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November 2018 calendar

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
    Harvest Moon Bazaar, first of three consecutive days, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring 97009. 503-663-5050.
    10 a.m., BLESS friendship and support group for women 55 and older, Meadow Springs Church 12647 S.W. 62nd Ave., Portland 97219.  503-620-1500 or sher.ireland@gmail.com
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Corban University presents a workshop on “Design Thinking” led by Karen Tilstra of Florida, Morning Star Community Church,  4775 27th Ave. S.E., Salem 97302. This workshop is a hands-on, interactive experience that outlines a method for spotting and creatively tackling hidden opportunities and for problem solving.  For information, contact Steve Halliday, assistant professor of media arts and communications at Corban, 503-589-8128 or shalliday@corban.edu
    6:30 p.m., Fight Night, a lighthearted date night for married couples with authors Les and Leslie Parrott, Church on the Hill,700 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville 97128. $10 per couple. http://bit.ly/COTHFightNight2018
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Annual Collaboration Banquet to benefit Canyonview Ministries Christian Camp near Silverton, The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St, Silverton 97381. 971-239-1347 or 503-875-0386 or canyonviewministries.org
    7 p.m., The Hyssongs in concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beavercreek 97004.   Free admission; freewill offering taken. www.thehyssongs.com or southerngospelpdx.com
    7 p.m., There is More Tour with Hillsong Worship and Pastor Brian Houston, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin 97062.  premierproductions.com
    Pearls of Hope Conference sponsored by Soorin Backer Ministries, first of three consecutive days,  Valley River Life Church, 900 Robin Hood Ave, Eugene, 97401. Speakers Soorin Backer, Garris Elkins, Gail Perry, James Autry,  Elizabeth Hawker and Scott Graham. $119. pearlsofhopeconference.com
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
    Noon, George Fox University Legacy League luncheon, Canyon Commons dining hall on the university’s Newberg campus.  Adam Pickett, George Fox athletic director, will discuss how the sports program fits the university.  $10.  RSVP to 503-538-7314 or 503-927-5011.
    CB (Conservative Baptist) Northwest Pastors’ Wives’ Retreat, first of three consecutive days, Camp Tadmor, 43943 McDowell Creek Drive, Lebanon 97355.  Theme is “Unpacking Your Trunk: Treasuring God’s Riches in Our Everyday Lives.”  www.cbnw.org/en/events/pwr/
    10th annual Virtuous Women of Integrity Retreat sponsored by Glorious Prophetic International Ministries retreat, first of three consecutive days, Macleay Conference and Retreat Center,  2887 74th Ave. S.E., Salem 97301. 503-281-8165 or 503-758-4556 or elsadonna@hotmail.com
    CB (Conservative Baptist) Growth Getaway for sixth through eighth graders, first of three consecutive days, Camp Tadmor, 43943 McDowell Creek Drive, Lebanon 97355. Also offered Nov.   9-11. www.cbnw.org/en/events/pwr/
  AND Women’s Conference, first of two consecutive days, Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins St., Newberg. $10 includes lunch.  503-538-0440 or northsidenewberg.org
    Mission ConneXion Northwest presents Student ConneXion, first of two consecutive days, Mount Scott Church of God, 10603 S.E. Henderson St, Portland 97266  Theme is “Created for Change.” Speakers are George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilization;  Paul Veit, founder and director of Declare God’s Wonders; Ann Dunagan, director of Daring Daughters Harvest Ministry; and Paul Watson, founder of Contagious Disciple Making.  Free admission. Studentconnexion.org
    Christian Musician Summit conference, first of two consecutive days, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4519 112th St., Tacoma, Wash. 98446.  Providing practical training & resources for musicians, leaders, technicians, songwriters amd “indie” artists to improve skill and inspire talent for God’s glory.  Christianmusiciansummit.com
    Couples Conference with Rene and Laurie Schlaepfer, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.  The Schlaepfers lead Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, Calif.  They met at seminary while both completing master’s degrees in theology. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    6:15 to 8:30 p.m., Free showing of the movie I Can Only Imagine, The Gathering Place, 2500 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98665.  Childcare available for third grade and younger. 360-696-0333.
