Serving Our Neighbors
News & Updates for Summer 2011 

Raising Up a 24/7 Prayer Shield!


Operation Rolling Thunder


Since the National Day of Prayer (Thursday, May 5th) various churches and prayer groups have been praying

  for one day (24 hours) through the Global Day of Prayer, (Sunday, June 12th) & many are continuing "Operation Rolling Thunder" throughout the rest of the summer.


Would your church or prayer group be interested in taking one day to pray?  If so, please contact Paul Mackie of the City of Refuge Community.


The Next Step is to set up Strategic Councils that will serve as a Transformation Task Force (gathering info for prayer & service) in the Seven Major Spheres of Influence that Shape & Control our Society & Culture: Family, Religion, Business, Government, Education, Media & Entertainment.


Christian Chamber of Commerce 

"Lunch & Learn" featuring strategic marketplace leaders & leading non-profit organizations every 3rd Wed.


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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.


Do Something About Divorce



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Friday, June 17, 7am-8:30am at the Bank of Oswego - Community Room, located at 310 North State Street in Lake Oswego, Oregon. This workshop will give you the tools you need to help others & breakfast will be served.


Register or Download the Workshop Flyer


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 


Raindown 2011 
Plan now to participate in this year's Salem House of Prayer "Raindown" Conference at Willamette University, Thursday-Sunday, August 11th-14th featuring Eddie Boasso & Ryan Kondo of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO.

Sponsor this strategic prayer event by contacting George Guntermann, 503-269-1395.
Plan now to participate in this year's NPIM Weekend, September 22-25, an annual celebration for Biblical Entrepreneurs and other kingdom business stewards.

The goal is to provide a platform that equips, inspires and honors marketplace leaders. This year's celebration marks the first time the event will be held in Portland, Oregon, where NPIM has been headquartered since December 2009. 

NPIM Weekend activities will include a Welcome Reception, a 1- day Biblical Entrepreneurship Conference, an International Biblical Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition and an Awards Banquet. The events will culminate with a Worship Service on Sunday morning with Pastor Eric Bahme at East Side Foursquare Church.

The event speakers include, but are not limited to; Art Ally, John Castle, Dr. Bryan Crute,  Larry Drake, Bishop Darlingston Johnson, Pastor Anthony Moore, Tyrone Grigsby, Glenn Repple, Al Caperna, Dr. Buddy Crum, Vicki Norris and Wende Jones.

Plan now to participate in this year's


at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Saturday, October 8th from 10am-11am.


Sponsor this strategic prayer event by contacting Kay Tolman, 503-746-4035.


Kingdom Business Forum
Don't miss the weekly Kingdom Business Forum with Patrice Tsague & Vicki Norris featuring local, national & international Marketplace Leaders discussing the Kingdom Businesses and what God is doing in the Marketplace Movement.


You can also experience it On-Line & anytime On-Demand or On-Facebook.



Grand Floral Parade (Prayerwalk) for Portland & Ashkelon, Israel


Rose Festival Grand Floral Walk
Join us on Saturday, June 11th from 7:30am-12noon for the Regence Grand Floral Walk, which precedes the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade. 
This is your opportunity to walk in support of the Portland Ashkelon Sister City Association (PASCA) & to prayerwalk the streets of Portland, declaring God's blessings.
You must register for the Grand Floral Walk & check-in between 7:30am-9am at NW 2nd & Flanders.  The walk begins at 10am  from the Memorial Coliseum & then you will have reserved seating to view the Grand Floral Parade with other supporters. 
Global Day of Prayer & Tearing Down the Strongman
Global Day of PrayerJoin us on Sunday, June 12th for the greater Portland / Vancouver metro area, Global Day of Prayer from 2-6pm at the Word & Spirit Church (located at 6140 NE Stanton in Portland) as we gather with millions of believers around the world in worship & prayer for our local communities.
We will also be Tearing Down the Strongman from 1-5pm at Ephesians Vision Ministries (located at 711 NE Butler Market Rd in Bend & LIVE online). Bill Sudduth of Righteous Acts Ministries will be exposing the darkness of Freemasonry, teaching on the Masonic/Islam connection & corporately breaking the hold over our state & the 7 Mountains of Influence that Shape & Control our Society & Culture. 

