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March 2019 calendar

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Good Samaritan Ministries’ Samaritan and Counselor Intensive Training, first of three consecutive days,  at the ministry headquarters, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Bldg. 23, Beaverton 97008. goodsamaritanministries.org/events
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision presents Breakng the Chains of Poverty with Sandra Drury, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego 97035.  This event was rescheduled from mid-February die to winter weather. Drury travels the world on behalf of World Vision to teach workshops on the the biblically empowered worldview. Most recently she was in several African nations to facilitate presentations with pastors there.  503-970-2860 or cwwov.org
    Noon, George Fox University Legacy League luncheon, Canyon Commons Dining Hall on the university’s Newberg campus.  Rob Simpson, director of  campus recreation, will discuss the university’s new Hadlock Student Center.  $10.  RSVP to 503-538-7314 or 503-927-5011.
    Men’s retreat sponsored by Pacific Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenent Church, first of three consecutive days, Cascades Camp & Conference Center,  22825 Peissner Road S.E.,  Yelm, Wash. 98597.  206-275-3903 or pacnwc.org/
  Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet and Trade Show, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring 97009.  Contact Steve Bass at 503-784-2101 or the church at 503-663-5050 or go to goodshepherdcc.org
    Ministers and Spouses Retreat sponsored by the Association of Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, first of three consecutive days, Best Western Agate Beach Inn, 3019 North Coast Highway, Newport 97365. Guest speaker is Deborah Loyd. orwacog.org
    Oregon Garden Getaway for women sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of two consecutive days, The Oregon Garden Resort, 879 W Main St, Silverton 97381.  Theme is “Pursue.” Workshops are “Pursuing a Healthy Lifestyle,” with Ashley Silverii, and “Resilience in Ministry” with Rhonda Reich.  oregonag.org/events/ogg
    6 to 8:45 p.m,. Effective Parenting in a Defective World seminar, first of two consecutive days, Felida Bible Church, 3027 N.W. 119th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98685.  Continues 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday. $10; childcare provided. 360-573-5071 or felida.org
    6 to 9 p.m., Volunteer training seminar for Pregnancy Counseling and Information Centers of Yamhill County, first of two consecutive days, at the ministry headquarters, 1218 Third St., Lafayette 97127. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  The ministry operates counseling centers in Lafayette, McMinnville and Newberg. $40 per person or $50 per couple.  503-434-4400 or www.pregnancyhelp.info
    6 to 9:30 p.m., 9 Marks Conference, first of two consecutive days, Hinson Baptist Church, 1137 S.E. 20th Ave., Portland 97214.  A focus on building health churches through “Biblical Theology.”  Speakers are Nick Roark, of Franconia Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va.; Greg Gilbert of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky.; David Farley of Grace Christian Fellowship in Spokane, WAsh., and Michael Lawrence and Todd Miles of Hinson Baptist.  $60 regular, $45 student or $35 for Hinson Church members. www.hinsonchurch.org/
     7 p.m., The Roadshow Tour with Matthew West, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Michael W. Smith and Leanna Crawford in concert, The Pavilion at Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. N.E., Salem 97301.  714-545-8900 or tickets@transparentproductions. com or The RoadshowTour.com
    7 p.m., MCO Productions presents the musical KING, the Story of David and Saul, first of six free-admission performances this month at two different locations.  The first three shows  are at 7 p.m. March 1 and 2 and 3 p.m. March 3 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg 97132.  The final three shows are at 7 p.m. March 8 and 9 and 3 p.m. March 10 at Baker Creek Community Church, 325 N.W. Baker Creek Road, McMinnville 97128.  503-550-7350 or mcoproductions@
hotmail.com or jwbirths@gmail.com
    7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents the musical Mary Poppins, first of eight public performances this month, Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal, Wash. 98671.  Also at 2 and 7 p.m. March 2 and 9, 2 p.m. March 3 and 10 and 7 p.m. March 8.  Advance adult tickets $12, youth and senior tickets $10; add $4 more if purchased at the door, except for  “family day” performance at 7 p.m. March 2 with all tickets $10 in advance.  360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
