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THROUGH MARCH 24
Continuation of 40 Days for Life pro-life observance, outside Planned Parenthood, 11516 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 2-E, Vancouver, Wash.  Closing event 10:30 a.m. March 23.  www.40daysforlife.com/vancouver.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1
7 to 8:30 a.m., Vancouver meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest with speaker Peter Tapio,  conference center at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 N.E. 139th St., Vancouver, Wash. Tapio is owner of TBH Geotechnical Contractors . 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
1 p.m., Sportsmen’s Annual Exhibits and Dinner, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring.  Dinner is at 6 p.m.  Featured speaker is Joe White, founder and president of Men at the Cross.  503-663-5050 or www.goodshepherdcc.org.
2 p.m., Northwest Baptist Convention’s biannual Kids Ministry Conference, first of two consecutive days, Greater Gresham Baptist Church, 3848 N.E. Division St., Gresham. A preschool and children’s leadership training event. Theme is “Tag, You’re It.” 503-882-2101 or nwbaptist.org.
Poured Out, Portland Christian Center’s annual women’s retreat, with speaker and musician Staci Frenes, first of two consecutive days, Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 503-245-7735 or pcctoday.com.
6:30 p.m., Men’s 2013 Advance, first of three consecutive days, Aldersgate Conference Center, 7790 Marion Road S.E., Turner.  Featured speaker is Troy Dean, campus pastor at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, speaking on “JUNK … Making Space for Life.” Dean also has been a pastor and church planter working in Russia, Ukraine, the Philippines and Hungary; and has worked to end human trafficking in the sex trade industry in Cambodia. 503-743-4858 or 503-743-2494 or www.aldersgateretreat.com.
Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s South Coast Men’s Retreat, first of two consecutive days, Myrtle Point location to be announced. Speaker is Duane Parrish. $45 by Feb. 8, $50 after that date. 541-756-4838 or oregonag.org.
7 p.m. Journey Theater Arts Group presents the musical Honk!, first of six performances through March 10, Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St., Vancouver, Wash.  Also at 7 p.m. March 2 and 8, 3 and 7 p.m. March 9 and 2 p.m. March 10.  Based on the classic tale, The Ugly Duckling.  Advance tickets $13 adult, $9 for youth, senior citizen and group rates; except all advance tickets $9 for “Family Day” March 2; add $2 more if purchasing tickets at the door.  Also special school day performances at 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. March 5, at $5 each.  360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org.
7 p.m. Stirring God’s Kingdom in You, a conference with keynote speaker Steve Shaw, first of two consecutive days, Lighthouse Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 704 S.W. Hurburt St., Newport. Continues 9 a.m. to evening on Saturday. Shaw is pastor of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Grants Pass. Also features “activation workshops” led by several Vineyard pastors. $25. 541-574-4499 or www.lighthousevcf.org.
7:30 p.m., Rock and Worship Roadshow with MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Tedashii, Kutless, Family Force 5, Luminate, Rhett Walker Band, Adam Cappa and Tim Timmons, Rose Garden arena, Portland. $10.  therockandworshiproadshow.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2
Upward Trails ministry hike in the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge near Sherwood and Tualatin Hills Nature Park.  A 5-mle trek. 503-522-7205 or 503-484-7998.
8 a.m., Men’s breakfast, Newberg Church of the Nazarene, 23177 N.E. Old Yamhill Road, Newberg.  503-538-2570.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., George Fox University Accounting Club offers free tax preparation and e-filing assistance, first of four sessions through April 13, Rooms 102 and 103 of Hoover Academic Building on George Fox’s Newberg campus.  Also March 9 and April 6 and 13.  503-554-2813.
9 to 11 a.m., Launch of the Faith-Integrated Network for Employment (FINE), Salem First Presbyterian Church, 700 Chemeketa St. N.E., Salem.  Sponsored by several churches, including Salem First Presbyterian, Salem First Baptist, Salem Evangelical and Salem Alliance, this seeks to assist those who are in job searches.  503-399-0953 or www.SalemFPC.org/JobQuest.