    Evening, Dinner and auction to benefit Firm Foundation Christian School, at the school, 1919 SW 25th Way, Battle Ground, Wash. 98604   $40. 360-687-8382  or Firmfoundationchristian-school.org
    7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents the musical Annie, first of nine public performances this month, Imago Theater, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., Portland 97214.  Also at 7 p.m. Nov. 3, 9, and 16, and 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.  Additional school day performances at 8:30 and 11:45 a.m. Nov. 7.  Based on the popular comic strip. Tickets at 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org  Advance adult tickets are $12.  Youth and senior tickets are $10.   Nov. 3 show is a “Family Day” performance with all tickets $10 in advance.  Tickets for all performances $4 more if purchasing at the door. School day performances are $6 for groups of 10-99, and $5 for 100 or more.
    7 p.m., Boring Bible Stories, first of two consecutive days, Hood View Adventist Church, 26775 S.E. Kelso Road, Boring 97009.  Continues at 10 a.m. Saturday. Theme is “Forgiveness.” Storytellers will portray such Bible figures as Bathsheba, Nathan, Moses, Hosea and Gomer. Each story will be a 15 to 20 minute presentation, usually in full biblical costume. After the story, those attending will get to ask the Bible character any question they would like. 503-663-5611.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
    Upward Trails ministry hike through Portland’s Forest Park.  A 7.7-mile outing with 500-foot elevation gain on the Maple Trail. 503-484-7998 or 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    8:30 a.m. to noon, Christianity Explored orientation and training for pastors and evangelism ministry leaders, River West Church, 2000 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego 97034.  Based on Mark’s gospel, Christianity Explored is a video class that presents the gospel to either believers and non-believers. 971-246-3011 or westfall.jim@gmail.com   Register at Eventbrite.com; search for “Christianity Explored Northwest Training.”
    9:30 a.m., Creation Sabbath, Sandy Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 18575 S.E. Langensand Road, Sandy 97055.Stan Hudson, director of the Creation Study Center at the Adventists’  North Pacific Union Conference in Ridgefield, Wash. will present historical and archaeological evidence for creation and a worldwide flood. Sabbath school at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:50 a.m., a 12:30 p.m. fellowship lunch, and afternoon presentations beginning at 2 p.m. 503-668-6144.
    9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rockwood Compassion Mini-Clinic, free health clinic for low-income residents, Rockwood Preparatory Academy, 740 S.E. 182nd Ave, Portland 97233. compassionconnect.com
    10 a.m. to noon, Information session on Columbia-Willamette chapter of Women of Vision, Bethany area address near Portland to be announced. Women of Vision supports the work of international  relief organization World Vision. For location, 503-617-7487 or nancyperich@gmail.com
    Adventist World Radio’s Broadcast to Baptism Rally, Beaverton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 14645 S.W. Davis Road, Beaverton 97007. A focus, in both the morning worship service and in an afternoon program, on this global radio outreach. 1-800-337-4297 or awr.org
    6 to 8 p.m., 11th annual Celebration Dinner for PREP4Kids (Portland Released-time Education Program), Embassy Suites Portland Airport, 7900 NE 82nd Ave., Portland 97220. Theme is “Shaping Kids’ Hearts for Life.” Featured speaker is Dawna Stutzman, who recently retired from 27 years as the fourth-grade teacher at Southwest Christian School in Beaverton.  This ministry provides Bible classes for public school children, as allowed under Oregon law. RSVP to 503-281-7764 or prepoffice@gmail.com
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
    1 to 3 p.m., Open house at Trinity Academy, 7424 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland 97217.  Trinity Academy is a classical Christian middle and high school.  503-567-9559 or trinityacademyportland.org
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
     11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jerry Heater 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.  From Baker City, Heater is a worship leader, prophetic minister, author, teacher and songwriter.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
    9 a.m. to noon, Cost of Poverty Experience,  Providence Willa-mette Falls Community Center,  518 15th St., Oregon City 97045.   This is training that offers participants a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in our community. It is a look into the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day. Love INC of Clackamas County and the Homeless Solutions Coalition of Clackamas County are co-sponsors.  503-650-0153.
