I am a student of organizational communication at George Fox University, graduating this spring. I’m also a Quaker from Boise Friends Church, where I have attended most of my life. Since last September I have been an intern for Newberg Friends Church in a new position designed to help me find and meet some of the needs of the church body. Being a part of a Quaker meeting has never felt complete without taking an active role in the church, whether through Bible Quizzing, leading youth group, or serving on committees. This internship has given me the chance to serve Jesus in assisting the church in its task of ministering and healing.
I started out with the idea for a group that would take prayer requests and spend time throughout the week praying for them. The second and unique aspect of this group would be its focus on taking further action in a role as the hands and feet of Christ, helping to meet whatever needs we could directly, whether through a conversation or an encouraging note. I named this group The Hands and Feet of Christ. We met weekly last semester, praying over requests from Sunday services. Our group has only a few members, but I’m looking forward to further development as I continue to connect with others and gain more resources for action.
In the meantime, I have been trained to run the church sound system, and now I’m now working on a project that makes use of the church’s collection of old tapes containing Richard Foster’s sermons at NFC. I convert them to digital format, then edit and organize them so they can be more easily accessed and used as a resource for ministry and education.
I am very grateful for the support of Steve Fawver and everyone else at Newberg Friends who has encouraged and supported my ideas. If you are interested in my prayer group or my work on Richard Foster’s sermons, e-mail me or call 208-577-0799.