ONLINE OR ‘VIRTUAL’ EVENTS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
Bend-based Kingdom Learning presents Revive: Hub Nation Digital, first of two consecutive days. A focus on challenging and encouraging the “seven main mountains of society” on how God is moving next. Speakers include Lance Wallnau, Mercedes sparks, Kris Vallotton, Dave Yarnes, Wes Lane, Bobby Haaby, Chris Behnke, David Vallier and Dave Hodgson. kingdomlearning.life/
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2
Oregon Mennonite Relief Sale, first of six consecutive days of online auction, followed by pickup event Oct. 9 at location to be announced. A benefit sale for Mennonite Central Committee, this includes quilts, desserts and traditional foods as auction items.
9:45 to 11:15 a.m., Fall kickoff for Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision. Featured speaker is Ray Norman, former director for World Vision in Mauritania who with his daughter survived an attempt on their lives there, and more recently a leader in World Vision’s WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) program. Viewable on Zoon. cwwov.org
5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Fall benefit for Abuse Recovery Ministry Services. Theme is “Champions of Change.” Email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link to online viewing of the event.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6
Noon to 1 p.m., Salem Leadership Foundation’s monthly CaN (Church as Neighborhood) Centers meeting. Topic will again be mental health and counseling in the Salem-Keizer area. Viewable at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86872498481
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
Evening, Online promotional event sponsored by Obria Medical Clinic pregnancy support center of Lebanon. RSVP at 541-258-3500.
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. theambassadorsforum.com
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Zoom for Freedom, an informational online event sponsored by Bend-based In Our Backyard, a ministry combatting sex trafficking. Featured speaker is global adventurer Angela Maxwell of She Walks the Earth. Also speaking is Desiree Lepsey, a survivor of the commercial sex industry. Viewable on Zoom. 541-639-5008 InOurBackyard.org (In-person event will be held in Bend on Friday, Oct. 15)
Evening, Online promotional event sponsored by Obria Medical Clinic pregnancy support center of Oregon City, RSVP at 541-258-3500.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16
Oregon Christian Writers Fall One-Day Conference. Viewable online only. Keynote speaker is Susy Flory. www.oregonchristianwriters.org
5 p.m., Second annual virtual Worth & Purpose banquet sponsored by Vancouver, Wash.-based Christian relief agency Forward Edge International. Banquet.forwardedge.org
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24
4 to 5 p.m., Online fall benefit for Living Waters of Hope. This is a time of inspiration and encouragement, including testimonies, from a ministry that supports Christian women wounded by domestic abuse and offers educational opportunities to the faith community. Free to view; register at livingwatersofhope.org
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Foundations Course sponsored by Faith Community Health Network of the Mid-Willamette Valley, first of six days through mid-December. Also during the same hours Nov. 16, 29 and 30 and Dec. 13, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14. This provides training for faith community nurses and health ministers to serve their congregations and community. Faith community nursing is a recognized nursing specialty. The course is viewable on Zoom. $299 includes books and continuing education credit. Text to 541-248-0595 or email email@example.com