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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
    Upward Trails ministry hike on the Powell Butte Nature Loop in Portland. A more than 3 mile hike with 300-foot elevation gain.  503-484-7998 or 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    3 p.m., Pianist Jim Fischer and Friends Christmas Concert to benefit Friends of the Carpenter ministry of Vancouver, First Presbyterian Church of Vancouver, 4300 Main St., Vancouver, Wash. 98663.  Performing with Fischer are vocalist Tracy Harris, the Northwest Harmony Chorus and the King’s Way Knights Sounds Choir. Free admission; freewill offering taken. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org of jimfischer.net
    4 p.m., Winter Revival Concert and Fundraiser, First A.M.E. Zion Church, 4304 N. Vancouver Ae., Portland 97217.  This service will feature selections from various church choirs, praise teams and solo artists.  Silent auction will be held in the social hall after the service, with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres served during the auction.  RSVP at 503-317-1089 or 503-206-4135.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
    3 p.m., Passinart Theater Company presents Black Nativity, a “Gospel song-play” by Langston Hughes, first of seven performances this month, Bethel AME Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave., Portland 97211. Also at 7:30 p.m. Dc. 7, 8, 14 and 15, and 3 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16. Black Nativity is a special holiday gospel play that retells the famous nativity story with a majority of African-American cast. The play is performed in an uplifting gospel style which includes some traditional Christmas carols. 503-235-8079 or passinart.org
    6:30 p.m., Sing-Along “Messiah,” Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 S.E. Steele St., Portland 97202.  Those attending are encouraged to bring their own score of Handel’s masterpiece, or borrow one at the door.  Selected choruses and solos with piano accompaniment. Light refreshments following the concert. Canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank accepted. 503-234-5017 or www.Reedwood.org
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
    6 to 9 p.m., Journey to Bethlehem outdoor presentation, first of four performances this week, Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 21610 N.E. Butler Market Road, Bend 97701.  Also during the same hours Friday and then 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  This is a presentation of life 2,000 years ago at the very first Christmas, surrounded with the sights, sounds and smells of village life.  Those attending should dress for an outdoor, walk-through event.  Music, hot drinks and cookies provided. 541-382-5991 or bendadventist.org
    7 p.m., Singing Christmas Among the Trees, first of five performances this week, Vancouver Church (of God), 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98665. Also at 7 p.m. Friday, both 3 and 7 p.m Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; donations of canned food for local needy welcomed. 360-574-1611 or www.vancouverchurch.org
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
    10 a.m., BLESS friendship and support group for women 55 and older, Meadow Springs Church 12647 S.W. 62nd Ave., Portland
    7 p.m., Christmas concert with pianist Michael Allen Harrison and vocalist Julianne Johnson, Northside Community Church, 1800 Hoskins St., Newberg 97132. Free admission; donations of canned food for local needy welcomed. 503-538-0440.
    7:30 p.m. 31st annual Portland’s Christmas Celebration, first of six performances this week, Portland Christian Center, 5700 S.W. Dosch Road, Portland 97239. Also at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.  Features more than 200 musicians, including a live orchestra, adult choir, children’s choir and youth choir with handbells. For free tickets, go to www.pcctoday.com
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
    Family Holiday Weekend, first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp, 18705 Hwy 101 N. Rockaway Beach 97136.  Includes Christimas crafts, candlelit worship sessions and more.  www.twinrocks.org
    6:30 to 9 p.m., 14th annual Living Nativity, first of two consecutive evenings, Church on the Mountain, 68301 U.S.-26, Welches 97067.  Also 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.  This is both an indoor and outdoor presentation.  503-622-4079 or tcotm.org
    7 p.m., The King is Here, music and drama Christmas presentation, first of five performances this weekend, Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E.. Salem.97315.  Also at 4 and 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.  Includes 75-voice adult and youth choir, 30-voice children’s choir, 35-member orchestra, drama and multi-media.  Free admission; for tickets: 503-304-4000 or peopleschurch.com.  Those attending urged to bring new, unwrapped toy for local needy children.
