SATURDAY, APRIL 1
Upward Trails ministry hike at Cape Lookout State Park in Tillamook County. Five miles down to the beach and back, or three miles plus beach walk with shuttle. An 800-foot elevation loss and gain. 503-668-8950 or 503-484-7998.
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Finishing Strong informational seminar on senior citizen concerns, City Bible Church, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland. Hosted by Caleb Crew 55+, the church’s senior adults ministry. Workshops taught by Portland-area experts on a variety of topics: legal issues, Social Security, aging, senior housing options, family dynamics and more. Free admission. Register onlline at tr.im/calebcrew
1 to 3 p.m., Northside Women’s Celebration, Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins, Newberg. Potluck lunch and fellowship. 503-538-0440 or northsidenewberg.org
1:30 p.m., The ministry Xpose Hope presents Cindy Romine of Called to Rescue speaking, Rock Creek Church, 4470 N.W. 185th Ave., Portland 97229. Xpose Hope seeks to show the love of Christ to those in the adult entertainment industry, to stem the tide of trafficking in the Northwest and to educate parents and children about safety. Called to Rescue combats sex trafficking both domestically and internationally. She will speak on keeping children safe on the Internet and self-defense tips. Parents and children age 12 and older welcome to attend this free presentation. 971-319-4413 or email@example.com.
2 to 5 p.m., Informational meeting on the formation of St. Michael’s Anglican Church in east Vancouver, Wash., Lewis & Clark Conference Room at the Hampton Inn, 315 S.E. Olympia Drive, Vancouver 98683. A traditional worship church with roots in the English Reformation, but today fully American. Refreshments served. 503-356-8852 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, APRIL 2
10:30 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Jesus in the Old Testament with Yoel Ben David, First Baptist Church of Gladstone, 6125 Caldwell Road, Gladstone 97027. 503-654-7728 or jewsforjesus.org
10:30 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Alan Bond, Pendleton Free Methodist Church, 1711 S.W. 44th St, Pendleton 97801. 541-276-6015 or jewsforjesus.org
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Alan Bond, Father’s House Fellowship meeting at New Life Assembly of God, 1602 S. Columbus Ave., Goldendale, Wash. 98620. 509-773-4650 or jewsforjesus.org
7 to 8 p.m., Matt and Josie Minikus in concert, Hermiston Seventh-day Adventist Church, 855 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston 97838. mattandjosieminikus.com
MONDAY, APRIL 3
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Preview Day at Pacific Northwest campus of Gateway Seminary, 3200 N.E. 109th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98682. Includes free lunch. 360-882-2200 or www.GS.edu
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jim Cottrell speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash 98662. From a troubled youth, Cottrell met Christ during the 1970s Jesus Movement and established Portland Teen Challenge before starting the Freedom House ministry to men in Vancouver in 2005.. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608, www.fgbmfamerica.org
5 to 7 p.m., Meet and greet with Mike and Lori Salley, founders of the ministry Show Mercy, 4685 N.E. Elliott Circle, Corvallis 97330. Show Mercy is an outreach to the needy in Uganda, Africa. RSBP to 541-905-0791 or email@example.com
6 p.m., Deborah Gliebe speaking at Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St,. Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Gliebe is a prophetic evangelist and teacher who has ministered worldwide. Food and fellowship during first hour. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, APRIL 4
11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Sonny Huhtala, sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. A prophetic and healing minister, Huhtala was set free from the occult when he met Christ at a young age. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or wwwfgbmfamerica.org
7 p.m. Jews for Jesus presents Message from the Word with Yoel Ben David, North Umpqua Bible Fellowship, 1547 Wild River Drive, Roseburg 97470. 541-496-0764 or jewsforjesus.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
9:30 a.m., Wanda Frank speaking at monthly meeting of Portland AM Aglow, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086. Frank is president of Salem Aglow. firstname.lastname@example.org
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem Leadership Foundation’s April CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Centers luncheon, Gateway Foursquare Church, 525 Idylwood Drive S.e., Salem 97302. Panelists from Abuse Recovery & Ministry Services, Center for Hope and Safety, and Agape Ministries. Free admission. RSVP to monica@salemLF.org
7 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder, McKenzie Bible Fellowship, 45061 McKenzie Hwy., Walterville 97489. 541-896-3829 or jewsforjesus.org
7 p.m., Violinist Jaime Jorge in concert, Hockinson Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church, 21109 N.E. 150th St., Brush Prarie, Wash. 98606. 360-254-3822.
