FAITH-BASED SEMINAR ON GRIEVING, concludes at 10 a.m., conference room, Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th St. Sharon Osborn, 360-694-3860; or the church office, 360-695-7501.
PACIFIC ARTS ENSEMBLE, under the direction of Tony Bump, will perform a Christmas concert, Carols for Haiti, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church, 5701 MacArthur Blvd., and 6 p.m. Sunday at Courtyard Village Vancouver, 4555 N.E. 66th Ave. Admission, $10, includes dessert, with proceeds going to the Haiti Water project. Vancouver Heights, 360-693-4761; or Courtyard Village, 360-693-5900.
THE MAJESTY OF CHRISTMAS: Holiday music featuring “Magnificat” by Vaughan Williams, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” with a brass choir, at First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15; $10 for students and seniors, at Beacock’s Music, 1420 S.E. 163rd Ave.; Music World, 7916 N.E. Sixth Ave.; and at the door.
MENORAH BUILDING WORKSHOP, 2 p.m., Home Depot, 8601 N.E. Andersen Road. Register: 360-993-5222 or email@example.com.
ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH will host a Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting event to honor and remember children who have died. Schedule: 6:45 p.m., program; 7 p.m. candle lighting and reading of children’s names; 7:10 p.m. readings and music, followed by a reception. The church is at 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. To have a child’s name read: firstname.lastname@example.org; Lorna Bradford, 360-213-9587; or Kathy Deschner, 360-573-3206.
ADVENT WORSHIP SERVICES, 7 p.m. Tuesdays during Advent at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th St. Services will be preceded by a 6 p.m. soup supper. 360-695-7501, ext. 10.
AM ADVENT SERVICE OF COMFORT, HOPE AND HEALING, noon and 6:45 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. The service is a time to acknowledge sadness and pain and to pray for healing and hope, and will include a time to light candles in remembrance of loved ones. 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org.
MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin St., Vancouver. A soup supper at 6 p.m. will precede evening worship. * 360-693-3531, www.stpaulvancouver.com.
COUV’ GROOVE BENEFIT CONCERT, sponsored by Alisa Williams & Friends, 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Donations of canned or packaged food and new hats, gloves and socks are encouraged. Free-will offering will be taken.
CHRISTMAS AT PEOPLES CHURCH will include music by adult and children’s choirs, followed by dessert, at 7 p.m. Dec. 16. The Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18 will include adult and children’s choir music. Child care is available for newborns through age 4. A Christmas Eve candlelight service will begin at 5 p.m., and the Christmas morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 6801 E. Mill Plain Blvd. 360-750-7235.
TOUCH OF CLASS CHORALE, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. The 45-voice choir will present Christmas favorites and a sing-a-long with the audience. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children and seniors. Proceeds will benefit the Winter Hospitality Overflow ministry. 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org.
RESCUE PERFORMS A CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Meadow Glade Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11001 N.E. 189th St., Battle Ground. Free-will offering will be taken. http://www.meadowglade.com; or church office, 360-687-2265.
WINTER SOLSTICE LABYRINTH WALK with drumming, dancing and chanting, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18, Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 E. 18th St. Bring an enclosed votive candle and participate in a ritual “warming of the labyrinth” at 6:30 p.m. Bring hand or frame drums, rattles or digeridoos and join the drum circle from 8:30 to 9 p.m. $10 donation suggested. 503-502-3178.
CHILDREN’S MUSICAL: “Dr. Newheat’s Christmas Cure,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. There will be a musical prelude at 3:30 p.m. followed by children from Sunday School classes presenting the Christmas story. 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org.
COMMUNITY HANUKKAH CELEBRATION, with a menorah lighting ceremony, begins at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in Esther Short Park, followed by a concert at Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Hot latkes, doughnuts and other Hanukkah treats will be available. Cost is $5, online in advance at http://www.jewishclarkcounty.com or $10 at the door. The event is sponsored by Chabad Jewish Center of Clark County. 360-993-5222.
SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 161 Lutheran Church Road, Stevenson, will hold simple soup suppers at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by an evening worship service with Holy Communion, “Unfailing Light,” at 7 p.m. through Dec. 21. Several members of the congregation will present the devotional series “The True Gifts of Christmas.” Donations of bread and soup are welcome. 509-427-5972.