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April 2019 calendar

MONDAY, APRIL 1
    9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 2019 EvangeLead Conference, first of three consecutive days, Adventist Community Church of Vancouver,  9711 N.E. St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98665.  During the same hours on Tuesday and then 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. For pastors, church leaders, evangelists, and lay leaders interested in  strategies for creating a culture of outreach and evangelism. evangelead.org
TUESDAY, APRIL 2
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Hunger Gathering with prophetic minister and songwriter Ray Hughes of Alabama, first of three consecutive days, Rainier Assembly of God Church, 75950 Rock Crest St. Rainier 97048. A one-day event for those who are hungry for more of God. 503-556-8211 or rainierag.org
    11 a.m. Sonny Huhtala speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266.  Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon. A prophetic and healing minister, Huhtula testifies of being saved and set free after being involved in the occult at a young age. .$10.50 for lunch and drink. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
     Count the Cost sponsored by the Northwest Baptist Convention, first of two consecutive days, Northwest Baptist Center, 3200 N.E. 109th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98682.  This is a program developed by California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee to assist healthy churches, churches needing revitalization, and new church plants.  360-882-2100 or nwbaptist.org
    Western Area Regional Ministerium sponsored by the Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) first of three consecutive days, Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th Ave., Portland 97236.  Keynote speaker is Margaret Marcuson of Portland, an author, consultant and coach on church leadership issues, and former pastor of an American Baptist church in Massachusettes.   orwacog.org or margaretmarcuson.com
    6 p.m., StandUpGirl.com Foundation Gala Dinner, Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road N.E., Keizer 97303. Theme is “Boots and Bling.” 503-304-1531 or 503-463-8563 or standupgirlfoundation.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
    9:30 a.m.,  Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting with speakers Larry and Cherrie Simpson, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th St., Portland 97236. The Simpsons are pastors at International House of Worship and through music they  share the Gospel and minister prophetically. portlandamaglow@gmail.com
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem Leadership Foundation’s CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Network monthly luncheon, New Harvest Church, 4290 Portland Road N.E., Salem 97301.  Continuing a focus on poverty and homeless, today include an opportunity to participate in an interative simulaton designed to deepen one’s understanding of what it means to live in poverty. 503-315-8924 or salemlf.org
    10 to 11 a.m., Public invited to Women of Grit, annual student-run chapel and workshop at Corban University, designed to empower and enrich women, Psalm Center on the university campus, 5000 Deer Park Drove S.E., Salem 97317. Corban instructor Angie Hilker will speak on  “Knowing and Finding Our Identity and Worth in Jesus Christ.” Breakout discussion session for women only in the same location tonight at 7. corban.edu
THURSDAY, APRIL 4
    10 a.m. to noon, B.L.E.S.S. (Building Loving Engagement, Support and Service) monthly group for women 55 and older, Meadow Springs Church, 12647 S.W. 62nd Ave., Portland 97219. 503-620-1500 or sher.ireland@gmail.com
    Pearls of Hope Conference sponsored by Soorin Backer Ministries, first of three consecutive days, Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites, 2525 Ashland St, Ashland 97520.   Pearlsofhopeconference.com
    Amplify fine arts and ministry conference for sixth through 12th grades, sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of three consecutive days, Hope Church, 2817 Santiam Hwy S.E., Albany 97322. Presenters are Jeff Grenell and The New Divide. oregonag.org/events/amplify
    Bruin Preview, first of two consecutive days, George Fox University’s Newberg campus. This is for prospective first-year students and college transfer students interested in experiencing campus life.  Parents are welcome as well. Students will have the opportunity to attend classes, tour the facilities, learn about financial aid and the admissions process, meet with admissions counselors and coaches, and hear about opportunities outside the classroom. Cost is $25 per student, which includes admission to events Thursday evening, a full day of activities on Friday, meals for parents/guests on Friday, and all meals, lodging and a commemorative T-shirt for students. The cost per parent or guest is $10. bruinpreview.georgefox.edu
    6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Seder with Alan Bond, Bridge Community Church, 98177 Bridge Lane, Myrtle Point 97458. 541-572-2055 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    7:30 p.m., George Fox University’s William Penn Honors Program lecture by Keri Day, Room 105 of the Hoover Academic Building on the Newberg campus.  Day, an associate professor of constructive theology and African-American religion at Princeton Theological Seminary will speak on “Rethinking Azusa: If It Wasn’t for the Women.”  It is an examination of the Azusa Street Revival of 1906 to 1915 and its influence on the contemporary concerns of today. Free to the public.  503-554-2150 or georgefox.edu/honors