    9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th Ave., Portland 97236.  is Cynthia Palmatier, a prophetic minister and board member for Portland-based Hearts of Fire International Ministries. portlandamaglow@
gmail.com
    9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Vancouver Women’s Connection monthly brunch and program, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  Theme is “Gift Shopping for All Occasions,” with a variety of vendors, raffle items and baked goods.  Also, Jan Mathers of Bend will present on “Invincible Woman.”  $21. RSVP by phone, 360-892-5523; by text 360-835-5268, or by email vancouverwa.wcon@gmail.com.
    10 a.m., Celebration of the 125th anniversary of Reedwood Friends Church, at the church, 2901 S.E. Steele St., Portland 97202.  Worship at 10 a.m. followed by fellowship and sharing time.  RSVP at www.Reedwood.org
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem Leadership Foundation’s CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Centers Network Luncheon, St. Edward Catholic Church, 5303 River Road N., Keizer 97303.  Carmen Bensink-Lewis, pastor of Bridge Covenant Church, will tell  her personal story as well as about her church’s “Journey of Transformation.” 503-315-8924 or salemlf.org
    7:30 p.m., George Fox University’s William Penn Honors Program free lecture for the public, Room 105 of the Hoover Academic Building on the Newberg campus.  Bradley Campbell, associate professor of sociology at California State University, will speak on “Dignity, Victimhood and the Future of the University,” a focus on the the conflicts on college campuses over microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, and free speech. Reception follows. 503-554-2152 or georgefox.edu/honors
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
    7 to 9 a.m., Clark County Prayer Breakfast with featured speaker retired Washington County Circuit Judge Tom Kohl, Vancouver Hilton Hotel, 301 W. Sixth St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660.  Kohl is author of Losing Megan: Finding, Hope, Comfort and Forgiveness in the Midst of Murder,  $40. 360-524-0982 or clarkcountyprayerbreakfast.org
    10:30 a.m., Corban University Theatre presents Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, first of six performances this month, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive, Salem 97317.  Also at 7:30 p.m. Nov., 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18. inside.corban.edu/theatre/events
    11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Faith-based Estate Planning Seminar sponsored by Salem Leadership Foundation, Collier Law, 1020 Liberty St. S.E., Salem 97302.  Includes lunch. 503-315-8924 or Jennifer@salemLF.org
    7 p.m., Valley-Wide Night of Praise and Worship sponsored by Mid-Valley Women of Christ, Life Community Church, 490 N.W. Hwy. 99, Corvallis 97330. Featured speaker is Kim Meeder, author of Hope Rising and co-founder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in Central Oregon.  Worship led by Ashra Liles and praise team from Hope Church in Albany.  Free admission; freewill offering taken.  www.midvalleywomenofchrist.org
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Country Mouse Holiday Market, first of two consecutive Friday-Saturday weekends, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392.   503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
    Donor Sabbath, first of three consecutive days.  Under the sponsorship of Donate Life Northwest, free materials are made available for churches this weekend to promote the importance of organ, eye and tissue donations.  For more information, email feely@ohsu.edu, phone 503-494-7888 or go to donatelifenw.org/
sabbath
    Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Kids Convention for second through fifth graders, first of two consecutive days,  Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97315. Features Christian illusionists David and Teesha Laflin.   $35 by Oct. 11; $45 after that date. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org
    Married Again Conference with Gary Gulbranson, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.  Gulbranson is senior pastor of Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, Wash.  This conference is for those who have remarried due to a divorce or the loss of a spouse.  1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    Writers Retreat, first of three consecutive days, Camp Tilikum, 15321 N.E. North Valley Road, Newberg 97132.   Theme is “Letting the Light In – Writing for the Growth of the Soul.” 503-538-2763 or camptilikum.org
