THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
7:30 to 9 a.m., Portland Westside meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, 19300 S.W. 65th Ave., Tualatin. 503-928-6354 or www.cccnw.net.
7:30 to 9 a.m., Vancouver meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, conference center at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 N.E. 139th St., Vancouver, Wash. Speaker is Larry Dykes of Bridges for Peace – The Connection with Israel. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
9 to 10:30 a.m., Pre-Camp II for ages 3-6, first of five sessions this month, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road N.E., Silverton. Also mornings Aug. 9, 16 and 23 and evening session Aug. 14. Another Pre-Camp set for September. $50. 971-239-1347.
1:45 p.m. Golf Scramble to benefit Beaverton-based Good Samaritan Ministries, Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 N.E. Airport Road, Aurora. Barbecue awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. $75. 503-644-2339 or www.goodsamaritanministries.org.
Evening, Camping and rafting retreat sponsored by Salem First Church of the Nazarene, first of three consecutive days, John Neal Memorial County Park, Lyons. Water fun on the Santiam River, tent camping and meals. $35 to $40 per person. 503-581-3680 or salemnaz.org.
6:30 p.m., Annual Men’s Steakout sponsored by Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Oaks Park, foot of Spokane Street, Portland. Steak dinner, testimonies and fellowship. Guest speaker is David Benson, survivor of near-death logging accidents. $8, or $15 for two tickets if a first-time guest is brought. 360-944-7523.
7 p.m. Kutless in concert at the Clark County Fair, Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, Wash. $25 for concert provides free fair admission. www.clarkcofair.com.
Upward Trails ministry hike from Fort Clatsop National Memorial near Warrenton to Sunset Beach. A total 6.5-miles one way, mostly downward, with shuttle bus back from beach. 503-644-0065 or 503-648-9267.
Morning, 14th annual Race for the Homeless sponsored by New Heights Church of Vancouver, Wash., starting at O.O. Howard House at Fort Vancouver Way and Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, Wash. A 5K and 10K run and 5K walk. 360-314-3344 or 360-694-4985 or raceforthehomeless.org.
Heaven to Earth Festival sponsored by Westside Vineyard Church of Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown Portland. 503-690-6779 or westsidevineyard.org.
Summer Conference with Walter Kaiser and Barry Corey, first of eight consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Kaiser is former president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts and Corey is president of Biola University in California. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net.
Noon to 5:30 p.m., Seventh annual Gathering of the Eagles, Ames Ranch, 4135 Paradise Hill Drive S.E., Turner. A family-friendly, Christ-centered “patriotic picnic” of those “who believe in the spiritual principles of freedom.” 503-588-7000 or ameseagles#live.com or www,gatheringoftheeagles.com/register.
Father-Daughter Retreat, first of three consecutive days, Tilikum Center for Retreats and Outdoor Ministries, 15321 N.E. North Valley Road, Newberg. Worship time, fishing, hiking, swimming, boating archery, challenge course options, campfires, and fun on the new Aqua Jump and rope swing. Speaker is Ken Beebe of Twin Rocks Friends Camp in Rockaway Beach. $125 for dads and $89 for daughters. 503-538-2763 or camptillikum.org.
Surfside Camp for senior high students, first of seven consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, 18705 Hwy. 101 N., Rockaway Beach. 503-355-2284 or www.twinrocks.org.
Noon to 6 p.m., Clark County All-Church Picnic, Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. Highlights include The Cross Builder, presented by Doug McCary of HisLight International Ministries, a ministry fair, “cruise in” and free pony rides. Bring a picnic lunch, blankets and chairs, and park toys. www.allchurchpicnic.com.
Creation Encounter and Design Science Association outing exploring the “Land of Fire and Ice in Central Oregon,” first of nine consecutive days. Co-sponsored by Foundations in Genesis of Idaho. Guides include Steve Hayley and John Hergenrather of Creation Encounter and Craig Marcus and Brent Carter from the Idaho group. Base camps will likely be La Pine State Park and Summer Lake Hot Springs. 541-490-3396 or www.creationencounter.com.
