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May 2021 in-person events

    Morning, Upward Trails ministry hike on the Tamanawas Falls Loop. A moderate 5.6-mile loop up to the falls on the east side of Mount Hood, with a 900-foot elevation gain. Northwest Forest Pass required. 360-513-9244 or upwardtrails.org
    9 and 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., 2021 commencement ceremonies for Corban University, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317. corban.edu/registrar/commencement/
    “Drive-through” commencement for George Fox Univer-sity’s undergratuate Classes of 2020 and 2021, ifrst of two consecutive days, at the Newberg campus. For full schedule, route and other details, go to georgefox.edu/offices/academic_affairs/
    12:30 to 2 p.m., Outdoor barbecue and celebration to mark completion of the $350,000 fund campaign by Church@the Park to purchase their property, 2410 Turner Road S.E., Salem 97302. 503-949-2124.
    Spring Campmeeting, first of eight consecutive days, The River Church, 4675 Portland Road N.E., Suite 190, Salem 97305. 503-385-8721.
    Retirees Conference with Ray Pritchard, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. The author of 27 books, Pritchard is president of Keep Believing Ministries. For 27 years he pastored churches in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago, and most recently served at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Ill. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    7 p.m., Light for the Lost banquet sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, The Harbor Assembly of God Church, 2050 Lincoln St, North Bend 97459. Speaker is Jeff Dove, Fire Bible director. $8.50 advance, $10 at the door. oregonag.org/events/lftl
    7 p.m., Light for the Lost banquet sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, Central Coast Assembly of God Church, 236 N.E. Sixth St, Newport 97365. Speaker is Jeff Dove, Fire Bible director. $8.50 advance, $10 at the door. oregonag.org/events/lftl
    National Day of Prayer. Both in-person and online gatherings will be held regionally and nationally. Updates are at NationalDayofPrayer.org.  Events in this region include:
    •7 to 8:15 a.m., Canby Prayer Breakfast, Cutsforth Townhall,  225 N.E. Second Ave., Canby 97013.  Mayor Brian Hodson and City Administrator Scott Archer will share briefly with those gathered. Breakfast will include an egg casserole, mixed fruit, sweet roll, and coffee. Tickets $12  at https://canbyprayer2021.eventbrite.com. Also viewable online at https://youtu.be/OESk4_HzLhA
    •7 to 8:15 a.m., Prayer breakfast, Ocean Park Community Church, 26709 Vernon Ave., Ocean Park, Wash. 98640. 360-244-0141 or vmcole2@aol.com
    •7:30 to 8 a.m., 10 to 10:30 a..m., Noon to 12:30 p.m., 5 to 5:30 p.m., and 7 to 8 p.m., Five prayer gatherings in Sweet Home. Locations, in order, are: school district offices, 1920 Long St.; Chamber of Commerce, 1575 Main St.;  City Hall, 3225 Main St., police station, 1950 Main St., and Freedom Hill Church, 2470 Main St. Sponsored by One Sweet Home. 541-401-5833 or matt@hillsidefellowship.com or facebook.com/transformsweethome
    •7 to 8:30 p.m., Prayer gathering, River Hills Church, 1217 S.E. Fourth ST., Gresham 97080. 503-665-5700
    •7 to 8:30 p.m., Prayer outside Oregon State Capitol in Salem, sponsored by Pray Oregon.  Prayer for federal, state and local governments; families; churches; schools; the military; media; entertainment.  Also worship, refreshments. laurieirion@yahoo.com
    9 a.m., Creation Encounter’s Rowena Plateau Flora and Fauna Tour, meeting at Memmalose Rest Stop, on I-84 eastbound eight miles east of Hood River, near Mosier. A look at wildflowers and birds of the east Columbia River Gorge. Suggested donation $15 individual or $25 family. creationencounter.com
    5 p.m., Amplify fine arts and ministry conference sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of two consecutive days, Faith Christian Center, 1049 N.E. 11th St., Bend 97701. Continues Saturday through 3:30 p.m. oregonag.org/events/amplify
    7 p.m., Light for the Lost banquet sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, Neighborhood Assembly of God Church, 815 Irving Road, Eugene 97404. Speaker is Jeff Dove, Fire Bible director. $8.50 advance, $10 at the door. oregonag.org/events/lftl
    Morning, Choice of two outings with Upward Trails ministry. One is a 3-mile walk in forest and wetlands in Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Several loops available. Up to 4.5 miles of level hiking, some pavement and some gravel. The other is a bike ride on the mostly level and paved Trolley Trail from Oregon City, through Gladstone to the Milwaukie riverfront. 503-648-9267 for the Tualatin Hills outing, and 503-484-7998 for the Trolley Trail bike outing. upwardtrails.org
    9 a.m., 2021 commencement for Warner Pacific University, on the lawn at the Mount Tabor main campus, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., Portland 97215. warnerpacific.edu/wpu-commencement-to-be-held-on-mt-tabor-campus-lawn/
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The First Step, a challenge activity presented by Adventurous Life, Estacada location to be announced. Supervised  for safety by staff from YD Adventures, this includes a giant swing, a zipline, and a high ropes element.$120. adventurouslife.net
    10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Steve Backlund of Igniting Hope and Bethel Church in Redding, Calif, speaking, first of two consecutive days, Jesus Pursuit Church, 2110 Santiam Hwy S.E., Albany, 97322. Also at 10 a.m. Sunday. jesuspursuit.org
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2021 commencement ceremonies for Bushnell University, 828 E. 11th Ave., Eugene 97401. bushnell.edu/event/spring-commencement/
    Mother’s Day. Honoring all mothers. All churches will have observances.
