University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA Minutes of Action and Record--Ninth Plenary Session (DRAFT) July 29, 2018; 10:00 am – 10:45 am

North Pacific Yearly Meeting Annual Session 2018

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Minutes of Action and Record--Ninth Plenary Session (DRAFT)

July 29, 2018; 10:00 am – 10:45 am

This plenary session was preceded by 15 minutes of singing led by Tom Rawson.

Daily Bulletin of North Pacific Yearly Meeting 46th Annual Session, 2018 University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA Sunday July 29, 2018

There is a bulletin available each day next year. 0;)



Sunday, July 29th is the end of Annual Session. While this is a time for many goodbye’s, it is also the time for us to leave campus. We need to be out of the dorm rooms by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday (sooner would be better).

Welcome from our Clerk

Dear Friends,


Welcome to NPYMAS 2018!  It is with great joy and anticipation that in just a little less than a week we will be gathering at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.  This year will be a continuing challenge to each of us as we work to undo racism in our own hearts and our Quaker community, and  move our journey together forward to allow for true equality making us one in the Spirit.



Welcome to Annual Session (notes from the Registrar)

Welcome Friends;


In less than a week we will all gather on the University of Puget Sound (UPS) campus in Tacoma for the 2018 Annual Session of the North Pacific Yearly Meeting (NPYM). As Registrar for this annual session I would like to personally greet everyone who has registered, and welcome you to this event. You are receiving this email because we have received your registration and we are expecting you. Please note the need to bring linens mentioned later in this email.


Call to Annual Session of North Pacific Yearly Meeting

Wednesday July 25---Sunday July 29, 2018

Lucretia Humphrey, NPYM Presiding Clerk
Lucretia Humphrey
NPYM Presiding Clerk

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

Uprooting Racism

We come together for this year’s Annual Session in a spirit of inclusion and celebration. With much racial justice work still to be done in our hearts, our Quaker community, our country, and the world, we will reach together for that higher place where, when we turn round right, we will truly stand by our brothers and sisters of any color, of any gender expression, and of any financial ability. In deepened connections to each other, we hope more often to find the holiness of wholeness.

Friend in Residence

Vanessa Julye is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She serves as the Nurturing Ministries Coordinator, Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs for Friends General Conference and has worked for FGC for about thirteen years.  She has co-authored, Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice.  She has published numerous articles on Quakers and racism and travels throughout the United States and abroad speaking and leading workshops on related issues.  Vanessa holds a B.A. from Temple University. She brings to us an awareness of how white supremacy has left out all people of color.  By addressing the history of Quakers and racism, Vanessa works to help all Quakers move to a place of Beloved Community that is racially inclusive in all ways.

Vanessa Julye from Quaker Speak video
Vanessa Julye
Quaker Speak video 2014

Junior Friends

Junior Friends

Junior Friends (JF) is a high school age group of awesome Quakers. We meet three times a year: for four days at NPYM, another four at Camp, and in February at our annual Winter Trip.