TUESDAY, MAY 1
11 a.m., Bree Keyton speaking at weekly luncheon of 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, saving thousands of Pygmies from genocide. She is also a psalmist, Christian college professor, recording artist and author. $10.50 for lunch and drink. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow with Bree Keyton (see listing under May 1) speaking, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th Ave., Portland. 97236. 503-330-8484 or 503-853-5036 or email@example.com
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem Leadership Foundation’s CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Centers Luncheon, Mission Fellowship, 2315 25th St. S.E., Salem 97302. A panel discussion on foster care. 503-315-8924 or salemlf.org
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
THURSDAY, MAY 3
National Day of Prayer. Theme of the 2018 observance is “Pray for America – Unity,” based upon Ephesians 4:3, which challenges believers to mobilize unified public prayer for America, www.nationaldayofprayer.org Local activities as of press time listed here:
7 to 8:15 a.m., National Day of Prayer Breakfast, Ocean Park Community Church Fellowship Hall, 26709 Vernon Ave., Ocean Park, Wash. 98640. 360-244-0141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 to 9 a.m., Northwest Prayer Breakfast, Dooger’s Seafood & Grill, 505 Broadway, Seaside 97138. Buffet-style breakfast from 7:30 to 8 for $5, followed by prayer and singing. 503-440-4046 or email@example.com
7:30 to 9:30 a.m., 20th annual Keizer Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road N.E., Keizer 97303. $10, advance registration required at keizerchamber.com
8:30 to 9:15 a.m., Gathering at the flagpoles for prayer, outside Greater Portland Baptist Church, 17800 S.E. Main St., Portland 97233. 503-761-1136.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., National Day of Prayer luncheon, Hillside Church, 635 Holbrook Lane, Creswell 97426. Guest speaker Greg Romine of Called to Rescue. Music by David “Elvis” Lomon and Julia Lomon. $20. Sponsored by the church, Faithworks Fellowship, and Rainbow West Christian Supply. $20. 541-658-5416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon to 12:45 p.m., National Day of Prayer service, Eagle Point Community Bible Church, 27 S. Shasta Ave., Eagle Point 97524. 541-879-0048 or email@example.com
Noon to 1 p.m., National Day of Prayer meeting sponsored by the Lower Umpqua Ministerial Association, Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport 97467. 541-271-4414 or Pastorterry@myycomspan.com
Noon to 1 p.m., National Day of Prayer observance, parking lot behind Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 “A” Ave., Lake Oswego 97034. Covered area in case of rain. 503-720-3267 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon to 1 p.m., National Day of Prayer service, Westside Vineyard Church, 5656 S.W. Humphrey Blvd., Portland 97221. 503-690-6779.
Noon to 1 p.m., National Day of Prayer observance, Josephine County Courthouse, 500 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass 97526.
Noon to 1 p.m., National Day of Prayer observance, Linn County Courthouse steps, 300 Fourth Ave. S.W., Albany 97322
Noon to 8 p.m., Nine churches from the Portland metro area uniting in prayer, with each church coordinating one hour, Maranatha Church of God, 4222 N.E. 12th Ave., Portland 97211. 503-288-7241.