    7:30 p.m., 20th anniversary Gospel Christmas presented by the Oregon Symphony and the Northwest Community Gospel Choir, first of three performances this weekend. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., Portland 97205. Also at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.  Tickets start at $35.  503-228-1353 or tickets.orsymphony.org
    7:30 to 9 p.m., George Fox University Christmas concert, first of three performances this weekend, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus.  Also at the same time Saturday and from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday.  georgefox.edu
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
    Upward Trails ministry outing to the Tillamook Air Museum, 6030 Hangar Road, Tillamook 97141. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gresham Compassion Mini-Clinic, free health clinic for low-income residents, East County Church of Christ, 24375 S.E.Stark St, Gresham 97030. compassionconnect.com
    Women’s Christmas event, Grace Baptist Church, 1619 E. Second St., Newberg 97132.  503-538-7468 or gbcnewberg.org
    5 to 10 p.m. Christmas at the Grove, Canby Grove Christian Center, 7501 S Knights Bridge Road Canby 97035.   A festival of lights, music and activities for the whole family.  Come and go as you desire.   Free admission; parking $10 per car. 503-266-5176 or canbygrove.com or www.christmasatthegrove.com
    7 p.m., K-LOVE Christmas Tour with Big Daddy Weave, Kim Walker-Smith, Brandon Heath, Sarah Reeves, Becca Bradley and Jonathan Chu in concert, East Hill Church, 701 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97030    $29 to $75. awakeningevents.com
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
    3 to 6 p.m., Sing-along ‘Messiah,” Calvary Baptist Church, 1230 Liberty St. S.E., Salem 97302.Those taking part encouraged to bring their own copy of the G. Schirmer edition of the complete Handel oratorio (not just the Christmas edition). There will be accompanimet by organ and piano.  Free admission. 971-209-9615 or clay.freeman68@gmail.com
    5 and 7:30 p.m., Concerts by Fountainview Orchestra and Singers from Fountainview Academy of British Columbia,  Grants Pass Adventist Church, 1360 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass 97526. For free tickets, 541-476-6313 or 541-474-3089.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
    7 p.m., Christmas event for Word in Motion Ministries,  Kid City Building at East Hill Church, 539 N. Main St. in Gresham.   www.wimministries.org
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
    7 to 9 p.m. 15th annual Community Christmas Concert sponsored by Friends of the Family ministry of Corvallis, LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University, 875 S.W. 26th St, Corvallis 97331. Free admission.  Featured will be European and Celtic-infused Christmas music by the international ensemble of American keyboardist and vocalist Jeff Johnson, Irish flutist Brian Dunning and German and American vocalists Marc Gremm and Janet Marie Chvatal.  Free admission; donation opportunity to support Friends of the Family, which provides counseling, education and more to build healthy relationships and healthy homes throughout the mid-Willamette Valley.  541-757-1761 or events@fofm.org
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 32nd annual Christmas Portland Business Luncheon with featured speaker Robert King, DoubleTree by Hilton, 1000 N.E. Multnomah, Portland 97232.  503-906-1581 or diana@moronesanalystics.com or pdxlunch.com
    5:30 p.m., Christmas carolling party and chili feed, Grace Baptist Church, 1619 E. Second St., Newberg 97132.  503-538-7468 or gbcnewberg.org
    6 to 8 p.m., Fifth annual The Living Christmas Story, first of three consecutive evenings, Hoodview Church of God, 1530 Mount Hood Ave., Woodburn 97071.  This is a free-admission drive-through or walk-through experience featuring scenes from the life of Christ. 503-981-1660 or hoodviewchurchofgod.com
    6 to 9 p.m., 10th annnual Christmas on the Campground, first of three consecutive evenings, on the grounds of the Apostolic Faith Church, 5415 S.E. Duke St., Portland 97206.  Also 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This free-admission event includes 700,000 colored lights, live animals including a camel, a “Nativity Pageant” in the historic tabernacle, train riders and more. 503-777-1741 or apostolicfaith.org
    7 p.m, Clackamas Community Choir presents The Heart of Christmas, 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
    7 to 8:30 p.m.,  George Fox University midyear commencement for graduates in the university’s Master of Business Administration program, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. 503-538-8383 or georgefox.edu
    7 to 9 p.m., George Fox University midyear commencement banquet for graduates in the university’s Department of Professional Studies, Canyon Commons Dining Hall on the Newberg campus. 503-538-8383 or georgefox.edu
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
    Evening, Upward Trails ministry outing to either the Follow the Star program at the Seventh-day Adventist grounds in Gladstone, or a tour of local Christmas lights.  503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    9:30 a.m., Woodworker Show and Tell sponsored by Friends of the Carpenter ministry, The Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St,. Vancouver, Wash. 98660.  360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org
    11 a.m.., George Fox University midyear commencement for undergraduates and graduate programs, Wheeler Sports Center on the Newberg campus. 503-538-8383 or georgefox.edu
    5 to 8 p.m. 31st annual Live Nativity, first of two consecutive evenings, outside both Lynchwood Church of God and Lynchwood Christian Church, on Southeast 174th Avenue north of Powell Boulevard, Portland.  A free-admission walk-through or drive-through presentation. 503-665-6638 or 503-665-9534.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
    7 p.m. Eclectic Christmas band concert, Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 S.E. Steele St., Portland 97202. An evening of instrumental and vocal Christmas music with piano, guitars, reeds, brass. and percussion. Eclectic Christmas offers Holiday tunes in a variety of musical styles from jazz to folk to pop to bluegrass, with Nathanael Ankeny, Nate Macy, Aaron Pruitt, Nolan Staples, Melissa Thomas, and Frank Verhoorn. CD’s available for purchase. Canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank accepted. 503-234-5017 or www.Reedwood.org
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
    7 p.m., 37th annual Sunnyside Christmas Vespers, Sunnyside Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market St, Portland 97216. Christmas music by Portland-area musicians.  Includes audience participation  in the singing of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. Refreshments afterward. Offering taken to support feeding the needy in downtown Portland.  503-252-8080
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
    7 p.m., Christmas musical Almost There, Apostolic Faith Church, 5601 S.E. Duke,St, Portland 97206.  Presented by the church’s combined choir, orchestra and soloists. apostolicfaith.org
CHRISTMAS EVE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
    Christmas Eve. Many churches will have candlelight services or other observances.
CHRISTMAS DAY
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25
    Christmas Day. Celebrating the birth of our Savior.
    Noon to 4 p.m,. 39th annual free Ashland Community Christmas Dinner, Historic Ashland Armory 208 Oak St., Ashland 97520.   Fresh-prepared buffet-style turkey dinner with all the trimmings and dessert, along with holiday decor and live holiday music.  Since 1980, Ashland Christian Fellowship (www.ACFweb.org) has hosted this event by joining with merchants and community volunteers to feed a traditional Christmas dinner to as many as 900 people!  For more information, 541-482-8539, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays or AshlandChristianFellowship@gmail.com
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
    Winter Youth Celebration for high schoolers, first of three consecutive days, Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland 97217. www.cbnw.org/en/events/wyc/
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
    New Year’s Retreat, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Includes a New Year’s Eve party with classic family games, and worship and devotions in an inspirational Watch Night service.  Www.ChristianRenewalCenter.org