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September 2018 calendar

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
    Upward Trails ministry’s Labor Day Weekend kayaking or canoeing outing on the MuItnomah Channel.  503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.com
     Noon to 5 p.m., I Love PDX Festival, sponsored by Spring of Life Church, Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. audrey@springoflifepdx.com or pdxfest.com
    6 p.m., 16th annual BobbyMcGhee and Friends Vespers, Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 S.E. Market St., Portland.  Musical inspiration and guest speaker David Taylor. 503-252-8080 or sunnyside adventist.org
LABOR DAY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
    Labor Day.  A national, state and local holiday honoring American workers.
    Christian Heritage of the Northwest Tour, at five historic memorial sites in the Salem area, time to be determined. Led by Vaughn Longanecker.  $3 per adult, $10 per family, group rates available for 20 or more.  Other dates also available..  Two-hour presentations also available in Portland-Vancouver area for $55 and $95 for elsewhere in Oregon or Washington.  For local home and Christian schools fourth grade and up, one-hour presentation available for $45. 503-709-0779 or vaughnlonganecker@gmail.com
    The Extreme Tour music and sports outreach, first of four consecutive days, La Grande location to be announced.  Theextremetour.com
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
    11 a.m., John Mark Pool speaking at weekly luncheon of Portland chapter of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America, Super King Buffet, 5015 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 97266.  Pool is part of the “Round Table of Prophets” and ministers in churches both in the U.S. and worldwide. $10.50 for lunch and drink. 503-927-0213 or fgbmfamerica.org
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
    9:30 a.m., Portland AM Aglow monthly meeting with featured speaker Chris Overstreet, Discovery Christian Center, 6030 S.E. 136th Ave., Portland 97236.  An evangelist who served at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif., for more than 14 years, Overstreet is the founder of Compassion to Action, which is sponsoring a major outreach this month in Portland. portlandamaglow@gmail.com
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m,. Salem Leadership Foundation’s CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Center Network Luncheon, Salem Mennonite Church, 1045 Candlewood Drive N.E, Keizer 97303.  Roundtable discussions on how families and churches can respond to the effects of gaming on today;s youth. Teens especially welcome to attend.  RSVP to 503-315-8924 or salemlf.org
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
    The Extreme Tour music and sports outreach, first of three consecutive days, Prineville location to be announced.  Theextremetour.com
    6 p.m., The Craguns in concert, Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Road, Beavercreek 97004.  No ticket required, freewill offering taken.   SouthernGospelPDX.com
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
    Sub35con for younger adults ages 18 to 35, first of three consecutive days, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392.  Theme is “Love with Humility.”  503-743-2101 or sub35con.com or oregonchristianconvention.org
    Men’s Roundup, first of three consecutive days, Camp Tadmor, 43943 McDowell Creek Drive, Lebanon. 97355. Speaker Matt Mikalatos. Music by Consumed by Fire, Paul Wright and Rapture Ruckus.  Mensroundup.com
     The Micah and Me children’s music show, Sunset Park Community Church of God, 174 Sunset Blvd., St. Helens 97051. 503-397-0535  or www.micahandmerocks.com
    7 to 9 p.m., Life Model Works presents the Reach Your Potential with Joy Maturity Retreat, first of two consecutive days, Southlake Church, 1555 S.W. Borland Road, West Linn 97068.  Continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A focus on relational maturing, which leads to greater peace and joy. Presented by ordained minister and pastoral counselor Chris Coursey of THRIVEtoday. $79 by Aug. 8, $89 by Aug. 31, or $99 at the door. Includes box lunch on Saturday. joystartshere.com/Portland
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
    Upward Trails ministry’s one- or two-night backpack trip to Elk Meadows with a day hike option on Mount Hood’s east side.  No kids or dogs on this outing because a deep creek will be crossed. A 7.8-mile trek with 2,800-foot elevation gain. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    God’s Work, Our Hands, service projects undertaken by seven local Lutheran churches throughout the Portland metro area, first of two consecutive days.  More than 120 volunteers will assist more than 10 organizations, concluding with a combined worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at Centennial High School, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave, Gresham, OR 97030, with potluck following. 503-760-6819 or sherrywil@comcast.net
    9:30 a.m. Homecoming Sabbath, Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church, 18575 S.E. Langensand Road, Sandy 97055. For all past and present members and friends.  Sabbath School at 9:30, worship at 11, luncheon at 12:30 p.m., concert at 3 p.m. and corn roast dinner at 6 p.m. 503-668-6144 or sandyadventistchurch.org
    10 a.m. to noon, Center for Women’s Ministry presents Using Your Spiritual Gifts in a Changing World, North Portland Bible College, 4905 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland 97217.  Led by Delsie Young, evangelist with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. $30.  503-288-2919.
