WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting with featured speaker Bree Keyton, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th St., Portland 97236. Keyton ministers in “power evangelism” and with an apostolic/prophetic call. She is the author of several books, a psalmist, and a recording artist. Currently, her primary focus is on the desperately urgent rescue missions she is leading for Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo. firstname.lastname@example.org
11 a.m., Funeral for the Unborn, on the lawn at the west end of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. This is one of similar events taking place today at state capitals nationwide, calling God’s people to repentance and healing. Includes a brief message from a pastor, brief sharing of post-abortion testimonies, some songs, and prayer. Nationally, this is sponsored by Holy Nation Ministries, an outreach headed by Kim Chadwell of Kentucky, and is locally hosted by Oregon Life United, Pray Oregon, Salem House of Prayer and other local organizations and churches. www.holynation.world
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem Leadership Foundation’s CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Network monthly luncheon, Salem First Presbyterian Church, 770 Chemeketa St. N.E., Salem 97301. This month’s topic is safety, with presenters from Liberty House, Center for Hope and Safety and Calvary Chapel. 503-315-8924 or salemlf.org
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. There are more than 110 events prayer rallies and other special events today throughout Oregon and southwest Washington — too numerous to be listed here. For the full list, go to nationaldayofprayer.org/events. Among them are several special breakfasts, luncheons and other events, which are listed here:
6:15 to 8:30 a.m., NDOP Breakfast, Redmond Community Church, 237 N.W. Ninth, Redmond 97756. $6.
6:30 to 9 a.m., Fourth annual Central Oregon Prayer Breakfast, Riverhouse Convention Center on the Deschutes, 3075 N. Hwy. 97, Bend 97701. Featured speaker is Kevin Palau, president of the Luis Palau Association. https://eaglemountain.global/calendar/
7:30 to 9 a.m., NDOP Breakfast, Dooger’s restaurant, 505 Broadway, Seaside 97138. $5. 503-440-3053 or email@example.com
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 to 9 a.m. Rainier Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Rainier Community Church of God, 321 West C St., Rainier 97048. Free.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. NDOP Luncheon, Hillside Church, 635 Holbrook Lane, Creswell 97426. Speaker is Pastor Ed Glaspey. $20. 541-658-5416 or 541-895-3352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3:30 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
6 to 8 p.m., NDOP Dessert, Veneta Alliance Church, 25251 Hunter Road, Veneta 97487. 541-935-2831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER EVENTS FOR MAY 2
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 email@example.com
Noon to 1 p.m., Third annual luncheon for Brothers of Valor Mentoring of Salem, Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. S.E, Salem 97301. Brothers of Valor works to counteract the effects of fatherlessness. Free. RSVP at 503-508-4757 or 503-507-1264 or brothersofvalor.org/luncheon
6:30 p.m., Disaster Preparedness Class, Castle Rock Adventist Church, 7531 Old Pacific Hwy. N., Castle Rock, Wash. 98611. 360-274-6090.
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
Coaches Couples Getaway sponsored by the Western Oregon Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, first of three consecutive days, Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego, 14811 Kruse Oaks Drive, Lake Oswego 97035. Guest speakers are Bryan and Tracy Dwyer of Alpine Church in Utah and pursueGod.org. www.pdxfca.org/couplesgetaway
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., 25th anniversary celebration and 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
7 p.m., Free information meeting about the ministry of International Association of Healing Rooms, God’s Lighthouse, corner of Highway 101 and Eighth, Garibaldi 97118. 503-842-6317 or email@example.com or www.healingrooms.com
7 p.m., Amy Barnes Comedy Show, Tigard Christian Church, 13405 S.W. Hall Blvd, Tigard 97223. A Northwest resident, Barnes tours nationally with her show. Followed by a fellowship hour, photos and beverages, desserts, and snacks from Lugano’s Café. $20; $15 each for groups of five or more. kpdq.com
7 to 8:15 p.m. Undergraduate baccalaureate service for George Fox University spring 2019 graduates, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. 503-554-2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MAY 4
Upward Trails ministry’s hike to se the flower display on Saddle Mountain in northwest Oregon. A 5.2-mile outing with 1,600-foot elevation gain that offers commanding views of the coast. Participants asked to not bring their dogs. 503-644-0065 or upwardtrails.com
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.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Training for the ministry of International Association of Healing Rooms, God’s Lighthouse, corner of Highway 101 and Eighth, Garibaldi 97118. $25 individual or $40 per couple; payment can be deferred if needed. 503-842-6317 or email@example.com or www.healingrooms.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
9 to 10:30 a.m., Promotional brunch sponsored by Firm Foundation in Christ Ministries, Luis Palau Association headquarters, 1500 N.W. 167th Place, Beaverton 97006. Focus is on training to church leaders from communist Eritrea. 503-614-1588 or www.fficm.org
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.
