MONDAY, MAY 1
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bree Keyton speaking at luncheon sponsored by the Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. Keyton leads rescue missions in the Congo has rescued 50,000 Pgymies from genocide. She has been on TBN and The 700 Club and is a psalmist, Christian college professor, recording artist and author. $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 Pastor Mike DeLorenzo, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. Food and fellowship during the first hour, followed by the meeting at 7. DeLorenzo is with My Father’s House Ministries in Des Moines, Wash. In addition to having a heart for evangelism and prayer for nations, DeLorenzo also ministers in art through his colorful paintings. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, MAY 2
11 a,m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Bree Keyton, sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266. Keyton leads rescue missions in the Congo has rescued 50,000 Pgymies from genocide. She has been on TBN and The 700 Club and is a psalmist, Christian college professor, recording artist and author. $10.50 for required buffet, including beverages. 503-927-0213 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
5:30 p.m., Informational meeting on Safe Families program, Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins, Newberg 97132. Pizza and salad dinner provided; gluten-free pizza available. Child care available. Safe Families reaches out to local families who are in distress. 907-654-2220 or 503-476-4859.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow with featured speaker Bree Keyton, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086. Keyton ministers in “power evangelism” and more than a million people have been reported saved, delivered or received physical or emotional healing through her international ministry. firstname.lastname@example.org
6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Love After Marriage intensive workshop with Paul and Sue Lavier, first of four consecutive days, New Horizons Church, 2705 N.E. Destiny Drive, McMinnville 97128. Continues 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Married since 1978, the Laviers are assistant pastors at the church and have led these workshops for five years. $325. 503-472-4970 or email@example.com
8 p.m., Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors in concert, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., Portland 97202. $20. www.aladdin-theater.com
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
THURSDAY, MAY 4
National Day of Prayer. Theme this year is “For Your Great Name’s Sake!” For regional events, see the list lower in this column.
Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Amplify fine arts and ministry conference for teens, first of three consecutive days, Hope Church, 2817 Santiam Hwy S.E., Albany 97322. Features Brian and Barbara Eno of the ministry network; music by The New Divide and Candice Russel, and illusionist Jason Alvarado. 503.393.4411 or oregonag.org
5 to 8 p.m., Trudy’s Spring Art Show to benefit First Image pregnancy resource centers of Portland, at Trudy’s Living Room furniture store, 9740 S.W. Wilsonville road, Suite 250, Wilsonville, OR 97070. Featuring yard and garden artists, and the opportunity to ask questions of a master gardener. Food sponsored by Green Group Real Estate. 503-427-0870 or www.trudyslivingroom.com
6 p.m., StandUpGirl Foundation Gala Dinner, Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. S.E., Salem 97301. A focus on a pro-life web-based outreach. standupgirlfoundation.org
Many National Day of Prayer events are
taking place today in Oregon and southwest Washington. Here is what was listed at press time. For late additions or more detail, go to cnnw.com or
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Church “open house” for prayer, Shiloh Ranch Cowboy Church, 15696 S.W. Bussett Road, Powell Butte 97753. Prayer materials available. 541-447-6975.
7 to 8:15 a.m., 12th annual prayer breakfast, Ocean Park Community Church, 26709 Vernon Ave., Ocean Park, Wash. 98640. Free admission. 360-244-0141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 to 8:30 a.m., Prayer breakfast hosted by Milton-Freewater Men’s Prayer Group, Milton-Freewater Community Building on N.E. Fifth St., Milton-Freewater 97862. $10.
7 to 8:30 a.m., Prayer gathering, Pioneer Communtiy Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City 97045. ChurchinOC.com
7:30 to 9 a.m., Northwest Prayer Breakfast, Dooger’s Seafood & Grill, 505 Broadway, Seaside 97138. Buffet-style breakfast for $5; prayer and song program from 8 to 9. 503-440-4046 or email@example.com
7:30 to 9 a.m., Prayer breakfast hosted by B-17 Alliance, B-17 Alliance Museum and Restoration Hangar, 3278 25th St. S.E., Salem 97302. Music by Willamette Masters Choir. Breakfast by The Bomber Catering Co. Featured speaker Mitch Sparks of the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. $15. 971-803-2428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 to 9 a.m., Keizer Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Drive N.E., Keizer 97303. $5. 503-393-9111.
8 to 9 a.m., Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Rainier Community Church of God, 321 W. C St., Rainier 97048. 503-556-5661.
