NIH shuts down controversial $100M drinking study backed by Big Alcohol – Ars Technica

NIH shuts down controversial $100M drinking study backed by Big Alcohol – Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/nih-shuts-down-controversial-100m-drinking-study-backed-by-big-alcohol/

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House overwhelmingly passes prison education reform bill

House overwhelmingly passes prison education reform bill

WASHINGTON — The House by an overwhelming 360-59 vote passed a bipartisan reform bill Tuesday that provides more education for federal prisoners and gives them a second chance after their release.

https://nypost.com/2018/05/22/house-overwhelmingly-passes-bipartisan-prison-reform-bill/

Long Range Dates to Remember…

A list of upcoming events to think about attending:

CR Training Conference in Gig Harbor on March 10th.

CRI Quarterly (held in that same area), at the Trinity Church in Tacoma, April 7th.

Next, we are headed to Redmond, OR on July 7th with a Quarterly for those on the central & eastern side of Oregon.

Then we’re bringing the Quarterly to Eugene on October 6th at the Crossfire Church.

Next stop will be February in Salem

The Quarterly will return to Portland in April, 2019.

Thank you all for your dedication, integrity & energy!

In Christ we are strong,

Kent Whitaker
CRI NW Region Lead
AK,WA,OR,ID,MT,WY
dblactn@me.com
503-789-3756

‘Creating a bridge fromthe correctional CR to
the community CR.’

NW CR Inside News… Updates from Kent W.

Howdy CR Insiders..
We are coming off another great Quarterly held on Feb 3rd at the Horizon Church in Sherwood, this was an awesome venue! The Horizon CR Ministry Leader Todd Tomlinson, opened up for us at 8am, sound checked the band, ran our media all day, & led the clean-up.. thank you Todd for all you did to make this event happen & a success. Along with many encouraging reports, testimonies & mini-monies, we had a great worship time (thanks to Persevered), uplifting teachings & a yummy lunch. The best part always is seeing so many friends, brothers & sisters in Christ, getting together & sharing from their hearts, life-experiences, thoughts & words-of-wisdom. We serve a great God, who blesses us by allowing us to serve the incarcerated & their families! Getting together to celebrate this ministry is really important & it glorifies our Lord at the same time, come to the Quarterly whenever you can, you’ll always be welcome & glad you did.

The next Quarterly on April 7th will be at the Trinity Church of Pierce County in Tacoma, this will be the first Quarterly ever held in Washington! With all the excitement for the CR Inside ministry now happening in this area it will be an excellent event, today Nicole Antis is coaching a team of CR women for the King County Jail!! We’ve attached the flyer for this April 7th CRI Quarterly here, please see to it that copies are made available on your community CR group’s literature table ASAP. Community CR groups are developing their CRI Team & we encourage each group’s T.E.A.M. to attend as we will be covering that process & answering all their questions. Also, all the basics on how-to bring CR into the correctional settings will be taught by our CRI Reps & area Leads. Since the CR Training Conference is on March 10th in Gig Harbor we will be inviting those attending it to come back a month later to focus on the CRI ministry at the nearby Quarterly.

Following the April 7th Quarterly in Tacoma, WA, our goal is to continue to offer this event in a variety of locations around Washington & Oregon, with the other states in the NW Region joining in as we build the CRI ministry there. The next scheduled Quarterly following the April 7th in Tacoma, WA, is in Redmond, OR at the Word of Victory Church on July 7th & then in Eugene, OR at Crossfire West Eugene Campus on October 6th. Put these dates in your calendar today & start spreading the word. Our vision is to bring CR into each jail, prison & youth correctional facility.. and to provide a ready & able CRI Team to address the transitioning inmate & their family in the community CR group!

Please keep our new Washington CRI Rep, Richard Moody, & his family in prayer as he had a mild-stroke last Saturday & is at home now recuperating. I’m convinced, God has brought us all together in ministry so that, we can learn to love one another as He has loved us. When one of us is struggling or in need, is when the rest of us can lift them up in prayer, & as God leads, reach out with support, encouragement & assistance.

