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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
    Family Camp, first of four consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp, 18705 Hwy. 101 N., Rockaway Beach 97136.  503-355-2284 or twinrocks.org
    Labor Day Weekend Retreat with Pastor Dee Duke, first of four consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381.  Duke is senior pastor of Jefferson Baptist Church in Jefferson.  503-873-6743 or christianrenewalcenter.org
    Labor Day Conference with Gary Gaddini,  first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center,  289 N. Spruce St, Cannon Beach 97110. Gaddini is lead pastor at Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City, Calif., and has long been involved in student and family ministry.   1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    6:30 p.m., 18th annual Ramming Steer Roundup Gospel music event, Tim and Judy Buhler Farm, 4870 Van Well Road, Dallas 97338.  Music tonight followed by singalong, then continental breakfast and devotion time, jam session and pulled pork lunch during the day on Saturday, followed by featured concert by Cornerstone at 5 p.m.  Sunday morning is worship at nearby Salt Creek Baptist Church, 15075 Salt Creek Road, followed by a 4 p.m. concert and then a singalong. Dry camping available for RVers at a suggested donation of $50.  Those without RVers also welcome to attend; bring lawn chairs.  503-623-4039 or 503-931-8951 or rammingsteerroundup.webs.com/
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
    15th Annual Bobby McGhee Weekend, Sunnyside Adventist Church, 10501 S.E. Market St., Portland 97216. Music by Bobby McGhee and Friends.  Worship services with guest speaker Terry Johnsson. There will be a fellowship potluck immediately following the second service. Vespers at at 6 p.m,. followed by pizza feed at at Stark Street Pizza.  503-252-8080.
    7 to 11:30 p.m., CCMfriends dance for singles or couples, The Ballroom Dance Company, 9800 S.W. Commercial, Tigard 97223. Dance lesson by Joe Miller during first hour. $8. ccmfriends.com
LABOR DAY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
    Labor Day. A federal, state and local holiday honoring America’s workforce.
    8 a.m., Excursion to the east side of Mount St. Helens sponsored by the Mount St. Helens Creation Center, meeting at the center, 147 Front Ave. N.W., Castle Rock, Wash. 98611. Stops at Bear Meadow, Miner’s Car, Meta Lake (if time), Windy Ridge, Smith Creek Viewpoint for lunch, and the Harmony Trail.  At the Harmony Trail, participants will walk the 1-mile, 600-foot elevation drop path to the shore of Spirit Lake. Park authorities in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument charge $5 per vehicle, payable in cash in envelopes at Bear Meadow, or from the Fischer’s Market Store in Randle, Wash. (Holders of National Park, or Senior Cards free). Also suggested minimum donation of $15 per person for the excursion. Bring bag lunch, water, and wear good shoes for hiking. 360-274-5737 or www.mshcreationcenter.org
    The Extreme Tour music and sports outreach, first of two consecutive days, Klamath Falls location to be announced. theextremetour.com
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
    11 a.m., Mel Novak speaking at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266.  Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon.  Novak is an actor but also has been a prison minister and street minister for 27 years.  He is a teacher of spiritual warfare and the Bible. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Summer Book Group sponsored by Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision, at the home of Kathy Wong Fisher, 21042 S. Wisteria Road, West Linn 97068.   The group will discuss the book Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. 503-650-4857 or kchan4194@gmail.com or www.cwwov.org
    7 p.m., Worship ministry by Katy Joy at Precious Daughters event, Bethel Assembly of God Church, 7220 S.E. Duke St., Portland 97206. www.preciousdaughters.com
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
