A Place to be Renewed

Top"The Lord your God is in your midst, He will Renew you in His Love."         September  2015

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Men's Retreat

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     Just like autumn's brisk wind and refreshing rain changes our trees and landscape for a new season every year without fail, so God's presence transforms us when we gather together before Him in worship...we receive His help, His perspective, His power and authority. In ourselves, we have nothing, but seated in Him we obtain everything we need and that evokes excitement for our Mighty God, where we find that all things are Photo courtesy of CRC friend, Molly Casto possible in Him.
     Over Labor Day Weekend Retreat, Dr. Clay Ford taught on our Victory in Christ, which he took from Ephesians where Paul talks about Who God is, who we are in Him, what we've been rescued from and finally, how we walk as overcomers because we've turned from our sin and believed on Him who loves us. 
     At the conclusion of camp, as we still sat around savoring pecan glazed monkey bread at our breakfast tables, we made space for our guests to share what they had received from the weekendand one single dad that came here with his children remarked that he was going home strengthened, with his head held a little higher and a weight lifted off of his shoulders. Others echoed this sentiment, too. I was so moved that I had to reach for a napkin
     Besides the retreats we sponsor, we also have numerous guests that come up to seek the Lord aloneJust recently a Pastor and his wife came to visit from far away Vermont as part of the first leg of their sabbatical. They found us online while searching for Christ centered haven that provides personal retreat. They joined in on our Labor Day Retreat, then they stayed on by themselves and read a couple of Christian books, and hiked the falls. How special it is to be a place of refreshment for these ministers of the Gospel.
Jesus, too, pulled away from His surroundings in order to get rested and renewed. In Luke 5:16 it says, "But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray."  If you need time alone to seek the Lord give us a call and let us share hospitality with you
     In closing, we want to express our deep love and condolences to two exceptional families that have lost loved ones in the past two months, each of whom gave their friendship and support to CRC either through generous financial gifts or countless volunteer hours: Darren Pritt's father, Frank Pritt, passed away near the end of JulyCharles Estee, from MMAP, lost his wife Naomi on September 11, 2015. Our hearts are with them and their families as we pray God's comfort. 

There is an old Irish Blessing that says, 

                                  "May the road rise up to meet you.                                                                                                       May the wind always be at your back.                                                                                              May the sun shine warm upon your face,                                                                                         and rains fall soft upon your fields.                                                                                                    And until we meet again,                                                                                                                    May God hold you in the palm of His hand."                                                                   

Working together for His Kingdom,
Julie Hansen

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September 2015

CRC is in need of an Assistant Cook! This position is 40 hours. Have you always wanted to live at one of the most beautiful places in Oregon while ministering to God's people and doing what you love? Learn more here about qualifications and to download and fill out application.


Men's Retreat
With Troy Meeder
October 16-18th 

Troy Meeder was born and raised in the small town of Redding, California. It was here that he met Kim, now his wife of more than 30 years. At 27 years of age, he began his management career as the Vice President and Human Resources Director of Seaswirl Boat Company. After several years working for Seaswirl, Troy joined Bend Millworks Co. as their Human Resources Director. In 1994, he moved away from the corporate world by joining Westside Church as their Senior High Youth Pastor. The following year, the Meeders witnessed one of their newly rescued horses quietly draw the voice out of a mute child. It was this remarkable experience that inspired them to found Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. Working hard to develop their 8.9 acre property into a place of hope and healing, a unique transformation was set into motion. In a few years, their small ranch blossomed into a nationally renowned non-profit organization. By 2007, Troy chose to leave the landscaping company that he owned and operated to step into the role of Chief Operations Officer. To date, Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch has taken part in over 300 horse rescues and has served over 50,000 children and families, all free of charge.
An avid outdoorsman, Troy spends much of his free time fishing Oregon's rivers and lakes, riding his horse, and hiking with his wife in the Cascade Mountain Range. While balancing his work responsibilities at the ranch, he's also published his first book, 'Average Joe'. In addition, Troy recently completed instruction as a certified horse trainer through Richard Shrake's Resistance Free Horsemanship. He has also been interviewed on Focus on the FamilyFamily Talk Radio, The James Robison Show100 Huntley StreetThe CBS Morning Show, and Grounded with Ryan Dobson.

Retreat begins on evening with dinner at 6:30; retreat ends after lunch on Sunday.
Registration on Friday between 5:00-6:30pm at the Lamppost. 
Suggested donation: (2 nights, 6 meals): $120/person. Deposit $30.

"Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments." - Psalms 112:1 (NASB)

Thanksgiving Retreat
With Randy Bridges
November 26-29th

Our speaker this year, Randy Bridges, is currently Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Millcreek, Washington with a Doctorate from Biola University. His dissertation was on the"The Relationship of Leadership Practices and the Effect on Church Growth." For six years Randy was the facilitator for the Pastor's Multi-denominational Prayer Summit in 60 cities in the US and Canada. He directed Hope Now Ministries where he hosted a radio show and gave workshops on domestic violence and other related issues. He was a board member for both Vision house (for single women and displaced men) and Good Soil (Ministry to businessmen focused on Evangelism and Lifestyle). He has married to his wife Marcia for 40 years and has one married son.

So combine your family with the CRC family and truly celebrate the Lord with hearts of joy and thankfulness. Join us for a delicious traditional Thanksgiving dinner, ministry, worship and more... a real 'Family Thanksgiving'! This is a very special weekend focused on giving thanks to God for all that he has done for us over the past year. 

The CRC Staff will share skits, stories and songs of thanksgiving on Thursday afternoon in the Rotunda. After an evening meal of turkey sandwiches, you and your family will have the opportunity to present a song, skit or testimony - some creative offering of thanks to God for his goodness. We would like each family group to prepare something ahead of time to share with the group. It's a LOT of fun and very inspirational as well! We always enjoy this evening when our guests take "center stage."  

Each evening begins with a time of worship for the entire family. In the afternoons you will have the opportunity to enjoy making a Christmas wreath or just relax and fellowship.
"Give thanks to the Lord for he is good! His love endures forever!" Now that's really something to be thankful for.

Registration: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day at the Main Lodge
Thanksgiving dinner at 1:00 PM. CRC will provide the turkey and trimmings.
Suggested donation:(3 nights,10 meals)$130/adult, $65/child 7-12, $30/child 3-6, 0-3 are free.
Deposit: $135/family, $65/couple, $30/single. 

**SPECIAL NOTE** When you register, please use the "comment box" to tell what kind of salad or pie your family will be bringing to share so we can plan accordingly. Thank you!



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We are so blessed to offer another place of ministry at CRC.

It's such a joy to see people share and laugh over a latte,

Lori Riegelmann~Barista

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We look forward to seeing you at The Lamppost during your next visit to CRC.



Did you know...?
 If you want to know more about CRC and how it all began, check out Eunice Hansen's book
 When God Gives a Dream and also a video  of Allan Hansen when he spoke to a live audience in the Main Lodge a few years ago.

 Both the book and the video are available at
The Lamppost 

We hope that all is well with you and your loved ones. Please send us an email if you would like us to pray with you about anything. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon! 

Tim & Julie Hansen and the CRC Staff
Tim & Julie
Tim and Julie Hansen Directors~CRC


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Julie Hansen

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