7 a.m., Pastors’ Masters golf tournament sponsored by KPDQ radio for pastors, Stone Creek Golf Club, 14603 S. Stoneridge Drive, Oregon City. 18 holes, plus lunch. $15. 503-786-0600 or kpdq.com.
9 a.m. to noon, Drama camp sponsored by The Resurrection Players, first of five consecutive mornings, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1700 N.E. 132nd Ave., Portland. Led by Christopher Keller and Linda Highman. Instructional fun and games to increase each student’s poise and confidence. $60. Register at rlcpdx.org/ministries/players.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group’s Broadway Bound musical theater day camp for ages 6 to 13, first of five consecutive days, Lifepoint Church, 305 N.E. 192nd Ave, Vancouver, Wash. $150 advance, $165 regular rate. 360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org.
Noon, Luncheon for Vancouver (Wash.) Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, LaCosta Mexican Restaurant, 4708 N.E. Thurston Way, Vancouver. Speaker is Eric Holcomb, owner of Grounded Espressor Shoppe and Clark County Christian Center, who testifies of once being an agnostic schoolteacher but that changed when he met Christ. 360-944-7523 or 360-921-4144 or www.fgbmfamerica.org.
Junior High Camp for grades six through nine, first of six consecutive days, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton. $250. 971-239-1347.
Survivor overnight camp for ages 6 to 11, first of five consecutive days, Canby Grove Christian Center, 7501 S. Knights Bridge Road, Canby. 503-266-5176 or www.jumpincampus.com.
Young Riders Horsemanship Camp for ages 8 to 13, first of six consecutive days, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton. $410. 971-239-1347.
Noon, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America’s Portland luncheon with speaker Dorothy Biamont, Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas. Biamont is an evangelist and regional Women’s Aglow leader. $15 for lunch, including tip, or $5 room charge. 503-612-0492.
Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Youth Discipleship Camp for sixth through 12th grades, first of five consecutive days, Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond. Theme is “Marked.” . $105 by July 12, $125 after that date. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org.
6 to 8:30 p.m., Monthly banquet for Salem chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Almost Home Restaurant, 3310 Market St. N.E., Salem. Order from menu. 971-388-2539.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kingdom Business Seminar presented by Nehemiah Project International Ministries, Room 155 of George Fox University’s Portland Center campus, 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., Tigard. 1-877-916-1180 or NehemiahProject.org.
Creation Northwest festival, first of four consecutive days, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw, Wash. Artists and speakers include TobyMac, Lecrae, Newsboys, Family Force 5, David Crowder, We Are Leo, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Audio Adrenaline, Kronicles, Louie Giglio, Brian “Head” Welchs, Remedy Drive, Holly Starr, Wolves at the Gate, RED, Rapture Ruckus, Children 18:3 and more. Admission from $40 to $107. www.creationfest.com/nw
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Vancouver Women’s Connection, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, Wash. Theme is “A Salute to All Teachers,” with special recognition for staff at Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver. Also Pat Patterson speaking on “The Ups and Downs of a Clown.” $16. To RSVP or for childcare: 360-606-0475 or 360-952-8140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30 to 9 a.m., Mid-Willamette Valley breakfast for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Novak’s Restaurant, 2306 Heritage Way S.E., Albany. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit live satellite simulcast, first of two consecutive days, viewable at churches throughout the region. Broadcast from Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois A world-class leadership event experienced by more than 170,000 people worldwide. www.willowcreek.com.
Assemblies of God’s Oregon Royal Rangers Pow Wow for boys and young men, first of four consecutive days, Camp Wildcat, Harlan (between Corvallis and Newport). 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eugene-Springfield luncheon for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave., Eugene. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
7 p.m. Warren Barfield and Logan Martin in concert, Court Street Christian Church, 1699 Court St. N.E., Walem. $8 advance, $10 at the door. 503-363-6161.
