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Youth Ministries

“The Woods” (for students completing 8-12 grades in the Spring of 2019)
“Fireside” (for students entering grades 6-8 for the Fall of 2019)

Pictures yourself in the foothills of the Three Sisters, overlooking Suttle Lake. Your schedule includes a hike in the surrounding forest, team bonding at the “Spider’s Web,” Slip N’ Slide Quidditch, and a Lip Sync Battle. Each night you lay in your bunk with the smell of campfire and s’mores in the air, settled in a peace that comes from an evening gathered in community, attending to the Presence of Jesus, and learning to listen for the Voice of Love. How does that sound?  Both camps (“Fireside” and “The Woods”) will be taking place at Suttle Lake Camp in Sisters, OR during the same week. If you’re interested in volunteering at camp, please contact Josh Reid.

Register here!

Hoping to build off of the goodness of camp, North Valley Friends youth and Newberg Emerging youth will be joining forces for our Wednesday gatherings. Everyone is invited and welcome to join! It’s a perfect opportunity to introduce friends to our community. Each week you can expect to have opportunities to meet new people, deepen your friendships, interact with God through a modern (yet ancient) prayer practice, and reflect deeply and discuss scripture with teaching that will amplify your faith and challenge your assumptions about God, humanity, and the world that we live in. We meet in the “Fellowship Hall” at North Valley Friends Church (4020 N. College Street).
Middle School meets from 6:30-8:00
High School meets from 7:30-9:00
For questions, contact Josh Reid jreid@me.com
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.
I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. 
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
-Jesus, Matthew 11:28-30
Want to get away? Need some extended space to think? To be? To relate to others? To God? Are you longing for a faith that’s more experiential? Want to experiment with some modern (yet ancient) practices within a community that wants to know first-hand what “unforced rhythms of grace” might mean? Then join us!
Stay tuned for the next retreat!