From FWCC in Canby, Oregon
We had discernment about a new organizational structure for the Section of the Americas. Rather a lot of process for fairly minor changes, I'd say, but it gave the people who have more of their own identity tied up in various programs a chance to speak to those concerns.
The afternoon business session was a typical nominating committee and treasurer's report, It was opened with a prayer by Ken Comfort, pastor of Reedwood Friends Meeting, and
In the evening, we were welcomed by Annis Bleeke, Assistant Clerk of Coordinating Committee of North Pacific Yearly Meeting (and former Assistant Secretary of the FWCC World Office) and Colin Saxton, General Superintendent of Northwest Yearly Meeting.
Followed by worship sharing in small groups. I chose worship sharing in Spanish again, and it stretches my mind and my spirit greatly to do that, but I think it's good for the Latin Americans to be the fluent ones and folks like me to be the ones stumbling, groping for words to express something important to us. In all of the plenary sessions, there are official interpreters but in the small groups or at meals there aren't enough to be everywhere.
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