6:30 to 9 p.m., Engaging Islam seminar with keynote speaker George Houssney, first of two consecutive days, Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, Newberg. Continues 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. A focus on reaching Muslims with the Gospel. $25. 503-538-3104 or www.newbergcc.org/ei.
7 p.m., Evangelist Donnie Swaggart ministering, first of three consecutive days, Parkrose Deliverance Tabernacle, 5740 N.E. Portland Hwy., Portland. Continues 7 p.m. Saturday and 10:40 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 503-287-5796 or www.parkrosetabernacle.org.
7 p.m., Good Samaritan Ministries’ Family Camp, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton. $95. 503-644-2339 or www.goodsamaritanministries.org.
7 p.m., Family Movie Night with free showing of Disney’s Tangled, Newberg Church of the Nazarene, 23177 Old Yamhill Road, Newberg. Free popcorn and lemonade provided. 503-538-2570.
7:30 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, first of eight performances through Aug. 18, Mago Hunt Theater, University of Portland. Also at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 17, and 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18. Advance tickets for all performances except Aug. 10 are $18 adult, $12 ages 2 to 18 and senior citizens, and $15 for military or student; all tickets $3 more at the door. Special Family Day rates on Aug. 10 of $12 advance for all seats, $15 at the door. 360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org.
Upward Trails ministry hike on Memaloose Lake and South Fork Mountain in the Clackamas River area. A total 4.8-miles round trip with a 1,400-foot elevation gain. Hikers advised to keep an eye out for bear. 503-522-7205.
Seventh annual Packed with Love event sponsored by Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Beaverton, Aloha High School, 18550 S.W. Kinnaman Road, Aloha. About 800 filled backpacks will be given to middle and high school students from the Beaverton area. 503-336-5946 or www.loveincbeaverton.org.
8 a.m. to dusk., Valley View Air Show, Rock of Ages Valley View Retirement Center, 15600 S.W. Rock of Ages Road, McMinnville. Breakfast and lunch, car show, helicopter rides, remote control aircraft, horse and wagon rides, kids’ attractions, and music by the Second Winds Band, Gospel Echoes, Bethel Mountain Road, Jericho Road and the Knox Brothers. Free admission. 503-472-6212 or 503-550-4750 or rockofagesvalleyview.com.
9 a.m. to noon, Bike-for-Life to benefit Hope Pregnancy Center of Salem, meeting at upper parking lot of Life Church, 255 College Drive N.W., Salem. The ride will run from west Salem to Monmouth and back — approximately 25 miles. Participants secure pledges in advance of the event. 503-364-2543 or email@example.com.
Noon, 60th anniversary celebration for Pendleton First Church of God, first of two consecutive days, at the church, 712 S.W. 27th St., Pendleton. Theme is “60 Years Behind, Eternity Ahead.” 541-276-1894 or www.fcogpendleton.com.
Noon to 8 p.m., Harvest Fest 2013 with Chuck Girard, San Joe, Joshua and Rebecca Wright, Ana Stasia and Co., The Kate White Band, The Alyssa Graham Band, Tray Michaels and The Skate Church of Portland in concert to benefit Open House Ministries shelter of Vancouver, Vancouver Landing, 100 Columbia St., Vancouver, Wash. Admission is $5 plus two canned goods. 360-737-0300 or www.reverbnation.com/show/9998709
Noon to 10 p.m.,, Reid Saunders’ Columbia RiverFest, Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Road, St. Helens. Messages from evangelist Reid Saunders of Salem, music by Building 429, Lincoln Brewster and local artists, extreme sports demonstrations by motorcross, BMX, skateboard and other athletes, and a Kid Zone featuring fun attractions and children’s ministry. Free admission. www.columbiariverfest.com.
Summer Conference with Ed Underwood and Gary Gulbranson, first of eight consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Underwood is lead pastor at Church of the Open Door in Glendora, Calif. Gulbranson is senior pastor of Westminister Chapel in Bellevue, Wash. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net.
