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October 2018 calendar

SOMETIME IN OCTOBER
    Northwest regional conference for Birthright, Canby Grove Christian Center, 7501 S Knights Bridge Road, Canby 97013.  Includes  regional volunteer training.  Birthright is an outreach to women facing unplanned pregnancies. For details, or to make reservations, which are required, 503-522-8653.  For general information on Birthright to go birthright.org
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
   10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m, 50th anniversary celebration for Union Gospel Mission of Salem’s Simonka Place shelter for women and children,  5119 River Road N., Keizer 97303. 503-362-7487 or ugmsalem.org
    Northwest Religious Liberty Association’s 2018 Seminar on Church and State, first of three 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 . Speakers include Derek Davis of Baylor University in Texas, Robert Ericksen of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., and Nicholas Miller of Andrews University in Michigan.  360-857-7040 or rhonda.bol-ton@nw.npuc.org
    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
    Noon, Fall kickoff luncheon for The Identify Project, Sterling Communications, 14945 S.W. Sequoia Pkwy., Portland 97224. The Identity Project is described by its creators as “the boot camp to come into deeper relationship with God and tools for life.” www.IdentifyProject.us
    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 akaspari@corban.edu
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
    9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th Ave. Portland 97236.  Speaker this month is Yvette Isaac, an educator, author, entrepreneur and television host, and the general director of Roads of Success, a non-profit organization (Roadsofsuccess.com). portlandamaglow@gmail.com
    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 360-448-2876 or www.Vancouver.SalvationArmyNW.org
    11:30 to 1 p.m, Monthly CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Centers luncheon sponsored by Salem Leadership Foundation, Calvary Chapel Salem, 1550 Hoffman Road N.E.,  Salem 97301. Program is “Stories from the Sites.” 503-315-8924 or salemlf.org
    7 to 8 p.m., What Does God Say About Immigration?, a symposium, Fine Arts Building at Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St., Portland 97211.  Presenter is Leo Sanchez, a professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., and director of the seminary’s Center for Hispanic Studies. 503-493-6550.
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 sher.ireland@gmail.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
    Missions Awareness Week, first of three consecutive days, Northwest Christian University, 828 E. 11th Ave, Eugene 97401.  Theme is “Rethinking Short-term Mission.” Speaker Friday is Rosemary Mbogo, dean of the School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at Africa International University in Nairobi, Kenya and co-founder of two Christian schools and a children’s home.  Speaking   either Friday or Saturday is Robert Priest, former president of both the Evangelical Missiological Society and the American Society of Missiology, and current a professor of anthropology at Taylor University in Indiana. Free admission.  www.nwcu.edu/alumnifriends/center-for-world-christianity/
    7 to 8 p.m., Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child “full circle” speaker, Africa native Yves Dushime, speaking, Grace Baptist Church, 1619 E. Second St., Newberg 97132. 503-538-7468 or mzachary1@frontier.com
    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.
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    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 Joy arena events. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    George Fox University Homecoming, first of two consecutive days, on the Newberg campus.  Includes affinity reunions, a football game at 1:30 p..m Saturday, Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and unveiling at 11:30 a.m. Saturday of a new Alumni Plaza between Bauman Auditorium/Ross Center and Stoffer Family Stadium. 503-538-8383 or georgefox.edu
    6 to 10 p.m., Harvest Hoedown to benefit My Father’s House shelter of Gresham, Cedarville Lodge, 3800 W. Powell Loop, Gresham 97030. Music by Robert Henry Band. $25 per person, or “Silver Bullet” ticket is $40.  503-492-3046 or familyshelter.org
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
    Upward Trails ministry hike along the Salmon River in western Oregon.  503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    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
    10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 100th-year anniversary reunion for the “old’ Cascade College of Portland, fellowship hall at Valley View Evangelical Church, 11501 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas 97015. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.   Cascade College (not to be confused with another Christian school of the same name that operated in Portland during the 1990s and early 2000s) was a Christian college that existed from 1918 to 1969, on what is now Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus.  A special program of remembrances is planned.  All alumni, faculty and staff of Cascade, and their spouses, are invited. $15.  Register through Seattle Pacific University Alumni Office, 3307 Third Ave. W., Seattle, Wash. 98119.  For information, email alundy@12@msn.com
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Family Fun and Food Truck Rally, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086. Food truck vendors, music by local choirs and bands, activities for kids, and demonstrations from Clackamas County Faire, Clackamas County SWAT and Clackamas County K-9 units.  Proceeds to toward providing clean water for children in Kerfi, Chad. 503-659-5683.
