NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
THURSDAY, MAY 2
National Day of Prayer. Theme of the 2019 observance is “Love One Another,” based on John 13:34. For a list of local activities in Oregon and southwest Washington, go to nationaldayofprayer.org/events
7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Keizer Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Keizer Community Center, 930 Chemawa Road N.E. Keizer 97303. This is part of the city’s annual KeizerFest. $10. 503-393-9111 or keizerchamber.com
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Apple Pie Day event to promote the right to homeschool, Oregon State Capitol, Salem. Homeschool famileis meet with legislators. Rally speakers are Jay and Heidi St. John; she is the author of seven books and the founder of The Busy Mom and MomStrong International. She and her husband also are the founders and executive directors of Firmly Planted Family Ministries, a parachurch organization equipping parents to disciple their children. www.oceanetwork.org/applepieday/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
4 p.m., Sunset Prayer Train, a steam engine railroad trip through Tillamook County as riders pray for their cities, station and nation, starting in Garibaldi and then going to Bay City and Wheeler. A 4 and 1/2- hour round trip. For free tickets: 503-842-6455 or email@example.com
FRIDAY, MAY 3
Momentum student conference sponsored by the Northwest Baptist Convention, first of two consecutive days, Pathway Church, 3848 N.E., Division St, Gresham 97030. Speaker is Brent Crowe of the Student Leadership University program in Orlando, Fla. Also features a Friday evening concert by Beautiful Eulogy. $35. 360-882-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Organic Heart Design Conference, first of three consecutive days, Felida Bible Church, 3027 N.W. 119th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98685. According to organizers, this workshop “is where you can experience the heart of Jesus as your Heavenly Bridegroom while discovering His unique design for you and deepening your intimacy with Him.” 360-573-5071
Annual Alumni Weekend at Portland Adventist Academy, first of three consecutive days, 1500 S.E. 96th Ave, Portland 97216. 503-255-8372 or paasda.org/alumni
Women’s conference with Lori Salierno, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Salierno is founder of Teach One to Lead One, an organization that aims to lead at-risk youth into a life of purpose and potential. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Open house at Mannahouse Christian Academy’s Vancouver, Wash., location for K-6 programs, 811 N.E. 112th, Vancouver 98684. 503-252-5207 or MannahouseChristianAcademy.com
5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Annual fundraising banquet for Friends of the Family ministry of Corvallis, Calvary Chapel Corvallis, 2125 N.W. Lester Ave., Corvallis 97330. 541-757-1761 or fofm.org
6 p.m., 11th annnual dinner and auction to benefit Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree, The Foundry at Oswego Pointe, 320 Oswego Pointe Drive, Lake Oswego 97034. “Early bird” ticket price of $55 through April 19. 503-557-8733 or singingchristmastree.org/events
SATURDAY, MAY 4
Morning, World Vision’s Global 6K for Water, 6-kilometer walking events at thousands of locations worldwide, including several in this region, to promote clean water in impoverished lands. Held today in Lake Oswego, Sherwood, McMinnville, Bend, Stayton, Oregon City, Newberg and Vancouver, Wash. (Held in Warren on May 11, see listing below) For details and to register go to www.teamworldvision.org.
8:45 a.m. to noon, Men’s ministry workshop led by Gil Mulder and John La Madrid, Rock Creek Christian Center, 21450 N.W. Rock Creek Blvd., Portland 97229. (Also May 11 in Vancouver, Wash., and May 25 and 26 in Echo, Ore. – see listings under those dates). 971-344-5447 or email@example.com
Homecoming and 75th anniversary celebration for Hermiston Junior Academy (Seventh-day Adventist), at the school, 1300 N.W. Academy Lane, Hermiston 97838. 541-567-8523 or 541-567-9625.
5 to 11 p.m,. Fifth annual Limitless event hosted by 24/7 Generation Church, the youth and young adults ministry of The Country Church, at the church, 16975 S. Hwy 211 Molalla, 97038. The church partners with surrounding community churches to provide a safe, inclusive atmosphere for middle school, high school, and young adults in a free evening experience. 503-829-5575.
