Clicking "Online Worship Opportunities" displays a listing of worship opportunities posted at Western Friend.
If you are interested in mid-week worship scroll down in the list. There are opportunities throughout the week.
Click the Update link to send an email to Western Friend with details of your online worship. Include day, time, and zoom login info. If you do not want zoom links posted, but want your worship opportunities listed, include an email address for a person who can provide the zoom link.
During registration you will indicate your desire to join us at Lazy F Camp, or participate online via Zoom.
As always, Quarterly will use a Pay As Led policy permitting people to pay more or less than the suggested amount, based upon their ability or needs.
Donations in excess of the registration cost of the session will go towards supporting Friends who are able to pay less. The remainder will go to the general fund for PNQM.
We have a few requests from our registrars:
If you need to change your registration from on-site to online, or vice versa, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can adjust housing and work assignments.
If you need to change your expected arrival time at the last minute, please contact the registrars to set expectations.
If you will arrive late, please let the registrars know your estimated time of arrival.
If you need to change your registration in any manner, or make payments, do so by returning to the registration form and use the "Resume" option.
Register no later than a week prior to the event.
Quarterly will be a mixture of physical presence at Lazy F, and online presence.
The plenary will be view-only by online attenders. Active participants in this plenary must be on site.
Worship Groups, Interest groups and Family Night will run separate physical and online sessions in "parallel"; those present at Lazy F will be in one set of sessions, while those online will be in a separate set of sessions.
The childrens' programs and Junior Friends will only include those present at Lazy F.
We continue to work to remove all accessibility constraints for both physical and online attendance at Quarterly Meeting.
If you have accessibility needs, concerns, or suggestions please address them to the co-registrars: email@example.com. They will share your input with the accessibility committee,
and provide answers or thoughts from the committee.
Everyone over age 5 must be fully vaccinate (2 weeks past 1 shot of Johnson & Johnson, or 2 shots of either Moderna or Pfizer).
Everyone over age 17 must also be up to date (have at least one booster shot if eligible).
Minute 2023-02-02: Masks are considered optional and welcome for those who are comfortable wearing them. Small group
leaders can require masking based on their own risk assessments and will ask if anyone else in the group is
uncomfortable with others not wearing masks. High quality masks are encouraged and will be made available
throughout Quarterly. Testing beforehand is encouraged but not mandatory. Rapid antigen tests will be available
at Quarterly in case anyone becomes symptomatic. If you are feeling ill prior to Quarterly, even if you do not
test positive for COVID, please consider not attending.
Please bring your own masks. N95 or KN94 are recommended.
The non-creedal nature of the Society of Friends enables Friends who are more concerned with the natural than the supernatural to worship as nontheist Friends. This interest group will discuss the presence and perspectives of those of us who do not believe in an all-powerful Creator god, yet experience the depth and significance of our Quaker practices, including Meeting for Worship. hide description
Cross Cultural Perspectives in Working with Indigenouos Peoples
From my background as a former tribal archaeologist for the Kalispel Tribe, on whose traditional land the Sandpoint Friends Meeting is now located, I will relate some of my experiences and thoughts on working as a non-tribal member for the Kalispel Tribe`s Natural Resources Department. I will also draw on my cross-cultural experiences with other Indigenous people ranging from Mexico to Alaska. I will suggest some ways in which non-natives can learn about and interact with Pacific Northwest tribes. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with Native Americans as well as their concerns about the historic role Quakers have had in the forced assimilation of indigenous people into western culture. hide description
Alaska Friends Conference approved an Apology in August 2022 to Alaska Native People for Quaker's role in Indigenous Boarding Schools and offered it to Alaska Native People on September 30, 2022, Orange Shirt Day and most recently during Alaska Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions July 2023. This is only one step in our Journey with Alaska Native Partners. We hope to save time for a group discussion and Q&A hide description
UFM is hosting a new bookclub beginning in the Fall of 2023 as a tangible effort to participate in the Quaker Call to Action. We plan to examine both past events and current events leading to authoritarianism in our society. We will explore topics that educate us on the political economy, democracy, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, fascism and corporatism. Our group will meet on the 1st Sunday of each month at 1pm PST via zoom. We are asking folks to join us for a discussion and to sign up for the bookclub mailing list or add suggestions to our list. Next Meeting: Oct 1st @ 1pm via zoom link https://zoom.us/j/2065476449 Our Missing Hearts by Celestine Ng Our first book is a fiction book and can be found at the public library. It is a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear. hide description
We will hear a story about Quakerism, told with simple props in the Godly Play method, then have worship-sharing while working with our hands. This offers different kinds of language and communication about our spiritual experience. hide description
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IMPORTANT: If this is your first time at Lazy F camp, or Quarterly, be sure to read the Information Booklet, which tells you what to bring (such as bedding, flashlights, etc.). It also describes the various aspects of the Quarterly weekend event.
Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples
In this participatory program, we experience the history of the colonization of Turtle Island, the land that is now known as the United States. The story is told through the words of Indigenous leaders, European/American leaders, and Western historians. We engage with this history through experiential exercises and small group discussions. And we are invited to consider how we can build relationships with Indigenous peoples based on truth, respect, justice, and our shared humanity. This workshop is appropriate for high school students and adults.
The plenary will be led by Rev Irvin Porter. Irvin is descended from three Native American tribes: Pima, T’hono O’odham, and Nez Perce. He is the seventh of eight children raised by a single father after the divorce of his parents. Irvin is descended from Twisted Hair, the Nez Perce chief who met Lewis and Clark in 1805. Twisted Hair’s son, Chief Lawyer, was the first Elder elected by the Nez Perce in 1871 when First Indian Presbyterian Church of Kamiah, Idaho was dedicated. Lawyer’s son, Archie, was the 2nd Presbyterian minister ordained among the Nez Perce people. Irvin’s ancestors among both the Nez Perce and Pima tribes were some of the first Christian converts among their people and many served the Presbyterian Church as elders or ministers including his father, Lawrence Porter, Pima and T’hono O’odham, who was also ordained as a Presbyterian minister.
Irvin was ordained by Olympia Presbytery in 2003 but began as a Commissioned Lay Leader at Church of the Indian Fellowship in Tacoma, Washington in 2001. The church was founded in 1876, and Irvin is the first Native American pastor.
He became the Associate for Native American Intercultural Congregational Support for the Racial Equity and Women’s Intercultural Ministries of the Presbyterian Church, USA, in June of 2013. His responsibilities include working as liaison between the ninety-five Native American congregations within the PC(USA).
He enjoys music, playing the piano, Native American arts, crafts, books, as well as being a history and genealogy enthusiast. He and his wife Anne-Cecile live in, Washington’s South Hill community.
Video Highlights From Spring 2023 Quarterly Meeting
If you are interested in reading the minutes from either the Continuing Committee or bi-yearly
business meetings, click the link in the upper right corner of this page and use your last PNQM Quarterly registration email and password to login. (If you encounter any problem logging in to view documents contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.)