  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
    6 p.m., 2018 Brisket Dinner and Auction to benefit Freedom House Ministries of Vancouver, Wash., Luepke Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663.  Freedom House is a ministry to men seeking freedom from addictions and life-controlling problems. 503-347-9966 or www.FreedomHouseMinistries.net
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 press time:
    •Burns – Broadway at Washington, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 541-589-2446.
    •Clatskanie – Hwy 30 at Nehalem, 1 to 2 p.m.; signs at city park at 12:45 p.m.. 503-728-2581.
    •Florence – Hwy. 101 at 13th St., 1:30 to 3 p.m., 541-997-2065.
    •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 prior 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.
    •Tillamook – Main and Third streets, 2 to 3 p.m., 503-815-2941.
    10 a.m., Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child “full circle” speaker, Africa native Yves Dushime, speaking, Rock Creek Christian Center, 21450 N.W. Rock Creek Blvd., Portland 97229. 503-645-8887 or mzachary1@frontier.com
    3:30 to 5 p.m, Start of weekly rehearsals by the Clackamas Community Choir for its Christmas presentation, Hillsview Community Church, 23225 S.E. Borges Road, Damascus 97089.   The choir will present The Heart of Christmas at the church on Dec. 14 and 16. 503-698-476 or clackamascommunitychoir@yahoo.com
    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 livelongerlebanon@gmail.com
    6:30 p..m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting, Shiloh Fellowship church, 10709 S.E. 10th St,. Vancouver, Wash. 98664.  Food and fellowship during the first half-hour followed by speaker Elizabeth Sorenson, associate pastor of Full Gospel Christian Life Center in Edgewood, Wash. and prayer chair of Puyallup (Wash.) Aglow.  She prayerfully and compassionately ministers to the homeless and dying.   360-694-6914.
    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 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
    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 “Rock Around Lebanon.”  Jeannie Dunnigan of Lebanon will share about the purpose behind painted rocks placed throughout the city and Linn County.  Also, Evelyn Burt of Silverdale, Wash., wife of a career U.S. Navy officer, will speak on “Four P’s in a P.O.D. (Person of Destiny: Power, Purpose, Possibilities and Peace.”  $10. RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
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
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pastors’ Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by South Salem Gideons, Hospitality Center at the Roth’s Fresh Market in West Salem, 1130 Wallace Road N.W., Salem 97304. Free for pastors and their spouses.  Speaker is Chuck Roller of Gideons International in Washington.  RSVP to 503-364-2296 or 503-400-1179 or 503-362-9227.
    6:30 to 9 p.m., 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
    7 p.m., British scientist Andrew McIntosh speaking, Mount St. Helens Creation Center, 147 Front Ave. N.w., Castle Rock, Wash. 98611. McIntosh is former professor of thermodynamics at the University of Leeds.  His topic will be “The Intricacies of Flight.” Free admission. 360-274-5737 or www.mshcreationcenter.org
     7:30 p.m.,  Composition recital by Devin Desmond, Psalm Performing Arts Center at Corban University, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97301.  Original compositions for percussion, voice, jazz combo and saxophone quartet with a pantomime artist. Free to the public.  503-375-7027 or akaspari@corban.edu
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 hberry@ugmsalem.org
    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.org
    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 $99 per person or $165 per married couple.  503-217-2788 or pdxcityawakening@gmail.com
    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
    6:30 to 9 p.m., Dannah Gresh’s Secret Keeper Girl’s Masterpiece World Tour live presentation for young girls, Life Church Greater Portland,, 5585 S.W. 209th Ave., Aloha 97007. Secretkeepergirl.com
    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
    Upward Trails ministry hike to Laurance Lake Ridge, with commanding views of the north side of Mount Hood. A 2.5-mile trek with 1,000-foot elevation gain.  503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com
    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
    9 to 11:30 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219.  British scientist Andrew McIntosh, former professor of thermodynamics at the University of Leeds, will speak on “The Intricacies of Flight” and “The Wonder of Hearing.” 503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org
    Stan Hudson of the Creation Study Center at the Seventh-day Adventist North Pacific Union offices in Ridgefield, Wash., speaking, Albany Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3085 Grand Prairie Road S.E., Albany 97322. Hudson will speak at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m.   Noon fellowship meal at no cost.  541-928-9555.
