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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].


  • 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.

Friends Women events

Each year we host events for women in the NWYM, including two Fall Retreats.

Idaho Retreat

RISE: Women’s Retreat
Mid September
McCall, Idaho

Beautiful McCall, Idaho serves as a backdrop for the 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 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. 


Oregon & Washington Retreat

We are so excited to GATHER at Twin Rocks Friends Camp for our annual SHINE Women’s Retreat in the fall. A fun and engaging line up of activities is being planned to provide plenty of opportunities for you to gather with others or to simply gather yourself.

General Information

Dues per member: $25.00. Includes quarterly subscription to the Friends Women newsletter, Quaker Waggins.

Make checks payable to: Friends Women. Mail to Janelle Nordyke, 200 N Meridian Street, Newberg, OR 97132


Officers for 2020-2021

Vice President:
Secretary: Terri Bowen
Treasurer: Janelle Nordyke

Area Vice Presidents:

Puget Sound:
Southern Idaho Area:
Southern Oregon: Nadine Brood, (541) 535-1722
SW Washington:

Department Clerks:

Literature: Phylis McCracken
Quaker Waggins
Retreat Contact:
YM Banquet:


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

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