We have another request too, attached you’ll see the updated Oregon CR Directory which you are welcome to copy & use as necessary. At this time we don’t have a Washington CR Directory & need someone who will commit to creating it similar to the Oregon one. These directories are used in prisons & jails where permitted, as a way for inmates to identify a CR group where they will be released & make contact with them before they release. Many times an inmate will direct their spouse to make contact & begin attending before they’re released too. The person who can be responsible for this important task needs to keep the directory updated as well, with changes, & adding new groups or deleted ones that quit. If you are interested please contact Nicole or Richard so that they will know & work with you to get started.

CR Inside is the bridge from the correctional CR to the community CR.

Kent Whitaker
CRI NW Region Lead
AK,WA,OR,ID,MT,WY
503-789-3756
dblactn

Nicole Antis
CRI Rep, Washington
(503) 793-2177
girl4godonly

Richard Moody
CRI Rep, Washington
(253) 222-4749
richardmoody1264

Scott Patterson
CRI Rep, Oregon
(541) 848-8419
spatterson8419

Dan Kelly
CRI Rep, Oregon
(503) 871-8382

dankelly5051

Angie Kelly
CRI Rep, Oregon
(503) 269-0899
angela2017cr4life

‘Creating a bridge from the correctional CR
to the community CR.’

CRI Quarterly:
Saturday, 4/7/2018
Trinity Church of Pierce County
4041 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Tacoma, WA 98409

CR OneDay Seminars:
Dallas, TX 3/3/18
Seattle, WA 3/10/18
Atlanta, GA 4/14/18
Washington DC 4/21/18
Lansing, MI 5/19/18

East Coast Summit 7/11-13/2018
West Coast CR Summit 8/8-10/2018

Event Registration, Tools & Group Finder:
www.celebraterecovery.com

CR Inside Information & Group Finder:
www.cr-inside.org
www.nwcrinewsletter.us
www.facebook.com/crinorthwest

CR Dir Feb 2018.pdf

CRIQ 4:7:18.pdf

The NW CRI team is being hosted by Trinity Church CR in Tacoma, WA (http://www.trinitycares.org/) for our next Quarterly on April 7th. This will be a excellent opportunity for those in & around Tacoma to plug in to the most exciting ministry in America. Bring your community CR leadership teams because the CR Inside starts & ends at the community CR group & we need your involvement! Put April 7th at the CRI Quarterly on your calendar today.. questions? contact Richard ‭(253) 222-4749 or Nicole (503) 793-2177

Our last Quarterly on Feb 3rd at Horizon Church in Sherwood, OR was another amazing time of fellowship, encouragement, & enlightenment for those involved in this outreach. God knows His own, some of them are in a jail or prison cell today, CRI volunteers have answered His call to visit the incarcerated & invite them to join us. This is a ministry for the sincerely action-orientated CR person, those recovered in Christ who understand how important taking the CR program into the correctional setting is to the inmate & their family. But also as important is the person at the community CR group, who can reach out to the spouse & children of the prisoner & welcome them into our ‘forever family’! CR Inside is an local outreach, a local mission, of the Celebrate Recovery ministry & is wholly made up of CR members who are consistently attending a CR group, serious about their Christ centered recovery, & taking responsibility to help others in need.

We’ve attached a flyer for the April 7th CRI Quarterly in Tacoma, WA. Please get this to whoever at your CR group does the copying & see that a few copies are put out on your literature table. Also, if during Large Group an announcement could be made that would be awesome.. thank you for serving & walking in recovery today.

In Christ,

Kent Whitaker
CRI NW Region Lead
AK,WA,OR,ID,MT,WY
503-789-3756
dblactn@me.com

Nicole Antis
CRI Rep, Washington
(503) 793-2177
girl4godonly@gmail.com

Richard Moody
CRI Rep, Washington
(253) 222-4749
richardmoody1264@yahoo.com

Scott Patterson
CRI Rep, Oregon
(541) 848-8419
spatterson8419@gmail.com

Dan Kelly
CRI Rep, Oregon
(503) 871-8382
dankelly5051@hotmail.com

Angie Kelly
CRI Rep, Oregon
(503) 269-0899
angela2017cr4life@outlook.com

‘Creating a bridge from the correctional CR
to the community CR.’

