CASCADES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH will hold a Circle of Hope at Christmas service at 3 p.m. Dec. 1. The service is especially for people who have experienced grief or a loss whether of a loved one, a beloved pet, a lost job, loss of mobility or independence or other reasons. Cascades hopes the service may help those attending to rediscover the joy of the season. The church is at 9503 N.E. 86th St. 360-892-6613.
FESTIVAL OF THE NATIVITIES, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10509 S.E. Fifth St., Vancouver. More than 600 creches will be on display, as well as live music, children's activities and live nativity performances at 6 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free. www.festivalofnativities.org
CLASSIC GOSPEL SONS will perform in a Christmas gospel concert at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Woodland Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Lewis River Road, Woodland. 360-225-8662.