    7:30 p.m., George Fox University theatre program presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, first of eight performances this month, Wood-Mar Auditorium on the Newberg campus.  Also at 7:30 p.m. April 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. April 7 and 14.   This mystery was winner of the 2015 Tony Award on Broadway. $12 general admission, $8 for senior citizens and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children younger than 12. theatre.georgefox.edu
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Creation Encounters’ Rowena Plateau Flora and Fauna outing, starting at the Starbucks, 1040 E. Marina Drive, Hood River 97031.   This outing led by Steve Hayley is tailored for those especially interested in an introduction to the abundant spring wildflowers of the east Columbia River Gorge.  Suggested donation is $25 for families or $15 for an individual,  www.creationencounter.com/tours
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Simulcast viewing of Empowered to Connect conference from Fort Worth, Texas, first of two consecutive days, at the following locations: Heritage Church, 8803 N.E. 76th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98662; Northlake Church, 2614 Ocean Beach Hwy., Longview, Wash. 98632;  Lutheran Community Services, 3107 Grand Ave., Astoria 97103; Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. N.E., Salem 97301; and Fellowship Church, 6994 Sunnyside Road S.E., Salem 97306.  This conference provides practical teaching to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. It features methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.  $75 includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch both days. (Also offered at four locations in this region Aug. 26 and 27.) empoweredtoconnect.org
    10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Cascadia Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts presents Sacrament and Story: Recasting Worship Through the Arts, Resonance at SOMA Towers, 288 106th Ave. N.E., #203, Bellevue, Wash. 98004. $80 for full conference, $40 for evening arts celebration only starting at 6 p.m., www.sacramentandstory.com
    Columbia Adventist Academy Alumni Homecoming, first of three consecutive days, at the school, 11100 N.E. 189th St, Battle Ground, Wash. 98604. 360-687-3161 or larry.hiday@caaschool.org
    Pure Desire Women’s Conference, first of two consecutive days, Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland 97220.  This event aims to help  women discover a renewed sense of self-awareness and tools to help them find emotional, spiritual, and sexual health in their daily lives. $129 until March 15, $149 after that date.  Puredesire.org
    1 to 5 p.m., The Strong Leader’s Hand and Strengths seminar, first of two consecutive days, BESThq, 12745 S.W. Beaverdam Road, Beaverton 97005. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Presented by Retired U.S. Army Reserves Major Gen. Dan York, who also served on staff with The Navigators for 10 years and earned a master of divinity degree from Bethel Seminary West in California.  A focus on making a difference in the world by improving leadership skills.  Cost is $395 per person, but use the promotional code SON for a major discount.  Register at eventbrite.com/e/the-strong-leaders-hand-and-strengths-seminar-tickets-55494456413
    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 (Calif.) Christian Church, and Phyllis Womack is co-founder of Living Alternatives, a pro-life pregnancy center in Fullerton, Calif. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net.
    6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Seder with Alan Bond, Alliance Community Church, 130 Main St., Wolf Creek 97497. 541-866-2652 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    6 to 8:30 p.m., Healthy Living From the Inside Out: Live Young Longer seminar, first of three consecutive days, Adventist Community Church of Vancouver,  9711 N.E. St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98665.  Continues during the same hours Saturday and then 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.  Led by registered dietitian Melanie Larson, this is a focus on healthy aging, and eating for best health. $20 per person; free for age 18 and younger. Paid
registration includes three healthy plant-based meals on Friday and Saturday evenings as well as Sunday brunch, three health topics, a healthy cooking demonstration and recipes. www.oregonadventist.org/news/healthy-living-from-the-inside-out-live-young-longer
    6 to 9 p.m., Rethinking Sexuality conference sponsored by Authentic Intimacy, Salem First Baptist Church, 395 Marion St. N.E., Salem 97301.  Aims to equip Christian men and women to talk about sexuality in a way that honors God. authenticintimacy.com
    39th annual Springtime Spectacular for women, sponsored by Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District, first of two consecutive days, Molalla Church of the Nazarene, 920 Shirley St, Molalla 97038. Theme is “She Walks by Faith.” Featured speaker is Olivia Metcalf.  Worship led by the church’s worship team. $55. Orpac.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
    7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Newberg/Dundee Mayors Prayer Breakfast, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg 97132.   Speaker is Amy Wolff, founder of the “Don’t Give Up” community signs movement.  Music by a worship band from George Fox University. $15.  For tickets: chrislcornell@gmail.com or 503-310-8727.
