Busy Season SOE Reminder

Happy Fall everyone, today in Tigard it’s really showing all the signs, rain, wind & cooler temps.. but I love the changing seasons so it’s all good.. God is good!

If you’re receiving this email it’s because you’ve already committed to being a part of the SOE program on 10/12 in Cottage Grove, or have been invited to be.


This is a very busy time of year for most, kids in school with school functions, getting our homes ready for the Winter ahead (stuff we’ve put off all Summer right?), & many other important activities. Since the SOE is only a little over a month away, I wanted to remind everyone to focus on your presentations & parts you have committed to, when you have the time now.
Remember to practice your presentation & make sure you stay within the time frame.. this is very important.

Harvey, would you remind your Pastor since I don’t have his email & also send me the contact info for the media person you’ll have at the event?
Let Pastor Jeff know both morning & afternoon worship segments are 15 minutes each, I encourage the worship to be started a few minutes ahead of the beginning of each, but needs to end 15 minutes in.

I’m very excited to be hosted by Calvary Chapel, Harvey & his team are being very generous, let’s make this SOE one to remember! I’ve attached the current agenda, please let me know if you have a question or correction.

Thank you for serving with me in this awesome ministry, to God be all the glory & praise.
In Christ,

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

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

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Google Maps will display more the location of more than 83,000 recovery meetings — Let go let God

“Google Maps will display more the location of more than 83,000 recovery meetings, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, CNET reports.” https://www.cnet.com/news/google-maps-adds-tools-to-fight-drug-addiction/ So far as we know CR / CRI will not be included.

via Google Maps will display more the location of more than 83,000 recovery meetings — Let go let God

July 13th SOE Agenda

See the PDF’s at the bottom of this post for the agenda and flier…

Hope you all had a great 4th of July, we are all ready for another awesome CRI Spirit Of Excellence in Redmond, OR this coming Saturday.Here’s the agenda for this event, also we’ve attached the flyer with the time & location..
Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

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

CRI NW Spirit Of Excellence:
Saturday, 7/13/19
Word Of Victory
645 SE Salmon Avenue
Redmond, OR 97756

Saturday, 10/12/19
Calvary Chapel
1447 N Hwy 99
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

East Coast Summit 7/10-12/19
West Coast Summit 8/7-9/19

CR Training Conference:
TBD

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

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

SOEAgenda 7:13:19.pdf

SOE7-13-19, Redmond, OR.pdf

Amid statewide crisis, Oregon sets record for number of mentally ill people charged with crimes – oregonlive.com

Amid statewide crisis, Oregon sets record for number of mentally ill people charged with crimes – oregonlive.com

https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2019/04/amid-statewide-crisis-oregon-sets-record-for-number-of-mentally-ill-people-charged-with-crimes.html

SOE in Pasco April 13th

Spirit Of Excellence (SOE) in Pasco, WA on April 13th at Faith Assembly Tri-Cities church.

If you’ve never been to a CRI SOE here’s what to expect.. worship, reports from correctional CR groups, mini-monies, testimonies, teaching about CRI, great fellowship, a free light lunch, more worship, prayer, lots of celebrating our recoveries & awesome connection with others! This is a free event & open to anyone curious about CRI, anyone in a related organization or ministry, newcomers, & of course those of us who are doing it in jails, prisons, & community CR’s all around the NW.

Faith Assembly Christian Center, 1800 N. Road 72, Pasco, WA 99301

 

The Home For Good In Oregon Mentor Training will be hosted at the Morning Star Community Church in Salem on April 27th. In 2019, all CR leadership is encouraged to take the Home for Good in Oregon training developed by the Oregon Department of Corrections, Religious Services Division. This training is important, to better prepare us to assist a re-entering man or woman coming into our community CR groups. An inmates changed life, started by attending the correctional CR group in a well structured environment, is severely challenged upon their release to an unstructured environment. The reality of life on the ‘outside’ introduces new challenges related to routine activities they have not experienced for some time. This is where our Celebrate Recovery group should shine like a light for them! We’ve attached a flyer for the HGO training, please note the instructions on the flyer.

