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

Yearly Meeting Sessions


Bringing all things in heaven and on earth together under one head-Christ
– Ephesians 1:10

Yearly Meeting 2016

July 24-28

Welcome to the 2016 Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions page! We are excited to begin looking ahead to our time together and look forward to seeing you all there. Below  you will find information on this year’s speaker, registration, and other details.

Our Speaker

Dr. Miriam Adeney is an anthropologist, a missiologist, and an author whose passions include global Christianity, world religions, gender, oral art genres, economic community development, multiethnic ministry, diasporas, training writers for publication, and preparing workers for cross-cultural living.

She serves on the board of Christianity Today International, is a mission associate of the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission, is a member of the diaspora task force of the Lausanne Movement, is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Christians for Biblical Equality, and is past president of the American Society of Missiology.

At Seattle Pacific University she chairs the faculty advisory committee of theAsian American Ministry Program. She is also a teaching fellow at Regent College.

Dr. Adeney speaks regularly for the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement; Overseas Ministry Study Center; Koinos; Encountering Islam; Media Associates International; InterVarsity; and diverse denominational events. She has authored more than 150 articles or book chapters, as well as six books. In many countries, spanning five continents, she is invited to lecture at universities and conferences. Southeast Asia, Latin America, and North American multiethnic communities are areas of long term interest.

Also deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Adeney is married, the mother of three sons, and a member of Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church. Her academic degrees are from Wheaton College (BA, anthropology); Syracuse University (MA, journalism); and Washington State University (PhD, anthropology).

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Dr. Miriam Adeney

To view the schedule and workshop information for annual sessions please visit: YM Schedules

Registration is now open! Early bird discount ends June 30th.  To register please visit: Online Registration

If you are looking for information on Youth Yearly Meeting please visit the below page: Youth Yearly Meeting

For those with children attending Tilikum throughout the week, please visit the Yearly Meeting Tilikum page for details and the registration form. If you are from Newberg Friends, 2nd Street Community Church, or North Valley Friends you need to register directly through your meeting. Please contact your staff to find out more about registration.