CHRISTMAS AT PEOPLES CHURCH at 10:30 a.m. at 6801 E. Mill Plain Blvd. The program includes adult and children’s choirs and the drama group. It is suggested that everyone bring a new or like new blanket for Open House Ministries Family Shelter. * 360-750-7235.
A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, “Candles for Christmas,” presented by the Sunday School classes at 5 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. The youth will present a musical prelude at 4:40 p.m. * 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org
COMMUNITY FOLK SONG CIRCLE, 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s — San Lucas Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. * 360-696-0181.
ADVENT SERVICE OF COMFORT, HOPE AND HEALING, noon and 6:45 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. The service is a time to acknowledge sadness and pain and to pray for healing and hope, and will include a time to light candles in remembrance of loved ones. * 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH will its final advent service at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at 1309 Franklin St. A soup supper at 6 p.m. will precede evening worship. * http://www.stpaulvancouver.com, 360-693-3531.
ST. ANDREW LUTHERAN CHURCH will hold its final advent service at noon and 6:45 p.m. Dec. 18 at 5607 N.E. Gher Road. A soup supper at 6 p.m. will precede evening worship. Child care is available at the evening service. The labyrinth is available to walk and pray from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. * http://www.salcvan.org
A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE, a special time to remember and honor the lives of those who have touched ours but who have died, at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at Columbia Presbyterian Church, 805 Columbia Ridge Drive, Vancouver. The service will be in the church gymnasium. * columbiapresbyterian.org, 360-694-7549.