PNW Conference Lay Leaders reflect on a difficult General Conference

A word from Nancy Tam Davis I’m in a prayerful frame of mind as I let the images...

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...

“Yes, I am called, but how, and to what?”

By Sophia K.R. Agtarap This notion of being called is not a new one. Scripture is peppered with stories of our foreparents in faith being called...

What are we called to do? What’s next?

By Amory Peck | Photo by the Rev. David V. Valera I spent several days thinking and praying about the latest edition of Channels. During...

Brian McLaren headlines Bishop’s Symposium in Seattle on November 4

The Bishop’s Symposium this year is NO JOKE LIVE! November 4, 10am – 4:30pm at Seattle First United Methodist Church.  Brian McLaren will introduce...
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This year’s Bishop’s Symposium is No Joke: A Rabbi, an Imam, a Pastor and Brian...

This year’s Bishop’s Symposium will focus on the need to develop our capacity for intercultural communication as we experience the possibilities of interfaith relationships. And there are three options for clergy and laity to participate.

Seattle District musical event raises funds for Rebuild: Up from the Ashes

The praise team from First United Methodist Church in Bellevue, Wash. brought a joyful noise during the Seattle District fund-raising event for the Rebuild:...

Embracing a Season of Fruitfulness at the Summit

Attendees of the quadrennial Leadership Summit close worship in prayer before beginning workshops. This year, the summit was held at Vancouver: First UMC. The Leadership...

Of Mountains and Methodism

Nancy Tam Davis, PNWAC Lay Leader I may not be a fast or accomplished mountain climber, but I am persistent. I’ve been climbing for about...

PNW Laity: Our immersion experience in Okanogan County

Laity from the PNW Conference gather and pray at Pateros Community UMC before they fellowship with other partners supporting the rebuild of Okanogan County.   PNW...

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