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December 2018 calendar

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 Ave., 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.
    4 p.m., Filipino Christmas Party, Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 S.E. Market St. Portland 97216. Vespers, carols, food and games.  Optional: Bring $5 gift for gift exchange.  503-252-8080.
    5 p.m., O Holy Night Christmas program of song and instrumental music, Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1360 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass 97526.  Free admission. 541-476-6313.
    6 p.m., Singer Jennifer LaMountain in Christmas concert, East Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5575 Fruitland Road N.E,  Salem, 97317. 503-363-0390
    6 to 8 p.m., Neighborhood Church and Stafford Academy present Nativity Lights, first of five evenings this month, 21065 S.W. Stafford Road, Tualatin 97062.  Also Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15. Lighted walking paths, kids’ indoor bounce house, giant indoor inflatable slide, and hot cocoa, cider and popcorn available for $1.  Donations welcome onsite to support the church’s Africa Water Project.  503-638-8765 or theneighborhoodchurch.org
    7 p.m. John Doan’s Christmas Unplugged Farewell Concert, Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 S.E. Fir Villa Road, Dallas 97338.  Doan, who is soon moving from Oregon to the Southwest U.S., is a master of the harp guitar, composer, storyteller and Emmy award winner. Tickets at the door.  Suggested donation, $12 adults, $10 senior citizens and children. 503-623-2233.
    7 p.m., Experience Christmas: Under the Stars, first of three performances this weekend, Morse Events Center at Northwest Christian University, 828 E. 11th Ave., Eugene 97401.  Also at 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. The concert will not only feature the 50-member University Choir and Orchestra and contemporary a cappella group Willow, but also for the first time an NCU Men’s Quintet. Partnering with the community, the concert will spotlight dancers from Junction City School of Dance, as well as a drum line from the University of Oregon. $5 to $10. 541-349-7400 or music@nwcu.edu
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
    3 to 5 p.m., Special Needs Christmas Party, The Neighborhood Church, 21065 S.W. Stafford Road, Tualatin 97062.  This is a free community event for families and their children with special needs. The event is designed for ages 2 through 12 and will be held indoors with accessible and need-friendly activities, craft stations, healthy snacks, games, prizes, photo-booth and more.503-638-8765 or theneighborhoodchurch.org
    4 to 5 p.m., 2018 Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents  Born is the King: It’s Christmas, Amity Christian Church, 1305 Goucher St,. Amity 97101.  ASL interpretation for the deaf offered.  Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food banks. 503-835-2551 or 503-662-3926 or CantataChoir.org
    4 to 5:30 p.m., Graduation recital on piano by Corban University students Athena Robinson, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317. Presented will be works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Dohnanyi,  Free to public. 503-375-7027 or akaspari@corban.edu
    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
    7 p.m. John Doan’s Christmas Unplugged Farewell Concert, Hudson Hall at Willamette University, 900 State St., Salem 97301.   Doan, who is soon moving from Oregon to the Southwest U.S., is a master of the harp guitar, composer, storyteller and Emmy award winner. Advance tickets, $15 adults, $10 senior citizens and children. Tickets at the door $18. 503-370-6255.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
     11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nehemiah Brown 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.  Brown is an evangelist, gospel singer and recording artist who has been a regular on TBN in Seattle and Bravo TV in British Columbia.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
    1 p.m., Pacific Northwest City Advance, first of two consecutive days, Valley Covenant Church, 3636 W. 18th Ave., Eugene 97402.  Continues at the same time Tuesday.  Theme is “Building Multi-Sector and Multi-Generational Engagement into Your Citywide Movement.” A focus on gospel movements in cities.  Speakers are Pastor Daniel Focus of Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, Wash., and Ben Sand of Portland Leadership Foundation.  $79 full conference; smaller rates for partial attendance. www.eventbrite.com/e/pacific-nw-city-advance-2018-tickets-50695527688
    7 to 8 p.m., 2018 Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents  Born is the King: It’s Christmas, Werner University Center at Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave,. Monmouth  97361. ASL interpretation for the deaf offered.  Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food banks. 503-662-3926 or CantataChoir.org
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
    11 a.m., Stefani Overstreet 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. Overstreet is a registered nurse with more than 10 years experience in pediatrics and maternity, and has a passion to provide biblical encouragement and wisdom to other moms.  She is the wife of Chris Overstreet, founder of the ministry Compassion to Action, and they have a 3-year-old daughter. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
