Religion calendar



Clark County


A STAGE COMEDY, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” will be presented by high school students at Cedar Tree Classical Christian School at 2 and 6:30 p.m. at Summit View Church, 11718 N.W. 31st Ave. Seating is limited. Reservations:, 360-887-0190.

EARTH DAY EVE TAIZÉ SERVICE 6 p.m. April 21 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. 360-696-0181.

THE LIVING WELL CHURCH will have its first evening weekend services at 6 p.m. The church is a kingdom focused church. Brian Daehn, senior leader and pastor of the church, said the church’s vision is reviving, restoring and reaching. Daehn, a former full-time professor at Portland Bible College and leader at City Bible Church, recently started Living Well. The new service will be held at New Tradition Homes, 11815 N.E. 113th St., No. 110. 360-831-2571 or


SALMON CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will feature “Children First,” a service led entirely by the children, 10 a.m. at 12217 N.E. Highway 99. The theme will be “Love.” 360-573-3111.

ABUNDANT LIFE CENTER will feature a community discussion group exploring questions about the Islamic faith, 12:30-2 p.m. at Quality Inn conference Center, 7001 N.E. Highway 99. A free will offering will be taken. 360-695-0211.

DEMOCRACY WORKSHOP, 3-5 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 E. 18th St. Paul Cienfuegos, author and community organizer, will speak. Event sponsored by Community Rights Vancouver.

PASTOR ERIC WANGEN-HOCH, who began Living Stones prison ministry at Washington Correction Center in Shelton, will preach at 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. He will also lead a forum about his unique ministry following the worship services., 360-892-7160.


ONE-DAY RETREAT, “Man Up, To Stand Up,” open to all men and women, sponsored by Friends of the Carpenter, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at The Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St. W. Paul Young, author of “The Shack,” will speak. Registration fee, $20-$25, includes lunch. Reservations by April 23: 360-750-4752.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM begins at 4 p.m. April 29 at Community A.M.E. Zion Church, 3605 E. 13th St. The sixth-annual Jennie T. Kemp Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide assistance to qualifying applicants who will attend institutes of higher learning or vocational training. The Rev. LeRoy Haynes, pastor of Allen Temple C.M.E. Church in Portland, will be speaker of the hour. The Rev. J.W. “Matt” Hennessee, pastor of Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland, will present the scholarships. Tax-deductible contributions of $50 (check or money order) may be made to the Jennie T. Kemp Memorial Scholarship Fund. Gail Thomas, 360-433-8290.

A WESAK CELEBRATION, a spiritual event celebrating the birth, enlightenment and Buddha’s passing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 2 at Abundant Life Center at Quality Inn conference center, 7001 N.E. Highway 99. Shama Strong and Liliana Penaherrera will lead traditional Buddhist prayer, calming breath, chakra toning and chants for healing, compassion, connection and equanimity. Suggested donation is $10., 360-695-0211.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, 7-8 p.m. May 3 at MacArthur Boulevard Christian Church, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Family oriented with creative prayer stations. 360-694-2527.