CRI Quarterly:
Saturday, 4/7/2018
Trinity Church of Pierce County
4041 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Tacoma, WA 98409

CR OneDay Seminars:
Dallas, TX 3/3/18
Seattle, WA 3/10/18
Atlanta, GA 4/14/18
Washington DC 4/21/18
Lansing, MI 5/19/18

East Coast Summit 7/11-13/2018
West Coast CR Summit 8/8-10/2018

Event Registration, Tools & Group Finder:
http://www.celebraterecovery.com

CR Inside Information & Group Finder:
http://www.cr-inside.org
http://www.nwcrinewsletter.us
http://www.facebook.com/crinorthwest

Feb 3rd CR Inside Quarterly

Happy New Year CRI Friends & Family..

Kicking off 2018 for the first quarter we will be coming together, courtesy of the Horizon CR in Sherwood, OR, on Saturday, February 3rd. The Sherwood Campus of Horizon Church is located at 22240 SW Washington St, we will be having donuts & coffee at 9:30am with the event starting promptly at 10am. This Quarterly, as usual, is a FREE EVENT & includes a light lunch at noon! This is a perfect opportunity for the newcomer to learn about this exciting ministry.. perfect for community CR TEAM leaders to learn about setting up their CRI Team led by a CRI Coordinator.. & perfect for any other associated prison-ministry to network with CRI volunteers & share with us about their ministry or organization.

February 3rd is only 4 Saturdays from today & we need your help in getting the word out at your community CR group. Please make some copies of the attached flyer for the literature table at your CR group & ask the Ministry Leader to make an announcement about this event. Also, put the flyer into the hands of anyone that you feel would be interested in attending!

We will be sending out a complete agenda closer to the event but here’s some of the high-lights:

> worship by ‘Persevered’
> two testimonies, one lady & one man
> special CRI training
> mini-monies
> CR Inside group reports
> interactive Q&A
> much more..

Please let us know if you have questions,
may God bless & keep you throughout 2018.

Kent Whitaker
CRI NW Region Lead
AK,WA,OR,ID,MT,WY
503-789-3756
dblactn

Nicole Antis
CRI Rep, Washington
(503) 793-2177
girl4godonly

Scott Patterson
CRI Rep, Oregon
(541) 848-8419
spatterson8419

Dan Kelly
CRI Rep, Oregon
(503) 871-8382

dankelly5051

Angie Kelly
CRI Rep, Oregon
(503) 269-0899
angela2017cr4life

‘Creating a bridge from the correctional CR
to the community CR.’

CRI Quarterly:
Saturday, 2/3/2018
Horizon Community Church
22240 SW Washington St
Sherwood, OR 97140

CR OneDay Seminars:
Brentwood, CA 1/27/2018
Gig Harbor, WA 3/10/2018

AllTogether Rally:
Austin, TX 1/13/18

East Coast Summit 7/11-13/2018
West Coast CR Summit 8/8-10/2018

Event Registration, Tools & Group Finder:
www.celebraterecovery.com

CR Inside Information & Group Finder:
www.cr-inside.org
www.nwcrinewsletter.us
www.facebook.com/crinorthwest

CRIQ 2-3-18.pdf
CRIQ 2-3-18.docx

Alert! Quarterly Meeting Date Moved

Since the CR Training Event (OneDay) in Brentwood, CA was confirmed for January 27th, we needed to change our date for the Quarterly so as not to distract from their promotion & attendance. We just received confirmation from Horizon that we can have our Quarterly at the Sherwood campus on February 3rd. So the location is the same, 22240 SW Washington St, Sherwood, OR 97140, & the times are the same 10am to 3:30pm (doors open at 8am for set-up), but the date is now Saturday, February 3, 2018.

I hope that this is going to work for everyone, it’s been quite the challenge this time landing on a venue & date but we’re finally done with that part, & can now go ‘full speed ahead’ to promote this event & plan for the best Quarterly ever!

Here’s a new / updated flyer…  Sorry for the inconvenience if you’ve already had flyers made with the old date, but make sure that if you did, to pick them all up & throw them away!!

CRIQ 2-3-18