SOMETIME IN FEBRUARY
Volunteer training for the Pregnancy Counseling and Information Centers in Yamhill County, dates and location to be announced. The ministry operates centers in McMinnville, Lafayette and Newberg. 503-434-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Tentative) Pastor’s breakfast at Mount St. Helens Creation Center, 147 Front Ave. N.W., Castle Rock, Wash. 98611. 360-274-5737 or mshcreationcenter.org
Fundraising event for Xpose Hope, an outreach to those involved in the adult entertainment industry, Portland-area location to be announced. 971-319-4413 or xposehope.com
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God presents Recalibrate, with Pastor Troy Jones of The Recalibrate Group, Horizon Community Church, 23370 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin 97602. The Recalibrate Group aims to help churches – and their pastors — restore their passion, bring new momentum and energize their ministries by rediscovering the vision in their hearts. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org/events/recalibrate
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2
6:30 to 9:45 p.m.., Lifeway Christian Resources presents a simulcast of the Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference from Georgia, first of two consecutive days, Solid Rock Baptist Church, 8510 S.E. Battin Road, Happy Valley 97086. Continues from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Theme is “Unspoken: What Men Won’t Talk About and Why.” $10. 503-771-8395 or www.solidrocksbc.org/events or www.lifeway.com
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Upward Trails ministry’s Portland Hillwalk in the Healy Heights neighborhood. Starting at Hillsdale Park, walking the south flank of Council Crest, and climbing some long staircases. A 4-mile outing with about 500-foot elevation gain. 503-668-8950 or 503-648-9267 or upwardtrails.com
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Verity Forum, Hinson Baptist Church, 1137 S.E. 20th Ave., Portland 97214. This is taught by a dozen women who have studied (many of them at Western Seminary) and lived out ministry for several years. They come together to create a forum of equipping and discussion to serve the women of the Northwest. $30. 503-232-1156.
10:50 am., “Reflections” Adventist homeschool choir performing, first of two locations today, Sandy Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 18575 S.W. Langensand Road, Sandy 97055; phone 503-668-6144. The other performance is at 3 p.m. at Courtyard Fountain Senior Living Center, 1545 S.E. 223rd Ave., Gresham 97030; phone 503-667-4500.
Noon to 4 p.m., 2018 Freedom Rally sponsored by the Oregon Lilberty Alliance, Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland 97220. Speakers are David Clarke, former sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisc. and frequent national news commentator; national radio host and commentator Dana Loesch; Joseph Infranco of Alliance Defending Freedom; and Oregon 2nd District Congressman Greg Walden. $45 includes lunch. 503-257-0444 or oregonlibertyalliance.com
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Super Bowl Sunday. The 52nd Super Bowl for the National Football League championship will be telecast from U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn. Some churches will hold special viewing parties.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kate White ministering 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. White is a worship leader at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver and a songwriter and retreat speaker. She received a Grammy award for the song “I Will Rise” and sang it in the movie Country Girl. $10.50 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax, and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
6 p.m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Elisa Hendrix, a worship leader, will be speak, sing and give her testimony. Food and fellowship during the first hour. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6
11 a.m., Todd Hoffman, star of Discovery’s Gold Rush reality television show and an alumnus of Northwest Christian University, featured during the chapel service at the university’s Morse Event Center, 828 E. 11th Ave., Eugene 97403. Hoffman attended NCU from 1988 through 1991. He was a member of the men’s basketball team. He will be interviewed by Keith Potter, the university’s vice president for advancement. Joining Hoffman willl be José Behar, CEO and president of Univision Music Group. Behar is a well-respected Hollywood executive who has worked with musicians and been a producer on many movies. Public welcome; free admission. 541-513-1236 or email@example.com
7:30 p.m., Corban University student Devin Desmond presenting his junior recital as a performance major in percussion, Psalm Performing Arts Center at the university, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97301. This recital will include musical compositions by Kreisler, Debussy, Joplin, and more, including one of Desmond’s original compositions. Free and open to the public. 503-375-7027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th Ave., Portland 97236. Speaker is Leslie Murphy, women’s ministries leader at The River Church in Camas, Wash. email@example.com
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
