We have a special opportunity extended to us by our Friends at Multnomah Monthly Meeting. They have a young man coming as a "Friend in Residence" for a couple of weeks at the end of March, beginning of April. His name is Noah Merrill Baker. Below is a little bio on Noah. Among other things, he was a contributor to the "Spirit Rising" book Wess was involved in creating.
Noah Baker Merrill, a member of Putney Friends Meeting in Vermont, travels widely in the ministry among Friends and elsewhere. In this service, he regularly offers vocal ministry at Friends’ gatherings and beyond; leads workshops on diverse topics including spiritual activism, Quaker worship, and traveling ministry; and participates with others in Love’s invitation toward the integration of worship and witness. The minute he carries in these travels, endorsed by New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM), affirms his call to a ministry of "building relationships and waking hearts." He serves on NEYM’s Committee on Ministry and Counsel, and is a graduate of The Way of Ministry program. Noah currently serves as staff of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), helping to deepen the impact of AFSC’s worldwide programs and partner communities on U.S. policy. In 2009, for work supporting a future of peace for and with the people of Iraq, the Utne Reader recognized Noah as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World."
Noah will be coming to Camas Friends Church the evening of Monday, April 4th. We still need to firm up the details, so stay tuned, but get this date reserved on your calendar.
In addition to this being an opportunity to share in what God is doing among Friends as Quakerism evolves, it is also another opportunity to meet Friends from Multnomah Monthly Meeting and Bridge City Monthly Meeting.
For more information about Noah and other offerings while he is in the PNW, go to Multnomah Monthly Meeting’s website, linked below. http://www.multnomahfriends.org/events/noah_baker_merrill_schedule.html