    7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Honk!, an adaptation of the tale of the Ugly Duckling, first of five public performances this month, Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland 97221.  Also at 2 p.m. March 2 and 10 and 7 p.m. March 8 and 9.  Advance adult tickets $12, and youth and senior tickets $10; add $4 more if purchased at the door, except for the “family day” performance at 7 p.m. March 2 with all tickets $10 in advance.  Also a special school day performance for students at 10 a.m. March 6. 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
    Upward Trails ministry hike on the Maple Trail in Portland’s Forest Park. A 7.7-mile outing with 500-foot elevation gain. 503-668-8950 or winchee3@wbcable.net or upwardtrails.com
    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Free marriage coach training sponsored by MarriageTeam, first evening of two consecutive weekends, US Digital, 1400 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98684. Continues 1 to 6 p.m. March 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 9 and 1 to 6 p.m. March 10. marriageteam.org
    8:50 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Western Seminary’s Women’s Center for Ministry presents the Ignite conference, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Theme this yeear is “Ignite the Wonder.” Keynote speaker is Karen Howells, founder of The Howells Group, an organization consulting practice, and graduate of the seminary. $30 advance, $38 at the door, or $25 each for groups of 10 or more. westernseminary.edu/wcm/ignite
    Sixth annual Celebration Benefit Dinner for Ambassador Ministries, Rock Creek Country Club, 5100 NW. Neahkahine Ave. Portland 97229,  503-692-2900 or craigdemo777@gmail.com or www.ambassadorministries.net
    6:30 p.m., Yamhill County Sheriff’s Department presentation on safety and security for churches, Christian Gospel Assemblies, 14000 Hwy.240, Newberg 97132. 503-434-7506.
    8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wayne Cordeiro, president of New Hope Christian College in Eugene, and a worship band from the college featured at worship services, Family Life Church, 502 S. St. Paul Hwy, Newberg 97132. 503-538-3181 or myflc.org
    4 p.m.,  Presentation on natural disaster preparedness by Steve Eberlein of Tipping Point Resilence, Bauman Auditorium on George Fox University’s Newberg campus.  Eberlein’s company focuses specifically on earthquake preparedness. Free admission. 503-543-2324.
    6 to 8 p.m., Open house at Salem Academy Christian School, 942 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97301. SalemAcademy.org
    7 to 9 p.m., Ministry to Men Leadership Network focus group on new men’s initiatives in the Salem-Keizer area,  Room 304 (Mexico Room) at Broadway Commons,1300 Broadway Street, Salem 97301. Also on Saturday, March 9 (see listing below). 503-884-7657 or networkm2m@gmail.com
    Start of newest round of 40 Days for Life peaceful vigils against abortion nationally, including at locations in Portland, Salem, Eugene and Vancouver, Wash. This continues through April 14. www.40DaysforLilfe.com
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Accelerate: Leading Adaptive Change with Tod Bolsinger, Bridgeport Foursquare Church, 18080 S.W. Lower Boones Ferry Road, Tigard 97224. Bolsinger is vice president and chief of leadership formation at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory. $12. www.orpac.org/event/tod-bolsinger/
    9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow meeting with this month’s speaker, prophetic minister Dorothy Biamont, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th St., Portland 97236.  portlandamaglow@gmail.com
    11:30 a.m. Salem Leadership Foundation’s monthly CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Luncheon, South Salem Friends Church, 1140 Baxter Road S.E., Salem 97306.  Today will be roundtable discussions on the challenge of homelessness. 503-315-8924 or can@salemlf.org
    7 p.m., Concordia Choir from Concordia College of Moorhead, Minn., in concert, West Salem High School, 1776 Titan Drive, Salem 97304.  Performed in collaboration with the high school’s choir.  1-800-838-3006 or ConcordiaTickets.com
    10 a.m. to noon, B.L.E.S.S. (Building Loving Engagement, Support and Service) monthly group for women 55 and older, Meadow Springs Church, 12647 S.W. 62nd Ave., Portland 97219. 503-620-1500 or sher.ireland@gmail.com
