Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) is a covenantal community
of evangelical Friends churches that make Jesus Christ known by:

Teaching and obeying the whole gospel as revealed by the
Holy Spirit and recorded in Scripture

Loving and mutually supporting each other

Equipping and releasing people to continue His mission in the world

Friends Women

Friends Women coordinates women’s groups in the individual churches of the yearly meeting area. Projects include the support of a missionary family on a foreign field and partial support of a family in Northwest Yearly Meeting involved in church planting. It also serves as an information link with the work of Evangelical Friends International. Groups within individual churches also have service projects in their local areas, as well as holding fellowship and support meetings.

If you would like to read an essay Geraldine Willcuts wrote about Friends women you can download it by clicking HERE.

YM Banquet and Fall Retreats

Each year we host events for women in the NWYM, including the YM Banquet and Fall Retreats. Please visit the Friends Women Events page for this year’s information.


  • To provide Christian fellowship.
  • To provide support through prayer and monetary support to home and Friends Serving Abroad (FSA).
  • To provide service and support in our local churches.

Quaker Waggin’s Newsletter

General Information

  • Dues per member: $25.00
    • includes subscription to Quaker Waggins
  • Checks payable to: Friends Women
    • mail to Janelle Nordyke, 200 N Meridian Street, Newberg, OR 97132


Officers for 2017-2018

President: Donna Painter – Phone: 360.577.3628
Vice President:
Secretary: Terri Bowen – 503.538.8956
Treasurer: Janelle Nordyke, – 503.538.3096

Area Vice Presidents:

Inland –
Portland: Marilyn Pruitt – 503.372.9585
Puget Sound:
Southern Idaho Area – Edith White – 208.888.5394
Southern Oregon: Nadine Brood – 541.535.1722
SW Washington:

Department Clerks:

Literature: Phylis McCracken – 503.537.2323
Quaker Waggins
Editor: Lena Anderson – 541-608-3783
Retreat Director:
YM Banquet: Karla Allen


Each member is encouraged to read nine books out of at least five of the following categories: Spiritual Growth/Christian Living, Quaker History and Doctrine, Missions, Christian Fiction, Biography/Autobiography.

Friends Women Projects for 2014-2015

  • Hospitality Funds for Maurers in Russia – $500.00
  • China Teachers Retreat – $1,000.00
  • Bibles for China – $300.00
  • Peace Thru Pieces – $800.00
  • BioSand Water Filters – $500.00
  • Morocco Therapy Transportation for Children – $500.00
  • Rwanda Discipling for Development – $1,000.00
  • Nepal Sand Filters and Toilets – $1,000.00

Total – $5,600.00