7:30 to 9 p.m., Black History Month lecture, Room 101 of Canyon Commons dining hall on George Fox University’s Newberg campus. Clayborne Carson, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History and the Ronnie Lott Founding Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, will speak on “Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Inner Life and Global Vision.” Co-hosted by George Fox’s Center for Peace and Justice and its Department of History, Sociology and Politics. Refreshments provided. 503-554-2892.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9
IF Gatherings for women, viewing a major women’s ministry conference in Austin, Texas, first of two consecutive days, held at about 1,000 churches and other locations nationally including a variety of sites in this part of the Northwest For full information go to ifgathering.com. Locations include:
•Bridge Church, 503 State Route 409, Cathlamet, Wash. 98612
•15407 NE 181st Loop, Brush Prairie, Wash. 98606
•Evergreen Baptist Church, 13014 N.E. 17th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98684
•GracePoint, 1760 E. Main St., Ashland 97520
•Church on the Hill, 2707 Maranatha Court S.E., Turner 97392
•Church on the Hill, 700 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville 97128
•Red Hills Church, 115 W. Third St., Newberg 97132
•Crossridge Church, 23550 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood 97140
•Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood 97140
•Willamette Christian Church, 3153 Brandywine Drive, West Linn 97068
•Westside Community Church, 18390 S.W. Farmington Road, Aloha 97007
•12215 S.W. 14th St., Beaverton 97005
•Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland 97229
•4330 S.E. Division St., No. 207, Portland 97206
•Mosaic, 1832 N.E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Portland 97212
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Al Houghton of Word at Work Ministries speaking, first of two consecutive days, Casa del Padre, 1666 S.E. Lambert St., Portland 97202. Theme is “Releasing Your Anointing in the Marketplace.” Free admission; freewill offering taken. 503-544-6166 or www.wordatwork.org
Warner Pacific University homecoming, first of two consecutive days, on the university’s Mount Tabor campus, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave, Portland 97215.
Sweetheart Weekend for married couples with Scott and Katie LaPierre, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Scott LaPierre is senior pastor of Woodland (Wash.) Christian Church and the author of Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships. He and his wife have six children. Suggested donation $240 per couple. 503-873-6743 or christianrenewalcenter.org
5 to 7 p.m., Dallas Riders for Christ second annual soup dinner and silent auction, Salt Creek Baptist Church, 15075 Salt Creek Road, Dallas 97338. This is a fundraiser for a nonprofit clulb that teaches youth and adults to safely ride off road motorcycles in a Christian atmosphere. Adults $8; children ages 5 to 10, $5; free for younger than 5. Kids 5-10 $5; younger than 5 free. 503-623-2976.
6 to 9 p.m., The Gottman Seven Principals Program, a marriage workshop, first of three consecutive days, East Park Church, 15815 N.E. 18th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98684. Continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Presented by Jeff and Kathy Shenk of Point B Counseling and Coaching, this worskhop is based on the internationally acclaimed research of John Gottman, and filtered through God’s Word for marriage, According to organizers, it offers something for a man and woman in any phase of marriage, whether contemplating engagement or married 50 years.
6:45 to 9:30 p.m., Foundations of Life Conference, first of two consecutive days, Calvary Community Church, 2655 38th Ave., Longview, Wash. 98632. Continues from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Featured speakers Spike Psarris, Kyle and Noah Justice and Paul Taylor, director of the Mount St. Helens Creation Center in Castle Rock, Wash. Special children’s program Saturday. Free admission. Foundationsoftruth.org/conference
Evening, Night to Shine, a prom experience for people with special needs, happening worldwide, including at five Oregon churches. They are Mountainview Christian Church in Gresham, Newberg Christian Church, Salem Alliance Church, Suburban Christian Church in Corvallis, Westside Community Church in Beaverton and WestSide Community Church in Klamath Falls. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. www.timtebowfoundation.org/ministries/night-to-shine
7 p.m., Second annual Culture Conference, first of two consecutive days, Hinson Baptist Church, 1137 S.E. 20th Ave, Portland 97214. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Theme is “Naming the World: How Stories Sharpen the Mind, Enlarge the Heart and Feed the Soul.” Keynoter is Joe Rigney of Bethlehem College, author of Live Like a Narnian. Lectures on works by C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Shakespeare. $10. 503-232-1156 or https://cultureconferencepdx.wordpress.com/
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Upward Trails ministry’s visit to the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals, 26385 N.W. Groveland Drive, Hillsboro 97124 (near North Plains). Admission is $10. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
3 p.m., Mustard Seed Ministries concert, Woodland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1300 Atlantic Ave., Woodland, Wash. 98674. Theme is “Fractured to Fearless.” 360-225-9551.