    9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley 97086..  Speaker is Vicki Kraft, state representative for Washington’s 17th Legislative District. Enter from the lower (west) parking lot off Bob Schumacher Road. portlandamaglow@gmail.com
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
    7 p.m. The Craguns in southern Gospel concert, Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th Ave., Portland 97236. Free admission; freewill offering taken. www.southerngospelpdx.com
    7 p.m., ‘In the Beginning Creation’ Seminar, first of eight consecutive evenings, Elsinore Theater, 170 High St. S.E., Salem 97301.  Co-sponsored by Salem Central Adventist Church and the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, this series will be presented by  Stan Hudson, director of the NPUC Creation Study Center in Ridgefield, Wash.  It will look at the common ground and conflicts between science and religion on the topic of creation and will uncover scientific evidence pointing to the authority of the creation narrative. 503-364-4626.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
    Sub35 Con, a weekend retreat for 18- to 35-year-olds, first of three consecutive days, Oregon Christian Convention conference grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner, 97392.  503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
    Men’s Roundup camping retreat and conference sponsored by CB (Conservative Baptists) Northwest, first of three consecutive days, Camp Tadmor, 43943 McDowell Creek Drive, Lebanon 97355  Featuring Jason Gray, Josh Wilson, John Lynch, and Beautiful Eulogy.  Mensroundup.com
    7 to 8 p.m.,  The End Times — Just How Close Are They?, first session of a 12-week study of the book of Revelation, Greater Grace Church of the Lutheran Brethren, 3707 S.E. 162nd Ave., Portland 97236.  503-761-6860 or http://greatergraceportland.com/end-times.html
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
    Upward Trails ministry hike to Silcox Hut, a rustic mid-mountain lodge on Mount Hood.  A 3-mile loop with 1,100 elevation gain, and viewes of Timothy Lake and Mount Jefferson.   Dogs not recommended.  503-668-8950 or F03-648-9267 or upwardtrails.com
    9 a.m., Fourth annual Walk for Life to benefit Hope 360 Pregnancy Clinic of Oregon City, starting at First Prebysterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City 97045.  Also silent auction, music, prizes, face painting and more. 503-908-1861 or contact@hope360pc.com.
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seventh annual Vendor Fair to benefit Hope for Haiti missions outreach, Fishers Landing Grange, 814 N.E. 162nd Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98684.  $25 booth donation for vendors. 360-260-7290
    Several Christian writers featured at the annual Southwest Washington Writers Conference, Walton Science Center, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Wash. 98531. They include Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall, fiction anthology writer Debby Lee, novelist Melanie Dobson, and fiction writers Kyle Pratt and  Robert Dugoni. $85 advance, $100 at the door. 360-431-5847, SouthwestWashingtonWriters@gmail.com or www.southwestwashingtonwriters.com
    Kenya Family Fun Fundraiser to benefit Good Samaritan Ministries’ Kenya outreach, at location near the Camas, Wash., airport to be announced.  Food and opportunities for airplane rides.  gsmusa.org
    5 to 8 p.m. The Gathering dinner, silent auction and music event to benefit Saving Grace Maternity Home in Hillsboro, Oak Knoll Winery, 29700 S.W. Burkhalter Road, Hillsboro 97123. $50.  savinggracematernityhome.org
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
    Grandparents Day of Prayer.  An international prayer focus by thousands of grandparents for their grandchildren. lpenner@christiangrandparenting.net or www.grandparentsdayofprayer.com
    Noon, End of Summer Celebration, Greater Grace Church (Lutheran Brethren), 3707 S.E. 162nd Ave., Portland 97236.  A time of food, games and fun following the 9 a.m. adult Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. worship service.  503-761-6860 or 971-313-1161.
