This is a guide to Christian-oriented performances, activities, speakers and ministry events. If you would like your event listed at no cost, leave details by phone at 503-537-9220, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by regular mail at P.O. Box 974, Newberg, OR 97132. (Note: Inclusion of an event in this calendar does not necessarily indicate endorsement by this newspaper).
NEW YEAR’S DAY
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2020
New Year’s Day. Welcome to 2020!
Upward Trails ministry’s snowshoe outing to Pocket Creek in the Mount Hood National Forest. A 3- to 4-mile trek. 503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.com
SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
3 p.m. Lutheran Choral Association’s Christmas/Epiphany Concert, Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard 97225. (The 12 days of Christmas begin, not end, on Dec. 25). Music will include familiar carols (including sing-a-longs) original pieces by composers John Rutter and Joseph Martin, and some beautiful but less well known carols. Free admission; freewill offering will be taken. 503-515-8935.
6 p.m., Night of Worship, Salem Academy Christian School, 942 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97301. Held in partnership with local churches, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life. 503-378-1219, SalemAcademy.org
MONDAY, JANUARY 6
6 to 9 p.m., Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, first of 15 weekly sessions, at both Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1736 N.W. Dixon St., Corvallis 97330 and Harvest Community Church, 2436 N.W. Astor St., Camas, Wash. 98607. Sponsored by Frontier Ventures, this discipleship series focuses on how God is at work throughout the world today. class.perspectives.org/FindAClass.aspx
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
6 to 9 p.m., Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, first of 15 weekly sessions, Valley Christian Fellowship, 2911 Pacific Way, Longview, Wash. 98632. Sponsored by Frontier Ventures, this discipleship series focuses on how God is at work throughout the world today. class.perspectives.org/FindAClass.aspx
6:30 to 8 p.m., Plant-based Cooking with the Gracious Vegan, first of five classes through March 3, Pleasant Valley Adventist Church, 11125 S.E. 172nd Ave., Happy Valley 97086. Led by Linda Tyler of graciousvegan.com $12 per class, or $50 for full series. graciousvegan.com/jumpstart-cooking-classes
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th Ave., Portland 97236. Speaker is prophetic minister Vicky Adams, founder of Grace Extending Ministries. Worship led by Cheryl Thomas. email@example.com
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem Leadership Foundation’s monthly CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Centers lunch, Kingwood Bible Church, 1125 Elm St. N.W., Salem 97304. salemlf.org
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
10 a.m., BLESS fellowship and service group for women 55 and older, Meadow Springs Community Church, 12647 S.W. 62nd Ave., Portland 97219. The group normally meets on the first Thursday of the month but because of the holidays is meeting today. Besides this monthly meeting, the group also does a designated service project each month. 503-620-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elijah List presents What is Heaven Planning for 2020?, first of three consecutive days, Jesus Pursuit Church, 2110 Santiam Hwy S.E., Albany 97322. Speakers Lance Wallnau, Dutch Sheets, Katie Souza and Johnny and Elizabeth Enlow. Worship led by Steve Swanson. 541-967-3665, email@example.com
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
6 p.m., StandUpGirl.com Gala Dinner, St. Mary Catholic Church, 501 N.W. 25th St, Corvallis 97330. Theme is “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” 503-304-1531 or standupgirlfoundation.org
7 p.m. to midnight, Annual Prayer Renewal for Women, Men and Youth of Purpose International, Tigard Covenant Church, 11321 S.W. Naeve St, Tigard 97224. Participants asked to bring a Bible, blanket and pillow. 503-443-207 or www.womenofpurpose.com
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
Upward Trails ministry’s hike in Portland’s Washington Park. A 3- to 5-mile outing with 600-foot elevation gain. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
Fresh Start 2020 for women in ministry, Springfield Adventist Church, 1630 N. 12th St., Springfield 97477. Worship, mission highlights, spiritual fellowship meals, and three in-depth workshops with guest presenter Marnie Swedberg. 541-915-2830.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friends of the Family ministry’s Bringing Baby Home workshop for prospective new parents, first of two weekly sessions, River Center church, 3000 S. Santiam Hwy, Lebanon 97355. $50 per couple. 541-757-1761 or fofm.org