Building 429 in concert, St. Helens High School, 2375 Gable Road, St. Helens. christianconcertalerts.com.
6:30 p.m., Free showing of the movie The Adventures of TinTin, on the lawn in front of the A.F. Gray Building on the Warner Pacific College campus, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., Portland. Pre-movie entertainment prior to the start of the movie at dusk. 503-517-1020.
7 p.m., Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener speaking, Adventist Community Church of Vancouver, 9711 N.E. St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. Title of his talk is “From a Name to a Number.” 360-696-2511 or alterwiener.com.
Afternoon, Family Fun Fest, Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. N.E., Salem. Inflatables, face painting, carnival games, free snow cones and popcorn and more. 503-581-3680 or salemnaz.org.
Noon to 5 p.m., Eighth annual Summerfest, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4663 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem. Concerts by the Bethel Mountain Band, Light House Praise Band, Baxter Hill Bluegrass Gospel Band, The Redeemed from Redeemer Lutheran and Acappella Project from Salem Alliance Church. Free hot dogs, chips, beverages and frozen treat. Free children’s activities, and a wide range of displays from community organizations. 503-393-7121.
Oregon Christian Writers’ Summer Coaching Conference with keynote speakers award-winning author Liz Curtis Higgs and KPDQ radio talk host Georgene Rice, first of four consecutive days, Jantzen Beach Red Lion Inn, Portland. Theme is “Guard the Treasure.” 12 morning coaching classes and 30 afternoon workshops covering fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, marketing, writing for the web, devotionals and more. Professional panels of book editors, magazine editors, agents, web writers and a special news media panel. Manuscript reviews, meetings with editors and agents and mentoring appointments. Daily worship. Cascade Writing Awards presentations Aug. 14. $415 advanced rate for OCW members and $450 by non-members; $375 for those 23 years old or younger. www.oregonchristianwriters.org.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group’s Broadway Bound musical theater day camp for ages 6 to 13, first of five consecutive days, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 12405 S.W. Butner Road, Beaverton. $150 advance, $165 regular rate. 360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group’s Super Heroes musical theater day camp for ages 6 to 13, first of five consecutive days, Cascade Park Baptist Church, 1201 S.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. $150 advance, $165 regular rate. 360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org.
11:30 a.m., Golf tournament to benefit Warner Pacific College, Persimmon Country Club, 500 S.E. Butler Road, Gresham. $165 individual or $650 per foursome. 503-517-1261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noon, Luncheon for Vancouver (Wash.) Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, LaCosta Mexican Restaurant, 4708 N.E. Thurston Way, Vancouver. Speaker is Mike Galeotti, a pastor and business partners in Q3Team Management LLC. 360-944-7523 or 360-921-4144 or www.fgbmfamerica.org.
Messy Week day camp for ages 6 to 11, first of five consecutive days, Canby Grove Christian Center, 7501 S. Knights Bridge Road, Canby. 503-266-5176 or www.jumpincampus.com.
Boys Wilderness Camp for grades five through eight, first of six consecutive days, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton. $250. 971-239-1347.
Teen Riders Horsemanship Camp for ages 12 to 17, first of six consecutive days, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton. $410. 971-239-1347.
Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Western Kids Camp for third through sixth grades, first of five consecutive days, Kellogg Springs Camp, 1111 Kellogg Springs Camp Road, Oakland. Theme is “Way to Glow.” Speaker is Shane Hensley. $220. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org.
7:30 to 9 a.m., Portland Eastside meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Portland Adventist Medical Center, 10123 S.E. Market St., Portland. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
Day camp and Vacation Bible School for children age 4 through entering sixth grade, first of four consecutive days, Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. N.E., Salem. 503-581-3680 or www.salemnaz.org.
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Back to School BASH sponsored by The Giving Closet, at the ministry, 2804-A N.E. 65th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. Free for the whole family. Every child atttending gets a brand new backpack and school supplies. Also free dental cleanings, free haircuts and more. Children’s activities including face painting, games and bouncy houses. Advance registration required. 360-993-4800 or www.givingclosetgivinghope.org.
