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.
MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2700 E. 28th St., will have Advent worship services at 7 p.m. Tuesdays during Advent. Services will be preceded by a 6 p.m. soup supper. 360-695-7501, ext. 10.
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 years and older; donations accepted. 360-693-1476.
THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
FESTIVAL OF THE NATIVITIES, noon to 9 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10509 S.E. Fifth St. There will be live music, children’s activities, more than 600 creches 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. General admission tickets are $15; students and seniors $10. Tickets are available at Beacock’s Music, 1420 S.E. 163rd Ave.; Music World, 7916 N.E. Sixth Ave.; and at the door.
ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH will host a Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting event Dec. 11 to honor and remember children who have died. Schedule: program 6:45 p.m.; candle lighting and reading of children’s names 7 p.m.; readings and music 7:10 p.m. followed by a reception. The church is at 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. * Questions or to have your child’s name read: firstname.lastname@example.org; Lorna Bradford, 360-213-9587; or Kathy Deschner, 360-573-3206.
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 and “Unfailing Light” at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 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.