Baha'i News -- Prayer services commemorate terror attacks [Corrected 09/11/02] Series: 9-11 Remembered

Prayer services commemorate terror attacks [Corrected 09/11/02] Series: 9-11 Remembered

A diverse gathering of faith groups will hold daily prayer services in Riverfront Park for 11 days beginning Wednesday.

The Spokane Council of Ecumenical Ministries will launch its "Eleven Days of Peace" with a ceremony in the Lilac Bowl at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.

The ceremony will close with the tolling of bells at 7:30 a.m. - the council is asking all churches in Spokane to toll their bells at the same time.

Daily vigils will be held at noon at the Clocktower through Sept. 20 and each will be led by a different faith group. The schedule includes the United Church of Christ, the Islamic community, Buddhists, Mormons, the Sisters of the Holy Names, the Baha'i, the Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals and the Community of Christ.

Rabbi Jack Izakson of Temple Beth Shalom said that although we may be in different faith communities, we are all Americans. "I'm not sure that message gets across when we sit in our various houses of worship," Izakson said.

Organizers have also planned several forums at Gonzaga University. A one-person play called "American Voices" will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the COG. It's free to the public.

An academic forum on "9/11: Justice or Revenge?" will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Jepson Auditorium on Sept. 17.

A closing ceremony will be held in the Riverfront Park Lilac Bowl at 7 p.m on Sept. 21. Those attending are invited to bring a candle to light at dusk.

Several other community memorials are listed below. All events will be Wednesday unless otherwise indicated.

* Several downtown churches will toll their bells at 5:46 (first tower hit), 6:03 (second tower), 6:43 (Pentagon hit), and 7:10 a.m. (plane crashed in Pennsylvania).

* North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Doug Bleeker, deputy chief, Spokane County Fire District 9.

* Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard, 18-hour vigil from 6 a.m. to midnight, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

* Covenant Christian Church, 5616 S. Palouse Hwy., noon.

* Comstock Park, 29th and Howard, 6 to 8 p.m., with police and fire department vehicles and free root beer floats.

* Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

* Soka Gakkai International-USA Community Center (Buddhist), 8108 W. Sunset Hwy., open house 6 to 8 p.m. daily from Sept. 11-20.

* Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road, 7 p.m.

* Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside, noon, special music and homily.

* Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington, noon.

* Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond, 7:30 p.m.

* Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th, 24-hour prayer vigil from 11 a.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. Thursday with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

* Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road, 7 p.m. Sanctuary will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. daily from Sept. 12-20.

* Peace and Justice Action League in Riverfront Park, community forum, 5 to 7 p.m.

* Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

* Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard, noon. Sanctuary open for prayer all day.

* Waterford on the South Hill, 2929 S. Waterford Drive, 9 a.m.

* First Church of the Open Bible, 8303 N. Division, 7 p.m.

* St. David's Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall, 6:30 a.m.

* Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1832 W. Dean, 12:40 p.m.

* Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th, 7 p.m. Church open for prayer 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway, 6 p.m. with discussion at 7 p.m. Church open for prayer 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Dominican Center, 3102 W. Fort Wright Drive, 6 p.m., peace pole dedication.

* Manito Presbyterian Church, 401 E. 30th, 12:30 p.m.

* Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 219 E. Rockwood, 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Rev. Steve Lantry of Gonzaga University.

* St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry, 7 p.m.

* Mission Community Presbyterian Church, 2103 E. Mission, 7 p.m. candlelight service.

* Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone, 9 to 10 p.m., interfaith prayer vigil on the steps of the Crosby Student Center.

* St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone, 8 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Spitzer, president of Gonzaga. 12:15 p.m., the Rev. Christopher Weekly. All night vigil from 10:15 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. Thursday.

* Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, noon, memorial dedication and service.

* Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., with a flyby of a KC-135 tanker from Fairchild AFB. Air National Guard Band, Sweet Adelines and Pages of Harmony will perform.

* Providence Center for Faith and Healing, Sacred Heart Medical Center campus, 101 W. Eighth, noon to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 3:30 p.m.

* Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 E. First, free screening of 60-minute HBO documentary "In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/02" at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Free admission to museum 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

* Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington, open for prayer 6 to 8 p.m. daily Sept. 11-20 except for Sept. 13 and 14.

* State Line Speedway, 1025 Beck Road N. in Post Falls, tribute begins at 8:45 p.m., ends with fireworks at 9:26 p.m.

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