THURSDAY, MARCH 1
Childhood Directors Retreat sponsored by the Northwest Baptist Convention, first of four consecutive days, Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond 97756. 360-882-2100 or www.gonbw.org
Soorin Backer Ministries’ Pearls of Hope Conference for women, first of three consecutive days, Ashland Hills Hotel, 2525 Ashland St, Ashland 97520. Keynote speakers Soorin Backer, Garris Elkins and Gail Perry. $139. 541-337-4240 or pearlsofhopeconference.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
8 a.m., Men’s conference for Southern Oregon and Northern California with Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin (U.S. Army, Ret.) speaking, first of two consecutive days, Little Country Church, 873 Canby Road, Redding, Calif. 96003. $15 includes continental breakfast. https://soncccc.com/ccmc/
FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember for married couples, first of three consecutive days, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver 97707. 1-800-FL-TODAY or www.familylife.com
Real Help for Really Hurting People, a seminar presented by Karen Nicola on becoming a gifted comforter, first of three consecutive days, Adventist Community Church of Vancouver, 9711 N.E. St. Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98665. 360-696-2511
Annual Sportsman’s Trade Show and Banquet, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring 97009.503-663-5050 or goodshepherdcc.org
Noon, George Fox University Auxiliary luncheon, Canyon Commons dining hall on the university’s Newberg campus. Jon and Marta Bishop will speak about their service in medical missions. $10. RSVP at 503-538-7314.
6 p.m., 9Marks Conference on expositional preaching, first of two consecutive days, Hinson Baptist Church, 1137 S.E. 20th Ave., Portland 97214. Co-sponsored by Western Seminary and Hinson Church. Speakers Mark Dever, Art Azurdia, Jonathan Leeman and Adam Sinnett. 503-517-1800 or email@example.com
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Little Women, The Broadway Musical, first of six public performances this month, Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal, Wash. 98671. Also at 7 p.m. March 3 and 9, 2 and 7 p.m. March 10, and 2 p.m. March 11. Based on the life of Louisa May Alcott. Pre-sale adult tickets are $12. Youth and senior tickets are $10. Tickets for all performances are $4 more at the door. 360-750.8550 or journeytheater.org
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr., first of six public performances this month, Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland 97221. Also at 7 p.m. March 3 and 9 and 2 p.m. March 4, 10 and 11. Pre-sale adult tickets are $12. Youth and senior tickets are $10. “Family Day” performance March 3 has all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. 360-750.8550 or journeytheater.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
9 to 11 a.m., Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision presents a “Spotlight on Honduras” with Jose Luis Figueroa focusing on the work of World Vision in that nation, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego 97035. Also, Cindy Mesko, national director of Women of Vision, and Nancy Johns, a Women of Vision member, will speak on their recent visit to Honduras to see the relief efforts there. www.wovwest.org
9 a.m. to noon, Rick Johnson of Better Dads presents Courageous Moms: Raising Boys to Become Good Men, Salvation Army, 473 S.E. 194th Ave., Portland 97233. An innovative presentation that weaves together stories, film clips, examples and small group interaction to sharpen a mom’s — and dad’s — skills and her understanding of boys in the process of becoming men. $25 per person; childcare and activities provided at no cost for kids ages 3 to 11. Register at 503-567-1212 or 971-220-9413 or extendinggrace.org
1 p.m., 15th annual High Tea and Auction to benefit student scholarships at Sonrise Academy, a Christian school in The Dalles, at The Dalles Readiness Center, 402 E. Scenice Drive, The Dalles 97058. Presented by Wendy’s High Tea and Auctions. Silent and oral auctions as well as door prizes, entertainment and a raffle. $25 advance, $30 at the door. 541-298-8922.
