Coming Up

May

  • 15, Middle school youth group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Friends Center (200 S College).
  • 19, Sunday school at 9 a.m. Middle school meets at the Youth House (215 S College). High school meets in Barclay B.
  • 19, Senior Salute from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the NFC social hall.
  • 22, Middle school youth group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Friends Center (200 S College).
  • 26, No high school or middle school Sunday school this week.
  • 26, No high school youth group this week.
  • 28, Volleyball open gym for high school students from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Friends Center (200 S College).
  • 29, Middle school youth group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Friends Center (200 S College).

June

  • 2, Sunday school at 9 a.m. Middle school meets at the Youth House (215 S College). High school meets in Barclay B.
  • 2, High school youth group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at the Youth House (215 S College).
  • 4, Newberg High School Baccalaureate service from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at NFC (307 S College).
  • 5, Middle school youth group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Friends Center (200 S College).
  • 9, Sunday school at 9 a.m. Middle school meets at the Youth House (215 S College). High school meets in Barclay B.
  • 9, High school youth group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at the Youth House (215 S College).
  • 11, Volleyball open gym for high school students from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Friends Center (200 S College).
  • 12, Middle school youth group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Friends Center (200 S College).
  • 13, We’ll leave from NFC for Bridgetown Night Strike at 6 p.m. and return by 10:45 p.m.
  • 16, Sunday school at 9 a.m. Middle school meets at the Youth House (215 S College). High school meets in Barclay B.
  • 19, Packing meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Youth House (215 S College) for those who plan to go on this year’s backpacking trip into the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.
  • 20, We’ll leave from NFC at 6 a.m. for this year’s backpacking trip into the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.
  • 21, We’ll return to NFC by 8:30 p.m. from this year’s backpacking trip into the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness
  • 23, Sunday school at 9 a.m. Middle school meets at the Youth House (215 S College). High school meets in Barclay B.

Middle School Service Retreat

Friday, May 10
5:45 p.m. Meet-up at North Valley Friends
7 p.m. Games & Pizza at Safari Sam’s
11 p.m. Back to North Valley
12 a.m. Lights out!

Saturday, May 11
8 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Friends Cemetery & Neighbor 2 Neighbor service projects
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Jaquith Park
1 p.m. Afternoon service projects
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Open swim at Chehalem Pool
8:30 p.m. Pick up your child at the Chehalem Pool (1802 Haworth Ave)

What to Bring:

  • $40, work gloves
  • swimsuit & towel
  • sleeping bag & pillow
  • change of clothes

Bible Quiz #4, Silverton

We’ll leave from Newberg Friends at 7:30 a.m., on Saturday, March 9. We will return by 10 p.m. We are covering your meal costs at the meet. Remember to bring the following:

  • quiz shirt
  • scripture portion
  • jacket or coat
  • registration fee (if you haven’t already paid)

This meet covers Matthew 1-28. The schedule for the day is as follows (approximate):

8 a.m. – Officials Training
9 a.m. – Worship
9:45 a.m. – Morning Quiz Rounds
Noon – Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Verse Off
1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Quiz Rounds
5 p.m. – Awards
5:30 p.m. – Dinner
6:45 p.m. – Evening Activity

Jr High Jamboree

Vans leave from North Valley Friends (4020 N College) at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 15, and return to North Valley Friends by 2 p.m. on Monday, February 18.

This year at Junior High Jamboree, our theme, DIVE IN, is based on Ephesians 3:17-19. Brad Tricola invites us to DIVE IN to the amazing love of God and grow in relationship with Jesus as we explore all that he offers us.

Who can attend? Youth who are currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

What does it cost? $125 per person. Scholarships are available.

How do I get there? Contact Eric if you need a ride. Cost is $10. We’ll leave from North Valley Friends (4020 N College) at 4 p.m. on Friday, and return by 2 p.m. on Monday. Bring a sack dinner for Friday and some extra money for ice cream at the cheese factory on the way home, Monday.

When does it begin and end? Plan to arrive at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15. Dinner will not be served Friday, so please eat before you come. JHJ will conclude at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 18. Transportation will be provided for Newberg-area students. We’ll be leaving from North Valley Friends (4020 N College) at 4 p.m. on Friday and returning by 2 p.m. on Monday. Let Eric, Jon, or Leslie know you are coming, and bring $10 to help pay for gas.

What should I bring?

  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • sack dinner for Friday
  • raincoat
  • clothes that can get wet/dirty
  • crazy clothes, props, or costumes for the lip sync
  • towel
  • hygiene supplies (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc)
  • Bible
  • notebook and pen
  • $10 for gas if you plan to ride the van
  • a sack dinner for Friday night
  • money for the cheese factory if you plan to ride the van (as we’ll be stopping on the way home)

Junior High Jamboree is planned by a committee of high school students from Newberg-area Friends churches. This group is coordinated by Twin Rocks Program interns, Samantha Thorson and Trevor Douty, and supervised by Twin Rocks Program Director Joseph Thouvenel.

Winterhawks

Join us on Saturday, January 5, as we watch the Portland Winterhawks take on the Everett Silvertips at the Rose Garden arena in Portland.

We will leave from NFC at 5:30 pm, head into Portland to watch the game, and be back to the church by 10:30 pm. Cost is $10 per person, and all middle and high school youth are welcome to come. Dinner is not provided, so if you want to eat at the stadium, bring extra money for food.

Parents are free, so if you’d like to come as a chaperon, please let me know. Students and parents must sign up by Sunday, December 30. We’ll need a firm count in order to purchase tickets ahead of time. Students from 2nd Street and North Valley Friends churches will also be joining us.

French Prairie

Evening at French Prairie

For middle and high school students.

Friday, October 26
5:45 to 9 p.m.
Leave from NFC

Conquer the corn maze and the hay maze. Take on the giant slide and obstacle course. Huddle up around the campfire and roast s’mores.

Both middle school and high school students are welcome to join us. Cost is $11. Don’t forget to bring a jacket.

Click here for a copy of the event flyer.

Bible Quiz Meet Assistance


Newberg Friends is hosting a Bible quiz meet on the weekend of October 20. That means we’ll have more than 200 students, coaches and parents coming to Newberg for the weekend. And we’ll need help. Please let me know if you might be able to help with any of the following:

Housing: 1) Provide floor space for groups of 4-6 (regular group) or 8-12 (large group). Most groups will sleep at your home on Friday and Saturday nights. Most groups have an adult chaperon and are all of the same gender. They will have their own sleeping bags and pillows. 2) Provide breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. 3) Although most groups have their own vehicle, some churches bring lots of groups on a bus. Let me know if you have a vehicle that you are willing to use to help transport a group to your home.

Officiating: We need quizmasters (read the questions in a quiz round) and scorekeepers (keep score in a quiz round). An hour-long training session is provided at the church, starting at 8 a.m., on Saturday, October 20. Quiz rounds end by 4:30 p.m. If you sign up to help as a quiz official, we provide lunch for you (and dinner if you want to stay and join us).

Meals & Kitchen: We provide coffee, a mid-morning snack, lunch, a mid-afternoon snack, and dinner on Saturday, October 20. The food is ordered in, but we need help with setting up and managing the food line, and cleaning up the kitchen. Let me know if you can help for a shift. I’ll need two people from 7:30 to 11 a.m., four people from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and four people from 4 to 7 p.m.

Parent Information Meeting

All parents of middle and high school youth are invited to learn about the philosophy and aim of youth ministry at NFC, discover opportunities for youth and their parents at NFC, and meet the folks who work with youth at NFC. We’ll meet the Youth House from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 23.