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Bulletin 05.10.2019

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Bulletin 05.10.2019
Quakerism for Youth

Youth is a time of intense inquiry into identity, gifts and one’s place in the world. Yet all too often, just as young Friends become truly ready for critical thinking and engagement in society, their participation in Quaker community wanes. 

Join one (or both) of these online conversations (information at the link below) to explore how Quaker religious educators can support faith formation in youth ages 12-18, how to offer vibrant, relevant opportunities to young Friends, and how to welcome them into the meeting community as full and valued members. We will explore Quaker youth ministry; what is working well now, what has worked well in the past, and growing edges in light of emerging trends.

Click here for more information.

Registration Extended to May 18

Registration for Annual Session has been extended. The new deadline is May 18. Registration materials and conference information are now available online. If you are planning to come just one day and haven't registered yet, please do so. The cost is $26 for the weekend no matter how many days you come. Of course, meals and housing are extra. This is going to be really fun!

Nominations List for Annual Sessions

This is the current list of those who will be presented at Yearly Meeting for approval for the committees and yearly meeting officers. This is a preliminary list, and we will hopefully be adding more names. If you have any feedback, please send it to All of the committees except Faith and Practice could use more members. We especially need people for Coordinating, Nominating, Finance, Quarterly Gathering committee and Abuse Prevention Task Force. Fill out a nomination form if you are interested.

Go to this link to get more information about each committee or working group:

If you would like to apply to be a member of a committee, please fill out the form at this link:

Click here to see the complete list of nominees.

Yearly Meeting Representatives Wanted

Do you feel called to visit another yearly meeting during their annual sessions this year to form relationships with other Friends? If you would like to be a representative of Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends, please email the clerks at We are specifically looking for representatives to North Pacific Yearly Meeting in McMinnville, Oregon, July 17-21, and Northwest Yearly Meeting in Newberg, Oregon, July 21-24. If you feel called to visit other Quaker Yearly Meetings, we would welcome those as well.

If you know of someone who will be visiting our annual sessions, please let the clerks know at

Affirmations +/or Concerns

Robert Wade, member of West Hills Friends, has been nominated to assume the role of treasurer for Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in his roles as treasurer for West Hills and as a seasoned actuary. As part of the discernment process we are providing opportunity for all to give us affirmations and/or concerns about this appointment.

Click here to offer feedback.


2019 Annual Sessions Schedule

Registration extended to Saturday, May 18, 2019


1-3:30 Registration and free time

3:30-5 Workshops

5:30-6:30 Dinner

6:30-7:30 Music and Worship

7:30 Board Games


8-9 Breakfast

9-10 Worship and Music

10-12 Business

12-1 Lunch

1-3:30 Committee Meetings

4-5:30 Workshops and Free time

5:30-6:30 Dinner

7-8 Sing-a-long around the campfire with s'mores


8-9 Breakfast

9-9:45 Worship and Music

9:45-10:30 Guest Speaker Benigno Sanchez-Eppler

10:30-12 Business

12-1 Lunch

1-4 Business and epistle reading

4 Pack up and be out by 5 PM



Our next Annual Session has been scheduled for May 24–26, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend), at Canby Grove. Registration materials and conference information are now available online. Please register by May 18. Musicians are welcome to join with Ruthie, Ruba, and Derek in leading worship at Annual Sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings! Please contact Ruthie Tippin at if you’re interested.  Bring your heart, your voice, your instruments!

Abundance and Justice in Our Common Home: From May 31–June 2, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center, Shelley Tanenbaum and Sara Wolcott will guide our exploration into how climate change continues to threaten our collective survival and into how Spirit is calling us toward greater connectivity across cultures, issues, and disciplines. Find out more about this retreat online.

Ben Lomond Quaker Center is eager to welcome students entering 5th–9th grades for Quaker Service and Art Camp from June 22–29, 2019. Find out more:

Cascade Church Portland, Newberg Emerging Friends, and North Valley Friends are teaming up this summer to offer a Jesus-centered camping experience for 6th–12th grade students. Registration is open for the Suttle Lake Camp in Sisters, Oregon, June 30–July 4, 2019. “The Woods” (for students completing 8-12 grades in the Spring of 2019). “Fireside” (for students entering grades 6-8 for the Fall of 2019).

Newberg Emerging Friends Church Music Ministries Coordinator Position Open: We would like to announce that the process for hiring our permanent Music Ministry Coordinator is open. This position begins July 1, and applicants are invited to apply by May 20. Below is the link to the job description and the application. Please be praying for wisdom as we engage in this process. NEFC Music Ministries Coordinator Info and Application

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