6 to 8 p.m,. Fifth annual Celebration Benefit Dinner for Ambassador Ministries, Rock Creek Country Club, 5100 N.W. Neahkanie Ave., Portland 97229. 503-692-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 p.m., Core Ensemble presents a musical theatre presentations, Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance, Wood-Mar Auditorium on George Fox University’s Newberg campus. Celebrating the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance era in New York City, Of Ebony Embers examines the lives of three different African American poets – Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay – as seen through the eyes of painter and muralist Aaron Douglas. Chamber music theatre is a unique performance format created by the Core Ensemble, featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance. Free admission. 503-554-2318.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Adventist Community Services disaster response training on managing donations warehouses during disasters, Gladstone Park Conference Center, 19500 Oatfield Road Gladstone 97027. $35 for first timers; $15 for renewal. Lunch provided. Register at http://bit.ly/DMtraining2018. For information: 503-850-3500 or email@example.com.
Noon to 4 p.m. Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ Children’s Ministries presents VBS Fun Day, Holden Convention Center at Gladstone Park Conference Center, 19500 Oatfield Road Gladstone 97027. A look at new resources and idea for vacation Bible school programs and an opportunity to network with others involved in children’s ministry. $20. For information, 503-850-3537 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at http://bit.ly/VBSFunDay2018
4 to 6 p.m., Free introductory session on the Nedley Lifestyle Program of Neil Nedley, M.D., Lents Activity Center, 8815 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland 97266. This program is designed to help people achieve optimal emotional and mental health. 503-496-7145.
6 p.m., Culture Impact meetings with Randy Wilson, national field director for church ministries for Family Research Council, first of two sessions this week, Calvary Chapel Grants Pass, 269 W. .Harbeck Road, Grants Pass 97527. Also at 7 p.m. March 7. Wilson will encourage local Christians to form a community-wide team to respond to various moral and social issues. Free admission. 541-476-6827 or calvarygp.com
MONDAY, MARCH 5
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mel Novak 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. Novak is an actor but also has been a prison minister and street minister for 27 years. He is a teacher of spiritual warfare and the Bible. $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., John Mark Pool, founder of Word to the World Ministries, speaking at Vancouver Aglow meeting, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Pool is a prophetic minister and shares reports on what he says are many verifiable signs, wonders and miracles. Pool ministers in prophetic conferences, churches, revivals, crusades, and prophetic training schools in the U.S. and abroad. His talk is at 7, following an hour of food and fellowship. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Second annual Hunger Gathering, Rainier Assembly of God Church, 75950 Rockcrest St., Rainier 97048. This is a gathering of those “who are hungry for more of God and want to see Him in a more manifest way this year.” Features Joseph Mattera of the U.S. Coalition of Apostolic Leaders, Denny Cline of Jesus Pursuit Church in Albany, church planter and prophetic minister George Watkins, and worship leaders and recording artists Ty and Daneen Bottler. Sessions for senior pastors, associate pastors, pastor’s wives, business leaders, politicians, civil servants and more. Free admission, but limited to 100 people. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. RSVP on the Facebook page for “The Hunger Gathering.”
11 a.m., Jack Kimberlln 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. Kimberlin and his family have ministered in revivals in Brazil and California. He has worked as a firefighter, owned a business for 17 years, and now does sales in several states and western Canada while serving as an assistant pastor at Faith Foursquare Church. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
Noon, Luncheon for pastors and leaders with speaker Randy Wilson, national field director for church ministries for Family Research Council, Agape Bible Church, 5231 S.E. Stark St. Portland 97215. RSVP at email@example.com.
4 p.m., Prayer for current and future leaders, on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol, Salem. This nondemominational event is organized by local resident Kevin Chambers, and is held today because March 6 is the state filing deadline for candidates for elective office. About five people will each give a 5-minute message in addition to the time devoted for prayer. 503-884-7827.
6:30 p.m. Disaster Preparedness Series class on canning and food preservation, Abundant Life Center at Castle Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7531 Old Pacific Hwy. N., Castle Rock, Wash. 98611, 360-967-2165.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 135th Ave., Portland 97236. Speaker is Doug Sheddy of Vancouver, Wash. portlandamaglow@gmail.
