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.
Discount Deadline Ends Oct. 31st
Dr. Ed Stezer is our main conference speaker at the International Friends Church Multiplication Conference happening November 11-13. He is a professor and dean at Wheaton College who also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is regional director for Lausanne North America and publishes research through Mission Group.

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited in, interviewed by, and writes for news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the founding editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than 1.7 million individuals each week for bible study.

His national radio show, Ed Stetzer Live, airs Saturdays across the country. He serves as teaching pastor at Highpoint Church in Chicago and has been the interim teaching pastor at Moody Church in downtown Chicago.
The cost for the conference is $30 through October 31st, $40 November 1-10, and $50 starting November 11th.

If you would like to attend and are from a NWYM church, the Board of Local Outreach is offering a 50% scholarship to help offset the registration cost! 

When you register, use the discount code NWYM2020 to receive this discount.  If you are a member of another yearly meeting, check to see if a discount code is also available from your yearly meeting! 

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Friends Women's Retreat Recap
SHINE! Where You Are --- 2020 (first ever) Virtual Version of Friends' Women Retreat took place on October 3-9.

The retreat was planned in such a way that most of the opportunities could be scheduled to fit even a busy schedule across the week, while several opportunities were made for "real-time" personal visits, conversation, and prayer. Presenters gave of their time and talent, offering guidance in diverse areas such as Bible Study methods, Ministry in India, Bible Journaling, Painting, How-To Shine as a disciple of Christ, Cupcake Decorating...and even Zumba! Daily prize giveaways added to the fun! Since this was a virtual event, people were invited to share the view from their window, their painting experience (pictured above), and other choice bits o' fun.

While the fun was in high gear, we were also collecting funds to purchase a projector for the discipling ministry in India. The fundraising exceeded expectations and we were also able to contribute to the ministry's general support, all through Evangelical Friends Mission. Special thanks to all who made this fine event happen! And a grand thanks to God for allowing us the opportunity to gather together even in such a time as this.
Highlights for So. Idaho Youth
On Saturday, Sept. 26th, youth from Caldwell Friends, Greenleaf Friends, Meridian Friends, Star Friends, and Whitney Friends met together at Star Friends for some outdoor games and a bonfire. This was the first time many of these youth had seen each other since March since summer camps were canceled. It was a fun night to get together and laugh with friends from different churches and come together as the larger Friends church in the southern Idaho area.

Please continue to pray for students in NWYM as they navigate a school year full of potential challenges! 
Tips & Resources
We want to direct your attention to several important resources for families and churches.  

Kaleo Academy continues to offer helpful information for those in Youth Ministry, Children's Ministry, Church Leadership, and for Parents and Caregivers.  Click Here

The Health Department has timely information as we navigate the fall and winter when the flu season begins and COVID-19 continues.  Click Here

The National Alliance on Mental Health has 24-hr support through their helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI or text "NAMI" to 741741.
Wildfire Relief Continued
The Yearly Meeting office is continuing to act as the first point of contact for those who want to help Talent Friends Church after the devastating fire that swept through southern Oregon. 

Thank you for your continued care for our sister church and their needs. They hope to be a light for Jesus in their community, and these are some ways that we can help them, too. Please continue to pray for Talent Friends Church!
Make a Donation to the Friends Emergency Relief Fund
Online Giving
You can donate to the General Fund or any project funded through Northwest Yearly Meeting using this link.  

Job Openings

Melba Friends seeks a youth pastor.  Click here for more information.
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Passing of Friends

Homer Erikson of Whitney Friends passed away on October 8th, 2020. 

Jane Greller
of West Chehalem Friends passed away on October 17th, 2020.  A live-streamed memorial service will be held on November 21st, 2020 at 2:00 pm. 

Phil Lamm of Woodland Friends passed away on October 18th, 2020.

May Wallace of Newberg Friends passed away on October 26th, 2020.

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