8 to 10 a.m., Second annual Marion County Breakfast of Believers, north area of Goudy Commons at Willamette University, 900 State St., Salem 97301. 971-304-4034 or Tom@BoldBiblicalScholarship.com
8:30 to 9 a.m., Gathering at the Pole for Prayer, outside Greater Portland Baptist Church, 17800 S.E. Main St., Portland 97233. Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of songs about America, and prayer for the nation. Will take place indoors if weather is inclement. 503-761-1136.
8:30 to 10 a.m., Clark County Pastor’s Prayer Breakfast, Faith Center Church, 10702 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98662. 360-606-8125 or email@example.com
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Singing and prayer, Salem Riverfront Pavilion, 200 Water St. N.E., Salem 97301. 971-304-4034 or Tom@BoldBiblicalScholarship.com
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prayer luncheon, Creswell VFW Hall, 111 S. 10th St., Creswell 97426. Sponsored by FaithWorks Fellowship. Featured speaker Greg Romine of Called to Rescue U.S.A. Music by singers David and Julia Lomond of Kingdom Entertainment. $20. proceeds benefit the VFW and Called to Rescue. 541-895-4433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.., Prayer gathering, Geiser Pollman Park on Madison Street, Baker City 97814. 541-519-6262 or email@example.com
Noon to 12:45 p.m., Prayer and singing, outside Tillamook County Courthouse, 201 Laurel St., Tillamook 97141. www.tcwpt.org
Noon to 1 p.m, Prayer gathering, Oregon State Capitol steps, 900 Court St. N.E., Salem, 97301. 541-936-2703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon to 1 p.m., Prayer gathering, outside Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas, Roseburg 97470. www.roseburghop.com
Noon to 1 p.m., Prayer gathering, Jerusalem Center, 6 Mace Road, Medford, 97501. 541-261-8743 or email@example.com
Noon to 1 p.m., Prayer gathering, Linn County Courthouse steps, 300 Fouth Ave. S.W., Albany 97322.
Noon to 1 p.m., Prayer rally, outside Josephine County Courthouse, 500 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass. 541-659-2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon to 1 p.m. Prayer gathering, Eagle Point Community Bible Church, 27 Shasta Ave., Eagle Point 97524. 541-826-2767.
Noon to 1 p.m., Prayer rally, at the flagpole behind Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave., Lake Oswego 97034.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Fourth annual National Day of Prayer Recognition hosted by the Washington County Reentry Council, Hillsboro Civic Center fountain, 150 E. Main St., Hillsboro 97123. Will be held rain or shine. Music, sharing the the reading of the official prayer for National Day of Prayer. 971-219-2872 or email@example.com
1 to 5 p.m. Prayer journey through key locations in Salem, meeting at Salem Riverfront Pavilion, 200 Water St. N.E., Salem 97301. 971-304-4034 or Tom@BoldBiblicalScholarship.com
5 to 6 p.m., Prayer gathering, Eastmont Church, 62425 Eagle Road and Neff, Bend 97701. 541-382-5822.
5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Prayer and worship, Wasco County Courthouse steps, Fifth and Washington streets, The Dalles 97058. 541-993-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6 to 8:30 p.m., Prayer gathering, dessert and fellowship, Bethany Church of Franklin, 92078 Territorial Hwy. Junction City 97448.
6 to 9 p.m., Community time of praying and singing, Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Hwy. 101, Lincoln City 97367. 541-921-7943 or email@example.com
6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Prayer service, 1438 B St., Washougal, Wash. 98671. bethelcommunitychurch.org/index.php
6:30 to 9 p.m., The Gathering, worship and prayer involving 60-plus Willamette Valley evangelical churches, Oregon State Fair-grounds Pavilion in Salem. Free admission. 858-583-0829 or 503-581-7349 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
7 to 8 p.m., Worship, music and prayer and special National Day of Prayer videos, Bethel Church, 4245 Vista Point Drive, Medford 97504. thedove.us
7 to 8 p.m., Worship and prayer, Lighthouse Worship Center, 96 S.W Second St., Ontario 97914. 541-889-7860 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 to 8 p.m., Prayer gathering, Glad Tidings Worship Center, 1007 Pine St., Klamath Falls 97601
7 to 8 p.m., Prayer gathering, Christ the Vine Lutheran Church, 18677 S.E. Hwy. 212, Damascus 97089. 503-658-5650.