THURSDAY, APRIL 6
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Good Samaritan Ministries presents The Body Keeps the Score Webinar, first of two consecutive days, at the ministry office, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, ,Bldg. 23, Beaverton 97008. Featuring Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. and his pioneering efforts in dealing with traumatic stress. Freewill offering taken. 503-644-2339 or GoodSamaritanMinistries.org
Women’s One Day Renewal Retreat, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. $20. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
Bruin Preview, first of two consecutive days, George Fox University’s Newberg campus. This is a two-day college visitation event for prospective first-year students and college transfer students at George Fox. Students – and their parents — can attend classes, tour the campus, learn about financial aid, and meet with admission counselors and coaches. Students can spent the night on campus and attend a choice of special activities tonight. $25 for students, $10 for parents. 503-538-8383 or bruinpreview.georgefox.edu
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, Prineville Community Church, 520 N.E. Elm St., Prineville 97754. 541-447-6315 or jewsforjesus.org
7:30 p.m., George Fox University’s Willam Penn Honors Program presents a free lecture by writer Miles Hollingworth titled “On the True Version of an Event: Saint Augustine of Hipp’s Conversion,” Room 105 of the Hoover Academic Building on the Newberg campus. Reception followes. 503-554-2152 or georgefox.edu/honors
7:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Outer Space Hip-Hop Concert, Psalm Center at Corban University, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317. Features Portland based Rapper, Braille of Beautiful Eulogy and Humble Beast Records. The concert will also include performances by current Corban students (Tim Yee and others ) as they lyrically portray reaching for outer space, for Heaven. Free admission.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Inspiring Generous Joy, an event for women, Sentinel Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland 97205. This is co-sponsored locally by the Portland chapter of the national organization Generous Giving and the Portland office of National Christian Foundation. Not a fundraising event, this is an opportunity for women “to explore their purposes, live their passion and create a personal plan to change the world for God’s glory.” Helpoing lead the event will be about 11 representatives of Women Doing Well, a Texas-based outreach. $99. email@example.com or www.regonline.com/WDW2017PDX or womendoingwell.org
Young Adult Spring Retreat sponsored by Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of three consecutive days, Camp Magruder, 17450 Old Pacific Hwy., Rockaway Beach 97136. 503-850-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org or oregonconference.org
Couples Conference with Shane and Phyllis Womack, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center/ Shane Womack is a teaching pastor at La Mirada Christian Church in La Mirada, Calilf. His wife is co-founder of Living Alternatives, a pro-life pregnancy center in Fullerton, Calif. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
37th annual Springtime Spectacular sponsored by Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District’s Women’s Ministries, Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 N.E. 27th St., Bend 97701. Theme is “Continually.” Keynote speaker is Shari Minke. Worship leader is Jason Visser. 503-320-9415 or 503-581-3950 or orpac.org
6 to 9:30 p.m., Christian Youth Summit sponsored by Prepare the Way, first of two consecutive days, Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 2550 N.E. Butler Market Road, Bend 97701. Continues 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Speakers are Craig Hazen of Biola University and Dena Davidson of Thrive School at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, Calif. 541-325-2639 or ChristianYouthSummit.org
7 to 9 p.m., Open house author party to mark the release of David Sanford’s book Loving Your Neighbor: Surprise! It’s Not What You Think, at the home of Ron and Janet Gschwend, 13546 S.E. Tropicana Court, Happy Valley 97086. Refreshments, a short reading, and book signing. For an $8 discount on purchase of the paperback, or to access a free .pdf copy, write to LvYrNeighborSurprise@gmail.com
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Upward Trails ministry hike in the Columbia Gorge to Wahclella and Elowah Falls. Four miles with a 680-foot elevation gain total. 503-718-7774.
