West Side Parish Brunch + Slip & Slide
Jul
2
10:00 am10:00

West Side Parish Brunch + Slip & Slide

The parishes of Kaleo are networks of folks who live in proximity to one another and seek to facilitate connection, care and mission in the places they're planted [Here's a video describing this in a bit more detail.].

The West Side Parish is hosting a brunch and slip and slide event on Sunday July 2 for those who live in the area. If you have any questions contact Beau or Courtney Hansen, parish guides for this area.

East Side Parish Picnic
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

East Side Parish Picnic

  • Pavillion Park

The parishes of Kaleo are networks of folks who live in proximity to one another and seek to facilitate connection, care and mission in the places they're planted [Here's a video describing this in a bit more detail.].

The East Side Parish is hosting a Picnic on Friday July 14 for those who live in the area. If you have any questions contact Shaun or Holly, parish guides for this area.

Kamp Kaleo
Jul
27
Jul 30

Kamp Kaleo

  • Heburn State Park

Kaleo's annual pilgrimage into the woods and water, where all are welcome and food, stories, and time are shared without hurry or haste. For more information contact Mark Flowers.


Valley Parish BBQ
Jun
25
6:30 pm18:30

Valley Parish BBQ

The parishes of Kaleo are networks of folks who live in proximity to one another and seek to facilitate connection, care and mission in the places they're planted [Here's a video describing this in a bit more detail.].

The Valley Parish is hosting a BBQ on Sunday June 25, following Kaleo's weekly gathering, for those who live in the area. If you have any questions contact Don or Heidi Joppa, parish guides for this area.

The Practice Part Twelve [Place]: The Practice Of Bearing Witness [Part Two]
Jun
25
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Twelve [Place]: The Practice Of Bearing Witness [Part Two]

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. 

On Sunday June 18 we'll conclude our trek through the third and final phase, Place, where we focus on practices that help us join Jesus in his mission of love and redemption in the neighborhoods and networks that we are planted in. 

During this gathering we'll explore outward practices of bearing witness to Jesus and the liberation and reconciliation that he has provided for everyone.

Spokane Parish BBQ
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Spokane Parish BBQ

The parishes of Kaleo are networks of folks who live in proximity to one another and seek to facilitate connection, care and mission in the places they're planted [Here's a video describing this in a bit more detail.].

The Spokane Parish is hosting a BBQ on Thursday June 22 for those who live in the area. If you have any questions contact Lauren Goldbloom or Justin Bryeans, parish guides for this area.

Kaleo Kids Summer Olympics Begins
Jun
18
4:00 pm16:00

Kaleo Kids Summer Olympics Begins

  • New Community

Throughout the Sundays of summer, June 18 - August 20, Kaleo kids will be participating in a fun and formational experience that will introduce them to the prophets found in the biblical story. If you have any questions please contact Mark Flowers who will be facilitating this.

The Practice Part Eleven [Place]: The Practice Of Bearing Witness [Part One]
Jun
18
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Eleven [Place]: The Practice Of Bearing Witness [Part One]

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. 

On Sunday June 18 we'll continue our trek through the third and final phase, Place, where we focus on practices that help us join Jesus in his mission of love and redemption in the neighborhoods and networks that we are planted in. 

During this gathering we'll explore our readiness for bearing witness in the way of Jesus and consider a few important questions related to this all of life practice.

The Practice Part Ten [Place]: Neighborhood Exegesis
Jun
11
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Ten [Place]: Neighborhood Exegesis

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. 

On Sunday June 11 we'll continue our trek through the third and final phase, Place, where we focus on practices that help us join Jesus in his mission of love and redemption in the neighborhoods and networks that we are planted in. 

Our specific practice for this gathering is neighborhood exegesis.

What is neighborhood exegesis? The word exegesis means reading out. It is normally used as a theological term describing the activity of digging into the background, history, ethos, and literary context of a passage of Scripture. When we apply this to a given area of our city, neighborhood exegesis is the activity of digging into the background, history, ethos, and contextual issues of a particular area or people group. It is a thorough reading out of a given context to discover what’s really there.

