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November 2019 calendar

  This is a guide to Christian-oriented performances, activities, speakers and ministry events.  If you would like your event listed at no cost, leave details by phone at 503-537-9220, by e-mail at cnnw@cnnw.com, or by regular mail at P.O. Box 974, Newberg, OR 97132.  (Note: Inclusion of an event in this calendar does not necessarily indicate endorsement by this newspaper).
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free art exhibition featuring Japanese artist Mika Aono, weekdays through Dec. 5, George Fox University’s Lindgren Gallery on the Newberg campus, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The show is titled “Over and Over.”  Aono’s images “explore the humanness of absurdity and futility through laborious processes, finding value in unfulfilled wishes,” according to the artist. jsalzman@georgefox.edu.
    Christian Musician Summit Northwest 2019, first of two consecutive days, 4519 112th St E, Tacoma, Wash. 98446. The conference aims to provide practical training, equipping and resources for musicians, worship leaders, technicians, pastors, songwriters and independent artists in order to improveskill and inspire talent for God’s glory. christianmusiciansummit.com
    Couples Conference with Gary Thomas, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.An author, Thomas is considered a thought-leader in the areas of marriage, parenting and spiritual formation. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net.
    6 to 9 p.m., Student ConneXion’s Ready-Set-Go! mission conference for youth ages 10 to 20, first of two consecutive days, Grace Point Church,  10750 S.E. 42nd Ave., Milwaukie 97222.  Continues 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Studentconnexion.org
    9 a.m., 73rd annual Lord’s Acre event, Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.E. Hwy. 126, Powell Butte 97754. Includes a 10K run, 5K walk, crafts, meat sales including the popular Lord’s Acre Sausage, homemade pies by slice or whole, cinnamon rolls, pit barbecue, free worship concert and a country auction. All proceeds go toward mission trips and the church’s capital improvements.  Free admission and free parking; barbecue dinner is $10, whole pies are $12. 541-548-3066 or powellbuttechurch.com
    9 a.m. Pancake breakfast fundraiser for Trail Life USA Troop OR-0226, Calvary Chapel Hillsboro, 6550 S.E. Alexander St, Hillsboro, 97123.  Trail Life USA is a church-based, Christ-centered , boy-focused mentoring and discipleship program based on Biblical values and set in the context of outdoor adventure.  The program is open to boys from kindergarten through sixth grade. Breakfast cost is $5. 503-984-5518 or whkwong@gmail.com
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holiday bazaar sponsored by American Heritage Girls Troop OR2012, Calvary Chapel Hillsboro, 6550 S.E. Alexander St. Hillsboro 97123.  Held in conjunction with the pancake breakfast the same day sponsored by a Trail Life USA troop (see listing immediately above). Homemade crafts and coffee bar.  American Heritage Girls is a national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.  513-638-1415 or thesimon6@hotmail.com.
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Voice of the Martyrs’ Advance Conference, Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust St., Salem 97301.  Speakers include “Brother John” from Syria, Gary Witherall of Operation Mobilization, Bob Fu from China, and Voice of the Martyrs radio host Todd Nettleton.  Music and worship led by Amy Shreve. Register for free at 1-800-747-0085 or VOMAdvance.com (click on “Salem, OR”)
    4 p.m., Annual fundraising dessert and auction to benefit The Salvation Army’s Washougal (Wash.) Corps, Black Pearl on the Columbia event center, 56 S. First St., Washougal, Wash. 98671   360-835-3171 or salvationarmyauction@gmail.com
    6 p.m., Dinner and silent auction to benefit Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation, Ashland Hills Hotel, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland 97520. $35. 541-601-7496 or mcfineartsfoundation.org
     6 to 9 p.m,. Annual banquet and auction to benefit the Men in the Arena ministry, Church o nthe Hill, 700 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville 97128. $50. meninthearena.org/auction
    7 p.m., CCMfriends’ first annnual Costume-Or-Not Ball, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14175 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland 97229. Dance lesson first hour, then dancing  8 to 10:30. Costumes encouraged, but not required.  CCMfriends is a ministry aimed at singles, but gladly includes couples as well. Music is DJ’d and spans rock, pop, soul, ballroom, country and more. Admission is by donation. Text 503-319-1951 or go to CCMfriends.com
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    9 a.m., Concordia University praise ensemble presentation during worship service, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 9800 S.E. 92nd Ave, Happy Valley 97086. 503-788-7000.