    CB (Conservative Baptist) Growth Getaway for sixth through eighth graders, first of three consecutive days, Camp Tadmor, 43943 McDowell Creek Drive, Lebanon 97355. www.cbnw.org/en/events/pwr/
    6:15 p.m., Prayer Conference Weekend, first of two consecutive days, East Salem Adventist Church,  5575 Fruitland Road N.E., Salem 97317. Continues 10:50 a.m. Saturday followed by potluck lunch, then breakout sessions at 2 p.m. and closing session at 3 p.m.  Speaker is Kevin Wilfley, prayer coordinator for the Adventist Church’s North Pacific Union Conference. 503-363-0390
    6:30 to 8 p.m., What the World Needs Now, a multicultural choral presentation to benefit Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO), St. John the Evangelist Church, 8701 N.E. 119th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98682. WHO provides shelter and meals during winter months to the homeless of Clark County.  This program features four choirs performing “uplifting music for sing-along and your listening pleasure.,” as well as a three-person band, Holy Moly.  The four choirs are Filipino, Hispanic, an English-language one, and one with “youth and young-at-heart.” Free admission; freewill offering taken. 360-573-3325.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
    Upward Trails ministry hike to Mirror Lake and Tom Dick Ridge near Mount Hood.  A 6.4-mile outing round trip, with 1,500-foot elevation gain.  503-718-7774 or upwardtrails.com
    7 a.m., Veterans Breakfast, Good Shepherd Community Church,  28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring 97009. Featured speaker is Richard Botkin, a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer for 15 years and author of Ride the Thunder. $10. 503-663-5050 or goodshepherdcc.org/event/veterans-breakfast-2018
    9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Parkrose Compassion Mini-Clinic, free health clinic for low-income residents, Gateway Church, 13300 N.E. San Rafael St., Portland 97230 compassionconnect.com
    10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Honduras field briefing sponsored by Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego 97035. Women of Vision supports the work of international relief organization World Vision. A team that traveled to Honduras in August will outline the complex dynamics involved when tackling the root causes of poverty in that nation. 503-636-3298 or luyocky@gmail.com
    Evening, Annual promotional banquet for Hope Pregnancy Clinic of Salem, Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road N.E. Keizer 97303   503-364-2464 or hopepcsalem.org.
    6 p.m., Revive Us in benefit concert for Riverside Adventist Church’s Meal of Hope program and the Community Closet clothing bank, at the church, 463 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal, Wash. 98671. 360-835-3114.
VETERANS DAY (TRADITIONAL DATE)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
    Veterans Day (traditional date)  A day designated to honor those who have served in the nation’s armed forces. Because it falls this year on a Sunday, it will be observed as a federal holiday on Monday, Nov. 12.
    2 p.m., Special “Senior Day” presentation of the play The Curious Savage by John Patrick, Portland Christian Junior/Senior High School, 12425 N.E. San Rafael St., Portland 97230. All senior citizens welcome to attend a special dress rehearsal of the play, the story of a recently widowed millionaire whose stepchildren try to have her committed, so that they can inherit her fortune. This will be a “working” rehearsal, as the school is still working on lights, costumes, etc. $5, includes coffee and refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. RSVP to 503-256-3960, ext. 263.
    4:30 p.m., Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship Auction, at the school, 1500 S.E. 96th Ave., Portland 97216. Starts with silent auction and live music, followed by vegetarian dinner at 6 p.m., then dessert and live auction. $30. 503-255-8372, ext. 210 or djohnson@paasda.org
VETERANS DAY (OBSERVED)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
    Veterans Day observed today as a federal holiday.
