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Bulletin 09.22.2017

Twin Rocks Friends Camp Association Meeting
From Ken Beebe: Twin Rocks Friends Camp is attempting to ascertain implications to the camp of a restructure currently underway in Northwest Yearly Meeting. The camp’s board of directors has met many times in recent months and developed a recommendation.
A meeting of the Twin Rocks Friends Conference Association will take place the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 3pm at Reedwood Friends Church (2901 SE Steele Street in Portland). The purpose of the meeting is to review the attached document and seek the Association’s approval of it.

Click here to read the full document.

Members of the following churches make up the Association and are owners of the camp: 
Camas Friends Church
Cherry Grove Friends Church
City’s Edge Community Church
Clackamas Park Friends Church
Crossroads Friends Church
Eugene Friends Church
Hillsboro Friends Church
Iglesia de Los Amigos
Lynwood Friends Church
Marion Friends Church
Metolius Friends Church
Netarts Friends Church
Newberg Friends Church
Newberg Emerging Friends Church
North Valley Friends Church
Reedwood Friends Church
Rosedale Friends Church
Rose Valley Friends Church
Second Street Community Church
Sherwood Friends Church
Silverton Friends Church
South Salem Friends Church
Tigard Friends Church
Vancouver First Friends Church
West Chehalem Friends Church
West Hills Friends Church

Gathering in Eugene
Friends: It’s getting closer to the Oct. 7th Quarterly Gathering. Here is the schedule we have in place and additional program information.

   10:00 a.m. - Meeting for worship
   11:00 a.m. - Committee meetings/break-out sessions for youth and adults not on committees
   12:00 p.m. - Meal provided by Eugene Friends by donation
   1:00 p.m. - Fun
   1:30 p.m. - Meeting for worship for business
   5:00 p.m. - Meal provided by Eugene Friends by donation

We have childcare for nursery, preschool and grade-school ages. Middle and high school youth are with the adults except for a breakout session during the committee meeting time. We will also have a breakout session for adults not on committees.

Two meals will be provided by Eugene Friends – a soup lunch and a sandwich dinner. Friends will be able to make their sandwiches to take on the road with them if desired. We can accommodate all of the dietary needs of those who have pre-registered.

Derek Lamson and Ruba Byrd will lead the singing.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Hampton at If you need housing either before or after the event please contact Vicki Stave at 

Eugene Friends Church is located at 3495 W 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
I live in Camas, Washington, and attend Camas Friends Church, but I’ve lived all over the Pacific Northwest, plus a few years in Berkeley, California. I’m a double George Fox University graduate with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (choose your own adventure!) with an emphasis in Theatre, Music and Writing/Literature and an M.A.T with endorsements for Middle and Secondary English and Theatre. I spent a couple of blissful years teaching and directing theatre at Tumwater High School before my first child was born. I’m married to Matt Boswell, pastor at Camas Friends, and we have three children: Clara (5), Renee (3) and Teddy (10 months). I have a small photography business and spend most of my time happily at home with the kids, but I dream of returning to theatre when they are older. 

I grew up Foursquare, and until I went to college, I didn’t realize that Quakers were still a thing. As a student I resonated with some Quaker values, such as pacifism, but it was a long and complicated journey to now where I consider myself Quaker. In many ways I feel like I’ve always been Quaker; I just didn’t know it. If you want to have your ear talked off, you could ask me more about my journey sometime.

I am so excited to be part of what we are creating with Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends (SCYMF). I am clerking the Coordinating Committee and thoroughly enjoying helping wade through all of the details involved in the creation of SCYMF. I am hopeful that we are creating something beautiful. Something sincerely honest and deeply kind. I am hopeful that we will learn and grow together. That we will listen well to the marginalized and continually seek justice. That we won’t be afraid of different ways of thought, but will be enriched by those differences. I am truly loving being a part of this community and I’m eager to get to know more and more people as we gather online and in person. 

Joann Boswell is clerk of the Coordinating Committee. She attends Camas Friends.

Cherice Bock is speaking on “Peace and the Environment: Theology” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, in Hoover 105 at George Fox University. Feel free to join what promises to be a good conversation centered on the topic of living out a vibrant faith as a part of an environmentally challenged world. The hope is to be able think deeply together about how our vocation and daily practices can integrate an awareness of current environmental problems and work toward solutions with the love of neighbor and nature in mind. The main goal is to inspire creative thinking through emphasizing the beauty and wonder of God’s creation within a biblical framework of hope and neighborly love.

The Portland Area Gathering of Friends churches and meetings will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 6-9 pm at Clackamas Park Friends Church (8120 SE Thiessen Rd, Milwaukie, OR) in Harmon Hall. The evening will primarily be an opportunity for fellowship with one another. Participants are asked to bring finger foods to share as well as favorite table games, musical instruments, etc. We’ll see where the Spirit leads. Friends of all ages are welcome as are Friends from other areas. Any questions can be directed to Tonya Comfort ( or 503-476-4289).

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