7 a.m. to 2:35 p.m., LifeWay Christian Resources presents a nationwide simulcast from Tulsa, Okla., with Bible teacher and actress Priscilla Shirer, viewable at two locations in this region — Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97305 and Merlin Community Baptist Church, 361 Galice Road, Merlin 97532. Worship led by Anthony Evans. www.lifeway.com
9 and 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lincoln Steed, editor of Liberty magazine and assistant vice president of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, speaking, Adventist Community Church of Vancouver, 9711 N.E. St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98665. Steed will speak about this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the ongoing need today for religious freedom. 360-696-2511.
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Creation Encounter tour of the Columbia River Gorge, meeting at Starbucks near the Hood River brudge for carpooling. Theme is “Creation Mysteries of Gorge.” Suggested donation $15 individual, $25 for families, and includes a fieldbook for the Gorge. CreationEncounter.com/tours
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuff Stuff Ministries presents Marriage Redeemed, a conference for couples seeking healing from betrayal, Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Parkway, Lake Oswego 97035. Speakers include Bob and Nancy Laughland, Steve and Mary Frantz, Scott and Wendy Blanton, Earl and Sandy Wilson and Dennis and Georgia Miller. $70 by March 29, $80 after that date. Includes lunch. 503-655-5534 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or tuffstuffministries.com
10 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David, New Life Foursquare Church, 2350 S.E. Territorial Road, Canby 97013. 503-266-4444 or jewsforjesus.org
11 a.m. and 2 p.m,. Lamb to Dragon, a presentation on the role America plays in prophecy, Stone Tower Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3010 N.E. Holladay St., Portland 97232. Followed at 2 p.m. with “Islam and America’s Christian Nation Debate.” Vegetarian potluck served between sessions. 503-232-6018.
Eighth annual President’s Scholarship Tea and Auction at Warner Pacific College, at the college’s Mount Tabor campus, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., Portland 97215. This event supports the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative at the college. Featured speaker is Katelyn Beaty, author and former editor of Christianity Today. 503-517-1114 or warnerpacific.edu/auction
5 p.m., Dinner and auction sponsored by C.S. Lewis Academy of Newberg, in the school gymnasium, 1605 N. College St., Newberg. Theme is “Take Me Out to the Auction.” $25. 503-989-1890 or email@example.com
5 p.m., Medical Teams International’s Great Adventure: An Evening of Impact auction and dinner, at the agency headquarters, 14150 S.W. Milton Court, Tigard 97224. Over the past decade, this annual event has raised more than $11 millon to serve people affected by disaster, conflicct and poverty. 503-624-1000 or medicalteams.org
6 p.m., Built on Love Benefit Dinner sponsored by Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Clackamas County, Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Parkway, Lake Oswego 97035. Suggested donation $25. 503-655-4223, Ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David, Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, Newberg 97132. 503-538-3104 of jewsforjesus.org
6 p.m., Newsboys’ Love Riot Tour, Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion, Salem. Tickets $18 to $100. PremierProductions.com
7 to 8:30 p.m., Open house author party to mark the release of David Sanford’s book Loving Your Neighbor: Surprise! It’s Not What You Think, at the home of Jim and Bonnie Hills, 2685 Saddle Club S.E., Salem 97317. Includes refreshments, a short reading, and book signing. For an $8 discount on purchase of the paperback, or to access a free .pdf copy, write to LvYrNeighborSurprise@gmail.com
SUNDAY, APRIL 9
9 and 10:30 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, Grace Point Community Church, 11075 S.W. Gaarde St., Tigard 97224. 503-629-3913 or jewsforjesus.org
2 to 4 p.m., Free reception for the traveling fine arts exhbit Words in Red, library at Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St., Portland 97211. More than 40 paintings and sculptures by 16 artists nationally that represent the words of Jesus. The exhibit began April 3 and runs through April 30. 541-601-7496 or mcfineartsfoundation.org
MONDAY, APRIL 10