During our gathering we'll share a few helpful details related to this practice, provide a handout with things to pay attention to during this practice and then head out of the building in a variety of groups for a walk around the city, where we'll be prayerfully watching, listening and paying attention. We'll conclude our time together by engaging in a short review of the practice by considering the following questions:

What did I notice in myself as I walked this part of the city – thoughts, questions, strong feelings, or reactions, etc.?

What signs of shalom did my group and I note? Where did we notice God already at work?

What might it look like to “seek the shalom [Jeremiah 29:7]” of this part of the city?


 

End Of School Student Event
Jun
11
4:00 pm16:00

End Of School Student Event

  • New Community

On Sunday June 11, from 4PM-6PM [during our weekly gathering] our middle and high school students will gather to celebrate the end of the school year. For more information contact Jenice Baker.

Middle School Campout at Clear Lake
Jun
9
Jun 11

Middle School Campout at Clear Lake

  • Clear Lake Military Resort

We will be meeting for dinner at the yurt [right next to the field, past the playground equipment]. Please let Renee Graybill know if you need help with drop off and pick up [There will be both a South Hill and Valley pick up locations]

What To Bring:
Bible
Sleeping Bag
Pillow
Flashlight
Swim suit
Sunscreen
Bug spray (or sharing with us is fine) 
Fishing poles (or there will be some to share)
Life Jacket (there are some to share also) 

We will provide a list of food items that can be donated soon to go towards our meals.  

What Not To Bring:
Please don't bring technology or cell phones.
Please give all medications to Renee and we will make sure your student relieves it discreetly.

If you have any questions, need any gear for the event, or if there's any other way we can help your student participate please contact Renee Graybill.

The Practice Part Nine [Place]: The Practices Of Availability [Heart + Time]
May
28
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Nine [Place]: The Practices Of Availability [Heart + Time]

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. 

On Sunday May 28 we'll continue our trek through the third and final phase, Place, where we focus on practices that help us join Jesus in his mission of love and redemption in the neighborhoods and networks that we are planted in. 

Our focus during this gathering will be on practices of availability, particularly those that relate to having a heart or posture of availability, and those related to engineering our lives and time so that we might be available to join God in his good, love oriented, redemptive work.

The Practice Part Eight [Place]: Developing + Living From A Mission Shaped Imagination
May
21
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Eight [Place]: Developing + Living From A Mission Shaped Imagination

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. 

On Sunday May 21 we'll begin our trek through the second phase, Place, where we focus on practices that help us join Jesus in his mission of love and redemption in the neighborhoods and networks that we are planted in. 

Our particular focus during this gathering will be on developing and living from a mission shaped imagination.

Belonging & Becoming Book Group
May
13
9:30 am09:30

Belonging & Becoming Book Group

Jenice Baker is hosting a group focused on exploring Mark and Lisa Scandrette’s book Belonging & Becoming: Creating A Thriving Family Culture, and the next meetup will take place on Saturday May 13 at 9:30AM. According to the Scandrette’s own experience and research, “A thriving family lives from a vision, carries out its purpose, finds its rhythm, discovers a common story, fosters connection, nurtures growth, celebrates abundance, and supports productivity.” For more information about participating contact Jenice.

The Practice Part Six [People]: Communication That Connects & Heals
May
7
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Six [People]: Communication That Connects & Heals

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. As part of this exploration we'll be joined by a variety of friends who are proven practitioners and fellow travelers on the journey of authentic faith. During our gatherings they will help us both consider and try out a formational practice each week.

On Sunday May 7 we'll continue our trek through the second phase, People, where we focus on practices that help us engage one another in relational health and joy and move forward in our development as a collective. During our time together we'll explore communication practices that connect and heal.

Our teacher for this gathering will be Justin Bryeans, one of the pastors who lives and serves among the Kaleo community.

Practicing The Way Of Jesus: A Conversation With Mark Scandrette
May
1
6:00 pm18:00

Practicing The Way Of Jesus: A Conversation With Mark Scandrette

  • Bellwether Brewing Co.