7 to 8 p.m. Community prayer service sponsored by the churches of Battle Ground, Landmark Church, 1504 W. Main St., Battle Ground, Wash. 98604. 360-608-3074 or email@example.com
FRIDAY, MAY 5
7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Viewing of Leadercast Live simulcast, Youth Center at East Hill Foursquare Church, 50 N.W. Fifth St., Gresham 97030. Live from Atlanta, Ga. this is a largest one-day leadership event in the world, with speakers Andy Stanley, Molly Fletcher, Jim McKelvey, Donald Miller, Jess Ekstrom, Daniel Pink, Suzy Welch, Henry Cloud and Tyler Perry. $78. Order tickets at leadercastmthood.com. For information, contact Evan Chandler at 503-666-7133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Craft and gift fair, first of two consecutive days, Community Room at Parkview Christian Retirement Community, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., Portland 97220. Gifts, baby items, baked goods, handcrafted cards and toyrs, original artwork, jewelry, photographs and more. 503-348-1293.
Hearts of Fire International’s Identity Reborn Conference with Graham Cooke and Aaron Winter, first of two consecutive days, Central Bible Church, 8815 N.E. Glisan St., Portland 97220. $39 if registered by April 30, $45 after that date. 503-334-2535 or 503-453-0454 or www.heartsoffireintl.com
Northwest Christian Writers Renewal, first of two consecutive days, Westminster Chapel, 13646 N.E. 24th St, Bellevue, Wash. 98005. Keynote speaker is author and film producer Bill Myers. nwchristianwriters.org
Women’s conference with Allison Allen, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. A Bible teacher, Allen spent three years as a dramatic actor at Women of Faith events nationally. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
2017 Oregon Men’s Summit sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of three consecutive days, Grove Christian Camp, 37028 Shoreview Drive, Dorena 97434. This year’s summit features Dick Duerksen and Pastor Marvin Wray. 503-850-3559 or orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2017-men
Women’s retreat sponsored by Grace Baptist Church of Newberg, first of three consecutive days, Anderson Lodge, 12025 Lewis River Road, Ariel, Wash. 98603. Theme is “Deeply Rooted.” http://gbcwomensretreat.wixsite.com/2017
6 p.m., Fundraising dinner for Options 360 pregnancy centers in Clark County, Wash., Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662 Featured speaker is Sol Pitchon, son of Garmaine Pitchon, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor. Also features a special video message from Sol Pitchon’s mother. $50. 360-901-9755 or email@example.com
7 p.m., Worship Night in America with Chris Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and Jason Barton, Moda Center arena, Portland. RoseQuarter.com or AwakeningEvents.com
7:45 p.m., Young Adults Night of Worship sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Holden Convention Center on the Gladstone Park Conference Center grounds, 19800 Oatfield Road, Gladstone 97027. https://vimeo.com/208087854
SATURDAY, MAY 6
Upward Trails ministry hike on Saddle Mountain in Clatsop County. Commanding views. A 5.2-mile outing with 1,600-foot elevation gain. Dogs must be on leash. 503-333-8419.
Compassion Sandy clinic, Cedar Ridge Middle School, 17225 Smith Ave., Sandy 97055. Local churches and Compassion Connect collaborate to offer limited free medical and dental care on a first-come, first-served basis. compassionsandy.org
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Christian Women’s Connection sponsored by the Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Oak Park Community Church of God, 2990 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97305. Theme is “Pearls Strung Together.” Speaker is Lynda Taylor, an Assemblies of God pastor’s wife and a motivational speaker. $25 includes lunch. orwacog.org
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Crafters Fair to benefit Good Samaritan Ministries’ outreach in Africa, at the ministry headquarters, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Bldg. 23, Beaverton 97008. Handmade artistry, jewelry, authentic African merchandise, foods and more. 503-644-2339 or GoodSamaritanMinistries.org
11 a.m., Commencement ceremony for graduates of George Fox University’s Department of Professional Studies, Newberg Christian Church, 2305 Villa Road, Newberg 97132. www.georgefox.edu/commencement
3 to 7 p.m., Barbecue dinner and open house at Freedom House Ministries, 8613 N.E. St. Johns Road,, Vancouver, Wash. 98665. Freedom House is a residential outreach to men seeking freedom from addictions.503-347-9966.
