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ODOC Volunteer NEWS_July 2018.pdf

Good Day ODOC Volunteers!

Please find attached the third edition of the Oregon Department of Corrections Volunteer Newsletter for 2018. You will receive the newsletter quarterly, via email. Thank you for the important and inspirational services you have provided to the Adults in Custody and people of Oregon through the years. This newsletter will share information important for our Volunteer team members to know. Please feel free to send us questions to be addressed in future editions as well as article suggestions. 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 Volunteer NEWS_July 2018.pdf

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Agenda for Saturday’s Quarterly

Greetings,

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in Redmond, OR this Saturday, July 7th. Below is the agenda for our CRI Quarterly, come a little early & enjoy coffee & donuts with us.

We’re meeting at the Word of Victory Church, 645 SE Salmon Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756, & everyone is welcome. This is a free event, newcomers & associated prison/re-entry ministries & organizations are invited.

We especially encourage the CR leaderships to participate & support this important outreach of CR to inmates & their families.

Join us for questions and comments at https://insideouthope.org/groups/north-west/.

Have a safe & healthy 4th of July celebration.

In Christ,

9:30AM Coffee&Donut Fellowship

10:00 Worship- ‘Word of Victory Worship Team’
10:15 Welcome- Scott Patterson, CRI Rep OR & NW Lead Apprentice
10:20 Correctional CR Group Reports:
Prisons: various
Jails: various
10:45 Native Nations- Sarah Frank, Warm Springs Behavioral Health
11:00 Testimony- Jason Johnson, ‘another satisfied customer’
11:15 CR/CRI in Kenya, Africa- Jared Onserio, Founder CCDA
11:30 CRI Ministry News- Kent Whitaker, CRI NW Lead
11: 40 Healthy Conduct as CRI Leaders- Nicole Antis, CRI Rep WA
11:55 Small Note of Encouragement- Becky Fink, CR Rep OR
12:00PM Lunch Break
12:30 Worship- ‘Word of Victory Worship Team’
12:45 Mentor Corner- Paul Arro, CRI Volunteer
1:00 Merrith Allen, ODOC Release Counselor
1:15 Brad Allen, Oregon Probation & Parole Officer
1:30 Myth of Balance- Scott Patterson, CRI Rep OR & NW Lead Apr
1:45 Restoration Plan- Sharon Weldin, CR Rep OR
2:00 Closing Prayer

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

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

CRI Quarterly:
Saturday, 7/7/2018
Word of Victory
645 SE Salmon Avenue
Redmond, OR 97756

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

TESTIMONY T-SHIRT WINNER! — Post on insideouthope.org By Danny Duchene.

Hi Inside Community! In case you haven’t heard, this year’s Testimony T-shirt winner is Russel Clark. Russell is a CRI participant in Texas. His testimony will be on a small tag with every shirt sold at the 2018 Summits. What do you all think? Danny Duchene Pastor|National Director of CR Inside

via TESTIMONY T-SHIRT WINNER! — insideouthope.org

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/

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

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