9:30 to 11 a.m., Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision’s Field Briefing and Trip Report on Bangladesh, The Summit, 22220 Salamo Road, West Linn 97068. Four women from Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision in November traveled to Bangladesh to meet the children World Vision has rescued there from dangerous child labor. 503-704-3870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
3 to 6 p.m., Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, first of 15 weekly sessions, Cascade Christian High School, 855 Chevy Way, Medford 97504. Sponsored by Frontier Ventures, this discipleship series focuses on how God is at work throughout the world today. class.perspectives.org/FindAClass.aspx
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connections monthly dinner and program, The Lobby, 61 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355. Theme is “New Year, New You.” Guest speaker is Janyce Ripley, a Milwaukie hairstylist who also enjoys restoring homes, and who will tell how she also found out the secret to restoring a life. (Note: Program subject to change, based on availability).Also, M.B. Bradshaw Vogt of Monmouth will bring customized advance on skin care. $10. RSVP to 541-258-6414, 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
6 to 9 p.m., Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, first of 15 weekly sessions, at both Room L203 of Kellenberger Hall at Northwest Christian University, 828 E. 11th Ave., Eugene 97401, and Family Church’s Green Campus, 4384 Carnes Road, Roseburg 97471. Sponsored by Frontier Ventures, this discipleship series focuses on how God is at work throughout the world today. class.perspectives.org/FindAClass.aspx
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
SalemNet ministerial association luncheon, Salem location to be announced. email@example.com
H.U.G.S. Party sponsored by Friends of the Carpenter ministry, The Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660. Collecting hats, underwear and gloves for local needy. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
Noon to 1 p.m., Victory Luncheon for Union Gospel Mission of Salem’s Hope Has a New Address campaign to build a new men’s shelter, The Grand Theater, 191 High St. N.E., Salem 97301. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mission ConneXion Northwest and Voice of the Martyrs present Leadership ConneXion with featured speaker Dick Brogden, founder of Live Dead and author of Live Dead Joy, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin 97062. Theme is “Abiding in Christ as One.” Register at missionconnexion.com/leadership-connexion-2020
Noon, George Fox University Legacy League luncheon, Canyon Commons dining hall on the Newberg campus. The university’s new physician assistant (PA) program, set to launch in January of 2021, will be featured. Gregory Davenport, chair of the School of Medical Science that incorporates the PA program, will speak. Reservations for the luncheon are $10 and must be made by Jan. 15. For information or to RSVP, contact Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314 or Connie Magee at 503-927-5011, or register online at georgefox.edu/legacyleague.
Craft Retreat, first of four consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Scrapbooking, quilting and more. 503-873-6743 or ChristianRenewalCenter.org
7 p.m., The Great Health Controversy with health revivalist and evangelist Rico Hill, first of three consecutive days, Hillsboro Adventist Church, 367 N.E. Grant St., Hillsboro. Hill is host of From Sickness to Health on 3ABN’s Dare to Dream Network. 503-648-3922.
Evening, Mission ConneXion Northwest, first of two consecutive days, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin 97062. Continues throughout the day and evening on Saturday. Keynote speakers Dick Brogden of Live Dead, Stephen Yoon of IGNIS Community, and authors Becky Pippert and Michael Badriaki. More than 100 workshops and more than 100 exhibitors. Free admission; online registration required at MissionConneXion.com
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Healing Me,” part one in a three-part workshop series called Revive to jumpstart healling for childhood trauma, Transformations Mental Health, 20055 S.W. Pacific Hwy., Sherwood 97140. Remaining workshops in the series are “Trusting Self and Navigating Relationships” and “Mighty Warrior.” 503-967-3755 or www.transformationmentalhealth.com/workshops.
