SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM begins at 4 p.m. 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 an institute 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. * More details, Gail Thomas, 360-433-8290.
ORGANIST STEPHEN JANZEN will present an organ recital at 3 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12513 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. A free will offering will be taken. * 360-254-9243.
CROSSWAY CHURCH is sponsoring Club Hope, a monthly free Christian infertility support group, 7:30 to 9 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. * 360-828-1663, http://www.clubhopeinfertility.org.
A WESAK CELEBRATION, a spiritual event celebrating the birth, enlightenment and Buddha’s passing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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. * http://www.my-alc.com, 360-695-0211.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 7-8 p.m. at MacArthur Boulevard Christian Church, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Family oriented with creative prayer stations. * 360-694-2527.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
SPRING CHURCH SALE will feature clothing for all ages, garden items, tools, furniture, sports equipment and housewares at Columbia Presbyterian Church, 805 Columbia Ridge Drive. There will be a bake shop. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Saturday prices are 50 percent off; there will be a $5 bag sale. Proceeds fund mission projects. * 360-694-7549.
MAY DAY CELEBRATION 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 3500 N.W. 129th St. The celebration will feature a neighborhood plant exchange, a program on boat safety, Felida and Salmon Creek neighborhood association booths, plus baked items, flower baskets and outdoor and indoor decorations for sale. There will also be a large rummage sale. * 360-573-5031.
CLASSIC GOSPEL SONS will perfhttp://www.columbian.com/admin/news/story/145671/#orm at 10 a.m. May 6 at The Church at Proebstel, 18702 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. A free will offering will be taken.* 360-892-3216. THE CHANCEL CHOIR will present the cantata, “No Stone Could Hold Him,” at 10 a.m. May 6 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin St. *360-693-3531, http://www.stpaulvancouver.com.
OTHER CHURCH NEWS
6700 N.E. 29th Ave., Portland will install the Rev. Bob Martinek as pastor at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Martinek, a Navy veteran, graduated from seminary in 1988 and was ordained at Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond, Va. He lives in Vancouver.