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About the Pacific Northwest Conference


The Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church is called to be a community, diverse and united in God’s saving love, sent out in vital life-giving ministry for and with Jesus Christ. We are one of three Conferences served by the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area and its Bishop Elaine J. W. Stanovsky. Learn more.

Inspiring Stories and News

Pastoral Letter: Beyond Weapons of War – Let all that you do be done in love

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky offers a pastoral letter to the Greater Northwest Area after the violent attack on an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado. She strong affirms LBGTQIA+ siblings and calls Christians who harbor hate or fear to follow Jesus’ way instead, and lifts the need to take weapons of war off the streets through our actions.

Bridgeforth brings experience, collaborative mindset into new role as bishop

Raised in rural Alabama, Bishop Cedrick Bridgeforth brings a wealth of experience in diverse ministry settings, clergy coaching, teaching, writing, and work in the non-profit world to his role as a newly-elected and consecrated bishop. He will serve the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area beginning Jan. 1.

New UMCOR grant marks $500K in United Methodist support for Okanagan wildfire recovery

With a new grant, United Methodists have placed more than half a million dollars into rebuilding communities in northcentral Washington devastated by 2020 wildfires – and they’re doing it at a record pace as well. As one homeowner described: “You haven’t just given me back my home. You’ve given me back my life.”

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