WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
6:30 to 9 p.m., The War on Truth, a presentation by Christian journalist Anthony Harper, Church on the Rock, 500 S.W. Eaton Blvd., Battle Ground, Wash. 98604. A look at current news events. Harper is publisher of the Intermountain Christian News in Boise, Idaho., and is a White House correspondent. Light refreshments served. Free admission. 360-723-0723 or imcnews.org
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
Upward Trails ministry hike on the Ramona Falls Loop in the Mount Hood National Forest. A 4.5-mile hike with about 700-foot elevation gain. 360-644-4604 or upwardtrails.org
George Fox University Midyear Commencement, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. Also viewable online. 503-538-8383 or georgefox.edu
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
6 to 8 p.m., Seventh annual The Living Christmas Story, first of three consecutive evenings, Hoodview Church of God, 1530 Mount Hood Ave., Woodburn 97071. A free drive-though experience for the entire family, featuring scenes from the life of Christ. 503-981-1660 or hoodviewchurchofgod.com
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
Upward Trails ministry hike on Powell Butte in east Portland. A 3-mile easy outing. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.org
5 to 8 p.m., 33rd annual Live Nativity, outside Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th Ave, Portland 97236. A series of scenes depicting the birth and life of Jesus, this free program is staged outdors by volunteers from both churches. A drive-by or walk-by event, while complying with social distance regulations. 503-665-6638.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20
Upward Trails ministry hike on Gresham Butte. A 3-mile outing with about 200-foot elevation gain. 503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.org
9 a.m.., The Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Baker City Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane, Baker City 97814. libertyquartet.com
6 p.m., The Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Elgin Harvester’s Nazarene Church, 1120 Birch St., Elgin 97827.. libertyquartet.com
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve. Many churches will have either in-person or online observances.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
Christmas Day. Celebrating the birth of Jesus, the Savior of the world.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
Upward Trails ministry hike in Portland. 360-931-0624 or email@example.com or upwardtrails.org
NEW YEAR’S EVE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
7:30 p.m. New Year’s overnight retreat, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Festivities, snacks, prayer and worship in the evening, then brunch followed by brief message on New Year’s Day, concluding at noon. 503-873-6743 or christianrenewalcenter.org