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Annual Sessions, Conferences and Retreats

Annual Sessions

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Annual Sessions

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We are excited to hold this year’s Annual Sessions at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. After two years of online only Annual Sessions, this year we plan to offer our conference as a hybrid. We encourage people to attend in person, if they are able, but there will be an option to attend virtually and sessions and workshops will be video recorded.  Notice: we start on Sunday morning in local churches, and depart for home from GFU on Wednesday morning.)

What else is important to know about our Annual Sessions this year?! Our theme is “TOGETHER to Gather: Workers for the Harvest!” After receiving strong positive feedback last year, we will again kick off our Annual Sessions in each local church on Sunday morning, when we will all hear from Dr. Jim Le Shana, our general superintendent.

The first general session on campus at George Fox University will be a combined Missions Banquet for all men and women on Sunday night, featuring Dr. Stan Leach, the Executive Director of Evangelical Friends Mission. Registration will include a meal ticket for this unique evening session.

The main speaker for our general sessions on Monday and Tuesday evening (as well as some workshops) will be noted author and speaker, Dr. Tim Roehl. We hope you can join us for these exciting days of inspiration, fellowship, challenge, and encouragement!  Check out the schedule below for some additional information.

Speakers Included:

  • Opening Session – Dr. Jim Le Shana (General Superintendent)
  • Monday Morning Devotions – Julie Anderson (Newberg Friends Church)
  • Monday General Session – Dr. Tim Roehl (main speaker)
  • Tuesday Morning Devotion – Grant Banham (City’s Edge)
  • Closing Session – Dr. Tim Roehl (main speaker)

2022 Annual Sessions Schedule:

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Opening Session in the worship service at your local church | Featuring: Dr. Jim Le Shana/General Superintendent

1:00PM – 5:00PM | Registration (1-4 pm in Bauman Foyer; 4-5 pm in Canyon Commons)
5:30PM | General Session, Missions Banquet | Featuring: Dr. Stan Leach, Executive Director Evangelical Friends Mission | Canyon Commons Banquet Rooms 101-103
7:30PM | Ice Cream Fellowship | Hosted by the Board of Youth and Young Adults | Canyon Commons Dining Hall

Monday and Tuesday, July 18-19

6:45AM – 7:30AM | Early Christians Prayer Meeting | Prayer Chapel
7:30AM – 8:15AM | Breakfast is served | Canyon Commons
8:30AM – 9:00AM | Welcome, Worship, & Devotional | Canyon Commons
Monday | Julie Anderson (Newberg Friends); Tuesday | Grant Banham (City’s Edge)

9:00AM – 12:00 noon | Meeting for Worship through Business | Canyon Commons
12:00 noon – 1:00PM | Lunch | Canyon Commons
Monday | Greenleaf Friends Academy Reception in Canyon Commons 101 

1:30PM – 2:30PM | Equipping Workshops | Hoover Building
3:00PM – 5:00PM | Suggested Meeting Time for Boards
5:30PM – 6:30PM | Dinner | Canyon Commons
Monday | Barclay College Reception in CC 101; Tuesday | Pastor’s Appreciation Dinner

7:00PM | Evening Worship | Featuring Dr. Tim Roehl | Bauman Auditorium
8:30PM | Fellowship Receptions | Bauman Foyer

Wednesday, June 20

6:45AM – 7:30AM | Early Christians Prayer Meeting | Canyon Commons
7:30AM – 8:15AM | Breakfast is served | Canyon Commons
8:00AM – 9:00AM | Additional board meeting or committee meeting option, fellowship time, and good-byes
11:00AM | Check out and head back to our ripe and plentiful harvest fields – TOGETHER, to Gather!

[DOWNLOAD] this schedule

Price Structure for Participation:

Virtual/Online Participant – $25
In Person Commuter – $75 (includes the Sunday banquet ticket for the main evening session)
On Campus Adult – $250 (this includes housing and all meals)
Youth Connect Participant – $250 (this includes housing and all meals)
Grade School Age Child – $250 (this includes housing, meals, and the Children’s Program)
Children ages 12 months through Preschool – $150 (this includes housing, meals, and childcare)
Midyear Meetings 2023


NWYM Midyear Meetings – February 10,11, 2023 to be held online

NOTE: Anyone in NWYM is welcome and invited to attend the NWYM Vision Banquet and the Equipping Workshops, but all pastors, elders, representatives, board members, and other church leaders will be especially interested. All times posted are Pacific Standard Time.

For more information and registration [REGISTER]


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Multiplication Conference

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“Together, to Multiply”.