2:30 p.m., Spring commencement ceremony for traditional undergraduates at George Fox University, Stoffer Family Stadium on the Neweberg campus. 503-538-8383 or georgefox.edu
5 p.m., Portland Adventist Academy Alumni and Gospel Choir Concert, at the school, 1500 SE 96th Ave, Portland 97216. 503-255-8372 or paasda.org/alumni
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 other local churches to provide a safe, inclusive atmosphere for middle school, high school, and young adults in a free evening experience. 503-829-5575.
7 p.m., Lighting the Way promotional dinner for My Father’s House shelter of Gresham, Embassy Suites Portland Airport, 7900 N.E. 82nd Ave, Portland 97220. Current and past residents of the shelter will share their stories. Adults only. Tickets required; phone 503-492-3046, ext. 224.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
6:30 p.m., One community-wide worship sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, Willamette Christian Center, 2500 W. 18th Ave, Eugene 97402. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
MONDAY, MAY 6
7:30 to 10 a.m. Informational breakfast meeting about Convene, a networking group for Christian CEOs and business leaders, The Den – Well & Good Coffee House, 7357 S.W. Beveland St., Suite 100, Tigard 97223. RSVP at 503-488-0408 or email@example.com
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bree Keyton 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. Keyton ministers in “power evangelism” and with an apostolic/prophetic call. She is the author of several books, a psalmist, and a recording artist. Currently, her primary focus is on the desperately urgent rescue missions she is leading for Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
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
6:30 p.m., Parents Rights in Education presents Mary Rice Hasson with “Should We Stay or Should We Go?” Scappoose, Foursquare Church, 33404 S.W. JP W Rd, Scappoose 97056. This a look at how parents should view public schools today. 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
TUESDAY, MAY 7
11 a.m. Bree Keyton speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 882nd Ave., Portland 97266. Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon. Keyton ministers in “power evangelism” and with an apostolic/prophetic call. She is the author of several books, a psalmist, and a recording artist. Currently, her primary focus is on the desperately urgent rescue missions she is leading for Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.$10.50 for lunch and drink. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., International minister Bree Keyton speaking at Salem Aglow Community Lighthouse, meeting room at Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97305. Keyton ministers in “power evangelism” and with an apostolic/prophetic call. She is the author of several books, a psalmist, and a recording artist. Currently, her primary focus is on the desperately urgent rescue missions she is leading for Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bring snacks to share. Coffee and tea provided Both men and women are welcome. Free admission; freewill offering taken. 503-508-0199.
