Clark County religion calendar
Saturday, November 19, 2011
A DOCUMENTARY FILM produced by Pierre Rehov on Christians living in the Middle East under Islamic rule will be shown at 7 p.m. at Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. Admission is free; donations are welcome. http://www.pierrerehov.com.
FIRST EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 4120 N.E. St. Johns Road, is the drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child. As part of Samaritan’s Purse, volunteers from around Clark County are preparing shoeboxes 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. About 86 million gifts for kids have been delivered worldwide since 1993. Drop-off hours: 4-6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ; or the church, 360-694-2525.
FAITH-BASED SEMINAR ON GRIEVING, 10 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 10 in the conference room at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th St. Sharon Osborn, 360-694-386; or the church office, 360-695-7501.
THE GREAT TURKEY HUNT begins at noon at Battle Ground Community United Methodist Church, 10300 N.E. 199th St., Battle Ground. Toddlers through middle-schoolers will hunt for turkey icons around the church grounds. Fifteen children will win a turkey for their family. All of the children will win prizes. 360-687-2542 or http://www.battlegroundumc.org.
CIRCLE FOR PRESENCE, class and meditation practice, meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at First Congregational Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St. Free class for those 8 and older; donations accepted. 360-693-1476.
FESTIVAL OF THE NATIVITIES, noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 1-4 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10509 S.E. Fifth St. Live music, children’s activities, more than 600 crèches and a live nativity performance at 6 and 8 p.m. Free. http://www.festivalofnativities.org.
THE MAJESTY OF CHRISTMAS holiday music featuring “Magnificat” by Vaughan Williams, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” with brass choir, at First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets: $15; $10 students and seniors at Beacock’s Music, 1420 S.E. 163rd Ave.; Music World, 7916 N.E. Sixth Ave.; and at the door.