Noon, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America’s Portland luncheon with speaker Joshua Shaw, Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas. Shaw and his wife are evangelists and prophetic and healing ministers. $15 for lunch, including tip, or $5 room charge. 503-612-0492.
7 p.m., Summer Commencement for Warner Pacific College, Mount Scott Church of God, 10603 S.E. Henderson St., Portland. 503-517-1020 or warnerpacific.edu.
10 to 11:45 a.m., Albany Women’s Connection brunch, Comfort Suites, 100 Opal Court N.E., Albany. Theme is “Like a Fish Out of Water.”Speaker is Pat Smith, who wll tell of the perspective on life gained in a women’s prison. Music by Amy Hansen and special feature: Capt. Joe Larsen with Search and Rescue and Emergency Management. $12. RSVP to 541-258-7782 or email@example.com.
7 p.m., The Nelons in Southern Gospel concert, Brooks Assembly of God Church, 9165 Portland Road N.E., Brooks. Free admission; freewill offering taken. www.southerngospelpdx.com/
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vancouver luncheon for Christian Chamber of the Commerce of the Northwest, Old Spaghetti Factory, 730 S.E. 160th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. . $15 advance or $20 at the door for non-members. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Open house for New Hallelujah Christian School, a new preschool through sixth grade program, on the campus of Hockinson Community Church, 15918 NE 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie, Wash. New HallelujahSchool@gmail.com.
7 p.m., The Nelons in Southern Gospel concert, Portland Christian Center, 5700 S.W. Dosch Road, Portland. www.southerngospelpdx.com/concerts.html.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ministering to the Hispanic/Latino Family, an English-language seminar with Prof. Mark Kempff of Concordia Seminary of St. Louis, Mo., first of two consecutive days, Hope Lutheran Church, 211 Parr Road, Wodburn. Continues 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $75. 503-871-9795 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.csl.edu.
‘Touched by Adoption’ Teen Camp sponsored by CHOSEN International, first of three consecutive days, Camp Tadmor near Lebanon. A special fun weekend for teens who have been adopted at any age. www.choseninternational.org.
Assemblies of God’s Oregon Girls Camp for fifth through fifth grades, first of three consecutive days, Kellogg Springs Camp, 1111 Kellogg Springs Camp Road, Oakland. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org.
7 p.m., A Day for Grace presents Rhett Walker Band and Cadence Please in concert, Garden Valley Church, 3047 Garden Valley Road, Roseburg. 541-670-7439 or www.gardenvalleychurch.org.
7 to 9 p.m., Your Origins Matter, presented by Jason Lisle and Nathaniel Jeanson of the Institute for Creation Reseach, first of two consecutive days, Athey Creek Christian Fellowship, 27520 S.W. 95th Ave., Wilsonville. Tonight also featuring live worship with Jon Micah of Kutless. Continues 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with several sessions on creation issues. Free for students and student leaders, including lunch on Saturday. $10 for adults at the door, also includes lunch. 971-327-2120 or www.icr.org.
Upward Trails ministry hike on the Triple Falls Loop, to Horsetail, Pony Tail, Oneonta and Triple Falls. A 4.5-mile loop that includes a walk through the cave under Pony Tail Falls. A 600-foot elevation gain on the hike. 503-668-8950 or 503-648-9267 or 503-484-7998.
Project Hope sponsored by OneHope Lane County, first of two consecutive days, throughout the county. Today is School Work Day, with churches assisting in local schools’ maintenance. Sunday, from 4 to 7 p.m. are four Kids Fairs at schools in the Eugene-Springfield area, with approximately 10 churches facilitating activity at each location. Onehopenetwork.org.
Summer Conference with Bryan Loritts and Rick McKinley, first of eight consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Loritts is lead pastor of Fellowship Bible Church Memphis in Tennessee. McKinley is lead pastor of Imago Dei Community church in Portland. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net.
