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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
    9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting with speaker Terria Walker, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086.  Walker is co-founder of Kingdom Life Christian Church in Aloha and worship leader for Hillsboro Aglow. PortlandAMAglow@gmail.com
    6:15 p.m., Memorial worship services for the Lenten season, first of six consecutive weekly events, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1700 N.E. 132nd Ave., Portland 97230.  Includes a readers’ theater production by The Resurrection Players of The State Versus the King of the Jews, a modern courtroom drama by Curt Joseph. 503-255-8772.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
    Throughout the day and evening,  Benefit telethon for the Portland Rescue Mission on Portland’s KATU Channel 2.  503-906-7697 or volunteer@pdxmission.org
    Women’s retreat sponsored by Salem Evangelical Church, first of three consecutive days, Best Western Agate Beach Inn, 3019 N. Coast Hwy, Newberg 97365. Theme is “Anchored in Christ Through Prayer.” Featured speaker is Michelle Lind, a pastor’s wife from Northwood Christian Church in Springfield, a mother of five and a special education teacher.  503.385.7578 or megandunkin@hotmail.com or salemec.com
    Reveal women’s conference, first of three consecutive days, First Baptist Church of Portland, 909 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland  97205. Sponsored by Bethesda Church of Vancouver, Wash., Destiny Christian Fellowship of Happy Valley, Rainier Assembly of God in Rainier, Abiding Place of Portland, First Love Church of Gresham and Won by Won in Oregon City. Theme is “Shine for All to See.” Keynote speakers are Jennifer Toledo of Expression 58 Church in Los Angeles, Calif.; Emily Tedrow of Jesus Pursuit Church in Albany; and Daneen Bottler of Father’s House City Ministries in Portland.  Worship led by Ty and Daneen Pinkston. $85.  503-472-4970 or revealconf.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 3
    1 to 5:30 p.m., Annual Sportsmen’s Trade Show, followed by 6 p.m. banquet, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 SE Haley Road, Boring, 97009. The trade show portion of the event  offers displays and information from local hunting, fishing and sports businesses, iand is free to the public.  Tickets for the banquet go on sale Feb. 10, with a suggested donation.  The banquet features unusual game from the area; featured speaker this year is Alan Robertson of TV’s Duck Dynasty.  503-784-2101 or 503-663-5050 or goodshepherdcc.org
    Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Oregon Garden Getaway for women in ministry, first of two consecutive days, The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton 97381. Theme is “Shine.” Featured speaker is  Teri Herndon, an ordained minister whose husband is a pastor in the Assemblies of God’s Northern California/Nevada District. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org
    7 p.m., MCO Productions presents the musical Hadassah, the story of Esther, first of six performances this month.  Performances tonight, Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 3 are at  Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins St., Newberg 97132.  Also at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Elsinore Theater, 170 High St. S.E., Salem 97301. Then returning to Newberg at 7 p.m. March 11 and  3 p.m. March 12 at Rock Point Church, 4301 N. College St. All Newberg shows have free admission; tickets to the Salem performance are $15.  mcoproductions_sherri@hotmail.com
    Next Level seminar presented by Pastor Robert Ryder, first of two consecutive days, Ryder Ministries, 10607 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie 97222. 503-652-2650 or ryder.org
    7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., first of five public performances, Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland 97221.  Also at 7 p.m. March 4 and 10 and 2 p.m. March 11 and 12.  Advance tickets $14 adult, $10 youth and senior citizens, or $9 each for groups of 10 or more, except for “family day’ show on March 4 with all tickets $10 in advance.  Tickets for all shows $4 more if bouoght at the door.  Also special school-day performances at 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. March 8, at advance rate of $6 each for groups of 10 to 99 or $5 each for groups of 100 or more.  School day tickets at door $8.  360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
    Upward Trails ministry hike along the Cazadero Trail that runs along state Highway 224 southeast of Portland.  A 5-mile level outing, starting at the high trestle near Eagle Creek going north. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    8:50 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Ignite 2017 women’s conference sponsored by the Women’s Center for Ministry at Western Seminary, Vancouver Church (of God), 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98665. Theme is “Courage: A Heart Released.” Keynote speaker is Oregon author Pam Lau.  $38. www.westernseminary.edu