    4 p.m., Lutheran Choral Association in concert, 80th season, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 15505 N.W. Springville Road, Portland 97229.  Offering taken.  kwd595@hotmail.com or lutheranchoral.org
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
     11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m, John Dearborn speaking at weekly luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  Dearborn came back to faith in Christ when he was in the U.S. Air Force.  He is a prophetic and healing minister and a prayer intercessor for the church both regionally and nationally.  He has been involved in the fellowship’s Godmobile ministery and has been on the prayer teams at East Hill Church in Gresham and Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
    11:30 a.m., Y Links: Business Leaders Golf for Good, to benefit YMCA of Columbia Willamette’s youth programs, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, 12930 N.W. Old Pumpkin Ridge Rd, North Plains 97133. 503-432-7963 or sbrabenac@ymcacw.org
    6 p.m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664.  Christian physician and naturopath Matthew Brock will speak.  Food and fellowship during the first hour. 360-694-6914.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
    11 a.m., Milton Alvarez speaking at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266.  Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon.  Alvarez is an evangelist who found salvation in Christ in 1986, and from that moment began to preach in public places such as parks, beaches and on the streets.  He has ministered in Kenya, Australia, India, Israel, Dubai, Spain, at the United Nations and in prisons throughout the U.S. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
    6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection for women, The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon 97355.  Theme is “What’s in Your Backpack?” Guest speaker is Janna Clifford, a former nurse and business partner with her husband from Forest Grove,, who will talk about love and relationships lost and found and how her broken marriage was restored.  Also, Roseanne Hartness, community liaison for Lebanon Community School District, will speak about the Backpack program and other assistance for local needy students.  Donations of instant oatmeal, peanut butter, fruit snacks, macaroni and cheese, top ramen and tuna are suggested for the backpacks.  $8.50.  RSVP to 541-258-6414  or 541-259-1396 or d.neve@comcast.net or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
    Upward Trails outing to Devil’s Punchbowl on the central Oregon coast and hike to Beverly Beach State Park.  A 5- to 6-mile total hike.  503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.com
    6:30 to 9:15 p.m., Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, first of 15 weekly sessions, Trinity Covenant Church, 5020 Liberty Rd S., Salem 97306. An-depth look at how God is at move throughout the world.  $250.  Available for college credit. Register at Perspectives.org.  For more information, 971-240-0333 or perspectivessalem@yahoo.com.
    7 p.m., Salem-area Christian Home School Network monthly meeting, Salem First Baptist Church, 395 Marion St., Salem 97301. Jeff and Amy Wagnell, both homeschool graduates and local directors of Child Evangelism Fellowship, will share on the stages of childhood development and how to connect with children in each stage.  503-932-1729 or www.sachsn.org
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
    Living Proof Live nationwide simulcast with Beth Moore, viewable at several locations locally. Theme is: “Captivated: The Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road.” Worship led by Travis Cottrell.  Locations include Meadow Springs Community Church, 12647 S.W. 62nd Ave., Tigard 97219; First Baptist Church of Beaverton, 5755 S.W. Erickson Ave., Beaverton 97005; Redmond Christian Church, 536 S.W. 10th St., Redmond 97756; Faith Baptist Church, 5750 N. Hwy 101, Lincoln City 97367; Northwest Hills Community Church, 3300 N.W. Walnut Blvd., Corvallis 97330; Oakland Church of Christ, 1400 Oak St., Oakland 97462; and Lacamas Creek Church, 2025 N.E. Goodwin Road, Camas, Wash.  98607.  www.lifeway.com
    9:30 to 11 a.m., Vancouver Women’s Connection monthly brunch, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98662. “Misty Watercolor Memories” is the topic for guest speaker Rosie Kennedy of Maple Valley, Wash., who will display and talk about her original quilts that won awards at the Washington State Fair.  $21. RSVP by photo at 360-606-0475, by text at 253-254-4208 or by email at vancouverwa.wcon@gmail.com
    Redeemed men’s conference sponsored by Pure Desire, first of three consecutive days, Cascades Camp, 22825 Peissner Road S.E.. Yelm, Wash. 98597.   Plenary speaker is James Reeves, a pastor for more than 30 years and now senior pastor at City on a Hill church in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.   503-451-5657 or anna@puredesire.org
    Christian Women’s Connection Fall Retreat sponsored by Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, first of three consecutive days, Camp White Branch,   61500 Old McKenzie Hwy., McKenzie Bridge. Theme is “Unplug to Connect with Your Roots.”  Featured speaker is Leslie Duclo of Hillsboro, who attends Aloha Church of God.  Worship leader is Marva Adams of Hillsboro, also from the Aloha church. 1-800-873-7729 or orwacog.org
    Deeper Still Conference with worship leaders Don and Christine Potter of Tennessee, first of three consecutive days, Eagle Mountain Fellowship, lower level at 2221 NE Third St. Bend 97701.  $69 per person. 541-932-9345 or https://eaglemountain.
