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Children's Ministry Info
Many churches are preparing for children's and youth ministries to start in the fall.  Here are important details to keep in mind, as churches get ready to host classes, youth group gatherings, and other ministries for children and students.  Every gathering with children or students needs two approved leaders present, at a minimum.  Adults volunteering to work with any ministry, program, or event generally should have attended a Friends Church for at least six months before they will be considered for ministry to/with children, youth, or disabled adults.  

Northwest Yearly Meeting requires that local churches and ministries run criminal clearances and track approved abuse prevention training (Ministry Safe) for all primary leaders at local churches and ministries:
  • all paid staff
  • Friends Serving Abroad
  • the presiding clerk
  • the clerk of elders
  • the clerk of trustees
  • all youth and children’s workers
  • people working with vulnerable adults
  • the entire Christian education board
Some churches have found it easiest to host a training together with volunteers and leaders.  Others prefer to manage trainings at an individual level.  Both options are possible.  During the NWYM staff retreat, everyone watched the Ministry Safe training together, allowing for discussion and application for specific contexts.  Please contact Tonya Comfort or Elizabeth Licon at the Yearly Meeting Office with questions or to request trainings for your local church members.  
2022 Share Call Update from Marion Friends
Bible Quizzing 2022-23 Season
1st Quiz Meet | Oct 8th, 2022 | Hosted at Meridian Friends Church
2nd Quiz Meet | Dec 2-4th, 2022 | Hosted at Quaker Hill 
3rd Quiz Meet | Jan 28th, 2023 | Hosted at West Chehalem Friends Church

If you are interested in participating in Bible Quizzing, please contact the Yearly Meeting Office to learn more!
Fall Friends Women Retreats '22
Rise Retreat: September 16-18, 2022
Speakers:  Christy Davis, Pastor’s Wife, Woodland Friends Church
                    Tracy Wilson, Love INC Executive Director

This event is available to all women who want to get away for some rest …and reflection, be inspired, be submerged in God’s word and explore how we can shake off any bonds that hinder us from following Christ.  Galatians 4:7
Register for RISE
Shine Retreat: September 30-October 2nd, 2022

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

Leave it all behind and take a weekend to be refreshed. Relax! Let someone else cook for you! Focus on Jesus, worship, do a craft, ride the zipline, have an uninterrupted conversation or take a peaceful walk on the beach. This weekend is yours and we are here to help you better connect with God and each other.
Register for Shine!

The Retreat Planning Committee is inviting women who serve as pastors or who are married to a pastor to come to the Women’s Retreat on Thursday, September 30th. Read more about this special offer here.

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Job Openings


Metolius Friends Community Church is receiving resumes for a full time Youth & Family Pastor. The selected candidate will be invited to work with the Church to identify a start date which would tentatively be set somewhere between October 1 - Nov. 1, 2022. To apply, please send a resume and a statement of faith to Pastor Jadon Ross at by August 28, 2022. Please include three character/professional references with your resume.

Newberg Friends Church is receiving applications for a full-time pastoral position with responsibilities in preaching, intergenerational and family ministries and evangelistic outreach. Contact <>.

Newberg Friends Church is receiving applications for a part-time youth ministry position, for up to 20 hours a week.  The focus will be upon programming and equipping for middle and high school youth.  Contact <>.

Crossroads Community Church is seeking a lead pastor.  The church has been part of the rural Community of Svensen (located approximately 12 miles East of Astoria) since 1957.  Crossroads Community Church desires to be a light in the community; a Church body which demonstrates in everyday life the love of Jesus Christ.  Please contact Sheri Posey for more information.  

Greenleaf Friends Church is seeking a lead pastor.  The church is located in Southern Idaho and their community includes the Hispanic group, La Casa del Alfarero, as well as having a direct connection to Greenleaf Friends Academy, a K-12 Christian School, on their property.  Here is the job posting.

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