  9:30 a.m., 75th anniversary celebration for Netarts Friends Church, 4685 Alder Cove Road W,. Tillamook 97141.  Potluck celebration meal follows worship service. 503-842-8375.
    11 a.m., Classic Gospel Sons in concert, Green Mountain Baptist Church, 8314 N.E. Spurrel Road, Woodland, Wash. 98674.  bobbikaykirsch@gmail.com
    1 to 3 p.m. Open house at Trinity Academy, 7424 N. Miss-issippi Ave., Portland 97217.  The school serves grades six through 12. pdxtrinity.org
   4:30 p.m., Classic Gospel Sons in concert, Yacolt Community Church, 509 W. Cushman, Yacolt, Wash. 98675. bobbikaykirsch@gmail.com
    5 to 8 p.m., Harvest Carnival, Grace Baptist Church, 1619 E. Second St., Newberg 97132.  503-538-7468 or gbcnewberg.org
    7 p.m., Legacy 5 in concert, Grand View Baptist Chruch, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beavercreek 97004. $20.  legacyfive.com
    9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting with speaker Daneen Bottler, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th Ave., Portland 97236. . Bottler is a local prophetic minister, equipper and worship leader who emphasizes God’s transforming presence. portlandamaglow@gmail.com or www.tyanddaneenbottler.com
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Salem Leadership Foundation’s monthly CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Luncheon, Church at the Park, 2410 Turner Road S.E., Salem 97302.  Featured will be “Stories from the Sites.” 503-315-8924.
    7 to 9 a.m.,  18th annual Clark County Prayer Breakfast, Van-couver Hilton, 301 W. Sixth St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660.  Keynote speaker is U.S. Army Reserves Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Daniel York of Colorado, founder of both First Cause, a leadership training ministry, and VetREST, a nonprofit helping soldiers and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress. $40. 360-524-0982 or clarkcountyprayerbreakfast.org
    10 a.m. to noon, BLESS monthly fellowship and community service meeting for women 55 and older, Meadow Springs Church, 12647 S.W. 62nd Ave., Portland 97219. 503-620-1500 or sher.ireland@gmail.com
    6 to 8:30 p.m., Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Tigard, Tualatin& Sherwood presents a free class on basic budgeting skills, Trinity Community Church, 10900 S.W. 21st Ave., Tigard.97223. Also offered Nov. 13 (see below).  At the end of class each participant will get a gift card to help meet their needs. 503-443-6888 or 503-939-6332 or michellem@loveinc-tts.org
    8:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,  Western Seminary’s Women’s Center for Ministry presents Abide: Revive the Passion, Glenwood Community Church, 12201 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98686. Speakers: Kari Patterson, Poppy Smith, Mary Ann Noack, Jaimi York, Joyce Wachsmuth, Julie Tadema, Jody Mayhew, Karen Howells, Caroline Mata and Jan Usselman. Worship led by Lisa Reiff. $17 regular registration, $12 for students.  503-517-1931 or wcm@westernseminary.edu
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Gravity Leadership presents the Discipleship Boot Camp, first of four sessions through next fall, Hoodview Church of God, 1530 Mount Hood Ave, Woodburn 97071.  Also on Feb. 29, May 16 and Aug. 22.  $150 for all four sessions, or $50 each. . 503-981-1660 or orwacog.org
    Pastor’s Care Conference with Randy and Sandy Remington, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.  Randy Remington is senior pastor of Beaverton Foursquare Church and president-elect of the Foursquare denomination; he and his wife have been married for 30 years and minister extensively on marriage and family.  1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    Noon to 7 p.m.,  Country Mouse Holiday Market, first of three consecutive days, Oregon Christian Convention grounds,  5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392.  Continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
    5:3o to 7:30 p.m., Igniting the Hope dinner sponsored by Evangelical Friends Mission, World Forestry Center, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland 97221.  503-538-9419.