    10:30 a.m., Corban University Theatre presents Suite Surrender, first of six 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. March 8, 9, 15 and 16 and 2:30 p.m. March 17. ($5 lunch available on March 7)  This play, written by Michael McKeever, is an homage to the classic farces of the 1930s and 1940s, with slapstick comedy, oversized egos and a symphony of slamming doors.  Tickets $8, $11 and $13 at the door or online at inside.corban.edu/theatre/events
    4 to 7 p.m., Open house at North Clackamas Christian School, 19575 Sebastian Way, Oregon City 97045. 503-655-5961 or ncchristianschool.com
    7 p.m., Yamhill County Right to Life monthly meeting, St. John Lutheran Church, 2142 NE McDonald Lane, McMinnville 97128.  Topic is sex education in the public schools. susjpaz@gmail.com
    7 p.m., Concordia Choir from Concordia College of Moorhead, Minn., in concert, First United Methodist Church of Eugene, 1376 Olive St., Eugene 97401.  Performed in collaboration with the Oregon Young Men’s Ensemble of the Oregon Children’s Choir.  1-800-838-3006 or ConcordiaTickets.com
    12th annual Christian Youth Summit sponsored by Prepare the Way, first of two consecutive days, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2550 NE Butler Market Road, Bend 97701.  Speakers are Mary Jo Sharp of Confident Christianity and Nathan Betts of Ravi Zacharias Ministries. Advance registration is free, but required. ChristianYouthSummit.org
    FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember for married couples, first of three consecutive days, Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon.  Www.WeekendToRemember.com
    South Coast Man Camp sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of three consecutive days, Lake Bradley Christian Retreat, 53880 Beach Loop Road, Bandon 97411 . $155 advance, $165 regular rate. oregonagorg/
    5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Open house at Mannahouse Christian Academy’s Portland location for preschool and K-12 programs, 9200 N.E. Fremont, Portland 97220. 503-252-5207 or MannahouseChristianAcademy.com
   7 p.m., Ernie Haase and Signature Sound and The Hoppers together in concert, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086.  General admission, $25; Artist Circle, $35.  800-965-9324 or IMCconcerts.com or southerngospelpdx.com/tickets.html
    7 p.m., Concordia Choir from Concordia College of Moorhead, Minn., in concert, First Presbyterian Church of Medford, 85 S. Holly St., Medford 97501. 1-800-838-3006 or ConcordiaTickets.com
    7 p.m., Christian Youth Theater presents Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., first of eight performances this month, Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood 97140.  Also at 2 and 7 p.m. March 8; 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. March 14; 7 p.m. March 15; and 2 and 7 p.m. March 16.  $15 advance or $18 at the door. www.cytportlandvancouver.org
    7 to 9 p.m., Ken Williams and Elizabeth Woning of Equipped to Love speaking, first of three consecutive days, Bethesda Church, 5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98661. Includes a free-admission Saturday workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., aiming to equip and train leaders on ministering to those struggling with sexual identity.  They also will speak Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. equippedtolove.com
    5:30 a.m., “Ashes to Ashes” dawn to dusk, 24-mile Lenten walking pilgrimage, from St. Joseph Catholic Church, 721 Chemeketa St. N.E., Salem 97301, to Our Lady of Consolation Brigittine Monastery in Amity.  Participants should expect to arrive in time for the 5:30 p.m. vespers service at the Amity site, and they will then ride buses back to the church in Salem. There is a sliding scale fee of $25 to $35 to participate in the event, which helps cover the costs associated with the support and safety crew, lunch, snacks, drinks, dinner, and the return trip to Salem. RSVP at oregonpilgrims.com.  For information, 503-581-1623 or info@oregonpilgrims.com
     Upward Trails ministry’s hike on the classic Mult-nomah/Wahkeena Falls Loop in the Columbia River Gorge.   A 6-mile outing with several waterfalls and 1,600-foot elevation gain.  360-513-9244 or 503-648-9267 or winchee3@wbcable.net or upwardtrails.com
    9 to 11 a.m., Ministry to Men Leadership Network focus group on new men’s initiatives in the Salem-Keizer area,  Room 306 (Peru Room) at Broadway Commons,1300 Broadway Street, Salem 97301. 503-884-7657 or networkm2m@gmail.com
    9:15 a.m., Investing in Heaven daylong seminar presented by Chuck Burkeen, ministerial director for the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Albany Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3085 Grand Prairie Road S.E., Albany 97322. 541-928-9555.