THURSDAY, MAY 9
MarriageTeam’s Marriage and Family Luncheon for pastors, U.S. Digital, 1400 N.E. 136th Ave, Vancouver, Wash. 98684. Topic is marriage support in the Church, and the vision of local pastors for marriages and families. 360-450-6042 or marriageteam.org
2 p.m. Commencement and hooding ceremony for graduates of Portland Seminary of George Fox University, Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. 503-554-6103 or georgefox.edu
5:30 p.m., Evening of Tribute sponsored by Northwest Christian University’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, Hotel Eugene (formerly Eugene Hilton), 66 E. Sixth Ave., Eugene 97401. Honored will be Eugene business leaders John Alvord, Forrest Technical Coatings, and One Hope Network as the 2019 recipients of the Exemplary Ethical Leader Awards, the eenter’s highest community honor. $125. www.nwcu.edu/alumnifriends/center-
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, Wash. 98662. timhawkins.net
FRIDAY, MAY 10
7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Leadercast Live, a live national simulcast on leadership from Atlanta, Ga., viewable locally at Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnywide Road, Clackamas 97015. 503-666-7133 or leadercastmthood.com
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
Upward Trails ministry’s hike to see the waterfalls of Siouxon Creek in southwest Washington. A 6-mile round trip with 100-foot elevation gain. 360-513-9244 or 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
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 communities worldwide, including the following in our region: McMinnville, Newberg, Hillsboro, Sherwood, Lake Oswego, Clackamas, Oregon City, Stayton, Bend, Klamath Falls, Warren and Vancouver, Wash. For details go to www.teamworldvision.org
10 a.m., 120th commencement ceremony for Northwest Christian University, at the university’s Morse Event Center, 1089 Alder St., Eugene 97401. Don Brewster, founder of Agape International Missions, will give the address. www.nwcu.edu/academics/graduation
11 a.m., Celebrate Motherhood, a fundraiser brunch for Road to Hope maternity home in Washington County, Cedar Mill Bible Church, 12208 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland 97229. Free admission. 503-648-4227 or road2hopepdx.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
6 to 9 p.m., St. Johns All Nations Church of God in Christ presents The Pearls of Motherhood, a Mother’s Day weekend gala, Monarch Hotel, 12566 S.E. 93rd Ave,. Clackamas 97015. Guest speaker Pastor Evelyn McCoy Harris. Prophetic dance by Alicia Ndouniama. Live music, door prizes and more. $60 includes dinner, program and entertainment. 601-896-3428 , 503-208-0041, 971-295-2925 or 360-281-7228.
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
Mother’s Day. Honoring all mothers. All churches will have observances.
7 p.m., Tim Hawkins and Leland Klassen in comedy concert, Salem Alliance Church, 555 Gaines St. N.E., Salem 97301. timhawkins.net
MONDAY, MAY 13
6 p.m., Bree Keyton speaking at Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Keyton ministers in “power evangelism” and with an apostolic/prophetic call. She is the author of several books, a psalmist, and a recording artist. Currently, her primary focus is on the desperately urgent rescue missions she is leading for Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Food and fellowship the first hour; program follows at 7. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, MAY 14
7:45 a.m., Inaugural Multnomah University Golf Classic, Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 N.E. Airport Road, Aurora 97002. The main fundraiser for the university’s athletic program, this tournament features a classic scramble format with a shotgun start. Breakfast and lunch both provided. $175 per individual, $600 per foursome. 503-251-5395 or gomulions.com/news/2019/1/18/general-multnomah-announces-inaugural-mu-golf-classic.aspx
11 a.m. Matt Schreiber speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 882nd Ave., Portland 97266. Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon. A follow of Christ since 1980, Schreiber has preached, traveled and ministered musically and been an associate pastor and worship pastor at several churches, including one in Milwaukie. $10.50 for lunch and drink. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
Noon to 1 p.m., Faith Community Luncheon sponsored by Union Gospel Mission of Salem, Founders Room at the West Salem Roth’s Market, 1130 Wallace Road N.W., Salem 97304. Information will be given on the new capital campaign to build a new, expanded men’s facility for the mission. RSVP at 503-967-6388 or email@example.com
6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program for women, Serendipity, 638 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355. Theme is “Wonderland Tea Party.” Barbara Brown, former owner of Mrs. B’s Tea in Lebanon, will share the history of tea and how it is best served. Guest speaker Lois Williams from Lacey, Wash., author of three books, will share her humorous tale of lessons learned through reading maps long before GPS. Music by young violinnist Moriah Winn. $10. RSVP at 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Theme is “Boots and Bling.” 503-304-1531, 503-463-8563 or standupgirlfoundation.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Vancouver Women’s Connection monthly brunch, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. Theme is “Fashion Forward” A spring Nygard fashsion show presented by Janet Richardson, and Lois Williams of Lacey, Wash., speaking on “Going the Distance on the Map.” $21. RSVP by phone at 360-892-5523, by text at 360-835-5268 or by email at email@example.com
