Annual October Bible Drive sponsored by Newberg-based Bible Foundation. Since 1992, more than 180 nations have been served through this collection of new or used Bible and even parts of old Bibles. Collections centers throughout the region. www.bf.org
Pastor (or Clergy) Appreciation Month. www.focusonthefamily.com/faith/christian-worldview/clergy-appreciation-month
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
Northwest Religious Liberty Association’s 2018 Seminar on Church and State, first of two consecutive days, Seventh-day Adventist Church North Pacific Union headquarters, 5709 N. 20th St., Ridgefield, Wash. 98642. The focus of the event is whether America’s founders intended to establish a Christian nation mandated by law. nrla.com/2018-seminar-church-state
Outdoor School sponsored by the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quaker),, first of five consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, 18705 US-101, Rockaway Beach 97136. 503-355-2284 or 503-538-9419 or nwfriends.org
Retirees Conference with Ray Pritchard, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center, Pritchard is president of Keep Believing Ministries and for 27 years pastored churches in California, Texas and Illinois. He is author of 27 books. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
7:30 p.m., Pianist Roger McVey in concert, Psalm Performing Arts Center at Corban University, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97301. An associate professor of music at the University of Idaho, McVey will present works by Liszt, Diemer and Schubert. Free admission. 503-375-7027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
11 a.m., Groundbreaking ceremony for new Community Resource Center for Vancouver Corps of The Salvation Army, 1500 N.E. 112th Ave. Vancouver, Wash. 98684. 360-892-9250 or 360-448-2875 or www.Vancouver.SalvationArmyNW.org
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
8 to 11 a.m., Pastors Appreciation Breakfast, Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport, 7900 N.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97220. Message by comedian Nazareth, music by Mark Lee of Third Day. Free event sponsored by KPDQ and KFIS “The Fish” radio. kpdq.com
10 a.m., B.L.E.S.S. (Building Loving Engagement, Support and Service) monthly group for women 55 and older, Meadow Springs Chruch, 12647 S.W. 62nd Ave., Portland 97219. 503-620-1500 or email@example.com
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
7 to 9 p.m., Mark Lee in concert, Tigard Christian Church, 13405 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard 97223. An author, singer and songwriter, Lee was founding guitarist of Third Day. $15 to $30. kpdq.com
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
High School Discipleship Camp, first of three consecutive days, Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch, 1 Muddy Road, Antelope 97001. 541-489-3100 or Washingtonfamilyranch.younglife.org
Women’s conference with Carol Kent, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center, The author of more than 20 books, Kent has been a featured speaker at Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women and Women of Joyo arena events. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
7 to 10 p.m., Harvest Hoedown to benefit My Father’s House shelter of Gresham, Cedarville Lodge, 3800 W. Powell Loop, Gresham 97030. $25 per person, or “Silver Bullet” ticket is $40. 503-492-3046 or familyshelter.org
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Betrayal Redeemed women’s conference sponsored by Tuff Stuff Ministries, Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Parkway, Lake Oswego 97035. For women who have experienced betrayal in their marriages. Featured speaker is Yvonne Lindow of Hillsboro, co-director of Hidden Hurt. Worship led by Nicole Wells of Sherwood. 503-380-5264 or 503-307-0535 or tuffstuffministries.com
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reid Saunders Association benefit golfathon, Topgolf entertainment complex, 5505 N.E. Huffman St., Hillsboro 97124. 503-581-7394 or reidsaunders.org
4:30 to 7 p.m., Annual German Sausage Dinner, Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 N.E. 148th Ave., Portland 97230. $12 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free for age 5 and younger. 503-254-4400.
5:15 p.m. First Image Gala sponsored by First Image pregnancy care centers of the Portland area, Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland 97217. Featured speaker is Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance Foundation. $50. first-image.org/events/gala
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
Life Chains — peaceful sidewalk displays of concern over the tragic losses of life because of abortion — both regionally and nationally. Most are taking place today. For updated information, go to lifechains.net. In this part of the Northwest, confirmed Life Chains today are in the following communities at prerss time:
•Clatskanie – Hwy 30 at Nehalem, 1 to 2 p.m.; signs at city park at 12:45 p.m.. 503-728-2581.
•Hermiston – Hwy. 395 at Hermiston Avenue and Gladys Avenue, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 541-667-8537.
•Lincoln City – Hwy. 101 at S.W. First St., 2 to 3:30 p.m., 360-281-3566.
•Medford – Biddle and McAndrews Roads, 2:45 to 4 p.m. 541-779-8587.
•Newport – U.S. Hwy 101 at Olive Street (Hwy. 20), 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 541-765-2159 or 541-444-2246.
•Pendleton – Southgate (hwy 395) at S.W. Haley Avenue, 2:30 to
3:30 p.m. 541-276-9013.