    10 a.m., Love Your Look for Less tea and fashion show, Christ Episcopal Church, 1060 Chandler Road, Lake Oswego 97034.  Proceeds  benefit Sam’s Attic Eclectic Thrift, a non-profit store supporting students and teachers in Uganda through Good Samaritan Ministries. Tickets $20 and must be purchased in advance. 503-636-6167 or 503-730-8160 or 503-620-3718 or GoodSamaritanMinistries.org
    6 to 8 p.m., Fourth annual Celebration Benefit Dinner for Ambassador Ministries, Rock Creek Country Club, 5100 N.W. Neahahnie Ave., Portland 97229. 503-692-2900 or craigdemo777@gmail.com
    Evening, Annual auction and dinner to benefit Firm Foundation Christian School, at the school, 1919 S.W. 25th Ave., Battle Ground, Wash. 98604.  360-687-8382 or www.ffcs.org
    7 to 11:30 p.m., CCMfriends dance for adult singles and couples, Ballroom Dance Company, 8900 S.W. Commercial St., Tigard 97223.  Dance lesson during first hour.  A variety of musical styles.  Dress is “casual on up.”  $9. 503-319-1951 or ccmfriends.com
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
      9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Hands-On Gardening Workshops for parents and kids,  Vancouver Community Adventist Church, 9711 St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash.  98665. Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com will show how to grow nutritious, healthy, healing and tasty produce. Separate class for kids and follow-up classes all summer.  Bring a brown bag lunch, garden rake and shovel. Handouts provided. Donations welcome. For reservations or more information, email marilyn.puccinelli@gmail.com, phone 360-609-1461, or go to www.SunCountryGardens.com.
    Afternoon, Upward Trails ministry hike along the Fanno Creek Trail in Beaverton. A 3-mile level walk to see wintering waterfowl. 503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.com.
    1 to 3 p.m., Class on the Synoptic Gospels, first of four consecutive weeks, Our Lady of Grace Pro-Cathedral (Evangelical Orthodox Old Catholic)  18403 S.E. Blanton St.., Milwaukie 97267.  Led by Archbishop Allen Zaugg.  Free admission. 503-344-6709.
  VBS Fun Day sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Holden Convention Center at Gladstone Park Conference Center, 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone 97027. A look at programs that can be utilized in Vacation Bible Schools. 503-850-3500 or oregonconference.org
    Ministry Care retreat for pastors and other ministry leaders, first of six consecutive days, Brookside Inn,  8243 N.E. Abbey Road, Carlton 97111  Led by licensed counselor Ryan Connor and life coach Calvin Habig.  Also offered June 4-9 and Oct. 22-27.  503-857-7501, 503-970-8449 or Caringforthecalled@gmail.com
MONDAY, MARCH 6
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pastor Jim Cottrell speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash 98662. Cottrell came from a dysfunctional family ruined by alcohol, gambling, and divorce.  As a teen he ran the streets with other rebellious kids, and his drug and alcohol use continued into the military.  He was saved during the Jesus Movement.  He then worked with Teen Challenge and in 2005 he established Freedom House, a residential discipleship recovery program for men now located in Vancouver.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
    6 p.m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting with speaker Nathan Humbyrd, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664.  Humbyrd is a prophetic and healing minister. Food and fellowship during first hour. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7
    11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Sonny Huhtala sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Huhtala testifies of being saved and set free after being involved in the occult at a young age.  He ministers prophetically and in healing. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or www.fgbmfamerica.org or w2wmin.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
     6:30 p.m., Linda Martin speaking at dinner meeting sponsored by the Camas/Washougal chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Chinese Garden Restaurant, 3218 N.E. Second Ave., Camas, Wash. 98607.  Martin is from Texas and ministers prophetically.  360-901-5630 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 9
    Soorin Backer Ministries’ Pearls of Hope Conference for women, first of three consecutive days, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland 97520.  Plenary speakers Soorin Backer, Garris Elkins, Gail Perry, Christine Hathaway, Naomi Lewin, Emma Nainby, Sheila Gunderson and Lynda Rennie.  $99. 541.914.6132  or pearlsofhopeconference.com
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holiness Pastors and Leaders Day with keynote speaker Albert Hung, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive N.E., Salem 97301. Sponsored by several denominations.  Theme is “Holiness in Context.” Hung is lead pastor of Trinity Church of the Nazarene, a multi-site, multi-ethnic church near Los Angeles, Calif., and a former missionary to Taiwan. $17.50 includes lunch. https://pastorsandleaders2017.eventbrite.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 10
    8:30 a.m. to 8:30  p.m., March Preview Day for prospective students at New Hope Christian College, 2155 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene 97405.  Campus tours, visits  to classes, a chapel service and with current students. The day concludes with a fun event presented by the college’s student life team.  $500 scholarship to the college offered to all who attend. 541-485-1780 or admissions@newhope.edu
