Serving Our Neighbors
News & Updates for Spring 2011 

Now is the Time to Raise Up a 24/7 Prayer Shield over our community!


Watchman Ministries


Join us this Saturday, April 9th for the launch of "Operation Rolling Thunder" from 9am-9pm at New Life Christian Center (located at 16575 SE Webster Rd in Milwaukie, OR).


Our goal is to mobilize 39 groups/churches to Prayer & Worship for one day (24 hours) from the National Day of Prayer  (Thursday, May 5th) to the Global Day of Prayer, (Sunday, June 12th) & to set up Strategic Councils that will serve as a Transformation Task Force in the Seven Major Spheres of Influence that Shape & Control our Society & Culture: Family, Religion, Business, Government, Education, Media & Entertainment.


Church Leaders & Maketplace Leaders (from these Seven Major Spheres of Influence) are invited to come to join Tim & Brenda Taylor of Watchman Ministres and Paul & Linda May Mackie of City of Refuge Community in this Organizational Kick-Off Event, sponsored by Jim & Lanita Sweeney of Sweeney Consulting Services & Pastor Ed Grant of New Life Christian Center.


9am - 12 Noon - Worship & Vision/Organization (Tim Taylor)


12 Noon - 1:15pm - Lunch for registered patricipates


1:30pm - 5pm - Prayer Leader & Team Dynamics (Tim Taylor) & ORT-PDX Strategy & Leadership (Paul Mackie)


5pm - 7pm - Dinner on your own


7pm - 9pm - Leader & Team Commissioning (Tim Taylor & Paul Mackie)

This is no cost, but you must register for lunch & materials.  See an email to


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Now is the time to Join the Christian Chamber of Commerce.  Membership is only $30 per month for Businesses, $20 per month for Churches, Ministries, Schools & Individuals and $10 per month for Students.  Why should you join?  To help you Connect, Learn, Grow, Save & Engage you and your organization in what God is doing in  the marketplace.  Check out the Chamber's Need Help? Directory (in partnership with Serving Our Neighbors), consider being our guest at a local networking meeting or see our members' latest Hot Deals & open Jobs.


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If you missed the Mission ConneXion Vision Casting Dinner on February 19th with Bill MacLeod, Kevin Palau & Josh McDowell, you can see it now on YouTube.  Consider supporting this strategic missions mobilization ministry with Prayer, Donations or being a part of the Steering Committee.



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 Listen to four couples share their experiences with Marriage Team.


If you are interested in becoming a marriage coach couple, call Alan Ray, Executive Director at 360-450-6042. 

Listen Sundays from 5-6pm for "Marriage Team Live" on KPAM 860 AM Radio 


God is on the move in our Communities!


At the NW Awakening Conference last month, Che Ahn, as well as others, stated that we are in a new season, breakthrough is here & His Kingdom is being manifested in our personal lives, our work life & our community!  Seek Him & be transformed!
On Monday, April 4th, hundreds of Pastors gathered in Salem with the Oregon Family Council to hear from our government leaders asking us to "Just Show Up!" & "Come, Pray for Us!"  Also State Rep Bruce Hannah (Co-Speaker of the House) again asked us to come back to Salem on Saturday, April 16th for the R.O.A.R Rendezvous event at the Capitol Building. (See his letters of invitation to Church Leaders & Native American Leaders).

180 R.O.A.R Rendezvous - Sat, April 16

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Join us & the Chief Circuit Rider-Jesus Christ for the Return of the Macedonian Call of the West as we celebrate The Christian Heritage of the Oregon Territory at the Oregon State Capitol on Saturday, April 16th from 11am-2pm. 


Speakers include the Reviving Our Amazing Roots Regiment of Native American Leaders, Statesmen & Preachers with Live Authentic Cowboy & Indian music.

Good Friday Breakfast - Fri, April 22

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Join us for the 5th Annual Portland Good Friday Breakfast at 7am on Friday, April 22nd at the Oregon Convention Center.  This year's featured speaker is Captain Charlie Plumb, sharing about his POW 2,103 days experience in a Vietnam Communist War Prison.  Register today!

National Day of Prayer - Thur, May 5

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Join us for the 60th Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2011.  "A Mighty Fortress is our God" is our theme and is based upon Psalm 91:2, "I will say to the Lord, my Refuge, My God, in whom I trust." 


Joni Eareckson Tada is our 2011 Honorary Chairman & we are planning events throughout the State of Oregon & Washington.  If you would like to participate or be an Event Coordinator, just let us know! 


There will be at least two Portland area events, one at 7am on the West side with Christ@Work (located at 5300 SW Meadow Rd in Lake Oswego) & one on the East side at 11:30am with K-Love Radio at the Blessings Bookstore (located at 10209 SE Division St).  Post your prayer event for others to attend or Find a prayer event in your local community!


Marketplace Summit - Friday, May 6


2011 Marketplace Summit
"Rise in Leadership" at the 3rd Annual Marketplace Summit from 7am-2pm on Friday, May 6th at the DoubleTree Hotel - Lloyd Center featuring dynamic speakers for Breakfast (Daniel Harkavy of Building Champions), Lunch (Ford Taylor of Transformational Leadership), a LIVE Recording of the Kingdom Business Forum with Patrice Tsague & Vicki Norris (featuring Kevin Palau) as well as several strategic workshops for Personal/Family Leaders, Business/Marketplace Leaders, Church/Ministry Leaders and Women Leaders.  Save $20 if you register by Friday, April 29th!
Portland Gathering of the Eagles, June 7-10 

World For Jesus Ministries 

World for Jesus Ministries with Nita Johnson will be hosting The Portland Gathering of the Eagles, Tuesday - Friday, June 7-10 (9:30am-12:30pm & 7-10pm) at the Columbia Conference Center (located at 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220)


Its about:

  • Healing the Nation Through Prayer
  • Leaders and Intercessors joining together for days of worship and seeking God to restore His glory to America!
  • It is a time to hear the voice of God and do His will to prepare the Nation and the Church for revival.
  • Join us and experience the partnership and the joy of Messiah and His Church working as one toward National REVIVAL!
  • Know the excitement of seeing the marvelous works of God made manifest. 

Pre-Register by calling Karen at 559-435-2423 or via email.




Serving Our Neighbors is about Helping You Connect, Educate & Engage with other Believers for Prayer & Service in your Neighborhood, School & Workplace.  To see how, visit our SON online community.
Finally, please consider joining us for the next Business - Marketplace Israel Tour with Washington State Senator Joseph & Tani Zarelli, leaving on Sunday, September 11, 2011 & returning Monday, September 19th.  You will discover strategic opportunities as you visit and meet with business leaders like Nike, Intel, Microsoft and many more!  You will also learn about the different industries in Israel through special meetings with Chamber leaders in Israel & discover the break throughs in Technology, Bio Med and Solar Industries.  Experience the Culture ~ Understand the History ~ Come Away knowing why Israel is the place to Invest!

God Bless & Shalom!

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James Autry
Executive Director
Serving Our Neighbors