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.

Letting Your Leaves Fall

"...Autumn is a wonderful time to observe nature. As I watch the swirling leaves stirred by the wind, I am reminded that they display an important lesson for all of us to follow suit in a way. Just as the trees don’t stubbornly hold on to their dead leaves, so we shouldn’t hold on to any unnecessary weight in our lives. When we long to enter a new season, the old can easily inhibit the new if we allow it. God’s Word reminds us to:

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31,32 (NIV)..."

Wojo, Rachel. “Letting Your Leaves Fall.” DaySpring, DaySpring, 21 Sept. 2021,
Pastor's Advance
The “Pastor’s Advance” is right around the corner!  We will gather October 11-14 at Twin Rocks Friends Camp.  The Pastor’s Advance is a  leadership retreat for pastors and spouses that will provide an opportunity for the sharing of best ministry practices and for spiritual refreshment, helping us continue to “move forward” together as Friends.  
Final Day for Discounted Registration - register today!
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Updated Bible Quizzing Schedule
Meet 1: October 16, (Rescheduled for March)
Meet 2: December 3-5, Twin Rocks Friends Camp
Meet 3: January 22, Hosted at Greenleaf, ID
Rescheduled Meet: March 5th, 2022, Hosted at Meridian, ID 

The Bible Quizzing Season is right around the corner!  If you are interested in starting a Bible Quizzing Team at your church, there is a grant to help with start-up costs provided by the Board of Christian Education. To apply, complete the application.

Bible Quizzing encourages study and memorization, as well as fellowship and friendly competition. Bible Quizzing is highly adaptable for large or small churches and is a fantastic way to bring youth together.
Evangelical Friends Missions Spotlight
EFM’s 2021 Fall Offering, “Pressing Towards the Goal,” is now available! This year’s offering features six missionaries and ministries that are currently underfunded. Our prayer, our belief, is that the Lord will inspire many of you to give a fall offering to close the total underfunded gap of $109,600 for these faithful workers. This will release them to concentrate on their God-given assignments unencumbered by financial concerns. You can be part of this effort by making a commitment to support them at you for prayerfully considering this opportunity.
Online Giving
You can donate to the General Fund or any project funded through Northwest Yearly Meeting using this link.  

Job Openings

Greenleaf Friends Church is seeking a Lead Pastor.  Click here for more information.

2nd Street Community Church is seeking a Worship Arts Pastor.  Click here for more information.  

Crossroads Community Church is seeking a lead pastor.  Please contact Vicki Sullivan, clerk of elders, to learn more.

Twin Rocks Friends Camp is accepting applications for a Harbor Villa Caretaker. To learn specifics about this volunteer, year-round position click here for more information.

Melba Friends is seeking a youth pastor.  Click here for more information.
Paonia Friends Church (CO) in Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting is seeking a student ministry pastor.  Click here for more information.

Chandler Friends Church (OK) in Mid-America Yearly Meeting is seeking a lead pastor.  Click here for more information.

Colorado Springs First Friends Church (CO) in Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting is seeking a part-time Pastor.  Click here for more information.
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Small Friends

Everett Whitaker was born to Nick and MaryGrace Whitaker of Sherwood Friends on July 29th, 2021.

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Passing of Friends

Dianne Choate of Lynwood Friends passed away on September 8th, 2021.

Martha Beck of Caldwell Friends passed away on September 10, 2021.  John and Martha Beck were Pastors at several churches in NWYM, recently at Homedale.

Vivian Thornburg, a recorded minister in NWYM, of Newberg Friends passed away on September 10th, 2021.
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