    4:30 to 6 p.m., One Heart: PDX Friday Friendz, a monthly fun gathering  through May for third- through fifth-grade girls to promote kindness and friendship, Lake Bible Chruch, 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego 97035. $10. www.joyofit.org
    5:30 p.m. Open house at City Christian Schools, 9200 N.E. Fremont, Portland 97220. 503-252-5207 or www.citychristianschool.com
    6 p.m., Student Impact 2017 youth conference sponsored by the Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District, first of two consecutive days, Eugene First Church of the Nazarene, 830 Madison, Eugene 97402. Theme is “Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly  with God.” 503-581-3950 or orpac.org
     FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember for married couples, first of three consecutive days, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver. Www.familylife.com
    Women’s retreat sponsored by The River Church of Camas, Wash., first of three consecutive days, Harbor Villa Retreat Center, 839 S. Breaker Ave, Rockaway Beach 97136. 360-694-7777 or theriverchurchnw.com
    6:45 to 9:45 p.m., MarriageTeam coaches training, first of five sessions this month, U.S. Digital Outreach Center, 1400 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98684.  Continues from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. On March 11 and 18 and 1 to 6 p.m. on March 12 and 19. MarriageTeam coaching couples help other couples resolve issues in their marriages.  To register, phone 360-450-6042 or go to marriageteam.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3k7/
    7 p.m., Heather Layne in concert at Good Shepherd Community Church’s Celebrate Recovery program, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring 97009). Layne is a Nashville recording artist seen and heard over television and Christian and country music radio across the U.S. and overseas. Her music has connected her with broken people .in jails, prisons, 12-step recovery venues, Teen Challenge events, rescue missions, and churches. 503-663-5050 or mary.murphy@goodshepherdcc.org
      7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., first of five performances this month, Alder Creek Middle School 13801 S.e. Webster Road, Milwaukie 97267.  also at 7 p.m.  March 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. March 11 and 19.  Advance adult tickets are $14.  Youth and senior tickets are $10.  Groups of 10 or more are $9.  The “family day” performance is March 11 at 2 p.m. with all tickets $10 in advance.  Tickets for all performances are $4 more at the door.  360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
    Upward Trails ministry outing to see Majestic Falls and other falls of the McDowell Creek area in Linn County. A 2.2-mile hike. 360-513-9244 or 503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com
    9 a.m. to noon, The Power of Story, one in a series of quarterly events for women, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086.  According to organizers, this event “will explore what it means to embrace our own story, relate meaningfully with the stories of others, and live the story God has for us together.”  Theme today is “Embracing Our Story.”  Future events scheduled for July 15 and Oct. 28 with other themes.  Free admission; free childcare available.  503-659-5683 or hannah.souter@newhopepdx.org or emily.ross@newhoppdx.org
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Third annual regional conference for Shattering Stigma with Stories, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego 97035.  A focus on responding compassionately regarding mental health issues.  $40 includes lunch.  Childcare available with advance registration. 503-756-9135 or tjrolstad@gmail.com or Shatteringstigma.com
    1 and 5 p.m., Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits and The King’s Players present selected scenes from The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Woodburn Church of the Nazarene, 3601 Newberg Hwy., Woodburn 97071.  Now in its 17th year, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits is a teen theater program largely composed of home-educated students.. $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Group ticket pricing available. For tickets, email tammy@aletheia-ds.com or phone 503-538-8099. For more information, visit www.shakespearesgreatesthits.org
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
    10:45 a.m., Spring Renewal Week with Paige Patterson, first of four consecutive days, Valley Baptist Church, 2631 N.E. McDonald Lane, McMinnville 97128.  Patterson is president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth Texas, and former president of Southern Baptist Convention.  Continues at 5:30 p.m. tonight, 2 and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.  Also a women’s tea at 11 a.m. Tuesday and a youth ice cream social at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 503-472-8924 or macvalleybaptist.com
    5:30 to 9 p.m., Salem First Nations Gathering, Morningside United Methodist Church, 3674 12th St. S.E., Salem 97302. 503-364-5013.
