Goldendale UMC uses Peace with Justice grant to support Native American youth

By Linda Hay Earlier this year, Goldendale United Methodist Church received a grant in the amount of $3,500 from the Pacific Northwest Conference Board of Church and Society to assist...

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2018

A federal judge in Texas struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act a few short days before many communities, and several states, celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day this year. This confluence of events prompted some good questions and this reflection from Kristina Gonzalez, Director of Innovation for an Inclusive Church for the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church.

Advocate Now for Farm Worker Justice

Almost 60 years ago, Edward R. Murrow's groundbreaking TV documentary entitled the "Harvest of Shame" highlighted for Americans the plight of farm workers. Despite many marches, boycotts, worker strikes, and labor negotiations...

Project Transformation fills the gap when school doesn’t start

Project Transformation: Pacific Northwest, an educational ministry of The United Methodist Church, has stepped in to provide food, fun and fellowship during teacher contract negotiations in Clark County, Washington.

The parable of the Hot Dog

Commentary by Patrick Scriven A story reported this morning on NPR gave me a little hope. According to the Pioneer Press, Jaequan Faulkner, a 13-year-old entrepreneur and person of color, was...

8 ways Churches can respond to the separation of asylum-seeking families: Choose (at least)...

Sharing how she can get "overwhelmed by feelings of anger and sadness" as she hears the stories of families who were separated as they entered the US, Rev. Lyda Pierce reminds us of the importance of action in countering such feelings. She also shares a new toolkit with 8 ways faith communities can respond.

Immigration Ministry This Month

The arrival of 200 immigrants to the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, extreme enforcement which separates children from parents, and House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement of immigration debate offers us new incentive this month to educate, speak out, and organize on behalf of our neighbors.

On the Face of it…

Rev. Dennis Paschke shares some of the despair that has been present in the Orting Valley as it has struggled with the opioid crisis over the past few years. But the story doesn't end there as a team of committed folks rooted in Orting Methodist Church organize to bring hope and take a stand against addiction through Recovery Café.

Women with northwest roots to be consecrated as deaconesses at UMW Assembly

By Patrick Scriven This week at the United Methodist Women’s Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, several laywoman with roots in the Northwest will be consecrated at deaconesses. The commissioning service will...

Training on Social Principles offered in Federal Way as draft version of new principles...

United Methodists gathered at Federal Way United Methodist Church for a Social Principles Training Event last Saturday with the Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers from the General Board of Church and Society. Learn more about the event and an upcoming opportunity to attend a repeat training at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church on May 12th.

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