9 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. J.D. Mitchell will speak on “Dinosaur Eggs, Nests and Babies.” 503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org
9 a.m., Free screenings of the pro-life movies Unplanned and Gosnell, Grace Lutheran Church, 710 E. 17th Ave., Eugene 97401. Followed by refreshments and information on pro-llife resources. 541-747-1079.
9:30 a.m., Woodworker Show & 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., Deschutes County Worship Service for Life, in response to this month’s anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2450 N.E. 27th St. ,Bend 97701. 541-639-8235.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m,. Annual Health Fair, The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive N.E., Salem 97301. Free admission and health screenings. 503-566-5762 or Salem.KrocCenter.
Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s PK Escape for pastors and missionary kids in grades 7-12, first of three consecutive days, Riverhouse on the Deschutes hotel, 3075 N. Business 97, Bend 97703. $30 per student or $60 per family. oregonag.org/events/escape
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
Numerous churches participating in pro-life Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast in response to this month’s anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 800 S.E. Court Ave, Pendleton 97801. 541-276-1540.
11:30 a.m., 2020 Blessing of the Columbia River, Wintler Community Park, Vancouver, Wash. Conducted by Rev. Michael Rozdilski of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, as part of the observance of the Feast of Theophany, or Epiphany. Several “brave souls” will dive into the river to retrieve a wooden cross. Preceded at 9 a.m. at the church, 3214 N. St., Vancouver, by a divine liturgy. The church has performed the blessing of the river nearly every year since 2011. 425-999-0407 or email@example.com
Noon, Curry County Rally for Life, in response to this month’s anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Lighthouse Assembly of God, 15803 Hwy. 101 S., Harbor. 541-469-3548.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A federal, state and local holiday honoring the memory of the slain civil rights leader.
Launch of the new series of Community-Wide Bible Studies sponsored by Mid-Valley Women of Christ, in more than 20 mid-Willamette Valley cities. Featured is the Kelly Minter series Finding God Faithful: A Study on the Life of Joseph. For full schedule and locations, go to midvalleywomenofchrist.org
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22
Noon, Klamath County Rally for Life, in response to this month’s anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Klamath County Government Center, 305 Main St., Klamath Falls 97601. 503-463-8563.
Annual Ladies Tea at Salem Academy Christian School, 942 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97301. 503-378-1219, SalemAcademy.org
4 to 6 p.m., Union County Rally for Life, in response to this month’s anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Max Square, corner of Adams and Fourth Avenue, La Grande 97850. 503-463-8563.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
7 p.m.., Final Empire: Religious Liberty’s Last Stand, first of four sessions this week, at hundreds of locations nationally, including 22 in Oregon and southwest Washington. Times and days vary according to location. Go to finalempire.com for details on sites in Portland, Gladstone, Forest Grove, Salem, Lebanon, Eugene, Sutherland, Roseburg, Winston, Rogue River, Medford, Florence, Waldport, Lincoln City, Baker City, Milton-Freewater and, in Washington — Goldendale, Vancouver and Castle Rock.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
1 to 2 p.m., Clark County Rally for Life, in response to this month’s anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, on the front steps of the Clark County Courthouse, 1200 Franklin St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660. 360-831-7542.