2 p.m., National Day of Prayer event, King City Clubhouse, 15245 SW 116th Ave, King City 97224. 503-620-2161 or email@example.com
5:30 to 6:30 p.m., National Day of Prayer observance, on steps of Wasco County Courthouse, Fifth and Washington streets, The Dalles 97058. Music by Sonrise Academy. 541-993-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6 to 8 p.m., National Day of Prayer observance, Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Hway 101, Lincoln City 97367
6:30 to 8 p.m., National Day of Prayer service, River Hills Church, 1217 S.E. Fourth St., Gresham 97080. 503-665-5744 or email@example.com
6:30 to 8 p.m., National Day of Prayer service, Grace Point Christian Church, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Prayer stations set up to focus on government leaders, the military, education, law enforcement and first responders, missions agencies, family and children, and more. www.gracepointvancouver.org
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., National Day of Prayer gathering sponsored by Beaverton Moms in Prayer, 5525 S.W. Menlo Drive, Beaverton 97005. 503-704-6471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 to 8 p.m. National Day of Prayer gathering, Journey Community Church, 304 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, Wash. 98607. 360-521-9912 or email@example.com
7 to 8 p.m. National Day of Prayer observance, Christ the Vine Lutheran Church, 18677 S.E. Hwy 212, Damascus 97089. Scout color guard; choir and brass ensemble leading patriotic hymns. Veterans honored. Led by Pastor Kris Morris. www.christthevinelutheran.org
7 to 8:30 p.m., National Day of Prayer gathering, Hermiston Christian Center, 1825 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston 97838. 541-571-5081 or Looperenterprises@gmail.com
OTHER EVENTS ON MAY 3:
5:45 p.m., Spring fundraising banquet for Friends of the Family ministry of Corvallis, Suburban Christian Church, 2760 S.W. 53rd St., Corvallis 97333. Theme is “Building a Legacy.” 541-757-1761 or fofm.org
6:30 to 8 p.m. Spring dessert banquet to benefit Quaker Cove camp near Anacortes, Wash., Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 S.W. Main St., Sherwood 97140. Features appetizers and desserts by camp staff and live music. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-899-8269 or quakercove.com
7 p.m. The Future Tour with Jordan Feliz, Blanca, For All Seasons and Archers Rise in concert, Portland Christian Center, 5700 S.W. Dosch Road, Portland 97239 $17.50 to $45. LMGconcerts.com
7 to 9:30 p.m., Social hour sponsored by Serving Our Neighbors and Marketplace Coalition, 7307 S.W. Beveland St., Suite 200, Tigard 97223. Formally launching in June, the Marketplace Coalition is taking the place of the former Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest. RSVP to 503-515-5647 or email@example.com
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Women’s conference with Liz Curtis Higgs, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Higgs is the author of more than 30 books, including the best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible series. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
Men’s retreat sponsored by Estacada First Baptist Church, first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp, Rockaway Beach. $150. 503-630-5325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6 p.m., The King’s Heralds quartet in concert, Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th Ave., Portland 97236. No ticket required; freewill offering taken. southerngospelpdx.com
SATURDAY, MAY 5
Upward Trails ministry’s hike up the Clackamas River to Pup Creek Falls. A 7.6-mile moderate hike with 1,050-foot elevation gain. 360-513-9244 or 503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Epicenter Conference with John Wecks, Heritage Bible Church, 193 N. Welcome Slough Road, Cathlamet, Wash. 98612. A Biblical study of the future of the world, the Middle East and the Church. Wecks is a retired professor of theology at Multnomah University in Portland. $15, 360-795-7854 or hbcpugetisland.com
Women’s gathering sponsored by Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, Clackamas Park Friends Church, 8120 S.E.Thiessen Road Oak Grove 97267. 503-538-9410 or nwfriends.org
5 p.m., Via Veritas dinner and live/silent auction to benefit Ve-ritas School of Newberg, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. She-ridan St., Newberg 97132. $35. 503-888-3985 or VeritasSchool.net
6 p.m., Portland West Side Hymn Sing sponsored by Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree, Southwest Bible Church, 14605 S.W. Weir Road, Beaverton 97007. Another hymn sing will be held on the East Side on May 12 at another location (see listing below) www.singingchristmastree.org
SUNDAY, MAY 6
5 and 7 p.m., Christians United for Israel presents World War II Holocaust survivor Irving Roth speaking, Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6550 S.E. Alexander St., Hillsboro 97123. 503-642-2003 or 541-476-6827.
MONDAY, MAY 7
Retirees Conference with Stuart Briscoe, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center, The author of more than 40 books, Briscoe is a minister-at-large for Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisc. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
7 p.m., The Stones That Cry Out, a presentation by Daegeuk Nam on the Old Testament, first of six consecutive evenings, Stone Tower Seventh-day Adventist Chruch, 3010 N.E. Holladay St., Portland 97232. Nam teaches at Sahmyook University in Seoul, Korea. He holds a doctorate in Biblical studies from Andrews University. Topics this week include the date of the Exodus, King Cyrus, King Hezekiah, The Pool of Gibeon, King David and The Hittites. 503-232-6018.
6 p.m., Mel Novak speaking at Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Food and fellowship during first hour, followed by meeting at 7. An actor, Novak also has ministered in prisons and Skid Row missions. He says more than 150,000 have met Christ through his preaching. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, MAY 8
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem-area pastors’ prayer luncheon, Salem Heights Church, 375 Madrona Ave. S., Salem 97302. To celebrate and explore what God is doing in the community. 503-588-0403 or email@example.com.
Noon, Christian United for Israel presents a pastors’ luncheon with World War II Holocaust survivor Irving Roth speaking, Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene 97401. 541-476-6827.