MONDAY, MARCH 13
    First Health and Wellness Week at George Fox University, first of six consecutive days, on the Newberg campus.  Nutrition, exercise and behavioral health classes; a Corporate Games competition; 5K/10K fun runs; and a pool party for children with special needs. All the activities are free with the exception of the 5K/10K runs. All four classes offered — on nutrition, spine/back care, behavioral health, and exercise — are free of charge and meet at 6 p.m. on successive nights at the university’s Roberts Center, 501 N. Villa Road. On Friday, March 17, local merchants looking for an adventure are invited to try the Corporate Games challenge, which includes games, stunts and relays. Saturday activities conclude the week, with 5K and 10K runs scheduled for a simultaneous start at 8 a.m. and a Pool-a-Palooza swim for special-needs children rom 3 to 5 p.m. at the Chehalem Aquatic Center, 1802 Hayworth Ave., in Newberg. Participants of the 5K run will have the opportunity to race against George Fox President Robin Baker in a “Beat Baker” race. All who finish ahead of Baker will be rewarded with a special sticker and “bragging rights.” Fee for either race is $10 for students and $25 for the general public. Register at georgefox.edu/health.
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ryan Taylor speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash 98662.  Taylor attended Bethel School of the Supernatural in Redding, Calif. and is the associate pastor of the Calling Church in Camas, Wash..  He ministers in words of knowledge, healing, and prophecy.  As a teen his father began moving in words of knowledge and healing; the family was asked to leave a church to which they had belonged for 30 years.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 14
    11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Harley Oaks sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Oaks ministers through prophetic songs, and biblical instruction. He was in the choir for famed evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman and ministered throughout the West Coast as a pastor, prayer counselor, and theology instructor.  He also spoke at a pastors’ conference in the Philippines. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
    6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program for all women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355. Theme is “From Hare 2 Wear.” Featured speaker Kelly Crandall of Oregon City will share her story of hope as a survivor of childhood trauma  and as a critical care nurse then life coach. Also special presentation by Naomi Hibbert of Theodoza’s Angoras on the process of making Angora rabbit woold into hand spin yarn for clothing. $8.50.  RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or d.neve@comcast.net or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
    6:30 to 8 p.m., Open house at Grace Christian School, 6460 Glen Echo Ave., Gladstone 97027. 503-655-3074 or gcs.gladstoneaog.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
    3:30 and 7 p.m. Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover, with David Garrett, Ascension Lutheran Church, 1440 S.E. 182nd Ave., Portland 97233.  503-665-8821 or jewsforjesus.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District’s first annual Pastors’ Prayer Summit, Eugene First Church of the Nazarene, 830 Madison, Eugene 97402. Lunch is $8.50. 503-581-3950 or orpac.org
    100th annniversary celebration for Bethel Lutheran Church, first of three days this week, at the church, 12919 N.E. 159th St., Brush Prairie, Wash. 98606. Tonight is a prayer service and opening of the celebration, which continues Saturday wtih a 5 p.m. open house and 7 p.m. music program, then on Sunday with mornign worship service and a smorgasbord meal.
    7 p.m., Valley-Wide Night of Praise sponsored by Mid-Valley Women for Christ, Willamette Community Church, 420 Third Ave., S.E., Albany 97321.  Featured speaker is Heather McMillan, co-leader of the family and children’s ministry of Life Bible Chuch in Harrisburg and creator of We Choose Virtues curriculum. All women welcome; childcare not provided. MidValleyWomenofChrist.org
    7 p.m., The Garden Tour with Kari Jobe and Bryan and Katie Torwalt in concert, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin 97062. Tickets $22.50 to $74.50. PremierProductions.com or KariJobe.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
    Northwest Baptist Convention’s MAPS (Ministry Assistant Professionals) Conference, first of two consecutive days, Vancouver, Wash. location to be announced.  509-735-4622 or 360-882-2100 or office@columbiabasinbaptist.org
    5:30 and 7:15 p.m., Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy, first of 11 consecutive evenings, Healing Hope Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship, 15150 N.E. Glisan St, Portland 97230. After a decade of careful study international speaker Tim Roosenberg explains that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days.  The study focuses on the book of Daniel, chapters 11 and 12. Light supper provided.  503-253-8595
    5:45 to 9:30 p.m., First evening of three-weekend training event sponsored by Road to Emmaus Biblical Counseling Center, Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 S.W. 135th Ave., Beaverton 97008. Continues 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, then again April 21-22 and May 12-13.  $90 includes all materials, snacks and lunch on Saturdays. 503-524-8686 or www.southwesthills.org/adults/counseling
    Men’s retreat with Pastor Dee Duke of Jefferson Baptist Church, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Suggested donation, $120 per person.  503-873-6743 or ChristianRenewalCenter.org
    7 p.m, Rough Cut Men’s Conference with speaker, author David Dusek, first of two consecutive days, Fellowship Hall at Tri-City Baptist Temple, 18025 Webster Road, Gladstone 97027. Continues 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Dusek uses movie media (such as Top Gun, Saving Private Ryan and Facing the Giants) coupled with authentic topical discussion, Biblical truth and breakout sessions as groups of two or three men each “get real with each other.” $25. 503-655-9326 or www.TCBT.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
    Upward Trails ministry hike up the Eagle Creek Gorge.  An 8- to 10-mile hike featuring waterfalls but with some significant cliffs, so dogs on leash only.  503-718-7774 or upwardtrails.com.
