Religion calendar



Clark County


GOSPEL FEST, a free concert featuring musicians from local churches, begins at 6 p.m. at Battle Ground United Methodist Church, 10300 N.E. 199th St., Battle Ground. Musicians include the Marlenes, the Joyful Noise and Just for Fun. There will also be a silent auction to raise money for the needy. 360-687-2542.

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

SEMINAR ON GRIEVING, a faith-based seminar, 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, 360-695-7501.


COLUMBIA PASTORAL COUNSELING CENTER will present an afternoon of music by local artists at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 W. 39th St. The fundraiser will feature Doug Smith on acoustic guitar and his wife, Judy Koch, singing and playing the flute; Sandra Baumgarten, a mezzo soprano; and Keith Collins, a jazz bassist. Admission is $15. Tickets: or 360-696-1615.

ST. ANDREW LUTHERAN CHURCH will have a 40th anniversary celebration Sunday. Former members and pastors are invited to attend the festivities. Worship, at 8:30 and 11 a.m., will be followed by a pig roast potluck luncheon that will include singing, sharing of stories and photo presentations at 5607 N.E. Gher Road. 360-892-7160 or


COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 805 Columbia Ridge Drive, will have a rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Prices on Saturday are 50 percent off, with a $4 bag sale in the fellowship hall. Rummage sale items include clothing, books, housewares, garden items, tools, furniture and sports equipment, as well as a bake sale. Sponsored by Columbia Presbyterian Women, with all proceeds going to mission projects. 360-694-7549.


A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION by Bev Questad begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12513 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Questad, a teacher at Skyview High School, will share her experiences this summer working in a Bangladesh orphanage. She was a volunteer teacher of English for Distressed Children and Infants, International in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The peace and justice ministry at the church is hosting the free event. Jo’an Sterr, or 360-892-4665.


SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 161 Lutheran Church Road, Stevenson, will have a Blessing of the Animals service at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. Pets need to be leashed or in crates for the indoor service. 509-427-5972.



A PANEL DISCUSSION ON JUDAISM will feature six area rabbis at 7:15 p.m. at Shaarie Torah, 920 N.W. Fifth Ave., Portland. “Rabbis Gone Wise,” hosted by Portland Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, will represent five area synagogues and multiple Jewish movements. Tickets, $10 to $36. The Mini-School provides Jewish study at the adult level for Jews and others. Tickets at, 503-384-2476, rachel@meltonportland.orgt or at the door.