Spring Inland Empire Pastor’s Conference sponsored by the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, first of two consecutive days, 515 S.W. Seventh St., Hermiston 97838. Theme is “Reflections on the Future of Pastoral Ministry.” 541-571-6085 or nowlcms.org
6 p.m., Standupgirl.com Gala Dinner, Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. S.E., Salem 97301. 503-304-1531 or standupgirlfoundation.org
6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program for women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355. Theme is “Gifts from Around the World.” Lynn Brubaker from Et Cetera Shop in Lebanon will talk about handcrafted items from the Third World. Also, Donna Kilgore from Baker City will share how an “Extreme Makeover” changed her viewpoint. $8.50. RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
7 p.m., Missouri-based HaYavel presents the Love and Purity Tour with Brayden and Tali Waller, Clark County Holiness Camp, 6407 N.E. 105th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98662. 714-454-6845 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hayovel.com
7 p.m., Christians United for Israel presents World War II Holocaust survivor Irving Roth speaking, Crossfire World Outreach Ministries, 942 28th St., Springfield 97477. 541-686-5433 or 541-476-6827.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
12:15 p.m., Groundbreaking ceremony on expansion of Hope Pregnancy Clinic, 2630 Market St. N.E., Salem 97301. A ribbon cutting and open house is planned in September. 503-364-2464 or hopepcsalem.org or hopeforsalem.org
1 to 3 p.m.. Pure Faith Ministries presents a Christian homeschool skate party, Gresham Skate World, 1220 N.E. Kelly Ave, Gresham 97030. Skating to Christian music. $4.50. 503-896-4441.
7 p.m., Christians United for Israel presents World War II Holocaust survivor Irving Roth speaking, Calvary Chapel, 269 W. Harbeck Road, Grants Pass 97527. 541-476-6827.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Building HOPE Benefit Luncheon, a fundraiser for Open House Ministries shelter of Vancouver, Wash., Warehouse 23, 100 Columbia St., No. 102, Vancouver 98660. $65. 360-356-3770 or www.sheltered.org
11:30 to 1 p.m., Union Gospel Mission of Salem’s free informational luncheon for the local faith community, Founder’s Room at Roth’s Fresh Market, 1130 Wallace Road N.W., Salem 97304. Mission Executive Director Dan Clem and his staff will outline the mission’s visiion to better serve the homeless. RSVP to 503-967-6388 or email@example.com
Noon, Christian United for Israel’s pastors’ luncheon with World War II Holocaust survivor Irving Roth speaking, Black Bear Diner, 1465 NE Third St, Bend 97701. 541-476-6827.
5:30 p.m., Evening of Tribute presented by Center for Leadership & Ethics of Northwest Christian University, Eugene Hilton, 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene 97401. Awards to be presented to businesspeople Joe and Cathleen Karcher, Rexius Inc., and The Relief Nursery. www.nwcu.edu/alumnifriends/evening-of-tribute/
7 p.m., Christians United for Israel presents World War II Holocaust survivor Irving Roth speaking, Faith Christian Center, 1049 N.E. 11th St., Bend 97701. 541-382-8274 or 541-476-6827.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
Family Camp, first of three consecutive days, Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch, 1 Muddy Road, Antelope 97001. 541-489-3100 or Washingtonfamilyranch.younglife.org
7 p.m., Marriage God’s Way conference with pastor and author Scott LaPierre, first of two consecutive days, Embassy Suites Washington Square, 9000 S.W. Washington Square Road, Tigard 97223. Concludes at 5 p.m. Saturday. $69. 503-468-7054.
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents The Seussifcation of Romeo and Juliet, first of three public performances this weekend, Washington School for the Blind, 2214 E. 13th St, Vancouver, Wash. 98661. Also at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Advance tickets $12 adult or $10 youth and senior citizens. $4 more if at the door. 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
7:30 p.m., Annual dessert theater presented by Eagles Wings Drama Troupe, Eagles Wings Ministries Theater, 10902 S.E. Garrett Drive, Milwaukie 97222. Five comical but also thought-provoking skits. $15. 503-654-8471 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.eaglesaint.net
SATURDAY, MAY 12
Upward Trails ministry’s bicycle outing on the Fanno Creek Trail System on Portland’s Westside. Mostly level and paved. A 10-mile trek. 503-668-8950 or 503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plant sale to benefit The Salvation Army Gresham Corps, East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave., Gresham 97030. Trees, hedges, and shade plants donated from local nurseries and offered at wholesale prices. 503.661.8972, ext. 414.