    Run for Shelter, a family-friendly run/walk to benefit My Father’s House shelter of Gresham, on a scenic closed road in Boring. 2.2 miles round trip. $25 for individuals or $40 for families or groups of four; $5 each additional family member. 503-492-3046 or www.familyshelter.org
    8:45 a.m., Together We Advocate conference sponsored by Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin 97062.  Featured speakers are Joshn Brahm, founder of Equal Rights Institute; Sarah Zagorski, special projects director at Louisiana Right to Life; and comedian Derrick Tennant and his sister Julie, who has Down syndrome. 503-463-8563 or ortl.org
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2019 Missions Conference, Salt Creek Baptist Church, 15075 Salt Creek Road, Dallas 97338.  Theme is “Who is My Neighbor?” Keynote speaker is Bud Fuchs, cross-cultural equipper for North American Baptist Conference international missions. Breakout session speakers injclude Geoff Hartt of Hispanics for Christ, Candi Hughes of Union Gospel Mission of Salem, Dwayne Hilty of Salem Leadership Foundation, Jim Stephens of Frontiers, Jenny Barischoff of Arian House, Paul Johnson of Camino Global, Angela Brandle and Debbie Eisnehut of SIM International and Troy and Michelle Gallagher, former missionaries to Kenya and Germany. $10 includes lunch. 503-623-2976 or www.saltcreekchurch.org
    Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision’s 2019 Share the Light Gala with speaker Marilee Pierce Dunker, Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland 97205.  $75. www.cwwov.org or www.brownpapertickets.
com/event/4074618
    6 p.m., Mark209 in Southern Gospel concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beavercreek 97004. Free admission; freewill offering taken. Southerngospelpdx.com
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
    8:30 and 11 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, First Evangelical Church, 4120 N.E. St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98661.  360-694-2525 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    9 and 10:30 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Alan Bond, Bear Creek Church, meeting at St. Mary’s School, 816 Black Oak Drive, Medford 97504. . 541-821-0343 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    10:30 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Rebekah Strangarity, Vale Christian Church, 450 A Street W., Vale 97918. 541-473-3395 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Seder with Yoel Ben David, Helvetia Community Church, 11295 N.W. Helvetia Road, Hillsboro 97124. 503-647-2775 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    7 p.m.,  Junior recital by Corban University clarinet performance major Ericka Heether, Psalm Performing Arts Center on the university campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317. Includes compositions by Vaughn Williams, Stamitz and more. Free to the public. 503-375-7027 or akaspari@corban.edu
MONDAY, APRIL 8
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Joe Sainvil speaking at weekly Vancouver luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. From Vancouver, Sainvil, was recently ordained and just returned from Haiti, where his organization has an orphange, school and two churches.  He has done outreaches in Atlanta, Ga., and Vancouver. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
    Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends’ Pastors’ Conference, first of four consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, 18705 U.S. Hwy. 101, Rockaway Beach 97136   nwfriends.org
    6 p.m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting with speaker Mike De Lorenzo, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. De Lorenzo is a pastor with My Father’s House Ministries in Des Moines, Wash. and has a heart for evangelism.  In addition to having a home church, he goes worldwide on “prayer assignments” and also ministers in art through colorful paintings. Food and fellowship at 6 followed by speaker at 7. 360-694-6914.
