WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th Ave., Portland 97236. Speaking his month is Brenda Sanborn, president of Madras Aglow Lighthouse in central Oregon. email@example.com
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
4 to 8 p.m., Harvest Moon Bazaar, first of three consecutive days, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring 97009. Continues 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday. 503-663-5050.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
9:30 to 11 a.m., Vancouver Women’s Connection monthly brunch, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. Theme is “Opportunities for Gift Shopping,” with a variety of vendors and raffle prizes. Also, Laura Loffredo will share her story, titled “Window of Opportunity.” $21. RSVP at 360-892-5523, by text at 253-254-4208 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student ConneXion, first of two consecutive days, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. This is a missions conference for students ages 10 to 20. Speakers include Tom Ives, president of Reign Ministries; Mark Schaufler, founder of MST Ministries; Gregg Burch, chair of the Global Studies Department at Multnomah University in Portland; and Paul Anderson, executive director of Skate Church. Free admission. studentconnexion.org
Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends’ Youth Workers Conference, first of three consecutive days, Black Butte location to be announced. 503-538-9410 or nwfriends.org
Christian Musician Summit Northwest 2017, first of two consecutive days, Eastridge Church, 24205 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road, Issaquah, Wash. 98029. The conference aims to provide practical training, equipping and resources for musicians, worship leaders, technicians, pastors, songwriters, and independent artists in order to improve skill and inspire talent for God’s glory. christianmusiciansummit.com
5:30 to 8 p.m., Central Lutheran Church’s Corum Deo Educational Program presents Why the Middle East Still Matters: How Treatment of Minorities Influences History, at the church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave., Portland 97212. Presented by Laura Robson, professor of history at Portland State University. Robson will discuss the ways outside colonial powers established the ethnic and sectarian divisions of the modern Middle East and influenced the refugee, resettlement, and human rights issues seen today. Light dinner provided. RSVP to email@example.com
6 to 9 p.m., Friends of the Family ministry of Corvallis presents Dare to Be Different marriage mentor training, first of two consecutive days, The River Center, 3000 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon 97355. Continues from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Also offered Nov. 10 and 11 in Corvallis (see listing below) 541-757-1761 or fofm.org
6:30 to 9 p.m., Fall Freedom Fest sponsored by In Our Backyard, a Central Oregon-based ministry combatting human trafficking, Marcoulier Event Room, 1600 S.E. Reed Marker Road, Bend 97702. Author Wendy Barnes will speak. Also live auction scheduled. $35. inourbackyard.org
6:45 to 9:30 p.m., Worldview and Apologetics Conference sponsored by Bend-based Prepare the Way, first of two consecutive days, Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 S.W. 135th Ave, Beaverton, 97008. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Speakers are Craig Hazen and Clay Jones from Biola University in California, and Greg Koukl from the ministry Stand to Reason. Topics include morality and relativism; the Christian worldview; the problem of evil; a debate with a humanist professor; and more. Tickets $35 to $99. 541-325-2639 or orwww.PDXApologetics.com or preparetheway.us
7 p.m., Creative Collective, first of two consecutive days, Event Center at Eagle Mountain Fellowship, lower level at 2221 N.E. Third St., Suite 100, Bend 97701. Continues Saturday until 6 p.m., For those interested in revealing the beauty and power of Heaven through art, music and other creative expressions. Breakout sessions Saturday afternoon with Ray Hughes, Penne Carter and Jason Waldron. 541-312-9345 or eaglemountain.tv
7 p.m. Shawn McDonald in concert, Journey Church, 70 N.W. Newport Ave., Bend 97701. shawnmcdonaldmusic.com
7:30 p.m., Corban University Jazz Band in concert, Salem First Baptist Chruch, 395 Marion St. N.E. 97301. The band will perform a mix of “big band,” modern and jazz combo music. Free admission. 503-581-8600 or corban.edu
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Reaching Japanese for Christ’s Oregon conference, Bethany Baptist Church, 4545 N.W. Kaiser Road, Portland 97229. A bilingual event — in both English and Japanese — for anyone with a burden to reach the Japanese — in Oregon or Japan — with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Featured speaker is Richard Nakamura, a missionary to the diaspora Japanese in the greater Seattle area with SEND International. $25 includes lunch by Nov. 1, $30 after that date. 503-709-4041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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9 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Clark County Epicenter Day Conference focusing on events in the Middle East, Laurelwood Baptist Church, 17015 N.E. Sixth St., Vancouver, Wash. 98684. Led by John Wecks, retired pastor and university and seminary Bible professor. He is a graduate of Multnomah, Dallas and Western seminaries. $15 includes materials and lunch. 360-892-1060.