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Matthew Cummings 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.  Cummings is an evangelist and prophetic minister who has done outreach throughout the U.S., Israel and in Europe. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
    Northwest Baptist Convention’s Pastor/Layman Conference and Missions Celebration, Great Wolf Lodge,  20500 Old Hwy 99 S.W., Grand Mound, Wash. (near Centralia) 98531.  360-882-2100 or www.gonbw.org
    6 to 9 p.m,. Prayer for Oregon and Washington, sponsored by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, Canby Grove Christian Center, 7501 Knights Bridge Road, Canby.   Children welcome, but no child care provided. For information, email peter.a.carlson@petercarlson.net.  Register for free at www.facebook.com/events/1192119104260967/  A similar event will be held
    6 p.m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Featured speaker is Matthew Cummings, an evangelist and prophetic minister who has done outreach throughout the U.S., Israel and in Europe.  Food and fellowship during the first hour, followed by the speaker. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
    10 a.m. to noon, Information session on Columbia-Willamette chapter of Women of Vision, West Linn address to be announced. Women of Vision supports the work of international  relief organization World Vision.  For location, 503-617-7487 or nancyperich@gmail.com
    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. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266.  Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon. Cummings is an evangelist and prophetic minister who has done outreach throughout the U.S., Israel and in Europe. Restaurant policy is that everyone must buy lunch; no one can have only drinks. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
    Northwest Baptist Convention annual meeting, first of two consecutive days, Great Wolf Lodge,  20500 Old Hwy 99 S.W., Grand Mound, Wash. (near Centralia) 98531.  Theme is “This is Our Day.” Speakers are Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary; Randy Adams, the convention’s executive director, and Dustin Hall of Kennewick (Wash.) Baptist Church and Dallas Stringer of Eastmont Baptist Church in East Wenatchee, Wash. 360-882-2100 or www.gonbw.org
    6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program for women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355.  Theme this month is “RU Aware of Adair?” with a special feature by Matt Helget of Lebanon on Camp Adair history, including its role in World War I. Helgel’s did reseatch based on his grandfather’s military service.  Also, Gloria Law of Bellingham, Wash., an author, business owner and health coach who endured traumatic events, will speak on “Never, Ever, Give Up Hope.” $10.  RSVP at 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
    6 to 9 p.m,. Prayer for Oregon and Washington, sponsored by The National Day of Prayer Task Force, Valley River Life, church, 900 Robin Hood Ave, Eugene 97401. Children welcome, but no child care provided. For information, email peter.a.carlson@petercarlson.net. Register for free online at www.facebook.com/events/310198152908430
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Transformational Leadership with Ford Taylor, first of two consecutive days, Portland Christian Center, 5700 S.W. Dosch Road, Portland 97239.  A training event designed to “drive unity, remove constraints and empower growth in any relationship and organization.” From Ohio, Taylor is a leadership strategist and the author of Relational Leadership. www.PortlandTL.com
    7 p.m., Legacy Five in concert,  Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beavercreek 97004. “Artist Circle” tickets $25, standard seating $20 advance, $25 at the door; $15 each for groups of 20 or more. southerngospelpdx.com
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
    Noon, Free Discovery Lunch to promote the Union Gospel Mission of Salem’s capital campaign for new facilities, at the ministry’s men’s mission, 345 Commercial St. S.E., Salem 97301.  RSVP to 503-967-6388 or ugmsalem.org
    6:30 p.m., People to People Ministries and Adventist Health present chef G.W. Chew of the 3ABN network TV show Chew’s Challenge, Adventist Health Portland, 10213 S.E. Market St., Amphitheater C, Portland 97216. 503-251-6201 or peopletopeopleministries.com.  Chew also is at a Portland church Friday through Sunday (see listing below).
    7 p.m., Parenting with a Purpose event with Bob Lepine from the Family Life Today broadcast, Lake Bible Chruch, 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego 97035.  kpdq.com
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Country Mouse Holiday Market, second of two consecutive Friday-Saturday weekends, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392.   503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
    Family Life’s Weekend to Remember, first of three consecutive days, Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront., 1401 S.W. Naito Pkwy., Portland 97201.  www.WeekendToRemember.com
    7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents the musical The Lion King Jr., first of six public performances this month, Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St, Vancouver, Wash. 98661.  Also at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18, 24 and 25. Advance adult tickets are $12.  Youth and senior tickets are $10. Tickets for all performances are $4 more if purchased at the door.  Saturday Nov. 17 is “Family Day” with all tickets at $10.  360.750.8550 or journeytheater.org
    7 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Hope Church, 2817 Santiam Hwy. S.E., Albany 97322.  libertyquartet.com
    7 to 9 p.m., One: Citywide Prayer and Worship for the Portland-Vancouver area, happening simultaneously at six locations.  They are Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 S.W. Walker Road, Beaverton 97005; Imago Dei Community church, 1302 S.E. Ankeny St., Portland 97214; City Bible Church’s Rocky Butte campus, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland 97220; University Park Baptist Chruch, 4340 N. Lombard St., Portland 97203; New Hope Community Chruch, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086; and City Bible Church’s Mill Plain campus, 14311 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Wash. 98684. Onepdx.org
    6:30 p.m., People to People Ministries and Adventist Health present chef G.W. Chew of the 3ABN network TV show Chew’s Challenge, first of three consecutive days, Stone Tower Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3010 N.E. Holladay St., Portland 97232,  Also at 3 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.  503-251-6201 or peopletopeopleministries.com
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
    Upward Trails ministry hike along the Hood River atop the old penstock water supply pipe. A 2.6-mile outing. 360-513-9244 or 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    9 to 11:30 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Paul Taylor, director of the Mount St. Helens Creation Center in Castle Rock, Wash., will speak on “No Time for Itching Ears.” 503-544-3255 or DesignScienceNW.org or mshcreationcenter.org
    9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monthly breakfast meeting of Battle Ground (Wash.) chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third, Battle Ground.  Free breakfast and worship before the speaker. 360-606-7812 or fgbmfamerica.org
    10:50 a.m., His Praise Men’s Chorus from Portland-Vancouver area in concert, Prineville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1600 S. Main St,. Prineville 97754. 541-460-2462 or 360-936-1401.