10 a.m. to noon, Sexual assault recovery class, first of seven weekly sessions, Salvation Army Family Services, 473 S.E. 194th Ave., Portland 97233. Sponsored by the Salvation Army and New Mercies Ministries. A safe place for those who have been betrayed by sexual, physical or spiritual abuse to share their story and find healing and be drawn closer to God. Led by life coach Leila Rae Sommerfield, using her award-winning book Beyond Our Control: Restructuring Your Life After Sexual Assault. Class and workbooks are free; class size is limited. Register at 503-465-2134 or 971-220-9413 or email@example.com
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dixie Hotaling speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash 98662. An Army veteran, Hotaling today hellps struggling combat families through her ministry Healing on the Homefront. She also spent many years doing foster are for dozens of young girls. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
6:30 p.m., Revivalist and teacher Steve Backlund ministering, Calvary Open Bible Church, 1116 Centennial Blvd., Springfield 97477. Backlund teaches church leadership at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, Calif. and is author of numerous books. 541-747-7125 or ignitinghope.com
6:30 to 9 p.m., Troy Brewer Ministries presents Establishing a Prophetic Footprint, first of three consecutive evenings, The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., The Dalles 97058. Free admission. 541-340-0026 or www.benchmarkmin.org
7 p.m., Starlight Radiance Ministries’ Christian Movie Night showing of the film Hell and Mr. Fudge, Forest Theater, 1911 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove 97116. A dramatized true story of Edward Fudge’s “journey to learn the love of God balanced with the truth of hellfire.” $5. Lseeber@juno.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 11
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vicki Norris of Restoring Order presents a Reclaim Your Health workshop on healthy food choices, Our Table Co-operative, 13390 S.W. Morgan Road, Sherwood 97140. $99. 503-625-5774, restoringorder.com or www.ourtable.us/store/
11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Linda Martin, sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. A prophetic and healing minister, Martin is an evangelist who survived cancer and a serious car accident and has been featured on TBN television. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
Love INC of Clackamas County’s presents the Make Parenting A Pleasure class for parents of children from infants through age 8, first of 10 consecutive weeks, Reformed Covenant Church, 1201 John Quincy Adams St, Oregon City 97045. Free admission. Childcare and snacks provided. 503-650-0153 or www.clackamasloveinc.org
5:30 p.m. Senior adult retreat sponsored by the Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Speaker is Pastor Tom Dougherty of Boise, Idaho; and music leader is Pastor Mark Kelly of Vancouver, Wash. 360-909-8810 or orwacog.org
6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program for women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355. Theme is “Showers of Chocolate.” Presentation by Kelly Reetz of Victorian Chocolates in Lebanon. Also guest speaker Gale Lakey of Brookings on how to break free from a negative pattern in life. Music by soloist Marlene Hall of Lebanon. $8.50. RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or firstname.lastname@example.org or NancyPinzino@comcast.net.
6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, Hermiston First Christian Church, 775 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston 97838. 541-567-3013 or jewsforjesus.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
6:30 p.m. Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David, New Harvest Church, 4290 Portland Road N.E., Salem 97301. 503-763-6911 or jewsforjesus.org
6:30 p.m, Steve Ball speaking at monthly dinner meeting sponsored by Camas-Washougal chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Chinese Garden Restaurant, 3218 N.E. Second Ave., Camas, Wash. 98607. Ball is co-launching a ministry called Kingdom Life in Business. 360-901-5630 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 13
Upward Trails ministry hike in Columbia Hills State Park in Klickitat County, Wash. Up to five miles, with a 500-foot elevation gain. Wildflower meadows, streams and birds. 503-522-7205.
7 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 16001 N.E. 34th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98682. 360-254-5158 or jewsforjesus.org
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 14
Good Friday. Many churches will have observances.