3 and 7 p.m., Tim Hawkins and John Crist comedy tour, Crossroads Community Church, 7708 N.E. 78th St,. Vancouver, Wash. 98662. 360-256-9711 or crossroadschurch.net
5:30 p.m., Free showing of the Christian movie War Room, First Christian Church of Vancouver, 111 W. 19th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660. Also, Ice cream on sale, with proceeds toward sending kids to camp. 360-693-2519 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m., Worship Night in America with Chris Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and Jason Barton, Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene. AwakeningEvents.com
SUNDAY, MAY 7
4 p.m., Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra in concert for its 15th season, Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 S.E. Market St., Portland 97216. Free admission. 360-773-1086 or email@example.com
Evening, A Glorious Night Under the Big Top dinner and auction to benefit Agia Sophia Academy, Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St, Portland 97205. 971-238-2266 or $75. www.asagala.org
6 p.m., Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale in benefit concert, Lebanon First Assembly of God, 726 W. Oak St, Lebanon 97355 All donations go toward Mennonite Disaster Service, Willamette International and Teen Challenge. 541-791-2268 or osfchorale.weebly.com
6 p.m., Debut of Hymn Sing on first Sunday each month, Newberg Church of the Nazarene, 23177 Old Yamhill Road, Newberg 97132. 503-538-2570 or newbergnaz.org
MONDAY, MAY 8
Retirees Conference with Jerry Benjamin, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. With his Jewish upbringing adding insights to his messages, Benjamin travels extensively as an “itinerant Bible teacher.” 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
7 p.m., Free introductory session to Community Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program, Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church, 18575 S.E. Langensand Road, Sandy 97055. Identifies the causes of depression and anxiety, and how to overcome them through positive lifestyle changes. 503-567-2777 or 503-668-6144.
7 p.m., Concordia University of Portland’s Cristi Crux Vocal Ensemble and Brass Ensemble in concert, St. John Lutheran Church, 42 Alta Vista Road, Eagle Point. Free admission; freewill offering taken. nowlcms.org/events/5359
TUESDAY, MAY 9
11 a,m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Paul Koester, sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266. Koester is a marine engineer who formerly worked for the Washington ferry system and now works for the Alaska system. He also has been in ministry for three yearrs and will share an experience he had at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif. regarding the love of Jesus for His people. $10.50 for required buffet, including beverages. 503-927-0213 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
6 p.m.,, 23rd annual All About Kids Dinner to benefit Salvation Army programs for at-risk youth in the Portland metro area, Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave, Portland 97205 . RSVP at give.classy.org/allaboutkids
6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program for women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon. Theme is “Look Who’s Talking.” Guest speaker, special feature and music by Faye Pruitt, an artist, musician and ventriloquist. Moms encouraged to bring their daughters. Pruitt also will share now she learned to live again after a tragic car accident. She will be joined in song by her husband, Bill. $8.50. RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 651-259-1396 or firstname.lastname@example.org or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
Upward Trails ministry hike at the Trappist Abbey near McMinnville. An 800-foot elevation gain , and four miles round trip. 503-522-7205.
12:45 to 4:30 p.m, and 5:30 to 7 p.m., Ninth annual Birthday Party for the Homeless, Portland Rescue Mission’s Burnside Shelter, 111 W. Burnside St., Portland 97209. Music, games, gift bags and special dinner. www.portlandrescuemission.org/birthday or email@example.com
Seniorfest, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. Theme is “Encouraging Others .. Even Sinners.” Keynote speaker is Doug Dornhecker, director of the School of Christian Ministry at Northwest Christian University in Eugene. $15 by May 3, $20 after that date. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
Apple Pie Day event to promote the right to homeschool, Oregon State Capitol, Salem. Homeschool families meet with legislators. Contact is Deborah Butler, 503-873-3159 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m. Revival meetings with Bishop Staccato Powell, presiding bishop of the Western Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church, first of three consecutive evenings, First A.M.E. Zion Church, 4304 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland 97217. 503-206-4135.
THURSDAY, MAY 11
4:30 p.m., Glow Kids, a monthly meeting for young elementary-age children, First Christian Church of Vancouver, 111 W. 19th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660. This month’s theme for lessons and activities is “Learning to Honor God Through Obedience.” 360-693-2519 or email@example.com
FRIDAY, MAY 12
4:30 to 6 p.m., One Heart: PDX Friday Friendz, last session in monthly fun gatherings for third- through fifth-grade girls to promote kindness and friendship, Lake Bible Chruch, 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego 97035. $10. www.joyofit.org
7 p.m., Apologetics conference with J.P. Moreland, Craig Hazen and Alan Shlemon, first of two consecutive days, Eugene Christian School, 2895 Chad Drive, Eugene 97408. Theme is “The Certainty of Christ in an Age of Unbelief.” Continues Saturday morning. Moreland and Hazen are with Biola University in California and Shlemon’s ministry is Stand to Reason. $20 to #35. EugeneChristianSchool.com
SATURDAY, MAY 13
Upward Trails ministry bicycle outing on the Riverfront Bike Trail near The Dalles. Start at the Discovery Center Museum and ride along the Columbia River to The Dalles and back. 503-668-8950 or 503-718-7774.