MarriageTeam training for coach couples, first day of five total training days over two weekends, Vancouver First Church of God,   3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, Wash. A total of 24 hours of training on how to become a MarriageTeam coach. 1-866-831-4201 or marriageteam.org.
Northwest Baptist Convention presents Faith@Home, a forum “for those who want to make a difference for other parents and in the lives of their children,” Greater Gresham Baptist Church, 3848 N.E. Division St., Gresham.  Led by Kurt Bruner of LakePointe Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.  360-882-2100 or lbowen@nwbaptist.org.
6 to 8 p.m.., 13th annual Lift Every Voice choral concert, Sharon Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5209 N.E. 22nd Ave., Portland. This free-admission event celebrates African-American history and music, and the concert features participants in a recent choral workshop at the church as well as the Self Enhancement Inc. Gospel Choir.  Freewill offering taken. 503-287-7649 or sharonsda.net.
6:30 p.m., Country gospel concert by Portland-area musician Riny Horst,  Amity Assembly of God Church, 118 Maddox St., Amith.  Free refreshments. 503-335-3132 or Riny@comcast.net.
7 p.m. Music to Inspire Artists, Writer and Lovers, the Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church chapel and coffeehouse TaborSpace, 5441 S.E. Belmont Ave., Portland. Features pianist Craig Bidondo and bassist Tim Gilson. Artists and writers invited to draw and write during the concert, resulting in poems, prose and art.  503-491-1022 or riverandvine@frontier.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
9 and 10:30 a.m., Dan Sered of Jews for Jesus speaking, Faith Baptist Church, 5750 N. Highway 101, Lincoln City. 541-994-9106 or jewsforjesus.org.
7 to 8:30 p.m., Launch of the Singles Christian Connection weekly meetings for age 25 to 30s, Sunnyside Foursquare Church, 13231 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas. 503-698-5555 or www.sunnyside4.org.
MONDAY, MARCH 4
10 a.m. to noon,  Good Samaritan Ministries presents Burden Bearing therapeutic support group, first of five consecutive weekly sessions, at the ministry offices, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Beaverton.   503-644-2339 or goodsamaritanministries.org.
Noon, Vancouver (Wash.) Chapter luncheon for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, with speaker Grace Woolsey, meeting room at Boppin Bo’s Malt Shop & Grill, 7809 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive.  Woolsey will share about a “divine appointment” she had while visiting California.  360-944-7523 or 360-921-4144 or fgbmfamerica.org.
6 to 8 p.m., Good Samaritan Ministries’ Parenting on Purpose workshop, first of four consecutive weekly sessions, at the ministry offices, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Beaverton.  Led by CarrieAnn Baker of Northwest Family Services, this is free, but donations welcome. 503-644-2339 or www.lastingrelationships.org.
6:30 p.m., Vancouver Aglow, Shiloh Fellowship, 10709 S.E. 10th St., VAncouver, Wash.  Speaker is Lynetta River; also two other speakers who returned from a trip to Israel. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
Noon, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America’s Portland luncheon with speakers Deborah and Tom Gliebe, Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas.  The Gliebes have ministered on TBN television, on radio and in conferences internationally.  They recently returned from participating in revival meetings in east Texas. $15 for lunch including tip, or $5 room charge.  503-252-0774.
6 to 8:30 p.m., Monthly banquet for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America’s Salem Chapter, Schroeder’s Guest House, 4850 Portland Road N.E., Salem. Order from menu. 971-388-2539 or fgbmfamerica.org.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
9:30 to 11:30 A.M., Vancouver Women’s Connection, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, Wash.  Theme is “Spring Into Vacation.”  A presentation by Karen Herrema, personal stylist at Nordstrom’s in Vancouver, on learning to pack light by changing up outfits with accessories.  Also, Jan Mathers speaking on “My Life as a Purse,” describing the one “must-have” purse for every woman.  $16.   For reservations and childcare, 360-606-0475 or 360-887-0522 or vancouverwa.wcon@gmail.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
7 to 8:30 a.m., Portland Westside meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, 19300 S.W. 65th Ave., Tualatin. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
Prophetic School with Wesley and Staci Campbell, Don and Christne Potter, Bobby and Becky Haaby and Denny Cline, first of three consecutive days, Jesus Pursuit Church, 2110 Santiam Hwy S.E., Albany.  $40.  541-924-0883 or  jesuspursuit.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
AWARE Father-Daughter Dance, Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. Sixth St., Vancouver, Wash.  360-699-2384 or awareprogram.net
Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Kids Convention for second through fifth grades, first of two consecutive days, Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem.  Theme is “Extreme Power.”  Speakers are David Boyd and Gregg Johnson, with special guest, illusionist Scott Bray.  $35. Overnight accomodations at the church for $5.  503-393-4411 or oregonag.org.
Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington’s Christian Women Connection retreat, first of three consecutive days, Hoodview Church of God, 1530 Mount Hood Ave., Woodburn.  Speaker is Denise Douglas, co-pastor at Mount Scott Church of God in Portland and wife of Fred Douglas, executive director of Portland Youth for Christ. 541-751-1643 or loismrichards@hotmail.com.
FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember conference for married couples, first of three consecutive days, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver. $149. familylife.com.
6 to 8:30 p.m., Showing of the movie End of the Spear, Salem First Nazarene Church, 1550 Market St. N.E.,Salem.  This film tells the story of the Christian missionaries who were martyred by the Auca tribe in Ecuador in the 1950s.  503-581-3680 or salemnaz.org.
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., first of five performances through March 17, The Jackson Campus, 1306 12th St., Oregon City.  Also at 7 p.m. March 9 and 15, 3 p.m. March 16 and 2 p.m. March 17. Features a cast of local youth ages 8 to 18 and songs from the Academy Award-winning animated featured.  Advanced tickets $12 adult, $9 for child, senior citizen or group rate; add $2 if purchasing at the door.  Also special school-day performance at 10:30 a.m. March 13, at $6 for groups or 10 to 199 and $5 for groups or 100 or more. 360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Upward Trails ministry hike in a scenic portion of the Pacific Crest Trail to Dry Creek Falls, then to another waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge. A 5-mile outing. 503-668-8950, 503-484-7998 or 503-648-9267.
7:30 a.m., Fifth annual Newberg All-City Men’s Breakfast, Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, Newberg.   Speaker is Jim Ramos of McMinnville-based The Great Hunt for God, a men’s outreach now operating in four states and expanding nationally. This is sponsored by a number of Newberg churches. Suggested donation $3. 503-550-7670 or 503-538-4107 or www.thegreathunt4god.com.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Men’s breakfast and all-church work day, Grace Baptist Church, 1619 E. Second St., Newberg.  503-538-7468 or gbcnewberg.org.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., George Fox University Accounting Club offers free tax preparation and e-filing assistance, second of four sessions through April 13, Rooms 102 and 103 of Hoover Academic Building on George Fox’s Newberg campus.  Also April 6 and 13.  503-554-2813.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. International Association of Healing Rooms training, with IAHR founder Cal Pierce on DVD, Blessings Christian Resource Center, 10209 S.E. Division St., Portland. $25 single, $40 couple; scholarships or delayed payment available.  503-803-8184.
10 a.m. to noon. George Fox University Day of Prayer, Klages Dining Room in the Student Union Building on the Newberg campus.  Students, parents, alumni, employees and supporters all invoted to pray for the university.  503-538-8383 or georgefox.edu/parents/events/dayofprayer.
11:30 a.m., Full Gospel Fellowship luncheon, Lighthouse Mission Church, 337 N.E. 47th Ave., Portland.  Charlene Poehler of BraveHeart Warrior Ministries will speak on evidences of the current endtimes and will offer a prophetic word.  Free luncheon; freewill offering taken.  www.BraveHeartWarriorMinistries.com.
1 to 5 p.m. Healing the Culture presents Life Principles 101:Pro-Life Training Conference, LifePoint Church, 305 N.E. 192nd Ave., Vancouver, Wash.  Hosted by Clark County Right to Life, this conference equips adults and young people to help build a pro-life culture.  $25 includes refreshments, free parking and materials.  Free admission for pastors or legislators.  360-573-7459 or www.HealingtheCulture.com.
5 p.m. A Taste of Missions dinner, Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. N.E., SAlem. 503-581-3680 or salemnaz.org.
