Saturday, November 17, 2012
HOLIDAY MEDITATION, with the Rev. Jayna Gieber facilitating, to help participants take a break from holiday activities, at 1 p.m. Nov. 25 at Abundant Life Center, Quality Inn Conference Center, 7001 N.E. Highway 99. Suggested donation: $15. * http://www.my-ALC.com, 360-695-0211.
FESTIVAL OF THE NATIVITIES, noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10509 S.E. Fifth St. Live music, children's activities, more than 600 creches and a live nativity performance at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Free. * http://www.festivalofnativities.org.
DISTRICT BISHOP THE REV. W. DARIN MOORE, and his wife, Devieta Moore, missionary supervisor, will attend a worship service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and a check-up meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 1, both at Community African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. The Rev. Joyce Smith, pastor of Community AME, will host a welcome reception at the church, 3605 E. 13th St., following the check-up meeting. Moore was appointed bishop this summer at the general conference of the AME Zion Church. * http://westernamezion.org/or-wa/community.html or 360-693-4566.
PSALMFEST at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road, will feature singing, worship, workshops and short presentations from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1. * 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org.
OTHER CHURCH NEWS
SEEKING DONATIONS for Carols by Candlelight, a Christmas event for adults and children Dec. 21 at Esther Short Park, Sixth and Esther streets, Vancouver. Activate Church wants to help Clark County residents have a warmer Christmas. The church is asking for donations of hats, gloves and scarves, hot chocolate ingredients, 7-inch Christmas stockings and cash to purchase other supplies. * Arrange for pick-up 360-989-9414.