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

Oregon Department of Corrections Volunteer Newsletter #2

Second edition of the Oregon Department of Corrections Volunteer NEWS for 2019.

Posted in the Northwest Group files at CRInsideOutHope.org

Lavon says: “Thank you for the important and inspirational programs and services you are providing to the Adults in Custody and thank you again for your ongoing effort to bring hope, healing and healthy attitudes into the correctional institutions throughout our state.”

Safe Travels,
Lavon Starr Meyers
ODOC Volunteer Program Rep.
82911 Beach Access Rd.
Umatilla, OR 97882
541-922-2089
Lavon.a.starrmeyers@doc.state.or.us

DOC Volunteer NEWS_April 2019

April Events – SOE in Pasco, WA. HGO Training in Salem.

It was so amazing to see many of you at the Vancouver, WA CRTC on Saturday! There were 1000 of us from 5 states & 130 different churches there, many new groups are planned to start over the next months.

CRI has a Spirit Of Excellence (SOE) in Pasco, WA on April 13th at Faith Tri-Cities & hope you will get the word out at your community CR groups this week. We’ve attached a nice flyer which can be copied & have on your literature tables, see if your Ministry Leader will make an announcement to & let them know we appreciate their support. If you’ve never been to a CRI SOE here’s what to expect.. worship, reports from correctional CR groups, mini-monies, testimonies, teaching about CRI, great fellowship, a free light lunch, more worship, prayer, lots of celebrating our recoveries & awesome connection with others! This is a free event & open to anyone curious about CRI, anyone in a related organization or ministry, newcomers, & of course those of us who are doing it in jails, prisons, & community CR’s all around the NW.

Faith Assembly Christian Center, 1800 N. Road 72, Pasco, WA 99301

The Home For Good In Oregon Mentor Training will be hosted at the Morning Star Community Church in Salem on April 27th. In 2019, all CR leadership is encouraged to take the Home for Good in Oregon training developed by the Oregon Department of Corrections, Religious Services Division. This training is important, to better prepare us to assist a re-entering man or woman coming into our community CR groups. An inmates changed life, started by attending the correctional CR group in a well structured environment, is severely challenged upon their release to an unstructured environment. The reality of life on the ‘outside’ introduces new challenges related to routine activities they have not experienced for some time. This is where our Celebrate Recovery group should shine like a light for them! We’ve attached a flyer for the HGO training, please note the instructions on the flyer.

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

Spirit of Excellence Event – CRI Meeting Feb. 2

Hey Folks, we’re really excited about the Spirit Of Excellence at the Salem First Nazarene this Saturday, Feb 2nd.

Attached you’ll find the agenda for the event & a flyer too.

Remember this is a free event & open to anyone with a interest in CR Inside goings-ons!

Come on out to learn, be inspired, network & praise our Lord for all He does in our broken lives!

Coffee & donuts will be provided at 9:30am & start promptly at 10am with worship from Lost&Found.

Salem First Nazarene
1550 Market St NE
Salem, OR 97301

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

soeagenda 2_2_19 2-2-2019soe flier

Updated: Upcoming CR Inside Events for 2019

Happy New Year CRI Friends,

Wow time does move faster the older we get, not that any of us are getting older lol..

I wanted to get a current calendar of CRI events in front of you all so you can make plans to join us & join in the exciting CR Inside ministry.

Spirit Of Excellence (SOE).. an open & free Saturday CRI event that includes live worship, reports from many Correctional CR Groups, mini-monies &/or testimonies from former inmates or others significant to the CRI mission, specific trainings designed for CRI, open Q&A session, morning refreshments & a light lunch, & lots of great fellowship & networking!

