Tidal Waves

"What do we do when anything we can do seems like sticking our finger into in the dike in an attempt to fend off a tidal wave?", asks Sue Magrath reflecting on the surge in victims/survivors of sexual assault who are sharing their stories, some for the first time. She shares that clergy should prepare themselves to be present to listen to those who have been harmed, to advocate so that they are heard, and to fight for sweeping societal change for a better tomorrow.

Asking for Help

"I’m not going to say everything went perfectly. I’m not going to say it was easy. But about two years ago I asked my District Superintendent for help with my anxiety disorder, and I’m glad I did." Rev. Austin Adkinson, pastor at Haller Lake UMC in Seattle, shares his story of asking for and receiving help as a means of encouraging clergy colleagues in need to do the same.

PNW Clergy Member celebrated as he turns 100

Puyallup United Methodist Church is honoring retired clergy member Rev. Tom Slate on the occasion of his 100th birthday, at noon on Saturday, August 4th. Clergy and laity who remember Tom are invited to join in the celebration or to send him a note of appreciation and congratulations.

Renewal Leave Essentials

For this month’s installment of the Clergy Wellness Corner, Sue Magrath gets some insight on renewal leave from the Rev. Derek McGuckin, pastor at Riverview United Methodist Church in Pasco, Washington. McGuckin, who took a renewal leave recently, describes them as essential and offers some practical pointers from his experience.

Church of the Resurrection Invests in Future Leaders of The United Methodist Church at...

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced today that registration is now open for the Young Preachers Festival (YPF), being held June 27 – 28, 2018 at its...

Scholarships available for Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation

Scholarships are available for PNW laity and clergy who are registered for a Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation starting this summer. The Board of Ordained Ministry has partnered with...

Doorway to Recovery

Rev. Susan Boegli, pastor of Battleground Community UMC, has been sober for ten months. In this post for the Clergy Wellness Corner, she shares how her journey to sobriety started last year on Good Friday, the fear she took on in stepping into the light, and the support she has received along the way.

While answering a call…can you GO HOME AGAIN?

By Bailey Brawner, Elizabeth Hurd, and Maggie Ward Bailey Brawner, Elizabeth Hurd, and Maggie Ward are all M.Div students at Boston University School of Theology. This trio is currently working...

What’s life REALLY like in seminary?

By Bailey Brawner, Elizabeth Hurd, and Maggie Ward Three United Methodist women sit in a classroom, sipping coffee and tea on a cool Saturday morning in December. This could easily...

Creating new traditions and beginning anew in 2018!

By Pastor Karen Yokota Love | Additional Photos by Wikipedia and Patrick Scriven Believe it or not, the most important holiday in my family wasn’t Christmas, but it was celebrating...