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Bulletin 05.24.2019

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Bulletin 05.24.2019
Silent Auction

Friends: If you have something you want to bring for the silent auction, please send an email to Eli Craig, listing what you wish to bring. Eli's email address is The silent action will begin at 3 PM Friday (although late entries are fine) and will end on Saturday at dinner time so that people who are only coming for Saturday can bid. Please be prepared to take home anything that doesn't sell. The silent auction benefits the scholarship fund for Yearly Meeting Sessions.

Rachel Hampton, Registrar


Friends: I’m trying to remember all of the other things I need  you all to bring to Yearly Meeting. So here goes. Please bring a coffee mug and/or water bottle so that we will use fewer paper cups. If you have a copy of Rise Up Singing, please bring it for Saturday night’s sing-a-long around the campfire. Also, if you have a stringed or percussion instrument, bring that as well. 

We will have access to a pool from 4-5:30 PM on Saturday and 1-2 PM on Sunday. There is no life guard and people must use it at their own risk. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent with them at all times while using the pool. If we receive permission from the camp, the teens will use the pool under the supervision of the youth workers with parents’ permission during those times as well. The younger children will not be using it without their parents being present. 
Everyone who is staying in a cabin needs to bring bedding and towels. If you are staying in a cottage or the lodge, these are provided. 

Don’t forget your silent auction items, snacks to share and board games for Friday evening.

Registration is in the lodge lobby beginning around 1:30 PM Friday. You’re free to arrive any time after 1 PM Friday. Please look for the registrar if you come at another time besides Friday afternoon. We will have a packet for you, a name tag, and your room key. 

This should be fun!
Rachel Hampton, Registrar

Awakening Across the Branches of Friends

Friends from across the branches of the Religious Society of Friends came together to express our love for the land and our dedication to environmental justice, with each of us grounded in spirit along our own path.

Three of us were invited to be part of a panel on Earthcare that explored our individual spiritual paths and where we are led: Adrian Halverstadt is an Evangelical Friend who is Chancellor of Barclay College in Kansas and the Director of Evangelical Friends Church of North America, Cherice Bock is a Professor of Environmental Science and Co-clerk of Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting (Evangelical), and me, Shelley Tanenbaum, General Secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness and a member of Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting (unprogrammed, liberal/universalist).

Click here to find the pdf newsletter including the full article from Quaker Earthcare Witness

2019 Annual Sessions Schedule


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


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).

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