6 to 8 p.m., Opening reception for art exhibit running through April 29: Holy Beauty: Northern Renaissance Prints Discovered in an Early English Bible, Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, 700 State St., Salem 97301. Organized by Professor Ricardo De Mambro Santos, the exhibition features as its centerpiece the Hexham Abbey Bible, a rare 17th-century English Bible printed in Cambridge, England in 1629. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. 503-370-6855 or willamette.edu/arts.hfma
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
6:30 p.m., ReNew Gathering with Francis Chan, Andrew Palau, Phil Wickham and the University of Oregon Gospel Singers, First Baptist Church of Eugene, 3550 Fox Meadow Road, Eugene 97408. A preliminary event to this summer’s CityFest with Andrew Palau in Eugene. Free tickets at www.cityfest.org/renew
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Salem Aglow Lighthouse for both men and women, conference center at Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive, Salem 97315. Karen Franke will facilitate a coffee-tea time and chat with a focus on the obedience and strength shown by Hadassah (Esther) from the book of Esther. Those attending should bring a snack to share. Free admission; freewill offering taken. 503-508-0199.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Christian Heritage of the Northwest Ministries exhibit on the Oregon Territory’s spiritual heritage, at the Oregon State Capitol, Salem. Vaughn Longanecker of the ministry also will offer a free tour of the Capitol at 4:30 p.m., and also will schedule other tours and presentations for home school groups, churches, Bible study groups and more. 503-709-0779, firstname.lastname@example.org
11 a.m., Roman Trachuk ministering at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266. Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon. Originally from Ukraine, Trachuk has traveled the world spreading the gospel and has planted churches in Tanzania. He is the English pastor of the Church of Truth in Vancouver, Wash., the largest Slavic church in the United States. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
Noon to 1 p.m., Corban University music students performing on various instruments, Psalm Performing Arts Center on the university campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317. Pieces will range from classical to contemporary works, including some student compositions. 503-375-7027 or email@example.com
1 to 4 p.m., Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision volunteer opportunity at Door to Grace, 1638 N.E. Davis St., Portland 97232. Door to Grace is an outreach to at-risk teen girls. Volunteers will decorate the day home for Valentine’s Day. 503-710-7760 or 503-639-2715.
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 “Spinning Yarns.” Maurine Bunce, owner of Alpaca Alley LLC and the Knitty Gritty of Lebanon will talk about alpaca fiber yarns created at their farm, and yarns made with wool from the owners’ animal fleeces that can also be custom dyed. Guest speaker Pat Smith from Mackay, Idaho, will tell how she spent years looking for love in all the wrong places, until love found her in the most unlikely place when she least expected it. $8.50. RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or firstname.lastname@example.org or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
7 p.m., Information night on Trinity Academy, at the school, 7424 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland 97217. 503-567-9559 or trinityacademyportland.org
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Valentine’s Day. A day associated with romantic love. Traced to an early Christian saint named Valentinus. Some churches will have special events.