global/ or potterhausmusic.com
    Men’s Advance sponsored by Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District, first of three consecutive days, Camp Kellogg, 1111 Kellogg Camp Lane, Oakland 97462.  Speaker is Jerry Kester, superintendent of the Washington-Pacific Nazarene District. www.orpac.org
    Men’s retreat, first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp, 18705 Hwy. 101 N., Rockaway Beach 97136.  503-355-2284 or twinrocks.org
    Northwest Regional Work and Witness Conference sponsored by Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District, first of two consecutive days, Shilo Inn Portland Airport, 11707 N.E. Airport Way, Portland 97220.  Featured speakers are Bob and Colleen Skinner, missionaries to Poland. www.orpac.org
    Women’s conference with Julie Barnhill,  first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center,  289 N. Spruce St, Cannon Beach 97110.  Barnhill is  bestselling author of several books, including She’s Gonna Blow! Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, Focus on the Family, and other national and regional programs. She lives in Illinois with her family   1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    6 to 9 p.m., Volunteer training for Pregnancy Counseling and Information Centers of McMinnville, Lafayette and Newberg, first of four sessions this week, Yamhill County location to be announced.  Continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 and 23 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22.  $40 per person or $50 per couple. 503-434-4400 or www.pregnancyhelp.info
    7 to 9 p.m., The Building, Calvary Chapel Oregon City, 507 Main St., Oregon City 97045. A “night of building up” through ministry gifts, with music and possibly other creative expression used to encourage, strengthen and build up those who follow Christ.  Free admission. Anyone with a “creative side” who would like to participate, phone 303-483-5548 or 503-656-6006 or email to weste.1@msn.com
    7:30 to 10 p.m., Fall Ball to benefit Sodhari ministry to widows in India, Brickstone Ballroom, 105 W. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98660.  Sponsored by Pastor Toby Johnson of Church of Refuge in Vancouver.  Sodhari works in cooperation with Vancouver churches and with Assisting International Missions. Local celebrity Teddy Patrick, a greeter at the Vancouver Costco store, will be featured. Tickets $25, or $50 for a limited number of VIP tickets at Teddy’s table.  360-977-8999 or sodhari.fall.ball@gmail.com or visit Sodhari’s Facebook page.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
    Upward Trails ministry bicycle outing on the Portland waterfront.  A 12 to 14-mile ride on a level, paved trail, starting at Sellwood Park, across the Steel Bridge back along Tom McCall Waterfront Park to Tillicum Crossing Bridge and back to the starting point.  503-484-7998 or 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
  8:30 to 11 a.m., Walk for Life/Run for Love to benefit Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond 97756. A choice of an easy 3K (two mile) walk with the family or a 5K timed run.  Free official race Dri-Fit Performance shirts.  541-728-0746 or 541-318-1949 or www.centraloregonforlife.org/walk
    9 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting with featured speaker Paul Taylor, Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219.  Director of the Mount St. Helens Creation Center, Taylor will speak on the scientific implications of the book of Ecclesiastes. 503-544-3255 or www.DesignScienceNW.org
    9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Free monthly breakfast sponsored by the Battle Ground chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Battle Ground Senior Center, 116 N.E. Third, Battle Ground, Wash.  98604. Breakfast and worship followed by featured speaker, Apostle Matt Schreiber.  A follower of Jesus Christ since 1980, Schreiberg preaches, travels and ministers musically.  His teachings have included leadership courses and training on the five-fold ministry offices.  He has served as associate pastor and worship leader, has planted churches and is a mentor to those who minister prophetically.  360-606-7812.
    6:30 p.m., Men’s Fire, on the field outside Northside Community Church, 1800 N. Hoskins, Newberg 97132.  Fellowship around a fire and a meal of pulled pork sandwiches.  503-538-0440 or northsidenewberg.org
    7 p.m,. Steve Green in concert, Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market St, Portland. 97216.  Green, a longtime recording artist, has spread the gospel through music in almost 50 nations worldwide. For free tickets, go to www.SunnysideAdventist.org. Those attending encouraged to bring two items of non-perishable food for Portland Adventist Community Services. 503-252-8080.