    5 p.m., Salem Academy Christian School’s dinner and auction, Salem Convention Center,  200 Commercial St. S.E., Salem 97301. Theme is “An Evening in Old Hollywood.” SalemAcademy.org
    5 p.m., Portland Christian Schools’ annual auction and dinner, Persimmon Country Club, 500 S.E. Butler Road, Gresham 97080. www.pcschools.org
    5:30 to 9 p.m., Door to Grace’s annual Key2Free benefit dinner and auction with live music, this year marking the ministry’s 10th anniversary, Oregon Golf Club,  25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road, West Linn 97068.  Door to Grace is an outrach to victims of child sex trafficking.  $100.  503-747-5474 or doortograce.org
    7:30 p.m., Concordia Choir from Concordia College of Moorhead, Minn., in concert, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave., Portland 97209. 1-800-838-3006 or ConcordiaTickets.com
    7 p.m., Holy Road Tour with Chris Tomlin, Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett, Nicole Serano and Darren Whitehead in concert, Moda Center arena, Portland. Awakeningevents.com
    Third annual Health and Wellness Week at George Fox University, first of six consecutive days, on the Newberg campus. The event is designed to bring attention to the importance of health and wellness through nutrition, exercise, spine/back and behavioral health classes, as well as a pool party for children. All of the activities are free.  All four classes offered — on nutrition, spine/back care, behavioral health, and exercise  — meet at 6 p.m. on successive nights at the university’s Roberts Center, located at 501 N. Villa Road. Saturday’s “Pool-a-Palooza” swim for children is set from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Chehalem Aquatic Center, 1802 Hayworth Ave., in Newberg. 503-554-2452 or georgefox.edu/health
    6 p.m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting with Vickie Adams, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Adams is a prophetic minister and founder of Grace Extending Ministries. Food and fellowship at 6 p.m., followed by the speaker at 7 p.m.. 360-694-6914.
    7:30 p.m., Richard Lindroth of the University of Wisconsin-Madison delivering the ninth annual Dalton Lecture at George Fox University, Bauman Auditorum on the Neweberg campus.  Topic is “Two Degrees of Separation: Climate Change and the Pursuit of Truth in a Post-truth World.” Free. 503-538-8383.
    Noon, Good Samaritan Ministries’ Widows Group potluck lunch, at the mnistry headquarters, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Bldg. 23, Beaverton 97008.  Led by GSM founder Bettie Mitchell. 503-644-2339 or goodsamaritanministries.org
    6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program for women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon.  Theme is “Damsels in Defense.” M.B. Bradshaw-Vogt of Monmouth will show how women can protect themselves against various types of assaults. Also, Tanja Gotham of La Grande, a retired kidney dialysis technician, will speak on “Grandma’s Letters” — how she found a box of letters from her grandmother and about the dramatic story of her life. $10.  RSVP at 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
    5:30 p.m., Adventist Health Foundation’s seventh annual Heroes of the Heart Gala featuring comedian Michael Jr., Portland Art Museum’s Mark Building, 1119 S.W. Park Ave., Portland 97205. Honorees are Allie Roth from With Love; Alison Hicks, Jason Hicks and Sabrina Prill from the Chelsea Hicks Foundation; and Deja Fitzwater, selcted as 2018 “Amazing Kid” by Pamplin Media. www.adventisthealth.org/portland/about-us/foundation/heroes-of-the-heart-gala/
    8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,  Author Preston Sprinkle of The Center for Faith, Sexuality and Gender speaking at daylong event on gender and sexuality issues facing the church and community, Salem First Baptist Church, 395 Marion St. N.E. Salem 97301. 503-364-2285 or centerforfaith.com
    5 p.m. Making Room dinner and auction to benefit Kindred Partners and Safe Families for Children,  Castaway Portland, 1900 N.W. 18th Ave., Portland 97209. kindredpartners.org
    6 p.m., Boots and Bling Gala Dinner sponsored by StandUpGirl.com Foundation, Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford 97504.  The foundation supports the outreach of the StandUpGirl.com website that provides Godly counsel to girls facing unexpected pregnancies.  RSVP at 503-304-1531 or  www. standupgirlfoundation.org
    7 p.m. Bow the Knee, an Easter musical/drama, first of five performances this week, Liberty Bible Nazarene Church, 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. A cast, choir and crew of over 350 people come together to tell the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as seen through the eyes of a Roman centurion.  bowtheknee.com
    7 p.m., Valley-Wide Night of Worship and Praise sponsored by Mid-Valley Women for Christ, with guest speaker, author and Bible teacher Nancie Carmichael, Hope Church, 2817 Santiam Hwy. S.E., Albany 97322.   Worship led by Ashra Liles and the Hope Church worship team.  Free admission; donations accepted.   midvalleywomenofchrist.org
    7:30 p.m., Free-admission lecture by Robert George of Princeton University, Bauman Auditorium at George Fox University’s Newberg campus. Topic is “Civic Virtues and the “Constitution: The Founders’ Plan to Protect Liberty and Prevent Tyranny.”  George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton.  503-538-8383.
