Friends Journal, Quaker Spaces, and Civic Ecology

I'm grateful for the community we have at North Valley Friends, and I wrote about it for the August issue of Friends Journal. This issue focused on the theme of Quaker Spaces, and in my article, "It's the Spirit that Makes It Beautiful," I shared about how our worship space isn't the most up-to-date, or …

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Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: North Valley Friends Trail

We visit the North Valley Friends Trail often! It's a great place to go to be outside without having to drive far from Newberg (or at all, if you walk or bike there). It's just north of Newberg, directly north of the Foothills neighborhoods on College St. The trail is about 3/4 of a mile …

Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Bob & Crystal Rilee Park

For our Friday adventure this week, K and I visited Bob & Crystal Rilee Park & Equestrian Trails, which is just east of Newberg on Parrett Mountain. According to the Chehalem Park & Recreation District blog, this has only been officially zoned as a park for a few months, although the purchase of the property and …