What does it mean to “take up your cross and follow me”?

By Pastor Lyn Rush Lyn Rush serves Pinoy Van-Port Ministries in Vancouver, Wash. This new church start serves Filipino Americans and immigrants with a keen focus on social justice for...

Who is God to us? What does God mean to you?

By Nica Sy | Photos by Hazel Rollolazo and Kevin Tabora Christmas Institute 2017, or CI, challenged campers to question, explore, and discover the role of Jesus in their lives...

15,000 Dreamers have become undocumented immigrants. What’s a church to do?

In the four months since the Trump Administration announced that it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, nearly 15,000 Dreamers have become undocumented immigrants. The Rev. Lyda Pierce offers this call to action to United Methodists who may be wondering what the Church can, and should, do about it.

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...

ICHRP movement launches in Washington

By Rhondalei Gabuat Vancouver, Wash. - On December 9, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines - U.S. chapter launched with human rights leaders from 24 cities across...

The Western Methodist Justice Movement convenes in Sacramento

  By Rhondalei Gabuat Sacramento, Calif. - The leadership team of the Western Methodist Justice Movement (WMJM) convened their yearly planning meeting at The Table United Methodist Church in Sacramento, California...

A reflection on exclusion and language by Paul Jeffrey

By the Rev. Paul Jeffrey Some ten million people in the world today are stateless. They aren’t recognized as citizens of any nation. Without legal status, they are subjected to...

Meet the new faces at Jamaa Letu!

By Barbara Dadd Shaffer | Photos by Jamaa Letu Orphanages Rosine Maruv Kayombo will now serve as the new director at the girls’ Jamaa Letu Orphanage. Bishop Kasap Owan Tshibang...

Christmas Institute focuses on “identity”

By Nica Sy with Jesse N. Love Christmas Institute PNW 2017 When: December 26-30 Where: The Firs (Bellingham, Wash.) Registration: See payment information More Info: ci-pnw.org • bit.ly/fb-cipnw “In a world of fake news, filters for...

How have immigrant services, communities been impacted by policy change?

By Jesse N. Love with the Rev. Lyda Pierce Additional Photos by Wikipedia and Nica Sy Tacoma, Wash. - “Tak?” “Nie?” Amy Diehr, Education Services manager of Tacoma Community House points...

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