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Clark County

SATURDAY

WOMEN MINISTRY CONFERENCE, for all women, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brush Prairie Baptist Church, 1184 N.E. 117th Ave. The $15 registration fee includes lunch. Jan Mathers and Judy Glenney will be speakers. * http://www.meetup.com/stonecroft-ministries, 360-892-4664.

OSCAR NIGHT, the annual auction fundraiser for Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, at 6:30 p.m. The auction will have more than 100 services and items to bid on silently, followed by a live auction, 4505 E. 18th St. Those attending are encouraged to dress as a movie star or character because there will be a secret version of Oscar awards during the evening. Admission is $10 to $20 at the door. * Lyle Smith, dsslbs@aol.com or 360-573-1549.

COUNTRY GOSPEL JUBILEE, 6:30 p.m. at the Holiness Association Campground, Northeast Covington Road at 107th Avenue, with hosts Bill and Lois O’Connor. An offering will be taken. * Lois O’Connor, 360-442-9470 or loisele@comcast.net.

FAITH-BASED SEMINAR ON GRIEVING continues at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 10 in the conference room at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th St. “Surviving the Holidays,” a one-day presentation, is planned for 10 a.m. Nov. 12. * Sharon Osborn, 360-694-3860; or the church office, 360-695-7501.

SUNDAY

BENEFIT CONCERT for Jayden Alvin-Anderson, who has pediatric neuroblastoma cancer, at 4 p.m. at Community A.M.E. Zion Church, 3605 E. 13th St. The Total Experience Gospel Choir from Seattle will perform. Free; donations accepted. * Community A.M.E, 360-693-4566.

THURSDAY

THE SHALOM CHAPTER OF HADASSAH, in honor of Jewish book month, will sponsor a presentation by local author David Michael Slater at 7 p.m. at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C Tenney Road. Slater has written books for children, teens and adults. * 360-571-8333 or mlgans@comcast.net.

UPCOMING

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH harvest dinner, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Parish Hall, 324 N.E. Oak St., Camas. Knights of Columbus and St. Elizabeth’s Apostolate of St. Thomas will host the event. Food will include turkey, dressing, potatoes, vegetables and salad. There will also be a pie raffle. Cost is adults $9; seniors $8.50; children, 5 to 12, $5.50 and families, $30. * 360-834-2126.

CIRCLE FOR PRESENCE, class and meditation practice, meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at First Congregational Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St. Free class for those 8 years and older; donations accepted. * 360-693-1476.

FIRST EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 4120 N.E. St. Johns Road, will be the drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child during collection week. As part of Samaritan’s Purse, volunteers from around Clark County are preparing gift-filled shoe boxes packed with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children in 100 countries. Approximately 12,000 boxes were collected locally in 2010 for this project. There have been 86 million gifts to kids hand-delivered worldwide since 1993. Drop-off hours: 4-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Nov. 14-19; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. * http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ or call the church, 360-694-2525.

OTHER NEWS

Abundant Life Center has selected the Rev. Suzan Hill to serve as guiding minister. Hill has a master’s degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She has served as a hospice director, a staff minister at Unity Church of Beaverton, Ore., and a seminary instructor. Hill has a private practice as a spiritual mentor and offers classes in interfaith and Scripture studies * http://www.my-alc.com, 360-695-0211.

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