1 to 4 p..m., Salem Day of Repentance, amphitheater at Riverfront Park, 200 Water St. N.E., Salem 97301. Sponsored by His Love Heals Ministries and Church Without Walls, this is a gathering for all who desire to see a change in Salem and vicinity as a result of repentance for both personal sins and the sins of the city, state, region and nation. Led by local pastors. Those attending encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and to stay only as long as they wish during this three-hour window of time. 503-991-4023 or 503-884-8343.
3 to 5 p.m., Chocolate, Sparkle and More, a gathering sponsored by Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision, home of Kathy Wong Fisher, 21042 S. Wisteria Road, West Linn 97068. Featured speaker is Cherry Marcelo, a former World Vision-sponsored child who now works for the Christian relief agency. Also, Tom Zelenka will share how he saw the importance of the sponsored children community as a part of economic empowerment in Rwanda. 971-230-8054 or wovwest.org
4 to 8 p.m., Annual fundraising dessert and auction to benefit The Salvation Army’s Washougal, Wash., corps, Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas, Wash. 98607. Silent and live auctions and a dessert auction. Free admission. 360-835-3171 or email@example.com.
6 p.m., Liberty Quartet in concert, Cornerstone Baptist Church, 675 N.E. 10th St., Madras 97741. libertyquartet.com
6:30 p.m., Cedar Creek Fall Festival, gymnasium at Cedar Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11111 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, Wash. 98674. Baked goods, crafts, books, knitted items, food concessions. 360-263-1844.
7 p.m., Shawn McDonald in concert, First Baptist Church, 125 N.W. 10th St., Corvallis 97330. $10 advance, $15 at the door. 1-800-965-9324 or shawnmcdonaldmusic.com
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
10 a.m., The Salem Singers’ Farewell Tour concert, Paradise Island Mobile Park, 3100 Turner Road S.E., Salem 97302. Founded in 1943, this is the ministry’s final series of concerts. 503-370-9006 or salemsingers.org
10:30 a.m., Liberty Quartet in concert, Family Worship Center, 5001 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham 97030. libertyquartet.com
11:30 a.m., Take Heart Ministry presents Embrace the Hope, Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. S.E., Salem This event is for those who have suffered loss — the loss of a loved one, divorce, health, or financial loss. Catered lunch, special program, music, resources and connections. Led by Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Tony and Sayuri Rodriguez. 503-850-3500.
1 to 3 p.m., Open house at Trinity Academy, 7424 N. Mississippi Ave,. Portland 97217. 503-567-9559 or TrinityAcademyPortland.org
3 p.m., The Salem Singers’ Farewell Tour concert, Dallas Retirement Village, 377 N.W. Jasper Road, Dallas 97338. Founded in 1943, this is the ministry’s final series of concerts. 503-623-5581 or salemsingers.org
6 p.m., Liberty Quartet in concert, Life Spring Church, 9165 Portland Road N.E., Brooks 97305. libertyquartet.com
6 p.m., Shawn McDonald in concert, South Beach Church, 3335 S Coast Hwy, South Beach, OR 97366. Free admission; freewill offering taken. 541-272-3377 or shawnmcdonaldmusic.com
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Northwest Baptist Convention’s Pastor/Layman Conference and Mission Celebration, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave, Eugene 97401. 360-882-2100 or www.gonbw.org
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m, Linda Martin speaking at weekly luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. Martin is an evangelist with a prophetic and healing ministry. She testifies of her own healing from cancer and also says God spared her life in a terrible car accident. She has participated in revival meetings, planted churches and been on TBN television in several states. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
Monthly prayer gathering sponsored by Salem Aglow Lighthouse, Salem location to be announced. 503-364-3185.
6 p.m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Speaker is Elizabeth RoBless-Johnson, an inner healing facilitator and spiritual life coach. Food and fellowship during the first hour, then speaker at 7. 360-694-6914.