11:30 a.m., Marketplace Coalition luncheon, Grand Hotel at Bridgeport, 7265 S.W. Hazelfern Road, Tigard 97224. Featured speakers are James and Anna Kramer of Bend-based Pneuma33 Creative,Randy Kinnison with 5th Degree Business Solutions and Genesis Mediation, and James Autry with Serving Our Neighbors. $30, or $25 if you bring and pay for a guest. 503-515-5647 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Corban University theatre department presents Alice, first two of seven performances this month, Psalm Performing Arts Center on the university campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317. Also at 7:30 p.m. on March 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. Written and directed by Rachel Ost, this is loosely based on the characters of Alice of Wonderland. Tickets at https://inside.corban.edu/theatre/events
Noon, Pastors’ luncheon sponsored by the Family Research Council, Sweetwater on the River restaurant at the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene 97401. Randy Wilson, the council’s national field director for church ministries, and Pastor Denny Stahl of Grants Pass, Oregon representative for the council, will discuss current affairs that affect churches and ministries. RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m. Mid-Valley Women of Christ’s Valley-Wide Night of Praise and Worship with speaker Carol Kent and worship by Chris Spivey and the Willamette Community Church Praise Team, Life Community Church, 4900 N.W. Hwy. 99, Corvallis 97330. MidValleyWomenofChrist.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Women’s retreat with Chaney Wilder LaPierre, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Wilder and husband Arthur co-pastor New Creations Life Center in Central Oregon. She is an author and has taught Bible more than 25 years. Suggested donation $130. 503-873-6743 or christianrenewalcenter.org
Christian Women Connection Spring Convention sponsored by the Association of Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, first of two consecutive days, Maranatha Church of God, 4220 N.E. 12th Ave., Portland 97211. Featured speaker is Melanie Thigpen, an ordained pastor in the Church of God who lives in Anderson, Ind. Worship leader is Marva Adams of Hillsboro. $30. 503-393-3510 or orwacog.org
6:45 to 9:45 p.m., Free marriage coaching training for couples sponsored by MarriageTeam, first of five sessions this month, 1400 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98684. Continues 8:30 am. to 3:45 p.m. Match 10 and 17, and 1 to 6 p.m. March 11 and 18. marriageteam.org
7 p.m., The Roadshow Tour with For King & Country, Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Bethel Music, Zach Williams and Social Club Misfits in concert, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way, Portland 97227. $10 at the door. theroadshowtour.com
7 p.m., StandUpGirl.com Foundation benefit concert with pianist Michael Allen Harrison, Canby Chapel, 508 N.W. Third Ave, Canby 97013. $35. 503-304-1531 or Standupgirlfoundation.com
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Upward Trails ministry cross-country ski outing along the Buzzard Point Trail near Mount Hood. 503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Momentum conference for middle school youth, Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, Newberg 97132. Theme is “Redemption.” Keynote speaker is Derek Voorhees, president of Boise (Idaho) Bible College. $20. 503-538-3104 or email@example.com
5 to 9 p.m., Seventh annual Key2Free dinner and auction event to benefit Door to Grace, Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road, West Linn 97068. Door to Grace is an outreach to young girls rescued from sex trafficking. 503-747-5474 or www.doortograce.org
5:30 p.m., Open house at City Christian Schools, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland 97220. 503-252-5207 or citychristianschool.com
5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Annual benefit dinner for St. Stephens Academy classical Christian school of Beaverton, Portland Golf Club, 5900 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland 97225. 503-646-4617 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m., Spring dessert to benefit Firm Foundation Christian School, at the school, 1919 S.W. 25th Ave., Battle Ground, Wash. 98604. Theme is “Let It Rain.” Featured speaker Scott Rodin, president of The Steward’s Journey and Kingdom Life Publishing and senior fellow of Association of Biblical Higher Education. 360-687-8382, email@example.com or www.firmfoundationchristianschool.org
MONDAY, MARCH 12
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ryan Taylor 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. Taylor attended Bethel School of the Supernatural in Redding, Calif., and was associate pastor of the Calling Church in Camas, Wash. He ministers in words of knowledge, healing and prophecy and recently returned from a mission to India. $10.50 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax, and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
George Fox University’s second annual Health and Wellness Week, first of six consecutive days, on the Newberg campus. Nutrition, exercise, spine/back and behavioral health classes; a 5K fun run and walk, and a pool party for children. All activities are free except for the 5K run/walk. 503-554-2452 or georgefox.edu/health
6:30 p.m. Vegan cooking class Cooking Under Pressure, Fellowship Hall at Eugene Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1275 Polk St., Eugene 97402. 541-228-0667 or www.facebook.com/Healthy-Choices-Eugene-1424346091215238/