February 2nd, 10am to 2:30pm Salem First Nazarene, 1550 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Dan Kelly (503) 871-8382 Angie Kelly (503) 269-0899

April 13th, 10am to 2:30pm Faith Assembly Christian Center, 1800 N. Road 72, Pasco, WA 99301
Nicole Antis ‭(503) 793-2177 Scott Patterson (541) 848-8419

June 8th, 10am to 2:30pm Arlington Assembly Of God, 201 N Stillaguamish Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
Richard Moody (253) 222-4749‬ Scott Patterson ‭(541) 848-8419

July 13th, 10am to 2:30pm Word Of Victory, 645 SE Salmon Ave, Redmond, OR 97756
Scott Patterson (541) 848-8419

October 5th, 10am to 2:30pm Calvary Chapel, 1447 N Hwy 99, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Dan Kelly (503) 871-8382 Angie Kelly (503) 269-0899

Home For Good In Oregon (HGO).. mentor training through the Religious Services of the Oregon Department Of Corrections. This is a great opportunity to be taught by an HGO Chaplain the challenges faced by an inmate transitioning back into the ‘outside’ community. Our community CR group offers the best place for the man or woman, who has decided to stay in recovery & out of trouble, to belong. The mission of CRI is to create a prepared CRI team right at the community CR group to respond to the transitioning individual & help them to be successful. In addition, our CR group will be where the re-entering individuals whole family can find a healthy Christian home too!
NOTE: This attend this training a registration is required so contact the person indicated to learn how to register.

January 19th, 8am to 3pm Eugene 1st Church of the Nazarene – 8th & Madison St, Eugene, OR 97402
Janet Striano (458) 210-1737‬

January 26th, 8am to 3pm Word Of Victory – 645 SE Salmon Ave, Redmond, OR 97756
Scott Patterson (541) 848-8419

March 2nd, 9am to 2pm Highland Christian Center – 7600 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
Brian Marti (503) 806-1761‬

So these great events are confirmed & be available for you & your teammates to benefit from in 2019 & build your CRI Team. Attached is a flyer for the 1/19 HGO Training & the 2/2 SOE, please make copies for your Literature Tables & announce during Large Group.

Celebrate Recovery Training Conference (CRTC).. you’ve also probably heard that there is a CRTC coming to Vancouver, WA on March 23rd at the Crossroads Church, 7708 NE 78th St, Vancouver, WA 98662! This is where our National CR Team comes in to do the latest training for both the newcomer & ‘old-timer’ alike. This is a must for all of us who are serious about our recovery & about the CR ministry.
Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cr-training-conference-vancouver-wa-tickets-50714032035

All of us in the CRI ministry are praying for this incredible CR ‘forever family’ & that 2019 is a wonderful year of recovery through Jesus Christ one day at a time! Please let us know if there is anything that we can help you with.
In Christ,

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

 

Links to obtain the PDF documents referred to in the text below:

https://insideouthope.org/docs/upcoming-cri-events-in-the-pacific-nw/

2-2-2019SOE.pdf
HGO Training 1.19.19.pdf
HGO Training 1.26.19.pdf

CRI Quarterly Calendared for April 2019 in Pasco!

Hey NW CRI Team & CR Leadership,

As some of you know our Quarterly meetings have really started getting great results for this ministry. The NW CRI ministry is bringing CR into many new correctional settings, including some youth facilities, & CRI teams are being formed in more of our community CR groups too! We know that God’s purpose in taking the CR program into the jail & prison is only half way done, connecting the inmate & their family to our community CR group finishes His work. We want to build a bridge from the correctional CR to the community CR!
  1. This next weekend our amazing CRI leaders will be hosted for a Quarterly in Eugene, OR at the Crossfire Church on Saturday, 10/6/18.
  2. Then we’ll be bringing the worship, reports, testimonies & training of this great event to Renton, WA at the Highland Church on Saturday 11/3/18
  3. Next, the Quarterly moves to Salem, OR at the Nazarene Church on Saturday 2/2/19.
  4. And we just confirmed today, we’ll have our first Quarterly in eastern Washington on 4/13/19 at Faith Assembly Christian Center in Pasco, WA!
Please keep all of these dates in your thoughts & prayers. We will be needing help organizing each event as we close in on the date, but starting today make a commitment to helping promote each Quarterly & if possible, include yourself in making one or more a success.
In Christ & together we are providing a real hope for many.