The Rebuild Movement

In July 2016, laity from The PNW Conference visited sites in Pateros, Wash. Wildfires from 2014 and 2015 left over 400 homes destroyed and families devastated. Rebuild: Up from...

Kathy Bryson to serve as ERT coordinator

Kathy Bryson will serve as the new coordinator for Early Response Teams. PNW Disaster Response: Kathy Bryson to serve as ERT coordinator By Jim Truitt | Photo by Kathy Bryson The recovery from...

What are cooperative, caring ways we can reach out to neighbors during a disaster?

By Wendy Riddle | Photos by Dave Riddle On Saturday, January 20, 2018, over 50 people from 15 congregations and 5 different denominations gathered at Bremerton United Methodist Church for...

Fallen and Injured Firefighters Honored

Report by David Reinholz | Associate Conference Lay Leader (PNW) WENATCHEE, WA – On a day when cooler temperatures and light rain brought hope of an end to what has become one...

Church brings hope to Ebola-infected families

By Kathy L. Gilbert | United Methodist News Service One Sunday morning, a young man called the local radio station in Ganta, Liberia, and threatened to take his Ebola-infected family into...

Early Response Team engage Hurricane Florence damage in North Carolina

Recorded by Mary Ellen Huey How appropriate are the words of the late Billy Graham: “God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give...

Give Hope and Help Us Rebuild!

By Rosalee Mohney | Seattle District Co-Lay Leader As you are aware, December is a month where people respond most generously when asked to give to special causes. What could...

Have No Fear! The Green Shirts Are Here!

Five Early Response Teams from across the Western Jurisdiction join up to help North Carolina residents recover from Hurricane Florence.

Musings: Meeting Needs in the Midst of Disaster

Last summer, Aaron Pazan visited the Philippines for the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly serving as a young adult representative for the Western Jurisdiction. Pazan reflects on their...

UMCOR relief money on way to Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan (31W) over Vietnam and China on November 10,2013. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. UMCOR relief money on way to Philippines By Linda Bloom* Three days after Super Typhoon Haiyan...

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