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October 2021 in-person events calendar

THROUGHOUT OCTOBER
    Pastor (or Clergy) Appreciation Month. www.jesusisthesubject.org/guide-pastor-appreciation-month/
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
    Harvest Celebration sponsored by Union Gospel Mission of Salem.  Both a luncheon and a dessert. ugmsalem.org
    Women’s conference with Kathi Lipp, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.   Lipp is often featured on media outlets around the country, such as Focus on the Family, MOPS International, Crosswalk.com, Girlfriends in God and Proverbs 31 Ministries.
    Shine women’s retreat sponsored by Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church,  first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp & Conference Center, 18705 Hwy. 101 N., Rockaway Beach 97136.  Speaker is Jeanine LeShana. nwfriends.org/friends-women
    7 p.m., MCO Productions presents the stage show Samson: God’s One Man Army, first of three presentations this weekend, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg 97132.  Also at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.  (Also presented next weekend in McMinnville; see Oct. 7 listing) Free admission; donations accepted. 503-473-3293 or mcoproductions@hotmail.com
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2
    6 p.m., Annual banquet for Good Samaritan Ministries, Portland Golf Club, 5900 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, Portland 97225.  RSVP at 503-644-2339.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
    2 to 3:30 p.m., Life Chains, peaceful and prayerful sidewalk vigils to express deep concern over the millions of lives lost to abortion.  Held along arterials in hundreds of communities across the nation today nationally.  For locations in  this region, go to lifechain.org
MONDAY, OCTOBER 4
    Retirees Conference with Ed Underwood, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.  Underwood is executive officer and lead counselor of Recentered Group, helping churches thrive by loving one another in ways that build a high trust leadership culture and by equipping leaders to cultivate a disciple-making community. He has more than 40 years experience as a lead pastor in a traditional denominational church in the Midwest, a church plant that grew into the largest church in a Northwest county, and his last 21 years as lead pastor of the historic Church of the Open Door in Southern California. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
    Youth Convention sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of three consecutive days, location to be announced. oregonag.org
    7 p.m., MCO Productions presents the stage show Samson: God’s One Man Army, first of three presentations this weekend, Baker Creek Community Church, 325 N.W. Baker Creek Road, McMinnville 97128. Also at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.   Free admission; donations accepted. 503-473-3293, mcoproductions@hotmail.com
    Evening, Annual banquet sponsored by Obria Medical Clinic of Lebanon, The River Center, 3000 S. Santiam Hwy, Lebanon 97355.  RSVP at 541-258-3500 or at fortheone.org/banquet
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
    6 to 9 p.m., 2021 Apologetics Conference sponsored by The Ambassadors Forum, first of two consecutive days, Southwest Hills Baptist Church, 9100 S.W.135th Ave, Beaverton 97008. Continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  Theme is “Tethered to the Truth 2021.  Speakers are Roy Swart, who works in research and development in the semiconductor industry; Elizbeth Urbanowicz, developer of apologetics resources for children; Neil Shenvi, apologetics author who holds a doctorate in chemistry; and Sean McDowell, associate professor in the Christian apologetics program at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology. $35 adult, $20 ages 13-17; family rate of $99 for up to 9 persons.  Also viewable online for $15. https://theambassadorsforum.com/2021-savethedate/
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
    6 to 9 p.m. Catch Heaven’s Flame monthly revival meeting sponsored by Hearts of Fire International, The Calling Church, 15640 N.E. fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98682
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10
    30th annual Apple Festival, Riverside Christian School, 463 N, Shepherd Road, Washougal, Wash. 98671. Vendors and food booths,  games for the kids, apples by the pound and, of course, apple pies and dumplings 360-835-5600.