9 a.m., Run Mama Run PDX run, walk or stroller outing to benefit Mother and Child Education Center of Portland, Mount Tabor Park in southeast Portland. Kids run at 8, followed by adult 5K stroller-friendly run/walk and 10K run/walk at 9:30. $49 online registration or $55 on day of event for 10K; $10 less for 5K. runmamarunpdx.org
9 a.m. to noon, Better Dads and Extending Grace Ministries presents Courageous Moms: Raising Boys to Become Good Men, Warner Pacific University’s Mount Tabor campus, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., Portland 97215. Presented by bestselling author Rick Johnson of Better Dads, with stories, film clips, examples and small group interaction to sharpen both a mom’s and dad’s skills and a mom’s understanding of boys in the process of becoming men. Free childcare and activities for ages 3 to 11. $25, and dads are welcome, Partial scholarships available. RSVP at 503-665-2761.
10 a.m., Fundraising brunch for Saint Child maternity home of Washington County, Cedar Hills Baptist Church, 12208 N.W. Cornell Road, Beaverton 97229. Theme is “Celebrate Motherhood.” RSVP to 503-648-4227 or email@example.com
6 p.m., Portland East Side Hymn Sing sponsored by Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree, Southwest Bible Church, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086. www.singingchristmastree.org
6:30 to 8 p.m., Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Clackamas County annual benefit dinner, Trinity Lutheran Chruch, 16000 S. Henrici Road, Oregon City 97045. Theme is “Restoring Our Community Together.” Guest speaker is Nancy Ide, Oregon City commissioner. 503-655-4223, ext. 2 or info@Clackmasloveinc.org
SUNDAY, MAY 13
Mother’s Day. Celebrating the critical role that mothers play. All churches will have observances.
MONDAY, MAY 14
7 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., Ascent morning and evening prayer gatherings sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, first of five different locations this week, Grace Community Fellowship, 989 Country Club Road, Eugene 97401. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
OREGON PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
TUESDAY, MAY 15
Oregon Primary Election Day. Ballots must be submitted by 8 p.m.
7 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., Ascent morning and evening prayer gatherings sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, second of five different locations this week, Wilamette Christian Center, 2500 W. 18th Ave., Eugene 97402. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
6 p.m., 24th annual All About Kids fundraising dinner to benefit Salvation Army programs in the Portland area, Sentinel Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland 97205. allaboutkidspdx.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
7 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., Ascent morning and evening prayer gatherings sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, third of five different locations this week, The Box (college ministry of First Baptist Church of Eugene) 661 E. 19th Ave., Eugene 97401. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
9:30 to 11 a.m., Vancouver Women’s Connection brunch, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. Theme is “A Fresh Perspective.” Melissa Eyster of OrganizerPro will present “The Top Ten Tips for Getting Your Home Organized.” Also, author Diane Bassett will speak on “Golden Seed Gardening”—sowing seeds leading to a rewarding harvest. $21. RSVP to 360-892-5523 or 253-254-4208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, MAY 17
7 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., Ascent morning and evening prayer gatherings sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, fourth of five different locations this week, Twin Rivers Church, 1660 Mohawk Blvd, Springfield 97477. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
Seniorfest, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392. Keynote speaker Clark Tanner, regional director for PastorServe Inc., and former longtime pastor of Beaverton Christian Church. Also speaking are longtime Portland radio personality Bob Miller and his wife, Shirley. Today he is the trolley conductor in Astoria and gives tours of that city. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
5:30 p.m., Annual fundraising banquet for Columbia Pregnancy Centers in St. Helens and Rainier, Grace Baptist Church, 58690 Ross Rd, Warren/St. Helens 97053. 503-397-6047 or columbiapregnancycenter.com
6:30 p.m., Salem Area Christian Home School Network’s annual Homeschool Round-up, Salem First Baptist Church, 395 Marion St. N.E., Salem 97301. Information on local activities and programs. Break-out sessions, question-and-answer panel. Free; donations accepted email@example.com or sachsn.org
FRIDAY, MAY 18
7 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., Ascent morning and evening prayer gatherings sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, fifth of five different locations this week, Riviera Baptist Church, 3071 River Road, Eugene 97404. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
Nehemiah Project, first of three consecutive days, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392. A weekend of work, worship, fellowship and relationship-building projects. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
2 p.m., Prophets, Priests & Poets, a conference on worship with speakers Sean Beucht and Chris DuPre, first of two consecutive days, Jesus Pursuit Church, 2110 Santiam Hwy SE, Albany 97322. Continues starting 10 a.m. Saturday. 541-924-0883 or jesuspursuit.org
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 “Woven Together.” gbcwomensretreat.wixsite.