•Salem – Lancaster Drive at Center Street., 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Signs available just priior to the event at Academy Square, 1046 Lancaster Drive, or from Salem Right to Life at 1725 Capital St. 503-689-0813 or 503-585-7856. or 503-999-9852.
4 p.m., 81st season of Lutheran Choral Association in concert, Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 N. Rosa Parks Way, Portland 97217. Old and new sacred music in a variety of styles. Free admission; freewill offering taken. lutheranchoral.org
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Course presented by Live Longer Lebanon, first of six sessions through November, Trinity Baptist Church, 72 E. Elmore St, Lebanon 97355. Continues Oct. 9. 22 and 23 and Nov. 5 and 6. Register at faithcommunitynursingnw.
org/ on the “Courses” link. There is a fee for this course. Contact Deb Fell-Carlson at 541-248-0595 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6:30 to 8 p.m., Suzanne Gallagher of Parents Rights in Education speaking, Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond 97756. A focus on the challenges facing Christian families whose children are attending public schools. Subject matter not appropriate for children. 541-639-7784 or 541-548-4161.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pastors Only Conference, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392. Keynote speaker is Tim Liston, pastor at New Hope Church in Houston, Texas. His topics are “Sandbars for Pastors,” and “Seven Reasons Why Your Church Will Never Reach Anyone and You Should Probably Quit Now.” $25 includes catered lunch. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
2018 Northwest District Educators’ Conference sponsored by the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, first of three consecutive days, Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Ave., Seaside 97138. 503-288-8383 or nowlcms.org
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
Dannah Gresh’s Secret Keeper Girl live presentation for young girls, First Baptist Church of Salem. 395 Marion St N.E., Salem 97301. Secretkeepergirl.com
Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Oregon Youth Convention, first of three consecutive days, Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem 97315. Speakers Brian and Barbara Eno, Reggie Dabbs and Tom Hammel. Music by Phil Stacey, who was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org
Evening, Annual Potlatch event to benefit Camp Tilikum near Newberg, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St, Newberg 97132. camptilikum.org
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
Noon and 6 p.m., Benefit lunch and dinner for Dove Medical Clinic of Eugene, First Baptist Church of Eugene, 3550 Fox Meadow Road, Eugene 97408. Featured speaker is Henry Jernigan of Raleigh, N.C., a nationally known pro-life speaker whose son was born with spina bifida. Those attending can choose either the lunch or dinner. 541-485-3683 or dovemedical.org
Noon and 7 p.m,. Harvest Celebration daytime promotional luncheon and also evening promotion dessert for Union Gospel Mission of Salem’s Hope Has a New Address capital campaign, at two different locations. The luncheon is at the historic Grand Theater, 191 High St. N.E., Salem 97301, while the dessert is at the Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. S.E., Salem 97301. Speaker is Ron Hall, author of Same Kind of Different as Me. RSVP required at ugmsalem.org/harvestcelebration. For information, email email@example.com
Women’s Weekend, first of three consecutive days, Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch, 1 Muddy Road, Antelope 97001. 541-489-3100 or Washingtonfamilyranch.younglife.
Couples Conference for married couples of all ages, first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp, 18705 Hwy 101 N. Rockaway Beach 97136. Speakers are Ken and Tresa Redford of Meridian (Idaho) Friends Church. www.twinrocks.org
Lewis Ministries International presents City Awakening 2018: Merging the Suburban to the Urban, first of two consecutive days, The Collective Church, 6825 S.W. Sandburg St., Tigard. 97223. A gathering of those “who have hunger for revival and who are tired of speaking about revival but want to live revival.” Keynote speakers: Pastor Clyde Lewis, Pastors Jenny & Bob Donnelly of The Collective church in Tigard, Pastors Ben and Heather Rose and Janelle Friedrich. Worship led by Brant Colella and his team. Advance tickets $89 per person or $145 per married couple through Sept. 17, $99 and $165, respectively, after that date. 503-217-2788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of three consecutive days, Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond 97756. Featured speaker is Jean Boonstra, associate speaker for the Voice of Prophecy broadcast. orgcwomen.netadvent.org