6 to 8 p.m., CD release concert by Cheryl Thomas & Reigning Band, Crossroads Coffee Cafe, 250 Princeton Ave., Gladstone.  Thomas, from Milwaukie, has just released her first CD, titled Blood Bought.  She has a special interest in missions.  503-349-0991.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
Daylight Savings Time begins.  “Spring ahead” one hour so as to be at church at the correct time.
9 and 10:30 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Josh Sofaer, Bear Crrek Church, meeting at St. Mary’s School Gymnasium, 816 Black Oak Drive, Medford. jewsforjesus.org.
10 to 10:30 a.m., The Salem Singers men’s chorus from the Willamette Valley in concert, Fruitland Community Church, 813 63rd Ave. N.E. (Fruitland Road), Salem.   Free admission; freewill offering taken.  503-364-1435  or 1-855-SALEMSINGERS.
4:30 p.m. Memorial service for internationally known Native minister Richard Twiss, founder of Wiconi International, Living Hope Church, 2711 N.E. Andresen Road, Vancouver, Wash.  Twiss unexpectedly died last month (see Page 1). 360-546-1867. Live online streaming of the service at www.livinghopechurch.com.
6 p.m., The Salem Singers men’s chorus from the Willamette Valley in concert, Heart to Heart Church, 191 Monmouth Ave., Monmouth.  Free admission; freewill offering taken.  503-838-4742 or 1-855-SALEMSINGERS.
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Josh Sofaer, Glad Tidings Worship Center, 1007 Pine St., Klamath Falls.  541-883-2200 or jewsforjesus.org.
7 p.m., Literary Club discusion on Donald Miller’s book Searching for God Knows What, Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. N.E., Salem.  503-581-7462 or 503-581-3680 or salemnaz.org.
MONDAY, MARCH 11
Noon, Vancouver (Wash.) Chapter luncheon for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, with speaker Aaron Auer of ROAR (Reviving Oregon’s Amazing Roots) Ministries, meeting room at Boppin Bo’s Malt Shop & Grill, 7809 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive.  360-944-7523 or 360-921-4144 or fgbmfamerica.org.
Homecoming at Multnomah University, first of six consecutive days, on the campus at 8435 N.E. Glisan St., Portland. Theme is “Loving the Savior.”  Activities for alumni, staff, faculty and students. Includes an alumni awards chapel, class and affinity reunions, a banquet for alumni and friends, and a performance by a Multnomah vocal ensemble at the Portland Trail Blazers game at the Rose Garden arena on March 16.  For full schedule, phone 1-877-9-ALUMNI or go to multnomah.edu/homecoming.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
7:30 to 9 a.m., Portland Eastside meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Portland Adventist Medical Center, 10123 S.E. Market St., Portland. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
Noon, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America’s Portland luncheon with speaker John Mark Pool, Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas.  Pool takes the apostolic/prophetic five-fold ministry to pastors and church leaders throughout the world. He will give a prophetic word for 2013. $15 for lunch including tip, or $5 room charge.  503-252-0774.
Fellowship Rides for ages 8 to adult, first of seven weekly sessions, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton.  For horse lovers who want to increase in their riding abilities and in their knowledge of the Word of God.  $145. 971-239-1347 or 503-873-8296 or canyonviewcamp.org.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
Foundations of Faith community nursing class sponsored by Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, first of four consecutive days, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland. 1-888-693-5267 or nowlcms.org.
10 to 11:45 a.m., Albany Women’s Connection, Comfort Suites, 100 Opal Court N.E., Albany.  Speaker is Katherine Weaver, who tells how she her search for validation in the eyes of men led to unhealthy relationships, but when she sought her reflection somewhere else, she found peace.  Music by vocalist Patty Schaan.  Special feature by Scott and Angela Schuler from Downtown Shabby. $12 inclusive.  RSVP by March 8 to 541-704-0414 or awcereserve02@comcast.net.
