North Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (QUAKERS)

NPYM Annual Session 2020.

Annual Session will be online this year, as a "Virtual Gathering."

In these challenging times one of the greatest gifts we can offer each other is community. As we are cloistered at home, our online community becomes an important and necessary option.

We expect most aspects of Annual Session can be done in some fashion online, and our planning committee is in the process of making this a reality.

We have done a survey of all NPYM attenders to conclude the best approaches that work for the widest online audience.

There will be a pre-registration signup for interest group submissions, Quaker Fair submissions, worship group leaders and online technical support.

There will be weekly online worship groups during May and June as a prelude to the Virtual Annual Session.

There will be evening interest groups in the two weeks preceding Annual Session.

There will be an abbreviated registration process, with very little cost (to cover expenses of Zoom accounts and our paid employees.)

For a full description, schedule and registration information go to as.npym.org.

Special Event

Oregon State Senator Lew Fredrick to Speak

2:00 PM Saturday July 18


As a prelude to the main week of Annual Session (July 22 to 26), we are excited about having Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick join us online for a talk and an opportunity to interact with him virtually. This is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2020 on Zoom from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Lew is a Multnomah Monthly Meeting Attender who also attended Earlham College, did graduate work at PSU in Urban Studies. He has served 13 years in Oregon’s state legislature where he is a leader in the People of Color Caucus. “We no longer ask to feel safe; we demand that we feel safe in our country, state, city and neighborhoods.” –Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick

Anyone who registers for Virtual Annual Session will automatically be invited to attend this talk. Friends may sign up at this link if you only wish to attend the Senator Frederick talk and a few racial justice-oriented Interest Groups. The full descriptions and the schedule for all Interest Groups is available here. 

NOTE: The Lew Frederick talk on Saturday afternoon prior to session is automatically available to you if you go through the full registration process.

Peace and Social Concerns

Peace and Social Concerns committee would love to hear what you, your community, and your meeting are doing to further the good work in the world. Please contact Sea (sea@sum1.us) to share what is happening, so we can share resources and inspiration.

Sub-committee on Uprooting Racism

The attached documents support the committee's report, and the seasoning of that report, and a propoosed minute prepared for the 2019 Annual Session. Based upon the proposed minute and background work of the committee the following minute was approved at the 2019 session:

Approved Minute on Uprooting Racism 

Background Supporting the Minute

Resources for Additional Learning

What to do - Barrington & Julye Lists

What to do - Rose Lewis List

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Faith and Practice

North Pacific Yearly Meeting's Faith and Practice, as accepted at Annual Session 2017, is now available for download, and for purchase in hardcopy.

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