    6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Alan Bond, Thrive Church, 235 S. Laguna St., Klamath Falls 9760. 541-883-2286 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
   7 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David,  Tillamook United Methodist Church, 3808 12th St., Tillamook 97141. 503-842-2224 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    8 p.m., A Doubter’s Guide to Jesus, with Australian scholar John Dickson, Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood 97140. Dickson looks at the major portraits of Jesus found in the earliest historical sources. 503-925-0689.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
    11 a.m. Joshua Alvarez speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 882nd Ave., Portland 97266.  Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon.  Alvarez is pastor and founder of The River Church in Camas, Wash. A teacher and evangelist, he minister in healing, word of knowledge and prophecy, and has traveled recently to Russia, including Siberia. $10.50 for lunch and drink. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.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 “Eggstravaganza.”  Leona Wollman of Lebanon will display her intricately decorated eggs, and guest speaker Cookie Miller of Yelm, Wash., will share with humor the transformation that has taken place in her life. $10. RSVP at 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
    6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Alan Bond, Suburban Christian Church, 2760 S.W. 53rd St., Corvallis 97333 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    7 to 8:30 p.m., RSA Spring Connect benefit dessert sponsored by Reid Saunders Association, Keizer Civic Center. Theme is “Eternal Impact.”  503-581-7394 or lisa@reidsaunders.org
    8 p.m., Native Tongue Tour with Switchfoot and Tyson Motsenbocker in concert, McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette, Eugene 97401.  $35 advance, $43 day of show.  switchfoot.com
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
    5:30 p.m, Native Tongue Tour with Switchfoot, Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker in concert, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., Portland 97209. $35. switchfoot.com
    6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Alan Bond, New Harvest Church, 4290 Portland Road N.E., Salem 97301. 503-763-6911 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
    6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Seder with Alan Bond, Springwater Church of the Nazarene, 3445 S.E. Hillyard Road, Gresham 97080. 503-661-5551 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David, Hoodview Chruch of God, 1530 Mount Hood Ave., Woodburn 97071. 503-981-1660 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    Adventurous Life Marriage Retreat with Brian and Maryann Remsburg, first of three consecutive days, Tillicum Beach area on the central Oregon coast. Also offered April 18-20; see listing. Adventurouslife.net
    The BibleTech Conference, first of two consecutive days,  Cedarbrook Lodge, 8525 36th Ave. S. SeaTac, Wash. 98188. The conference explores how expanding technology affects how people handle the Bible, from translation and interpretation to communication and transmission.  faithlife.com/bibletech-conference/activity
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Women’s One-Day Retreat, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. Theme is “Permission Granted: The You YOU Were Meant to Be.”  OregonChristianConvention.org
    2018 Northwest Women’s Summit sponsored by the Northwest Baptist Convention, first of two consecutive days, Lake Bible Church, 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego, 97035.  Theme is “Perspective: Pursing What Matters.”  Keynote speaker is Gayla Parker, an author and Bible teacher from Little Rock, Ark. $25. 360-882-2100 or nancyh@nwbaptist.org or www.nwbaptist.org
    10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Miracle of Hope Healing Service with Benny Hinn and Aaron Winter, first two of four services this weekend. Highland Christian Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan St., Portland 97213. Also at the same times Saturday.  Free admission, but advance registration required. heartsoffireintlcom.ticketleap.com/miracle-of-hope
    The Journey Deepens retreat sponsored by Mission ConneXion Northwest and Mission Next., first of two consecutive days, Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd, Beaverton 97005.   thejourneydeepens.com/events
     4 to 6 p.m., Authors Jeremy and Audrey Roloff signign copies of their new book, A Love Letter Life, at Costco Wholesale, 4849 N.E. 138th Ave., Portland 97230 (for Costco members only).  Formerly featured on the poular TV show Little People, Big World, the Roloffs co-founded Beating50Percent.com, a marriage ministry on mission to revive covenant marriages.  858-450-3599, ext. 8599.
