Values - Bylaws 03

VALUES, PURPOSE, MISSION, AND VISION

The following statements pertain to the values, purpose, mission, and vision of SCYMF and were approved as minutes during its pre-incorporation process:

“Purpose.  The Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends is a voluntary association of Meetings, Churches, and individuals that supports worship, ministry, and service through the cultivation of Christian faith in the Quaker tradition.  We are led by the Spirit to commit ourselves to recognizing the full participation of LGBTQ+ people in all aspects of the life of Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends.” – Approved at a pre-incorporation meeting at George Fox University on July 26, 2017

“This meeting commits to being a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community no matter if it becomes a yearly meeting or not. We recognize it has not been a safe place in the past.” – Approved at a pre-incorporation meeting at Hillsboro Friends Church, February 25, 2017

“Our collective direction to the Bylaws and Faith & Practice Committee is that we would like to be a Yearly Meeting with a Faith & Practice as a living document which is descriptive, aspirational, and procedural, leading us towards wholeness and reconciliation.” – Approved at a pre-incorporation meeting at George Fox University on July 26, 2017