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,, Quaker Artisan Faire, first of two consecutive days, Community Building at West Hills Friends Church, 7425 S.W. 52nd St., Portland 97219. Continues 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. This supports Friends medical outreach to Kenya and features  paintings, jewelry, photography, ornaments, textiles, baked goods and handmade gifts. Free admission. 503-246-7654 or hamptonrachel2002@outlook.com
    3 p.m., Special service to celebrate the 122 years of ministry by Holladay Park Church of God, at the church, 2120 N.E. Tillamook St., Portland 97212. The church is closing in January, and this will focus on God’s faithfulness through the years.  Sharing by former pastors and staff, a special choir, a video of the history of the church, and a 5 p.m. catered dinner. www.holladayparkchog.org
    4 p.m.,. Second annual concert to benefit Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity, Newberg High School auditorium, 2400 Douglas Ave., Newberg 97132. The concert will showcase a variety of musicians, including local choirs and the Sweet Adelines female barbershop-style singers. Free admission; opportunity to donate provided. 503-537-9938.
    4:30 p.m., His Praise Men’s Chorus from Portland-Vancouver area in concert, Cascade Seventh-day Adventist Church, 60670 Brookswod Blvd., Bend 97702. 541-788-1598 or 360-936-1401.
    7 p.m., Adventist Health presents the ninth annual Celebration of Thanksgiving concert featuring famed Christian singer Sandi Patty, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086.  adventisthealth.org
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
   10:30 a.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Family Worship Center, 5001 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham 97030.  libertyquartet.com
    6 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Life Spring Church, 9165 Portland Road N.E., Brooks 97305. libertyquartet.com
   6:30 to 8 p.m. Community-Wide Thanksgiving Worship and Prayer sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, First Baptist Church of Eugene, 3550 Fox Meadow Road, Eugene. onehopenetwork.org
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19
       11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gil Mulder 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.  Mulder worked in construction and building management for many years, including in church construction.  He served as a foster parent in the 1970s and as a counselor with Multnomah County juvenile case management.   He is a prophetic intercessor with 45 years experience in spiritual warfare application and training. $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., BE (Biblical Entrepreneurship) Experience presented by Nehemiah Project International Ministries, Meadows Training Room, 5200 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego 97035. A focus on “How to Grow Your Top or Bottom Line with Kingdom Impact.”  Led by Scott Landis and Richard Zielke.  $249 through Nov. 6, $299 after that date. 877-916-1180 or nehemiahproject.org
    11 a.m., Trista Williams speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266.  Williams testifies of being set free from addictions and abuse she experienced as a child.  She is on the board of Isaac TV and she and her husband, Tim, are ministers of the gospel and elders at Victory Faith Church. Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon. $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
THANKSGIVING DAY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
    Thanksgiving.  A state, local and national holiday encouraging all to give God thanks for the blessings He has bestowed. Some churches will have special observances.