    5:30 to 9 p.m., Women’s Training Network: Portland Metro, first of two consecutive days, Northwest Gospel Church, 305 N.E. 192nd Ave, Vancouver, Wash. 98684. Continues 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  Sponsored by The Gospel Coalition, which seeks to train women to use the Bible well for both their own growth and for service to others.  Teachers are Adrienne Lawrence,  Mary Liebert, Kelly Sauter and Whitney Woollard, all of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland; Cynthia Mathai of Trinity Church in Portland; Taylor Turkington of Portland; Shana Powell of Bozeman, Mont.  $55 includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch.  www.thegospelcoalition.org/event/wtn-portland-metro/
    6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Seder with Yoel Ben David, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 N.W. Highland Drive, Corvallis 97330. 541-753-2816 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    6 p.m., Northwest Prison Ministries Convention sponsored by the North Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, first of three consecutive days, Holden Conference Center, 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone 97027.   Several speakers on all facets of prison ministry.  Includes a 5 p.m. concert Saturday by violinist Jaime Jorge. 360-857-7033 or www.NWPrisonRetreat.eventbrite.com
    7 p.m, Clackamas Community Choir Easter concert, first of two performances this weekend, Hillsview Community Church, 23225 S.E. Borges Road, Damascus 97089.  Also at 6 p.m. Sunday. 503-698-4765 or clackamascommunitychoir@yahoo.com
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
    9:30 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David, Canby Foursquare Church, 2350 S.E. Territorial Road, Canby 97013. 503-266-4444 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    Tuff Stuff Ministries’ Marriage Redeemed Couples Conference, Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Pkwy, Lake Oswego 97035  tuffstuffministries.com
    2 p.m., Seeing Jesus Through Muslim Eyes seminar, Whipple Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church, 302 N.W. 179th St, Ridgefield, Wash. 98642. To equip believers in Jesus who want to establish meaningful and sustainable relationships with Muslims for the Kingdom of God.  Presented by Gerald Babanezhad, coordinator of Muslim outreach at the Adventists’ Pacific Union Conference and board member of North American Adventist Muslim Relations. Seminar starts at 2:45; preceded at 2 by piano mini-concert. 360-574-2540.
    3:30 and 7 p.m., Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus’ 25th annual Spring Concerts, Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 S.E. Market St, Portland 97216.  Free tickets are required, available at www.oamchorus.org or phone 503-970-1693.
    7 p.m.,  The ImagineNation Tour with Mercy Me, Crowder and Micah Tyler in concert, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland.  Lmgconcerts.com
PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 14
    Palm Sunday. Remembering Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  All churches will have observances.
  8:30 and 10:15 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, King’s Grace Fellowship, 48 E. 18th Ave., Junction City 97448. 541-255-2324 or jewsforjesus.org/
attend-events/
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grow an Organic Powerhouse workshop, first of three days this week, Fireside Room at Adventist Community Church of Vancouver, 9711 N.E. St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98665. Continues 7 to 9 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday.  Led by Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com  $40 individuals, $50 couples, $60 per family. RSVP at GardeningVancouver.eventbrite.com
   6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David, Calvary Chapel Tri-County, 255 Smith St., Harrisburg 97446. 541-995-8221 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    6:30 p.m., Spring Gathering, Pioneer Hall on Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. A variety of music performed by different artists from around the Northwest.  Free admission; freewill offering taken. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
MONDAY, APRIL 15
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Preview Day for prospective students at Gateway Seminary’s Pacific Northwest campus, 3200 N.E. 109th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98682. 360-882-2200 or pnwc-info@gs.edu
TUESDAY,  APRIL 16
    3:30 p.m., Recital by Corban University percussion performance major Devin Desmond, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317.  He will be accompanied by collaborative pianist Brenda Winberg and will perform musical compositions by Delecluse, Rosauro and more, including one of Desmond’s original works.  Free to the public. 503-375-7027 or akaspari@corban.edu
    6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David, Prineville Christian Church, 1685 S.E. Lynn Blvd., Prineville 97754. 541-447-7603 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    7 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Dan Sered, Church on the Mountain, 68211 E. Hwy. 26, Welches 97067. 503-622-4079 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
    7 to 9 p.m., Compassion to Action Follow-Up Gathering, Grace Chapel, 9600 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville 97070.  This is one of several such gatherings this year as a follow-up to evangelist Chris Overstreet’s Compassion to Action outreach last September at the Oregon Convention Center.  info@servingourneighbors.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
    5 to 8 p.m., Open house at Outlook Christian School, 2638 Cascadia Industrial St. S.E., Salem 97302. 503-371-7393 or www.OutlookChristianSchool.com
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
    Adventurous Life Marriage Retreat with Brian and Maryann Remsburg, first of three consecutive days, Tillicum Beach on the central Oregon coast.  Adventurouslife.net
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19
    Good Friday. Remembering Jesus’s sacrifice on the Cross, to pay a price that sinful mankind never could.