    6 to 9 p.m., Good Samaritan Ministries’ Youth Summit, C3 Church, 17979 Stafford Road, Lake Oswego 97034.  Keynote speaker is Matthew Barberg. 503-644-2339 or GoodSamaritanMinistries.org
    6:30 to 10 p.m., Kids Convention for second- through fifth-graders sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of two consecutive days, Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97305. Continues 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.  Theme is “The Lab.”  Presentations by “science Guy’ Josh Denhart and illusionist Scott Wolf. oregonag.org
  7 p.m., Lewis Ministries International presents City Awakening, first of two consecutive days, The Collective Church, 6825 S.W. Sandburg Street Tigard, OR 97223. $89 individual or $145 married couple advance by Oct. 1, $250 individual or $350 married couple after that date. www.eventbrite.com/e/city-awakening-2019-tickets-54182177351?aff=erelexpmlt
    7 to 10 p.m., The Hills and Valleys Tour with Tauren Wells and Davies in concert, Summit View Church’s Heritage Park Campus, 7701 N.E. 182nd Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98682.  transparentproductions.com
    7:30 p.m., Thirty-five Years of Friends Tour with Michael W. Smith in concert, East Hill Church, Gresham.  Awakeningevents.com or MichaelWSmith.com
    7 a.m., 26th annual Veterans Breakfast with speaker Larry Ledford,  Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring 97009. Ledford is a former soldier, former Louisana state trooper and deputy sheriff, former member of the U.S. Olympics shooting team, retired businessman and founder of the No Greater Love Foundation. 503-663-5050 or goodshepherdcc.org
    9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Spiritual Quotient workshop with Lynn Hare, Serving Our Neighbors / Genesis Mediation, 7307 S.W. Beveland St., Suite 200, Tigard 97223.  A focus on Holy Spirit-led guidance to meet one’s personal goals.  $39.  Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/spiritual-quotient-workshop-tickets-70534906805
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Harvest Bazaar, Central Christian Church, 1844 S.E. Cesar Chavez Blvd, Portland 97214.  Artists will have their hand-crafted creations on sale in time for the holiday season.  Free admission. 503-235-2114 or kmarieleslie403@ gmail.com
    Northwest Baptist Convention’s Northwest Women Missions Celebration and Dessert, Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy 99 S.W., Grand Mound, Wash. 98531. 360-882-2100 or www.gonbw.org
    5:30 to 8 p.m., YMCA of Columbia-Willamette’s annual Christian Mission Celebration and Impact Dinner,, Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland 97229.  Speaker is Larry Whittlesey, longtime local pastor and former executive director of the YMCA’s U.S. Mission Network.  Music by Michael Allen Harrision and Julianne Johnson.  RSVP to 503-221-5335 or kadam@ymcacw.org
    6 to 8:30 p.m., Breaking Chains banquet sponsored by Paid in Full Oregon, Northwest Events Center, 2900 N.E. Century Blvd., Suite 100, Hillsboro 97214. , Paid in Full Oregon, in partnership with Corban University, this fall launched the first bachelor’s degree program for inmates in Oregon’s prison system. paidinfulloregon.com
    6 to 9 p.m., Girls Night Out sponsored by Revive Ministries and KPDQ/KFIS radio, Tigard Campus of Northwest Christian Church, 13405 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard 97223. Includes hors d’oeuvres, photo booth, fellowship, a presentation titled “Know Your Worth,” and a dessert and coffee reception.  $30 per person, or $25 each for groups of four or more. kpdq.com
    10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans Recognition Sunday, Oregon City Church of the Nazarene, 716 Taylor St., Oregon City 97045.  Worship service in morning, celebration of honor for all veterans and dinner starting at 12:35 p.m. 503-656-6536.