   Thanksgiving Conference with Tom Shrader, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.  Shrader is founding pastor of Redemption Church in Phoenix, Ariz. and has a teaching ministry called Priority Living of Arizona.  Includes kids program for nursery through high school age.  1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    Thanksgiving Weekend Retreat with Dean Sherman, first of four consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. Sherman  has been teaching throughout the Body of Christ worldwide for over 50 years. He helped to pioneer YWAM in Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga. He served for 20 years as the international dean for the College of Christian Ministries in YWAM’s University of the Nations. Dean has written two books: Spiritual Warfare for Every Christian, and Love, Sex, and Relationships,  both translated into several languages. Suggested Donation:  $150/adult, $75/ages 7-12, $35/ages 4-6, age 3 and younger are free.  Christianrenewalcenter.org
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
    2 p.m., Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree, first of nine performances through Dec. 2, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St, Portland 97201. Also at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 24; 2 p.m. Nov. 25; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2.  Featuring Katie Harman, Georgene Rice, The Jefferson Dancers and a 300-voice choir. 503-557-8733 or www.singingchristmastree.org
    5 to 9:30 p.m,. 31st annual Christmas Festival of LIghts, first of evening presentations running through Dec. 30, The Grotto, 8840 N.E. 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.  Described as the largest Christmas choral festival in the world, the festival is a walk-through event that features five indoor holiday concerts each evening performed by school, church and civic choirs.  There also are outdoor carolers, puppet shows and a live petting zoo.  Admission $12 general, $11 for senior citizens 65 and older and military personnel, $6 for ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and younger.  503-261-2400 or thegrotto.org/christmas-festival-of-lights
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
    Upward Trails ministry outing to the Big Lava Bed in Washington.  Participants will explore the abandoned Broughton Flume on this 3-mile hike. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
MONDAY, NOVEMBER  26
     11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ray Gebauer 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.  Gebauer has been a speaker at Bible conferences in Europe and America. He is a non-licensed holistic health doctor and has written eight books on health.  His company, Creating Value Inc., educates on health using biblical principles.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
     7 p.m., Milton Alvarez speaking at Camas meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Round Table Pizza, 3136 N.E. Third Ave., Camas, Wash. 98607.  Alvarez is an evangelist who testifies of being gloriously saved by Jesus Christ during a suicide attempt in 1986.  From that moment he began to preach 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.  360-901-5630.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
      11 a.m., Greg Romine speaking at weekly Portland luncheon meeting for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266.  Romine is pastor of King’s Church in Vancouver, Wash., and he and his wife Cyndi are founders of Called to Rescue, which works to rescue children from sex trafficking both in the U.S. and internationally.  Prayer meeting at 11, worship at 11:30, lunch at noon. $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
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
    7 p.m., Casting Crowns and Hannah Kerr in the It’s Finally Christmas Tour, Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center at Portland State University, 930 S.W. Hall St, Portland 97201. LMGconcerts.com
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30
    3 to 6 p.m., Christmas at Dairyville and Storybook Lane, first of seven evenings through mid-December, Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland 97221.  A tradition in Portland for more than four decades, this allows families to stroll the beautifully decorated Old Western town at the dairy, enjoy sleigh rides as well as old movies in the theater, hear various local choirs, experience the famous storybook lane, pet live animals and visit Santa Claus. But the emphasis is on the true Christ-centered meaning of Christmas. www.alpenrose.com
    5 p.m. 17th annual Follow the Star outdoor presentation, first of seven evenings, Gladstone Park Seventh-day Adventist Convention Center, 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone 97027. Also at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 4 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9. This is a 45-minute walking tour of seven live-action scenes that tells the story of the search for the Christ child. Free admission. 503-655-2614 or followthestar01.weebly.com
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Alpha Unplugged regional dinner, A Jesus Church, Alpha is a global Theme is “Epicenter for Revival.” The Alpha course is a series that explores the basics of the Christian faith,  Dane Sanders, Alpha ambassador for the U.S. will share why he believes the Northwest, and Portland in particular, could be positioned as the epicenter for revival in North America. RSVP to kirkpetersen@alphausa.org
    7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Company presents the musical Scrooge, first of seven public performances through Dec. 9, Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal, Wash. 98671.  Also at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 7, 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9 and both 2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 8.  Advance adult tickets are $12.  Youth and senior tickets are $10.   “Family Day” performance is Dec. 1 with all tickets $10 in advance.  Tickets for all performances are $4 more if purchased at the door. 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
    7 p.m. The Collingsworth Family Christmas concert, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086.   Tickets are $35 “Artist Circle,” $25 advance general admission, or $20 each for groups of 20 or more, plus two complimentary tickets, if purchased by phoning Shannon at 423-218-1926. For information, 800-965-9324 or www.IMCconcerts.com