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Bulletin 08.02.2019

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Bulletin 08.02.2019
Coordinating Committee

The Coordinating Committee met by Zoom video conference call on July 14, 2019, to discuss the following agenda items:
  • Committee Reports
  • Increasing Transparency to Nominations for Nominating Committee
  • Silverton Friends Decision to Join SCYMF

Quarterly Gathering Committee

The Quarterly Gathering Committee met by Zoom video conference call on July 21, 2019, to set dates for upcoming gatherings and plan an agenda for the fall gathering in Eugene, which will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 28.

Click here for the complete minutes.
Nominating Committee

The following Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends committees could use more members. For more information about the committees and working groups, please see the SCYMF web page or contact a member of the nominating committee.
  • Abuse Prevention Task Force
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Nurture of Ministry
  • People Care
  • Quarterly Gathering
  • Youth
Writing Opportunity – Young Adult Friends’ Spirituality

Greg Woods is guest editing the next issue of the newsletter "What Canst Thou Say" on Young Adult Friends' Spirituality.

The queries are:
  • What role has your faith/spirituality played as you traverse young adulthood? What has most surprised you about your journey?
  • What are you seeking in a spiritual community? What have been the challenges in your search? Have you found what you seek?
  • What gifts do you bring to a spiritual community?
  • Who or what has inspired you spiritually as a young adult? How has that inspiration affected your spiritual journey?
Deadline August 15, 2019

We welcome submissions of articles of 350-1500 words and artwork – line drawings or artwork suitable for black and white reproduction – that illustrate the theme of an issue, or that we might retain for use in future issues. Please send your text submissions in Word or generic text format and artwork in high resolution JPEG files. Photocopied art and typed submissions are also accepted.

Email submissions to Mike Resman,

For more information:


Come join us on September 28th at Eugene Friends Church for a day’s worth of activities - worship, music, learning experiences, meals, and even fun.

9:00 – 10:00 am Committee meetings
10:00 – 11:00 am  Worship
11:00 – 12:00 pm  Worship through Business
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm  Activity 
2:00 – 3:45 pm Worship through Business
4:00 – 5:00 pm Workshops

  • Creating Right Relationships with Indigenous Peoples
  • Water, Climate Change, and Public Health: Our Work with the Maasai
  • Sharing Stories that Change Lives: A Short History of Quaker Publishing and a Vision for the Future of Friends

5:00 pm Dinner

Child care will be provided beginning at 8:55 am and throughout the day except at meals and during the activity. 

Vegan and gluten-free food will be available.

Please register soon by sending an email to 

Please state in your email:

Your name and the names of whoever is coming with you. Are you bringing children? If so, how many and how old are they? Do  you need a ride to Eugene? Or can you give someone else a ride? If so, from where? Will you need place to stay the night?

Eugene Friends Church: 3495 W. 18TH Ave, Eugene, OR


On the 20th and 27th of September millions will take part in global climate strikes. 350PDX will host a Climate Strike General Meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, August 6, in Portland. Click here for more information.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Memorial 2019: "The Unequal Impacts of Nuclear Weapons" – Tuesday, August 6, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Japanese-American Historical Plaza, on the Portland waterfront at NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street, Portland. Multnomah Monthly Meeting is a co-sponsor of this event, which will focus this year on an exploration of the impacts of nuclear weapons and their manufacture on women, children, indigenous communities, and communities of color. Come hear from a Hiroshima survivor and a Hanford downwinder, and learn about action you can take. For more info: Mary Priem,

Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends Quarterly Gathering this fall will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eugene Friends Church – 3495 W 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 – on Saturday, September 28. Click here for more information.

Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends Quarterly Gathering this winter will be at Silverton Friends Church – 229 Eureka Ave, Silverton, OR 97381 – on Saturday, February 29. More information to come.

Annual Gathering for Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends will be in June 2020. More information to come.

Come walk with West Hills Friends into the future. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our welcoming and uniquely diverse Quaker community as a full-time released minister. If you are interested in learning more about this position, go to

Newberg Emerging Friends Church is seeking to fill three part-time positions. 
  1. Youth Pastor
  2. Children's Ministries Coordinator
  3. College and Young Adult Ministries Coordinator
Please review links for job descriptions and application information. For additional questions, please contact Steve Fawver at

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