So many of us long for a way of life in Jesus that is deeply soulful, holistic and good news to our world. Yet too often our methods of gathering and growth tend to be individualistic, information driven or disconnected from real life. How do we close the gap between how we want to live and how we actually live? In this interactive session we’ll explore the transformative potential of experimental and embodied spiritual practices. To RSVP, please click here.

Belonging & Becoming: Creating A Thriving Family Culture
Apr
30
4:00 pm16:00

Belonging & Becoming: Creating A Thriving Family Culture

  • New Community

On Sunday April 30, we'll be joined by Mark Scandrette who will share a practical workshop based on he and his wife Lisa’s latest book, Belonging and Becoming: Creating A Thriving Family Culture, which will explore tools and practices that can help your family thrive. 

The Practice Part Five [People]: A Relational Primer
Apr
23
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Five [People]: A Relational Primer

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. As part of this exploration we'll be joined by a variety of friends who are proven practitioners and fellow travelers on the journey of authentic faith. During our gatherings they will help us both consider and try out a formational practice each week.

On Sunday April 23 we'll begin our trek through the second phase, People, where we focus on practices that help us engage one another in relational health and joy and move forward in our development as a collective. This gathering will provide a foundation, a primer on relationships, and will include a variety of practices that are necessary if we are to experience wholeness in this arena.

Our teaching practitioner for this gathering will be Justin Bryeans, one of the pastors of Kaleo Church.

Easter: An Evening Of Festivity & Feasting
Apr
16
4:00 pm16:00

Easter: An Evening Of Festivity & Feasting

  • New Community

On Easter Sunday, April 16, we’ll gather at 4PM to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, his once and for all defeat of sin and death, along with their dehumanizing ways. And our festive evening will culminate with feasting [We'll provide the main dish, and are asking that all of Kaleo bring a side dish to share.]

Good Friday Gathering
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Good Friday Gathering

  • New Community

On Good Friday, April 14, we're hosting a simple gathering in partnership with our friends and partners from New Community. This all ages experience will focus on helping us live into the story of Jesus' crucifixion, and will feature a series of scripture readings, short stories and songs, all moving towards an ever increasing quiet and darkness [with the intent of helping us experience and engage the tension, sorrow and weight that lies between Jesus' death and resurrection, which helps us encounter Easter with all the more joy, celebration and thanksgiving].

Palm Sunday & The Deep Desire [The Practice: An Interlude]
Apr
9
4:00 pm16:00

Palm Sunday & The Deep Desire [The Practice: An Interlude]

  • New Community

On Palm Sunday we'll gather at 4PM, move towards Holy Week together, join the crowd in the story found in Matthew 21:1-11 and consider the presence of deep desire and how we might live into a way of living that is attentive, responsive and on the way towards wholeness.

[This will also serve as an interlude in our ongoing experiment known as The Practice.]

Belonging & Becoming Book Group
Apr
8
9:30 am09:30

Belonging & Becoming Book Group

Jenice Baker will be hosting a group focused on exploring Mark and Lisa Scandrette’s book Belonging & Becoming: Creating A Thriving Family Culture beginning April 8 at 9:30AM. According to the Scandrette’s own experience and research, “A thriving family lives from a vision, carries out its purpose, finds its rhythm, discovers a common story, fosters connection, nurtures growth, celebrates abundance, and supports productivity.” For more information contact Jenice.

Waldemar & Rosemarie Kowalski
Apr
2
4:00 pm16:00

Waldemar & Rosemarie Kowalski

  • New Community

In 2013, after spending almost 30 years investing in students at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA, Waldemar and Rosemarie sensed God directing them into something new, something that resulted in them being planted in Bandung, Indonesia [a city near Jakarta].

On Sunday April 2, they'll join us and share about their life and work, about how they're fleshing out loving their neighbors, about how they're joining Jesus on his mission of love and redemption in Bandung, and how we can do the same where we're planted and how we can partner with them in Indonesia.