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Annual Apple Pie Day Rally for homeschool families, sponsored by OCEANetwork, on the Capitol Mall across from the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. At this event, homeschoolers come together to connect with state legislators, sharing home-based apple pie and information promoting home education. Featured speaker is Brian Ray of the National Home School Research Institute. Bring snack and/or pie to share. 288-1285 or 503-362-1912 or jeanetteslagel@gmail.com
    Sixth annual Prayer ConneXion sponsored by Mission ConneXion Northwest, first of two consecutive days, Emmanuel Church, 1033 N. Sumner St, Portland 97217. Keynote speakers are Jon Tyson and Michelle Jones. Tyson is a native Australian who has lived the past two decades in New York City and is pastor of the Church of the City New York.  Jones is a teaching pastor at Imago Dei Community in Portland. Also viewable online. $20 for online only participants, $25 for students, $39 for individuals and $69 for couples. missionconnexion.com/pc2021/
    Morning, Upward Trails ministry hike from the Tom McCall Nature Preserve in Wasco County to The Dalles Overlook. Starting from the preserve and going up to the to of McCall Point, then to the overlook toward eastern Oregon and The Dalles. Several large ponds will be visited on the way back. A 6-mile outing. 360-931-0624 or lewald33@comcast.net or upwardtrails.org
    Safe Families for Children PDX Golf Tournament, The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, 4805 S.W. 229th Ave., Aloha 97007. Benefits Kindred Partners and Safe Families for Children PDX. $250 per player or $1,000 per four-person team.
    Seniorfest, Oregon Christian Convention grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. 503-743-2101 or oregonchristianconvention.org
    1 p.m., 2021 District Assembly for Oregon-Pacific District of the Church of the Nazarene, first of two consecutive days, Church on the Hill, 700 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville 97128. Concludes at 9 p.m. Friday. orpac.org/event/district-assembly/
    Sip and Give, an auction to benefit the Bend-based In Our Backyard outreach combatting sex trafficking, Crux Fermentation Project, 50 S.W. Division St,. Bend 97702.  Also viewable online. inourbackyard.org
    Women’s Conference with Donna Jones, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Author of three books, Jones is a contributing author to the 365-day devotional, A Moment to Breathe. She has been on numerous radio and television shows, including Focus on the Family and Good Day Dallas. She has been featured in Parents and Better Homes and Gardens magazines, and writes regularly for Crosswalk.com. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    Oregon Men’s Summit sponsored by Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, first of three consecutive days, Grove Christian Camp, 37028 Shoreview Drive, Dorena 97434. Featured speaker is Ed Lyons, longtime teacher in the Adventist school system. oregonconference.eventcalendarapp.com/u/9177/79560
    10 a.m., March for Jesus, Oregon City location to be announced.  Also viewable at RxAmerica on YouTube.com. Praise rally also to be held, at a separate time to be announced, at Spirit & Truth Christian Fellowship,  20926 S. Ridge Road, Oregon City.  For details on that rally, go to the church’s page on Facebook.  For general information on toda’s event:  971-409-8227, Rx4America@icloud.com, Themarchforjesus.org
    Morning, Upward Trails ministry hike on the Beaverton Powerline Trail, which connects to many other trails including the Westside Regional Trail. About 20 miles total out and back, with many level areas but also plenty of hills. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.org
    10 a.m. to noon, Campfire Pray-in, praying for those incarcerated, sponsored by Kairos Prison Ministry, on the grounds of Tigard Foursquare Church, 13720 S.W. Pacific Hwy., Tigard 97223. Bring your own chair and drink to sit around a campfire behind the church and pray. Masking and social distance observed. 814-777-6041 or kairosoforegon@gmail.com
    Nazarene Missions International convention for the Oregon-Pacific District of the Church of the Nazarene, Church on the Hill, 700 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville 97128. orpac.org/event/nmi-convention/
    Morning, Upward Trails ministry hike from Lewis River Falls to Copper Creek Falls in southwest Washington. A 6.8-mile round trip, looking at five waterfalls near Mount St. Helens. About 500-foot elevation gain. 503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.org
       9 a.m., Creation Encounter’s Forest Ecology Along the Salmon River Tour, meeting at the Zigzag Ranger Station, 70220 U.S. Hwy. 26, Rhododendron 97049. A mini-course on forest ecology, based on material taught in the biology program at Multnomah University. Suggested donation $15 individual or $25 family. Forest day pass required for each vehicle. creationencounter.com
    Memorial Day Weekend Retreat, first of four consecutive days, Christian Renewal Center, 22444 North Fork Road S.E., Silverton 97381. 503-873-6743 or christianrenewalcenter.org
    Memorial Day Family Conference with Peter Chin, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center. Author of three books, and a graduate of Yale University and Fuller Seminary, Chin has pastored and planted churches in Los Angeles, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Seattle, and now serves as lead pastor of Rainier Avenue Church in Seattle. His advocacy work in racial reconciliation has been profiled in national news outlets, including CBS Sunday Morning, the Washington Post, and NPR’s Tell Me More and All Things Considered. 1-800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    Morning, Upward Trails ministry hike to Abiqua Falls near Silverton. High-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles needed to reach the hiking area. Only a one-mile hike, but a very steep, rough scramble down the hillside, then up the creek to see the 100-foot waterfall. Participants will lower themselves with a rope, so need to be surefooted. Must bring gloves for the rope. On the drive home, participants will stop and explore 50-foot wide McKay Falls. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.org