7 to 8:45 a.m., 11th annual Portland Good Friday Breakfast sponsored by Open Arms International, Oregon Convention Center. Featured speaker is Ken Calwell, CEO and president of Papa Murphy’s International. He will testify of God helping him turn his near-death bike accident into a journey of restoration, recovery and triumph. 503-296-9989, www.portlandgoodfridaybreakfast.org
Noon to 12:55 p.m., Annual Good Friday service for Ashland, Ashland Christian Fellowship, 50 W. Hersey St., at Oak, Ashland. Muisc, reflections and a message. 541-482-8539 or AshlandChristianFellowship@gmail.com
Noon to 3 p.m., Good Friday luncheon sponsored by Good Samaritan Ministries, Celebrate Catering, 15555 Bangy Road, No. 100, Lake Oswego 97035. Speakers are GSM Executive Director Teresa Stroup and founder Bettie Mitchell. Worship led by Jane Keohane.. 503-644-2339 or GoodSamaritanMinistries.org
3 p.m., GYC (Generation of Youth for Christ) Northwest conference for youth and young adults, first of three consecutive days, Stateline Seventh-day Adventist Church, 53730 Stateline Road, Milton-Freewater 97862. Theme is “lest We Forget: Unique Still.” gycnorthwest.org
4:30 to 6 p.m., One Heart: PDX Friday Friendz, a monthly fun gathering through May for third- through fifth-grade girls to promote kindness and friendship, Lake Bible Church, 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego 97035. $10. www.joyofit.org
6 to 8 p.m., Launch and celebration of new diaper ministry at Dexter Baptist Chuch, 38750 Dexter Road, Dexter 97431. Free hot dogs and sodasBring a box of diapers and receive a raffle ticket to win a women’s Huffy bicycle with basket. Special service at 7 for those who desire to stay. Free diapers for all who request them. 757-362-8971 or email@example.com
6:30 p.m., Good Friday service, Rockaway Community Church, 400 S.E. Third Ave., Rockaway Beach 97136. 503-355-2581or rockawaychurch.com
7 p.m., Jews for Jesus present Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene, 14410 N.W. 21st Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98685. 360-571-0015 or jewsforjesus.org
7 to 10 p.m., Beit Shalom Balevav presents the Vancouver Community Passover Seder, Luepke Senior Center and Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98663 Torah4Today.com
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
Upward Trails ministry hike in Sandy River Park. Exploring the river and Cedar Creek. About three miles with 600-foot elevation gain total. 503-668-8950.
9 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Keith Swenson will speak about the Grand Teton Mountains from a Biblical (Psalm 104) perspective. 503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org
11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Northside Egg Drop, Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins,. Newberg. This Easter egg hunt will feature thousands of eggs dropped from a helicopter onto the church grounds. Also face painting, balloon animals, hot dogs, games and more. 503-538-0440 or northsidenewberg.org
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Compassion North Portland clinic, Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave., Portland 97217. Local churches and Compassion Connect collaborate to offer limited free medical and dental care on a first-come, first-served basis. compassionconnect.webconnex.com/compassionnetwork.
2 to 4 p.m., Passover and Resurrection Celebration, Restoration Gateway Ministries, 900 N.W. Joy Ave., Portland 97229. 971-238-4744 or rgmconnect.com
3 p.m., Easter egg hunt, Newberg Church of the Nazarene, 23177 Old Yamhill Road Newberg 97132. At 3 p.m. for ages 3 through kindergarten, at 3:15 for first through third grades, and at 3:30 p.m. for fourth and fifth grades 503-538-2570.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 16
Easter or Resurrection Day, celebrating Christ’s glorious triumph over sin and death. All churches will have observances.
