Religion calendar



Clark County


TOUCH OF CLASS CHORALE, 2 and 7 p.m. 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: $10, $5 children and seniors. Proceeds will benefit the Winter Hospitality Overflow ministry. * 360-892-7160,

RESCUE PERFORMS AT CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 6 p.m. at Meadow Glade Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11001 N.E. 189th St., Battle Ground. Free-will offering will be taken. * or 360-687-2265.


THE ADULT CHOIR and Sunday school children from Memorial Lutheran Church will present “Canticle of Joy” at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. at the church, 2700 E. 28th St. The cantata was written by Joseph Martin. * 360-695-7501, ext. 10.

MILL PLAIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will feature the chancel choir with a sermon in music, “Lead Me Back to Bethlehem” by Pepper Choplin at the 11 a.m. worship service Dec. 18. The church will offer three services on Christmas Eve: 7 p.m., featuring the choir (child care provided this service only); 9 p.m., with music by Thomas Rheingans; and 11 p.m., with music by the Plain Truth Praise Band and candlelight communion. One service is planned for Christmas Day at 10:30 a.m. * 360-892-2421.

CHRISTMAS AT PEOPLES CHURCH will include a Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. with adult and children choir music. Child care is available for newborns through age 4. A Christmas Eve candlelight service will begin at 5 p.m. The Christmas morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 6801 E. Mill Plain Blvd. * 360-750-7235.

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL: “Dr. Newheat’s Christmas Cure” begins at 4 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. A musical prelude at 3:30 p.m. will be followed by children from Sunday school classes presenting the Christmas story. * 360-892-7160,

WINTER SOLSTICE LABYRINTH WALK with drumming, dancing and chanting, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 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. or bring hand or frame drums, rattles or digeridoos and join the drum circle from 8:30 to 9 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. * 503-502-3178.


COMMUNITY HANUKKAH CELEBRATION, with a menorah lighting ceremony, begins at 5:30 p.m. 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,, or $10 at the door. The event is sponsored by Chabad Jewish Center of Clark County. * 360-993-5222.

MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2700 E. 28th St., will have worship services at 7 p.m. during Advent. Services will be preceded by a 6 p.m. soup supper. * 360-695-7501, ext. 10.


MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES at noon and 6:45 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. A soup supper at 6 p.m. will precede evening worship. Child care is available at the evening worship. *, 360-892-7160.

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin St., Vancouver. A soup supper at 6 p.m. will precede evening worship. *, 360-693-3531.


ST. ANDREW’S CHANCEL CHOIR will sing at The Grotto’s Festival of Lights, Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, Portland, at 8 p.m. Dec. 28. Other activities at The Grotto include a petting zoo, puppet shows, food booths and the Christmas story told in a half million lights. *, 360-892-7160.

NEW YEAR’S DAY LABYRINTH WALK, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 1 at First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St. An offering will be taken. * 360-695-4965,



SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 161 Lutheran Church Road, Stevenson, will hold a simple soup supper at 6 p.m., followed by an evening worship service with Holy Communion, “Unfailing Light,” at 7 p.m. 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.