    Noon to 1 p.m, Music students’ recital at Corban University, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317.  Students will perform on a variety of instruments, with pieces ranging from classical to contemporary works, including some student compositions. 503-375-7027 or akaspari@corban.edu
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
    9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting with speaker Barbara Huschka, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th St., Portland 97236.  A prophetic minister, Huschka’s artistic call is demonstrated during conference meetings as she stands at her easel and paints what is described as a “vivid prophetic word from the Father.” portlandamaglow@gmail.com
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,Salem Leadership Foundation’s CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Centers Network Luncheon, Tabernaculo de Salem, 5010 Acts Way N.E., Salem 97317. 503-315-8924 or salemlf.org
    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., Violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge in Christmas concert, Adventist Community Church of Vancouver, 9711 N.E. St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98665.  Music ranging from holiday carols to contemporary praise songs. A native of Cuba who came with his family to the United States when he was age 10, Jorge has played in a multitude of settings from high school auditoriums to Carnegie Hall.  He has played in 60 nations on six continents, and has released 17 albums.  Free admission; freewill offering taken. 360-696-2511 or www.jaimejorge.com
    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
    7 to 8 p.m., 2018 Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents Born is the King: It’s Christmas, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 17500 S.W. Cedarview Way, Sherwood  97140.  ASL interpretation for the deaf offered.  Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food banks. 503-625-6648 or 503-662-3926 or CantataChoir.org
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Organic HeartChange workshop, first of four consecutive days, Epikos Church, 222 S.E. Reed Market Road, #100, Bend 97701.  Continues during the same hours Friday and Saturday, and then 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. According to organizers, this interactive workshop is based on Biblical principles and cognitive behavioral therapy and is designed to help participants live in the present, walking out their God-given identity, free from the negative impact of past pain, trauma, regret, failure, etc. Also offered Dec. 27 through 30 in Vancouver, Wash. (see listing below). 360-521-8020 or organicgathering.org
    10 a.m., 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
      6:30 p.m., Holiday Baking Cooking Class, Castle Rock Adventist Church, 7513 Old Pacific Hwy N., Castle Rock, Wash. 98611.   Led by registered nurse Deana Snyder.  Includes an information-packed lecture, demonstration and samples.  360-967-2165.
    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 to 8 p.m., Christmas Village event sponsored by Activate Church of Camas, Wash., Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, Wash.  Free cocoa, photos with Santa, live Christmas music, cookie and ornament decorating and giveaways of Christmas trees and clothing, and a “Giving Tree” opportunity where families can sign up for help with Christmas presents.  Free admission.  971-404-8257 or sarah@activatechurch.org
    6:30 to 8 p.m., First annual Relationships Conference, first of two consecutive days, Baker Creek Community Church, 325 N.W. Baker Creek Road, McMinnville 97128. Continues 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Covering many relevant topics pertaining to relationships.  Each breakout session will offer multiple topic choices, or participants can choose their own track for the weekend. $20 includes meals.  Childcare available at $10 per child. 503-434-5541 or register at thull@bakercreekcommunity.org
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Folk rock band Chasing Ebenezer and Betsy Lance in concert to benefit Embrace Oregon, First Covenant Church, 107 N.E. 45th Ave., Portland 97213.  Embrace Oregon connects caring community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the state Department of Human Services.  Lance blends elements of soul, gospel, jazz, folk and blues in her music. Free admission; donations to Embrace Oregon welcome. 503-347-8890 or bryan@chasingebenezer.com
     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 to 8:30 p.m. The Responding in Christmas worship concert, Crossroads Community Church,7708 N.E. 78th St, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. For free reserved tickets, go to crossroadschurch.net/event/the-responding-christmas-concert/
    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 p.m. John Doan’s Christmas Unplugged Farewell Concert, Lewis & Clark Bible Church, 35082 Seppa Road, Astoria 97103.  Doan, who is soon moving from Oregon to the Southwest U.S., is a master of the harp guitar, composer, storyteller and Emmy award winner. Tickets at the door.  Suggested donation, $12 to $15 adults, $10 senior citizens and children. 503-325-7011.