9:30 a.m., Easter breakfast, Fellowship Hall at Rockaway Community Church, 400 S.E. Third Ave., Rockaway Beach 97136. Followed by worship service at 10:30./ 503-355-2581or rockawaychurch.com
MONDAY, APRIL 17
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Paul Koester speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash 98662. A marine engineer who has worked for state ferry systems in both Washington and Alaska, Koester also has been in ministry for three years. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends’ Pastors Conference, first of five consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, 18705 US-101, Rockaway Beach, 97136. For pastors, and their spouses, missionaries, seminary students and ministry leaders in the yearly meeting. Featured speaker is Colin Saxton, former superintendent of the yearly meeting. Basic fee $100 per individual, $140 couple. 503-538-9419 or Nwfriends.org
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Pastor Duane Timmons sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Timmons testifies of coming back to life after dying during brain surgery. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or wwwfgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
2017 Administrators Conference for the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland 97220. Presenter this year is Dan Rockwell, author of the Leadership Freak blog and co-author of The Character-Based Leader. nowlcms.org
5:30 to 7:30 p.m, Fifth annual Portland Kingdom Impact Dinner sponsored by Nehemiah Project International Ministries, Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St., Portland 97205. Theme is “Serve with Love.” Speaker is Tom Mears, chairman of Burgerville restaurants. $125. 503-726-5911 or nehemiahproject.org/event/pdx-banquet/
7 p.m. Volunteer Appreciation Event for Friends of the Carpenter ministry, The Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St., Vancouver, Wash. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
7 p.m., Faith and Writers Connection meeting with featured speaker A.J. Swoboda, a professor, author and pastor, Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 5101 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie 97267. This is a quarterly meeting to encourage Christian writers. Free admission. 607-379-4571 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
10 a.m., Third annual Northwest Reformation Summit, first of two consecutive days, Jesus Pursuit Church, 210 Santiam Hwy. S.E., Albany 97322. Speakers Pastor Denny Cline, author William Paul Young, Garris Elkins and Emily Tedrow. Worship led by Kimerbly and Alberto Rivera. Jesuspursuit.org
Northwest Baptist Convention’s 2017 Women’s Summit with speaker Debbie Stuart, LifeWay Christian Resources ministry consultant from Wylie, Texas, first of two consecutive days, Northwest Baptist Center, 3200 N.E. 109th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98682. $25. 503-720-1930 or 360-882-2100 or nwbaptist.org
Women’s retreat with featured speaker Amy Schones, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Suggested donation, $120 per person. Schones is a homemaker, author and columnist who lives on the Oregon Coast with her commercial fisherman husband. 503-873-6743 or ChristianRenewalCenter.org
Women Restored conference sponsored by Pure Desire, first of three consecutive days, Macleay Conference and Retreat Center, 2887 74th Ave. S.E., Salem 97301. Plenary speaker Janie Lacy, with a broad range of experience in private practice, non-profit organizations, hospitality and the medical industry, offers insight on all aspects of relationships — family, marriage, parenting, dating, and personal growth. 503-451-5657 or email@example.com
2017 Early Childhood Directors Conference for the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Shilo Inn Portland Airport, 11707 NE Airport Way, Portland 97220 nowlcms.org
6:30 p.m, All About Jesus Seminar, first of nine consecutive days, Mount Tabor Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1001 S.E. 60th Ave, Portland 97215. Presented by Lee and Marji Venden on the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus and practical ways to develop or deepen friendship with Him. Times are 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and 6:30 p.m. Sundays and weeknights. 503-233-7606 www.facebook.com/events/
138010496703407/ or www.mttaborsdachurch.org/
6:30 to 8:45 p.m., Gail Perry Ministries presents The Court of Heaven workshop, first of two consecutive days, Life Church at Wayside, 5297 B St., Springfield 97478. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A focus on how to pray effectively. $40 individual, $60 per couple. RSVP at gailperryministries.com
7 p.m., St. Stephen’s Academy sixth through eighth grades presents the comedy The Mouse That Roared, first of two consecutive evenings, Tigard Christian Church, 13405 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard 97223. Tickets at the door $8 for ages 6 and older, free for age 5 and younger. 503-646-4617.
7 p.m., Connect Women’s Conference, first of two consecutive days, Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins, Newberg. Continues from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Speakers JoAnne Meckstroth, Heidi Thomason, Di Endicott, Lecia Retter, Terry Murphy and Bobi Reinhart. Worship, sharing, roundtable discussion and more. Lunch and evening appetizer provided. RSVP to Lizkaraffar@gmail.com
7 p.m., Free-admission concert by The Salvation Army Capital Band from Washington, D.C., Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland 97229. 971-271-3440 or Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
Upward Trails ministry hike at Jenkins Estate in Washington County and also on the trails on Cooper Mountain west of Portland. No dogs allowed on the mountain. 503-668-8950.