9 a.m. Free monthly breakfast sponsored by the Battle Ground (Wash.) Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third Ave., Battle Ground. Speaker this month is Vancouver-based evangelist Matthew Cummings. 360-448-3991 or 360-573-4104.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Good Samaritan Ministries’ Bible Teacher Training with GSM founder Bettie Mitchell, at the ministry headquarters, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, No. 23, Beaverton. 503-644-2339 or www.GoodSamaritanMinistries.org.
Noon to 9 p.m., 104.1 KFIS “The Fish” presents Fish Fest 2013 with Steven Curtis Chapman, Tenth Avenue North, Mandisa, Sanctus Rio, Meredith Andrews, Thousand Foot Krutch, The Rhett Walker Band, Holly Starr and The Neverclaim, Mount Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. $45 adult, $30 child. 1041thefish.com.
Power Explosion presentation by Tom Flaskerud Evangelistic Association’s Freedom Team, first of two consecutive days, River Woods Church, 60377 Cinder Butte Road, Bend. 541-617-4551 or TheFreedomTeam.org.
Evening, Christian Social Dance Association dance, The Ballroom Dance Company, 8900 S.W. Commercial St., Tigard. 503-278-8490 or christiansocialdance.org.
8:30 and 11 a.m., Installation of Joy Mueller as principal of Trinity Lutheran School of Portland, during worship services at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth, Portland. Her husband, Rev. Paul Mueller, will speak at both services. 503-288-6403 or TrinityPortland.org. New Heights Church of Vancouver, Wash.’s Summer Celebration, Clark County Event Center, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, Wash. 360-314-3344 or 360-694-4985 or newheights.org.
Noon to 4 p.m., Annual picnic sponsored by Grace Baptist Church of Newberg, Memorial Park on Blaine Street south of downtown Newberg. 503-538-7468 or gbcnewberg.org.
Noon, Luncheon for Vancouver (Wash.) Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, LaCosta Mexican Restaurant, 4708 N.E. Thurston Way, Vancouver. Speaker is Frank Shelton, an evangelist from Waldorf, Md., who also has been involved with national politics and did volunteer work for two recent U.S. Presidents. 360-944-7523 or 360-921-4144 or www.fgbmfamerica.org.
Young Riders Horsemanship Camp for ages 8 to 13, first of six consecutive days, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton. $410. 971-239-1347.
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Music Adventure Camp, first of seven consecutive days, Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, Newberg. Continues during the same hours through Friday, then from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, including performances on Sunday for parents at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. Includes outings to various local run attractions during the weekday afternoons. $124. 503-538-3104 or newbergcc.org.
6:30 to 9 p.m., Luis Palau Alliance’s CONNECT Conference for vocational evangelists, first of three consecutive evenings, Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland. Presentations by Luis and Kevin Palau; Scott Dawson of Birmingham, Ala..; Nick Hall of the Twin Cities in Minnesota; York Moore of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship; Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ; and illusionist Brock Gill. 18 workshops. $109 by Aug. 9, $149 after that date. www.palau.org/alliance/events-conferences/connect-conference
7:30 to 9 a.m., Portland Central meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Oregon State Office Building, 800 N.E. Oregon St., Portland. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
Noon, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America’s Portland luncheon with speaker Frank Shelton, Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas. From Maryland, Shelton is an evangelist and nationally known speaker at Full Gospel events. $15 for lunch, including tip, or $5 room charge. 503-612-0492.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monthly All-Regions Luncheon for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Hayden’s Lakeside Grill, 8187 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwood Road, $20 online at www.cccnw.net or $30 at door. 503-928-8354 or cccnw.net.
20th annual Willamette River Discovery Cruise with Indian-style salmon bake lunch. An exploration of this region’s georgraphy and history. Fully narrated with expert guides, authors and artists. Entertainment by The Tonesetters barbershop quartet. $85 adults, $70 for ages 8 to 14. Also held Sept. 14. 503-260-3432 or www.willamettejet.com/pdf1/jun29.pdf.