     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
    10 a.m. to noon 2018 kickoff event for Portland and northwest Oregon for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child, Mountainview Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham 97030. Theme is “Kings and Queens,” so those attending aer encouraged to wear crowns and tiaras. mzachary1@frontier.com
    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.  $20. 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 60 vendors.  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
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
    Noon to 1 p.m. Corban University students in recital, Psalm Performing Arts Center on the university campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317. Students will perform on a variety of instruments. Pieces may range from classical to contemporary works, including some student compositions. 503-375-7027 or akaspari@corban.edu
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
       Women’s conference with Susie Shellenberger, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center,  Shellenberger 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.
     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
    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
    Upward Trails ministry hike on Neahkahnie Mountain on the north Oregon coast.  Three- to four miles round trip, or 5.1 miles one way with shuttle. 900-foot elevation again.  503-718-7774 or 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    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
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Compassion Tualatin, a free medical, dental, social service and food event, Tualatin Elementary School, 20405 S.W. 95th Ave., Tualatin 97062.  503-783-6613 or compassiontualatin.com
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Reaching Japanese for Christ national multisite conference, viewable in the Portland area at Bethany Baptist Church, 4545 N.W. Kaiser Road, Portland 97229.  For any Christ-follower interested in learning more about ministering “to the Japanese in our midst.”  Featured speaker is Rev. Hiroaki Yonai, pastor of Kokubunji Baptist Church in west Tokyo and chair of the Japanese Christian Fellowship Network. $25 individual, $40 per married couple, or $20 each for 10 or more from the same church. Includes Bento lunch. Register by Oct. 15 at www.stairwaydivision.org/events/2018/9/8/reaching-japanese-for-christ-2018.  For information on RJC Oregon, email stoller@japan.email.ne.jp
    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 Homecoming, on the campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E. 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, 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
    1:30 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.  503-706-1988 or Info.HillsboroPrayerBreakfast@gmail.com
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
     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
    Live stream viewing of Love Life Women’s Conference from Tampa, Fla., Grace Lutheran Church, 710 E. 17th Ave., Eugene 97401. Features Joyce Meyer, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Natalie Grant and Elevation Worship.  Free; RSVP to 541-342-4844.
    6 p.m., Boots and Bling Eugene Gala to benefit StandUpGirl.com Foundation, Emerald Valley Country Club, 93301 Dale Kuni Road, Creswell 97426. standupgirlfoundation.org/forms/gala-register/
    6:30 p.m., Annual fundraising banquet for Options Pregnancy Resource Centers, Flinn Block, 222 First Ave. W. Albany 97321. . For information: 541-924-0160 or karen@optionsPRCfamily.org. For required reservations: www.optionsPRCfamily.org
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
    Fall Freedom Fest sponsored by In Our Backyard, Eagle Mountain Event Center, 2221 N.E. Third St. Ste. 100 (lower level), Bend 97701. 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. Features Cornerstone, Liberty Quartet, Randy and Sherri Miller and other artists. 541-554-0474 or GreatGospelMusic.org
    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
    Noon to 6 p.m., Craft bazaar, first of two consecutive days, Parkview Christian Retirement Community, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., Portland 97220. Continues 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.   Almost all items handcrafted by local artisans. 503-255-7160 or parkviewretirement.org
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m,. Treasure Hunt Fall Festival for kids and families, Alliance Bible Church, 4174 S.E. Bentley St., Hillsboro 97123. 503-648-1873.