MONDAY OCTOBER 11
    Pastor’s Advance sponsored by the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, first of four consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, 18705 US-101, Rockaway Beach 97136. Theme is “Moving Forward.” nwfriends.org
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northwest Christian One-Day conference, Oregon Christian Convention grounds,  5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. Speakers Tim Harlow, Brian Becker, Keri Ladouceur, Hugh Heinrichsen, Daniel Mallipudi and Sean Bitzer. nwchristianoneday.com
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14
    Power and Hope Conference sponsored by Soorin Backer Ministries, first of three consecutive days, Valley River Life church, 900 Robin Hood Ave, Eugene 97401. Speakers are Soorin Backer, Tony Kim, Candice Mishkin, Ivan Roman, Scott Graham, Elisheba Haxby and Julie Nowacki. RSVP at soorinbacker.com
    Evening, Annual banquet sponsored by Obria Medical Clinic of Oregon City, The Abernethy Center, 606 15th St, Oregon City 97045. RSVP at 541-258-3500 or at fortheone.org/banquet
     8 p.m., Amy Grant in concert, McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette St., Eugene 97401. amygrant.com
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
    Women’s conference with RoseAnne Coleman, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.  Coleman uses the Bible, humor, and personal life experiences in her talks. An educator with a doctorate in English, her experiences span both public and Christian education. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    5:30 p.m., Fall Freedom Fest sponsored by Bend-based In Our Backyard, a ministry combatting sex trafficking, Eagle Moutnain Event Center, 2221 N.E. Third St. Suite 100 (lower level Bend, 97701. Featured speaker is global adventurer Angela Maxwell.  Also speaking is Desiree Lepsey, a survivor of the commercial sex industry. 541-639-5008 or InOurBackyard.org
    6 p.m. Harvest Hoedown to benefit My Father’s House shelter of Gresham, Cedarville Lodge, 3800 W. Powell Loop, Gresham 97030.  For ages 21 an dolder.  Dancing to music by the Robert Henry Band.  Tickets from $30. familyshelter.org
    7:30 p.m., The That Sounds Fun tour with author and podcast host Annie F. Downs and comedian Mike Goodwin, Mountainview Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave, Gresham 97030. transparentproductions.com
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16
    Sponsorship Connections, a fundraising event for the Seventh-day Adventists outreach Voice of Prophecy, Portland location to be announced.  Features Shawn and Jean Boonstra of the Voice of Prophecy broadcast, a musical program, a catered vegetarian lunch and a children’s program.  1-800-429-5700 or vopsponsors.com
    Bethel Mountain Band performing at Christmas Valley Community Church Fall Festival, 87921 Christmas Valley Hwy., Christmas Valley 97641.  541-576-2757.  The band also will perform during the church’s worship servie Sunday morning.  Bethelmountainband.com
    5 p.m., Second annual virtual “Worth & Purpose” banquet sponsored by Forward Edge International.  Forwardedge.org
    5:30 p.m., First Image Gala to benefit First Image pregnancy care centers of Portland, ballroom at Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland 97217.  Theme is “Compassionate Community:  Stories of Transformation and Hope.” First-image.org/gala
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18
    Intermission retreat for church and ministry leaders, sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of three consecutive days, Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond, 97756.  Speakers are Bill and Joy Wilson of the Oregon network, and Rick Dubose, assistant general superintendent for the Assemblies of God, and his wife Rita. $100 per person, lodging cost separate.  oregonag.org/events/intermission
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
    6:45 a.m. 21st annual Hillsboro Prayer Breakfast,  Wingspan Event Center, on the Washington County Fairgrounds, 801 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro 97124.  Featured speaker is Michael McDonald, director of strategic relationships for The Bible Project, an animation studio making Bible videos.  Music by singer Timothy Greenidge.  $20. Contact is JV Torgerson, 503-706-1988 or info.hillsboroprayerbreakfast@gmail.com
    2021 Educator Conference sponsored by the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, first of three consecutive days, Seaside Civic and Convention Center, 415 First Ave., Seaside 97138.  For those who work in the district’s schools and preschools.  Nowlcms.org
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21
    Noon and 6 p.m., Fall benefit event for Dove Medical Clinic of Eugene, choice of afternoon or evening gatherings, Grace Community Fellowship, 989 Country Club Road, Eugene 97401. Featured speaker is Steventhen Holland of Alabama,a recording artist, worship leader and author.  541-485-3683 or dovemedical.org
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
    Pastors’ Wives Retreat sponsored by Church Venture Northwest (Conservative Baptist), first of three consecutive days, Camp Tadmor, 43943 McDowell Creek Drive, Lebanon 97355.  Speaker is Bonnie Pickens of Homestead Country Gathering in LaGrande. churchventurenw.com/en/events/pwr/
    7:30 p.m. Corban University Fall Showcase, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 S.E. Deer Park Drive, Salem 97317.  Features the university’s band, orchestra and choir. Corban.edu
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
    National Prayer Summit sponsored by Hearts of Fire International, first of two consecutive days,  United Ministries,/New Beginnings International Church, 10224 S.E. Division St., Portland 97266. Speakers David Herzog, Patricia King, Che Ahn, James Goll, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Pierce, Gillermo Maldonado, Alveda King, Aaron Winter, and Sean and Christa Smith.  Worship led by Jackie Baker.  Also viewable online.  $59 by Oct. 28, $81 at the door.    Heartsoffireintl.com
    Family Camp sponsored by Good Samaritan Ministries, first of three consecutive days,  Christian Renewal Center,  22444 North Fork Road S.E. Silverton 97381.  $140 adult, $70 ages 7-12, $35 ages 4-6, free for age 3 and younger.  Scholarships available. 503-644-2339 or gsm.breezechms.com/form.familycamp