7 to 9:45 p.m., IGNITE youth Sabbath school leadership training for adults and youth who lead, first of two consecutive days, Columbia Adventist Academy, 11100 N.E. 189th St., Battle Ground, Wash. 98604. Continues 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the North Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. $5. 503-850-3521.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oregon Mennonite Festival for World Relief, Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road E, Albany 97322. A benefit sale for Mennonite Central Committee, this includes a breakfast, quilt display, food booths, and auctions. oregonfestivalforworldrelief.com
9 to 11 a.m., Fall Kickoff for Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego 97035. Speaker is Carla Hillard, sector chair for World Vision’s national Every Last One campaign. cwwov.org
Dare2Share Live national simulcast with training and outreach event for teens, viewable at First Baptist Church, 125 N.W. 10th St., Corvallis 97330 Dare2Sharelive.org
10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fall Women’s Conference sponsored by Word in Motion Ministries, first of two consecutive days, Shilo Inn Portland Airport, 11707 N.E. Airport Way, Portland 97220. Continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Theme is “Thy Will Be Done.” Speaker is Cindy Geyer. $90. www.wimministries.org
2 to 8 p.m., Children’s Ministries & Adventurers Conference sponsored by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of two consecutive days, the conference’s Holden Convention Center, 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone 97027. Continues 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. $15 by Sept. 30, $20 after that date. 503-850-3500 or www.childrensministries.online
6 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Elgin Harvesters Nazarene Church, 1120 Birch St., Elgin 97827. libertyquartet.com
6:30 to 9 p.m., Chuck Cohen of Intercessors for Israel speaking, Rock Creek Christian Center, 21450 Rock Creek Blvd., Portland 97229. 503-645-8887 or www.ifi.org.il
7 p.m., Gold City in concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beavercreek 97004. No ticket required; freewill offering taken. southerngospelpdx.com
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 28th annual Apple Festival, Riverside Christian School, 463 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal, Wash., 98671. The festival is locally famous for its homemade apple pies, apple dumplings and low prices on apples sold by the pound. Activities for the whole family. including pony rides and face painting, and more than 60vendors. www.riversidesch.com
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
7 p.m., Down East Boys in concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beavercreek 97004. Free admission; freewill offering taken. southerngospelpdx.com
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
The Hope Encounter Tour with Danny Gokey, Tauren Wells and Riley Clemmons in concert, Hult Center for Performing Arts, 1 Eu-gene Center, Eugene 97401. dannygokey.com
Women’s conference with Susie Shel-lenberger, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center, Shellen-berger is an ordained Nazarene minister, author and former editor of Focus on the Family’s Brio for teen girls.. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
4:30 p.m., Women’s Encounter Conference, first of three consecutive days, Salem 4H Center, 5390 4H Road N.W, Salem 97304.$105 for meals and two nights lodging. RSVP to 971-218-9356 or 503-999-0036.
6:30 p.m., MarriageTeam fall dinner event, The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. Theme is “Igniting Marriages: A Powerful Vision” — a focus on possible expansion of the MarriageTeam ministry to five regions throughout the nation. 360-450-6042 or marriageteam.org
7 p.m., Chuck Cohen of Intercessors for Israel speaking at Heritage House Ministries camp, 6407 N.E. 105th Ave,. Vancouver, Wash. 98662 541-788-8180 or www.ifi.org.il
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
Oregon Christian Writers’ Fall One-Day Conference, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin. Keynote speaker is author Kathi Lipp of California. www.OregonChristianWriters.org
10:30 a.m.., Chuck Cohen of Intercessors for Israel speaking, Renewed Hope Ministries, 716 W. 17th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660. Followed by lunch. 360-258-8703 or www.ifi.org.il
2 to 5 p.m., Afternoon tea to benefit “Sodhari Sisters,” Christian widows in southeast Asia, through Assisting International Missions, The Refuge Church, 8600 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Suite B, Vancouver, Wash. 98664. $10 donation at door suggested. 503-548-8672.
