Christian Relief Fund: Circle Church of Christ, 2020 NW Circle Blvd. in Corvallis, will host a program on the Christian Relief Fund this weekend.

The church plans to help drill a well in Kenya through the program. The schedule for today's event includes a talk by Milton Jones, 5 p.m.; international dinner, 5:45 p.m.; and a second talk by Jones, 6:15 p.m. The Sunday schedule includes Jones speaking, 9:30 a.m.; and a worship assembly, 10:30 a.m. Information and dinner RSVPs: 541-758-4456.

Communion: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Drive in Corvallis, will share God's Word and Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship, refreshments and Sunday School.

Pastor Joe Hughes' Good Shepherd Sunday sermon theme will be Psalm 23, focusing on God's love and care for his people, even when they stray.

The multigenerational Sunday School will continue its study of "Matthew: The Gospel of Identity," using a book of the same name by Michael Card as a study guide. Those attending are invited to join in learning more about the connected narrative nature of the Gospels and how it allows believers to come to know Jesus, instead of just knowing about Him.

Information: 541-753-2816 or

Bahá'í devotional gathering: “Leaves of the Tree of Life” is set for 10 a.m. Sunday at 5006 SW Hollyhock Circle in Corvallis.

The Book of Revelation promises “…and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” For Bahá'ís, this promise is fulfilled in establishing the equality of women and men. This month's devotional programs will center on this principle which removes all distinctions, for the soul has no gender. All are welcome to participate.

Information: 541-745-7916.

HU Song: The ECK Community HU Song will be offered at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Eckankar Center of Corvallis, 425 SW Madison Ave., Suite N, downstairs in Madison Plaza.

This opportunity to learn and sing the HU, a love song to God, is open to people of all faiths.

The HU can be sung in conjunction with one's one spiritual path or religion. Singing HU can expand awareness, help one experience divine love, heal a broken heart, offer solace during times of grief, and bring peace and calm.

To hear others singing HU, go to To learn more about HU from those who sing it, visit For more information about Eckankar and local events, visit

Fear workshop: "Conquering Fear Workshop and Discussion" is set for 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the Eckankar Center of Corvallis.

This introductory workshop will explore where fear comes from, spiritual keys to overcoming fear and spiritual exercises to conquer fear. The workshop will be centered on "Spiritual Wisdom on Conquering Fear" by Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of Eckankar: The Path of Spiritual Freedom. In this booklet he writes, “When fear is a dominant player in your life, it steals the joy and freedom of living.” Complimentary copies of the booklet will be given to those attending.

For more information, go to Other complimentary publications and a lending library of ECK writings are also available at the Eckankar Center.

Concert: The Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale will present its ninth annual benefit concert, "We Shall Behold Him," at 6 p.m. Sunday at Lebanon First Assembly of God, 726 W. Oak St.

Proceeds will go to Adult and Teen Challenge, Mennonite Disaster Service and Willamette International. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken.

The concert will be repeated May 21 at Willamette Community Church in Albany. 

Information: 541-791-2268, or

Film shown: Calvary Baptist Church will host a free showing of the new movie "Priceless" at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The church is at 800 34th Ave. SE in Albany.

Taize: A contemplative ecumenical Taize worship service will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 NW 35th St. in Corvallis.

The monthly event, sponsored by the Corvallis Taize Ensemble, is open to all, and features singing and prayers. Information: 541-753-7622.

Lutheran beliefs: A 10-week class on what Lutheran Christians believe will start in the coming week.

Bethel Lutheran Church, 2590 Long St. in Sweet Home, will host the series at 4 p.m. Mondays. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 434 E. Grant St. in Lebanon, will offer the series at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The class is open to all, and will give information about Lutherans' biblical beliefs about God, humanity, salvation and eternal life. Questions are encouraged.

Bible class: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2605 NW 13th St. in Corvallis, invites anyone interested to a class about what the Bible says and means, "Getting to Know the Wondrous God," at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

"Getting to Know the Wondrous God" invites participants to learn what God has to say through his Word and to ask whatever questions they might have about the Bible and Christianity. All are welcome, especially those with many questions. Light food will be provided.

Information: Pastor Luke Tembreull, 541-231-6189, or

Concert: College United Methodist Church, 1123 Main St. in Philomath, will host a concert by Holy Mountain at 7 p.m. Friday.

The band is led by Thomas Ewing, a native of Colorado, and Gary Rea, a native of Cape Town, South Africa. Holy Mountain will have copies of its new album and T-shirts to sell. An offering will be taken, and refreshments will be served. Information: 541-929-2412, Facebook or

Nichiren Buddhism: An informal introduction to and discussion of Nichiren Buddhism as practiced by Soka Gakkai International USA is set for 11 a.m. to noon May 13.

Further information, including the location, is available at 541-753-6170.


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