   Teen Girls Conference sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of two consecutive days, Lifespring Assembly of God Church, 9165 Portland Road N.E., Silverton 95305   oregonag.org/events/tgc
    Eastern Man Camp sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of three consecutive days, Bar M Ranch, 58840 Bar M Lane, Adams 97810. oregonagorg/events/man-camp
    Women’s Retreat with Mary Merriweather, first of three consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road, S.E., Silverton 97381. Merriweather overses the worship and women’s ministries at Northeast Community Fellowship in Portland alongside her husband of 30 years, George Merriweather, the church’s senior pastor.  She also is a certified life coach and founder of Lilfe By Design LLC. Suggested donation, $130 per person.  503-873-6743 or www.christianrenewalcenter.org
    6 to 9:30 p.m., IF Gathering for women, first of two consecutive days, Mosaic Church, 1832 N.E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Portland 97212.  Continues 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. $40. ifmosaic.iflocal.com
    6:30 to 9 p.m., IF Gathering for women,  first of two consecutive days, Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland 97229. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  $25. beaverton.iflocal.com
    Upward Trails ministry’s outing to the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville.  503-668-8950 or winchee3@wbcable.net 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. Paul Taylor, director of the Mount St. Helens Creation Center in Castle Rock, Wash., will speak on “Darwin’s Dangerous Lies.” 503-544-3255 or DesignScienceNW.org
    11:30 a.m., Portland Women’s Connection monthly luncheon, Community Room at Parkview Christian Retirement Community, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., Portland 97220.  Special feature by Kendra Davis, demonstrating the art of candlemaking.  Guest speaker Darien Parsons from Yelm, Wash., with the topic “Light Your Candle.” $15.50. RSVP at 503-658-5453 or joylindstead@msn.com
    4 p.m., 24th annual benefit auction and dinner for Willamette Valley Christian School, at the school, 9075 N.E. Pueblo Ave., Brooks 97305. Theme is “Treasure Hunt.” $15 advance, $20 at the door. www.wvcs.org/auction
    5:30 p.m., ,Portland-area pianist Michael Allen Harrison performing at 20 Years of Hope, a dinner and concert fundraising gala marking the 20th anniversary of Road to Hope maternity home in Washington County, Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom, 918 S.W. Yamhill St., Portland 97205. 503-648-4227 or Road2hopepdx.org/RSVP
    St. Patrick’s Day.  The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Wear green to church.
    Upward Trails ministry’s hike on the Wapato Greeway on Aauvie Island. A grassy path circles marshy Virginia Lake. A 2- to 4-mile level outing. 503-522-7205 or winchee3@wbcable.net or upwardtrails.com

     5:30 p.m., Ron and Kathy Green in concert at Woodland Gospel Sing, Woodland Assembly of God Church,  360 Gun Club Road, Woodland, Wash. 98674.  Free admission; freewill offering taken. 360-225-6332.

    Adult Retreat sponsored by Association of Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington,  first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.  orwacog.org
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Portland Kingdom Impact Dinner sponsored by Nehemiah Project International Ministries, Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St., Portland 97205.  Keynote speaker is Ron Wilkinson, principal of Security First Advisors.  Also speaking are Nehemiah Project founder Patrice Tsague and Gabriel Oleko, founder of Elevation College in Congo. $80.  877-916-1180 or nora@nehemiahproject.org
    7 to 9 p.m., Crescent ConneXion, first of two consecutive days, Village Baptist Church, 33- S.W. Murray Blvd., Beaverton 97005. Continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  A focus on “Loving Your Neighbor from the 10/40 Window.” Speakers are Fouad Masri, a native of Lebanon sharing Christ with Muslims since 1979, and Mike Kuhn, an author who has been involved in outreach to Muslims for more than two decades in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.  missionconnexion.com/crescent-connexion-2019/
    Big Lake Youth Camp Snow Weekend, first of three consecutive days, 26435 Big Lake Road, Sisters 97759. Bring snowmobiles, cross-country skis or snowshoes, and clothes for playing in the snow. $80 through March 4 includes five meals and two nights lodging. 541-998-3593 or 503-789-8911.