    9 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219.  503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org
     9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ryan Taylor speaking at breakfast meeting of Battle Ground chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third, Battle Ground, Wash.  98604. Free breakfast and worship before Taylor talks.  Taylor attended Bethel School of the Supernatural in Redding, Calif. and is the associate pastor of the Calling Church in Camas, Wash..  He ministers in words of knowledge, healing, and prophecy.  As a teen his father began moving in words of knowledge and healing; the family was asked to leave a church to which they had belonged for 30 years.  360-606-7812 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Compassion Gresham clinic, East County Church of Christ, 24375 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.  Local churches and Compassion Connect collaborate to offer limited free medical and dental care on a first-come, first-served basis.  compassionconnect.webconnex.com/compassionnetwork.
    7 p.m., The Rock and Worship Roadshow with Red Collective, Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Passion, Family Forces and Jordan Feliz, the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. N.E., Salem 97301.  Speaker is Tony Wolf.   Pre-show party with Derek Minor and Urban Rescue. $10 at the door.  The roadshowtour.com
    Evening, Willamette Valley Christian School’s 22nd annual benefit dinner and auction, at the school, 9075 Pueblo Ave., Brooks 97305. 503-393-5236.
MONDAY, MARCH 20
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jim Thornton speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash 98662.  Thornton has seen hundreds of people saved in his Revival Harvest meetings, with thousands reported healed by the power of Jesus Christ both in the U.S and abroad.  He and his wife, Shannon, ministered two weeks in Kenya in February 2016.   $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
      6 to 7:30 p.m., Grief Group, first of six weekly sessions, Good Samaritan Ministries, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, No. 23 Beaverton 97008.  This is a support group to family and friends who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Led by Patrick Stroup, bereavement coordinator for Signature Hospice. 503-644-2339 or gsmusa.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 21
  11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Matthew Brock, M.D., sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Prior to medical school, Brock played football for Oregon State University.  As a physician, he was disappointed he could not help people overcome their medical conditions but only manage their illnesses, and he was unable to find help from specialists for his own football injury.  He investigated integrative medicine and alternative treatments and is now in practice in integrative medicine.  $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or wwwfgbmfamerica.org or w2wmin.org
    Northwest Baptist Convention presents the Groups Matter Workshop with Carter Shotwell, first of two consecutive days, Northwest Baptist Center, 3200 N.E. 109th Ave. Vancouver, Wash. 98682  360-882-2100 or nwbaptist.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
    8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.,Visitors Day at Western Mennonite School, 9045 Wallace Road N.W., Salem 97304. 503-363-2000 or www.WesternMennoniteSchool.org
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Abba and Company presents a free workshop, Who Can You Trust?, New Renaissance Event Center, 1338 N.W. 23rd Ave., Portland 97210.  A focus on how to find the truth by hearing and trusting God’s voice. 369-798-2420 or Jill@earthangelsbook.com or www.earthangelsbook.com
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
    StandUpGirl.com Foundation Gala Dinner event, Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 97504  Standupgirlfoundation.org
      Northwest Ministry Conference, first of three consecutive days, Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willow Road N.E., Redmond, Wash. (near Seattle). www.nwmincon.org
    4:30 to 6 p.m., Civic Forum on housing, homelessness and the foster care crisis, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., Portland 97202.  Coordinated by dozens of local faith community leaders, community organizers, and leaders of government. pdxcivicforum.org or ben.sand@portlandleadership.org
    5:30 to 8 p.m,. Annual benefit dinner for Community Supported Shelters, First United Methodist Church of Eugene, 1376 Olive St., Eugene.  This ministry manages four legal tent communities for the homeless in Eugene.  Texas barbecue dinner with meat and vegan options.  $30; tickets must be purchased by March 18 at 541-683-0836 or www.communitysupportedshelters.org