    6 p.m. Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting with speaker John Dearborn, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664. Fellowship and food during first hour, then speaker at 7. Dearborn is active in the Godmobile ministry of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America. 360-694-6914 or www.facebook.com/vancouveraglow
    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
    Northwest Baptist Convention annual meeting, first of two consecutive days, Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy 99 S.W., Grand Mound, Wash. 98531.  Theme is “A More Excellent Way.”  Speakers include Richard Blackaby of Blackaby Ministries International; Randy Adams, the convention’s executive director; Dustin Hall of Kennewick (Wash.) Baptist Church and Carlow Rodriguez of Igelisa Vida. Preceded by Missions Celebration Nov. 11. 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 is “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” Brenda Peterson of Cosmopolis, Wash.,, an artist and former wardrobe and color consultant, will give a presentation on rose and floral paintings.  She also will speak on finding value and worth out of self-rejection. $10. 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
    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 “Fall Fun-Raiser.” A variety of vendors of gift items and baked goods will be present.  Also, Jan Mathers will present a dramatic presentation, “Mary.” $21.  RSVP by Nov. 7, by phone at 360-892-5523 or by text at 360-835-5268 or email vancouver.wcon@gmail.com
    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Tigard, Tualatin& Sherwood presents a free class on basic budgeting skills, at the Love INC office, 1820 S.W. King James Place, #10G, King City 97225. At the end of the class each participant will get a gift card to help meet their needs. 503-443-6888 or 503-939-6332 or michellem@loveinc-tts.org
    Gateway Seminary’s Pacific Northwest Campus Alumni and Friends Luncheon,  Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy 99 S.W., Grand Mound, Wash. 98531.   Speaking is seminary President Jeff Iorg. 360-882-2200 or pnwc-info@gs.edu
    7 to 8:30 a.m., Lifesavers Breakfast  with featured speaker Jason Schechterle sponsored by Donate Life Northwest, Oregon Convention Center, Portland.  Schecterle is a former Phoenix, Ariz., police officer and author of Burning Shield who shares with grace, humor and gratitude about the organ donors who gave him the gifts of life, sight and health after he was badly burned as a rookie police officer. Suggested donation $35. 503-740-3440 or 4hoovers@gmail.com
    Harvest Moon Bazaar, first of three consecutive days, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring 97009.  503-663-5050 or goodshepherdcc.org
    10:30 a.m. Corban University Theatre presents Humbug, a modern-day telling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, first of six performances this month, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317.  Also at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24. $13 for adults , $11 for seniors 62 or older; $8 for children 10 or younger. Buy tickets at the door or online at www.corban.edu/arts/theatre-arts/events
    6 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 to 8:45 p.m., Valley-Wide Praise and Worship sponsored by Mid-Valley Women of Christ, Life Community Church, 4900 N.W. Hwy 99, Corvalllis 97330. Speaker is author and Bible teacher Stephanie Fast.  Worship led by Adam and Hannah Smucker. Free admission. Midvalleywomenofchrist.org
    8:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,  Western Seminary’s Women’s Center for Ministry presents Abide: Revive the Passion, River West Church, 2000 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego 97034. Speakers: Kari Patterson, Poppy Smith, Mary Ann Noack, Jaimi York, Joyce Wachsmuth, Julie Tadema, Jody Mayhew, Karen Howells, Caroline Mata and Jan Usselman. Worship led by Lisa Reiff. $17 regular registration, $12 for students.  503-517-1931 or wcm@westernseminary.edu
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Free showing of the movie Unplanned, The Gathering Place, 2500 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98665. 503-696-0333 or gatheringchurch.com
    6:30 to 9 p.m., , Third annual Apologetics Conference sponsored by The Ambassadors Forum of Southwest Hills Baptist Church of Beaverton, first of two consecutive days, Cedar Mill Bible Church, 12208 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland, 97229. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturday.  Keynote speakers are Greg Koukl and Tim Barnett of Stand to Reason and Roy Swart of The Ambassadors Forum. $35.  RSVP at www.spotlightsonyou.com/2019
     7 p.m., Journey Theater Arts Group presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, first of eight public performances this month, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth St., Portland 97214. Also at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 23, 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24 and 7 p.m. Nov. 22. Also school day performances at 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. Nov. 19.  Advance tickets $15 adult, $12 youth and senior citizens, except for the 2 p.m. Nov. 16 performance, with all tickets $12 in advance.  Tickets for all shows are $2 more if purchased at the door. 360-750-8550 or journeytheater.org
       9 a.m. to noon, Forest Hills Lutheran Christian School’s  Drive for the Hills golfathon, Topgolf Hillsboro, 5505 N.E. Huffman St., Hillsboro, 97124.  503-359-4853 or fhlcs.org
    9 a.m. Eric Hovind of Florida-based Creation Today speaking at monthly meeting of Design Science Association, Greater Portland Bible Church, 234 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Topic is “Merging Science and Scripture.” 503-544-3255 or DesignScienceNW.org
    9:30 a.m., Woodworker Show and Tell sponsored by Friends of the Carpenter ministry, The Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org
    11 a.m., Portland Women’s Connection monthly luncheon and program, Community Room at Parkview Christian Retirement, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., Portland 97220.  Men also welcome this month as veterans are celebrated.  Featured speaker is John Lehmkuhl, of Payette, Idaho, a veteran who was assigned to the White House and who also has operated his own audio company.  Also featured is Robert Haltiner of the Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Salem chapter. $15.50. RSVP to 503-658-5453 or joylindstedt@msn.com
    1 to 4 p.m., Open house at Westside Christian High School, 8200 S.W. Pfaffle St., Tigard 97223. 503-697-4711 or wchsonline.org
    3 to 5 p.m., Chocolate, Sparkle and More presented by Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision, home of Kathy Wong Fisher, 21042 S. Wisteria Road, West Linn 97068. An opportunity to meet and mingle with other women who want to make a difference in the lives of women, children and their communities served by the Christian relief agency World Vision. 971-230-8054 or 503-650-4837.
