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 by Oct. 27 by phone at 360-892-5523, by text at 253-254-4208 or by email at email@example.com
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
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
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 Caliornia, 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
7:30 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 or rjcnetwork.org
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. $10 by Oct. 8, $15 after that date, includes materials and lunch. 360-892-1060.
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.
6 p.m., Liberty Quartet in concert, Cornerstone Baptist Church, 675 N.E. 10th St., Madras 97741. libertyquartet.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.
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
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
Tuesday, November 7
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
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., Mid-Valley Women of Christ presents a Valley-Wide Night of Praise and Worship with guest speaker Jessie Seneda, Hope Chruch, 2817 Santiam Hwy., Albany 97322. Seneca is an author and leadership trainer and the founder of More of Him Ministries. She also works with LifeWay as their Northeast Simulcast Specialist and frequent YOU Lead presenter. She has battled the life-threatening disease Cushings Syndrome. Light refreshments included. Childcare not provided. 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
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
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
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 come join us for an 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 in Salem, Salem-area location to be announced. 503-364-2464 or hopepcsalem.org
7 p.m. God Help Me Tour with Plumb, Young Oceans and Sarah Reeves in concert, Southlake Church, 1555 SW 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, 2500 W 18th Ave, Eugene 97402. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
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. 5503-743-3602 or 503-743-2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Saturday, November 18
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 email@example.com
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
6 p.m., The Salem Singers’ Farewell Tour concert, Eugene Christian & Missionary Alliance Chruch, 490 Howard Ave., Eugene 97404. Founded in 1943, this is the ministry’s final series of concerts. 503-689-1053 or salemsingers.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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