Women’s conference with Poppy Smith, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. A native of Britain, Smith has written six books on living spiritually successful and fulfilling lives. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
16th annual Christian Fly Fishing Roundup, first of three consecutive days, Pine Hollow Reservoir near Wamic. For men and boys ages 10 and older. cffr.info
5:30 to 9 p.m., Michael Jr. Christian comedy show at Chehalem Cultural Center to benefit Helping Hands Re-entry Outreach Centers, 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg. 97132. Sponsored by Northside Community Church of Newberg and Newberg Ace Hardware. $75 includes dinner and show. 503-538-5460 or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
6:30 to 9 p.m., Marriage Matters retreat, first of two consecutive days, Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, Estacada 97023. Concludes 4 p.m. Saturday. 503-630-5325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m. Blackwood Quartet in concert, Tri-City Baptist Temple, 18025 Webster Road, Gladstone 97027. Free admission; freewill offering taken. 503-655-9326.
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents the musical Fiddler on the Roof, first of six performances this month, Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal, Wash. 98671. Also at 7 p.m. May 19 and 25, and 2 p.m. May 20, 26 and 27. Advance tickets $12, or $10 for youth and senior citizens, except for May 19 show when all tickets are $10 advance. Tickets for all shows $4 more if bought at the door. 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
7 to 8:30 p.m., Defending Key Doctrines: Canon and Deity of Christ, a seminar with Rob Pryor, Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 S.W. 135th Ave., Beaverton 97008. Pryor is a member of the church’s apologetics ministry and holds a master of divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. 503-524-8686.
7 to 10 p.m., Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, with Phil Gungor, first of two consecutive days, Family Life Church, 502 S. St. Paul Hwy., Newberg 97132. Continues 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. $35. markgungor.com/collections/live-events
Oregon Conference of the Free Methodist Church presents the Amazing Grace Women’s Conference, first of three consecutive days, Aldersgate Camp and Conference Center, orcfmc.org/
7:30 p.m., ComedySportz Hour to benefit George Fox University scholarships, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. Two professional comedy teams battling for laughs and points from a referee. Comedy based on fan suggestions, and fans control the outcome. Suitable for families. $12 tickets at George Fox box office or georgefox.edu/alumni/events. Ages 12 and younger admitted free. 503-537-2323 or email@example.com
SATURDAY, MAY 19
Upward Trails ministry’s hike at the Sandy River Park. About 3 miles with 600-foot elevation gain. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
Woodworker Show & Tell sponsored by Friends of the Carpenter ministry of Vancouver, Wash., at The Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St., Vancouver 98665. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org
8 a.m. Steps for Life walk/run sponsored by First Image. A choice of a 5k run, 2 mile walk or 10-meter stroller dash to support this pro-life ministry, Blue Lake Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive, Fairview 97024. first-image.org/SFL
Stomp Out Abuse 5K/10K Run/Walk to benefit ARMS (Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services), starting at Evergreen Christian Center, 4400 N.W. Glencoe Road, Hillsboro 97124. Www.IamAthlete/events/StompOutAbuse
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oregon Christian Writers’ Spring One-Day Conference, First Baptist Church of Eugene, 3550 Fox Meadow Road, Eugene 97408 Theme is “Trustworthy and True: Words of Redemption for Our World.” Keynote speaker is Terry Glaspey, author and a senior acquisitions editor at Harvest House Publishers in Eugene. www.OregonChristianWriters.org
World Vision’s Global 6K for Water, a six-kilometer walk or run to support World Vision’s efforts to bring clean water to needy areas throughout the world, Oregon locations include Canby, Lake Oswego, Newberg, Damascus, Warren, Beaverton, Sherwood, Oregon City, Bend, McMinnville, Klamath Falls, Corvallis, Monmouth, Roseburg and Redmond. Also taking place in Battle Ground, Wash. For details go to www.worldvision6k.org
9 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Keith Swenson will speak on the Mt. St. Helens biological recovery. 503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org
9 a.m. to noon, 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 Jan Stahl, prayer pastor for City Harvest Church in Vancouver, Wash. She does prayer walks in dangerous parts of the world. 360-606-7812 or fgbmfamerica.org
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Spring brunch for Prep4Kids (Portland Released-Time Education Program), Clackamas Bible Church, 15655 S.E. Johnson Road, Clackamas. 97015. RSVP to 503-281-7764 or firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Singles One-Day Event with Karl Haffner, Holden Convention Center at Gladstone Park Seventh-day Adventist Conference Center, 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone 97027. Pastor of Kettering (Ohio) Adventist Church and author of 14 books, Haffner will speak on “Created in Jesus to Do Good Works.” $35 includes lunch. RSVP at orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles.
