Religion 022015

Soup Kitchen celebrates 25 years

The congregation at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church celebrate The 25th anniversary of the Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas with a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

The Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas served its first meals March 3, 1990. Back then, the Soup Kitchen operated one day a week and averaged about 20 meals. Today an average of 195 guests are served four days a week.

The church is located at 822 S.W. Second St., McMinnville, and more information is available by calling 503-472-3711.

Knox Brothers perform

The Knox Brothers perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Baker Creek Community Church, 325 N.W. Baker Creek Road, McMinnville.

An offering will be taken for the group. More information is available by calling the church at 503-434-5541.

Closer look taken at Gospels

The adult education program at First Presbyterian Church observes the Lenten season with a series of six classes on “Gospel Portraits of Jesus” led by the church’s former pastor, the Rev. Jack Hodges.

The classes meet at 9:15 a.m. Sundays in Calvin Hall West at the church, 390 N.E. Second St.

Classes include:

n February: “What is “a Gospel?”

n March 1: “How the Gospels Mix and Match and How They Don’t”

n March 8: “Mark’s Gospel: The Way of Testing”

n March 15: “Matthew’s Gospel: The Way of Righteousness”

n March 22: “Luke’s Gospel: The Way of God’s Triumph”

n March 29: “John’s Gospel: I Am the Way”

Samson comes to Salem

Musical Comedy Opera (MCO), a nonprofit theater group in Newberg, presents “Samson, God’s One-Man Army” through Sunday, March 8, with Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. There will be an additional show at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13.

The shows will be performed at the Elsinore Theatre, 170 High St. S.E., Salem. Tickets are available online at or at the door. More information is available by calling Sherri Janzen at 503-932-3187.

Variety show raises money

Members of First Baptist Church in McMinnville hosts a dinner, auction and variety show from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the church’s social hall, 125 S.E. Cowls St.

The event raises money for a youth team mission trip to Mexico.

The silent auction opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and are available in the church office weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Academy plans fundraiser

McMcMinnville Christian Academy hosts a silent dinner and auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St.

The event raises money for the academy, and school officials plan on it becoming an annual tradition.

Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner, live music and silent and oral auctions. Tickets are available at the school, 325 N.W. Baker Creek Road. More information is available by calling 503-472-6076.

Women hold rummage sale

Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church hold their 78th-annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 6.

Pie and coffee are also served for a nominal fee. Proceeds support mission projects. The church is located at 390 N.E. Second St., and more information is available by calling 503-472-6256.