8:45 a.m., Oregon Right to Life Conference, Portland Airport Holiday Inn, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland 97220. Theme is “Life .. Because Everyone Deserves a Chance.” Speakers are author Randy Alcorn of Eternal Perspectives Ministries; Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation; Josh Brahm of Equal Rights Institute; former Planned Parenthood worker Catherine Adair and former abortion clinic worker Jewels Green. 503-463-8563 or ortl.org
Compassion Tigard clinic, Tigard High School, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard 97224. Local churches and Compassion Connect collaborate to offer limited free medical and dental care on a first-come, first-served basis. compassiontigard.com.
5:30 p.m., Eighth annual benefit auction for City Christian Schools, main lobby and Ivy Hall at City Bible Church’s Rocky Butte campus, 9200 N.E. Fremont, Portland 97220. Silent and oral auctions, food, games and door prizes. Proceeds benefit renovation of the school’s gymnasiums. $20 individual, $35 per couple. 503-889-5561 or 503-252-5207 or www.citychristianschool.com
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Portland-based international evangelist Luis Palau speaking, Westside: A Jesus Church, 10500 SW Nimbus Ave. Bldg. T. Portland 97223. 503-620-1120.
4 p.m., 11th annual Jennie T. Kemp Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards Program, Community A.M.E. Church, 3605 E. 13th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98661. Speaker is LeRoy Hayes, pastor of Allen Temple C.M.E. Church in Portland. The fund assists those attending an institution of higher learning or vocational training. Awards presenter is Pastor Matt Hennessee of Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in Portland. 360-369-8806.
6 p.m., Christians United for Israel presents Elliot Chodoff, a major in Israel’s IDF Reserves and an educator for 30 years, speaking on Middle East issues, Living Hope Fellowship, 3350 S.W. 182nd Ave., Aloha 97003. 503-649-4673 or cufi.org
MONDAY, APRIL 24
7:30 a.m., Christians United for Israel presents a free breakfast and briefing on the Middle East for pastors and leaders, Embassy Suites Washington Square, 9000 S.W. Washington Square Road, Tigard. 97223. Speakers are Randy Neal, Western regional coordinator for CUFI, and Elliot Chodoff, a major in Israel’s IDF Reserves and an educator for more than 30 years. RSVP to email@example.com (A similar event will be held at noon today at another location — see below).
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dream Day 2 sponsroed by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, Fogo de Chao, 930 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland 97204. For lead pastors, youth pastors and children’s pastors to focus on Assemblies of God’s missions efforts. $10. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org/events/dreamday
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Evangelist Milton Alvarez speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash 98662. Alvarez and ministered in Kanya, Australia, India, Israel, Dubai, Spain, at the United Nations and in prisons throughout the U.S. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
Noon., Christians United for Israel presents a free luncheon and briefing on the Middle East for pastors and leaders, Monarch Hotel and Conference Center, 12566 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas 97015 Speakers are Randy Neal, Western regional coordinator for CUFI, and Elliot Chodoff, a major in Israel’s IDF Reserves and an educator for more than 30 years.
Summit sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of three consecutive days, Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97315. A gathering of ministry leaders. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org/events/summit
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Matthew Cummings, sponsored by Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Cummings is an evangelist and prophetic minister. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or wwwfgbmfamerica.org
Noon, Spring 2017 Oregon Pastor’s Conference sponsored by the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, first of three consecutive days, Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene 97401. 503-729-6206.