7 p.m., Annual Peacemakers Seminar, Salem Alliance Church, 555 Gaines St. N.E. Salem 97301. “Resolving Everyday Conflict” — a focus on how to handle conflict by using practical principles from the Bible. Continues 9 a.m .to 2 p.m. Saturday. $20 individual or $30 couple includes study guide and Saturday lunch. salemalliance.org/events/peacemakers-seminar/
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Elder/Pastor Conference, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
11 a.m., Portland Women’s Connection monthly luncheon and program, Community Room at Parkview Retirement, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., Portland 97220. Theme is “New Beginnings” Speaker is Linda Reinhart, a writer and dramatist who has a passion to help post-abortive women, but who also seeks to help all women who make life choices that cause negative consequences. Also special feature is a skit by Valores Hewitt on what a Bible study looks like and on the benefits of small groups. $15.50. RSVP at 503-658-5453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2:30 p.m., Annual Oregon March for Life, outside the Oregon State Capitol, Salem. An annual gathering of deep concern over the more than 60 million lives lost to abortion in the United States since the infamous 1973 Supreme Court ruling. Speaker is Karen Gaffney, president of the Karen Gaffney Foundation, a non-profit organization in Portland promoting “the journey to full inclusion for people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities.” 503-463-8563 or ortl.org
7 p.m., CCMfriends.com monthly Country-Western Dance, Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 S.E. 42nd, Milwaukie 97222. Dance lesson during first hour, then dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. to DJ’d music. The CCMfriends ministry is aimed at singles, but couples also welcome to attend. $9, except $5 for first-time visitors. 503-319-1951 or CCMfriends.comSee you there!
7:30 p.m, 37th annual Oregon Bluegrass Association’s Sonny Hammond Memorial Gospel Show, Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 S.E. Steele St., Portland 97202. Features the Kathy Kallick Band, Cliff Perry and Laurel Bliss. Online tickets $21 general, $18 for association members; $10.50 ages 12 to 18; under 12 free. Tickets at the door $25 general, $22 for association members; $12 ages 12 to 18; under 12 free. www.oregonbluegrass.org/calendar/
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
10 a.m., Douglas County Rally for Life, in response to this month’s anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, meeting at Mercy Medical Center statue, 2700 N.W. Stewart Pkwy., Roseburg 97471. Baby shower follows at Roseburg Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1109 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg 97471. 541-673-4566.
1 p.m., Josephine County Rally for Life, in response to this month’s anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, meeting at the county courthouse on Northeast B and Sixth Streets in Grants Pass 97526, then marching to Riverside Park Pavilion for rally. 503-463-8563.
6 p.m. Free showing of the pro-life movie Unplanned, Medford First Baptist Church, 649 Crater Lake Ave., Medford 97504. 541-779-8855.
MONDAY, JANUARY 27
Center for Prayer and Renewal Retreat sponsored by the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Special guest facilitator is Rev. Dr. Leo Sanchez from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Mo. The central theme is “The Holy Spirit and Prayer.” 888-693-5627 or nowlcms.org
7:30 p.m., George Fox University’s Dalton Lecture Series presents The True Story of Science and Faith with Ian Hutchinson, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. Hutchnson is professor of nuclear science and engineering at Massaschusetts Institutre of Technology. He will explain how both science and religion are compatible intellectually. Free admission; dessert reception follows. 503-538-8383 or georgefox.edu
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
6 p.m., One Youth Conference, first of three consecutive days, Oregon Convention Center. Sponsored by Mannahouse Youth of Portland. Theme is “Cannot Be Hidden.” Speakers Havilah Cunnington, Robert Madu and Kim Walker-Smith. $90. www.premierproductions.com/tour/one-conference/portland-or or oneyouthconference.com
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
6 p.m., Community Peace Making with Ben McBride, first of four events this weekend in the Salem area. From Oakland, Calif., McBride in 2014 founded the Empower Initiative to provide faith-based technical assistance concerning public safety and training for religious community members around the intersection of race and faith. Tonight is a dinner at location to be announced, with the “Theology of Belonging.” On Saturday at 11 a.m., at Parrish Middle School, 802 Capitol St. N.E., Salem 97301, is a presentation titled “Bridging Across Difference,” and at 5:30 p.m. at a location to be announced is a dinner for local “Leaders of Color.” Then on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Parrish Middle School is a presentation titled “Becoming and Belong.” 503-315-8924 or email@example.com