Neighbor to Neighbor Day sponsored by Faith in Action of Newberg. An annual volunteer work day in the Newberg area. 503-537-1549.
8 a.m., 29th annual Newberg-Area Community Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast, Canyon Commons dining hall on George Fox University’s Newberg campus. Prayer meeting during first half-hour followed by the breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Featured speaker is Connor Taggart, an Oregon State University graduate now working with the Newberg chapter of the ministry Young Life, specifically with George Fox students. $15 individual. $175 for table sponsorship. 503-310-8727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Prison Fellowship’s annual Oregon Volunteer Conference, New Harvest Church, 4290 Portland Road, Salem 97301. Theme is “Overcoming Evil with Good.” 1-800-251-7411 or Bonnie_Cushman@pfm.org
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Deschutes wildlife hike sponsored by Creation Encounters. A leisurely 4 and 1/2 mile round-trip walk along the Lower Deschutes River in Central Oregon. Led by Steve Hayley, Marianne Pike and Citlin LaBar. Meet at the south end of the Deschutes River Campground east of The Dalles. Suggested donation of $25 for families and $15 for individuals. Includes a field book on butterflies, birds and more. Bring water and lunch. RSVP at www.creationencounter.com/tours
11 a.m to 8:30 p.m., Media on the Brain seminar with Scott Ritsema, Stone Tower Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3010 N.E. Holladay St., Portland 97232. A look at the mind-altering effects of 21st century media and how it relates to the spiritual agenda in the entertainment and advertising industries. 503-560-9920
1 p.m., Ladies Tea, Fireside Room at Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins, Newberg 97132. Served by the men of the church. $10. 503-886-9763 or email@example.com
5 p.m., 2017 Festival Concert presented by the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus, Adventist Community Church of Vancouver, 9711 N.E. St Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98665. This year’s concert features some music of the Reformation, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. The program also includes music that will be performed in Ukraine in June as part of a project with singers from Ukraine, Romania, and other countries where the chorus has established ties. oamc.org
7 p.m. Veritas School spring chorale concert, Bauman Auditorium on George Fox University’s Newberg campus. Free admission. 503-538-1962 or veritasschool.net
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Disney’s High School Musical 2 Jr., first of five performances this week, Alder Creek Middle School, 13801 S.E. Webster Road, Milwaukie 97267. Also at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets $14 adult, $10 for youth and senior citizens, or $9 each for groups of 10 or more, except for “Family Day” performance Saturday afternoon with all tickets $10 advance. Tickets for all shows $4 more at door. 360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org
SUNDAY, MAY 14
Mother’s Day. Honoring the critical, God-ordained role that all mothers play. All churches will have observances.
TUESDAY, MAY 16
11 a,m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Karlos Petit, sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266. Petit had a dramatic conversion to Christ and became drug-free after wreslting with addiction more than 10 years. He was ordained to the ministry in 2011. $10.50 for required buffet, including beverages. 503-927-0213 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
THURSDAY, MAY 18
1 p.m., 2017 Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District Assembly, first of two consecutive days, Portland First Church of the Nazarene, 6100 SW Raab Rd, Portland 97221. Theme is “Rooted.” Led by Nazarene General Superintendent J.K. Warrick and District Superintendent Stan Reeder. Friday’s schedule starts at 9 a.m.. 503-581-3850 or orpac.org
5:30 p.m., Fundraising dinner for Columbia Pregnancy Center of St. Helens. Grace Baptist Church, 58690 Ross Road, Warren 97053. 503-397-6047 or columbiapregnancycenter.com
6 p.m. StandupGirl Foundation’s Night to Remember with featured speaker Kirk Walden, Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road, West Linn 97068. From Tennessee, Walden served as chief executive officer of one of the nation’s fist pregnancy help medical clinics and founded Life Trends, a company which served more than 1,100 pregnancy centers nationally. He is currently an advancement specialist for Heartbeat International and is also a humorist, author and professional golfer. 503-304-1531 or firstname.lastname@example.org or standupgirlfoundation.org
FRIDAY, MAY 19
Spark Evangelism Training sponsored by the It Is Written television ministry, first of three consecutive days, Cottage Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church, 820 S. 10th St, Cottage Grove 97424. Led by Eric Flickinger, associate speaker for the minsitry. 503-850-3559 or 541-942-5213 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Fly Fishing Roundup for 10 years and older, first of three consecutive days, Camp Morrow, 79551 N Morrow Road, Wamic 97063. Ages 10 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Featured speaker is Rob Crandall of Oregon City, owner of Water Time Outfitters and past editor of Flyfishing & Tying Journal magazine. Guest pastor is Steve Fawver, interim pastor of Newberg Christian Curch. $135 per adult, $115 for additional people from same household. www.cffr.info
