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Welcome to the Willamette Quarterly Meeting Website

Willamette Quarterly Meeting (WQM), established in 1958 as Oregon Quarterly Meeting, has as its constituent groups the Monthly Meetings, Preparative Meetings and Worship Groups in Oregon and SW Washington, as well as Boise Valley Monthly Meeting (Idaho) and interested persons in the region isolated from any established Friends group. WQM is one of three Quarterly Meetings within North Pacific Yearly Meeting (NPYM). A history of WQM is available from the WQM Clerk.

Purposes of Quarterly Meeting

The purposes of WQM are:

  1. to nurture the spiritual life of Friends of all ages and to provide fellowship within the Quarter;

  2. to encourage inter-visitation among the Monthly Meetings, Worship Groups, Preparatory Meetings and Isolated Friends;

  3. to share State of Society Reports from the constituent groups at the Spring meeting;

  4. to provide an ex-officio member to NPYM Outreach and Visitation Committee; and an ex-officio member to NPYM Friend-in-Residence Committee;

  5. to hear concerns from Meetings or individuals, forwarding those approved to the Clerk of the Annual Session and/or the appropriate NPYM standing committee Clerk;

  6. to nurture new gatherings of Friends; to consider requests for Monthly Meeting status from Preparative Meetings and Worship Groups; to consider requests from Monthly Meetings to be laid down or united with another Meeting; and

  7. to provide a forum for committees to meet as needed during Quarterly Meetings.

 

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Source: Revision of  the opening paragraphs from the 2010
WQM Handbook received from Clerk of M&O 5/3/10