9:30 5o 11 a.m., Vancouver Women’s Connection monthly brunch, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. Theme is “Choc Full of Luv.” Trader Joe’s will present “Benefits of Eating Chocolate.” Also, DeAnn Chambers will speak on conquering depression with “Get Out of the Pit.” $21. RSVP by phone at 360-606-0475 or by text to 253-234-4208 or email to email@example.com
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 18th annual Valentine Open House, Parkview Christian Retirement Community, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., Portland 97220. Refreshments, chocolate, gifts and prize drawings. 503-255-7160 or www.ParkviewRetirement.org
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
7:30 p.m., Monster Piano Concert featuring 16 performers playing eight pianos, on many occasions simultaneously, Bauman Auditorium on George Fox University’s Newberg campus. Part of the university’s 12th annual Bosendorfer Concert Series, this will feature music of Star Wars, Bach and Scott Joplin. Among those performing will be local organist Dan Miller, the piano duet team of Eduard Gavril and Sorin Frisan, the university’s Keyboard Ensemble, George Fox alumni, and members of George Fox music professor Kenn Willson’s recruiting studio. $12 general admission, $8 for senior citizens and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children younger than 12. 503-554-3844 or music.georgefox.edu/concerts
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16
10:30 a.m. to noon, Vision casting meeting for the Sept. 19-22 Compassion to Action event in Portland with evangelist Chris Overstreet and other nationally known speakers, Zion Lutheran Church, 1015 S.W. 18th Ave., Portland 97205. There is also a pre-event promotional gathering at the church Saturday evening (see listing below). www.portland2018.com
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Seussical the Musical, first of five performances through Feb. 25, Alder Creek Middle School, 13801 S.E. Webster Road, Milwaukie 97267. Also at 2 p..m. Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Feb. 23, and 2 p.m. both Feb. 24 and 25. Based on the writings of Dr. Seuss. Pre-sale adult tickets are $12. Youth and senior tickets are $10. “Family day” performance is Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Pirates of Penzance, Jr., first of five performances through Feb. 25, Fort Vancouver High School 5700 E. 18th St, Vancouver, Wash. 98661. Also at 7 p.m. Feb. 17, 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Feb. 25. Pre-sale adult tickets are $12. Youth and senior tickets are $10. “Family day” performance is Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
7 p.m., Kingdom Youth Conference, first of two consecutive days, Multnomah University, 8435 N.E. Glisan St, Portland 97220. Then 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, with meal breaks. Theme is “Young Lions.” Speakers Kemtol Glasgow, Ryan Edberg. Worship led by Verses. Music by Bread of Stone. Also features Reckless Love Revolution. $35. www.kingdomyouthconference.com
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Upward Trails ministry’s cross-country ski outing from Mount Hood Meadows’ Nordic Center. 503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com
Morning, Friends of the Carpenter ministry’s Woodworker Show and Tell, at the Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org
60th anniversary celebration for Central Valley Christian School, 31630 state Hwy. 34, Tangent 97389. A school-hosted church service, lunch, afternoon alumni event and evening dessert auction fundraiser. 541-928-7820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
9 to 11:30 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Speaker is Pat Roy, co-founder of Creation Quest, who will talk on the 1912 Novarupta volcanic eruption in Alaska — the largest of the 20th century. 503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Northwest Marriage Conference, Living Hope Church, 2711 N.E. Andresen Road, Vancouver, WA 98661. Presented by WAY-FM and Thrivent Financial, this features Mike and Laurie Sheffield of Agape Marriage, Pastor Scott LaPierre of Marriage God’s Way and licensed psychologist Steve Stephens of Every Marriage Matters. $59 per couple advanced, $69 day of the event. Lunch available. www.wayfrm.com/events/nwmc2018
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Willamette Sportsman Show sponsored by Jefferson Baptist Church, first of two consecutive days, Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road S.E., Albany 97322. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $6 for ages 13 and older; free for those 12 and younger. willamettesportsmanshow.com
1 to 2 p.m., International speaker and author Jeanette Chaffee of Tualatin speaking, Seaside Public Library 1131 Broadway St. Seaside 97138. Chaffee will share about her survival in the 1980s of a midair jet explosion caused by a terrorist bomb. She also will discuss her book, Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspiring Stories of Facing impossible Odds, a collection of intimate testimonies from high-profile Christians. Question and answer time included. Free admission. 503-738-6742 or JeanetteChaffee.com
7 p.m., Hits Deep Tour with Toby Mac, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour in concert, Moda Center arena, Portland. TobyMacTour.com or AwakeningEvents.com
7 p.m., Pre-event promotional gathering for the Sept. 19-22 Compassion to Action event in Portland with evangelist Chris Overstreet and other nationally known speakers, Zion Lutheran Church, 1015 S.W. 18th Ave., Portland 97205. www.portland2018.com
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18
First day of a special week of prayer and fasting for Portland-based international evangelist Luis Palau. Churches and ministries are encouraged to make Palau, who is fighting stage 4 lung cancer, a focus of prayer and fasting. Health updates are at palau.org
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19
President’s Day. A local, state and federal holiday honoring the chief executives who have led the nation.
