A Place to be Renewed

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

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Memorial Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

Work Retreat #2

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Special Prayer Request
Rianna, Peter, & Lori at Doernbecher Chirldren's Hospital Today
The Riegelmann family needs your prayers and support. Our heart goes out to them as our head chef Peter and his wife Lori have just learned from the doctor that their seven year-old daughter Rianna has tested positive for AML Leukemia.
They say, "Now that we have the diagnosis, we will turn our attention to the cure! God is so good! We are grateful to our friends and family He has given us during our time of adversity. We have tremendous peace. I know this comes from God. We are praying for a miracle. May God receive all the Honor and Glory and may we honor and glorify Him in whatever path He sets our feet on."

Here is Rianna's address. She and Lori would love to receive visits and mail. 

Rianna Riegelmann 
Doernbecher Children's Hospital
3550 SW US Veterans Hospital RD.
Portland, OR 97239

The Riegelmanns have started a new Facebook page for family and friends: Team Rianna (Note: There are 2 or more Facebook pages by this name) Please consult Rianna's FB page before planning a visit to Rianna's room at Doernbecher.  

Tami & Mark Kinslow
This spring has also been full of changes as we have welcomed several new staff members.  Mark and Tami Kinslow and Donna Ganoa, and Betty Thomas.  

Mark is our new maintenance man and makes Tim smile real big as he attends to projects large and small all around the center.  Mark worked as a senior manager for the Oregon Property Tax Division, so he is a man of many talents.  He is currently helping CRC design a database and a better registration program. Tami, after being a homemaker and homeschooling mom for twenty years has become the perfect match for CRC's new Assistant cook.  
Donna Ganoa

Donna helps out with housekeeping and kitchen needs and is sharing a house with Founding Director Eunice Hansen. She loves all kinds of crafts and has fit right in.

Betty and her Granddaughter Ashlee
Longtime friend Betty Thomas has joined us as the new "Voice of CRC" - our new Registrar! Many of you may even have met her or her granddaughter Ashlee Giesman (who recently married good friend Jody Blanton's grandson Donavan Karr) while here on retreat.  Thankfully, Sheri Keepers, who has covered the registrar responsibilities for the last year, will still be working at CRC occasionally so you may still get to see her.  Sheri's home is in Stayton which is nearby.  We are forever grateful to her for stepping in just when we needed her until we found just the right person to fit the position long term.

This weekend we are hosting our second work retreat so roll up your sleeves and come join us!  You can eat our mouth-watering food and get to know some of our new staff.  We have lots of spring cleaning and fun projects to accomplish both indoors and out, so come, bring the family and flex those muscles and we'll have a good time together!

In May, we look forward to having Evangelist Jon Dunagan and his charming wife Ann, who wrote "The Mission Minded Family" here with us for Memorial Day Weekend.  Never has there been a family I more admired.  They have preached the gospel to millions of people in over 50 countries, support 1,000 orphans in Africa, and have started Bible Schools.  If you want to light a fire in your life, you don't want to miss this action packed weekend of "Saying Yes to God."

This summer will be a different one for CRC, as many of you who receive our newsletter have already heard.  Tim and I will be taking our first-ever sabbatical from May 31st-August 31st. With the news of Rianna's AML we have wondered if we should go ahead with this plan, but after much discussion we have decided not to cancel our plans but continue on with them in trust that God's blessing still rests on us all. Please keep our staff family in your heart as we navigate this storm with the Lord's help and grace. We know that Jesus is in the boat with us. 
January Sunrise over the Main Lodge
CRC will continue having Guest Groups, as well as Personal Retreats, while we are gone.  Our talented and capable staff will carry the torch while we're gone. However, we will not be hosting Summer Family Camp this year.  God willing we will be back with Family Camp in 2017!

We will be here for Labor Day though, so don't miss out!  We will have popular speaker Dr. Bradley Stuart and his lovely wife Sue.  He will also bring with him his new book which is an autobiography of his life, entitled, "Challenged to Triumph."  He will speak on leading balanced lives in a world where things can be taken to extreme (and how character and the Word of God helps us with that) and being ready for Jesus' coming.

We appreciate all of your love and support.

Tim & Julie Hansen


Memorial Weekend Retreat
May 27 - 30 with Jon and Ann Dunagan 

You'll just love our Memorial Day Weekend Family Retreat! - Great times of fellowship and worship, a full children's program and more!  Just the break you needed! A great time of refreshment. Don't miss it. Join us for three nights/four days and come be refreshed and recharged in God's love. You'll enjoy this inter-generational retreat that is sure to encourage you and recharge your batteries as you will hear an inspirational speaker, eat scrumptious meals, and have fun hiking the Silver Falls, riding our zip line, and joining us at the Lamppost for a good book, espresso, or special treat. "O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!" -Psalm 34:8 (NASB)

Jon Dunagan is an international missionary evangelist with a passion for unreached peoples. In 1986, he and his wife Ann founded HARVEST MINISTRY, and Jon has personally shared the exciting news of Jesus Christ -- either one-on-one or to crowds of over 50,000 people -- in over 50 different countries on every continent of the world, including Antarctica. Jon studied Christian Ministry and graduated from Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and also received his education at Western Washington University and Oral Roberts University. He is a father of seven, and enjoys preaching, prayer walks, tropical snorkeling, wildlife safaris, growing roses, and fishing.
Ann Dunagan is a wife, a home schooling mother of seven, and a homemaker. Together with Jon, she is actively involved in the outreaches of HARVEST MINISTRY, and has personally ministered in 29 countries: preaching at evangelistic outreaches, speaking at women's retreats and seminars, leading worship, encouraging youth and training children.
Ann studied Elementary Education at the University of Washington, and graduated magna cum laud from Oral Roberts University in 1986. She is the author of many articles, devotionals, and books, including Hand Commands - The Ten Commandments for Little Ones, The Mission-Minded Child - Raising a New Generation to Fulfill God's Purpose, and The Mission-Minded Family - Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny. Ann enjoys being with her family, welcoming guests, working on-line, and writing.
The Dunagan family and HARVEST MINISTRY have their home-base near Hood River, Oregon.