   7 p.m., Opening gala reception for the traveling fine arts exhbit Words in Red, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 .S State St, Lake Oswego 97034. More than 40 paintings and sculptures by 16 artists nationally that represent the words of Jesus.  $12 for the reception. The free-admission exhibit continues 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.   541-601-7496 or mcfineartsfoundation.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 24
    Annual Big Lake Snow Retreat for singles, sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of three consecutive days, Big Lake Youth Camp, 13100 U.S. 20, Sisters 97759.  Bring snowmobiles, cross-country skis, snowshoes, sleds and warm clothes. 541-998-3593 or 503-789-8911.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
    Upward Trails ministry hike to see four waterfalls in the Starvation Creek area near Hood River. Also a drive to see the newly expanded section of the Columbia State Trail. 503-668-8950 or 503-648-9267 or upwardtrails.com
    7 to 11:30 p.m., CCMfriends country and western dance for adult singles and couples, Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave., Milwaukie 97222.   Dance lesson during first hour.  $9.   503-319-1951 or ccmfriends.com
SUNDAY, MARCH 26
    Oregon Right to Life’s Camp Joshua pro-life leadership camp for ages 16 to 21, first of four consecutive days, Salem-area location to be announced. Keynote speaker is Alan Shlemon, who trains students to persuasively defend the unborn in their everyday interactions.  503-463-8563 or ortl.org
    5 p.m., Institute for Creation Science monthly meeting, Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 N.E. 148th Ave., Portland 97230.  Paul Taylor, diector of the Mount St. Helens Creation Center, will speak on the topic “Something New Under the Sun.” www.icspdx.org
MONDAY, MARCH 27
      11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.,Tim Lawson speaking at luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash 98662. Lawson is the son of a Pentecostal minister of a small church in Louisiana.  He visited Portland in 1978 and decided to stay.  Lawson was ordained with his wife in 2001 and became a staff minister for outreach and bus ministry at Parkrose Deliverance Tabernacle.  He recently became a pastor with Good Measure Minsitries and also is the leader of a new Full Gospel chapter in Gladstone.   $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 28
       11 a.m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Mabel Davis sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266.  A Seattle native who ministers prophetically, Davis founded Soul Be It Ministries, which sponsors an annual conference in Orlando, Fla.   She has traveled extensively across the U.S. for 20 years serving in ministry, and has served in leadership conferences with Myles Monroe and Creflo Dollar. $10 for required buffet; beverages included for senior citizens. 503-927-0213 or wwwfgbmfamerica.org or w2wmin.org
       Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District training on “Crucial Accountability,”  first of two consecutive days, Eugene First Church of the Nazarene, .727 W. Broadway, Eugene 97402. A focus on how to respond when people disappoint. . $100 for first-tie clergy, $200 for laity and $25 for repeat attenders.   503-581-3850 or orpac.org
  Marion County Community Connect, Salem First Baptist Church, 395 Marion St. N.E., Salem 97301. Scores of agencies and volunteers provide a wide range of services to local needy. 503-364-2285 or herm@salemLF.org or drwayne@salemLF.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
    6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Alan Bond, Brookings Church of the Nazarene, 1600 Chetco Ave., Brookings 97415. 541-469-2571 or jewsforjesus.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
    6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Alan Bond, Foots Creek Chapel, 913 Foots Creek Road, Gold Hill 97525. 541-582-2524 or jewsforjesus.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
    Muslim ConneXion, first of two consecutive days, Southwest Bible Church, 14605 S.W. Weir Road Beaverton 97007.  missionconnexion.com
  2017 Oregon Prayer Conference sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Camp and Conference Center, 18705 US-101, Rockaway Beach 97136  Featured speaker is Melody Mason, author of Daring to Ask for More, with the topic “Above and Beyond.”  Those registering by March 16 get a $25 discount.  541-367-4913 or orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2017-prayer-retreat
    7 to 8:30 p.m., Men’s worship night, Calvary Open Bible Church, 1116 Centennial Blvd., Springfield 97477. 541-514-2790.