    0 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gresham Compassion Mini-Clinic, free health clinic for low-income residents, East County Church of Christ, 24375 S.E. Stark St, Gresham 97030. compassionconnect.com
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community outreach workshop, Gutenberg College, 1883 University St, Eugene 97403. Today is a mathematics workshop focusing on algebra and its abstract character.  The session will look at the nature of abstraction and what role it plays in math, language and thoughts. $47 to $77.  541-683-5151 or workshops.gutenberg.edu
    The Extreme Tour music and sports outreach, first of three consecutive days, Bingen, Wash.,  location to be announced.  Theextremetour.com
    3 p.m., 125th anniversary celebration for the Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, first of two consecutive days, Hoodview Church of God,  1530 Mount Hood Ave, Woodburn, 97071  503-981-1660.  Begins with worship service highlighting the district’s history, then dinner at 5 and a gospel concert at 6 on Saturday.  Morning worship on Sunday will focus on the history of the Woodburn church.  503-393-3510 or 503-981-1660 or orwacog.org
    5 to 8 p.m., The Gathering to benefit Saving Grace Maternity Home,  Oak Knoll Winery, 29700 S.W. Burkhalter Road, Hillsboro, 97123.  Food, silent auction and live music. $50. savinggracematernityhome.org
    6:30 p.m., Free showing of the movie I Can Only Imagine, Tualatin Hills Christian Church, 23050 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin 97062.  Popcorn and sodas will be served. 503-692-1535 or tualatinhills.org
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
    3 p.m., 81st season of Lutheran Choral Association in concert, Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane , Tigard 97224. Old and new sacred music in a variety of styles. Free admission; freewill offering taken. lutheranchoral.org
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tom Taylor 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.   Taylor is former pastor of the Dwelling Place Church in Milwaukie and a worship leaders. Last May he has a massive heart attack and had to be shocked nine times, but after much prayer and standing on God’s Word, his heart is now restored to normal function according to his doctor. $10.50 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax, and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only.  503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
    The Extreme Tour music and sports outreach, first of four consecutive days, Woodburn location to be announced.  Theextremetour.com
    6 p.m., Vancouver Aglow monthly meeting, Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 S.E. 10th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98664.  Food and fellowship during the first hour, followed by the meeting.  A husband and wife ministry team from Vietnam will speak; their outreach helps poor and needy Vietnamese people and has also led thousands to faith in Christ.  360-694-6914.