7 p.m., Shawn McDonald in concert, The Box, 661 E. 19th Ave., Eugene 97401. Sarah Frank will open the concert. $16 online, $20 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/shawnmcdonald/app/123966167614127/
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Domestic Violence: What Every Faith Leader Should Know, first of two weekly sessions, Center for Hope & Safety, 605 Center St. N.E., Salem 97301. Presented by the Marion County Domestic Violence Council, today includes a talk by Ron Clark of Agape Church of Christ in Portland on the dynamics of domestic violence, warning signs of abuse, working with survivors and understanding community resources. Continues Nov. 14 with breakout sessions on human trafficking, teen relationships, stalking and tech safety. Admission is free and lunch is provided. RSVP to hopeandsafety.org/news-events/ For information, phone 503-378-1572 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11 a.m., Linda Martin speaking at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon. Martin is an evangelist with a prophetic and healing ministry. She testifies of her own healing from cancer and also says God spared her life in a terrible car accident. She has participated in revival meetings, planted churches and been on TBN television in several states. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
Northwest Baptist Convention annual meeting, first of two consecutive days, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave, Eugene 97401. Featured speakers ae Wayne Cordeiro, padtor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii and president of New Hope Christian College in Eugene; Alvin Reid, professor of evangelism and student ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; and David Choi, pastor of Tacoma (Wash.) First Baptist Church. 360-882-2100 or www.gonbw.org
7 p.m., Josh and Chelsea Shaw speaking at Precious Daughters event, Bethel Assembly of God Church, 7220 S.E. Duke St., Portland 97206. www.preciousdaughters.com
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Fourth annual Honoring Our Veterans event, Salem Academy Christian School, 942 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97301 503-378-1219 or salemacademy.org
10 a.m., Annual (pre) Veteran’s Day ceremony, Lifegate Christian School, 21211 Coburg Road, Harrisburg 97446. Honoring veterans, police, fire and emergency medical technicians. Speakers include Command Sergeant Major Jerry Glesmann; 1st Lt. Rex Hoffman, Army National Guard; Senior Chief Mark Houston, U.S. Navy; state Sen. James Manning; and Brigadier General (Re.) Norm Hoffman, along with a musical program highlighting Paul Biondi and Friends, bagpiper John Pierson and The Staley Sisters. RSVP to 541-689-5847.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
7 to 9 a.m., 16th annual Clark County Prayer Breakfast with featured speaker Larry Whittlesey, Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. Sixth St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660 Whittlesey is national director for the YMCA’s U.S. Mission Network and also has led the Luis Palau Association’s School Partnership Network. www.clarkcountyprayerbreakfast.org
10:30 a.m., Corban University theatre presents the musical Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, first of six performances through Nov. 19, Psalm Performing Arts Center on the university campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317. Also at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets at https://inside.corban.edu/theatre/events and also at the door.
7 p.m., Jessie Seneca, founder of More of Him Ministries, speaking at Valley-Wide Night of Praise and Worship sponsored by Mid-Valley Women of Christ, Hope Church, 2817 Santiam Hwy., Albany 97322. Seneca has battled Cushing Syndrome, a life-threatening disease. She serves LifeWay Christian Resources as the Northeast simulcast specialist, is a frequent presenter at YOU Lead training events offered prior to national LifeWay women’s events, and has authored several books and Bible Studies. The praise gathering will celebrate the conclusion of 55 Community-Wide Bible Studies as Mid Valley Women of Christ wraps up its 20th Bible study offering in six counties and 21 cities. Also worship, testimonies and light refreshments Child care not provided. www.midvalleywomenofchrist.org
7 p.m., Salem-area Christian Home School Network monthly meeting, Salem First Baptist Church, 395 Marion St., Salem 97301. 503-932-1729 or www.sachsn.org
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Country Mouse Holiday Market, first day of two consecutive two-day weekends, Oregon Christian Convention conference grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner, 97392. 503-743-3602 or 503-743-2101 or email@example.com
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Craft Bazaar, first of two days this weekend, Gladstone Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8378 Cason Road, Gladstone 97027. Continues during the same hours on Sunday. More vendors welcomed. Quiltingsuzy@gmail.com or www.gladstonepark.org
Ninth annual Virtuous Women of Integrity Retreat sponsored by Glorious Prophetic International Ministries, first of three consecutive days, Macleay Christian Retreat Center, 2887 74th Ave S.E., Salem, OR 97301. 503-496-8605, 503-758-4556 or 503-754-5825 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Gpims.org
FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember for married couples, first of three consecutive days, Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland 97217. 1-800-FL-TODAY or familylife.org
Oregon Kids Convention for second- through fifth-graders, sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of three consecutive days, Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97315. This year’s theme is “The Real Force.” oregonag.org
6 to 9 p.m., Friends of the Family ministry of Corvallis presents Dare to Be Different marriage mentor training, first of two consecutive days, Calvary Chapel Corvallis, 2125 N.W. Lester Ave, Corvallis 97330. Continues from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 541-757-1761 or fofm.org
7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., first of five public performances, Alder Creek Middle School, 13801 S.E. Webster Road, Milwaukie 97268. Also at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and 7 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19. For ticket prices, go to journeytheater.org
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans Day. A day designated to honor those who have served in the nation’s armed services.
