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Bulletin 08.03.2018

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Bulletin 08.03.2018
NWYM Restructure Allocations

During the annual session for Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church last week, the clerks released a document, Restructure allocations as approved by Northwest Yearly Meeting Administrative Council. The Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends Coordinating Committee has recommended sharing this document along with an explanation to be written later. There are also plans to provide a Q&A that responds to questions, comments, and concerns. Please share your questions, comments and concerns with members of the Coordinating Committee by emailing the clerk, by emailing SCYMF clerks, or by replying to this email.

Restructure allocations as approved by Northwest Yearly Meeting Administrative Council

Be water.
A stream flows forth,
refreshing all.
It doesn’t struggle,
doesn’t judge.

Make our world
livable and welcoming.
Be aware, generous, and honest,
fair and diligent,
blameless as a baby.

From Because of This by Jim Teeters


Religious Education in Action: Activism, Outreach and Parenting – How do we take the lessons of Quaker religious education beyond the meetinghouse? Where do life-long spiritual formation and activism, outreach, and Quaker parenting intersect? 5th Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) Conference and Retreat 17–19 August 2018 at Powell House in Old Chatham, New York

Worthington Friends Church in Kingston, Jamaica, is hosting work teams, 2–9 October. Contact for more information, or click here to see the program announcement.

FWCC invites you to join Quakers around the world on 7 October for World Quaker Day, in its 5th year. The theme, Crossing Cultures, Sharing Stories draws us into our shared experience of worship, celebrating our wonderful diversity of expression. Church to church, meeting to meeting, country to country, and section to section, we feel the power of God collecting us into a faithful family. We welcome all expressions of Quaker worship!

Quaker Earthcare Witness is meeting in Federal Way (near Tacoma), 11–14 October 2018. A link to registration will be available in August. Meetings will take place at the Dumas Bay Centre. Click here for more information.

Our next Quarterly Gathering will be at Eugene Friends Church on October 20. The following Quarterly Gathering will be at West Hills Friends Church on February 16, 2019. Our next annual session has been scheduled tentatively for May 24–26, 2019.

From Christina Repoley: I have made the bittersweet decision to step down from my role as Executive Director of Quaker Voluntary Service. I leave this work in the exceptional hands of a strong staff team and board, solid financial footing, and a program that now spans five cities with over 130 alumni. Please help us spread the word to anyone who may be interested in becoming the next ED of QVS. The full job description and how to apply is now posted on our website:

Reedwood Friends Church, an independent, multi-cultural Quaker Church, located in southeast Portland, Oregon, and until recently a part of Northwest Yearly Meeting, is seeking applications for a full-time pastor.  We are seeking an experienced Christ-centered pastor who has a proven track record in effective community building and organizing, a strong ability to recruit, supervise and energize volunteers, experience working with cross cultural and inter-generational communities, delivers challenging and inspiring sermons and shows a demonstrated ability to pursue active, continuous personal, professional and spiritual development. For complete job description go to Applications may be made by sending a cover letter, CV/resume, and written statement showing personal commitment to Quaker values and testimonies to

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