    6:30 p.m., Heritage House Ministries’ Feast of Trumpets – Yom Teruah observance, Rocky Butte Park, 3102 N.E. Rocky Butte Road, Portland 97220.  Starts with potluck, then worship and teaching from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m, followed by the blowing of shofars at the sighting of the New Moon. 360-834-0910 or 541-788-8180 or love-4-israel.com
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
    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 “Field of Dreams.”  Guest speaker is Cathy Rasley of Walla Walla, Wash., owner of an espresso shop and expert on the history of coffee, with her talk on “What Perks Up Your Life.”  She also has been a high school cheer coach for 18 years.  Also, Virginia Pullen of Lebanon will share about the great accomplishments of George Washington Carver and how he rose from humble beginnings to do work that has benefited millions.  $8.50.  RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
    9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Vancouver Women’s Connection monthly brunch, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  Theme is “What Perks You Up?”  Cathy Rasley of Walla Walla, Wash. will speak on “Perk Up Your Life,” and a representative of Alpine Press Coffee will present “Benefits of Drinking Coffee.” $21.  RSVP by phone to 360-892-5523, by text to 360-835-5268 or by email to vancouverwa.wcon@gmail.com
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
    7 p.m., The Craguns in concert, Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 Antler Ave., Redmond 97756.  Hosted by Southern Gospel Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational group that has been presenting concerts twice a year since 2011.  Free admission; freewill offering accepted. Contact is MaryLou Haffner , 541-923-3085, sgm@bendbroadband.com or marylourhaffner@gmail.com
    The Extreme Tour music and sports outreach, first of three consecutive days, Salem location to be announced.  Theextremetour.com
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Gigantic Garage Sale’ fundraiser, farmer’s market and bake sale, Eastside Christian Church, 1910 Grand Prairie Road S.E., Albany 97322.  541-928-9349 or grace@eccffamily.com
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Huge Fall Garage Sale” to benefit ministries at home and abroad, first of two consecutive days, Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 S.W. Main St., Sherwood 97140.  Hours Saturday at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donations accepted in parking lot drop box at any time. 503-625-7879 or gilmore.susan@gmail.com
    Christian Women Connection Fall Retreat sponsored by the Association of the Churches of God (Anderson, Ind.) of Oregon and Southwest Washington, first of three consecutive days, Camp White Branch, 61500 Old McKenzie Hwy., McKenzie Bridge 97413.  503-393-3510 or orwacog.org
    Women’s conference with Pam Farrel, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center,  Farrel and her husband, Bill, are co-authors of 45 books, including the best-selling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    1:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Work & Witness Conference on missions, sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene, first of two consecutive days, Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 N.E. Airport Way, Portland 97220. Concludes 11:45 a.m. Saturday.  Theme is “Go: Every Tongue, Tribe and Nation.” Speaker is David Wesley, professor of intercultural studies at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. www.orpac.org
    4:30 p.m., Men’s Advance sponsored by the Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District, first of three consecutive days, Camp Kellogg Springs, 1111 Kellogg Camp Lane, Oakland 97462. Theme is “Irish Elk: Calling Men to Jesus-Centered Living.”  Speaker is Ryan Green, lead pastor at Eugene First Church of the Nazarene. www.orpac.org
    Men’s retreat sponsored by the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quaker), first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, 18705 US-101, Rockaway Beach 97136. Speaker is David Williams.   503-355-2284 or 503-538-9419 or nwfriends.org
    7 p.m., NeedToBreathe and Johnny Swim in concert, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland.  $23.  Ticketmaster.com
    7 p.m., Big Voice Tour with Cana’s Voice and David Phelps,  Vancouver Church (First Church of God), 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98665.  www.imcconcerts.com
    7 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond 97756. libertyquartet.com
    7 to 9 p.m., The Craguns in concert, Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond 97756.  Hosted by Southern Gospel Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational group who have been presenting concerts twice a year since 2011. Freewill “love offering” accepted.  541-923-3085 or www.thecraguns.com
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