    5 to 10 p.m., 50th anniversary celebration for Chehalem Youth and Family Services, Water Oasis, 15055 N.E. Dopp Road, Newberg 97132. CYFS provides, in a nurturing and caring environment, the education and skills necessary to help youth of Yamhill County become productive, self-sufficient individuals. Tickets $50 at cyfs.net
    6 p.m.,  Annual banquet for Hillsboro-based International Training and Equipping Ministries, Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland 97221.    503-648-4836 or iteministries.org
    6 to 8:30 p.m., Free public premmier of the faith-based action movie Confound, Foothills Community Church, 122 Grange Ave., Molalla 97038.  Filmed locally with local actors. Movie trailer is at https://youtu.be/Kt33uKU26fY  503-829-5101.
    8 and 11 a.m., Concordia University Chamber Orchestra performing during morning worship services, Christ the Vine Lutheran Church, 18677 S.E. 187th Ave, Damascus 97089. 503-658-5650.
    2:30 to 5 p.m., Praising God in Words and Music, Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th St., Vancouver, Wash. Celebrating the 100th birthdays of Composer and Organist Paul Manz and Hymn writer Jaroslav Vajda. Five different organists, a brass quarter, a handbell choir, and a festival choir of 40 will share anthems and lead the audience in familiar hymns. 360-695-7501.
     3 to 5 p.m., Choir of St. John’s Presbyterian Church of Camas, Wash., in special concert in the lobby of Firstenburg Tower at PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center,  400 N.E. Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver, Wash. 98664 The concert entitled “Sing
for Joy and Peace” will include spiritual anthems including It is Well, Amazing Grace,
You are My All in All, The Prayers, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, and several more. 360-834-3281.
    5 p.m., Classic Gospel Sons in concert, Summit View Church, 7701 N.E. 172nd Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98682.  bobbikaykirsch@gmail.com
    6:30 p.m., Community-wide Thanksgiving worship service sponsored by One Hope Network of Lane County, First Baptist Church of Eugene, 3550 Fox Meadow Road, Eugene 97408. 541-968-1132 or onehopenetwork.org
    7 p.m., Singalong Tour with Phil Wickham, Kim Walker-Smith and Mack Brock in concert, Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 S.W. Walker Road, Beaverton 97005.  transparentproductions.com
     Noon, Recital by Corban University music students, PA 200 on the university campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97301.  Pieces range from classical to contemporary works, including some student compositions.  Free admission. 503-375-7057.
    7 to 8:30 a.m., SalemNet ministerial association breakfast, Life Church, 255 College Drive N.W., Salem 97304. gbergman@salemalliance.org
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,  ALPHA program promotional dinner, Westside: A Jesus Church, 10500 S.W. Nimbus Ave., Bldg. T, Portland 97223.   theme is “That They May Be One.”  Speakers include Protestant pastor Jad Levi, Bishop Peter Smith and Catholic lay leader Eric Shreves. RSVP to kirkpetersen@alphausa.org
    7 p.m., Village Missions commissioning services for new “Village Missionaries” who have just completed a weeklong Candidate School, Grace Community Church, 598 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas 97338.  Free admission and parking.  Also viewable live at facebook.com/villagemissions. 503-623-4107.
    FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember for married couples, first of three consecutive days, Red Lion on the River, 909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland 97217.  www.WeekendToRemember.com
    7 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Silverton First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton 97381.   libertyquartet.com
    7 p.m., Tribute Quartet in concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beavercreek 97004.  Free admission; freewill offering taken. southerngospelpdx.com
    7:30 p.m., 57th annual Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree, first of nine performances in late November and early December, Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St, Portland 97201.  Also at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 29 and 30; 2 p.m. Nov. 24 and 1 p.m. Dec. 1. Offering 26 brand new songs, the program this year features Miss America 2002 Katie Harman, Georgene Rice and The Jefferson Dancers. The Tree had its start in 1962 at Benson High School under the sponsorship of an Assembly of God church.  The program annually draws tens of thousands and features a choir of hundreds and a full orchestra.  Tickets range from $20 to $60. 503-557-8733 or www.singingchristmastree.org
    1 to 4 p.m., Road2Hope Maternity Home presents a free showing for women of the movie Unplanned, Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 S.W. 135th Ave., Beaverton 97008.  Information about the Road2Hope ministry also will be shared, and refreshments will be provided.  503-648-4227 or https://road2hopepdx.org/rsvp
    2 p.m., John Nilsen in concert, Creekside Village Retirement Community, 5450 S.W. Erickson Ave., Beaverton 97005. RSVP at 503-643-9735.
    7 p.m., Adventist Health Celebration of Thanksgiving with Matt Maher in concert, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086.  Free admission to the concert with ticket, a nonperishable food item and a new pair of socks for the needy. Tickets are first come, first served. Limit four tickets per family. AdventistHealth.org/Portland/Thanksgiving​
    7 p.m. CCMfriends’ monthly Country-Western Dance, Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 S.E. 42nd, Milwaukie 97222. A dance lesson during the first hour, then dancing from 8 to 11:15. CCMfriends is a ministry aimed at singles but gladly includes couples as well. Music is DJ’d and is mainly country with a bit of variety also.. Admission $9, but $5 for first-time visitors. Text 503-319-1951 or go to CCMfriends.com
    9:30 to 10:20 a.m., Pre-Thanksgiving Brunch, Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 S.W. Main St. Sherwood 97140.  Followed by a presentation by the George Fox University Players during the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m.  503-625-7879 or scfc@sherwoodfriends.org
    3 p.m., Installation service for Matt Ingalls as pastor at Oak Park Church of God, 2990 Lancaster Drive N.E., Salem 97305.  503-364-3626.
    6 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Life Spring Church, 9165 Portland Road N.E., Brooks 97305.   libertyquartet.com
    Noon, 85th birthday celebration for international evangelist Luis Palau, Sunken Ballroom in the Portland Art Museum, Mark Building, 1219 S.W. Park Ave, Portland 97205. Sponsored by Southwest Bible Church of Beaverton’s Downtown Bible Class.  Open to the public; complimentary buffet will be served.  503-524-7000.
    Thanksgiving.  A federal, state and local holiday during which Americans are encouraged to give thanks to God for His many blessings.
    Thanksgiving Retreat with Scott LaPierre, first of four consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. LaPierre is an author and the senior pastor of Woodland (Wash.) Christian Church. 503-873-6743 or christianrenewalcenter.org
    Thanksgiving Conference with Ron Cline, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.  Clilne is retired global ambassador for HCJB international radio. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    7:30 p.m., Passinart Theater Company presents Black Nativity, a “Gospel song-play” by Langston Hughes, first of 10 performances through mid-December, Bethel AME Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave., Portland.  Black Nativity is a special holiday gospel play that retells the famous nativity story with a majority of African-American cast. The play is performed in an uplifting gospel style which includes some traditional Christmas carols.  Also presented 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14, and 3 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Except for $14 admission on Nov. 28, fee for all other shows is $25 general, $20 for senior citizens and students, $13 for ages 5 to 12 and $7 for ages 4 and younger. passinart.org
     Noon to 5 p.m., American Red Cross “Black Friday” blood drive, Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 S.W. Main St, Sherwood 97140.  To schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org – Sponsor code is SherwoodFriends. Bonus –  a free long-sleeved T-Shirt for all donors.
    5 to 9:30 p.m., 32nd annual Christmas Festival of Lights, first of nightly presentations 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. The Christmas Festival of Lights runs 5 to 9:30 nightly from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30. Described as the largest Christmas choral festival in the world, this walk-through event features five indoor holiday concerts each evening performed by school, church and civic choirs. There also are outdoor carolers, puppet shows and a petting zoo. Admission $12.50 general, $11.50 for senior citizens 65 and older and military personnel, $6.50 for ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and younger.  503-261-2400 or thegrotto.org/christmas-festival-of-lights