I have just returned from North Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Non-programmed Quakers from all over the Pacific Northwest gathered at the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon. Unfortunately, I have no news. I spent the time as a teacher with the children’s program with grades 3-5.
My time spent with the rest of thegroup was;imited to mealtimes, for the most part.
I did attend the community night program on Saturday night. The only thing I have to report from that is that Quakers have a sense of humor. This contradicts conventional wisdom. Many are also very talented musically.
The other item of interest is the Epistle written by the grade 3-5 children’s program. This was read and added added to the minutes of the Plenary Session on Sunday and will be distributed to thousands of quakers throughout the world. It went like this:
To the North Pacific Yearly Meeting:
We the members of the grade 3-5 children’s program explored the query of how to answer that of God in everyone through the following activities:
Quaker Musical Chairs
Making medicine pouches
Made up Language
Playing with bugs
(I’m sure I’m missing some)
In Peace, The Grade 3-5 Friends.
Now some pictures I found interesting: