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First Women of Worth luncheon happening today

Tickets available at the door

Tickets are still available for today's Women of Worth luncheon at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin.

Women of Worth is a monthly luncheon for women 50, 60, 70 and better, explained Heather Creighton, administrative assistant, women's ministries.

'Join us at our first luncheon of the year, where we'll enjoy a delicious meal and hear from our own Women's Ministries Director Rhonda Began,' said Creighton.

Tickets are $15.

For more information, call Creighton at Rolling Hills Community Church at 503-638-5900.

Fall Festival set at Tigard Christian Church Oct. 31

Tigard Christian Church invites everyone to its Fall Festival on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, 13405 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard.

'Games, treats, crafts and fun' are planned said Sandra Gembola, administrative assistant for the church. 'Costumes are welcome.'

For more information, contact Debbie Csergei, children's minister, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 503-639-5713.

BCC slates free play day for toddlers on Oct. 27

Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., will hold a free play day designed for children from birth to age 6 and their families on Oct. 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

'The Crawl, Walk and Run program is a great opportunity for families and children to connect in a fun play day with a relaxed atmosphere,' said Janell Struckmeier, children's ministry director.

The program will meet in the church's Wonderland Atrium, and offers free play, crafts, snacks and a guest appearance by the mailman. Additional play days will be scheduled this year.

The program is open to the public and parent or guardian participation is required. For more information, contact the church office at 503-646-2151 or visit bcc.org.

'Surviving Holidays' seminar planned Saturday

Don't look now, but the holidays are coming, and soon the storefronts will be filled with colors of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some of us, grieving the loss of family members or friends, may long to just skip the next few months, but the calendar probably won't oblige us.

But there is hope.

Beaverton Foursquare Church will host a special GriefShare 'Surviving the Holidays' seminar Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Youth Ministry Building, 13565 S.W. Walker Road, Beaverton.

For those asking, 'How will I ever cope - how can I celebrate without my loved one?' this seminar promises to discuss those questions and more.

'Learn ways to remember your loved one and cling to the hope of Christ,' says a spokesman for Beaverton Foursquare Church. 'Whether this is your first holiday or several have passed, we encourage you to join us.'

For more information or to register, contact Bonnie Mercer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-819-3091.

Paul Pham among ordained deacons to be singled out

Paul N. Pham will be among eight men ordained as permanent deacons by Archbishop John G. Vlazny on Saturday, Oct. 29 at St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Northwest 18th and Couch streets) in Portland. The Mass of Ordination will begin at 11 a.m.

Pham was born in 1959 in Dalat, Vietnam. He and his wife, Theresa Hang Nguyen, have three children. Pham attended a Catholic elementary and high school in Dalat, Vietnam, graduating in 1978. He later graduated from Portland State University in 1987 with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He earned a master of arts in pastoral ministry from the University of Portland in 2010.

He was an honor graduate and received the UP's Graduate School Moreau Fellowship Award. Pham was granted the award for representing 'one or more of the Congregation of Holy Cross Charisms in a manner that exemplifies the leadership of the congregation's founder, Blessed Basil Moreau.'

Pham and his wife are members of Our Lady of Lavang Parish in Portland and St. Anthony Parish in Tigard. He has been the director of religious education at Our Lady of Lavang parish, where he developed a Catechist Formation Program. He is director of Vietnamese ministry at St. Anthony Parish.