MONDAY, MAY 6
Retirees Conference with Erwin Lutzer, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Lutzer is pastor emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago, Ill., where he served as senior pastor for 36 years, and is author of numerous books. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
TUESDAY, MAY 7
Noon and 6 p.m., Parents Rights in Education presents Mary Rice Hasson with “Should We Stay or Should We Go?” a look at how parents should view public schools today, at two different locations. The noon session is at Scappoose, Foursquare Church, 33404 S.W. JP W Rd, Scappoose 97056; the evening session is at Crowne Plaza, 14811 Kruse Oaks Drive, Lake Oswego, 97035. Hasson is an author and is with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. $19 advance, $25 at the door. www.ParentsRightsined.com
THURSDAY, MAY 9
MarriageTeam’s Marriage and Family Luncheon for pastors, U.S. Digital, 1400 N.E. 136th Ave, Vancouver, Wah. 98684. Topic is marriage support in the Church, and the vision of local pastors for marriages and families. 360-450-6042 or marriageteam.org
7 p.m., Tim Hawkins and Leland Klassen in comedy concert, first of two consecutive evening shows, Crossroads Community Church, 7708 NE 78th St, Vancouver, WA 98662. timhawkins.net
FRIDAY, MAY 10
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Northwest Reformation Summit, Jesus Pursuit Church, 2110 Santiam Hwy., Albany 97321. Speakers Bobby Haaby, Garris Elkins, Dan Mickelson, Emily Tedrow and Denny Cline. $30 includes lunch and snacks. www.jesuspursuit.
SATURDAY, MAY 11
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 28th annual Plant Sale to benefit The Salvation Army Gresham Corps, East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave., Gresham 97030. Trees, hedges, shrubs, shade plants, hydrangea, lilacs and much more. 503-661-8972, ext. 414.
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.,., Men’s ministry workshop led by Gil Mulder and John La Madrid, Salmon Creek Foursquare Church, 1313 N.E. 134th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98685 (Also May 25 and 26 in Echo, Ore. – see listings under that date). 971-344-5447 or firstname.lastname@example.org
8:45 a.m., Run Mama Run 5k/10k/Kids Run to benefit Mother and Child Education Center, Mount Tabor Park, 6220 S.E. Salmon St, Portland 97215. runmamarunpdx.org
9 a.m., World Vision’s Global 6K for Water, 6-kilometer walking events at thousands of locations worldwide, including starting at Warren Community Fellowship, 56523 Columbia River Hwy, Warren 97053, For details go to www.teamworldvision.org.
Noon, Good Samaritan Ministries’; Widows Group potluck lunch, at the ministry offices, 7929 S.W. Cirrus Drive, Bldg. 23, Beaverton 97008. Led by ministry founder Bettie Mitchell. 503-644-2339 or goodsamaritanministries.org
6 p.m. Hymn Sing with Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree choir, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086. Also presented May 18 in Beaverton (see listing below) singingchristmastree.org/events
7 p.m. Tim Hawkins in comedy concert, Elsinore Theatre, 170 High St. S.E., Salem 97301. Tickets from $24 to $79. elsinoretheatre.com
SUNDAY, MAY 12
7 p.m., Tim Hawkins and Leland Klassen in comedy concert, Salem Alliance Church, 555 Gaines St. N.E., Salem 97301. timhawkins.net
TUESDAY, MAY 14
6 to 8 p.m. The Salvation Army Portland Metro’s 25th anniversary All About Kids dinner, Governor Ballroom at Sentinel Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave, Portland 97205. Special guests include leaders of Salvation Army USA Western Territory, Commissioners Kenneth and Jolene Hodder. They serve as the territorial commander and territorial president for women’s ministries respectively for the 13 western United States, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Guam. The Hodders were Portland-area leaders 2002 to 2006. 503-794-3272 or email@example.com or portland.salvationarmy.org/portland2/all-about-kids/
6 to 10 p.m., StandUpGirl.com Foundation Gala Dinner, Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road, West Linn, 97068. 503-304-1531, 503-463-8563 or standupgirlfoundation.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
Noon, George Fox University Legacy League luncheon, Canyon Commons Dining Hall on the university’s Newberg campus. Nathanael Ankeny, music professor, will discuss the university’s jazz program as well as his ministry. $10. RSVP to 503-538-7314 or 503-927-5011.