10 a.m., Word in Motion Ministries women’s conference, first of two consecutive days, Shilo Inn Portland Airport, 11707 N.E. Airport Way, Portland 97220. Theme is “Thy Will Be Done.” Today the conference runs until 9:30 p.m. with lunch and dinner breaks, and on Sunday it continues from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $90. wimministries.org
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Walk for Life to benefit Michael the Archangel and St. Germaine Pregnancy Support Centers of Salem, starting at parish center of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Center and Cottage streets, Salem 97301. Approximately 1.5 miles and for all ages, and will take place rain or shine. Lunch available noon to 2 p.m. 503-581-2229 or email@example.com
11 a.m. to noon, Ascent citywide prayer in Eugene-Springfield sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, simultaneously at summits of Skinner Butte, Spencer Butte, Kelly Butte and Mount Pisgah. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
1 to 5 p.m., Open house and barbecue at Freedom House Ministries, 8613 N.E. St Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98665. Free admission. 503-347-9966,
6 p.m., The Blackwood Quartet in concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beavercreek 97004. Free admission; freewill offering taken. Southerngospelpdx.com
6:30 p.m., 29th annual fundraising banquet for the Pregnancy Counseling and Information Centers in Yamhill County, Calvary Chapel, 1825 N.W. Second St., McMinnville 97128. The ministry operates centers in McMinnville, Lafayette and Newberg. 503-434-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6:30 p.m, Men’s Fire, a gathering around the campfire for both men and boys and a pulled pork sandwich meal, field on the south side at Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins, Newberg 97132. 503-538-0440 or northsidenewberg.org
SUNDAY, MAY 20
10:45 a.m., The Blackwood Quartet in Southern gospel concert, Solid Rock Baptist Church, 8510 S.E. Battin Road, Happy Valley 97086. Free admission; freewill offering taken. 503-771-8395 or email@example.com
4 to 6 p.m., Northwest Harmony Chorus and Bridge Town Sound in benefit concert for Friends of the Carpenter ministry of Vancouver, Wash., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 3500 N.W. 129th St, Vancouver 98685. Two choruses performing songs of every era from the 1920s to the present, in a “barbershop” style. $30. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org
6 p.m., Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale concert, Willamette Community Church, 420 S.E. Third Ave., Albany 97321. An annual event to benefit Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge, Mennonite Disaster Service and Willamette International Relief Programs. Free; freewill offering taken. osfchorale.weebly.com
6 p.m., The Blackwood Quartet in concert, Life Spring Church, 9165 Portland Road N.E., Brooks 97305. 503-393-2155.