7 a.m., 24th annual Veteran’s Breakfast, South Auditorium at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring, 97009. This event honors military veterans and their families. Featured speaker is Major Jeffrey Struecker, U.S. Army (Ret.), an author, pastor, and former Army Ranger who was involved in the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He also participated in the 1989 invasion of Panama and in Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War. $10. 503-663-5050 or goodshepherdcc.org
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Christmas bazaar, Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, Estacada 97023. A portion of the proceeds will support the church’s programs to provide meals and school supplies to local needy residents. 503-630-5484.
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Who is My Neighbor? Perspectives on Christian Relating to Muslims, Fellowship Hall at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego 97035. Presented by Ray Norman and Rev. Dan McNerney. Norman is WASH (Water-Sanitation-Hygiene) director of faith leadership at World Vision, former national director for World Vision’s program in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and former academic dean at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. McNerney is associate director of Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship and has pioneered outreaches in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. $10 includes continental breakfast and lunch; advance registration required at lgpc.churchcenteronline.com/registrations/events88792
9 to 11:30 a.m., KidsAlive Children’s Church, Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 S.E. Market St., Portland 97216. Children ages 4-9 are invited to this Olympic themed children’s church where kids can learn how to “run the race” of life with Jesus as their friend. Prizes given for bringing friends. Advance registration urged. 503-252-8080.
Christ & Cascadia presents the EcoFaith Conference, a focus on creation care in the Cascadia region, Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Drive N, Seattle, Wash. 98103. 206-284-9000 or email@example.com
Annual fall banquet for Hope Pregnancy Center of Salem, Salem-area location to be announced. 503-364-2464 or hopepcsalem.org
6:30 p.m., Annual Harvest Party for all ages, Mount Tabor Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1001 S.E. 60th Ave., Portland 97215. Food, games, and a “Harvest Hop.” Admission of two cans of non-perishable food per person to be donated to local needy. All games, candy and snacks are free; quesadilla meal available for $5 per plate. 503-233-7606.
7 p.m. God Help Me Tour with Plumb, Young Oceans and Sarah Reeves in concert, Southlake Church, 1555 S.W. Borland Road, West Linn 97068. Tickets $15 to $50. www.ticketfly.com or transparentproductions.com
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
6:30 p.m., Worship Thanksgiving sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, Willamette Christian Center, 2500 W 18th Ave, Eugene 97402. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Salem Aglow Lighthouse, conference center at Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive, Salem 97305. Speaker this month is Karen Franke. Involved with Aglow since 1978, she recently returned from the Aglow 50th anniversary celebration in Richmond, Va. She will share in a coffee and chat session open to both men and women. Light snacks and coffee or tea provided at no charge. 503-364-3185.
