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8 Lakes Bike Ride Moves to June

8 Lakes Bike Ride Moves to June

Enough of the smoke already! Our 8 Lakes Leg Aches annual fundraising bicycle ride in Spokane will take place in June instead of August starting in 2019. Next year’s ride will be June 22, and will take place the Saturday after Father’s Day in upcoming...

Coping with Panic Attacks

Coping with Panic Attacks

Right as the interview started in our Prineville office, Christopher Koontz made it clear he had a rough night. “I had a really bad panic attack last night,” he said. “It’s always tough for me to think clearly the next day.” But for the next hour, Koontz talked about...

Reform Ride for Refugees: The Backstory

Reform Ride for Refugees: The Backstory

In the summer of 2016, two friends who lived in Kitsap County (WA) were following the plight of Syrian refugees. They discussed how they could support their refugee neighbors. As triathletes who biked frequently and Lutherans who were aware that 2017 marked the...

Osbaldo Hernandez’s journey to citizenship

Osbaldo Hernandez’s journey to citizenship

Hundreds of Spanish-speaking residents in Snohomish County pass through the doors of our Familias Unidas center in Everett each year. Some seek food, housing, health care and other basic needs. Others are looking for jobs, English language classes, citizenship classes...

Holy Anger!

“no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark” - Warsan Shire There is a time for holy anger. That time is now. I am asking you to be angry with me, and I want you to turn your anger into action. Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted the Bible as...

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