Clark County religion calendar
Saturday, October 29, 2011
A PANCAKE FEST at St. Andrew Lutheran Church will celebrate how people celebrate the mission of the church through compassion, acceptance and service. The celebration, 8 a.m. to noon, will be at the church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. An offering will be taken. The preschool is having an auction during the event. http://www.salcvan.org or 360-892-7160.
MOMS IN TOUCH INC. will meet at 10 a.m. at First Church of God, 3300 N.E. 78th St. 360-798-8306.
SEMINAR ON GRIEVING, a faith-based seminar, continues at 10 a.m. on 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.
UNITY OF VANCOUVER’S holiday auction will take place from noon to 2 pm. at the church, 3814 Franklin St. 360-696-0996.
MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH will celebrate the Reformation with special music and and a message on “The Truth” with one worship service at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 2700 E. 28th St. 360-695-7501, ext. 10.
FIRST FRIENDS CHURCH will have a harvest party, with games, crafts and candy, 5 to 8 p.m. Costumes are welcome, but no scary ones. The church is at 2710 N.E. 65th Ave. http://www.vffc.org, 360-695-4455.
EAST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY CHURCH will have a free Trunk or Treat, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the church parking lot, 12415 S.E. Seventh St. 360-256-2780.
ALL SAINTS DAY will be celebrated by students at Pacific Crest Academy, 324 N.E. Oak St., Camas. Students, kindergarten through eighth grade, dress up as saints and present biographical sketches and use props to complement their exhibits, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in a saints museum. Students, in costume, will attend Mass at noon at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
COMMUNITY CHOIR PRACTICE will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Washougal United Methodist Church, 4020 M St., Washougal to practice singing the Christmas cantata, “Lead Me to Bethlehem.” Everyone welcome; no experience necessary. The cantata performance will be at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18. firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-835-8099 or 425-422-6509.
RIDGEFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH annual salad bar luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1410 S. Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield. Cost is $7. There will also be a mini bazaar. 360-887-8312.
GATEWAY CHURCH STUDENT MINISTRIES AUCTION begins at 7 p.m. at the church, 1235 E St., Washougal. Monies earned will be used help fund admission to camps and retreats for Gateway students. There will be a silent and oral auction, with complimentary dessert, for goods and services; cash or checks please. http://www.gatewayweb.org/#/students/auction-2011 or 360-835-2153.
BENEFIT FOR THE HOMELESS, “Night of Song and Praise,” for the Winter Hospitality Overflow ministry, will be at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, 8701 N.E. 119th St. The concert features the praise teams from Salmon Creek United Methodist Church and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. An offering will be taken. The WHO was established in Clark County in 1996 and is run by Share and the Council for the Homeless, in partnership with St. Andrew Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran churches. Concert information, Ron and Nancy Deibert, 360-699-1234 or WHO, 360-699-5106.
WOMEN MINISTRY CONFERENCE, for all women, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brush Prairie Baptist Church, 1184 N.E. 117th Ave. The $15 registration fee includes lunch. Jan Mathers and Judy Glenney will be speakers. http://www.meetup.com/stonecroft-ministries, 360-892-4664.
OSCAR NIGHT, the annual auction fundraiser for Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. The auction will have more than 100 services and items to bid on silently, followed by a live auction, 4505 E. 18th St. Those attending are encouraged to dress as a movie star or character because there will be a secret version of Oscar awards during the evening. Admission is $10 to $20 at the door. Lyle Smith, email@example.com or 360-573-1549.
COUNTRY GOSPEL JUBILEE, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENEFIT CONCERT for Jayden Alvin-Anderson, who has pediatric neuroblastoma cancer, at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at Community A.M.E. Zion Church, 3605 E. 13th St. The Total Experience Gospel Choir from Seattle will perform. Free admission; donations accepted. Community AME, 360-693-4566.
THE SHALOM CHAPTER OF HADASSAH, in honor of Jewish book month, will sponsor a presentation by local author David Michael Slater at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C Tenney Road. Slater has written numerous books for children as well as several for teens and adults. Information: 360-571-8333 email@example.com.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH harvest dinner, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Parish Hall, 324 N.E. Oak St., Camas. Knights of Columbus and St. Elizabeth’s Apostolate of St. Thomas will host the event. Food will include turkey, dressing, potatoes, vegetables and salad. There will also be a pie raffle. Cost is adults $9; seniors $8.50; children, 5 to 12, $5.50 and families, $30. 360-834-2126.
SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 161 Lutheran Church Road, Stevenson, Reformation Sunday will feature Martin Luther’s music at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. A dinner with German food and root beer garden will follow the worship service. There will be a Trick’n Halloween Treat’n drive-through blessing, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church parking lot. * 509-427-5972.