5 to 10 p.m., Corban University Home-coming, on the campus, 5000 Deer Park Dr SE, Salem 97317. Includes annual “Car Smash and Car Show,” food trucks, halftime show at men’s basketball game and alumni awards. Corban.edu
5:30 p.m., Annual dinner and auction to benefit Friends of the Carpenter ministry of Vancouver, Wash., Warehouse 23, 100 Columbia St No. 102, Vancouver. Theme is “20 Years of Changing Lives with Love.” $75. 360-750-4752 or friendsofthecarpenter.org
The Hope Encounter Tour with Danny Gokey, Tauren Wells and Riley Clemmons in concert, East Hilll Church, 701 N. Main Ave, Gresham 97030 www.dannygokey.com
5:30 p.m., Annual Portland fundraising banquet for Forward Edge International, Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland 97217. The 35th anniversary of this relief ministry will be celebrated. 360-558-5898 or forwardedge.org
6 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Portland First Church of the Nazarene, 6100 S.W. Raab Road, Portland 97221.. libertyquartet.com
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
10:45 a.m., Bethel Mountain Band performing, Christmas Valley Community Church, 87921 Christmas Valley Hwy., Christmas Valley 97641. 541-576-2757 or bethelmountainband.com
5 p.m. Bethel Mountain Band performing, Crane Fellowship church, 64340 Main Ave., Crane 97732. 541-493-2152 or bethelmountainband.com
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
11:30 a.m. Medical Teams International’s annual Healthy Women, Healthy World luncheon, Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St., Portland 97205. Keynote speaker is Melissa Fleming, head of communications at the United Nations Refugee Agency. Also, Janeen McAnich, CEO of Becker Capital Management, will be honored as Medical Teams’ Portland Humanitarian Woman of the Year. $80. www.medicalteams.org/event/hwhw-luncheon-pdx/
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chuck Cohen of Intercessors for Israel 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. $10.50 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax, and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only. Cohen is a director and board member for IFI, based in Jerusalem. He has followed Yeshua (Jesus) since 1976. 503-536-3608 or 360-721-4310 or fgbmfamerica.org or www.ifi.org.il/
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
6:45 a.m., Hillsboro Prayer Breakfast, Tuality Education Center 334 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro 97123. Speaker is Scott Rueck, women’s basketball coach at Oregon State University and former women’s coach at George Fox University. $17. 503-648-2813 or 503-628-0344.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
Annual fundraising banquet for Options Pregnancy Resource Centers, Albany-Corvallis location to be announced. 541-758-3662 or 541-924-0160 or optionsprcfamily.org
Northwest Prayer Summit sponsored by Hearts of Fire International Ministries, first of three consecutive days, New Song Community Church, 2511 N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland 97212. Speakers Chuck Pierce, Chris Overstreet, Daniel Kolenda, evangelist and CEO of Christ for All Nations; Mahesh Chavda of All Nations Church in Charlotte, N.C.; James Goll, president of God Encounters Ministries; evangelist Matt Sorger of Charlotte, N.C., and Aaron Winter, president of Portland-based Hearts of Fire. Worship led by Alberto and Kimberly Rivera. Heartsoffireintl.com
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
Fall Freedom Fest sponsored by In Our Backyard, Bend location to be announced. Www,InOurBackyard.org
A Gospel Music Weekend to Remember, first of two consecutive days, Lebanon Assembly of God Church, 726 W. Oak St., Lebanon, 97355. GreatGospelMusic.com
Gutenberg College Preview Days, first of two consecutive days, 1883 University St, Eugene 97403. A two-day immersive experience for prospective students, plus food and lodging. $45 to $65. 541-683-5141 or gutenberg.org
6:30 to 9 p.m., Fifth annual Worldview and Apologetics Conference, first of two consecutive days, Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 SW 135th Ave, Beaverton 97008. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Keynote speakers are Biola University professors J.P. Moreland, John Bloom, and Craig Hazen Presented by the church, by Biola University and by Oregon-based Prepare the Way. $35 general admission, $15 student admission, $99 family rate. Www.preparetheway.us
6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Pure Desire University conference, first of two consecutive days, Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, Newberg 97132. Continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. This conference aims to equip men, women and students with an understanding of the factors behind addictive sexual behavior and of the tools required to develop a ministry to those facing this challenge. $99 until Sept. 25, $129 after that date. puredesire.org
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., David Douglas Compassion Mini-Clinic, free health clinic for low-income residents, Eastside Free Methodist Church, 650 S.E. 139th Ave, Portland 97233. compassionconnect.com
6 to 8:30 p.m., Fall Kickoff Fundraiser for The Great Hunt for God men’s ministry, McMinnville area location to be announced. thegreathuntforgod.com
6 to 8:30 p.m., Fall Festival Harvest Party, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1700 N.E. 132nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. Games, treats, a cake walk and more. Free admission. Those attending encouraged to wear costumes. 503-413-9536.
150th anniversary celebration for YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. This celebration will include a BBQ dinner, Y experiences, live auction and concert with Grammy Award winner, Amy Grant. $150. Funds raised will go toward scholarships, mission advancement, expanding the new overnight YMCA Camp Duncan’s Woods for at-risk youth and purchasing the Beaverton Hoop YMCA facility. 503-223-9622 or www.ymca-portland.org
Good Samaritan Ministries’ fundraising gala, Portland Golf Club, 5900 SW Scholls Ferry Roard, Portland 97225 . Goodsamaritanministries.org/banquet
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Intermission conference for married couples, first of three consecutive days, Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond 97756. Theme is “Boldly Refreshing.” Speakers are Doug Clay, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God and his wife, Gail; and psychologist and bestselling author Les Parrott. Worship led by Jonette Bryant and Shaya Lindseth. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org
6 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, First Christian Church, 305 S.W. H St., Grants Pass 97526.. libertyquartet.com
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
Alternatives to Halloween. Many churches will offer “Harvest Parties,” “Trunk or Treat” gatherings or other alteratives to Halloween celebrations.