THURSDAY, MAY 16
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Seniorfest for senior adults, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392. Featured speaker is Doug Priest. Since retiring a year and a half ago following a 40-plus year ministry with CMF International, Priest has continued his service as an elder at his church in Indianapolis, Ind. Includes lunch. OregonChristianConvention.org
Annual District Assembly for Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District, first of two consecutive days, Medford New Life Church of the Nazarene. 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford, 97504. Theme is “Together on Mission.” orpac.org
43rd Regional Convocation sponsored by the North Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, first of four consecutive days, Gladstone Conference Center, 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone 97027. Theme is “Striving and Thriving — Together in the Spirit.” 360-857-7033 or NPUC.org
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Nehemiah Project, first of three consecutive days, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392. A weekend of work, worship, fellowship around meals, and relationship-building projects. OregonChristianConvention.org
Amazing Grace Women’s Conference sponsored by the Oregon Conference of the Free Methodist Church, first of three consecutive days, Aldersgate Camp and Conference Center, 7790 Marion Road S.E., Turner 97392 www.oregonfmc.com/
Women’s retreat sponsored by Grace Baptist Church of Newberg, first of three consecutive days, Anderson Lodge, 12025 Lewis River Road, Ariel, Wash. 98603. 503-538-7468 or gbcnewberg.org
19th annual Christian Fly Fishing Retreat for men and boys age 10 and older, first of three consecutive days, Camp Morrow, 79551 N. Morrow Road, Tygh Valley 97063. Guest speaker is Craig Schuhmann, author of publications on flyflshing and director of outreach for Integral Youth Services in Klamath Falls. Guest pastor is Jared Schroeder of Lafayette Community Church. cffr.info
Women’s conference with Deanna Ramsay, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Ramsay combines humor and raw authenticity to share God’s story of love and grace. She is a wife of 17 years to a California pastor, and a mom to four children. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net.
6 p.m. Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale’s Worship Rising concert to benefit missions, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1770 Baxter Road S.E, Salem 97306. Free admission; freewill offering. 541-791-2268 or osfchorale.weebly.com
7 to 9 p.m. Fourth annual Prayer ConneXion, first of two consecutive days, Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 S.W. 135th Ave., Beaverton 97008. Continues 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Keynote speakers are Josh White, founding pastor of Door of Hope Church and Deeper Well Records in Portland, and Rick Elzinga, who was teaching pastor at Southwest Hills Baptist for 34 years. $39 per person, $69 per couple, $25 for students 12 years and older. Boxed lunch on Saturday included. 503-515-5647 or missionconnexion.com/prayer-connexion-2019/
SATURDAY, MAY 18
8 a.m.. to 3 p.m., Compassion Southwest PDX, Wilson High School, 1151 S.W. Vermont, Portland 97219. This includes a clinic of free medical and dentral services, a community services and resource fair, and a free lunch. compassionsw.org
Oregon Christian Writers’ Spring One-Day Conference, First Baptist Church of Eugene, 3550 Fox Meadow Road, Eugene 97408. Keynote speaker is Chris Fabry, host of a daily program on Moody Radio and author of more than 75 books. Www.OregonChristianWriters.org
9:15 a.m. Steps for Life run and walk to benefit First Image pregnancy care centers of Portland, Blue Lake Park, Troutdale. Two miles. The run is at 9:15, followed by the walk at 10:15. First-Image.org
10 a.m., Southern Oregon Area Spring Fellowship and Missions Rally sponsored by Friends Women Fellowship and Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, Talent Friends Church, 50 Talent Ave, Talent 97540. Keynote speaker is Dan Cammack, executive director of Evangelical Friends Mission. Also speaking is Elizabeth Todd, who is serving in the Palestinian Territory. 503-538-9419.
10 a.m. to 9:30 p.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 “Consuming Fire.” Continues 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $90. 503-668-9731 or wimministries.org
1 to 3 p.m., Walk for Life to benefit Michael and Archangel and St. Germaine Pregnancy Support Centers of Salem, starting at Blanchet High School auditorium, 4373 Market St. N.E., Salem 97301. Program including special speakers Rebcca Kiessling and Heather Hobbs from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the one-mile walk to Planned Parenthood of Salem, 3825 Wolverine St. N.E., Salem 97305, from 2 to 3 p.m., 503-581-2229.