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m, Milton Alvarez speaking at weekly luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. From the moment he met Christ in 1986, Alvarez has preached in public places such as parks, beaches and on the streets. He has ministered in Kenya, Australia, India, Israel, Dubai, Spain, at the United Nations and in prisons throughout the U.S. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Domestic Violence: What Every Faith Leader Should Know, second of two weekly sessions, Center for Hope & Safety, 605 Center St. N.E., Salem 97301. Presented by the Marion County Domestic Violence Council, today includes breakout sessions on human trafficking, teen relationships, stalking and tech safety. Admission is free and lunch is provided. RSVP to hopeandsafety.org/news-events/ For information, phone 503-378-1572 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11 a.m., Pastor James Wesonga from Kenya speaking at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon. Originally from Uganda, Wesonga was trained through the Bible school in Kenya sponsored by Lighthouse Church of Portland. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Faith-based Estate Planning Seminar sponsored by Salem Leadership Foundation, law office of Ryan Collier, 1020 Liberty St. N.E., Salem 97302. Presented by Collier, this seminar is not a sales pitch, but is designed to provide much useful and usable information. Lunch provided. RSVP to 503-315-8924 or Jennnifer@salemLF.org
6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After5 Connection dinner and program for women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355. Theme is “So You Think You Can Paint?” Special feature is Jennifer Pullman of Ready Set Van Gough in Albany. Her passion is to create opportunity for everyone to enjoy art. Also guest speaker Jeanie Prentice, an author, business owner and creator of a nonprofit women’s conference will tell how she found the true meaning of “belonging.” $8.50. RSVP to 541-258-6414 or email@example.com or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
7 to 8:30 a.m., Monthly breakfast sponsored by SalemNet ministerial association, Bethany Baptist Church, 1150 Hilfiker Lane S.E., Salem 97302. firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 p.m., Warner Pacific College’s Fall Jazz Concert, McGuire Auditorium on the Mount Tabor campus, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave, Portland 97215. Kelly Ballard directs Vocal Jazz and Gene Burton leads the Jazz Band in rock, ballad, funk, and jazz styles. Free admission. 503-517-1000.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Country Mouse Holiday Market, first day of a second consecutive two-day weekend, Oregon Christian Convention conference grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner, 97392. 503-743-3602 or 503-743-2101 or email@example.com
7 p.m. Phil Wickham’s Singalong Tour, along with Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Mack Brock and Evan Wickham in concert, Westside: A Jesus Church, 10500 S.W. Nimbus Ave., Tigard 97223. transparentproductions.com
WinterJam tour sponsored by Samaritan Ministries, Portland. Lecrae, Mac Powell from Third Day, Andy Mineo, Building 429, Family Force 5, NewSong and Moriah Peters featuring Child, plus Mallary Hope and Westover as the pre-jam artists and Nick Hall as the main speaker. $15. 2017.jamtour.com
7:30 p.m., Trinity Academy junior and senior classes present “The War of the Worlds,” a drama based on Orson Welles’ famous 1938 radio production, University Park Baptist Church, 4340 N. Lombard St., Portland 97203. Free admission; donations welcome. 503-285-5727.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
9 to 11:30 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Caitlin LaBar will speak on “Butterflies: Miniature Marvels of Creation.” designsciencenw.org
9 a.m. to noon, Prepare the Way Ministries presents Navigating Public Schools as a Christian, Summit Community Church, 63850 Old Bend-Redmond Hwy., Bend 97703. Based on the book Navigating Public Schools by Stephen and Sarah Williams of Prepare the Way. Free admission; freewill offering taken.
6 to 8:30 p.m., RJW Ministries’ Totally Gospel II Saturday Night Concert with free Harvest Dinner, Northeast Baptist Church, 6701 N.E. Prescott St., Portland 97218. Country, Southern gospel and contemporary gospel music. Hosted by country Gospel music artist Riny Horsst with guest artist “Cheryl J.” and “open mic” time with Jill Player and Kathie Lambert. Dinner at 6; music starting at 7. 503-335-3132 or Riny@comcast.net
7 to 9 p.m., Potlatch celebration sponsored by Camp Tilikum near Newberg, Canyon Commons dining hall on George Fox University’s Newberg campus. This is a celebration of the camp’s ministry. RSVP at 503-538-2763, ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m., Adventist Health’s Celebration of Thanksgiving concert featuring Point of Grace, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086. Free admission with required ticket and a nonperishable food item or a new pair of socks for local needy. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Limit of four tickets per family. For information on where to secure tickets, phone 503-251-6174.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
11 a.m., The Salem Singers’ Farewell Tour concert, Crabtree Christian Church, 37650 Crabtree Drive, Crabtree 97335. Founded in 1943, this is the ministry’s final series of concerts. 503-619-8688 or salemsingers.org
3 p.m., Warner Pacific College’s Concert Choir and Warner Chorale in Fall Choral Concert, McGuire Auditorium on the Mount Tabor campus, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave, Portland 97215. Featuring gospel, classical, and contemporary works by Thomas Morley, Randall Thompson, Eric Whitacre and others. Free admission. 503-517-1000.
