Community gardens workshop: The Interfaith Food and Farms Partnership of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will have a workshop at 1 p.m. to provide ideas, resources and information on creating and maintaining gardens to represent the goals of congregations. Representatives from various gardening organizations will attend. Meeting, followed by a tour of church gardens, will be at First Congregational Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St. Suggested donation is $5 to $10. Register, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Water Community Church: Bruce Ware, a professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., will preach at 10 a.m. at Living Water Community Church. The congregation meets at Mountain View High School, 1500 S.E. Blairmont Drive. Ware, who is visiting the Northwest this summer to teach a summer intensive course at Western Seminary, has written numerous articles, book reviews and five books. 360-882-4220.
Appreciation service: The Rev. Alphonso H. Meadows Jr., pastor at Ebenezer A.M.E. Zion Church in Seattle, will speak at 4 p.m. at a special service at First A.M.E. Zion Church, 4304 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland. The service will honor the Rev. Robert F. Kemp, presiding elder of the Cascade District. 503-287-4969.
ST. ANDREW LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5607 N.E. Gher Road, will have a service of ordination for Adrienne Strehlow at 6 p.m. Strehlow, a graduate of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif., will be ordained into the pastoral ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is a lifelong member of St. Andrew and will begin serving as pastor of Ocean Park Lutheran Church in August. 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS:
o “ High Seas Expedition,” ages 4 through those entering eighth grade, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26-30 at MacArthur Boulevard Church, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Bible stories, skits, music, recreation, crafts. No registration fees, donations accepted. Bring sack lunch. 360-694-2527.
o “World Marketplace – Interfaith Day Camp,” ages 5 and older, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 26-30 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Children will explore religions of the world and how they relate to each other and the environment. 360-696-0181 or http://www.stlukesvancouver.com.
o “ The Egypt File – Decoding the Mystery of Life,” ages kindergarten through fifth-grade, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 26-30 at Crossroads Community Church, 7708 N.E. 78th St. Travel the land where Jesus grew up and learn about pyramids, sun, sand, mummies. Free. 360-256-9712 or email@example.com.