    7 to 9:30 p.m. Fish Family-Safe Comedy Night starring Michael Jr., East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave., Gresham 97030.  Tickets $25 to $40. kpdq.com or thefishportland.com
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
    National Back to Church Sunday. Involving tens of thousands of churches nationally,  is the largest annual community-based church outreach effort in America. The campaign empowers churches and church members with the tools they need to welcome their neighbors, friends and loved ones back to church, while providing an easy way for everyone in the community to find a welcoming church. For details, go to www.backtochurch.com
  9 a.m., 58th regular session of Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Portland Adventist Academy auditorium, 1500 SE 96th Ave, Portland 97216. 503-850-3500 or oregonconference.org
    1 to 5 p.m., Seminar for ministries on grant writing, Gladstone Park Adventist Church, 8378 Cason Road, Gladstone. 97027.  Presented by Derric Lane of the Lane Consulting Group.  Co-sponsored by the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Ultimate Mission.  An ordained ministery, Lane has helped provide workshops, training and consulting for community and faith-based organizations throughout the U.S.  He has launched more than a dozen non-profit agencies and secured more than $20 million in grants and resources during the past 30 years. $59 by Sept. 8, $69 after that date. http://bit.ly/gladstonegrantwriting
    4 p.m., Lutheran Choral Association in concert, 80th season, Zoar Lutheran Church, 190 S.W. Third Ave, Canby 97013. Offering taken. kwd595@hotmail.com or lutheranchoral.org
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
    Outdoor School for homeschool families, first of five consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp, 18705 Hwy. 101 N., Rockaway Beach 97136.  Theme is “Connected to Creation: Ecological Studies of the Pacific Northwest.”  Also offered Oct. 2-5. 503-355-2284 or twinrocks.org
     11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m, Joshua Alvarez speaking at weekly luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  Alvarez is founding pastor of The River Church in Camas, Wash.  He is a teacher, evangelist and healling and prophetic minister.  He has traveled recently to Siberia and other parts of Russia.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
    Noon, 22nd annual Greek Open golf tournament to benefit Agia Sophia Academy, Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 Airport Rd N.E., No.1, Aurora 97002.  Shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.  Event includes lunch, golf, tee prize, auction and a Greek dinner. Maximum of 144 golfers. $100 for the first 100 registered golfers, $125 per player afterward. go.asapdx.org
    Mid-Valley Women of Christ launches Community-Wide Bible Studies for fall at 21 mid-Willamette Valley communities.  Featured study is Finding I Am, based on the Gospel of John, with Lysa TerKeurst. MidValleyWomenofChrist.org
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m, The Sending Conference, presented by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, Portland Christian Center, 5700 S.W. Dosch Road, Portland 97239.  Topics include church planting, parent-affiliated churches and multi-site churches.  Presenters are  Wes Davis, pastor of NewLife Church, a seven-campus church in the Puget Sound area of Washington, and Dan Serdahl, the church’s lead elder. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org
    11 a.m., Timothy Johnson speaking at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266.  Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon. Johnson is a prophetic minister, teacher of intimacy with God, and author of The God of Holy Fire and Sing Into Your Storm.  He is a Bible teacher, has hosted prophetic conferences and hosted a tour of Israel. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
    6:30 to 8 p.m., Southern Oregon resident Paul Coughlin, founder of the freedom-from-bullying program The Protectors, speaking, Portland Christian Schools’ junior and senior high camps, 12425 N.E. San Rafael St., Portland 97230.  A meeting for students, parents, teachers and the general public.   Coughlin’s program is used by hundreds of organizations worldwide.  He will explain the pivotal role all parents play in diminishing what he calls the “Theater of Bullying.”  www.theprotectors.org
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
 4 to 7 p.m., Newberg author, April McGowan, doing a book reading and signing of her new release, Hold the Light, Coffee Cottage, 808 E. Hancock St., Newbeg 97132. april.mcgowan@gmail.com
     Evening, Volunteer information meeting for Safe Families for Children of Portland, location to be announced.  kindredpartners.org
    7 p.m. The Needhams in southern Gospel concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beaver Creek 97004.  Free admission; freewill offering taken. www.southerngospelpdx.com
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sixth annual Munada Marketplace sponsored by Beaverton-based Nesteam International, first of four consecutive days, Oregon Heritage Fams, 22801 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro 97123.  Nesteam, a nonprofit, partners with churches, communities and other nonprofits seeking to aid people facing extreme poverty and high rates of HIV and other diseases in Zambia, Africa. 503-641-4346 or 503-318-6004   or www.munadamarket.com
    Men’s conference with Bryan Loritts, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center,  289 N. Spruce St, Cannon Beach 97110.  Loritts is lead pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Calilfornia’s Silicon Valley and president of the Kainos Movement, promoting multi-ethnic churches nationally.   1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
  Annual women’s retreat spnosored by Tigard Covenant Church, first of three consecutive days, location to be announced. 503-639-3084.