6 p.m., Thanksgiving concert and service, Life Bible Church, 23650 Peoria Road, Harrisburg 97446. Described as “an evening of community, song and gratitude,” this family event includes a free concert featuring the Northwest Christian University Choir and the University of Oregon Gospel Choir. A donation of canned goods will be accepted for God’s Storehouse in Harrisburg. 541-995-8282 or email@example.com
6 p.m., The Salem Singers’ Farewell Tour concert, Eugene Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 490 Howard Ave., Eugene 97404. Founded in 1943, this is the ministry’s final series of concerts. 503-689-1053 or salemsingers.org
7 p.m., Christmas with Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and Jordan Smith in concert, Moda Center, Portland. 1-800-745-3000 or lmgconcerts.com
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
11 a.m., Leslie Ferris of Eternal Life International speaking at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon. Along with her late husband, Howard, Ferris has ministered in some of the most dangerous areas of the world, including Pakistan and areas of the Philippines where there are militant Muslim armies. Over the years, Ferris has witnessed more than 100,000 people receive Christ and has seen many instances of physical healing and deliverance from demonic oppression. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Thanksgiving Eve. Some churches will have special observances tonight.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Thanksgiving Day. A state, national and local holiday traditionally set aside for Americans to give thanks to God for their many blessings. Some churches will have special observances.
8:45 a.m., Second annual Great Turkey Fumble, a 5k run/1k walk to benefit the Newberg FISH (Friends in Service to Humanity) food bank, starting and ending at the Newberg High School football field, 2400 Douglas Ave., Newberg 97132. A unique event, the Great Turkey Fumble combines the Thanksgiving tradition of morning football with running; all participants receive a free football that they use throughout the entire face. Runners also “chase a turkey” (a runner in costume) that leads the pack through the course. Once someone catches that turkey, everyone receives their football and they hold those footballs for the rest of the face, using them in various challenges on the course. Entry is $26 age 10 or older, $15 for age 9 and younger, plus two non-perishable food items. 503-277-9238 or www.events37.com
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24
2 p.m., 55th annual Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree, first of nine performances this season, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., Portland 97201. Also at 2 p.m. Nov. 26; 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 25 and Dec. 2; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and noon Dec. 3. A Portland tradition now for more than a half-century, the Tree had its start in 1962 in the Benson HIgh School Auditorium under the sponsorship of what was then Portland First Assembly of God Church. The program annually draws audiences numbering in the tens of thousands and features a choir of hundreds and a full orchestra. Tickets are from $20 to $60. 503-557-8733 or www.singingchristmastree.org
5 to 9:30 p.m., 30th annual Christmas Festival of Lights, first of 37 consecutive evenings, The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore St, Portland 97220. Although a Roman Catholic sanctuary, The Grotto each year sees visits by many Protestant/evangelical church groups during the Christmas season. The Christmas Festival of Lights runs nightly from Nov. 24 through Dec. 30, except on Christmas Day, when it is closed. Described as the largest Christmas choral festival in the world, it features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. It offers a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection. Admission $11 general, $10 for senior citizens 65 and older, $6 for ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and younger. For information, phone 503-261-2400 or www.thegrotto.org/christmas.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26
5 p.m., Institute for Creation Science monthly meeting, Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 NE 148th Ave., Portland 97230. Today’s program is a Creation Research Society DVD, Echoes of the Jurassic – Discoveries of Dinosaur Soft Tissue. Free admission; freewill donations accepted. www.icspdx.org
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27
7 p.m., Auditions for Resurrection Players’ After-Christmas Party which will be staged Dec. 30 , Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1700 N.E. 132nd Ave., Portland 97230. “Ringing Joy and Hope” is the theme. Vocal and instrumental solos, duets, or ensembles; ballet or interpretive dancers; and accomplished interpretive speakers are invited to audition. 503-254-6257.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
11 a.m., Pastor Joshua Alvarez of The River Church in Camas, Wash., speaking at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266. Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon. Alvarez is a teacher and evangelist who minnisters in healing, word of knowledge and prophecy. He has traveled recently in Russia, including Siberia. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
7 p.m., Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “My Heart Longs for Christmas” by David Clydesdale, St. John Lutheran Church, 2142 N.E. McDonald Lane, McMinnville 97128. This production blends narration with a collection of Christmas music in contemporary and traditional styles, performed by a 30-member choir, youth chorus, American Sign Language choir for the deaf, narrator and instrumental musicians. Free admission; freewill offering taken for Yamhill County food bank. www.CantataChoir.org
7:30 p.m., Warner Pacific College Wind Ensemble’s Winter Concert, McGuire Auditorium on the Mount Tabor campus, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave, Portland 97215. Under the direction of Gene Burton, the ensemble will feature works from composers of a variety of eras and styles. This concert will also feature a brass choir and saxophone quartet. 503-517-1000.