News and Reflections of and about Northwest Yearly Meeting
NWYM is a Christ-centered, discerning, inter-generational community of Friends, committed to discipleship and outreach to impact society locally and globally.
Save the Date for the 128th Annual Session


Main speaker:  Joseph Clair, PhD

Dean of College of Christian Studies, Liberal Arts, and Honors & Associate Professor of Theology at George Fox University

Held in Newberg, Oregon on July 19-22, 2020.

We are pleased to have Joseph Clair as our main speaker for our 2020 Yearly Meeting Session! We look forward to exploring  questions such as: what does 'thriving' look like in this new world for churches? How can technology advance our mission -- what parts of our shared life cannot and should not be replicated through technology?
We hope to hold YM Sessions in person, but the schedule might need to change to a modified or virtual format - stay tuned for more information coming soon!
Northwest Ministry Connections
Twin Rocks Friends Camp
Twin Rocks Friends Camp is hard at work creating its new Nature Center. Over the past 3 months Facilities Director Jeff Sargent and crew have been transforming the lower Friendship Center into a state of the art outdoor education space. With the ocean, tide pools, lake, and wetlands near at hand, the camp serves as an ideal spot for learning about the wonders of creation.  Twin Rocks Friends Camp programs Outdoor School for Homeschoolers each fall as well as providing a location for public schools or private Christian schools to bring their outdoor programs.  Supporting these school programs is Twin Rocks outdoor curriculum library and expert outdoor educators, Emily Sargent  (Outdoor Education Director) and Katey Astleford.

The Nature Center will house the Outdoor Education office, salt water aquariums, teaching resources, and provide classroom space. Unique features of the center include three tree trunks, which highlight a created osprey nest, mooring rope, and crafted barnacles that look like the real thing. Make the Nature Center your first stop next time you visit camp.
A Word from Kaleo Academy to the Friends Church
Isa. 43:1-5a
During these unusual times, our young leaders have a word for the Friends Church. Take a moment to listen to the voices of past and present Kaleo Academy students.
Video by: Vivian Titus-Hugoton, KS (KA '17-'18), Libby Penrose-Buhler, KS (KA '18-'19), Ty Cook-Ames, IA (KA '17-'18), Amy Portillo-Bell, CA (KA '17-'18), and Gideon Baldridge-Lynn, IN (KA '19-'20)
Calling All Youth & Young Adults
The first ever online youth activity will take place on May 1st! 

It is our hope that as many youth and young adults can participate in this exciting event.  All you need is a Zoom account and a tablet or computer to play.  Leave your evening free on Friday, May 1st and look for further information about this upcoming night of fun youth trivia games online.  Contact Jacob Newton or TJ and Denae Warren if you have specific questions.  
Calendar of Events
- subject to change - 
June 7-10 | Young Adult Camp | Twin Rocks Friends Camp

June 8-July 31 | Day Camp | Camp Tilikum

June 8-July 31 | Quest Camp | Camp Tilikum

June 9-12 | Day Camp | Quaker Hill

June 19-21 | Father & Son Weekend | Camp Tilikum

June 20-24 | Kids Camp | Quaker Hill

June 24-29 | Junior & Senior High Camp | Quaker Hill

June 28-July 3 | Boys Camp | Twin Rocks Friends Camp
July 6-11 | Girls Camp | Twin Rocks Friends Camp

July 13-16 | Tween Camp | Twin Rocks Friends Camp

July 19-22 | Yearly Meeting Sessions | George Fox University

July 27-31 | Day Camp | Quaker Cove
Save the Date
Nov 11-13, 2020 | Intl. Friends Church Multiplication Conference 
Online Giving
You can donate to the General Fund or any project funded through Northwest Yearly Meeting using this link.  

Job Openings

Boise Friends Church seeks Part-Time Pastor.  Click here for more information.  

Sherwood Community Friends Church seeks Family Life Associate Pastor.  Click here for more information. 

Rosedale Friends Church is seeking an interim pastor.  Please contact the Yearly Meeting Office for more information.

Coming of Friends

Grayson James Davis was born to Jesse and Emily Davis of Medford Friends on April 14, 2020.
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Joining of Friends

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Passing of Friends

Lee Farrester of Metolius Friends passed away on March 23rd, 2020.

Velma Barnett of South Salem Friends passed away on April 13, 2020.

Maurice Chandler of Newberg Friends passed away on April 19th, 2020.  Maurice worked in advancement for many years at George Fox University and later was the president of Barclay College from 1998-2003.

Florene Nordyke of Newberg Friends passed away on April 20th, 2020.  Florene and her family
served as missionaries with NWYM in Bolivia and Peru from 1961 to 1974 with a year in Mexico City from 1971-1972.

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