    Upward Trails ministry’s hike on Powell Butte in east Portland. An easy hike, with mileage to be determined by participants. 503-648-9267 or 503-484-7998 or winchee3@wbcable.net or upwardtrails.com
    9 a.m. to noon, Saturday Seminar: Making Sense in a Senseless World, with local pastor and former Multnomah University professor John Wecks, Laurelwood Baptist Church, 17015 N.E. Sixth St, Vancouver, WA 98684. $10. Child care provided. 360-892-1060 or laurelwoodbc.com
    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Design Science Assocation’s Mysteries of the Columbia Gorge outing, starting at the Starbucks near the Hood River Bridge.  Suggested donation $25 for families or $15 for individuals.  Each family will receive a creation field notebook of the Gorge. 503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org or CreationEncounter.com
    Oregon Right to Life’s Launch pro-life seminar for students ages 16-21, first of four consecutive days, Macleay Christian Conference Center, 2887 74th Ave S.E., Salem 97301. Training led by Alen Shlemon of Stand to Reason. $150; scholarships available. 503-463-8563 or ortl.org
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rev. Denise Beard speaking 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. Beard emphasizes allowing the Holy Spirit to bring restoration, healing and deliverance through Scriptures to those in need. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marion County Community Homeless Connect, Salem First Baptist Church, 395 Marion St. N E., Salem 97301. This event brings together more than 50 agencies and 300 volunteers to connect chronically homeless adults to health care, employment skills, housing resources, and more. www.salemlf.org/connect2019
       11 a.m. Tim Lawson speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266.  Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon.  The son of a Pentecostal minister in Louisiana, Lawson visited Portland in 1978 and decided to stay.  He was ordained with his wife in 2001 and became a staff minister at Parkrose Deliverance Tabernacle.  He has been pastor of Good Measure Ministries for two years. $10.50 for lunch and drink. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
    7 p.m., Forgiven and Set Free Bible study for those working through their post-abortion experience, first of eight weekly sessions, Pregnancy Counseling and Information Centers headquarters, 1218 Third St., Lafayette 97127. 503-434-4400 or pcicyamhill@frontier.com
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Northwest Ministry Conference, first of two consecutive days, Crossroads Bible Church, 15815 S.E. 37th St, Bellevue, Wash. 98006. Continues during the same hours Saturday. A comprehensive training and equipping conference for churches of all sizes, with 320 workshops and 200 exhibitors.  Theme is “Exponential.” Keynote speakers are: tonight, Rich Stearns, president of World Vision USA; Saturday, Jason Noble of Medford and Breakthroughmovie.com, and “itinerant keynote’ Sarah Sumner of Rightonmission.com.  www.nwmincon.org
     Christian Women Connection’s Spring Connection sponsored by the Association of Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Sunset Park Community Church, 174 Sunset Blvd., St. Helens 97051. orwacog.org
    7 p.m., Northwest School of Supernatural Ministry’s Sounds from Heaven conference with prophetic minister and songwriter Ray Hughes of Alabama, first of three consecutive days, Rainier Assembly of God Church, 75950 Rock Crest St. Rainier 97048. 503-556-8211 or rainierag.org
    7 to 10 p.m., Aspire women’s event, Lighthouse Christian Center, 3409 23rd St. S.W., Puyallup, Wash. 98373.  Speakers are Shannon Hoffpauir, comedian Amberly Neese and songwriter Jennifer Shaw.  $25 general admission, $35 VIP admission. aspirewomensevents.com/puyallup-wa/
     Upward Trails ministry’s outing to visit African animals in the wild at Schreiner’s Animal Farm near Dallesport, Wash.  Mostly a drive-through visit, but participants can do a short hike to see a nearby waterfall as well. 503-668-8950 or winchee3@wbcable.net or upwardtrails.com
    10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 11th annual benefit luncheon, high tea and silent auction sponsored by Thiessen Roadhouse Ministries, Oak Hills Presbyterian Church,  5101 SE Thiessen Road, Milwaukie 97267.  This is a ministry to moms facing domestic violence.  Theme for the luncheon is “Simply Gorgeous,” and the event includes a fashion hat show contest, guest speakers, a video presentation, raffles and door prizes. $25.  503-653-0450 or linda@thiessenroadhouse.com
    7 to 10 p.m., Aspire women’s event, University Park Baptist Church, 4340 N. Lombard St., Portland 97203.  Speakers are Shannon Hoffpauir, comedian Amberly Neese and songwriter Jennifer Shaw.  $25 general admission, $35 VIP admission. 480-812-1100 or aspirewomensevents.com/portland-or/
     7 to 11:30 p.m., ElRod Center’s Adult Prom to benefit local youth in Lane County, Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene 97401. ElRodCenter.com