SEMINAR ON GRIEVING, a faith-based seminar, continues at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 10, Memorial Lutheran Church conference room, 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.
WOODLAND GOSPEL JUBILEE will feature Carl Hendrix at 6 p.m., Woodland Assembly of God, 360 Gun Club Road, Woodland. Other singers include Brenda Sowers, Bob and Nola Wills, and Doug and Sandy McMurray. http://www.woodlandassemblyofgod.com, 360-225-1803.
CROSSWAY CHURCH is starting a new series about heaven at 10 a.m. The church also will kickoff a new interactive elementary children’s program, “What’s in the Bible” by Phil Visscher, creator of “Veggie Tales.” The congregation meets at Salmon Creek Elementary, 1601 N.E. 129th St. 360-828-1663.
SAINT LUKE PRODUCTIONS, founded by Leonardo Defilippis in 1980, will celebrate three decades of service through theater and the media with a Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 S. Andresen Road. Dinner and festivities follow. Admission is $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. The event is open to all who wish to join the staff and community of Saint Luke Productions. http://www.stlukeproductions.com/30years or 360-687-8029.
CIRCLE FOR PRESENCE, class and meditation practice, meets at 6:30 p.m., 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, Friday through Sunday. Markos was a fellow and tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he became chairman of medieval and renaissance English at Cambridge University. Cost is $20 per person; $30 per family. All events will be in the sanctuary, 805 S.E. Columbia Ridge Drive. 360- 694-7549. Schedule:
• 7:45-9:30 p.m. Friday: “Lewis Agonistes, Wrestling with Science”;
• 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday: “Lewis Agonistes, Wrestling with New Age”;
• 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday: A dramatization of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and lecture on the Christian meaning (appropriate for children);
• 11 a.m. worship service Sunday: Preaching.
FALL REVIVAL AND HARVEST CRUSADE will be hosted by the Rev. Joyce Smith at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Community A.M.E. Zion Church, 3605 E. 13th St. Theme: “It’s Time to Come Back Home.” Guest evangelist is the Rev. Stephen Pogue from the Greater Cooper A.M.E. Zion Church in Oakland, Calif. Transportation: 360-281-6679.
AN EVENING OF BIG BAND MUSIC, with the Beacock Music New Horizon Jazz Band, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Admission is by a donation to the Ruth Mathes Scholarship Fund. Refreshments will be served. http://www.millplainumc.org or 360-892-2421.
HERITAGE CHURCH will host 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, $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. Registration: 360-225-1054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY with Dave Ramsey, a 13-week Bible-based accountability class, offers classes at Compass Church, 1812 Main St., beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Register: Alex Young, 360-695-8448.
THE CLARK COUNTY MAYORS’ AND COMMUNITY LEADERS’ PRAYER BREAKFAST will begin at 7 a.m. Oct. 27, Hilton Vancouver Washington, main ballroom, 301 W. Sixth St. The breakfast is sponsored by Clark County chapters of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America. Woodland Mayor Chuck Blum is the host mayor. Jackie Gust, a registered nurse who has traveled internationally for 15 years completing many missions, is the testimonial speaker. The keynote speaker is Joseph Anfuso, founder of Forward Edge International. Register: Alex Young, 360-695-8448.
STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Crossroads Community Church, 7708 N.E. 78th St. Chapman, with his “Songs & Stories” tour, will share the stage with emerging artists Andrew Peterson and Josh Wilson. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. http://www.104thefish.com or 503-652-8100.
MOMS IN TOUCH INC. will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 29, First Church of God, 3300 N.E. 78th St. 360-798-8306.
FIRST FRIENDS CHURCH HARVEST PARTY: Games, crafts and candy will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church, 2710 N.E. 65th Ave. Nonscary costumes are welcome. http://www.vffc.org, 360-695-4455.