First UMC of Tacoma offers support, hospitality, to striking teachers

Starting September 6th, First United Methodist Church of Tacoma (FUMCOT) has been offering hospitality to educators on strike in the Tacoma School District. Over the first three days of the strike, the church hosted over 2,000 teachers and educators.

Toppenish church to celebrate 120 years and counting!

Eli Martinez, co-lead pastor for New Harvest Fellowship in Toppenish, WA, sees the upcoming celebration of 120 years of a Methodist presence in the community as an opportunity to renew ministry to a city dealing with fear from recent shootings.

Are Smoky Summers the “New Norm”?

As wildfire smoke continues to blanket much of the Pacific Northwest, Cindy Haverkamp checks in with churches in the PNW's hardest-hit district to discover how they are ministering to their congregations in what may be a new "normal".

Rev. David Van Heyningen as Interim Pastor of Lake Washington UMC

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. David Van Heyningen as Interim Pastor of Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland, Washington beginning August 1, 2018. Rev. Van...

Faith in Action! What the PNWUMC Does Really Well!

By Rosalee Mohney | Photos by Rosalee Mohney Rebuild: Up from the Ashes Project is in full swing and resources and volunteer help are needed! While it is true the...

Rev. Jeney Park-Hearn as a Deacon at Blaine Memorial UMC

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky has appointed the Rev. Jeney Park-Hearn as a Deacon at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington as of July 1, 2018. Rev. Park-Hearn, who...

Rev. Denise Westfall Neuschwander as Pastor of Ocean Park UMC

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Denise Westfall Neuschwander as Pastor of Ocean Park United Methodist Church in Ocean Park, Washington beginning July 1, 2018. Rev. Westfall-Neuschwander...

Rev. Bernard Preston Ritchea as Pastor of Eatonville UMC

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Bernard Preston Ritchea as Pastor of Eatonville United Methodist Church in Eatonville, Washington beginning July 1, 2018. Rev. Ritchea is a...

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Macklin as Pastor of Tracyton UMC

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Macklin as Pastor of Tracyton United Methodist Church in Tracyton, Washington beginning July 1, 2018. Rev. Dr. Macklin is...

Karen Fisher as Lay Minister at Lake Chelan UMC

Seven Rivers District Superintendent Mary Huycke announces her intention to assign Karen Fisher as Lay Minister at Lake Chelan United Methodist Church in Chelan, Washington effective August 1, 2018. Fisher currently...

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