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Annual Sessions, Conferences and Retreats

Annual Sessions

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Annual Sessions 2024

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“There Is One Who Still Speaks to Our Condition! | July 21-24, 2024

We are excited to hold this year’s Annual Sessions at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. This year we plan to offer the 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. Please read carefully as there are additional options for youth and families (see below).

Notice: Generally, 2024 Annual Sessions start on Sunday morning in local churches, and depart for home from George Fox University on Wednesday morning.

Sunday, July 21

alan-weinachtOpening Session in the worship service at your local church | Featuring: Alan Weinacht, Associate Superintendent

matt-macySunday Evening General Session, Missions Banquet | Featuring: Matt Macy, Mobilizations Director for Evangelical Friends Mission | Canyon Commons Banquet Rooms 101-103

Monday-Tuesday, July 22-23

tammy-dunahoo-portraitMonday Evening Worship | Featuring: Dr. Tammy Dunahoo, Executive Dean of Portland Seminary | Bauman Auditorium

jim-le-shanaTuesday Evening Worship | Featuring: Dr. Jim Le Shana, NWYM General Superintendent | Bauman Auditorium

 

 

Child Care

Child care is provided for children 6mos through Kindergarten.

Youth Connect with Kaleo Academy (new program)

Youth Connect this year led by Kaleo Academy will take place July 21-24, 2024 and is designed as a retreat for students involved in the Friends Church (see the schedule below).

The Family Camp Option

Students entering grades 1-6 have the opportunity to attend Day Camp Summer Camp at Camp Tilikum. Commuter and overnight options (lodging with parents) are available.

Middle School Students, grades 6-8 have the opportunity to attend Quest Camp Summer Camp at Camp Tilikum. Commuter and overnight options (lodging with parents) are available.

High School Students get to be a part of Kaleo Academy during the 2024 Annual Sessions. This Kaleo-Lite program will be offered on site at George Fox University, in partnership with Kaleo Academy. Commuter and overnight options at Camp Tilikum (lodging with parents) are also available.

NWYM 2024 Youth Sessions led by Kaleo Academy (click to [VIEW/DOWNLOAD])

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For questions about any portion of these 2024 Sessions, email Elizabeth Licon at NWYM, or call Elizabeth at (503) 538-9419‬.

For more information and registration for 2024 Annual Sessions: [REGISTRATION]

For more information about 2024 Sessions Youth Connect [CLICK HERE].

Midyear Meetings 2024
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NWYM Midyear Meetings – February 9,10, 2024 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.

Watch for new information beginning in January.

Conferences

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Multiplication Conference 2022

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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).

[REGISTER]

Call to Ministry Conference

Sponsored by Northwest Yearly Meeting

The 2023 Pastors Advance will take the place of the Call to Ministry Conference this fall.

 

Pastor's Advance 2023

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2023 Information

Theme: Faithful

Dates: October 16-18, 2023
Location: Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, OR

Speaker:

Rick Darden, pastor of Friends Community Church, Brea

Music Leader:

To be announced

For information and registration: [CLICK HERE]

Pastor's Conference 2024

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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!

2024 Information

Dates: March 4-7, 2024

Location: Twin Rocks Friends Camp

Speakers: Stan Leach, Executive Director of Evangelical Friends Mission, and Tammy Dunahoo, Executive Dean of Portland Seminary.

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Music: Dan Banham, Pastor at City’s Edge Community Church in Portland, Oregon.

For information and registration [CLICK HERE]

Retreats

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Men’s Retreats

Man Camp 2024 at Quaker Hill Camp

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Man Camp 2024 at Quaker Hill Camp

About Friends Men

The purpose of Friends Men, is to keep our eyes on Jesus, find our identity in Christ, listen to the Holy Spirit, and so bear witness as to how Jesus makes a difference in our lives. We do this to be transformed into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29), to go into all the world and tell the Good News to everyone, everywhere (Mark 16:15), so that Jesus may make a difference in the lives of others.

Dates: Coming soon for 2024.

Information and registration coming soon.

 

Friends Man Camp 2023 at Twin Rocks Friends Camp

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Friends Man Camp 2023 at Twin Rocks Friends Camp

About Friends Men

The purpose of Friends Men, is to keep our eyes on Jesus, find our identity in Christ, listen to the Holy Spirit, and so bear witness as to how Jesus makes a difference in our lives. We do this to be transformed into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29), to go into all the world and tell the Good News to everyone, everywhere (Mark 16:15), so that Jesus may make a difference in the lives of others.

Dear Friends,

Thanks for attending Men’s Retreat at Twin Rocks in years past. We look forward to your return. All of the traditional elements that make the Twin Rocks Men’s Retreat so special remain firmly in place.

  • fun, relaxation, smiles
  • extended time outdoors
  • bacon, seafood, s’mores
  • 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

Join us at the Oregon Coast in September for a wonderfully unique Men’s Retreat, where we’ll combine the comforts and quality of a top-notch weekend retreat with time outdoors around the campfire connecting with friends.

Dates: September 15-17, 2023
Main Speaker: Ken Redford, pastor Meridian Friends Church

Pastors attend at no charge (those employed 1/2 time or more). For more information email Ken Beebe or call (503) 355-2284.

For more information and registration [CLICK HERE]

Women’s Retreats

RISE Women's Retreat 2023 at Quaker Hill Camp
About 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.

Goals

  • 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.

If you would like to read an essay Geraldine Willcuts wrote about Friends women you can download it by clicking  [HERE].

General Information
Dues per member: $25.00. Make checks payable to Friends Women and mail to Janelle Nordyke, 200 N. Meridian Street, Newberg, OR  97132.

Reading

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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Greetings from the 2023 RISE Retreat Team

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It is retreat time again. We are so excited that RISE Retreat 2023 will be here soon and hope that you will help us get the word out to your church and community again.

Renovaré Building a firm foundation.
Quaker Hill Camp in McCall, ID
September 15-17, 2023

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 2023!

Our theme this year is RenovaréBuilding a firm foundation. 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 build a proper foundation on Christ.

“No one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” –1 Corinthians 3:11

RISE-2023-posterClick 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.  [POSTER]

Speaker: Jeanine Le Shana

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 Renovaré Building a firm foundation!

 

SHINE Women's Retreat 2023 at Twin Rocks Friends Camp
About 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.

Goals

  • 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.

If you would like to read an essay Geraldine Willcuts wrote about Friends women you can download it by clicking  [HERE].

General Information
Dues per member: $25.00. Make checks payable to Friends Women and mail to Janelle Nordyke, 200 N. Meridian Street, Newberg, OR  97132.

Reading

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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Greetings from the 2023 SHINE Retreat Team

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SHINE Women’s Retreat 2023
Twin Rocks Friends Camp
September 29 thru October 1, 2023

Theme: SHINE: Grounded to Abide.
Speaker: Featuring Angela Szymanski

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.

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

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