    7 p.m. Sing Tour with The Nelons, Michael English and Jeff Stice in southern Gospel concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beaver Creek 97004. General admission $20, “Gold Circle” tickets $25, “VIP Experience” $50. www.southerngospelpdx.com
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
    Upward Trails ministry bicycle outing on the Columbia River Trails in The Dalles. A mostly level ride with one short hill.  503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free sports physicals by Chiropractic physician Richard Hill, True Life Fellowship Church, 1895 N.W. 169th Place, Beaverton 97006. Appointments required. Phone Hill at 503-893-8192.
    Dare2Share Live simulcast, viewable at two locations in Oregon. Sponsored by Colorado-based Dare2Share, this one day outreach to teens encourages them to reach people in their communities and schools by praying, serving, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Simulcasted live from Denver, Colo., across the nation, this can be seen at First Baptist Church of Corvallis, 125 N.W. 10th St., Corvallis 97330 and Hermiston Assembly of God Church, 730 E. Hurlburt Ave., Hermiston 97838. dare2sharelive.org
    Heel2Heal 5K Color Run sponsored by Freedom Calling, Cook Park, 17005 S.W. 92nd Ave, Tigard 97224. A run to raise funds for trauma counseling services for victims of sex trafficking and to raise awareness of the problem of sex trafficking in the Portland area. $35 adult participant; $25 child. Freedom-calling.org
    7 to 11 p.m., CCMfriends’ Christian Country social dance. Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave., Milwaukie 97222. Dance lesson during first hour. All country music, with  both line dances and partner dances. The emphasis is on singles but couples are always welcome. $9 503-319-1951 or ccmfriends.com
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Third annual Impact Your Health Eugene free medical, dental and vision clinic sponsored by Adventist Medical Evangelism Network and Caring Hands Worldwide, first of two consecutive days, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene 97402.  541-937-2786 or www.impactyourhealtheugene.org or randy@caringhandsworldwide.org
    2 to 3:30 p.m., Roseburg Life Chain, a peaceful expression of concern over the loss of millions of lives to abortion in America, on Garden Valley Boulevard from the Southwest I-5 entry to Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. More life chains will be held regionally and nationally in October. 541-673-4566 or lifechain.net
    3 p.m., Four different fundraising activities for Salem Leadership Foundation, all emanating from the fountain area at the Oregon State Capitol Mall in Salem. They are a family-friendly “Soccer Kick,” a downtown history walk, a hike to west Salem and a “fun run.” $15 to participate.  503-315-8924 or Jennifer@salemLF.org
    4 p.m., Lutheran Choral Association in concert,  80th season, St Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin St, Vancouver, Wash. 98660, Offering taken. kwd595@hotmail.com or lutheranchoral.org
     5 p.m., Institute for Creation Science monthly meeting, Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 N.E. 148th Ave., Portland 97230.  Keith Swenson will speak on “Biological Recovery at Mount St. Helens.” www.icspdx.org
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
     11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m, Sandra (Larsen) Grace speaking at weekly luncheon sponsored by Vancouver chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Home Town Buffet, 7809-B N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  Grace is an evangelist and member of the fellowship’s Portland chapter.  She will share stories of salvations and God’s miraculous provision from her most recent ministry trip to Honduras.  $10 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax and room charge. $2.70 for drinks only. 503-536-3608 or www.fgbmfamerica.org
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
    11 a.m., Beverly Brazzle speaking at weekly luncheon meeting of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave. Portland 97266.  Prayer at 11, worship at 11:30 and lunch at noon.  Brazzle is an evangelist, singer and Bible study teacher. $10.50 for lunch and drink; restaurant policy prohibits buying drinks only. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