    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.  $129 after that date. puredesire.org
     7 to 8:30 p.m., An evening with singer-songwriter Ginny Owens, Lake Bible Church, 4565 S.W. Carman Drive, Lake Oswego 97035.  Free admission; limited seating.  RSVP at www.lakebiblechurch.com
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
    Upward Trails ministry bike ride at Willamette Mission State Park near Brooks. Also a possible trip on the nearby ferry across the Willamette River.  503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com
    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Creation Encounter’s Creation Mysteries of the (Columbia River) Gorge day trip, starting at Starbucks near the Hood River Bridge.  Co-sponsored by Design Science Association. According to organizers, on this outing students will handle “rockfsolid” evidence supporting a young earth and a global flood and experience why the historical reliability of the Bible is so important. Suggested donation $25 for families or $15 for an individual, Each family receives a fieldbook of Gorge information from a Biblical creationist perspective. www.creationencounter.com/tours/
    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
    11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Media on the Brain, presentations on the dangers and effects of media and entertainment, especially upon children and family life, Ohana Christian (Adventist) Fellowship, 2180 N.E. Territorial Road, Canby 97013. Presented by author and teacher Scott Ritsema.  Morning message is “Transformed by the Renewing of Our Minds.”  Afternoon  messages are “Conformed to the Counterfeit Reality” and “How to Escape the Pleasure Trap.” 503-479-7255 or ohanachristian@gmail.com
    12:30 to 9:45 p.m., Brothers of Valor Mentoring presents the Xperience Music Festival with performers from seventh through 12th grades, McNary High School, 595 Chemawa Road N., Keizer 97303. Music by soloists, small groups and bands representing a wide range of music styles. Workshops in the afternoon, followed by evening concert. For details on participation fees and concert tickets, go to http://www.brothersofvalor.org/xmf/
     6 to 8:30 p.m., Fall Kickoff Fundraiser for The Great Hunt for God men’s ministry, Coast Hills Community Church, 655 OR-99W, McMinnville 97128. 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 barbecue dinner, stories of “Y” experiences, live auction and concert with Grammy Award winner Amy Grant.   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. $150. 503-223-9622 or ymcacw.ejoinme.org/150YearCele-bration
    Good Samaritan Ministries’ fundraising gala, Portland Golf Club, 5900 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland 97225 .  Goodsamaritanministries.org/banquet
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
    Community Harvest Carnival, Grace Baptist Church, 1619 E. Second St,. Newberg 97132. 503-538-7468, www.gbcnewberg.org
    4 to 7 p.m., Free community event for all ages, Eastside Christian Church, 1910 Grand Prairie Road S.E., Albany 97322.  Games, prizes, candy and food. Friendly costumes welcome.  541-928-9349 or grace@eccfamily.com
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
     3 to 6 p.m.,  College fair, Portland Christian Schools Junior/Senior High School campus, 12425 N.E. San Rafael St., Portland 97203. Open to the general public at no cost;  no registration necessary.  Students and parents of high schoolers, can meet representatives from Baylor University, California Baptist University, Clark Community College, Christian Culinary Academy, Concordia University, Corban University, Ecola Bible College, George Fox University, Grand Canyon University, Multnomah University, Oregon Insitute of Technology, Point Loma University, Portland Bible College, Portland Community College, Warner Pacific University, and more. 503-256-3960 or pcschools.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,” or other alternatives to Halloween celebrations.
    6 to 7:30 p.m., Trunk or Treat, parking lot of Calvary Baptist Church, 1230 Liberty St. N.E., Salem 97302. 503-363-9246.
    6 to 8:30 p.m., Sixth annual Harvest Carnival, Warehouse Church, 850 Sixth St., Washougal, Wash. 98671. Two floors of carnival games and treats. 360-834-0660.
     6 to 8:30 p.m., Annual Harvest Time, Camp Harlow, 3850 County Farm Road, Eugene 97408. Games, prizes, candy, train rides and more.  Free admission. 541-683-5416 or kellyf@campharlow.com
      6:30 p.m., Prophetic Chambers sponsored by Acts Inspired International Ministries, first of four consecutive days, Oasis of Praise International Ministries, 1821 S.E. Cesar Chavez, Portland 97214.  Contninues at the same time Thursday and Friday evenings and on Saturday morning. Daily prophetic worship, teaching, prophetic intercession, personal prophecy, ministry of prophetic activation and a special prophetic roundtable to discuss with precision what God is saying concerning the spiritual climate of this region, the nation and world. Host is Apostle Levell Thomas of Acts Inspired International Ministries. Guest speakers Archbishop E.Bernard Jordan, Zoe Ministries; Apostle Victor Alvarizares, Casa del Padre International; Apostle MoisesMorales, Kingdom of God International Ministries; Pastor Kimberly Black, Greater St. Stephen Missionary
Baptist Church; Apostle Joshua Alvarez, The River Church; Prophet DeShawn Williams, Oasis of PraiseInternational Ministries; Prophetess Mable Davis, Soul Be It Ministries and others. 503-235-2127 or admin@oasisofpraiseintl.org