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Josh Sofaer,  Coquille Christian Community Church, 625 E. 10th St., Coquille.  541-396-3542 or jewsforjesus.org.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Ministries’ Samaritan and Lay Counseling Core Curriculum Training, first of six consecutive weekly sessions, at the ministry offices, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Beaverton. 503-644-2339 or goodsamaritanministries.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
7:30 to 9 a.m., Mid-Willamette Valley breakfast for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Novak’s Restaurant, 2306 Heritage Way S.E., Albany. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eugene-Springfield luncheon for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave., Eugene. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
Noon, Monthly potluck for senior citizens, Mount Scott Church of God, 10603 S.E. Henderson, Portland.  Gary Walker will discuss health care options that are available to seniors in the coming months. 503-761-9168.
6 to 8:30 p.m., Treasure Chest Writers, Elmer’s Restaurant, 1250 Waterhouse Drive, Beaverton (off 158th near 26th). $20 for journal in addition to meal costs. Participants will write on the “Cornerstone and Foundation Stones of Our Walk with God.”  RSVP appreciated, but not required, to treasurechestlegacy@gmail.com.
7 p.m., The Tribute Quartet in concert, Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th Ave., Portland. Free admission; freewill offering taken. 360-883-9342 or www.southerngospelpdx.com/concerts.html.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
8:15 a.m. Northwest Baptist Convention’s Ministry Assistant Professionals (MAPs) event, Northwest Baptist Center, 3200 N.E. 109th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. Featured speaker is Sandra Sartor, ministry assistant specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources of Nashville, Tenn.  $45 for MAPs members, $55 for non-members.
Mission ConneXion Northwest presents The Journey Deepens, first of three consecutive days, Canby Grove Christian Center, 7501 S. Knights Bridge Road, Canby. A three-day personal retreat with a missions emphasis. www.missionconnexion.com/journey-deepens.
Arise & Shine women’s retreat with speaker Cheri Ford, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton.  Ford is a pastor’s wife, church leader and author of five books and lives in San Diego, Calif. 503-873-6743, www.christianrenewalcenter.org, www.CherylFord.com.
Big Lake Snow Weekend, first of three consecutive days, Big Lake Youth Camp, 13100 Hwy. 20, Sisters. Bring snowmobiles, skis, snowshoes, sleds, snowboards and clothes for playing in the snow, as well as Bibles, sleeping bags, pillow and personal items. $75 until March 4, $85 after that date.  503-789-8911 or 503-936-7211.
Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Bravehearts conference for teen girls, first of two consecutive days, Keizer Renaissance Inn, 5188 Wittenberg Lane, Keizer.  Speaker is Jana Judd; worship led by Tiffany McCloud.  $55 early registration plus room fee ($75 plus tax for double queen room); $65 late registration.  503-393-4411 or oregonag.org.  360-882-2100 or nwbaptist.org.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Onsite Transformational Leadership retreat with Ford Taylor, first of three consecutive days, Portland Christian Center, 5700 S.W. Dosch Road, Portland.  Continues 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Taylor also will speak at Sunday worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m.  He also will present a Citywide Transformational Leadership retreat April 19-21 at the same location. 503-245-7735 or pcctoday.com or transformlead.com.
7 p.m., Youth concert and dessert raffle to benefit outreach to orphans in Mexico, Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 S.W. Main St., Sherwood.  This event will help fund ministry to Rancho Genesis, a learning resource center serving orphaned and impoverished children in Ensenada, Mexico.  RSVP to 503-625-7979 or scfc@sherwoodfriends.com.
7 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Josh Sofaer, McKenzie Bible Fellowship, 45061 McKenzie Hwy., Leaburg. 541-896-3829 or jewsforjesus.org.
7 p.m., FamilyLife’s Men’s Getwaway Stepping Up Conference, first of two consecutive days, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton.  Features recreational activities as well as a video presentation with leading Christian men from across the nation.  $40 includes one night lodging, Saturday breakfast and lunch and a workbook.  $10 additional cost for paintball activity.  971-239-1348 or 503-873-8296 or canyonviewcamp.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Upward Trails ministry hike along the Molalla River. A total 3.5-miles on difficult terrain. 503-668-8950.
9 a.m., Free breakfast sponsored by Battle Ground (Wash.) Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third Ave., Battle Ground.  503-708-4897 or 360-573-4104 or fgbmfamerica.org.
