SEMINAR ON GRIEVING: 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 office, 360-695-7501.
THE PEACE AND JUSTICE MINISTRY at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church is sponsoring a presentation on helping children in Bangladesh, “Success in Bangladesh” at 7 p.m. High school students from Skyview High School will participate in three dramatic readings. The church is at 12513 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. 360-254-9243.
A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION by Bev Questad begins at 7 p.m. 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 an orphanage in Bangladesh. She was a volunteer teacher of English for Distressed Children and Infants, International in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Students from the school will participate in the presentation with dramatic readings. The peace and justice ministry at the church is hosting the free event. Jo’an Sterr, firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-892-4665.
CROSSWAY CHURCH, is starting a new series about heaven at 10 a.m. Oct. 16. The church will also kickoff a new interactive elementary children’s program, “What’s in the Bible” by Phil Visscher, the creator of “Veggie Tales.” The congregation meets at Salmon Creek Elementary, 1601 N.E. 129th St. 360-828-1663.
FOURTH PLAIN CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE will welcome the southern gospel group The Palmetto State Quartet at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at 16807 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. The group was founded in the 1940s. 360-892-4462.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH will feature a performance of “Thérése” by Leonardo Defilippis, beginning with Mass at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the church, 400 S. Andresen Road. The locally-based St. Luke Productions is celebrating three decades of service through theater and the media. Dinner and festivities will follow Mass. Admission is $25 each or $200 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at http://www.stlukeproductions.com/30years or 360-687-8029.
CIRCLE FOR PRESENCE, class and meditation practice, meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at First Congregational Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St. Free class for those 8 years and older; donations accepted. 360-693-1476.
COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH will have a weekend of spiritual renewal with Louis Markos, a C.S. Lewis scholar on Oct. 21-23. Markos was a fellow and tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to be the chairman of medieval and renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until he retired. Schedule: “Lewis Agonistes, Wrestling with Science,” 7:45-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21; “Lewis Agonistes, Wrestling with New Age,” 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 22; dramatization of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (appropriate for children) and lecture on the Christian meaning, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22; and preaching at the 11 a.m. worship service Oct. 23. Cost is $20 per person; $30 per family. All events will be in the sanctuary, 805 S.E. Columbia Ridge Drive. 360- 694-7549.
FALL REVIVAL AND HARVEST CRUSADE at Community A.M.E. Zion Church, 3605 E. 13th St. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 and 8 and 11 a.m. Oct. 23. The theme is “It’s Time to come Back Home.” Guest evangelist is the Rev. Stephen W. Pogue from the Greater Cooper A.M.E. Zion Church in Oakland, Calif. The host pastor is the Rev. Joyce M. Smith. Transportation: 360-281-6679.
HERITAGE CHURCH will host the Vessels of His Glory conference beginning with registration at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 22 at the church, 417 N.E. 65th St. The conference is sponsored by Vancouver Prayer & Healing Rooms. Cost is $10 individuals and $15 married couples. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; subjects include anointed prayer; how the Holy Spirit speaks to us; how we agree with the enemy; and winning souls for Christ. Terry and Linda Chambers, directors of Golden Gate Healing Rooms, will testify as to how God put them in place as first responders during the fires in the Goldendale area recently. Register: 360-225-1054 or email@example.com.