Seaside artist’s Facebook group conveys hope, faith during crisis

SEASIDE — A local artist is not only focusing on the importance of faith in God in the current pandemic, but is also encouraging...

Oregon governor declines to issue a proclamation for National Day of Prayer

SALEM — For apparently the first time ever, Oregon's governor did not issue last month a proclamation acknowledging the National Day of Prayer, and...

Standing tall in challenging times

  Even George Fox University’s Bruin Bear mascot on the Newberg campus was given proper safety attire when the coronavirus pandemic struck the region. PHOTO BY...

Summer camp ministries hit hard by pandemic restrictions

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher In recent weeks, much uncertainty faced Christian camps in this part of the Northwest regarding whether they could — or...

Churches, ministries adapt to a surreal world

The Coronavirus pandemic continues By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher It’s several weeks now into the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and life still seems strange, surreal — definitely different...

Longtime partner sues Concordia for $302 million

PORTLAND — What the Oregonian described as an “acrimonious legal battle” has resulted from the recent and unexpected closure of Concordia University here. As reported...

Virus makes several weeks very scary for Salem congregation

SALEM — By Easter, the worst appeared to be over for Salem First Church of the Nazarene, but the several weeks preceding were scary...

Especially timely now, daily online prayer coordinated for Oregon

Particularly timely during the COVID-19 pandemic, online prayer for Oregon is taking place at 7 a.m. seven days per week through Zoom video conferencing. The...

National Day of Prayer goes on

Although it clearly forced a format change in most activities, the current Coronavirus pandemic is in no way slowing down the National Day of...

Pandemic virus impacts everything

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher     What one national TV anchor termed the “news story of our lifetimes” occurred this past month with such overwhelming speed...