9 a.m. to noon, Heritage of Hope workshop, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring.  A conference designed for adults of all ages, to identify crucial tasks and vital decisions needed to finish life well. 503-663-5050 or www.goodshepherdcc.org.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Family Relationship Seminar, Good Shepherd Church, 127 N.E. Hill St., Sheridan.  Free-admission.  Lunch and childcare provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  971-241-2080.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. International Association of Healing Rooms training, with IAHR founder Cal Pierce on DVD, Life Church, 255 College Drive N.W., Salem. $25 single, $40 couple; scholarships or delayed payment available.  503-871-9563.
10 to 11:30 a.m., Fresh Start Restorative Health Services presents Healthy Meals and Snacks, June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 N. Albina St., Portland.  Free admission.  Also a separate program for children 7 to 13.  503-890-5393 or www.freshstarthealth.org.
Oregon Christian Writers’ One-Day Conference,  Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust St. N.E., Salem.  Theme is “The Word of God.” Keynote speaker is Davis Bunn, author of books with more than 6 million copies sold, including the Acts of Faith series and The Lion of Babylon.  www.oregonchristianwriters.org.
Mission Seminar,  Oregon Christian Convention grounds in Turner. Theme is “Boosting a World Impact … Locally.”  $25 per person or group rate of $90 for four from one congregation or $10 for each additional person. 503-743-2101 or www.oregonchristianconvention.org
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder, Brookings Church of the Nazarene, 1600 Chetco Ave., Brookings.  541-469-2571 or jewsforjesus.org.
6 to 10 p.m., Run 4 Love, a 5K “Glow in the Dark Run” to benefit Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Newberg, on George Fox University’s Newberg campus.  $25, includes T-shirts, “glow gear” and post-run party.  run4lovenewberg.weebly.com.
6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Aaron Abramson, Westside United Methodist Church, 13420 S.W. Butner Road, Beaverton. 503-643-8070 or jewsforjesus.org.
7 p.m.,1041 KFIS “The Fish” and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Faith & Family Night, Rose Garden arena, Portland.  Includes a concert by Holly Starr after the Blazers’ game against the Detroit Pistons. tickets.trailblazers.com/deals.
7 to 10:30  p.m. Portland Christian Social Dance Association’s St. Patrick’s Dance Celebration, Ballroom Dance Company, 8900 S.W. Commercial St., Tigard.  NC2 Step dance lesson with Jen Miller during first hour, social dance begins at 8 p.m. Wear green or blue. $8.  503-278-8490 or http://christiansocialdance.org.
St. PATRICK’S DAY
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
St. Patrick’s Day.  Wear green to church.
9 and 10:45 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Aaron Abramson, Fairfield Baptist Church, 3991 Elmira Road, Eugene.  541-689-0007 or jewsforjesus.org.
10:30 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Josh Sofaer, Community Bible Church, 113 Caves Ave., Cave Junction.  541-592-3896 or jewsforjesus.org.
3 p.m., Spring Daze family event featuring illusionist David Laflin, Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., Beaverton.  This free-admission event also includes face painting, a farm-animal petting zoo and a spring graden project.  503-646-2151 or www.bcc.org.
4 p.m., Johann S. Bach Birthday Celebration pipe organ concert, Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Portland.  Organist Heidi Kohne will play an all-Bach program. Reception held following.  Freewill offering taken.  503-232-8500.
6 p.m., Hymn sing, Rockwood Church of God, 133 N.E. 192nd Ave., Portland. Hosted by the senior citizens of the church, who will provide dessert afterward.  Worship led by Pastor Frank Yerden.  All ages welcome. 503-666-2450.
7 p.m., Citywide Revival services, first of eight consecutive evenings, Portland Miracle Revival Church, 8333 N. Ivanhoe (in St. Johns), Portland. Meetings at 7 nightly.  Also workshops on “Equipping Leaders and Workers for Home and Ministry” from 9 a.m. to noon on March 21 and 23.  503-281-1874.