    Upward Trails ministry’s overnight backpacking trip to camp near a small lake in the north section of Indian Heaven on the Pacific Coast Trail in Washington. 5 miles each day, with a gradual 900-foot elevation gain in 5 miles. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    8 a.m. to  6 p..m., 1292, a men’s ministry event “for ages 12 to 92” sponsroed by Northside Community Church of Newberg, 5 Rock Ranch, 23800 N.W. Flying M Road, Yamhill, 97148. Theme is “Bringing the Walls Down.”  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, basketball, horseshoes, hiking game room, fellowship.  $15.  503-538-0440 or tonygetsinger@gmail.com
    9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rockwood Compassion Mini-Clinic, free health clinic for low-income residents, Rockwood Preparatory Academy, 740 S.E. 182nd Ave, Portland 97233. compassionconnect.com
    The Extreme Tour music and sports outreach, first of three consecutive days, Mill City location to be announced.  Theextremetour.com
    Pure Desire men’s conference, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring 97009.  $69.  Puredesire.org
    Living Proof Live simulcast with Bible teacher Beth Moore, at hundreds of church nationally, including three in this part of the Northwest.  They are Old Town Church, 2224 15th Ave., Forest Grove;  Meadow Springs Community Church, 12647 S.W. 62nd Ave., Tigard; Ignite Faith Church, 525 S.W. Umatilla Ave., Redmond.  lifeway.com
    9 a.m., Walk 4 Life to benefit Hope 360 Pregnancy Clinic of Oregon City, First Evangelical Presbyterian Church,1321 Linn Ave, Oregon City 97045. Theme is “Life is a Gift.” Also music, speakers, refreshments, face painting, auction, prizes and more. 503-656-7444 or 503-908-0817 or hope360pc.com
    9 to 11:30 a.m., Design Science Association monthly meeting, Greater Portland Bible Chruch, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland 97219. Edwards Isaacs will speak on “Mammoths.”  503-544-3255 or www.DesignScience NW.org
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Fest 2018, Salem First Free Methodist Church, 4455 Silverton Road N.E., Salem 97305.  Features professional skateboarder Tim Byrne, spoken word artist Neahe Miller, live music, and many family-friendly games and activities, classic car show, haircuts, opportunities for prayer, food and more. Free admission.  503-754-7137 or cherylindia@hotmail.com
    1 to 3 p.m., 20th anniversary celebration for Rogue Retreat, Hope Village, 728 W. McAndrews, Medford 97501.  Rogue Retreat serves the Rogue Valley with supportive housing programs and services. 541-499-0880 or www.rogueretreat.org
     Holiday Crisis and Identity Tangle, a 13-session seminar presented by Alexander Bolotnikov and sponsored by Seventh-day Adventists, running though Sept. 24 and on Sept. 27 and 28, Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St,. Vancouver, Wash. 98660. This looks at how holidays shape communities while also having the potential to divide them. Director of the Shalom Learning Center, Bolotnikov holds a master’s degree in Biblical and Middle Eastern Languages and a doctorate from Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute for Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Rabbinic literature and the history of Biblical interpretation. Raised in Communist Russia as an atheist, but with Jewish roots, he was originally opposed to the Christian teaching of Jesus as the Messiah but was eventually brought into a connection with the Jewish Jesus. Past seminars held by Bolotnikov may be viewed at Vancouver-Jewish.com.
    5:30 p.m., A Day in the Life: Open Arms Edition, a promotional event for Open Arms International, Embassy Suites Washington Square, 900 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard 97223. $55. David and Rachel Gallagher, the ministry co-founders, will speak. 503-296-9989 or  openarmsinternational.org
    6 p.m., The Needhams in concert, Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th Ave., Portland 97236.  No ticket required, freewill offering taken.   SouthernGospelPDX.com
    7 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, La Pine Christian Center, 52565 Day Road, La Pine 97739. libertyquartet.com
    7 to 9 p.m., The More Than Funny comedy show with Michael Jr., East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave., Gresham 97030.  Presented by KPDQ and KFIS “The Fish”  radio. $20 advance, $25 at the door, or “Gold Circle” admission $75. kpdq.com
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
    National Back to Church Sunday.  Involving tens of thousands of churches nationally, IT is the largest annual communty-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. www.backtochurch.com
    9:45 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Creation scientist Tom Hoyle speaking, Tri-City Baptist Temple, 8025 Webster Road, Gladstone 97027. Hoyle will Teach youth during the Sunday School hour and then preach in both morning and evening worship services.  Subjects include the amazing origin of Creation, the providence God has shown America in its history and “Seven More Reasons to Trust the Bible.” 503-655-9326 or tcbt.org
    10:30 a.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Thrive Church, 235 S. Laguna St., Klamath Falls 97601.  libertyquartet.com
    10:30 a.m., Sneak Peek Preview Service for the new Mission Church of Portland, Warner Pacific University, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., Portland 97215.  This branch church of Redmond-based Mission Church has its official grand opening service at the same time and location Sept. 30.  experiencethehighlife.com