9 a.m., Be in Health Conference with Henry Wright, first of three consecutive days, Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland. Sessions throughout the morning, afternoon and evening today and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Also two question-and-answer luncheons with Wright today and Friday at $20 per person each luncheon. 1-800-453-5775 or www.beinhealth.com.
The Berean Call annual conference, first of two consecutive days, Riverhouse Convention Center. 3075 U.S. 97 Business, Bend. Speakers Mark Cahill, Keith Gibson, David James, Carl Kerby, Paul Wilkinson, and T. A. McMahon. www.thebereancall.org.
Northwest Motorcycle Camp Meeting sponsored by Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of three consecutive days, Gladstone Park Conference Center, 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone. 503-850-3500 or www.OregonConference.org.
One Spirit One Heart presents the OneHeart celebration worship conference, first of two consecutive days, Tillamook Church of the Nazarene, 2611 Third St., Tillamook. Keynote speakers are Bob Fitts of Youth With a Mission and Maranatha Music and Daniel Amstutz, cirector of Charis Bible College School of Worship in Colorado Springs, Colo. Fitts and Amstrutz will be featured in a Saturday evening concert in the gymnasium at Tillamook High School, 2605 12th St.. One Spirit One Heart is made up of four worship leaders from three different Tillamook churches. $30 advance, #35 at the door, $25 per person for groups of five or more. $12 for attending the Saturday concert only. www.onespiritoneheart.com.
Upward Trails ministry hike on the Pacific Crest Trail from Indian Heaven to Mosquito Lake in Washington. Good views of Mount Adams. A total 3.9-miles on way, mostly downhill. 503-668-8950.
Summer Conference with Ray Johnston, first of six consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Johnston is founding pastor of the Bayside Churches in California. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net.
9 to l10 a.m., Laps for Life 2013, a one-hour walk to benefit the Pregnancy Counseling and Information Centers of McMinnville and Newberg, Patio C of East Entrance at Wortman Park, McMinnville. 503-434-4400 or email@example.com or www.pregnancyhelp.info.
Girls of Grace Conference, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley. Hosted by Point of Grace, features messages from youth-oriented speakers and performances by some of Christian music’s top artists. $59 and $99. www.girlsofgrace.com.
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mother-Son Adventure Day, first of three consecutive days, Tilikum Center for Retreats and Outdoor Ministries, 15321 N.E. North Valley Road, Newberg. Worship time, archery, fishing, swimming, boating, and fun on the Climbing Wall and Big Swing. Includes barbecue lunch. $20 for moms and $15 for sons. 503-538-2763 or camptillikum.org.
1 to 4 p.m., 20th anniversary Open House celebration for the Gresham Center of Pregnancy Resource Centers of Greater Portland, at the center, 104 N.W. 11th Ave., Gresham. 503-666-6527 or www.portlandprc.org.
5 p.m., Institute for Creation Science meeting, Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 N.E. 148th Ave., Portland Speaker is Greg Morgan with the topic, “The Wave at Paria, a Different View” www.icspdx.org.
6 p.m., Celebration honoring Janell Struckmeier’s 18 years of service as children’s ministry director at Beaverton Christian Church, at the church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., Beaverton. 503-646-2151 or www.bcc.org.
7 p.m., Sunday Jam Night Comedy Show, Celebration Tabernacle, 8131 N. Denver Ave., Portland. A family-friendly event featuring local musical and dramatic artists, Celebration Tabernacle’s sketch/improv comedy troupe Jam Night, and free snacks. 503-286-1488 or ctoregon.org.
Noon, Luncheon for Vancouver (Wash.) Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, LaCosta Mexican Restaurant, 4708 N.E. Thurston Way, Vancouver. Speaker is Teresa Bangs, a former pastor in Redmond, Wash., who, with her husband, adopted a Sudanese family of five children whose parents died from genocide in Sudan. 360-944-7523 or 360-921-4144 or www.fgbmfamerica.org.