MONDAY, MARCH 18
Noon, Vancouver (Wash.) Chapter luncheon for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, with speaker John Lifflander, meeting room at Boppin Bo’s Malt Shop & Grill, 7809 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. Lifflander is an author and former minister who will discuss what he sees for America’s future and hows it was integrated into his latest novel, Lemuel: Witchcraft’s Seducing Power. 360-944-7523 or 360-921-4144 or fgbmfamerica.org.
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Josh  Sofaer, Azalea Community Church, 362 Upper Cow Creek Road, Azalea.  541-837-3325 or jewsforjesus.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
7:30 to 9 a.m., Portland Central meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Oregon State Office Building, 800 N.E. Oregon St., Portland.   503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
Noon, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America’s Portland luncheon with speaker Joshua Alvarez of The River church in Vancouver, Wash., Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas.   Alvarez will speak on Passover and on his recent trip to Siberia.  $15 for lunch including tip, or $5 room charge.  503-252-0774.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monthly All-Regions Luncheon for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Hayden’s Lakeside Grill, 8187 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwood Road, $20 online at www.cccnw.net or $30 at door. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
7 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Josh Sofaer, Rockaway Community Church, 400 S. Third Ave., Rockaway Beach.  503-355-2581 or jewsforjesus.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vancouver luncheon for Christian Chamber of the Commerce of the Northwest with speakers Jeff Schneider and Bill Gibbons,  Old Spaghetti Factory, 730 S.E. 160th Ave., Vancouver, Wash.  Schneider is with Sandler Sales Systems and Gibbons is with Cornerstone Christian School.  $15 advance or $20 at the door for non-members.  503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Christian Women in Media Association’s Oregon chapter, Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene. $15.  RSVP to 541-653-8636 or Judy@jldwrites.com.
  2 o,n,m Women of Worth luncheon for ages 50 and older, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin.  Vicky Klingerman will speak on “The Wisdom of God.”  $12 if paid by March 18, $15 after that date.  503-638-5900 or hilliersue@comcast.net.
6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Josh Sofaer, Exodus Christian Fellowship, 2746 Ocean Beach Hwy., Longview, Wash.  360-577-0580 or jewsforjesus.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Counseling and Discipleship Training sponsored by the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, first day of three weekends between now and May 18, Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 S.W. 135th Ave..  Thirty total hours of intensive training, continues March 23, April 19-20 and May 17-18.  Two tracks offered concurrently: “Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling,” including a “Teen Emphasis”  night for high school students; and “Insights for Growth, “for those who have already completed the fundamentals training. For rates and full details, go to www.nanc.org.7 p.m., CD release concert by Endless, a Christian rock and contemporary band, Calvary on the Bay church, 1954 Union Ave., North Bend.  Free admission.  541-551-0495 or EndlessRock.com.
7 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Josh Sofaer, Peninsula Baptist Church, 2653 N. Lombard St., Portland. 503-285-5701 or jewsforjesus.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Upward Trails ministry hike along the Lewis River in Washington from Lucia Falls to Moulton Falls and Lackamas Creek.  About 6 miles. 503-644-0065 or 503-648-9267.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. International Association of Healing Rooms training, with IAHR founder Cal Pierce on DVD, Destiny Christian Fellowship offices, 4103 S.E. International Way, Suite 305, Milwaukie.. $25 single, $40 couple; scholarships or delayed payment available.  503-803-8184.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Revolve Tour for teen girls, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin.  Theme is “This is Love.”  Featuring Andi Andrew, Anthem Lights, Britt Nicole, Kramer Rasmussen, Christa Black and Tiffany Thurston.  Tickets $59 or $79.  1-877-9-REVOLVE or revolvetour.
com.
10:30 a.m., Closing event of 40 Days for Life pro-life observance which concludes Sunday, outside Planned Parenthood, 11516 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 2-E, Vancouver, Wash.  www.40daysforlife.com/vancouver.
Volunteer training for Called to Rescue, US. Digital building, 1400 N.W. 136th Ave., Vancouver, Wash.  Called to Rescue seeks to rescue girls from the sex trafficking industry.  360-356-3761 or www.calledtorescue.org.
PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 24
Palm Sunday.  Commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
9 and 10:30 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Susan Perlman, Oregon City Evangelical Church, 1024 Linn Ave., Oregon City.  503-656-8582 or jewsforjesus.org.