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Paul Kosydar ministering 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. Kosydar is an intercessor with nearly 38 years of experience in praying for Israel, the USA and other countries. While living in Jerusalem near the Garden of Gethsemane for 13 years, he worked as a foregin radio correspondent for a Christian radio station in Maryland. Intercession became a priority during the war in 1982, when Israel invaded Lebanon to deal with the cross-border attacks on their northern border. During the past year Kosydar and his wife have been leading a Nation Builder prayer call on a weekly basis for Israel and America. $10.50 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax, and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington’s Ministers & Spouses Retreat, first of three days, Best Western Agate Beach Inn, 3019 N. Coast Hwy., Newport 97365 Speaker is Pastor Ken Long of North Shore Christian Church in Everett, Wash. Worship led by Doug Beisley, associate pastor at Oak Park Church of God in Salem. orwacog.org
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Gil and Brenda Stuart of Restored and Remarried present Stepfamily 101 at pastors’ lunch sponsored by His Heart Foundation, Vancouver, Wash.. location to be announced. restoredandremarried.com or hisheartfoundation.org
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Upward Trails ministry’s outing to Wapato Greenway to see migrating waterfowl on Sauvie Island near Portland. A 4-mile outing with no elevation gain. 503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.com
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Fusion conference for youth leaders 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. $60 by Jan. 25, $70 after that date; $30 for single-day attendance. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org/events/fusion
Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions Pre-Conference, first of two consecutive days, Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas 97015. This is a preliminary event to the Short-Term Mission ConneXion conference at the same location Friday and Saturday. www.missionconnexion.com/short-term-mission-connexion-2018
6:30 p.m. Eighth annual Dalton Lecture at George Fox University, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. Conway Morris, a professor of paleontology at the Univesity of Cambridge and a fellow of St. John’s College, will speak on “Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe?” 503-538-8383.
6:30 p.m., Kindred Partners’ benefit dinner for Safe Families for Children of Greater Portland, Jake’s at the Sentinel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland 97205. RSVP at www.kindredpartners.org/rsvp
7:30 p.m.,, 18th annual Hymn Festival sponsored by Corban University, first of two consecutive evenings, Salem First Presbyterian Church, 770 Chemeketa St. N.E., Salem 97301. Includes Corban’s orchestra, concert band and choirs and includes music for the audience to sing. Free admission; donations welcomed. 503-375-7019 or email@example.com
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Worship Northwest, first of two consecutive days, Dayspring Fellowship, 1755 Lockhaven Drive N.E., Keizer 97303. Theme is “Faithful.” Keynote speaker is “Minister of Groove,” Zoro the Drummer, musician, motivational speaker, master storyteller and author, and founder of Zoro International Ministries. This annual event also features dozens of workshops related to every facet of worship ministry. worshipnorthwest.com
1 to 4 p.m., Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision volunteer opportunity at Medical Teams International, 14150 S.W. Milton Court, Tigard 97224. Door to Grace is an outreach to at-risk teen girls. Volunteers will sort medical supplies for shipment to areas facing great hardship. 503-710-7760 or 503-639-2715.