All Riders Horsemanship Camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 15, first of four consecutive days, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton. $315. 971-239-1347.
6:30 p.m., Vancouver Aglow, Shiloh Fellowship, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. Speaker is Teresa Bangs, a former pastor in Redmond, Wash., who, with her husband, adopted a Sudanese family of five children whose parents died from genocide in Sudan. 360-694-6914.
7:30 to 9 a.m., Newberg meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Room 103 of George Fox University’s Villa Academic Center, 501 N. Villa Road on the east side of Newberg campus. Speaker is Fay DeMeyer of Professional Freedom Development consulting and host of a weekly program on Salem’s KYKN radio. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
The Self-Propelled Advantage Family Conference with Joanne Calderwood, a seminar for homeschooling parents, Salem Bible Church, 4109 Center St. N.E., Salem. www.urthemom.
Noon, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America’s Portland luncheon with speaker Kim Johson Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas. From Portland, Johnson is an evangelist and prophetic minister who has done outreach in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. $15 for lunch, including tip, or $5 room charge. 503-612-0492.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28
7:30 to 9 a.m., Salem-Keizer meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway N.E., Salem. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
7 to 9:30 p.m., ‘The Portland Sessions’ School of Prophecy with Graham Cooke, first of three consecutive days, Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland. Continues with sessions througout the day and evening Friday, and then 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. $100 individual, $90 each for small groups of two to four persons and $80 each for large groups of five or more. 1-800-351-7541 or grahamcooke.com.
Family Camp, first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, 18705 Hwy. 101 N., Rockaway Beach. 503-355-2284 or www.twinrocks.org.
Summer Conference with Chuck Bomar, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Bomar served nine years at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, Calif., before planting Colossae Church near Portland. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net.
Labor Day Weekend Retreat with Kim Meeder, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton. Meeder is an author who experienced the tragedy of her parents’ murder-suicide when she was 9 but found special comfort in horses and who today operates a ranch in Central Oregon for children. 503-873-6743 or christianrenewalcenter.org.
10th annual Xfest Northwest music, art and camping festival, first of three consecutive days, Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson, Wash. Up to 60 Christian bands and artists representing many music genres. Admission is $14 for one-day attendance, or $40 per person for the entire weekend; special youth group rate is $30 and a family pass is $80. Children 12 and younger admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate. All camping is included in the cost of admission. xfestnw.org.
Upward Trails ministry hike to Upper and Lower Shellburg Falls and Stassel Falls. A 5.5-mile sloop, with a 640-foot elevation gain, Followed by a stop for ice cream. Dogs must be on leash. 503-668-8950.
9 a.m., First annual symposium sponsored by The Convergence Project, Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland. Founded by Vancouver, Wash., evangelist Matthew Cummings, The Convergence Project “brings concerned citizens together to promote alternative solutions for individuals as well as minority businesses, non-profit organizations and other Christian groups.” Workshops, praise and worship, banquet dinner and ballroom dancing with big-bandmusic. Speakers include C.L. Bryant and Pastor Stephen Broden. $50 general admission, $20 for pastors and their spouses. 360-949-8221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Woodworker Show & Tell sponsored by Friends of the Carpenter ministry, at the Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St., Vancouver, Wash. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., International Praise Festival, Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown Portland. Features culturally diverse Christian ministries within the Portland metro area, and offering live music, praise dance, children’s activities, vendor booths and free food. Free admission. 1-866-915-1918 or www.IPFest.org.
Noon to 4 p.m., Annual PROPER Festival, Kenton Park, 2351 N. Kilpatrick St., Portland. Includes live cultural entertainment (poets, dancers, African and Native drummers, jazz, sould and gospel), diverse information and service booths and health screenings (Note: diabetes screening requires three-hour pre-fast), free food and a basketball shootout. Presented by Celebration Tabernacle. 503-286-1488 or properusa.net.