5:30 p.m., Deeper Still Ladies Conference, first of two consecutive days, Radiant Church, 215 N.W. 15th St., Newport 97365. Continues 8:30 a.m. to early afternoon Saturday. Featured speaker is Cami Whittwer of California, an ordained minister with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. $35 includes Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast. 541-336-1448 or 541-351-8141 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazing Grace Women’s Conference sponsored by the Oregon Free Methodist Conference, first of three consecutive days, Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center, 7790 Marion Road, Turner 97392. Theme is “Spa for the Soul.” Speakers are Sarah Linder, Kelly Grace and Carlene Nisley. 503-485-5110 or orcfmc.org/amazing-grace-womens-conference/
Evening, Good Samaritan Ministries’ Spring Intensive, first of three consecutive days, at the ministry office, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Bldg. 23, Beaverton 97008. Continues all day Saturday and then concludes with morning worship service Sunday. Speaker Erick Owino, a Kenya veterinarian who was a sponsored student by the ministry. 503-644-2339 or GoodSamaritanMinistries.org
7 p.m,. Annual dessert theater presented by Eagles Wings Drama Troupe, first of three shows this weekend, Eagles Wings Ministries Theater, 10902 S.E. Garrett Drive, Milwaukie 97222. Also at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. The troupe will present the family-friendly comedy The Potter and the Clay. $15. For tickets: 503-654-8471 or email@example.com
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man Jr., first of seven public performances this week, Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal, Wash. 98671, Also at 7 p.m. May 20 and 26, 2 p.m. May 21 and 27, and 2 and 7 p.m. May 28. Advance tidkets $14 adult, $10 youth and senior citizens, or $9 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets for all shows $4 more at the door. Also a school day performance at 11:30 a.m. May 24, with advance tickets $6 each for groups of 10 to 99 or $5 each for groups of 100 or more; school day tickets at the door are $8. 360-750-8550 or www.journeytheater.org
SATURDAY, MAY 20
Upward Trails ministry hike on Dog Mountain in Washington State. A challenging hike to extensive views of the Columbia River Gorge. Bring plenty of water for dogs. A 7-mile sstrenous loop. 503-718-7774 or 503-648-9267.
8:30 a.m., Steps for Life annual walkathon to benefit First Image ministry to those impacted by sexual brokenness and abortion, Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown Portland. 503-256-0808 or first-image.org
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oregon Christian Writers’ Spring One-Day Conference, Northwest Christian University, 828 E. 11th Ave., Eugene 97401. Keynote speakers are are authors and married couple Dan Kline and Kay Marshall Strom. Theme is “Rekindling Your Passion: Encouragement for the Christian Writer.” Afternoon workshops cover fiction, non-fiction, article writing, self editing, an agent’s view of publishing, marketing with MailChimp and the art of letter writing. www.oregonchristianwriters.org/spring-2017/
9 a.m., Design Science Association monthlly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.w. Vermont St, Portland 97219. Spike Psarris will speak on “The Goldlocks Cosmos.” designsciencenw.org
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. , Second annual Armed Forces Day Car Show, Baker Creek Community Church, 325 N.W. Baker Creek Road, McMinnville 97128. This event, to benefit disabled veterans, will feature more than 100 cars, motorcycles and more. Free admission. Food vendors and raffles. $15 fee to enter a vehicle; winners wil receive trophies. 971-506-2814 or 503-434-5541.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brunch sponsored by Portland Released-time Education Program (PREP4Kids), Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., Beaverton 97005. A focus on the ministry’s outreach to Portland-area schoolchildren. RSVP to 503-281-7764 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ARMS (Abuse Recovery Ministy & Services) Stomp Out Abuse event, Washington County location to be announced A fund raising run/walk to provide free domestic violence services to victims and survivors of abuse. $35 individual for 5K, $40 for 10K, or $110 per family for 5K. armsonline.org
10 a.m. to noon, Momtourage event for women, Pathway Church (formerly Greater Gresham Baptist), 3848 N.E. Division St., Gresham 97030. 503-667-1515 or email@example.com
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Ninth annual Traditional Ladies Luncheon and High Tea to benefit Thiessen Roadhouse Ministries, Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 5101 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie, 97267. $35. 503-719-1114 or Linda@
