July 12-15, 2018 Portland/Vancouver SA Conference

2018 Portland/Vancouver Single Adult (31+) Conference

Registrations  HERE 

Details and Schedule of Events

Thursday July 12

5:30 -  6:30p   Dinner at LO Stake Center 14903 Westlake Dr, Lake Oswego, Oregon 9703
7:00 - 9:00p   Portland Temple Endowment Session
13600 Kruse Oaks Blvd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
7:00 - 9:00p   Portland Temple Visitor Center

Friday July 13 (all events this evening at LO Stake Center)

7:00 - 11:00p   Dinner - Taco Bar served all evening
7:00 - 8:00p     Pre-Dance Social Activity - meet new friends!
8:00 - 9:00p     Dance Instruction
9:00 - 12am     Golden Age Dance - Music from the 20s to 2000s.  Okay to dress the era.  Childcare provided (ages 3-11) RSVP by July 6th 

Saturday July 14
8:00 - 10:00a   Tualatin Library Service - family friendly (age 6+), 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin, OR 
                              Tasks include preparing, cleaning and shelving books and beautifying the library. (pre-register)
                              Meet at the library.
9:00 - 11:30a   Oregon Food Bank Service, 
1870 NW 173rd Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006
                              Will repack frozen food into family portions. 50 degrees. Gloves provided. Closed-toed shoes,  
                              no heels. Shirts with sleeves.  Meet at food bank. (Pre-register for this event)
9:00 - 11:00a   Billion Graves Service, all ages, Sacred Heart Cemetery
                              17201 Stafford Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.  Clean debris off of grave headstones and use      smartphones to take GPS tagged photos of headstones.  
                               You'll need the free BillionGraves App to take and tag photos.
9:00 - 12noon  Morning Fun Activities,   LO Stake Center
                        Nine Square, Volleyball and other fun activities
12:00 - 12:50   Lunch,  LO Stake Center, no cost but donations are welcome
1:00   - 1:50p   Conference Kickoff and Keynote Session "By Divine Design", LO Stake Center, Speakers: Brent and Kris Boswell (info below)
2:00 - 5:00p     Workshops, LO Stake Center (info below), childcare provided ages 3-11 RSVP portlandsouthsa@gmail.com

Keynote Session - Saturday 1:00pm
The conference theme for 2018 is By Divine Design with Brent & Kristine Boswell as Keynote Speakers.

The Lord’s hand is guiding you. By “divine design,” He is in the small details of your life as well as the major milestones. As it says in Proverbs, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; … and he shall direct thy paths.” (Rasband Oct 2017)

Understanding detours, dead ends and distress as part of the Lord's divine design.  As you recognize the Lord's hand in your life, you will feel His love and watchful eye over you.

Brent and Kristine are excited to share with you their testimonies of the Lord Jesus Christ.  They have found joy in spite of life's challenges and celebrate many tender mercies.  They have been married for 31 years, have raised four children and have two grandchildren.  They love Portland and have lived here for the past 27 years.

A Walk Through the Universe - Jon Brewster

Alma 30:34 ...The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its, motion yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.  The Universe is a wonderful place and we crave to know how it works.  Jon Brewster will share astro images of Nebulae, Galaxies and planets and we'll discuss where we are.

Jon Brewster is a Technology Fellow at HP, Inc.  He spent two years working at an observatory in Hawaii, has developed software for the astro imaging community, lectured on astronomical topics and the recent solar eclipse and has a telescope observatory built at his home in Monmouth.  He is the Gospel Doctrine teacher in his ward.

Food, Fitness and Faith: Finding Peace with this Mortal Body - Cheyenne Hayes

While our bodies can help us find incredible joy, Satan is constantly at work, using them against us to pull us further away from our Savior.  Men and women alike struggle to find a healthy balance between self-care and investment with-out becoming self-obsessed and out of balance.  Let's take a more spiritual look at the purpose of these mortal bodies and set ourselves free from the never-ending struggle we feel to become truly content with ourselves, because when you start to change your reasons, you start to change your results.

Cheyenne Hayes is a wife, mother, business owner, athlete and proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and lives in Washington State with her husband of 18 years, Will, and their three children ages 17, 14, 11. Cheyenne is a State and National Racquetball Champion and owns a successful restaurant with her husband. Cheyenne directs the marketing and accounting for their growing business but also takes a deep interest in intentional living, diet and daily exercise. She is an avid backpacker, has played piano for 30 years and loves to sing. Cheyenne is deeply passionate about life-long learning, studying the Gospel and sharing her testimony of Jesus Christ with others.

Miracles Happen Every Day – Terrie Fitch

The Lord through the Holy Ghost helps us all to be a part of his Divine Plan and experience miracles every day. Sister Fitch will share some miracles she has experienced, help you to learn how to recognize them in your life. And share with you tips on different ways you can record and remember your own Miracles.
Terrie Fitch and husband David of 48 years have 7 children and 31 grandchildren and one great grandson. She has flown for United Airlines, worked as a secretary for the Pierce College LDS Institute and has taught Kindergarten and Seminary for 7 years. She and her husband have served various church missions: 2005 Johannesburg, South Africa, proselyting; 2007 Guayaquil Ecuador Temple; 2011 Continuing Promise, serving on the USNS Comfort as Team Leaders for 87 LDS Medical Providers cruising to provide medical care throughout Costal Central America. She and her husband just returned from serving in the London England Temple. She is presently a Family Search Missionary.

