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.
2021 Easter Offering
The proceeds from this year's Easter Offering will go to support EFM's ministries in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Haiti, Hungary, India, Ireland, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, and Thailand.  CLICK HERE for the resources and more information.
Future Events Info
As a yearly meeting we are continuing to remain informed of safety guidelines related to COVID and will take these updates into account as we move forward with events planned for the spring and summer.  With this in mind, we are excited to have events on the calendar and will be sure to communicate updates to these events, as needed.  
Samuel School 2021
Is there a youth in your church that demonstrates an interest to grow in their faith?  The focus of Samuel School is the formation of habits that will help students grow in their spiritual lives, apply Scripture to their age group, and engage in a meaningful relationship with at least one adult Christian in their church community in order to develop the student’s leadership abilities.

This retreat will be for junior high and senior high students (Samuels), along with their mentor (the Eli), from their local church, as a reimagined way to invest in the "Growing Young" concepts discussed over the last few years in NWYM.  Samuels and Elis are selected by the local church elders with input from the youth leaders and pastor.  If you see a student in your church growing in their faith, please encourage your church elders to sponsor this student to attend Samuel School!  
Registration and Retreat Details
July 18-20, 2021

Northwest Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions
Due to a variety of factors (principally related to the continuing ripple effects of Covid and venue availability), the decision has been made to offer our Annual Sessions 100% online this summer. 

Among other things, this provides the added benefits once again of convenience and affordability so that everyone at the widest extremes of our Yearly Meeting (in terms of distance, time, jobs, and Covid considerations) will be able to participate.  In addition, we aim to host “Watch Parties” in strategic Area Gatherings and local churches for each evening session, to allow for the potential of live interaction and personal fellowship (per state and regional guidelines).

Thom Rainer has agreed to serve as our main speaker.  He is a prolific author of more than two dozen books, including: Scrappy Church (being read by several of our pastors and churches this year), I am a Church MemberAutopsy of a Deceased Church, and Anatomy of a Revived Church.  His newest book is very timely: The Post-Quarantine Church.

Watch for more information soon about the schedule, workshops, and how to register.
Online Giving
You can donate to the General Fund or any project funded through Northwest Yearly Meeting using this link.  

Job Openings

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

South Salem Friends Church is seeking a lead pastor.  Please contact Dan Kluver, clerk of elders, to learn more.

Twin Rocks Friends Camp is accepting applications for two key camp roles: Program Director and Guest Services Director. To learn specifics about these full-time, year-round positions. Click here for more information.

Evangelical Friends Mission is seeking an Executive Director.  Click here to learn more about their job opening.  

Melba Friends is seeking a youth pastor.  Click here for more information.
Paonia Friends Church (Colorado) is seeking a student ministry pastor.  Click here for more information.
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Small Friends

Elijah James Petersen was born on February 1st, 2021 to  Jordan and Amanda Petersen of Entiat Friends.
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Joining of Friends

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Passing of Friends

John Guimond of Destiny Friends passed away on March 9th, 2021.

Paul Strait passed away March 16th, 2021.  

Jerry Carr of Newberg Friends passed away on March 16th, 2021.

Bernice Parks of South Salem Friends passed away on March 16th, 2021.

Dennis Hagen of Tigard Friends passed away on March 18th, 2021.  Here is an obituary.

Mary Austin of Newberg Friends passed away on March 30th, 2021.  A memorial service is scheduled at NFC on April 10th, 2021.  Livestream will be available.  

Pat Clarkson of Meridian Friends passed away on April 1st, 2021.
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