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

Samuel School I

Samuel School I

SSI-1Samuel School I is a spiritual retreat for seventh and eighth graders.  Students are selected by their local church elders for their openness to the Spirit and their potential leadership skills. This is not a laid-back junior high retreat; instead, it offers a strong challenge and spiritual development. For more information contact the Yearly Meeting office: 503-538-9419 or

SSI-2Location: Camp Tilikum, Newberg, OR

: May 24-27, 2019
This year our 7th and 8th graders who were selected from across the Yearly Meeting learned new ways to hear God’s voice through various teachers from NWYM.

Cost: Registration cost TBD.

Here’s the SSI Elder Introduction Letter 2017 and SSI Selection Guidelines 2017 which explains the conference and selection process for sending middle school youth to Samuel School I.  The 2019 retreat information will be coming soon.


Attention Samuel School I Attenders:

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