Saturday, October 20, 2012
FALL RUMMAGE SALE, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 9900 E. Mill Plain Blvd., will include a variety of household items and clothing. * 360-892-7850.
GUITAR CONCERT, 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St. Doug Smith, a Grammy award-winning artist will perform with his wife, Judy Koch. Tickets are $15. * Nancy, 360-696-0380; or Jeanie, 360-574-9011.
AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP on community building will begin at 2 p.m. at Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 4505 E. 18th St. Bill Scarvie with Earth Community Ministries will present "Building Community Resilience in Uncertain Times" to explore economic uncertainty through introspection, intimate conversation and group discussion.
EXPERIENTIAL MEDITATION WORKSHOP, facilitated by the Rev. Auda Marie and Draq Druella, 1-3 p.m. at Abundant Life Center, Quality Inn Conference Center, 7001 N.E. Highway 99, Vancouver. The workshop is designed to introduce a variety of meditation styles. Suggested donation, $15. * 360-695-0211 or http://www.my-ALC.com.
FAMILY OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, has family night programs for kindergarten through adults featuring a children's tone chime choir, confirmation classes, board games, all-ages dinner and adult Bible study. Activities begin at 5 p.m. at the church, 3500 N.W. 12th St. Admission is $3 per person; no more than $12 per family.
THE CLARK COUNTY MAYORS' AND CIVIC LEADERS' PRAYER BREAKFAST will begin at 7 a.m. at Hilton Vancouver Washington, main ballroom, 301 W. Sixth St. The breakfast is sponsored by Clark County chapters of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America. Camas Mayor Scott Higgins is the host mayor. Greg Romine, who went from dealing drugs as a young adult to training leaders worldwide, is the testimonial speaker. The keynote speaker is Linda Smith, who founded Shared Hope International in 1998. Tickets are $30. * Reservations: 360-944-7523, http://www.clarkcountyprayerbreakfast.org.
MISSION CONNEXIONS BANQUET, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, 12217 N.E. Highway 99. Thomas Kemper, general secretary of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in New York, and the Rev. Paul Jeffrey, missionary photojournalist, will discuss current mission issues with the Rev. Keith Hackett. Tickets are $20. * 360-696-1615, email@example.com.
PANCAKE FEST, sponsored by St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road, 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 27. The church preschool is sponsoring an art auction. * 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org.
UNITY OF VANCOUVER will have a gift and goodie auction, noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church, 3814 Franklin St. * 360-696-0996, http://www.unityofvancouver.com.
FAMILY OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH will host its first Trunk and Treat Halloween event at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. in the church parking lot, 3500 N.W. 12th St. There will be trick or treating, activities and games, and hot dogs and chili dogs will be for sale.
AUTHOR LOIS LEVEEN, who wrote the novel, "The Secrets of Mary Browser," will make a presentation at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C N.E. Tenney Road. The presentation, in honor of Jewish Book Month, is sponsored by the Shalom Chapter of Hadassah. * 360-882-0502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER CHURCH NEWS
THE REV. KATHLEEN "KIT" NEELEY will be installed as pastor of Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 3500 N.W. 12th St., during the worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Robert D. Hofstad, bishop of the Southwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will preach and preside at the installation. The service will be followed by a luncheon reception. There will be only one service Sunday.
LAY SUPPORTERS OF PACIFIC HERMITAGE, a small Buddhist monastery in White Salmon, will have a potluck and traditional Thai alms-giving ceremony called a Pah Bah at Mountain View Grange, 1085 N. Main Ave., White Salmon. The potluck begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 28, with the ceremony following at 12:30. Tours of the nearby Pacific Hermitage will begin at 3 p.m., with shuttles departing from the grange. English will be the primary language, although there will be some chanting in Pali, the language of the Buddha. The ceremony does not include meditation. Donations may be made but are not necessary. * http://www.pacifichermitage.org.