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Annual Sessions, Conferences and Retreats

Annual Sessions

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Annual Sessions

annual-sessions-2022-shortTogether to Gather: Workers for the Harvest | July 17-20, 2022

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 in Bauman Foyer
5:30PM | General Session, Missions Banquet | Featuring: Dr. Stan Leach, Executive Director Evangelical Friends Mission | Canyon Commons Banquet Rooms
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 | Canyon Commons
7:30AM – 8:15AM | Breakfast is served | Canyon Commons
8:30AM – 9:00AM | Welcome, Worship, & Devotional | Canyon Commons
9:00AM – 12:00 noon | Meeting for Worship through Business | Canyon Commons
12:00 noon – 1:00PM | Lunch | Canyon Commons
1:30PM – 2:30PM | Equipping Workshops | Hoover Building
3:00PM – 5:00PM | Suggested Meeting Time for Boards
5:30PM – 6:30PM | Dinner | Canyon Commons
7:00PM | Evening Worship | Featuring Dr. Tim Roehl | Bauman Auditorium
8:30PM | Fellowship Receptions | Bauman Auditorium

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!

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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

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 2022 Midyear Meetings were held completely online February 4 – 5. Check back at the first of the year for more information on the 2023 Meetings.

Conferences

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Multiplication Conference

2022 International Friends Church Multiplication Conference

Save the date:

November 9-11, 2022. Conference details are forthcoming.

About the Conference

An inspiring, world-wide Great Commission gathering!

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

2020 Recap

For details and to watch the video from 2020  [CLICK HERE]

View/download the 2020 flyer in English  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the 2020 flyer in Spanish  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the 2020 schedule in English  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the 2020 schedule in Spanish  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

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

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2021Information

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

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!

2022 Information

Dates: March 7-10, 2022

Location: Twin Rocks Friends Camp

Theme and Main Speaker

Theme: Moving Forward – Engaging Change

Main Speaker: Randy Myers, Superintendent of the Pacific Conference of Evangelical Church
To learn more about Randy Myers [CLICK HERE]

Workshops

TBD

 

Retreats

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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

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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

Oregon & Washington Retreat

SHINE Women’s Retreat 2022
To be announced.

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Idaho Retreat

Rise Women’s Retreat 2022
September 16-18, 2022

Details coming soon.

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Women’s Banquet

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

Annual Sessions, Conferences and Retreats

Annual Sessions

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

Midyear Meetings

Conferences

Multiplication Conference

Call to Ministry Conference

Pastor’s Advance

Pastor’s Conference

Retreats

Friends Men Events

Friends Women Events