We want everyone to commit to the concept of planting churches. This conference will be a great opportunity to take the next step.

From the conference on November 9-11, 2022.

About the Conference

An inspiring, world-wide Great Commission gathering!

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to this conference in 2020, we are offering it again as a 100% online experience that will connect evangelically-minded Friends from homes, local churches, and Yearly Meetings, and regions all over the globe.

Join the Friends 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

View the 2022 Schedule [VIEW/DOWNLOAD]

Register to access conference materials ($25 registration).


Call to Ministry Conference

Sponsored by Northwest Yearly Meeting

The 2021 Pastors Advance will take the place of the Call to Ministry Conference this fall.


Pastor's Advance



Theme: Moving Forward

Dates: October 11-14, 2021
Location: Twin Rocks Friends Camp

Speakers include:

Jim Le Shana
Roy Lujan
Beth Banham
Alan Weinacht
Mark and Lauralea Franklin
Paul Almquist

Music Leader:

Dan Banham

Pastor's Conference 2023


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!

2023 Information

Dates: March 6-9, 2023

Location: Twin Rocks Friends Camp

alan-weinacht-nwym-associate-superintendentMain Speaker: Alan Weinacht, NWYM’s Associate Superintendent
To learn more about Alan Weinacht [CLICK HERE]

For registration and lodging selection, click on the link below.




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Friends Men

Twin Rocks Friends Man Camp

Dear Friends:
Thanks for attending Men’s Retreat at Twin Rocks in years past. We look forward to your return in September 2022.
All of the traditional elements that make Twin Rocks’ Men’s Retreat so special remain firmly in place:
  • fun, relaxation, smiles
  • extended time outdoors
  • s’mores, seafood, bacon
  • campfire conversations with friends
  • inspiring teaching and times of worship
  • comfortable sleeping indoors
  • a chance to build relationships with men from your local church
Ken Beebe
Executive Director
Twin Rocks Friends Camp & Conference Center


Quaker Hill Man Camp

Date: February 25-27, 2022
Speakers: Bob Garon, Rhett Rhodes, Buddy Holton, and Ray Lujan
Registration: [REGISTER]
Man Camp Brochure: Coming Soon!

Friends Women

Greetings from the 2022 Rise Retreat Team


It is retreat time again. We are so excited that Rise Retreat 2022 will be here soon and hope that you will help us get the word out to your church and community again.

Exodus No Longer Slaves.
Quaker Hill Camp in McCall, ID
September 16-18, 2022

Women from Friends churches all over Idaho and beyond are invited, as well any other women, just looking for a chance to “retreat” from the everyday and go deeper in their faith journey. Thank you for all you do for the kingdom and hope you will help us spread the word about RISE 2022!

Our theme this year is ExodusNo Longer Slaves. This event available to all women who want to get away for some rest and reflection, be inspired, be submerged in God’s word and explore how we can shake off any bonds of slavery.

“Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.” –Galatians 4:7

Click the slide link below for a poster/slide you can use at your church this week to get the word out about this year’s retreat. We hope that you can share this attached slide for your morning church announcements. Or it can be printed out and tucked into a bulletin.


Speakers: Christy Davis, Pastor’s Wife, Woodland Friends Church, and Tracy Wilson, Love Inc Executive Director. Register early.
Special Note!! Early Bird ($155) discount has been extended to August 15th. After August 15, price goes up to to $175, so register soon!

Need help with registration? Call Ellen Morse at 208-850-3131. She will make it happen! Hope to see you at Rise Exodus 2022!




Greetings from the 2022 Shine Retreat Team


SHINE Women’s Retreat 2022
Twin Rocks Friends Camp
September 30 = October 2, 2022

Leave your kids, your job, and your piles of laundry, and escape to the beach. Refresh your body and soul! Let someone else cook, clean, and care for you. Take in some fresh air, great teaching, music, and fun! Let’s gather together and become better Friends.


Cost: $175.00 Shared Cabin or $215.00 Shared Room in the Lodge. Add $10.00 if registering after September 23rd.




Women’s Banquet

George Fox University Canyon Commons Dining Hall
Date: Sunday of Annual Sessions for NWYM.
Speaker: TBA
Offering: TBA


Annual Sessions, Conferences and Retreats

Annual Sessions

2022 Sessions – Together to Gather: Workers for the Harvest! | July 17-20

Midyear Meetings


Multiplication Conference

Call to Ministry Conference

Pastor’s Advance

Pastor’s Conference


Friends Men Events

Friends Women Events