Compassion Southwest Portland clinic, Wilson High School, 1151 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Local churches and Compassion Connect collaborate to offer limited free medical and dental care on a first-come, first-served basis. compassionsw.org
1 to 3 p.m., Grand opening of ministry center for Restoration Gateway Ministries, 900 N.W. Joy Ave., Portland 97229. 503-922-0992 or rgmconnect.com
6 p.m., Community Hymn Sing sponsored by Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086. Features the “Tree’s” 150-voice choir and special guests Georgene Rice, Erin Tamblyn, Coral Walterman and Timothy Greenidge. Freewill offering taken. Preceded at 4:30 p.m. by a $10 chicken dinner. 503-557-8733 or singingchristmastree.org
6:30 p.m. Benefit banquet for Pregnancy Counseling and Information Centers of McMinnville, Lafayette and Newberg, Canyon Commons Dining Hall on George Fox University’s Newberg campus. 503-434-4400; firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, MAY 21
9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.,Silent auction and afternoon Walk for Life, sponsored by two pregnancy support centers in Salem, Parish Center at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 721 Chemeketa St. N.E. Salem 97301. Lunch available noon to 2 p.m.; walk from 2 to 3 p.m., rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Michael the Archangel & St Germaine Pregnancy Support Centers. 503-581-2229 or email@example.com
4 to 6 p.m,. Dinner and auction to benefit Mother & Child Education Center of Portland, Oaks Park Pavilion, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way, Portland 97202. Theme is “Into the Jungle.” Price of $25 increases after April 30. 503-249-5801 or momchildpdx.org
6 p.m., Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale in benefit concert, Willamette Community Church, 420 S.E. Third Ave, Albany 97321. All donations go toward Mennonite Disaster Service, Willamette International and Teen Challenge. 541-791-2268 or osfchorale.weebly.com
6 p.m., Annual concert to benefit the Pastor Dave Dougherty Scholarship Fund, Hoodview Church of God, 1530 Mount Hood Ave, Woodburn 97071. The fund is in memory of the church’s longtime pastor, who died in 2010. It will be a “Homecoming” style concert featuring Peggy Dougherty, Pastor B.J. Kuykendall, and other talented people connected to the church. 503-981-1660 or hoodviewchurchofgod.com
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community-Wide Worship sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, Morse Event Center at Northwest Christian University, 828 E. 11th Ave., Eugene 97403. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
MONDAY, MAY 22
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Herb and Crystal Taylor speaking at luncheon sponsored by the Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. From Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, the Taylors have ministered in evangelism and country and Southern gospel music throughout Canada and parts of the U.S. Crystal has written and recorded 75 songs and 11 albums in Nashville, Tenn, and has sung at The Grand Ole Opry, Calgary Stampede and more. . $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
TUESDAY, MAY 23
11 a,m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speakers Herb and Crystal Taylor, sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266. From Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, the Taylors have ministered in evangelism and country and Southern gospel music throughout Canada and parts of the U.S. Crystal has written and recorded 75 songs and 11 albums in Nashville, Tenn, and has sung at The Grand Ole Opry, Calgary Stampede and more. $10.50 for required buffet, including beverages. 503-927-0213 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, Luncheon sponsored by Brothers of Valor men’s minsitry, Broadway Coffeehouse, 1300 Broadway St. N.E.,, #100, Salem 97301. 503-482-6965 or brothersofvalor.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
1 p.m., Kindred Partners presents a golf tournament to benefit Safe Families for Children PDX, The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, 4805 S.W. 229th Ave, Aloha 97007. $200 individual player or $800 per team. Includes lunch, dinner and prize presentations. firstname.lastname@example.org
6 to 7 p.m, Tualatin author Jeanette Chaffee speaking, Orchard Hill condominiums, 7121 S.W. Sagert St., Tualatin 97062. Chaffee will discuss her book Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspiring Stories of Facing Impossible Odds, based on exclusive interviews with world-renowned Christians and her own story of surviving a terrorist bomb aboard a jet airliner in midflight. Copies of the book can be purchased at the event. Free admission. 503-612-9407 or Jeanette Chaffee.com
THURSDAY, MAY 25