    7 p.m. Pursuing Heaven with Phillip and Amy Ward, first of two consecutive evenings, Jesus Pursuit Church, 2110 Santiam Hwy. Albany 97321. The Wards are full-time missionaries with Youth With A Mission and the University of the Nations in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.  541-924-0883 or jesuspursuit.com
    7 to 8 p.m., 2018 Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents Born is the King: It’s Christmas, First Presbyterian Church, 390 N.E. Second St., McMinnville 97128.  ASL interpretation for the deaf offered.  Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food banks. 503-472-6256 or 503-662-3926 or CantataChoir.org
    Christmas Conference with Kent DelHousaye, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. DelHousaye is co-founder and executive director of the Love & Transformation Institute, and previous served 20 years as a pastor in California and Arizona.  He holds a master’s degree from Phoenix (Ariz.) Seminary and a doctorate in apologetics from Biola University in California. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    7:30 p.m., Christmas at Corban music concert, first of two presentations this weekend, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317. Also at 3 p.m. Saturday.  Features each of the university’s instrumental and choral ensembles. Free to the public; donations accepted. 503-375-7027 or akaspari@corban.edu
    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. Theme is “Peace on Earth.”  Featured are the university’[s Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Chorale and Festival Orchestra.  $12 adults $8 senior citizens and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children. georgefox.edu/concerts
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
    Upward Trails ministry outing to the Tillamook Air Museum, 6030 Hangar Road, Tillamook 97141. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Women of Vision in Action event sponsored by Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision, Portland Rescue Mission’s Shepherd’s Door shelter for women and children, 13207 N.E. Halsey St, Portland 97230. After breakfast there, participants will assist in children’s Christmas crafts and a devotional time for the mothers, followed by a tour of the shelter.  503-710-7760 or or lindalhallberg@gmail.com
    9 a.m., Women’s Christmas brunch Grace Baptist Church, 1619 E. Second St., Newberg 97132.  All ages invited. $5.  503-538-7468 or gbcnewberg.org
   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
    10:30 a.m. and 2 and 6 p.m., Heritage House Ministries presents Becoming Best Friends, a three-part, one-day seminar with marriage and family counselor Frank Seekins, Clark  County Holiness Camp, 6407 N.E. 105th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  A Hebrew-based look at strengthening relationships. $20 adults, $10 ages 12 to 18. love4israel@live.com; RSVP at love-4-israel.com
    5 p.m., Violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge in Christmas concert, Salem Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1330 Summer St. N.E., Salem 97301. Music ranging from holiday carols to contemporary praise songs. A native of Cuba who came with his family to the United States when he was age 10, Jorge has played in a multitude of settings from high school auditoriums to Carnegie Hall.  He has played in 60 nations on six continents, and has released 17 albums.  Free admission; freewill offering taken. 503-364-4626 or www.jaimejorge.com
    5 to 7 p.m., MarriageTeam ministry’s Christmas celebration, Portal Cafe, 2007 E. 12th St, Vancouver, Wash 98661. RSVP at marraigeteam.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
    6 p.m., Home & Heart Christmas Concert, Pleasant Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 11125 S.E. 172nd Ave., Happy Valley 97086. Bluegrass and traditional songs performed by local artists. Refreshments afterward. 503-658-2248.
    7 to 8 p.m., 2018 Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents Born is the King: It’s Christmas, Newberg Church of the Nazarene, 23177 Old Yamhill Road, Newberg 97132. ASL interpretation for the deaf offered.  Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food banks. 503-538-2570 or 503-662-3926 or CantataChoir.org
    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 p.m.,Concert of “uplifting, inspiring pop/rock choral music’ by Shine Children’s Chorus, Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave, Portland 97212. Features Shine Jr. Chorus (ages 7-9), Shine Children’s Chorus (ages 9-12), Lighthouse Chorus (ages 12-14), and True North A Cappella (ages 14-18).  503-284-2331 or kent2121@gmail.com
    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 accompaniment 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, Canada, Grants Pass Adventist Church, 1360 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass 97526. For free tickets, 541-476-6313 or 541-474-3089.
    5 to 6:30 p.m., Family Christmas, Heritage Church, 8803 N.E. 76th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  A night full of Christmas carols showcasing the church’s kids, toddlers and babies. Afterward,  free professional pictures with Mrs Claus for familiies by Austin Groskopf Media. Also free cookie decorating, hot cocoa, and coffee. 360-694-7181.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Michael Gray 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.  Gray founded a network of intercessory prayer teams and frequently travels to Kenya and Uganda, teaching pastors from several denominations there about prayer, evangelization and raising up  leaders.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
    6 p.m., Cheryl Thomas speaking at monthly meeting for Vancouver Aglow, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664.  Thomas is a radio talk show host.  Food and fellowship during the first hour, followed by the speaker at 7. 360-694-6914.
