NPYM News Archive
This page provides items that formerly appeared on the NPYM home page.
Draft Coordinating Committee Minutes for July 2012 [DOC]
NPYM Budget for 2013 approved by Annual Session [PDF]
Evaluation Plan for NPYM Changes in Structure [PDF]
Committee Reports for Annual Session
See Reports from Committees and Representatives to be considered at Annual Session
Reminder for Committee Clerks: Teleconference Calendar is now online.
Start your Teleconference Reservation with the online Teleconference Calendar.
NPYM Representatives and Funding for Affiliated Organizations
Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups are asked to thresh the issues put forth in this document [PDF] and to season your feedback into a corporate response. Input from individuals is also welcome. Please submit responses by February 28, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 2011 Coordinating Committee Minutes
Annual Session Survey
We are working hard to make the 2012s Annual Session (July 18 - 22, 2012 in Tacoma, Washington) an accessible and meaningful experience for all Friends. We need your help!
NPYM Coordinating Committee has developed a short on-line survey about recent annual sessions. We would like your feedback, even if you have never attended annual session. There are questions for Friends who have attended AND for those who have not. Your results can be anonymous or you can share your contact information if you choose. The on-line survey does not store information about your computer. The survey should take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete.
Ready to help? The survey will be available from Wednesday, January 11 through Wednesday, February
North Pacific Yearly Meeting (Annual Session) Pacific Lutheran University,
Tacoma: July 14 - 17, 2011
Links to writings of participants:
Save the Date for Central Friends Camp
Camp for NPYM middle school children and teens (entering 6th grade in fall 2011 through leaving 8th grade) has been scheduled for July 17 - July 20. Information about location, cost, and registration is now available. If you are a Central Friend who wants a great camping experience with new and old friends from NPYM, plan on attending. More ...
NPYM's First Children's Summit: Nurturing Quaker Youth at Annual Session
This event was held April 3, 2011 at Eastside Monthly Meeting's newly remodeled meetinghouse in Bellevue, Washington from 10:00 - 4:30.
Call To North Pacific Yearly Meeting 2011
Being Practically Spiritual: The Integration of Inward Life and Outward Action, Wednesday, July 13 – Sunday July 17, 2011. You are invited to attend the 39th Annual Session of North Pacific Yearly Meeting to be held on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma Washington. More ...
Call for a Visitor to North West Yearly Meeting’s Annual Session
Friends have always thrived on inter-visitation among different monthly and yearly meetings. If you have a leading for this type of work, please consider applying to be North Pacific Yearly Meeting’s sponsored visitor to Northwest Yearly Meeting’s annual session at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, July 24-28, 2011. Letters of application should include your name, your contact information (email and snail mail addresses and phone/cell phone numbers), your age, the name of your monthly meeting, and your responses to the following queries: (a) How does Spirit move you to visit pastoral Friends? (b) What can you say regarding the differences and similarities among Friends in NPYM and NWYM?
The NWYM visitor is expected to report his/her experiences at NWYM to NPYM. He or she may also be asked to speak at monthly and/or quarterly meetings. All expenses on-site at NWYM’s annual session will be covered, but the visitor is asked to pay his or her own travel expenses to and from the site. Please send applications to Jami Hart, NPYM Ministry and Oversight Committee member and clerk of the selection committee, by February 28, 2011.
% Jami Hart
7316 SE Thiessen Road
Milwaukie, Oregon 97267
Or better still by email: Jamihart-at-comcast.net
Interest group planning for the 2011 annual session of North Pacific Yearly Meeting at Pacific Lutheran University near Tacoma, Washington has begun. Interest Group coordinators invite proposals from which a selection will be posted at the annual session according to spaces, room sizes and time slots available. Where proposed topics are similar, IG coordinators may invite proposers to combine their offerings into a single proposal. Interest groups time slots will be provided on the afternoons of Wednesday/July13th, Thursday/July 14, Saturday/July 16, and the evening of Friday/July 15. More ...
Alice Robb, whose steadfast, capable service has benefitted North Pacific Yearly Meeting for five years, will be leaving the position of NPYM Secretary at the end of July, 2011. The NPYM Personnel Committee hopes to hire a replacement in the late spring to train with Alice over the Annual Session busy season. More...
Our Annual Session 2011 will be at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, July 13-18. Friend in Residence will be Michael Birkel, from Earlham College. There will be several items of business for consideration during our plenary (business meeting) sessions. All Friends are welcome to come for all or part of our time together.
At Annual Session, July, 2010, Friends put their beliefs into practice with massive participation in a half day of volunteer service at a variety of worksites and with willing particpation in the Right Sharing lunch. Although no concerns were minuted this year, Peace and Social Concerns Committee brought 3 concerns to our attention: Climate Change, Abolition of Torture, and Immigration Reform. These were sent to your Meeting as attachments to the AS minutes.
Junior Friends Camp will be in Farragut State Park after Annual Session. The registration information is available as a [Word] file.
Clerking workshop for Junior Friends and Young Friends at Annual Session! Learn how to register here [PDF].
Registration for Annual Session is available. Visit the Annual Session page for more information.
Active planning is underway for our Annual Session this July in Missoula. Check the Annual Session page to learn the latest news about Annual Session and submit a proposal for an Interest Group!
Annual Session in July 2010 will meet again on the campus of the University of Montana. Join us July 14-18, 2010, in Missoula, Montana. Watch this space in Spring 2010 for registration forms and information.
Outreach and Visitation Committee has made available a few resources. The first of these is "Thoughts for Visitors and Visited in NPYM". It is available in two PDF formats, a small booklet which can be printed front and back (instructions for printing/copying are on page 13 of the document), as well as a larger format designed for one-sided printing. Download them: [Small Format]or [Large Format].
Also made available by Outreach and Visitation is an Outreach Workbook. Download it here: [PDF]
A minute on the abolition of torture has been proposed for consideration at Annual Session 2009. The minute has been sent to monthly meetings for seasoning.
NPYM's Discipline Committee has been working on revising Faith & Practice. To view their latest changes proposed for circulation, view the outline here. Also available are study guides and responses from Friends. Return comments to Timothy Travis, Bridge City Meeting.
Quaker Youth Book Project is collecting submissions from young Quakers aging 15-35, from non-fiction prose, to visual art, to poetry. Submission information is available here and QYBP's Minute of Support can be found here.
Two minutes seasoned and approved from Annual Session 2008 in Corvallis have been made available in the archives section of the website. Find them here.
Statement of Purpose for NPYM WebsiteNorth Pacific Yearly Meeting maintains a website in order to make information about the yearly meeting more widely accessible than would otherwise be possible. The Meeting also hopes to use the website to keep Pacific Northwestern Friends more engaged in activities of unprogrammed Friends of the area, and in issues facing our community.
Specifically, the Yearly Meeting sees the website as a means of:
- Making it is easier for Friends outside the Pacific Northwest to find unprogrammed Friends meetings and activities in our area.
- Helping members and attenders find opportunities to engage in the work or activities of the Yearly Meeting.
- Facilitating registration for annual session.
- Helping members and attenders connect with like-minded Friends on issues of concern, that the Yearly Meeting is engaged in
- Helping Friends and others to find organizations engaged in activities and issues important to Pacific Northwestern unprogrammed Friends.
what has been, will be done again,
and there is nothing new under the sun!