6 p.m. The Blackwood Quartet in Southern Gospel concert, Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th St., Portland 97236. Free admission; freewill offering taken. Southerngospelpdx.com
6 p.m. Hymn Sing with Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree choir, Southwest Bible Church, 14605 S.W. Weir Road, Beaverton 97007. singingchristmastree.org/events
6:30 p.m., Annual benefit dinner for Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Clackamas County, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church,4040 Sunset Drive Lake Oswego 97035. 503-650-0153 or clackamasloveinc.org
6:30 p.m., Fundraising banquet for Pregnancy Counseling and Information Centers of Yamhill County, Calvary Chapel, 1825 N.W. Second St, McMinnville 97128 503-434-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m., Annual benefit dinner for Options 360 pregnancy centers of Clark County, Wash., Discovery Ballroom at Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. Sixth St, Vancouver, Wash. 98660. Guest speaker is Sol Pitchon, president and CEO of Florida-based New Life Solutions. 360-687-8943 or options360.org
SUNDAY, MAY 19
3 p.m. Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale’s Worship Rising concert to benefit missions, Lebanon First Assembly of God Church, 726 W. Oak St., Lebanon 97355. Free admission; freewill offering. 541-791-2268 or osfchorale.weebly.com
4 to 6 p.m. Harmony Helping Friends concert to benefit Friends of the Carpenter ministry of Vancouver, Wash., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 3500 NW 129th St, Vancouver 98685. Two choruses — Northwest Harmony Chorus, and Bridge Town Sound — performing songs from the 1920s to today, from classic jazz to current Broadway hits. Those attending are asked to bring a donation of toiletries and/or new underwear (for men & women). Free admission; freewill donations requested. friendsofthecarpenter.org
MONDAY, MAY 20
Big Little Church Conference, first of three consecutive days, Camp Lacamas Retreat and Conference Center, 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 Karl Vaters, author and pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, Calif., and Jim Jones, former pastor and founder of Valiant Leaders LLC. $99 individual, or $149 per pastoral couple, includes cabin-style lodging. www.biglittlechurch.com
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Creation Encounters’ Forest Ecology Along the Clackamas River outing, starting at the Science House at Multnomah University, 8435 N.E. Glisan St, Portland 97220, and carpooling from there. Keith Swenson, adjunct professor of natural sciences at Multnomah, will lead this trip.to the upper Clackamas River drainage in the Mount Hood.National Forest. Also offered on June 1. Suggested donation is $25 for families or $15 for an individua. www.creationencounter.com/tours
1 p.m., Third annual golf tournament to benefit Safe Families for Children of Portland, The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club,, 4805 S.W. 229th Ave, Aloha 97007. $200 includes golf, lunch and dinner plus a $50 pro-shop credit. 503-906-1027 or www.safefamiliespdx.org/golf
FRIDAY, MAY 24
Memorial Day Weekend Retreat with Wes Daughenbaugh, first of four consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Daughenbaugh is a teacher and evangelist, ordinaed with the Assemblies of God, who has preached in all 50 states and authored several books. His website is EncouragementExpert.com. 503-873-6743 or www.ChristianRenewalCenter.org
Memorial Day Conference with Matt Hannan, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Hannan recently retired as lead pastor of New Heights Church in Vancouver, Wash.and has served as a key leader in Northwest Church Planting. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
SATURDAY, MAY 25
8 to 10 a.m., Men’s ministry events led by Gil Mulder and John La Madrid, first of two consecutive days, Echo Community Church, 21 Bonanza St., Echo 97826. Today is a breakfast and teaching workshop. On Sunday Mulder and La Madrid will speak during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday School hour and in the 10:45 a.m. worship service. 971-344-5447 or email@example.com
SUNDAY, MAY 26
4 p.m. Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale’s Worship Rising concert to benefit missions, Corvallis First Baptist Church, 125 N.W. 10th St., Corvallis. 97330. Free admission; freewill offering. 541-791-2268 or osfchorale.weebly.com
MONDAY, MAY 27
Memorial Day. Honoring those who have given their lives in defense of our nation’s freedom.
TUESDAY, MAY 28
7 to 9 p.m., Compassion to Action Follow-Up Gathering, Bethesda Church, 5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98661. This is one of several such gatherings this year as a follow-up to evangelist Chris Overstreet’s Compassion to Action outreach last September at the Oregon Convention Center. firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, MAY 30
6:30 p.m., First-ever banquet sponsored by Hope 360 Pregnancy Clinic of Oregon City, Oregon City Evangelical Church, 1024 Linn Ave, Oregon City 97045. RSVP required at 503-908-1861 or hope360pc.com
6:30 to 9 p.m., Freedom from Freemasonry Workshop presented by Revelation Gateway Ministries, first of three consecutive days, with optional fourth day, Portland location to be announced. Tonight’s session, “Freemasonry and the Church,” is free admission. Fee for the general workshop Friday and Saturday is $225, and for the advanced workshop on Sunday it is $125. Admission for all three workshop days is $325 per person, or $295 per person for couples. 503-922-0992 or rgmconnected.com
FRIDAY, MAY 31
Northwest Christian Writers Renewal Conference with keynote speaker, author James Rubart, first of two consecutive days, Westminster Chapel, 13646 N.E. 24th St, Bellevue, Wash. 98005. nwchristianwriters.org
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. Speaker is Dick Duerksen, who has 45 years experience as an Adventist preacher, pastor, and administrator.541-281-3388 or glnr.in/2019ORmenssummit
Noon and 7 p.m., Fancy Friday luncheon (daytime) or dessert (evening) sponsored by Salem Leadership Foundation, Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. S.E., Salem, 97301. 503-315-8924 or www.SalemLF.org
Military and First Responder Families Conference with Jeremy Stalnecker, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Stalnecker is executive director of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families who are suffering from the unseen wounds of combat such as post-traumatic stress disorder. He served in Iraq in 2003 with the U.S. Marines. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net