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Eugene Gathering 10.20.2018
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Eugene Gathering 10.20.2018

Come join us on October 20th at Eugene Friends Church for a day’s worth of activities - worship, music, a learning experience, meals, and even fun. We’ll also discuss the central question facing us: “Who does God want us to become?”

10:00 – 11:00 am || Derek Lamson and Ruba Byrd leading music and open worship
11:00 am – 12:00 pm || Dove John will present a workshop for Equity and Inclusion
12:00 – 1:00 pm || Lunch provided by Eugene Friends (donation requested)
1:00 – 1:30 pm || Get moving! Intergenerational scavenger hunt with Tom & Vicki Stave
1:30 – 2:30 pm || Committees meet
2:45 – 4:45 pm || Discussion: Who does God want us to be?

When we come together – to pray, to encourage each other, to make promises to God and to each other, and to count and deploy our resources – who in fact are we? More to the point, who does God want us to be?

What language, scripture, disciplines can we draw on to describe ourselves and make ourselves accessible to the world?

Some of us already come with labels – evangelical, progressive, radical, conservative, -- and some of those labels carry great personal meaning. But the meaning can be positive for one person, and quite negative for another. Some of us are skeptical about all labels, but still want to communicate what God is doing with us and invite others into the adventure.

Label or no, discerning what God wants us to become will help point the way to our next steps as a yearly meeting.

5:00 pm || Simple meal provided by Eugene Friends (donation requested)

Child care will be provided, except during meals and the scavenger hunt

Please register soon by sending an email to registrar@scymf.org

Please state in your email:

Your name and the names of whoever is coming with you. Are you bringing children? If so, how many and how old are they? Do you need a ride to Eugene? Or can you give someone else a ride? If so, from where? Will you need place to stay the night?

Eugene Friends Church: 3495 W. 18TH Ave, Eugene, OR

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Annual Sessions 05.18 - 05.20.2018
May
18
to May 20

Annual Sessions 05.18 - 05.20.2018

  • Canby Grove Christian Center (map)
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Join us for the first official annual sessions of Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends!

As we continue the work of building relationships and creating an organization that upholds our values, our gathering will combine business with worship, education, community-building, and fun. Canby Grove Christian Center is a non-profit facility on 54 acres of forest, field, and riverfront, located just to the east of I-5, 20 minutes south of Portland.

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Pastors Conference
Apr
10
to Apr 12

Pastors Conference

Where: McMenamins Edgefield Hotel (2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060)

When: Tues April 10th (noon) to Thurs April 12th (noon)

What: A gathering for mutual support, rest, and rejuvenation. Planned events include professional massages, soaking pool, fireside chats, porch discussions, and quiet reflection. Please contact Matt Boswell (matt@camasfriends.org) for information about registration, costs, a tentative schedule, and more details about what to expect.

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Camas Gathering 02.17.2018
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Camas Gathering 02.17.2018

Proposed Schedule for Quarterly Meeting
Camas Friends Church, February 17, 2018

Childcare will be provided for young children.

10:00 – 11:00 am || Gathering and opening worship
11:00 am – 12:30 pm || Business session
12:30 – 1:30 pm || Lunch – Crock-pot potluck with ingredients listed to accommodate for allergies
1:30 – 2:30 pm || Committees meet || FCNL priority training for non-committee members
2:30 – 4:30 or 5:00 pm || Business session
5:00 pm || Adjourn officially, but sandwich-makings will be on hand for people to make to go or to eat and hang around longer

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A note about food

Dear Friends who plan to attend the SCYMF meeting at Camas Friends, Saturday, February 17th:

I know we like good food. We had an awesome potluck at Hillsboro Friends last February. However, Hillsboro’s kitchen is better appointed than Camas’s is. In an attempt to keep things simple yet have adequate food for all, including those who have food restrictions/allergies, we are planning to host a crock-pot potluck. Here’s what you need to know:

  • If you are coming from far and it is inconvenient to bring food, don’t bring any. There will be enough.
  • If you bring a crock-pot dish, please bring a list of the ingredients. This will help people with food allergies/sensitivities to choose foods they can handle. We’ll have cards and pens in case you forget. 
  • Please keep your food simple. We only have an hour to eat, so people need to be able to simply get in line and serve themselves without a lot of last minute putting things together. 
  • Bring enough food to serve 6-8 people to compensate for those who can’t bring food. 
  • There will be friends greeting you to tell you where to take the food or who can take it to the designated place for you. We’ll have power strips to plug crock-pots into to hold the food at safe temperatures. 
  • If you would prefer to bring a salad, that would be nice too. Again, please list ingredients. Finger food veggies &/or fruit is always welcome. 
  • We will try to group gluten-containing foods into one area to help those who can’t tolerate it avoid it and be safe, but we do not have a gluten-free kitchen. 

We will provide:

  • Silverware and plates and bowls. We have some serving utensils.
  • Drinks
  • Sandwich makings for the end of the day. We will have bread (gluten-free for those who need it), lunch meat, cheese, condiments, lettuce, etc. We will not have peanut butter since that is a common allergen for children. 

If you have questions, you can contact Norma Silliman normaruth.silliman@gmail.com, 360-607-7546 or Kendra Purcell, office@camasfriends.org. We look forward to spending the day with you and getting better acquainted over our meal. 

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A note about the FCNL workshop:

For 75 years Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has brought the concerns of Friends in U.S. Quaker meetings and churches directly to our senators and representatives in Washington, D.C.  FCNL lobbyists are guided by the results of a priorities discernment process where Friends nationwide express their concerns about federal policy.  FCNL is inviting Friends throughout the U.S. to participate in this priorities process, determining the issues FCNL will work to impact in the 116th Congress (2019-2020). 

In this workshop – held at Camas Friends at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 17 – participants will learn how to facilitate a spirit-led discernment process in their home communities, while learning how their community’s concerns will be interwoven with those of hundreds of other Quaker communities to focus FCNL’s efforts. 

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Camp Discernment Meeting
Jan
7
3:00 PM15:00

Camp Discernment Meeting

Those interested in discerning whether or not non-NWYM churches will hold kids and youth camps at Twin Rocks Friends Camp in summer 2018 are welcome to attend a meeting on Sunday, January 7, at 3 p.m. at Tilikum (15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg, OR 97132). We will enjoy dinner together, so please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions. (We will try to accommodate these needs, and will let you know if we cannot.) Please also let us know if you will need childcare.

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