      3 p.m., Building Bridges events to benefit Salem Leadership Foundation, all four events emanating from the courtyard of the Oregon State Capitol Mall, Salem.  They include a “break dance” cllinic near the mall’s fountain, a downtown history alk, a hike to West Salem and back and a fun run to south Salem and back.  All events are followed by a barbecue at 5 p.m. provided by Adam’s Rib. $10 includes T-shirt.  503-315-8924 or Jennifer@salemLF.org
    4 p.m., 81st season of Lutheran Choral Association in concert, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 S.E. Minter Bridge Road, Hillsboro 97123.  Old and new sacred music in a variety of styles. Free admission; freewill offering taken. lutheranchoral.org
    5 p.m., Liberty Quartet from Boise, Idaho, in concert, Medford First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford 97504.  libertyquartet.com
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
    Flood Portland, an evangelistic outreach by small groups throughout the Rose City, first of two consecutive days, based out of Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland.  This is held in conjunction with the Compassion to Action outreach  Wednesday through Saturday at the Oregon Convention Center (see listing under Sept. 19) www.portland2018.com
    11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Doug and Mai Green 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.   The Greens have been on many evangelistic trips to Vietnam; Mai is Vietnamese and worked at a U.S. military base after being injured while serving on a Vietnam women’s platoon Doug is a retired Portland firefighter.  Mai’s sister Angela also will sing and minister. $10.50 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax, and room charge; $2.70 for drinks only.  503-536-3608 or fgbmfamerica.org
    The Extreme Tour music and sports outreach, first of four consecutive days, Veneta location to be announced.  Theextremetour.com
    Mid-Valley Women of Christ’S 22nd community-wide Bible study, No Other Gods, by Kelly Minter offered in 20 mid-Willamette Valley communities beginning today.  mid-valleywomenofchrist.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
    6 to 7 p.m., Parenting with Love & Logic, first of six consecutive weekly sessions, Gladstone Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8378 Cason Rd, Gladstone 97027. Free admission; free childcare available. Register at gladstone.k12.or.us/district-departments/community-education/
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
    2018 Greek Open golf tournament, dinner and auction to benefit Agia Sophia Academy of Beaverton, Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 Airport Road N.E., Aurora, 97002. $125 per golfer, $50 per dinner for non-golfers.  Www.greekopen.com
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God’s Sending Conference, Horizon Community Church, 23370 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin 97062.  This is a gathering for church planters and for those considering church planting. $15 by Sept. 12; $25 after that date; includes lunch. 503-393-4411 or oregonag.org
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
    6 p.m., Compassion to Action with evangelist Chris Overstreet and other nationally known speakers, first of four consecutive days, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland 97232.  Continues 10 a.m. through evening Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. through evening Saturday.  Speakers in addition to Overstreet are Marilyn Hickey, Todd White, Bill Johnson, Robby Dawkins, Daniel Kolenda, Ben Fitzgerald, Richie Seltzer, Mattie Montgomery, Lisa Bevere, and Reinhard Bonnke.  Music by Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders, Jake Hamilton and Bethel Music featuring Jeremy Riddle. $15. www.portland2018.com
    7 p.m., Oregon Christian author Jane Kirkpatrick speaking, St. Paul Catholic Church,1201 Satre St, Eugene 97401.  Theme is “Frontier Faith and Courage,” focusing on the abiding faith of pioneering women.  Living near Bend, Kirpatrick has written 27 novels and five non-fiction books.  $10 admission at the door; light refreshments served. 541-686-2345 or jkbooks.com
    7 p.m.,  Air 1 Radio’s Positive Hits Tour with Zach Williams, We Are Messengers, Joshua Micah, Aaron Cole, and Branan Murphy in concert, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin 97062. awakeningevents.com/events/air1-positive-hits
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
    The Extreme Tour music and sports outreach, first of three consecutive days, Klamath Falls location to be announced.  Theextremetour.com
    6 to 7:30 p.m., Heritage House Ministries’ Feast of Atonement – Yom Kippur service, Clark County Holiness Camp, 6407 N.E. 105th Ave,. Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  The service is followed by a breaking of the fast with a fellowship meal. 360-834-0910 or 541-788-8180 or love-4-israel.com
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
    25th anniversary celebration Love in Action Gathering for Women, Men and Youth of Purpose International, first of three consecutive days, Macleay Retreat and Conference Center, 2887 74th Ave S.E., Salem 97301 .   $225 for two nights lodging and five meals..  503-443-2007 or www.womenofpurpose.com
