The minutes from the plenary session of the Annual Session 2015 of the North Pacific Yearly Meeting comprise reports for eight sessions. Approval of business items occurred in sessions 5, 7, and 8. Summaries are included in all but the minutes for session 1 of presentations that were made by individuals or groups. Links are included to several of these reports, and an appendix to the minutes for plenary session #7 summarizes the report given by Friends from Multnomah Monthly Meeting (separated from the minutes themselves at the request of Friends attending that session because the report was not minuted in its entirety). Friends in most of the reporting committees or groups were consulted to make sure that the summaries of their reports are accurate. The Recording Clerk appreciates the advice from members that helped make these minutes clearer and more accurate.
NOTE TO FRIENDS: This is revised version of material to replace Chapter 3 in the 1993 Faith and Practice, pp. 11-13, there titled “Friends’ Beliefs.” An earlier version circulated among NPYM Friends in winter 2014/spring 2015.
NOTE TO FRIENDS: This is the draft for a new appendix to NPYM’s Faith and Practice, in response to requests for advice and guidelines about “staying Quakerly” in the use of certain communication technologies.
NOTE TO FRIENDS: This draft is a revision of parts of chapters 4, 5, and 6 of the 1993 NPYM Faith and Practice, according to the new outline which gathers all material about a topic (description, quotations, advices, queries) into the same place in the book.
Some parts of this chapter are new to Faith and Practice, as requested by NPYM Friends: prayer, silence, ministry, creativity, and the material on individual discernment.
Comments or questions about specific additions, deletions, or changes appear in [[italics in double square brackets]]. These comments will not appear in the final version of Faith and Practice.
At North Pacific Yearly Meeting’s Annual Session in 2013 Friends approved the recommendation of The Ad Hoc Committee on External Quaker Relations to establish a fund to assist Friends who are led to travel for visitation as a representative of NPYM to other branches of our Quaker community in the United States.
Friend in Residence Address
Presentation by Robin Mohr during Plenary #3 on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at NPYM Annual Session held at Whitworth University, Spokane, WA.
Gayle Mattson introduced Robin Mohr.