Are you Ready for SON Preparation Day?


Join us for the next BASIC Disaster Preparedness Community Workshop on Saturday, June 18th at Mt Hood Community College - Class Room 1710 (located at 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR) either from 8am-12:30pm or 1pm-5:30pm


Citizens Corps CouncilYou will learn about the 72 Hour Kit, Creating Your Family Plan, When to Stay-When to Go, Managing Utilities & Know Your Neighborhood, as well as hear more about "Multnomah County's Greatest Natural Disasters" with William Sullivan.


Then you will be able to honor God our Father on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19th, by being ready to be about Serving Our Neighbors during the next national crisis, terrorist attack or natural disaster, like a major subduction zone earthquake. 

Is the Church Prepared to be the Answer?


America & our region is in a definite time of shaking! We are facing many questions such as an overdue earthquake hitting the west coast, economic meltdown on the horizion, and many other possible situations arising, including a full manifestion of God's Glory. The question is: what are we to do, what is the main thing God would say to us or is it just business as usual?
USAR with Dutch SheetsJoin in the What's Next? discussion & prayer on Thursday, June 23rd from 10am-12pm at Elmer's on Sandy (located at 10001 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland). Doug Sheddy (Director of the Oregon Alliance, represently the State of Oregon in USAR with Dutch Sheets) will be sharing what God has put upon his heart.



Need a Breakthrough in Fundraising?


Ron FreyJoin us on Thursday, June 30th from 9am-12pm at Multnomah University (located in the Joseph C. Aldrich Dining Hall at 8435 NE Glisan St in Portland) for a special workshop "Breakthroughs in Fundraising" with Ron Frey of the Frey Resource Group.   You will learn five areas where non-profits must create breakthroughs, how to accelerate income growth, five proven strategies to find and engage new donors & how to intergrate fundraising strategies online, via the mail & in person.


You must register by Saturday, June 25th & Christian Chamber Members receive a special discount for supporting the movement.


 How do you Become a Change Agent?

Os HillmanJoin us on Saturday, July 9th from 9am-12pm at George Fox University - Portland Center (located at 12753 SW 68th Ave in Tigard) for a special workshop "Becoming a Change Agent" with Os Hillman of the Marketplace Leaders Institute.   You will gain a greater understanding of your purpose, understand how to refocus your priorities in light of your purpose, maximize your potential, understand how to get God's favor on your life, overcome the hindrances that can keep you from your calling, gain the tools for a powerful & effective prayer life & understand the processes God uses to shape and transform your life for greatness.

Want to Unlock your God given Dreams?


Andy MasonJoin us on Saturday, July 16th from 9am-4pm at New Life Christian Center (located at 16575 SE Webster Rd in Milwaukie) for the "Dream Workshop with Andy & Janine Mason" presented by Co-Labor Ministries.  You will learn the importance of your dreams in God's plan for your life, keys to accessing the desires in your heart, tools to turn your dreams into action steps, regardless of your circumstances, identifying & taking dominion over faulty thinking & recognizing the importance of ownership, motivation, season & timing. 


How are your Thoughts affecting your Life?


Dr Caroline Leaf 

Join us on Saturday, August 6th from 8am-5pm for "Natural Keys for Supernatural Living: An Activating Conference with Neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf."  


This conference will equip the Body of Christ to live in wholeness of spirit, body, and soul by renewing their minds and becoming free from wrong thinking so they can live in health and fulfill their destiny.


This unique conference is presented by Living Life By Design, Vicki Norris' Restoring Order, Co-Labor Ministries & the Christian Chamber of Commerce  in an effort to release into the northwest Kingdom principles for victorious living. Attendees will receive activation and personal ministry as well as 3 sessions with Dr. Leaf. Lunch provided.





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.
Now is the time to plan on 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. 

Finally, Cindy Jacobs of the Reformation Prayer Network & Chuck Pierce of Glory of Zion Ministries invites you to join us for a weekly "Israel Cry - Prayer Conference Call", Thursdays at 5pm (Pacific) at 760-569-7676, Access Code 989326#.  Prayer for Peace of Jerusalem & Israel, that all may know the Prince of Peace, Yeshua!

God Bless & Shalom!

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James Autry
Executive Director
Serving Our Neighbors