    7 to 8:45 a.m., Portland Good Friday Breakfast sponsored by YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland 97232.  Featured speaker is John O’Leary, who as a boy was given only a 1 percent chance to live after a fiery explosion burned 100 percent of his body.  He is the author of On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life. $50. www.ymcacw.org/events/portland-good-friday-breakfast
    7:30 to 9 a.m., Good Friday Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties, Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. S.E., Salem 97301.  Featured speaker is Pat Casy, three-time national champion baseball coach at Oregon State University. Free admission, but reseervations required at 503-551-2037 or theyonline.org
    9:30 a.m., Excursion to the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, sponsored by the Mount St. Helens Creation Center of Castle Rock, Wash.  For details:  360-274-5737 or info@mshcreationcenter.org
    11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  Good Samaritan Ministries’ Good Friday Luncheon, Celebrate Catering, 15555 Bangy Road, Lake Oswego 97008.  Led by Teresa Stroup, the ministry’s international executive director, and Bettie Mitchell, the ministry’s founder. $30.  Dessert fellowship following at 3:15 at the ministry’s headquarters, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Bldg. 23, Beaverton 97008. 503-644-2339 or goodsamaritanministries.org/events
    7 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, Exodus Christian Fellowship, 2746 Ocean Beach Hwy., Longview, Wash. 98632. 360-577-0580 or jewsforjesus.org/attend-events/
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
    9 to 11:30 a..m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219.  Kyle Justice and Pat Roy will present “Faith on the Edge: Exploring the Biblical and Scientific Case Against the Flat Earth.” 503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org
    9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tom and Susan Porter of Tigard speaking at monthly free breakfast sponsored by the Battle Ground chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third, Battle Ground, Wash. 98604. The Porters minister in healing, word of knowledge and prophecy. Free breakfast and worship before the speakers. 360-606-7812 or fgbmfamerica.org
EASTER (RESURRECTION DAY)
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
    Easter, or Resurrection Day.  Celebrating history’s  greatest event, giving hope to all  — Christ’s resurrection from the grave.  All churches will have observances.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
    11 a.m. Cynthia Palmatier speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 882nd Ave., Portland 97266.  Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon.  Palmatier ministers in the prophetic, healing and deliverance, and testifies of a life filled with miracles, signs and wonders. $10.50 for lunch and drink. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
    2019 Administrators Conference sponsored by the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, first of three consecutive days, Radisson Hotel Portland Airport, 6233 N.E. 78th Court, Portland 97218.  nowlcms.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
    7:30 to 9:15 a.m., Woodburn Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Woodburn United Methodist Church,  700 N Cascade Drive, Woodburn 97071.  Featured speaker is Portland-based evangelist Andrew Palau. $15.  Contact Woodburn Kiwanis. admin@woodburnkiwanis.org or Nancy Kirksey at 503-982-9361.
