ST. LUKES-SAN LUCAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH will host its monthly Taizé service, "Gifts from the Field: Poems of Pablo Neruda," at 6 p.m. at 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. The service will include chants, poetry and meditation. A community folk song circle will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the church. * 360-696-0181.
COLUMBIA PASTORAL COUNSELING CENTER will begin its annual celebration with dinner at 5:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. The topic of special guest speaker will be Conrad P. Hackett, demographer, Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C., is "Myths and Misperceptions about Religion." Keith Hackett, executive director of the center, is retiring and the counseling center will be closing. Tickets are $20. * Reservations: 360-696-1615.
BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND TALK, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Yoga Samadhi, 177 W. Jewett, White Salmon. Ajahn Jayasaro, who has been a Buddhist monk for more than 30 years, is a renowned teacher and author in both the Thai and English languages. * For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUP AND BREAD DISCUSSIONS 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Camas Friends Church, 1004 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. Meetings will begin with a simple meal and fellowship, followed by a time of focused teaching and discussion in the church community room. Discussion topics will come from the workbook, "Healthy Children, Healthy Planet," assembled by the Northwest Earth Institute. The free series continues through Nov. 13. * 360-834-2446.
ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER, a traditional Thanksgiving meal,will be from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Parish Hall at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 324 N.E. Oak St., Camas. Dinner prices are $5.50 to $9 and $30 for a family in the same household. The dinner is provided by Knights of Columbus and the St. Elizabeth Apostolate. * 360-834-2126.
MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2700 E. 28th St., Vancouver, will celebrate its 70 years of worship and service with an organ concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Timothy and Nancy LeRoi-Nickel, who have preformed at Carnegie Hall, will be guest organists. An offering will be taken. The church will have a 70 Years of Blessings worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in honor of their anniversary. A brunch and program will follow the service. * 360-695-7501.NORTH CREEK CHURCH will host Michael Robert in an all-ages Christian concert at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 5. General admission tickets, $10; VIP tickets, $20, include a meet and greet at 5:45 p.m.; and VIP Plus, $25, front row seats plus a CD. The church is at 10311 N.E. Highway 99. * 360-977-6471, http://www.itickets.com/events/313722/vancouver_wa/revived_tour.html.
OTHER CHURCH NEWS
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM, part of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, has a new location at 420 W. Eighth St., Vancouver. The reading room sells Bibles and other religious reading materials, plus offers a place for reading, studying or learning more about the Bible. * http://www.christiansciencevancouverwa.org, 360-718-8416.