Sixth annual Weekend of Reflection and Prayer for Clark County, Wash., first of three consecutive days. Proclaimed by county leaders, this includes, in addition to individual prayer, 25 hours of continuous worship and prayer from 7 tonight through 8 p..m. Saturday at City Harvest Church, 8100 N.W. Ninth Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98665. Prayer sets in English, Spanish and Russian. Full schedule at www.ccprayerconnect.net
6 p.m., Graduation ceremony for Eugene Mission’s Life Change program, Eugene First Church of the Nazarene, 730 W. Eighth Ave., Eugene 97402. Theme is “Hope is Rising.” 541-344-3251 or eugenemission.org
7 to 11 p.m., 2018 Mid-Valley Men’s Conference, first of two consecutive days, Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust St NE, Salem 97301. Continues 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, including breakfast. Featured speakers are Carey Casey of the National Center for Fathering and Salem-based international evangelist Reid Saunders. Casey is on the pastoral staff at Lawndale Christian Community Church in Chicago, Ill. He previously worked with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and served as a chaplain at the 1988 Summer Olympics and for the NFL Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs. 503-581-0102 or salemec.com.mid-valley-mens-conference
Short-Term Mission ConneXion, first of two consecutive days, Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas 97015. Theme is “Defy the Ordinary.” Speakers are Mike McDonald of Hear the Cry and Salem-based international evangelist Reid Saunders. www.missionconnexion.com/short-term-mission-connexion-2018
7 to 9:45 p.m., MarriageTeam coaching couples’ training, first of five sessions through early March, Willamette Christian Center, 2500 W. 18th Ave., Eugene 97402. Also from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3, and 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 4. $310 per couple. 360-450-3181 or marriageteam.org
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Upward Trails ministry’s hike to Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. A visit to both the upper and lower falls. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oregon Christian Writers’ Winter One-Day Conference, Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97305 Theme is “lifelines: Writers as Champions for a Hurting World” Keynote speaker is author Ronie Kendig. Afternoon workshops cover topics including fiction, nonfiction, self-publishing, contest submissions, proposals and critiques. www.OregonChristianWriters.org/winter-2018/
Sabbath of Spiritual Enrichment with Elizabeth Talbot, director of Jesus 101 Institute, Pleasant Valley Adventist Church, 11125 S.E. 172nd Ave., Happy Valley 97086. 503-658-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org
9 to 11 a.m., Community breakfast for anyone in Portland, First AME Zion Church, 4304 N. Vancouver Ave, Portland 97217. 503-734-5124 or email@example.com
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Youth Leaders Conference, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392. Theme is “Equipping Youth Leaders to Serve Kids Well.” This is designed for all youth leaders, whether paid or vollunteer. Topics include self-harm/suicide, Internet safety, and counseling students. $20 individual; group rate of $74 for four from one church, with $15 for each additional person. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
10 a.m., Love Your Look for Less annual tea and fashion show to benefit Good Samaritan Ministries’ outreach in Uganda, Christ Episcopal Church 1060 Chandler Road, Lake Oswego 97034. $20 503-479-5835.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m., BYOB-G (Bring Your Own Board Game), First AME Zion Church, 4304 N. Vancouver Ave, Portland 97217. Gamers of all ages and levels welcome. Free food. Some games provided. 503-734-5124 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work, a couples workshop, first of two consecutive days, Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church, 18575 SE Langensand Road, Sandy 97055. Developed by John Gottman of the University of Washington, this is facilitated by Jon Beaty, who was trained by The Gottman Institute. jonbeaty.com/marriage
6:30 to 9 p.m., Portland Youth for Christ presents a Comedy Cafe featuring David Pendleton, Galloway Connection Center at New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086. Includes dessert. $35. 503-288-5494 or http://www.yfcpdx.org/events1/comedy_cafe/
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Seventh annual RainFest Golf Challenge to benefit Salem Leadership Foundation, Salem Golf Club, 2025 Golf Course Road S., Salem 97302. 503-315-8924 or www.SalemLF.org
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Matt Schreiber ministering 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. Schreiber and his wife Beth will lead worship. In 1980 he began preaching, traveling and ministering musically. His teachings have included leadership courses and training in the five-fold ministry. He has served as an associate or worship pastor at several churches, including with Pastor Tom Taylor in Milwaukie, and also has planted churches. He has ministered with Benny Hinn, Billy Graham and Promise Keepers. $10.50 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax, and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
11 a.m., Doug Sheddy ministering at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266. Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon. Sheddy testifies of receiving visitations of the Lord that have shown what the coming revival in the Northwest will look like. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
7 to 9 p.m., Corban University’s Christian Thought Leader Conference with Preston Sprinkle, author and founder of the Center for Faith, Sexuality and Gender (www.centerforfaith.com), Morning Star Community Church, 4775 27th Ave SE, Salem 97302. Topic is “Faith, Sexuality and Gender Conversation.” Free admission. 503-375-7183 or email@example.com