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Bulletin 03.09.2018

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Bulletin 03.09.2018

The Recording Process
The Recording Task Force invites comments on a proposed Recording Process. We are looking for big picture feedback, as well as feedback particular to the process as it pertains to the 1) local meeting level and 2) yearly meeting level.

More information can be found at


Finding Our Way
Northwest Quaker Men’s Gathering. Welcoming men from all Friends traditions at the Ocean Park Retreat Center the weekend of April 13-15. Speakers include Jim Hall, Deepening Spiritual Practice; Eric Muhr, Discerning Leadings & Stepping Out; Fred Gregory, Accepting & Using Our Gifts.

Click here for registration information.

Any concerns can be brought to the bylaws subcommittee between now and annual sessions. Click here to view the bylaws in their approved form. Reply to this email – – with comments or concerns regarding the bylaws, and those emails will be forwarded to members of the bylaws subcommittee.
Volunteers for Annual Sessions
The Quarterly Gathering committee is planning our annual sessions at Canby Grove Christian Center, and we will need a lot of help to make this event possible. We are looking for volunteers in many different areas: 
  • children’s and youth coordinators
  • volunteers to work with children
  • middle school and high school coordinators 
  • individuals and groups to help lead music 
  • coordinator for an evening activity of music and story-telling 
  • volunteers with a medical background to cover first aid
  • a Master of Ceremonies and announcements coordinator
  • planner for opening intergenerational get-acquainted activity and our closing meeting
  • someone to organize an auction to raise scholarship funds
  • someone to plan the supplies and equipment needed for the weekend
Click here for more information, and if you would like to help with any of these needs, please contact one of the members of the planning committee:
Terri Beardlsey 
Vicki Stave

Workshops at Annual Sessions
The Quarterly Gathering Group is making plans for Annual Sessions this May, including space for from six to eight workshops. Although committees have been encouraged to prepare these workshops, there is a form, available online, by which anyone may make a proposal. Click here to access that form.


How do we treat the immigrants among us – the immigrants who plant, tend, harvest and process our food? Do we love them as we love ourselves? Do we treat them as we would want them to treat us, if our roles were reversed? If we were landless, jobless, without hope or opportunity in our country, would we want them to turn us away?

So often it seems we react toward immigrants out of fear, creating walls to keep them out and police to take away whatever they have gained here. We so quickly forget that our families, too, were mainly immigrants not long ago. Do we withhold our love behind laws – laws that we have made specifically to keep immigrants out – laws that we ignore when we want the benefit of cheap labor, and enforce when our own standard of living is threatened?

Are we at peace with those who, like it or not, are our neighbors, with the people who grow, harvest and process our food, who tend our nurseries, clean our restaurants and hotels? Do we acknowledge that they are created by the same God who created us, that they deserve the same rights and the same dignity as we do?

John Munson – adapted from the 2010 Daily Reader

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) priorities process will continue until April 13th, the deadline to submit the results of your meeting’s discernment process. Maurice Warner and Dove John will make themselves available in person up until Sunday, April 1, and will help with phone and email guidance up until Friday, April 13th. 

Pastors Conference will be at McMenamins Edgefield Hotel, April 10-12, 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.

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