    11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Second annual Healthy Women, Healthy World luncheon sponsored by Medical Teams International, Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland 97205.  Pat Reser will be honored as Humanitarian Woman of the Year. www.medicalteams.org
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
    7 a.m., See You at the Pole, gatherings by students around school flagpoles across America to pray for their schools, communities and the nation. syatp.com
     Dare 2 Believe, a three-day Christian festival featuring comedy, worship and a Friday night concert, Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660.  Tonight is Youth Night with comedian Antoine Scott and music.  Thursday night is worship, a message from African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Staccato Powell and a prayer walk around the park.  Friday night incluldes free food and a concert with Jamie Grace and Ryan Stevenson.  Free admission.  thefishportland.com
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
    Women’s retreat, first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp, 18705 Hwy. 101 N., Rockaway Beach 97136.  503-355-2284 or twinrocks.org
    7 p.m. Mark209 in southern Gospel concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beaver Creek 97004.  Free admission; freewill offering taken. www.southerngospelpdx.com
    7 p.m., Faith by the Holy Spirit healing service, Ryder Ministries, 10607 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie 97222.  503-652-2650.
    7 p.m., Harvest Hoedown to benefit My Father’s House shelter of Gresham, Cedarville Lodge, 3800 W. Powell Loop, Gresham 97030.  Live music by The Oregon Trailers.  Dinner by Gresham’s Original Roadhouse Grill.  $25 general admission, or $45 “Silver Bullet Ticket” for special items.  503-492-3046 or familyshelter.org
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
    Union Gospel Mission’s annual Operation Overcoat, on Northwest Third Avenue between Burnside and Couch streets and on Couch Street between Third and Fourth avenues, Portland. 97209.  This is the mission’s largest single day of service each year.  Last year, this event provided more than 6,000 articles of clothing to local needy men, women and children., as well as 1,345 barbecue meals and more.  Tents will be set up for coats, pants, shirts, socks and underwear, shoes and boots, and hygiene kits There is a main stage for live music; Medical Teams International’s  Mobile Dental Van will provide free dental care and  local hairstylists will give free haircuts during Operation Overcoat. 503-274-4483 or www.ugmportland.org/operationovercoat.
    9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Upside of Downsizing presents Simplify Your Life, an educational conference for “Boomers” and senior citizens, Portland Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland 97220.  A focus on the benefits of downsizing for older generations.  $25 through Sept. 16; $35 after that date, includes lunch, event materials and parking. 503-208-9421 or  UpsideofDownsizing.com
    5 p.m., Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation’s annual dinner auction, Red Lion Hotel, 3301 Market St. N.E., Salem OR 97301.  Theme is “A Bountiful Life.”  $45. 503-463-8563 or www.ortl.org
    6 p.m., Love Worth Fighting For marriage event with Kirk Cameron and music by Warren Barfield, Crossroads Community Church, 7708 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  $22.50 per person, or $20 each for groups of 10.  Also VIP admission with 4 p.m entrance for $50.  www.feedyourfaith.org
    6 p.m., Annual fundraising banquet for Beaverton-based Good Samaritan Ministries, Celebrate Catering, 15555 Bangy Road, No. 100, Lake Oswego 97035. 503-644-2339 or  gsmusa.org
    64-voice National Lutheran Choir in concert to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Trintiy Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave., Portland 97209.  The program will consist of early Lutheran music and contemporary pieces from Africa and Asia.  $20 adult, $10 for ages 5 to 18 or for those older than 60.   503-2229811 or nlcpnw.com