    Women’s Fall Retreat sponsored by Pacific Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenent Church, first of three consecutive days, Cascades Camp & Conference Center,  22825 Peissner Road S.E.,  Yelm, Wash. 98597. Theme is “Hope.”  206-275-3903 or pacnwc.org/event-calendar/2018-women-ministries-fall-retreat/
    Men’s conference with Randy Remington, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Remington is senior pastor of Beaverton Foursquare Church.  1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
    Upward Trails ministry’s hike up the Mountaineer Trail to Silcox Hut on Mount Hood. Reach as high as the top of “The Mile” lift, then turn around for views of Timothy Lakeand Mount Jefferson.  A 3-mile loop with 1,100-foot elevation gain. No water available; dogs not recommended on this outing. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    Noon to 2 p.m., Union Gospel Mission of Portland’s Operation Overcoat Collection Day, Cinetopia, 12345 S.W. Horizon Blvd., Beaverton 97007.  Donations of gently used clothing, sleeping bags and new socks and underwear accepted, for distribution on Sept. 29 at the mission’s annual Operation Overcoat event (see listing under that date). ugmportland.org
  Benefit banquet for Western Christian School, Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St S.E. Salem 97301.  503-363-2000 .
    Step Out of Darkness annual Freedom Calling 5k Race, Cook Park, 17005 SW 92nd Ave,  Tigard 97224. $35 adult, $25 child.  Freedom-calling.org
    5:45 p.m., Annual banquet for Hillsboro-based International Training and Equipping Ministries, Oregon Zoo, 4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland 97221.  Featured will be video interviews of African pastors.  503-648-4836 or iteministries.org
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
    Noon to 4 p.m., Rendezvous on the River, sponsored by Canvasback Missions, starting at Willamette Sailling Club, 6336 S.W. Beaver Ave, Portland 97239.  Hosted by Jamie and Jacque Spence of Canvasback, a ministry serving remote Pacific islands with needed health care and health education. Today is a cruise on the Willamette River.  Free admission; includes lunch. RSVP by Sept. 5 at 707-746-7828 or canvasback.org
    4 p.m., 81st season of Lutheran Choral Association in concert, Messiah Lutheran Church, 905 N.W. 94th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98660.  Old and new sacred music in a variety of styles. Free admission; freewill offering taken. lutheranchoral.org
    6 p.m., Pianist and composer Michael Allen Harrison in concert to benefit Rockwood Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Pathfinder program for youth, at the church, 1910 S.E. 182nd Ave., Portland 97233. 971-533-4838.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 10:30 p.m, World for Jesus Ministries presents the Portland Gathering of the Eagles, first of five consecutive days, Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland 97220. 855-642-6271 or worldforjesus.org
    6 p.m., Heritage House Ministries presents Sukkot: Feast of Tabernacles, first of seven days though Oct. 2, Salmon Falls Retreat Center, 11341 Washougal River Road, Washougal, Wash. 98671.  Morning Scripture studies, afternoon workshops on health Nightly worship. College, high school and and kids’ programs. Cabins, lodge rooms, RV and tent camping. 541-788-8180 or love4israel@ive.com or love-4-israel.com/2018
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
    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. Theme this year is “Broken.”  syatp.com
     40 Days for Life pro-life prayer vigils nationally, including in four cities in this part of the Northwest, starting today and continuing through Nov. 4.  Outside the Planned Parenthood facilities in Salem and Eugene, Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland, and at the crossroads of Highway 30 and Gable Road. in St. Helens. www.40daysforlife.com/Salem,www.40daysforlife.com/Eugene, www.40daysforlife.com/Portland, and www.40daysforlife.com/St-Helens
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
    David’s Tent Oregon, continual worship and prayer,, first of three consecutive days, in a tent on the Oregon State Capitol Mall.  This is to coincide with Tent America, a national effort on the same days whereby simultaneous worship gatherings will be held in all 50 state capital cities and on college campuses.  davidstentoregon.org
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
    Women’s retreat sponsored by Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, first of three consecutive days, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, 18705 US-101, Rockaway Beach 97136.   Theme is “Everything Has Become New.”  Featured speaker is Mindy Burns.  Chapel speaker is Sue Ferguson Hays. 503-538-9410 or nwfriends.org
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seventh annual Munada Marketplace sponsored by Beaverton-based Nesteam International, first of four consecutive days, Oregon Heritage Farms, 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 disease in Zambia, Africa.  503-641-4346 or 503-318-6004 or munadamarket.com.