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
11 a.m., John Mark Pool 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. Pool is part of the “Round Table of Prophets” and takes five-fold ministry to churches in the U.S. and worldwide, including in corporate and governmental offices. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Seder with Alan Bond, Shasta Way Christian Church, 5835 Shasta Way, Klamath Falls 97603. 541-884-9284 or jewsforjesus.org
6:30 p.m., Depression: The Way Out introductory video lecture with Neil Nedley, M.D., Abundant Life Center at Castle Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7531 Old Pacific Hwy. N., Castle Rock, Wash. 98611. A free introductory session on treatment choices other than medication for depression. There is a fee for the eight sessions that make up this video class beginning Tuesday, March 27. 360-967-2165.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
Upward Trails ministry’s hike in the Lacamas Lake area in Clark County, Wash. Visits to several waterfalls. A 5-mile outing with 200-foot elevation gain. 503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.com
5:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Seder with Alan Bond, Grace Fellowship Church, 834 Monroe St., Eugene 97402 541-653-9045 or jewsforjesus.org
5:30 p.m., Adventist Medical Foundation’s sixth annual Heroes of the Heart Gala featuring six-time Grammy Award-winner Amy Grant, Mark Building at Portland Art Museum., 1119 S.W. Park Ave., Portland 97205. $150. Adventisthealth.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
5:30 p.m., Portland Gospel Truth Conference with Andrew Wommack and Creflo Dollar, first of three consecutive days, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland 97232. Continues 8 a.m. through evening both Friday and Saturday. Free admission. Worship led by recording artists Charlie and Jill LeBlanc. Advance registration at www.awmi.net/events
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pastors’ Prayer Summit sponsored by Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District, Eugene First Church of the Nazarene, 727 Madison St., Eugene 97402. 503-581-3950 or www.orpac.org
6 to 8: 30 p.m., Kindred Partners’ benefit dinner for Safe Families for Children of Greater Portland, Grand Ballroom at the Sentinel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland 97205. RSVP at www.kindredpartners.org/rsvp
7 p.m., George Fox University’s Reiten Lecture Series presents Jeff Grubb, former vice president at Wells Fargo Bank, speaking, Room 105 of the Hoover Academic Building on the university’s Newberg campus. Topic is: “A Christian in the Business World: Ethical Decisions in Challenging Times.” Free admission. 503-554-2101.
7 p.m. Bow the Knee, an Easter musical drama, first of five performances through Sunday, Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene, 12401 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98686. Also at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. 360-574-9302 or www.bowtheknee.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Christian Youth Summit sponsored by Prepare the Way, first of two consecutive days, Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 2550 N.E. Butler Market Rd. Bend 97701. Theme is “Standing Firm.” Jeff Myers of Summit Ministries and Kim Meeder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch are keynote speakers. Free admission; advance registration reequired. www.christianyouthsummit.org
MAPs (Ministry Assistant Professionals) annual retreat and conference sponsored by the Northwest Baptist Convention, first of two consecutive days, Vancouver, Wash., location to be announced. Theme is “Hello: My Name is Gratitude.” 509-735-4622 or 360-882-2100 or www.gonbw.org
7 p.m., Benefit dinner for Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Newberg, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg. 97132. Theme is “Changing Lives Together.” 503-537-3999 or loveincnewberg.org
7 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Seder with Alan Bond, First Baptist Church, 200 S.W. Willow Fork Drive, Boardman 97818. 541-481-9437 or jewsforjesus.org
7 to 9 p..m., Mission ConneXion presents Crescent ConneXion, a focus on outreach to the Muslim world in the “10/40 Window,” Multnomah University, 8435 N.E. Glisan St., Portland 97220. Continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Keynote speakers are David Cashin and Al Fadi. Cashin is professor of intercultural studies at Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Ministry in South Carolilna and a former missionary to Bangladesh. Fadi is a former Wahabbi Muslim from Saufi Arabia. He is the researcher, editor, writer, and translator for numerous ministries, including “Answering Islam.” $65 admission, or $55 for students. Lunch included. missionconnexion.com
7 to 9:30 p.m., His Heart Foundatiion presents the Restored and Remarried conference with Gil and Brenda Stuart, first of two consecutive days, US Digital Outreach Center, 1400 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98684. Continues 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. For those who are already involved in the “stepfamily adventure” or who are contemplating it. Restoredandremarried.com or hisheartfoundation.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Upward Trails ministry’s geology hike down to the Dodge Park Pipeline on the Sandy River. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
