Draft copy of the 2019 Annual Session minutes and a survey about future Midyear Boards
NWYM is a Christ-centered, discerning, inter-generational community of Friends, committed to discipleship and outreach to impact society locally and globally.
Dear Northwest Yearly Meeting,
I’m excited for the future of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church. It feels as though we are beginning a new chapter of our history and I’m joining you in seeking the Lordship of Jesus Christ for our future together. Over the years, our yearly meeting has been such an important part of my own life and growth in Christ and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as your incoming Presiding Clerk.
Our Administrative Council is requesting your feedback on two items referenced below and we are announcing the dates for our 2020 Midyear sessions. In advance, thank you for your responsiveness and thank you for your devoted service to Northwest Yearly Meeting.
The Administrative Council is in the process of considering a change idea and we are requesting your feedback by taking an online survey. We are exploring the possibility of periodically hosting Midyear Board sessions in Southern Idaho. Your help in responding to the questions on the survey will help us in determining the feasibility of this idea. Details are yet to be determined and we do not anticipate a change prior to 2021 at the earliest. Our plan for the venue for our annual sessions will remain each year in the Newberg area. Please complete this survey by January 1, 2020. Thank you.
Attached to this email is a draft copy of the minutes from our July 21-24, 2019 Yearly Meeting Sessions. The Administrative Council is sending these to request your review, feedback and questions on the minutes. Your communication on the minutes is requested by January 1, 2020 as we anticipate reviewing the minutes for approval at our next AC meeting.
Please mark your calendars. We will gather for Midyear Board and Representative sessions on January 24 & 25, 2020 in the Newberg Area. A Midyear agenda, schedule and registration information will follow.
Please don’t hesitate to share your questions and comments along the way. Our schedule of Administrative Council meetings is posted on the calendar of the yearly meeting website.