    Ministers and Mates Retreat sponsored by the Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District, first of three consecutive days, Hallmark Resort,  744 S.W. Elizabeth St, Newport 97365.  Speaker is J.K. Warrick, former general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene.  www.orpac.org
    Inspirational Sounds Gospel Choir’s 35th anniversary  workshop and concert of African-American Gospel music, first of two consecutive days, River Road Baptist Church, 1105 River Road, Eugene 97404. Special guests include Shekela Fortsen, praise dancer; John Gainer, founder of the choir in 1983; and others.  541-915-1332 or 541-517-3770 or inspirationalsoundsgospelchoir.org
    7 to 9:30 p.m., Restored and Remarried workshop with Gil and Brenda Stuart for those in the “stepfamily adventure,” first of two consecutive days, US Digital Outreach Center, 1400 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98684.  Continues 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. www.restoredandremarried.com
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
    Upward Trails ministry’s hike on Neahkahnie Mountain on the north Oregon coast. A 3- or 4-mile round trip, or 5.1-miles one way with shuttle.  900-foot elevation gain.  503-718-7774 or 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.com
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Operation Oveercoast outside Union Gospel Mission of Portland, on Third Avenue between Burnside and Couch streets and on Couch Street between Northwest Third and Fourth Avenues.  The mission’s annual opportunity for the homeless or for those struggling financially to get many basic needs met, such as a warm coast, a pair of boots that fir and a chance to pray with a caring volunteer. ugmportland.org
    5 p.m., 25th annual dinner and auction to benefit the Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation, Red Lion Hotel, 3301 Market St. N.E., Salem 97301. Theme is “ ’hat’s Entertainment!”   All attending encouraged to wear hats.  $48. 503-463-8563 or www.ortl.org
     5:30 p.m., People to People Ministries presents Carl Parker and Friends in a vesper program of Christian music and fellowship, Stone Tower Church, 3010 N.E. Holladay St., Portland 97232.  971-803-2337 or peopleministries@gmail.com
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
     10:30 a.m., Grand opening service for the new Mission Church of Portland, Warner Pacific University, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., Portland 97215.  This is a branch church of Redmond-based Mission Church experiencethehighlife.com
    2 to 3:30 p.m., Life Chain — a peaceful sidewalk display of concern over the tragic losses of life because of abortion, in Roseburg from Garden Valley Boulevard from west of I-5 entry ramp to Stewart Parkway, 541-673-4566 or lifechain.net (See listing of other Life Chains under Oct. 7)
    4 p.m., 81st season of Lutheran Choral Association in concert, Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 17400 S.E. Rupert Drive, Oak Grove 97267. Old and new sacred music in a variety of styles. Free admission; freewill offering taken. lutheranchoral.org
    Annual appeal dinner for Mother & Child Education Center of Portland, location at University of Portland to be announced.  Momchildpdx.org
    6 p.m., Hymn sing, Tualatin Hills Christian Church, 23050 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin 97062. 503-692-1535 or tualatinhills.org
    6:30 p.m., Autumn Gathering, Pioneer Hall on Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E. Turner 97392.  Music performed by artists from throughout the Northwest.  Free admission; freewill offering taken.  503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org