6:30 p.m., Ascent community-wide worship and prayer gathering sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, Wilamette Christian Center, 2500 W. 18th Ave., Eugene 97402. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
6:30 to 8:30 p.m,. Oregon Life United presents Speak Life with Gianna Jessen, a survivor of late-term abortion, Calvary Corvallis church, 2125 N.W. Lester Ave., Corvallis 97330. Jessen will challenge attendees to be a voice for pregnant women and their pre-born babies. Additionally, a personal testimony will be shared about finding healing and forgiveness after abortion. Free admission. Get tickets at www.oregonlifeunited.org/speaklife
MONDAY, MAY 21
Northwest Baptist Convention’s Oasis Retreat for pastors, vocational church staff and their spouses, first of three consecutive days, Seaside Civic and Convention Center, 415 First Ave, Seaside 97138. Led by Mark Dance, director of LifeWay Pastors, and his wife, Janet, and Randy Adams, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention, and his wife, Paula. Worship music by Resonate Band. www.nwbaptist.org/event/oasis-retreat/
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ron Eyestone 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. Eyestone is active in the fellowship’s Godmobile evangelistic outreach. $10.50 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax, and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
6:30 to 8:30 p.m,. Oregon Life United presents Speak Life with Gianna Jessen, a survivor of late-term abortion, St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church, 2450 N.E. 27th St., Bend 97701. Jessen will challenge attendees to be a voice for pregnant women and their pre-born babies. Additionally, a personal testimony will be shared about finding healing and forgiveness after abortion. Free admission. Tickets at www.oregonlifeunited.org/speaklife
Evening, Big Little Church Conference, first of three consecutive days, Camp Lacamas, 2025 N.E. Goodwin Road, Camas, Wash. 98607. A focus on how small churches are not necessarily a problem to be fixed, but a strategy God wants to use. Keynote speakers are authors Karl Vaters and Drew Dyck. $69 single registration or $99 pastor/leader pair registration. Lodging is free. www.biglittlechurch.com
TUESDAY, MAY 22
11 a.m., Tom Taylor speaking at weekly luncheon of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266. Taylor is former pastor of Dwelling Place in Milwaukie and a worship leader. $10.50 for lunch and drink. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
6 p.m., Standupgirl.com Gala Dinner, Oregon Golf Club 25700 S.W. Pete’s Mt RdWest Linn 97068. 503-304-1531, standupgirlfoundation.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
1 p.m., Golf tournament to benefit Kindred Partners and Safe Families for Children PDX, The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, 4805 S.W. 229th Ave, Aloha 97007. $200 per player or $800 per team includes golf, lunch, dinner and a $50 pro-shop credit. safefamiliespdx.org/golf or kindredpartners.org
FRIDAY, MAY 25
Noon to 1:30 p.m, Mosaix PDX Multiethnic Church Network, Multnomah Biblical Seminary, 8435 N.E. Glisan St, Portland. Fellowship, prayer, discussion of the book Multiethnic Conversations by Mark DeYmaz and Oneya Okuwobi. Bring lunch, coffee provided. 503-539-5664.
Memorial Day Conference with Art Azurdia, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center, Azurdia is senior minsiter of word and worship at Trinity Church in Portland and director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Western Seminary in Portland. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
Memorial Day Weekend Retreat with Peter Iliyn, first of four consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Iliyn was born in Paraguay and raised in the Russian culture and language and earned a degree in engineering. He has ministered in more than 75 nations with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and has authored Out of the Far Corner, the story of his father, who testified of being miraculously led out of Russia by God. Suggested donation: $150/adult, $75/ages 7-12, $35/ages 4-6, age 3 and younger free. christianrenewalcenter.org
SATURDAY, MAY 26
Upward Trails ministry’s hike on Saddle Mountain State Park near the north Oregon coast. A 5.2-mile outing with 1,620-foot elevation gain. Dogs on leash. 503-718-7774 or upwardtrails.com
9 a.m., Monthly free breakfast, First A.M.E. Zion Church, 4304 N. Vancouver Ave, Portland 97217. Free clothing also available. 503-206-4135. 9 a.m., Monthly free breakfast, First A.M.E. Zion Church, 4304 N. Vancouver Ave, Portland 97217. Free clothing also available. 503-206-4135.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monthly meeting of Lane County chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Izzy’s Restaurant, 950 Seneca Road, Eugene 97402. 541-870-2173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, MAY 27
Institute for Creation Science meeting, Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 N.E. 148th Ave., Portland 97230. Mark Roman of “Charles Was Wrong” Ministries will present, “Moses! He’s Back to Set the Record Straight!” Free admission; freewill donations accepted. email@example.com
MONDAY, MAY 28
Memorial Day. A holiday honoring those who have given their lives in serving to our nation.
TUESDAY, MAY 29
11 a.m., Jack Kimberllin speaking at weekly luncheon of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266. Kimberlin is a businessman and assistant pastor of Faith Foursquare Church in Vancouver, Wash. $10.50 for lunch and drink. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
THURSDAY, MAY 31
6:30 to 8:30 p.m,. Oregon Life United presents Speak Life with former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, Calvary Baptist Church, 3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles 97058. Johnson and other speakers will challenge attendees to be a stronger voice for pregnant women and their pre-born babies. A testimony will be shared about finding healing after abortion. Free admission. Tickets at www.oregonlifeunited.org/speaklife
7:30 p.m., Third Day’s Farewell Tour concert, Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center, Portland. ThirdDay.com