Living After the Manner of Happiness: Keys for Happiness in THIS Life and the Next - Cheryl Adams

“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”  Scientific and doctrinal insight into achieving happiness, regardless of the chaos that may surround us.

Cheryl Adams has been a single adult for many years and is currently living in the great Pacific Northwest.  Her biggest joy is her family; five children and 13 and a half grandchildren, all of whom live across the country.  Cheryl has spent 30+ years in the medical profession, but has also worked in the automotive industry, as a drywall taper and she also did a short stint as a hod-tender.  Her life has had more than its fair share of craziness, chaos and turmoil, some of which was brought on by life and some by poor choices on her part.  Throughout it all – good, bad and otherwise, she remains convinced that ‘all things work together for good to them that love God’ and “men (and women) are that they might have joy.”

“Learning to Play Well With Others”; How to Get Along on the Playground of Life – Lorraine Janeway

A happy, successful life is easier to attain with positive communication skills. Come  learn about 7 elements of effective business and personal relationships. We’ll talk about what it takes to stay calm under pressure, learn skills for dealing with difficult people and provide a structure for building healthy, life-affirming boundaries and behaviors.

Lorraine is an accredited executive business coach and a relationship therapist in private practice. She owns a wellness clinic in Beaverton, Oregon where she practices alongside other holistic medicine specialists. Sister Janeway loves creating beauty, whether in her own home and yard, in the lives she influences or in the houses she flips. She’s currently writing a book on human creativity and resilience.

Addiction Recovery - It’s Not Just for Addicts - Don Hokanson
We have seen the power of the Savior turn our most devastating defeats into glorious spiritual victories” states the introduction to the LDS Family Services Addiction Recovery Program. The twelve steps of the program provide a practical guide to more fully apply the Atonement of the Savior in your life and deepen your relationship with Him regardless of whether you think you might “need” this or not. Perhaps like me, you will initially come for someone else, but ultimately embrace the principles yourself and through Grace find healing.

Don M. Hokanson has lived in Sandy, Oregon for the past twenty years. He loves his family and refuses to define family in terms of genetics but more in terms of who shows up for Sunday dinner. A business consultant and enterprise architect by trade, he helped start up the addiction recovery program in his stake. He has facilitated classes based on the program for Ward Council, Sunday School, Relief Society, and Elders Quorum settings. He has served as a Bishop and on the High Council. You can find him many Thursday nights at an ARP meeting.

Community Service is Service Too – Scott Hansen

We have been encouraged by our leaders to get involved in our communities. What are our options? We will discuss ways to get politically involved in our local communities, our schools, and our professions. It can be personally rewarding, and a great service as well.

Scott was born and raised in Gresham, Oregon, watching his dad become involved with professional and local politics and swore he would never follow his dad's footsteps. But after a week at Boy's State and a year as class president of his professional school, he did just that. He became involved with local service clubs, Rotary, ran and served on his local school board, served on several school district committees as member and chair, served on several professional boards as member and president and on national councils. Then, at the urging of many in his profession, he ran for the Oregon State Senate in 2012. Although he lost, he learned much and has no regrets. He continues to serve as secretary/treasurer for his state professional organization, national delegate and co-chair of a foundation. All this while currently serving as Elders Quorum President.

Escape the Typical…Feed your dreams…Come & explore great tasting food.
A delicious journey, where tasteful creations begin!
 – Tammy Heslop

Are you a “foodie” or "lick the bowl delish" kind of cook?  How about something quick when you are “hangry” or creating romantic elegant dishes, or maybe stuff on a stick is your style?  Whatever it is, come have fun, learn new recipes, yummy desserts, budget ideas, or just tips on cooking and saving money on ingredients.   This is a Cooking class…where your only limit is your imagination!  

Tammy has always loved to cook.  She has been learning and experimenting for over 45 years.  She started a catering business in Utah then when she moved to Oregon decided to only cater for friends and family.  Some of her favorite things to cook and create are appetizers and hors d’oeurves.  She loves to share what she has learned, created, and to share fun tips to help save time and money. 

Learn to Juggle in 1 hour – Gary Brown

Learn to juggle 3 balls with just 2 hands in less than 1 hour.  Have fun and impress your friends!    In addition to being good exercise it is good for your general coordination, mental and emotional state. Come have some fun with us. 

Gary began his illustrious juggling career many years ago teaching juggling at the Renaissance Faire near Malibu, California when he was just 15 years old.   He progressed from juggling balls, pins and other potentially dangerous objects to successfully juggling family, work, church and hobby life.  Juggling has been an invaluable skill throughout his life.  Lessons used to be $1.50, as you can see in the photo, but they will be FREE at this conference!  😊  

Saturday, 6:00 - 10:00p   BBQ and activities at Hornibrooks, children welcome. 24650 SW Nodaway Ln, Wilsonville, OR (Volleyball, Bocce Ball, Corn-hole, Frisbee golf, Amazing Kids play area, Board Games, Get to Know You activities, maybe even Karoke and more!)

Sunday July 15

4:00p - 5:10p   Sacrament meeting, Area Authority Elder and Sister Blunck are speaking, LO Stake Center 
5:10p - 6:30p   Light dinner and mingle