The Bylaws Subcommittee met on Saturday, January 6, and its members plan to meet again tomorrow. Their hope is to have a draft available prior to our next quarterly gathering on February 17, 2018.
They continue to collect responses to the Big Questions (below). Heather Tricola, Camas, has set up a form to collect that information. You may also send reflections and responses by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big Questions:
#1. Why are we joining together instead of going our separate ways? What holds SCYMF together? (Examples: Common beliefs/theology? Relationships? Friends’ testimonies? Other?)
#2. How should we make decisions that affect the whole of SCYMF? (Examples: refer all decisions to the yearly meeting as a whole? Choose reps to make some or all decisions? Let a specified group make urgent decisions? Other?)
Click here to access the form.
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
A group of twenty people from churches that will no longer be part of the Twin Rocks Association gathered at Tilikum last Sunday, January 7, to discern whether to have camps at Twin Rocks this summer. The group approved taking a break from Twin Rocks for the summer of 2018. They also approved offering programming for children and youth, 4th-12th grades in summer 2018, most likely at Tilikum.
Click here for a copy of the minutes from that meeting.
A central truth
in the Kingdom –
the greatest is the one
Like a sea,
the streams pour into it.
comes from its low position.
When we bow,
nurture the little ones,
welcome the stranger –
when we serve others,
we become great
in the Kingdom.
Mark your calendars: The next quarterly gathering will be at Camas Friends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018. More information at our Events Page.
Annual Sessions will be at Canby Grove Christian Center, May 18-20, 2018. More information at our Events Page.
Eugene Friends Church (EFC) is seeking applications for the position of Pastor, to fill a retirement-created vacancy. EFC is a growing congregation of about 160 affiliated persons, currently part of Northwest Yearly Meeting, but in the process of becoming a founding member of Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends. We are a Christ-centered, affirming, high-involvement, outward-looking Quaker church seeking to be faithful to the call of Jesus in our community. To find out more about this opportunity, click here for a position description with links to the full application package and the rest of our website.
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