8 a.m. to evening, Salem-Keizer Prayer Summit sponsored by Utah-based Light the Way Ministries, first of four consecutive days, Countryside Christian Church, 5775 McLeod Lane N.E., Keizer 97303. Continues during the same hours Friday and Saturday and concludes with a 6 p.m. service on Sunday. Evening speakers include Luke Short, Jon Thompson, Darren Summers and Gene Short. Also includes a 3:30 prayer walk today near the church and on Friday at Willamette University in Salem. Free admission; freewill offerings taken. 503-930-7168 or 801-426-9454 or LighttheWayMinistries.com (A similar event will be held May 31 through June 3 in Silverton; see calendar entry)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Freedom from Freemasonry Conference, first of four consecutive days, Restoration Gateway Ministries, 900 N.W. Joy Ave., Portland 97229. A focus on deliverance from “Masonic ritual abuse.” 503-922-0992 or rgmconnect.com
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2017 Home School Round-Up sponsored by Salem Area Christian Home School Network, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1770 Baxter Road S.E., Salem 97306 503-363-0579 or sachsn.org
Nehemiah Project, first of four consecutive days, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. A weekend of work, worship and fellowship centered on relationship-building projects. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
Memorial Day Weekend Retreat with Billy Ford, first of four consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Theme is “Being a World Changer.” Ford is senior pastor of Bouquet Canyon Church in Santa Clarita, Calif. Suggested donations, $150 adult, $75 for ages 7 to 12, $35 for ages 4 to 6 and free for age 3 and younger. 503-873-6743 or christianrenewalcenter.org
Women’s Conference with Susie Shellenberger, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. An ordained Nazarene minister, Shellenberger is author of more than 40 books that have sold more than 1.5 milllion copies combined. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents the musical Guys and Dolls Jr., first of five public performances, Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland 97221. Also at 7 p.m. May 27 and June 2 and 2 p.m. June 3 and 4. Advance adult tickets $14. Youth and senior tickets $10. Groups of 10 or more $9. May 27 show is “Family Day” performance with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. 360-750-8550 of journeytheater.org
SATURDAY, MAY 27
Upward Trails ministry bicycle outing on the level, paved Trolley Trails in Gladstone. About 15 miles. 503-668-8950 or 503-484-7998.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Book signing by Oregon author Keith Jackson, Celebration Tabernacle Church, 8131 N. Denver Ave., Portland 97217. Jackson will sign copies of his new book, Releasing the Prisoner Within — a 63-Day Recovery Program. Jackson holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and worked in the field of criminal justice for 28 years in California. www.olcoutreach.com
7 to 9 p.m,. Sing! 2016, Smith Auditorium at Willamette University, 900 State St., Salem 97301. An acapella sing-along by the full audience to timeless gospel hymns. This is the seventh annual event. Free admission; freewill offering taken. Sponsored by Local Christian Men of Salem. 1-877-946-2886 or LocalChristianMen.com
SUNDAY, MAY 28
5 p.m., Institute for Creation Science monthly meeting, Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 N.E. 148th Ave., Portland 97230. Steve Haley from Design Science Association will speak about the recently completed Ark Encounter exhibit built by Answers in Genesis in Kentucky. www.icspdx.org
7 p.m., Jam Night with sketch improvisational comedy and live music by Samantha Travis and Anders Johnson, Celebration Tabernacle church, 8131 N. Denver Ave., Portland 97217. A family-friendly show. Free admission. 503-489-7804 or Facebook.com/jamnightpdx
MONDAY, MAY 29
Memorial Day. A federal, state and local holiday in honor of those who gave their lives in service to our nation.
TUESDAY, MAY 30
11 a,m., Prayer meeting (half-hour) followed by worship and luncheon with guest speaker Greg Romine, sponsored by the Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266. Romine is pastor of Kings Church in Vancouver, Wash and co-founder with wife Cyndi of Called to Rescue, which works to rescue children from sex trafficking both in the U.S. and internationally.. $10.50 for required buffet, including beverages. 503-927-0213 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
7:30 p.m., Reading/author event for the new devotional The Listening Day by Portland-area resident Paul Pastor, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland 97209. Pastor is an alumnus of Multnomah University and Western Seminary, and he and his wife Emily serve as deacons of spiritual formation at Theophilus Church in Portland. www.pauljpastor.com
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
8 a.m. to evening, Silverton Prayer Summit sponsored by Utah-based LighttheWayMinistries.com, first of four consecutive days, daytime sessions at Main Street Bistro, 201 E. Main St, Silverton 97381 today through Friday, evening sessions and all day Saturday session at The Gathering Place (Silverton Foursquare Church), 503 N. Second St., Silverton 97381. Evening speakers include Luke Short, Jon Thompson, Darren Summers and Gene Short. Free admission; freewill offerings taken. 503-391-7264 or 503-873-3991or 801-426-9454 or LighttheWayMinistries.com
1 to 4 p.m., Pentecost celebration, Restoration Gateway Ministries, 900 N.W. Joy Ave., Portland 97229. 971-238-4744 or rgmconnect.com