    Spring Boot Camp for men sponsored by Boot Camp Northwest, first of four consecutive days, Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch, near Antelope in Central Oregon. www.bootcamppnw.com/events
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Empowered to Connect Conference, simulcast from Fort Worth, Texas, first of two consecutive days, viewable at several locations locally. This event offers practical teaching with an aim of equipping  families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. It features  methods developed by Karyn Purvis and David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Simulcast sites include: Portland First Church of the Nazarene, 6100 S.W. Raab Road, Portland 97221; Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood 97140; Jefferson Baptist Church, Jefferson Hwy. 99E S.E., Jefferson 97352; Harvest Community Church, 2436 N.W. Astor St., Camas, Wash. 98607;   empoweredtoconnect.org
    2019 Early Childhood Directors Conference sponsored by the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, first of two consecutive days, Radisson Hotel Portland Airport, 6233 N.E. 78th Court, Portland 97218.  nowlcms.org
    Disaster Relief Roundtable sponsored by the Northwest Baptist Convention, first of two consecutive days, Northwest Baptist Center, 3200 N.E. 109th Ave, Vancouver, Wash. 98682. $35. 360-882-2100 or chuckandmary36@comcast.net or northwestdr.com/roundtable2019
    ManUp Retreat, first of two consecutive days, Eagle Fern Camp, 37680 S.E. Camp Road, Estacada 97023.  Keynote speaker is Marty Trammell, a faculty member at Corban University in Salem and associate pastor at Perrydale Church, teaching on “The Solomon Solution: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Men.”  Workshop presenter is Brent Hofer of Oregon City, author of Confessions of an Angry Man. $70 for those 25 or older, $35 for ages 14 to 24. 503-630-4978 or www.eagleferncamp.com
   6 p.m.,  Second annual Taste for Freedom to benefit Destiny Rescue, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg 97132.  A dinner with live music and a live and silent auction.  Destiny Rescue is a ministry working to rescue victims of sex trafficking.  $60.  For tickets: TFFOregon.givesmart.com   For information: scott.stoutenburg@destinyrescue.org
   7:30 p.m., Corban University Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir in final concert of the academic year, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317.  $5 per person, $15 maximum per family; free to Corban employees and students and senior citizens 62 and older.  503-375-7027 or akaspari@corban.edu
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
    9:30 a.m., Creation Encounter’s Blooms and Butterflies outing, starting at Crawford Oaks Trailhead, on the north side of Highway 14 approximately 3.6 miles east of Highway 197 in Washington. Led by Caitlin LaBar, this hike into the Columbia Hills Natural Area Preserve is located across the Columbia River from The Dalles. A Discover Pass is required for each parked car, which can be purchased for $10/day/car at the trailhead. Each family will receive a field notebook containing identification keys for local butterfly and wildflower ID and other creation information. There will be several butterfly nets available to borrow, or bring your own. www.creationencounter.com/tours
    5 p.m., Medical Teams International’s Great Adventure event marking the Christian relief agency’s 40th anniversary, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 S.W. Naito Pkwy, Portland 97201  Featured speaker is New York Times best-selling author Bob Goff.  Also features founder Ron Post, past CEOs and leaders, and current President and CEO Martha Holley Newsome. $150.  events@medicalteams.org
    5:30 p.m. 10th annual fundraising dinner and auction for Mannahouse Christian Academy (formerly City Christian Schools). Main lobby and Ivy Hall at Mannahouse church, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland 97220. $20. 503-252-5207 or mannahouseacademy.com
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
    7:30 p.m., Steven Curtis Chapman in solo concert, Christian Life Center, 21720 Hwy. 20, Bend 97701.  Tickets $23.40 to $75.  Awakeningevents.com
MONDAY, APRIL 29
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Terry Goodwin speaking at weekly Vancouver luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffer, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  A Christian since 1971, Goodwin pastors a church in Prineville. He ministers in conferences, revival meetings and churches, and does evangelistic outreaches in the Philippines, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Scotland, Mexico and more.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
    Summit conference sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of three consecutive days, Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97305.  Speakers Bill and Joy Wilson, Herbert Cooper, Omar and Pat Beiler, Nate Ruch and Frank Montgomery.  oregonag.org/events/
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    7:30 p.m., Trinity Academy of Portland presents a lecture by Jonathan Sanford, provost of the University of Dallas (Texas), Hinson Baptist Church, 1137 S.E. 20th Ave., Portland. 97214. Topic is “Friendship and the Virtues of Classical Education.” Free to the public.503-567-9559 or  trinityacademyportland.org
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
    11 a.m. Jim and Shannon Thornton speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 882nd Ave., Portland 97266.  Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon.  The Thorntons have seen hundreds come to Christ in Revival Harvest meetings, and thousands healed. They help support thousands of orphans in Kenya through a church there.. $10.50 for lunch and drink. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
    7 p.m.,  Volunteer Appreciation Night for Friends of the Carpenter ministry, at The Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org
    7 to 9 p.m., The Blackwood Brothers Quartet in concert, Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond 97756.  Hosted by Southern Gospel Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational committee who have been presenting concerts twice a year since 2011.  Freewill offering accepted.  541-923-3085 or www.blackwoodbrothers.com