9 to 11:30 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Thomas Hoyle will speak on “An Indiana Jones Look at New Testament Archaeology” 503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Free monthly breakfast sponsored by the Battle Ground, Wash., chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third, Battle Ground, Wash. 98604. Breakfast and worship followed by featured speaker Tom Player. He came to faith in Christ when facing a difficult situation while in the U.S. Air Force. In recent years he and his wife Carol have relied on their faith to bring them through various testings. 360-606-7812 or fgbmfamerica.org
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northwest Baptist Convention presents Engaging the Community, simultaneously at both Lake Bible Church, 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego 97035, and Capital Baptist Church, 3000 Lansing Ave. N.E., Salem 97301. This is a prayerful field study of culture in the following areas: social, economic, physical and spiritual. The goal is the discern God’s activity, discovering where new ministries and churches are needed. RSVP at bit.ly/engagecommunity
1 p.m, Love Feast to celebrate the 82nd birthday of O. Virginia Phillips, founder of Women, Men and Youth of Purpose International, home of Mary Lou Knight-Kornbrodt, 1321 N.E. 69th Ave., Portland 97213. RSVP to 503-544-9257.
4:30 p.m., 2018 benefit auction and dinner for Willamette Valley Christian School, at the school, 9075 Pueblo Ave N.E. Salem (Brooks area) 97305. Theme is “Race to the Finish.” $20. 503-393-5236 or www.wvcs.org/auction
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
10 a.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, North Umpqua Bible Fellowship, 1547 Wild River Drive, Roseburg 97470. 541-496-0764 or jewsforjesus.org
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 434 E. Grant St. Lebanon 97355. 541-258-6393 or jewsforjesus.org
MONDAY, MARCH 19
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., John Mark Pool 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. Pool is part of the “Round Table of Prophets” and takes five-fold ministry to churches in the U.S. and worldwide, including in corporate and governmental offices. $10.50 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax, and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David, Exodus Christian Fellowship, 2746 Ocean Beach Hwy., Longview, Wash. 98632. 360-577-0580 or jewsforjesus.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
11 a.m., Dorothy Biamont 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. Biamont has served in the Aglow ministry both in the Portland area and on Oregon’s North Coast. Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
2018 Adult Retreat sponsored by the Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Speaker is longtime Church of God pastor Bob Christensen. Music led by a team directed by Mark Kelly, traditional worship pastor at Vancouver Church (of God). 360-909-8810 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
7 p.m., Yoel Ben David of Jews for Jesus speaking, Brush Prairie Baptist Church, 11814 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98662, 360-892-4664 or jewsforjesus.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
7 p.m., Yoel Ben David of Jews for Jesus speaking, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 17500 S.W. Cedarview Way, Sherwood 97140. 503-625-6648 or jewsforjesus.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
6:30 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Model Seder with Yoel Ben David, Faith Baptist Church, 5750 N. Hwy. 101, Lincoln City 97367. 541-994-9106 or jewsforjesus.org
7 to 8:30 p.m., Ambassador’s Forum presentation on “How to Discuss the Resurrection in the Secular World,” Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 S.W. 135th Ave., Beaverton 97008. Led by Rex Smith, this will look at how to counter those who argue that Jesus didn’t exist, or that the crucifixion and the Resurrections are just false traditions. Free admission. 503-641-4908.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
Upward Trails ministry hike in Cape Lookout State Park on the north Oregon coast. A 3-mile outing. 503-668-8950 or 503-648-9267 or upwardtrails.com
Called to Rescue 30th anniversary gala event, Sheraton Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland 97220. Silent auction, dinner and live auction. Called to Rescue works worldwide to rescue victims of sex trafficking. 360-356-3761 or www.calledtorescue.org
5 p.m., The Booth Brothers in concert, Vancouver Church (of God), 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98665. $35, Artist Circle; $25 advance standard seating, $30 at the door, $22 each for groups of 20 or more . imcconcerts.com, Southerngospelpdx.com
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
9 and 10:30 a.m., Yoel Ben David of Jews for Jesus speaking, Eastside Christian Church, 1910 Grand Prairie Road S.E., Albany 97322. 541-928-9349 or jewsforjesus.org
Camp Joshua pro-life camp for youth, first of four consecutive days, Macleay Christian Retreat Center, 2887 74th Ave. S.E. Salem 97301. Open to ages 16 to 21. 503-463-8563 or ortl.org
3 and 7 p.m., Saviour, a “modern oratorio” based on the Resurrection, Elsinore Theatre, 170 High St. S.E., Salem 97301. Presented by five soloists, a 100-voice choir and orchestra. Sponsored by three Marion County churches. $10. ElsinoreTheatre.com.
