Annual rally for life postponed out of security concerns

UPDATE:  After the story below was first posted, Oregon Right to Life announced that the Jan. 23 rally will be postponed to a yet-undetermined...

Pro-life agency challenges ethics of COVID vaccines

NORCROSS, Ga.  — Georgia Right to Life last month announced its policy opposing vaccines whose development exploited the intentional death of a pre-born child. “The...

In Vancouver, Will Graham promotes ‘faith, not fear’

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher VANCOUVER, Wash. — If evangelist Will Graham was looking for an especially appropriate moment to talk about ministering in uncertain,...

In COVID era, Mission ConneXion’s 19th run offered online only

PORTLAND — As it has grown over the past two decades, Mission ConneXion Northwest each January has become one of the region’s biggest annual...

Portland mission launches mobile service to help the needy

PORTLAND — For the first time in its 71-year history of serving neighbors in need, Portland Rescue Mission is now delivering life-sustaining meals and...

Newberg university, Salem mission grapple with recent COVID spikes

Both Union Gospel Mission of Salem and George Fox University in Newberg responded quickly to combat COVID-19 outbreaks last month. As reported Nov. 9 by...

Ministries aid wildfire victims for both short- and long-term

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher MEDFORD — In response to two nearby southern Oregon towns left devastated by September’s wildfires, Christian ministries have been quick...

Lining up to promote life

  (PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER THORNILEY OF TALENT) On Sunday, Oct. 4, hundreds of communities across the nation again saw what has become an annual tradition...

COVID forces missions to do Thanksgiving differently

Christian mission organizations in this part of the Northwest usually provide a traditional in-person Thanksgiving meal to many thousands of needy. But this year, what...

Campus strives to be COVID-free

NEWBERG — It's a huge challenge these days to keep a college or university campus free of the coronavirus, and George Fox University here...