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.
Midyear Boards Info
January 24-25th, 2020

8:00-4:00          Optional time for Boards to meet
                            (Rooms available upon request for Boards who wish to meet)
4:00                     Official beginning of Board Meetings
*Everyone meets at NFC sanctuary for brief welcome and announcements
4:15                     Board meetings
5:30                    Dinner
6:30                    Board Meetings
8:30                    Recommended time to conclude
8:30                       Board Meetings
10:00                     Coffee break
10:30                     Superintendent address in NFC sanctuary
                              (All Board members and Representatives are welcome)
11:00                     Representative Meetings (NFC sanctuary)
12:00                     Lunch
1:00                       Representative Meetings
2:30                       Break
3:00                       Representative Meetings
4:30                       Dismissal

You will notice that this schedule is slightly modified from earlier schedules.  We hope that this will be the most conducive for everyone traveling to the meetings.  Please note that if you haven't registered, we need to have you register ASAP.  If you have registered, thank you!  We are processing your registration form and you should be hearing from the NWYM office by Monday, if not sooner.  

“Praying is powerful power.” 

Lailah Gifty Akita

“No place is closed to intercessory prayer: no continent, no nation, no city, no organization, no office. No power on earth can keep intercession out.”

Richard Halvorsen



5 Steps to Start an Intercessory Prayer Group

Have you ever thought about starting one?


1. Pray about it.
  •   Am I willing? 
  •   What will I give up to make time?
2. Spread the idea.
  •   Who would do this with me?
  •   What is passionate about it?
3. Set a limited trial period.
  •   Weekly for one month?
  •   Maybe seven weeks? 
4. Then evaluate and commit.
  •   What do we commit to?
  •   What’s our next step?
5. Find the pattern that works for you and yours.  
  •   Where?  What time?  How often?
  •   How is the Holy Spirit specifically leading our Intercessory Prayer Group?*


Click here for a 1-page “What is Intercessory Prayer?” and other resources by Gene Mulkey, click HERE.


Also ask about Andrew Murray’s classic, With Christ in the School of Prayer (discount price, $10)  This book is invaluable in moving you from a prayer wimp to a prayer warrior.  For your copy or bulk order (same bargain price per book) contact gene.g.mulkey or (503) 510-6046.

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels 
It’s here!

At long last, the book on the history of Friends work in Bolivia is published. Since our commissioning by the NWYM Board of Global Outreach in 2013, we have investigated, interviewed, travelled, written, and re-vised hundreds of pages.

Along the way, we have prayed with Moses in Psalm 90, “Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us; establish, Thou, the work of our hands.” We have been conscious of partnering with God in God’s purposes, both for the church in Bolivia, and, more specifically for our undertaking such a huge project.

The book is entitled, A Long Walk, A Gradual Ascent: The Story of the Bolivian Friends Church in its Context of Conflict (2019, Wipf & Stock), and can be ordered directly from the publisher, from, or from Barclay Press. In a few months, a digital version will be available.

The book covers the 100-year history of Bolivian Quakers (INELA) and presents to Friends in the northwest the fruit of their labors, with many surprises along the way. We have much to learn from this story, and much to thank God for. The adventure is ongoing.

Hal and I are available to visit churches in the northwest between February and July of this year. We can preach (showing how this story is part of the ongoing story of the Book of Acts) or teach (anywhere from one to five workshops, with applications to NWYM today). Please contact us directly by email ( or phone (503-554-7531 or 503-550-1237).

Thanks be to God!
Calendar of Events
Jan 24-25 | Midyear Board Meetings | Newberg Friends Church
Feb 21-21 | Man Camp | Quaker Hill
March 7 | Bible Quiz Meet #4 | Sherwood Friends

March 9-12 | Pastors Conference | Twin Rocks Friends Camp
Save the Date
July 19-22, 2020 | Yearly Meeting Sessions | George Fox University

Nov 11-13, 2020 | Intl. Friends Church Multiplication Conference 
Online Giving
You can donate to the General Fund or any project funded through Northwest Yearly Meeting using this link.  

Job Openings

Newberg Friends Church is accepting applications through Friday, February 28, for the full-time position of Associate Pastor.  Click here for more information.

Greenleaf Friends Church is seeking an Associate Pastor for Equipping and Connections.  You can find additional information here.

Rosedale Friends Church is seeking an interim pastor.  Please contact the Yearly Meeting Office for more information.

Coming of Friends

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Joining of Friends

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Passing of Friends

Gerald Lemmons of Rose Valley and later Newberg passed away on 12/29/19.  A service will be held on 1/18/2020 at Rose Valley beginning at 10:30 am.  A service will also be held at George Fox University in Hoover 105 on 2/1/2020 at 2:00 pm.  

Vaughn Palmore of Reedwood passed away on 1/6/2020.  A service will be held on 1/18/2020 at First Presbyterian McMinnville at 11:00 am.  

Alameda Hayes of Newberg passed away on 1/6/2020.  

Dayton Durley, the children's ministry leader and a recorded minister at Metolius, passed away on 1/8/2020.  Dayton also worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years before pastoring Churches in Clackamas, OR and Tucson, AZ.  A service will be held at Metolius on 2/1/2020 at 11:00 am.

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