joseph-church.net.
• Sandpoint United Methodist — All are welcome at Sandpoint United Methodist Church, 711 Main on Sundays at 9 a.m.; fellowship time follows.
Thursdays is a free community meal from 4 to 6 p.m. concurrent with “Messy Church” for crafters and board game lovers of all ages.
Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Pastor Catherine Lyle and retired pastor Paul Graves lead a study in the church's fellowship hall focused on finding a faith that makes us better humans. The public is welcome to join some stimulating discussions.
The church can be found online at umcsandpoint.com on Facebook at Sandpoint United Methodist Church.
• Sravasti Abbey — Sravasti Abbey, the Buddhist monastery near Newport, is broadcasting its teaching over the abbey’s live stream channel at sravastiabbey.org or go to livestream.com/sravastiabbey. The abbey is closed to visitors at this time.
• Victory Church — Victory Church invites the community to visit Victory Church in Sagle, 602 Gun Club Road. The church is devoted to preaching the word of God in a verse-by-verse manner. All ages, races, and nationalities are welcome. Dress is more casual and the hope is that when you visit our church that you joyfully worship with us and grow with us week by week as we learn from the word of God.
The church teaches and preaches the unchanging truth of God's word and helps all develop a personal relationship with Jesus. Our core message is that salvation is a free gift by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
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 vbcsagle.com.
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