5 p.m., Institute for Creation Science monthly meeting, Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 N.E. 148th Ave., Portland 97230. Gorman Gray will speak on “The Fountains of the Great Deep.” Free admission; freewill donations accepted. www.icspdx.org
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover: Seder with Yoel Ben David, College Park Community Church, 2548 Newmark St., North Bend 97459. 541-756-4214 or jewsforjesus.org
TUESDAY, MARCH 27
Marion County Community Connect, an outreach to the homeless, Salem First Baptist Church, 395 Marion St NE, Salem 97301. 503-364-2285 or 503-315-8924.
11 a.m., Rick Mentze 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. Mentze testifies of being brought back to life after a severe car accident as a teen. He serves as the fellowship’s Godmobile director in Portland and Clark County; there will be a half-hour Godmobile training after the meeting for anyone interested in this evangelistic outreach. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
6:30 p.m., Stay With Me Prayer Vigil and Selah Service, Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive, Milwaukie 97267. A Selah service is made up of music, readings, prayer, and a pause, or selah, for silence. This is part of the church’s observation of Holy Week. 503-654-3161 or oakgroveunitedmethodist.com
GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30
Good Friday. Observing Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for all mankind.
7 to 8:45 a.m., Portland Good Friday Breakfast, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland 97232. Speaker is Alana Simmons, granddaughter of one of the nine African-Americans killed in Charleston, S.C., in 2015 by a white supremacist. portlandgoodfridaybreakfast.org
7:30 to 9 a.m., YMCA Good Friday Prayer Breakfast, Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. S.E., Salem 97301. Salem-based actor Chuck Neighbors will present “Encounters,” a dramatic exploration of what it would have been like to interact with Christ in the flesh. Free admission. RSVP at 503-551-2037.
Oregon Prayer Conference sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of two consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, 18705 US-101, Rockaway Beach 97136. Speaker is Kevin Wilfley. senior pastor of the Kirkland (Wash.) Seventh-day Adventist Church, and prayer ministry director for the Adventists’ North Pacific Union Conference. http://bit.ly/2018prayerconference
6 p.m., Jews for Jesus presents Christ in the Passover with Yoel Ben David, Silverton First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton 97381. 503-873-6181 or jewsforjesus.org
6:30 p.m., Good Friday service, Rockaway Community Church, 400 S.E. Third Ave., Rockaway Beach 97136. rockawaychurch.com
7 p.m., Good Friday service presented by the Pan Methodist Group, Pauline Memorial AME Zion Church, 3593 Sunnyview Road, Salem 97305. Theme is “The Seven Last Words of Jesus.” The Pan Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Christian Methodist Episcopal, Union African Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist denominations come together again from teh different churches for the service, which includes choirs. 360-991-3013.
7 p.m., 7 Places, an Easter production, first of three presentations this weekend, Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins, Newberg 97132. Also at 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. 503-538-0440 or northsidenewberg.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
11 a.m., Annual Easter egg hunt, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1700 N.E. 132nd Ave., Portland 97230. Two age-appropriate hunts will be held. Crafts for kids, and hot dogs will be available. A basket will be given to each child attending; no personal baskets allowed. 503-255-8772 or email@example.com