December 2, 2021

Finally, we have some good news about our search for a pianist! Maura Kegley, who has been our interim pianist since October 31, is coming on permanently with us! I am very happy about this. Maura has plenty of experience as not only a … read more.

November 24, 2021

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving in advance, as I will be visiting family over the holiday weekend. I leave the music for Sunday, November 28 in the capable hands and voices of Kelly LaGrutta and Peggy Eklof, who have planned a service … read more.

More About Inland Northwest Land Conservancy

Inland NW Land Conservancy conserves, cares for, and connects with lands and waters essential to life in the Inland Northwest. They protect in perpetuity, through legal agreements,significant areas for people and wildlife. They have been instrumental in securing 125 miles of waterways, 22,000 acres of … read more.

Plastics pollute our oceans and land and are here forever

They are made of petrochemicals, continuing the cycle of pollution from fossil fuels which disproportionately affect low income communities.

Action: What you can personally do

Use cloth bags for groceries and vegetablesUse alternative products like laundry sheets, shampoo bars to avoid plastic packagingShop at stores that have … read more.

Wrestling With the Truth of Colonization

The Industrial Areas Foundation, the parent organization of the Spokane Alliance, has been working on a new project: Wrestling With the Truth of Colonization. Participants include Native Americans, Indigenous/First Nations Canadians, Aboriginal Australians and Maori New Zealanders.

The program is being structured … read more.

For the Children of Our World

For most of my career in education, I was lucky to work in schools that were part of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB). The first part of IB’s mission reads as follows:

“The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who … read more.

November 4, 2021

Come to church and hear our new Interim Pianist, Maura Kegley! I am so grateful to Nancy Avery for making the initial contact for us. Nancy knows Maura through the Spectrum Singers, as she was their accompanist until COVID got in the way. Maura has … read more.

Make Your Opinion Heard

A Workgroup of the Legislature is asking our opinions on the Washington’s state tax structure!

Let’s seize this opportunity to complete a survey, by November 5, to say that the Spokane Alliance wants a system that is fair and equitable, i.e., based on the capacity of … read more.

Fig Tree Fall Festival of Sharing 2021

For the second year, The Fig Tree is launching a fall campaign to invite renewing and new sponsors to donate.  We invite new and ongoing readers to join those supporting The Fig Tree’s mission of sharing stories, connecting people, fostering understanding and inspiring solidarity among … read more.