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Conferences, Retreats, and Sessions

Annual Sessions

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Annual Sessions

Welcome to the Northwest Yearly Meeting 2020 Annual Sessions – Thriving

Northwest Yearly Meeting met for its 128th annual session July 19-21, 2020, meeting for the first time in virtual online format. Business sessions, board meetings, workshops and worship times were held using video presentations, Zoom discussions, and webinars. Many of these resources are available for the local church to utilize. Please contact the Yearly Meeting Office to access these resources.

For complete details: [2020 Annual Sessions]

Midyear Meetings

Every year in late January or early February our various boards and committees gather to listen together for where and how God is leading us as a yearly meeting. Representatives from all over the Northwest also gather, discerning around various items brought forward.

This year’s 2021 Midyear Meetings were held completely online February 5 – 6. Check back at the first of the year for more information on the 2022 Meetings.


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2020 Multiplication Conference

2020 International Friends Church Multiplication Conference

November 11-13, 2020

“For such a time as this!”

Main Speaker

ed-stetzer-photoEd Stetzer is the Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week. Stetzer also co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets.

About the Conference

An inspiring, world-wide Great Commission gathering that will be the first of its kind in history!

Due to Covid-19 concerns, this conference is now a 100% online gathering that will connect evangelically-minded Friends from homes, local churches, Yearly Meetings, and regions all over the globe.

Join the Friend Church multiplication movement – you will be inspired, challenged, encouraged, and thankful to be part of what God is doing!  You won’t want to miss it!

  • Strategic, Practical Workshops
  • Fellowship reception to connect with like-minded people around the globe
  • Affinity group gatherings for regional leaders, church planters, pastors of potential mother churches, prayers, and more
  • Fresh ideas to apply to your home church

For complete details and to watch the video  [CLICK HERE]

View/download a flyer in English  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download a flyer in Spanish  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the schedule in English  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the schedule in Spanish  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

Call to Ministry Conference

Sponsored by Northwest Yearly Meeting

The 2020 International Friends Church Multiplication Conference will take the place of the Call to Ministry Conference this fall.

See above for the 2020 Multiplication Conference.

Pastors Conference

An Annual Gathering for Pastors, Spouses, Friends Serving Abroad, Seminary Students, and Ministry Leaders in NWYM of Friends Church

We invite you to a time of rest, renewal and play. Enjoy the company of other sisters and brothers who serve and seek to honor Jesus and his people. This is a time to renew the joy of seeking and following Christ, to reconnect and make new friends, and to walk the beach and enjoy God’s creation. The food is pretty wonderful as well!

2021 Information

Dates: March 9-12, 2021

Location: Twin Rocks Friends Camp

Theme and Main Speaker





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Friends Men

Our purpose is…

  • to keep our eyes on Jesus
  • to find our identity in Jesus
  • to listen to the Holy Spirit
  • to bear witness to how Jesus makes a difference in our lives

so that Jesus may make a difference in the lives of others.

     …to become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Romans 8:29

     …to go into all the world and tell the Good News to everyone, everywhere. Mark 16:15 (LB)

Upcoming events:

Twin Rocks Friends Man Camp

Date: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Registration: Available Soon
Man Camp Brochure: Coming Soon!


poster-man-camp-2021Quaker Hill Man Camp

Date: February 19-21, 2021
Speaker: TBA
Registration: Available Soon
Man Camp Brochure: Coming Soon!

Friends Women

Idaho Retreat

RISE: Flourish
Women’s Retreat 2020
September 18-20, 2020
McCall, Idaho

Beautiful McCall, Idaho serves as a backdrop for RISE Retreat. Join us as we adventure into what it means to live courageously for Jesus, what it means to overcome limitations, fears, and doubts. At RISE: Flourish, we’ll challenge one another toward who we each long to be.

The Lord promises that he will walk with us through places of trouble and suffering. Join us as we discover what it means to let go of safety and what it means to rest completely in faith, walking in strength and bravery. 

For more info and to register, visit:  www.idahoriseretreat.com

shine-posterOregon & Washington Retreat

Shine: Where You Are
Virtual Retreat
October 3-9, 2020

We’ll be posting daily videos October 3rd thru 9th for a virtual version of our annual Friends Women’s Retreat! There will be some Bible study, inspirational messages, and a chance for some fellowship online. We’ll have some fun tutorials and giveaways too!

To Register, Complete Registration Form


Women’s Banquet

Canyon Commons Dining Hall
Date: Sunday of Annual Sessions for NWYM.

Conferences, Retreats and Sessions

Annual Sessions

2020 Sessions – Thriving

2021 Midyear Meetings (to be held completely online)


Call to Ministry Conference

2020 Multiplication Conference

Pastors Conference


Friends Men Events

Friends Women Events