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, with the topic “Theodore Discovers Prayer.” 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. $15 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
7 p.m., Oregon Garden Soiree sponsored by Masterpiece Christian Arts Foundation, first of two consecutive days at two different locations. Tonight is at First Baptist Church of Eugene, 3550 Fox Meadow Road, Eugene 97408, for a message from California artist RonDiCianni of tapestryproductions.com. Then at 9 a.m. Friday a group tour of The Oregon Garden in Silverton leaves from New Hope Christian College, 2155 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene 97405. The event concludes at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a dinner and evening presentation back at the college. 541-601-7496 or www.mcfineartsfoundation.org
7:30 p.m., Screening of the locally-shot award-winning Christian film, A Murder of Innocence, Liberty Theater, 315 N.E. Fourth Ave, Camas, Wash. 98607. The trailer and advanced tickets (from $8 to $10) are available through a link on www.justicepictures.com. Group discounts also available.
8 p.m., Revival and healing service with Bishop Staccato Powell of the Western Episcopal District of the American Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Community AME Zion Church, 3605 E. 13th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98661. 916-824-2312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Third annual Westside Spring Breakfast sponsored by the Western Oregon chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bridgeport Church, 18080 S.W. Lower Boones Ferry Road, tigard 97224. www.pdxfca.org/wss-breakfast
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 Keynote speaker is Amy Wolff of Newberg, founder of the Don’t Give Up Movement. www.oregonfmc.com/events-agwc19
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
Women’s Encounter third weekend conference, first of three consecutive days, Salem 4-H Center, 5390 4-H Road N.W., Salem 97304. Teaching, praise, worship and small group ministry sessions with a strong focus on the leading of the Holy Spirit. $105 includes lodging and meals. 971-218-9356 or 503-890-2656.
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 p.m., 15th anniversary celebration for Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Newberg, The Water Oasis, 15055 N.E. Dopp Road, Newberg 97132. 503-537-3999 or loveincnewberg.org
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents the musical Godspell, 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. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. May 18 and May 24, and 2 p.m. May 19, 25 and 26. The play is adapted from the award-winning science fiction fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Tickets are $12 adult, $10 for youth and senior citizens; except that the May 18 show is $10 advance for all ages. If tickets for all shows are bought at the door, cost is $4 more. 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
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
Upward Trails ministry hike on the Trail of 10 Falls at Silver Falls State Park near Silverton. A 7-mile outing with 600-foot elevation gain. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
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
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. Keynote speaker is Chris Fabry, host of a daily program on Moody Radio and author of more than 75 books. Afternoon workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, essays, self-editing, marketing, and critique. $45 for members; $75 for nonmembers;$25 for young writers 23 and younger, and students. Lunch available. www.oregonchristianwriters.org.
9 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Gary Bates of Creation Ministries International will speak on “Mth-Busting the Icons of Evolution” and “Aliens, UFOS and the Evolution Connection.” 503-544-3255 or DesignScienceNW.org
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., A Day of Prayer, sponsored by the Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Albany First Church of God, 1225 S.W. 15th Ave., Albany 97321. This event is designed to “help people encounter God through vulnerable and transformative prayer experiences.” $15 per person and includes lunch and childcare for children up to age 9. orwacog.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 serves in 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
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Portland Women’s Connection monthly luncheon, Parkview Retirement Community, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., Portland 97220. Speaker is Candy Weatherly, a farm owner with the topic “Comfort Zone,” a humorous glimpse into the life of a woman who was driven to be perfect. Also, Chela Nashman will talk about her business of making face creams, oils and more. $15.50. RSVP to 503-658-5453 or email@example.com
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.