10:30 a.m. Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Josh Sofaer, Maranatha Church, 4222 N.E. 12th Ave., Portland.  503-288-7241 or jewsforjesus.org.
10:45 a.m., The Salem Singers men’s chorus from the Willamette Valley in concert,  Albany First Evangelical Church, 1332 First Ave. S.E., Albany.  Free admission; freewill offering taken.  541-926-2635  or 1-855-SALEMSINGERS.
Camp Joshua, a pro-life youth camp for ages 16 to 21 sponsored by Oregon Right to Life, first of four consecutive days, Macleay Christian Retreat Center, 2887 74th Ave. S.E., Salem.   Keynote speaker is Alan Shlemon of Stand to Reason.  503-463-8563 or campjoshua.net.
5 p.m., Lloyd and Doris Anderson of the Seven Wonders Creation Museum near Mount St. Helens speaking to the Institute for Creation Science monthly meeting, Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 N.E. 148th Ave., Portland.  Free admission. www.icspdx.org.
MONDAY, MARCH 25
Vacation Bible School, first of five consecutive days, Sacred Ground Baptist Church, 377 S.W. Swan Ave., Siletz.  541-444-1273 or rickrussell@q.com.
Noon, Vancouver (Wash.) Chapter luncheon for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, with speaker Cheryl Thomas, meeting room at Boppin Bo’s Malt Shop & Grill, 7809 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive.  Thomas will tell what led up to her starting a new women’s apparel business and also will introduce a new music video that includes her on horseback.  360-944-7523 or 360-921-4144 or fgbmfamerica.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26
7:30 to 9 a.m., Newberg Meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Room 103 of George Fox University’s Villa Academic Center, 501 N. Villa Road on the east side of Newberg campus. Featured speaker is Tony Frazier of Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley in Salem, joined by representatives of Newberg Habitat for Humanity. 503-928-8354 or www.cccnw.net.
Fifth annual Salem Community + Homeless Connect, Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. N.E., Salem.  503-315-8924 or herm@salemLF.org.
Spring Break Horsemanship Camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 15, and Spring Break Canyon Camp for ages 8 to 12,  first of five consecutive days, Canyonview Camp, 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton. $299 for Horsemanship Camp, $150 for Canyon Camp.   971-239-1347 or 503-873-8296 or canyonviewcamp.org.
Noon, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship inAmerica’sPortland luncheon with speaker Kim Schneider, Old Spaghetti Factory,12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas.  Schneider is a nurse and prophetic minister who recently went on a ministry trip toHonduras. $15 for lunch including tip, or $5 room charge.  503-252-0774.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
7:30 to 9 a.m., Salem-Keizer meeting for Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway N.E., Salem. 503-928-8354 or www.ccnw.net.
GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 29
Good Friday.  Remembering Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.  Some churches will have observances.
7 to 8:45 a.m., Open Arms International presents the seventh annual Portland Good Friday Breakfast with featured speaker Lopez Lomong, Oregon Convention Center.  Lomong will tell his story of going from being a “Lost Boy of the Sudan” to a two-time Olympic runner. Advance tickets $39.50.  503-296-9989 or PortlandGoodFRidayBreakfast.org.
Noon to 3 p.m., Good Samaritan Ministries’ Good Friday luncheon, prayer and fellowship time with speaker Shane Crawford, pastor of C3 Church in Lake Oswego, Harrington Hall at Shrine Center, 25100 S.W. Parkway Ave., Wilsonville. $20, reservations required. 503-644-2339.
6 to 7:30 p.m., Annual Good Friday Service, Ashland Christian Fellowship, 50 W. Hersey St., Ashland. Pastor Mark Anderson’s message will be “The Shadow of the Cross.”  541-482-8539 or pastormarka@gmail.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
Upward Trails ministry bicycle trek in the Smith and Bybee Lakes area.  Up to 20 miles.  503-668-8950.
EASTER SUNDAY, MARCH 31
Easter Sunday, or Resurrection Day, celebrating Christ’s triumph over death and the grave.  All churches will have special observances.