First Gathering At New Location
Apr
2
3:30 pm15:30

First Gathering At New Location

  • 518 West 3rd Avenue Spokane, WA, 99201 United States

On April 2, 2017 we'll gather for the first time at our new location, the former Central United Methodist Church building, on the corner of Third and Howard.

Please come early [consider arriving at 3:30PM] as we'll offer tours of the new space before our 4:00PM gathering.

Also, you will find parking along both Third and Howard, as well across Howard at Mosaic. And you'll find the main entrance, right at the corner, to be the one that we'll utilize.

If you have questions about space please get in touch with Justin or Don. If you have question about the space in regards to Kaleo Kids, please reach out to Heidi.

The Practice Part Four: [Origin] Prayer & Solitude [With Eric Blauer]
Mar
26
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Four: [Origin] Prayer & Solitude [With Eric Blauer]

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. As part of this exploration we'll be joined by a variety of friends who are proven practitioners and fellow travelers on the journey of authentic faith. During our gatherings they will help us both consider and try out a formational practice each week.

On Sunday March 26 we'll continue our trek through the first phase, Origin, where we focus on practices that help us engage the story of who we are, whose we are and what we're designed for. Our specific practices for this gathering will be prayer and solitude.

"But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."
Luke 5:16

"Solitude is the one place where we can gain freedom from the forces of society that relentlessly mold us."
Henri Nouwen

"Where is the life we have lost in the living?"
T.S. Elliot


Our visiting practitioner for this gathering will be Eric Blauer, friend, artist, writer and pastor of Jacob's Well.

 

The Practice Part Three: [Origin] Spiritual Direction [With Dave Wilkinson]
Mar
19
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Three: [Origin] Spiritual Direction [With Dave Wilkinson]

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. As part of this exploration we'll be joined by a variety of friends who are proven practitioners and fellow travelers on the journey of authentic faith. During our gatherings they will help us both consider and try out a formational practice each week.

On Sunday March 19 we'll continue our trek through the first phase, Origin, where we focus on practices that help us engage the story of who we are, whose we are and what we're designed for. Our specific practice for this gathering will be Spiritual Direction.

"Spiritual direction is a way of companioning people as they seek to look closely, through the eyes of their hearts, at the guidance and transforming work of God in their lives. It's a practice that began in the early years of Christianity when people followed the desert mothers and fathers out to the wilderness to ask them how to know God."
- Alice Fryling, Seeking God Together

Another way of speaking about Spiritual Direction is by describing it as spiritual friendship, as a way of growing in the knowledge and experience of God and self through the gift of being with others who listen well, in love.

Dave Wilkinson, a friend, husband, father, pastor of The Porch, spiritual director and curious soul will be our visiting practitioner and guide.

The Practice Part Two: [Origin] The Enneagram [With Marilyn Vancil]
Mar
12
4:00 pm16:00

The Practice Part Two: [Origin] The Enneagram [With Marilyn Vancil]

  • New Community

The Practice is an experimental and practical pathway designed to help us become our true selves for our own sake, the sake of those we love, the sake of the world and the glory of Father, Son and Spirit. As part of this exploration we'll be joined by a variety of friends who are proven practitioners and fellow travelers on the journey of authentic faith. During our gatherings they will help us both consider and try out a formational practice each week.

On Sunday March 12 we'll continue our trek through the first phase, Origin, where we focus on practices that help us engage the story of who we are, whose we are and what we're designed for. Our specific practice for this gathering will be engaging a resource known as The Enneagram, a tool that helps us know ourselves well, which is a theme congruent in the life of Jesus followers throughout the centuries.

“How can you draw close to God when you are far from your own self?"
- Augustine


No one has known God who has not known himself...”
-Meister Eckhardt

"It is not possible to know God without knowing yourself.
It is not possible to know yourself without knowing God."
- John Calvin


Marilyn Vancil, a friend, author, spiritual director, certified Enneagram professional, wife, mother and grandmother will be our visiting practitioner and guide.