Registration: 4-6:00 PM Friday at the Lamppost. 
Retreat begins with dinner at 6:30 PM. First session to follow at 7:30. Retreat ends after breakfast on Monday. 
Suggested donation: (3 nights, 8 meals) $135/adult, $65/age 7-12, $30/age 4-6, age 3 and under are free. 
Deposit: $125/family, $75/couple, $50/single.

Labor Day Retreat
September 2 - 5 with Dr. Bradley Stuart

Dr. Bradley Stuart is the founding director of Yada International and an ordained minister who has served the Body of Christ in many 
nations since 1984.
In 1988, God called Dr. Stuart to teach the Body about intercessory prayer, which led him to write a book and develop a series of courses covering Intercession, Travail, Warfare, Fasting, Group Intercession, and the Intercessor's Character. Bradley conducts teachings in various parts of the world, networks with various international prayer ministries and is committed to a local church. He labored for four years with Shalom Ministries, a South African ministry headed by Angus Buchan, leading citywide intercessory teams as advance preparation for their evangelistic campaigns.
Join us for three nights and four days and be refreshed and recharged in God's love. You'll enjoy this inter-generational retreat that is sure to encourage you and recharge your batteries as you enjoy family worship, hear inspiring messages, eat scrumptious meals, and have fun hiking the Silver Falls, riding our zip line, and joining us at the Lamppost for a good book, espresso, or special treat.

"O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!" -Psalm 34:8 (NASB)

Register now and don't miss out on this ever packed-out CRC Sponsored Retreat!

Registration: Fri. 5-6:30 pm at the Lamppost
Retreat begins with dinner at 6:30. First session at 7:30 pm. 
Retreat ends after breakfast on Monday.
Suggested donation: (3 nights/8 meals) $135/adult, $65/age 7-12, $30/age 3-6, and under 3 are free.
Deposit: $125/family, $75/couple, $30/single. Click here to register.

CRC "Spring Cleaning" Work Retreat #2

Have fun working with other believers.  Be a HUGE blessing to the CRC staff, and lay up treasure in heaven! Sign up for either one, ...or both! Great Fellowship

Indoor Projects - window washing, deep cleaning, sheet-rock repair.
Outdoor Projects - Clean roofs and gutters. Kill moss, fertilize lawns, spray weeds, & clean up flower beds. Pressure wash decks, fences, etc. Mount new twinkle light strings.

This weekend!  Friday-Sunday, April 8-10, 2016

Free! Just bring your bedding, towels and some "get dirty clothes!"

Friday: Arrive, relax and enjoy fellowship with other guests. Catch dinner on your way up to CRC as there will be no dinner served this evening. 

Saturday: Breakfast at 8 am. Gather in the Main Lodge for work assignments at 9 am. Morning Projects from 9 am-12:15pm. Lunch from 12:30-1:30 pm.  Afternoon Projects from 1:30-5 pm. Saturday night dinner at 5:30 pm. Relax and rest Saturday evening. 

Sunday: Self-serve breakfast at 8-9 am. 

Option #1: Head home, have a family worship service at CRC, or join the services at one of our staff member's home churches: Chapel in the Hills (E Hansen, 11 am), Silverton Nazarene (T&J Hansen, P&L Riegelmann, 11 am), Silverton Foursquare (B&B Rutschman 10 am) 

Option #2: Join 12-15 members of Missio Dei Church in Oregon City for their "Serve Sunday" - more volunteer work at CRC from 9-12 am. Catch lunch on the way home.


It has been a sweet and fruitful season for CRC with our last three events; Scrapbooking Retreat in January, our Italian-themed Sweetheart's Weekend in February, and "Cruising through Motherhood," our Mother-Daughter Retreat in March. Not only did we have fun, fellowship and delicious food, but the Lord met us in amazing ways through worship and our speaking times.  A lot of tears of healing and deep repentance happened as people shared testimony after testimony of how God moved in their lives in the closing sessions.

Scrapbook and Quilting Retreat Participants:

Sweetheart Weekend

Micheal & Elizabeth Beach 
at the Sweetheart Banquet

Tim and Julie with Guest 
Speakers Pastor Dominic 
and Heather Carlow.

Sweethearts from the Carlow's Church, 
Silverton Church of the Nazarene
Left to Right: Brynie & Robyn Robinson, 
Dena & Shawn Frye, 
Tennyson & Chelsea Carlow 
(Dominic & Heather's Son and Daughter-in-law)

The CRC Staff Ladies Spoke at our March Mother-Daughter Retreat!

Lori Riegelmann~Barista


We are so blessed to this unique place of ministry at CRC.
It's such a joy to see people share and laugh over a latte,
to pray together or just peruse the bookstore. 
Opened July 2011
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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

503/873-6743 (Main phone)
503/873-8300 (Fax)

Christian Renewal Center | 22444 N. Fork Rd. SE | Silverton | OR | 97381