    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
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
    6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program for women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355.  Theme this month is “Silver Bells and Reindeer Games.” Guest speaker is Laura Loffredo of Portland, retired own of a Chicago, Ill., bed and breakfast who provided lodging for more than 20,000 guests.  She now works for Portland Public Schools.  She does soliloquies and will give a presentation on Mary, the mother of Jesus.  The evening also includes a Christmas carol sing, and a creative Christmas story with audience participation in a fun game completed with prizes and gifts. $10. RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
    7 to 8 p.m., 2018 Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents Born is the King: It’s Christmas, First Baptist Church, 300 Flower Lane, Dayton 97114.  ASL interpretation for the deaf offered.  Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food banks. 503-864-2474 or 503-662-3926 or CantataChoir.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, retired commander of the North Precinct of the Portland Police Bureau, DoubleTree by Hilton, 1000 N.E. Multnomah, Portland 97232. $60. 503-906-1581 or diana@moronesanalystics.com or pdxlunch.com
    5:30 p.m., Christmas caroling party and chili feed, Grace Baptist Church, 1619 E. Second St., Newberg 97132. RSVP to dianaenkelis@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 annual 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., 24th annual Sing-Along “Messiah,” Central Lutheran Chruch, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave., Portland 97212.  Free admission; donations welcome. 503-284-2331 or Kent2121@gmail.com
    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., Annual Live Nativity, first of three consecutive evenings, outside Friendly Street Church of God, 2290 Friendly St., Eugene 97405.  Drive or walk by live scenes depicting the life of Jesus. Free admission. 541-345-6553.
    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
    9 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219.  Pat Roy will speak on “Surviving the Schoolyear,” with strategies on how Christian students can be “salt and light” on their school campuses. 503-544-3255 or DesignScienceNW.org
    9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., David Woods speaking at monthly breakfast meeting of Battle Ground chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third St., Battle Ground, Wash.   Free breakfast and worship before the speaker. Woods and his wife Angela are full-time evangelists traveling throughout the U.S.  He hosts a nationally syndicated radio show, Pray America Live, on 107 FM stations nationally.  He testifies of experiencing healing as a child at a Full Gospel Business Men’s convention. 360-606-7812.
    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
    10 a.m., Christmas Giveaway of clothing and gifts to children, Jesus Pursuit Church, 2110 Santiam Hwy., Albany 97321. Also refreshments, Christmas caroling and more. jesuspursuit.com
    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
    2 to 3:30 p.m., Gloria: The Story of Christmas, first of two presentations this weekend, Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust St. N.E., Salem 97301. Also 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Live music, a 90-voice choir, drama and special effects. 503-581-0102.
    3 to 4 p.m., 2018 Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents Born is the King: It’s Christmas, Joyful Servant Lutheran Church, 1716 N. Villa Road, Newberg 97132.  ASL interpretation for the deaf offered.  Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food banks. 503-583-0475 or 503-662-3926 or CantataChoir.org
    4:30 p.m., Christmas cantata, The Glory of Christmas: Celebrating Christ’s Birth, Valley View Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3677 S. Stage Road, Medford 97501.  Free admission. 541-773-6097.
    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.
     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
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
    3 to 4 p.m., 2018 Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents Born is the King: It’s Christmas, McMinnville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1500 S.W. Old Sheridan Road, McMinnville 97128.  ASL interpretation for the deaf offered.  Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food banks. 503-472-7841 or 503-662-3926 or CantataChoir.org
    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
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
    11 a.m., David Woods 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. Woods and his wife Angela are full-time evangelists traveling throughout the U.S.  He hosts a nationally syndicated radio show, Pray America Live, on 107 FM stations nationally.  He testifies of experiencing healing as a child at a Full Gospel Business Men’s convention Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon.  Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
    Noon, Free Christmas luncheon sponsored by Downtown Bible Class,Grand Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave, Portland 97205. 1-800-935-3020 or downtownbible.org
    7 to 8 p.m., 2018 Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents Born is the King: It’s Christmas, St. James Catholic Church, 1145 N.E. First St., McMinnville 97128.   ASL interpretation for the deaf offered.  Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food banks. 503-472-5232 or 503-662-3926 or CantataChoir.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.
    7 p.m. Christmas Comes Alive with Jay “Bird” Koder and Friends to benefit the LoveNow outreach,  Crossroads Community Church,7708 N.E. 78th St, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. A mix of jazz, gospel, blues and pop versions of favorite Christmas and holiday music. $13, or $10 each for groups of four or more. lovenow.brownpapertickets.com
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!  541-482-8539, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays or AshlandChristianFellowship@gmail.com
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Organic HeartChange workshop, first of four consecutive days, Felida Bible Church, 3027 N.W. 119th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98685.  Continues during the same hours Friday and Saturday, and then 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. According to organizers, this interactive workshop is based on Biblical principles and cognitive behavioral therapy and is designed to help participants live in the present, walking out their God-given identity, free from the negative impact of past pain, trauma, regret, failure, etc. 360-521-8020 or organicgathering.org
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
    CB (Conservative Baptists) Northwest’s 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
NEW YEAR”S EVE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
    New Year’s Eve.  Many churches will have special events to ring in the new year.
    7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Christian Connection Ministries (CCMfriends) New Year’s Eve Dance, Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way, Portland 97202.  Dance lesson during first hour led by Joyce Mattson.  Music played by Tim Swan.  Dress semi-formal to formal. $15.  ccmfriends.com