1 to 4 p.m., Spring open house and barbecue at Freedom House Ministries, 8613 N.E. St Johns Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98665. This is a residential outreach for men who desire freedom from addictions and life-controlling problems. RSVP to 503-347-9966.
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., Together at the Table 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. 503-655-4223, ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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
10:45 a.m., The Blackwood Brothers quartet in concert, Solid Rock Baptist Church, 8510 S.E. Battin Road, Happy Valley 97086. Free admission; freewill offering taken. 503-771-8395 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
6 p.m., The Salvation Army Cascade Division presents Brass Spectacular, featuring The Chicago Staff Band, The Salvation Army’s principal concert band of the Midwest, McGuire Auditorium at Warner Pacific University, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., Portland 97215. For free tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/brass-spectacular-featuring-the-chicago-staff-band-tickets-59603376303
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
7 p.m., Anti-bullying expert Paul Coughlin of Medford speaking to parents and other community members, Columbia Christian School, 9101 E. Burnside St., Portland 97216. Coughlin is founder of The Protectors, a freedom-from-bullying program used by hundreds of organizations worldwide. It is being implemented at Columbia Christian to encourage its students to take a stand against bullying, a problem widespread in today’s culture. 503-252-8577.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
11 a.m. Matthew Cummings speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 882nd Ave., Portland 97266. Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon. Cummings is pastor of a church in Kettle Falls, Wash., and has done evangelism and prophetic ministry throughout the U.S., Israel and Europe. $10.50 for lunch and drink. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
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, ordained 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
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
9:30 a.m., Promotional gathering for Conquest 2019, Life Change Church’s Gresham location, 16200 N.E. Glisan St., Gresham 97230. Conquest 2019 is a multicultural and bilingual worship event and conference to be held Sept. 7 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. conquest2019.org
THURSDAY, MAY 30
6:30 to 9 p.m., First-ever banquet sponsored by Hope 360 Pregnancy Clinic of Oregon City, Oregon City Evangelical Church, 1024 Linn Ave, Oregon City 97045. Theme is “A Season of Change.” RSVP required at 503-908-1861 or friendsofhopehope360.com/banquet
6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Revelation Gateway Ministries presentation on “Freemasonry in the Church,” Doubletree Inn Portland-Beaverton, 15402 N.W. Cornell Road, Beaverton 97006. A Biblical perspective that looks at the roots of paganism, freemasonry and false religions. Free admission. Followed on Saturday by a paid-admission general workshop; location to be announced. 503-522-8192 or rgmconnect.com
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents A Wrinkle in Time, first of five performances this week, View Ridge Middle School, 3215 S. Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield, Wash. 98642. Also at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play is adapted from the award-winning science fiction fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle. tickets are $12 adult, $10 for youth and senior citizens. If tickets are bought at the door, cost is $4 more. 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
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 David Schwinghammer, vice president for administration for the Oregon Conference. 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
6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Revelation Gateway Ministries workshop on “Freedom from Freemasonry,” Portland-area location to be announced. This workshop aims to bring, freedom, healing and deliverance to entire generational lines by “breaking the curses of Freemasonry.” It will outline how Freemasonry rituals impact individuals, families and the Body of Christ in a myriad of ways. 503-522-8192 or rgmconnect.com
7 p.m., Free information meeting about the ministry of International Association of Healing Rooms, New Life Christian Center, 16575 S.E. Webster Road, Milwaukie 97267. 503-786-8891 or email@example.com or www.healingrooms.com
7 p.m., Salem Academy Christian School presents the musical Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Jr., first of three performance this weekend, at the school auditorium, 942 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97301. Also at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $8 for adults, $6 for children, students and faculty. 503-378-1219.