Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oh Very Young

For the past few days, I have been reading updates about the editorial board meeting for the Quaker Youth Book Project.

I am excited about this book project for several reasons. One is the people who are on the editorial board. I first heard about the book project when Sarah H announced that she was on the editorial board. Although we are both members of Freedom Friends Church, I hadn't met her yet because she started attending after I moved to Seattle. I was excited for her, though, and I was glad when I did eventually meet her at the Quaker Women's Theology Conference.

Since then, I have had the pleasure of meeting three other members of the editorial board: Katrina M, Angelina C, and Wess D. Next week, John L will be coming up to Seattle so I will get to meet him as well. I have to say, they seem like a very fun group and I am a little envious that they all get to work together (not that I need any more to do!).

I am also excited about the book because there is a possibility that something I wrote may be included. After months of putting it off, I finally sent off some pieces I had written. Although I write all the time for work and on this blog, most of my writing is not published under my own name, and I would be thrilled to be part of the the final product.

I am really happy that the editorial board meeting in Oregon. Although I couldn't make it down to Oregon for the QUIP Annual Meeting, it is nice to know that they are so close by.

On the whole, I am excited about Friends in the Pacific Northwest. I think it is a place with unusually close ties between the different branches of Friends. There are also some awesome young Quaker leaders here. I feel fortunate to know some of them, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the Religious Society of Friends.


  1. I feel the same way and I miss the Northwest for that! There is some great communication amongst the yearly meetings and there are some great people! Ah, the Northwest. =)

  2. We love you Ashley! Thank you for the encouragement!

    -The Quaker Youth Book Project Editorial Board

  3. Aimee - I'm glad you get to come back from time to time and visit all the lovely people here in the Northwest.

    Sarah - Aw, thanks guys!


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