Western Area Regional Ministerium for the Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Hoodview Church of God, 1530 Mount Hood Ave, Woodburn, OR 9707. theme is “Revitalize.” Speaker is Brian Wangler, lead pastor of Chicago First Church of the Nazarene in Lemont, Ill. warmcog.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
WorldVenture’s Mission Influencers Confer-ence, first of three consecutive days, Falls Creek Conference Center, 32 Falls Creek Road, Raymond, Wash. 98577. For anyone interested in impacting theworld through mobilizing the church, sending workers, or going themselves. The theme this year is “Radical is the Original: Doing Mission as Jesus Did.” www.worldventure.com/missioninfluencers/
Men’s Outdoor Retreat sponsored by Newberg Christian Church, first of four consecutive days, in Oregon’s Christmas Valley. $135. 503-348-9625 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
12th annual Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference and Workshops, first of four consecutive days, Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon. Sponsored by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation. Featured artists include Frank Ordaz, Thomas Blackshear and Randall Hasson. www.mcfineartsfoundation.org
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
100th anniversary for Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School, first of three consecutive days, 2250 N.W. Heidi Lane, Grants Pass. 541-479-2293.
1 p.m. Nazarene Missions International Conference sponsored by Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District, first of two consecutive days, Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. N.E., Salem 97301. 503-581-3950 or orpac.org
4 p.m., Northwest Baptist Convention’s Student Conference, first of two consecutive days, Pathway Church, 3848 N.E. Division, Gresham 97030. Concludes at 4 p.m. Saturday. 360-921-9587 or email@example.com
7 p.m., Showing of new movie on the life of Martin Luther, the 16th century German religious reformer, Faithful Saviour Lutheran Church, 11100 N.E. Skidmore St., Portland 97220. This film is made in commemoration this year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Rev. Phil Brandt, a Luther scholar from Concordia University in Portland, will moderate a discussion after the film. Free admission; refreshments served. 503-257-9409.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
Upward Trails ministry hike to Green Leaf Falls near Stevenson, Wash. A 10-plus mile outing with up to 1,000-foot elevation gain. 360-513-9244 or 503-484-7998.
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Better Dads presents the She’s My Girl, He’s My Dad Father-Daughter Conference, Messiah Lutheran Church, 905 N.W. 94th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98665. 503-665-3761 or betterdads.net
8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Viewing of Blended & Blessed, sponsored by FamilyLife, at two Oregon locations — Grace Chapel, 9600 Boeckman Road, Wilsonville 97070, and Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust St. N.E., Salem 97301. This is a free livestream event for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids and those who care about blended families. belndedandblessed.com or 503-570-2988 (for Wilsonville location) or 503-581-0102 (for Salem location).
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Church and Marketplace Network presents Igniting a Movement in the Marketplace, Doxa Church, 620 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, Wash. 98004. Keynote speakers Rev. David Kim, executive director and pastor at the Center for Faith & Work at Redeemer Pres-byterian Church in New York City; Tod Bolsinger, vice president of vocation and formation at Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of the leadership book Canoeing the Mountains, and Mark Roberts, executive director for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. $25 for Church and Marketplace Network members, $45 for non-members. Includes lunch. Churchandmarketplace.org
2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Undergraduate commencement for George Fox University, Stoffer Family Stadium on the Newberg campus. 503-538-8383 or geogefox.edu/commencement
4:30 to 10:30 p.m., Limitless One Night community event for middle and high schoolers and young adults, The Country Church, 16975 S. Hwy 211, Molalla 97038. Sponsored by 24/7 Generation Church, the church’s youth outreach, this includes a free dinner, live music, 3-on-3 basketball and more. Free admission. limitlness1night.com
5 p.m., Annual dinner and auction to benefit Open House Ministries shelter of Vancouver, Wash., Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene, 12401 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver 98686. Theme is “Raising H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday). $45. 360-737-0300 or www.sheltered.org
Auction to benefit Salem Academy Christian School, location to be announced. 503-378-1219 or salemacademy.org
6 p.m., Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision’s Share the Light — Transform a Life dinner and dessert benefit for the Christian relief agency World Vision, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 S.W. Naito Pkway, Portland 97201. Renee’ Stearns, author, speaker, attorney and wife of World Vision President Rich Stearns, is guest speaker. $60. 503-516-9136 or firstname.lastname@example.org or cwwov.org