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The Office of Connectional Ministries Communications Team supports and guides the communications efforts of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church. We regularly publish stories to our News Blog featuring original content, and timely news items from across the United Methodist connection.

Additionally, our communications team designs and supports the web ministry of the aforementioned groups; including their official websites and social media. We produce a weekly News Digest to help to share information and support the different projects of our annual conference ministry areas. Submissions for this the newsletter are due on Wednesday by noon to and are subject to approval.

Our annual conference is also home to the Regional Media Center (RMC) which serves the United Methodist churches in the Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences. In addition to its library of video resources available for loan to member churches, the center is able to consult with its members on media licensing.

Our work in supporting the communications needs of our annual conference also extends to supporting the work of the local church. Through training and consultation we assist local churches who are looking to expand or perfect their capacity to reach new people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are partners with United Methodist Communications in this work of supporting the local church.

Communication Policy

The Pacific Northwest Conference Office of Connectional Ministries works collaboratively and creatively to serve the missional needs of United Methodist ministries in Washington state and Northern Idaho. We welcome the submission of news and requests (job openings, ministry materials) that benefit the local church and serve the mission of our larger connection. Space limitations and other considerations may prevent your material from being printed or posted.

Any fundraising events or requests should be for official United Methodist projects, most typically denoted with a conference or general church Advance Number. Publication of causes, events or job postings by partnered agencies, outside groups, and unofficial organizations within, shall be at the discretion of the Director of Communications as guided by denominational policy and practice.

While we will occasionally share information about ministry materials (books, curricula, etc.) and training opportunities that may be beneficial to leaders in our local churches, we reserved the right to use our sole discretion in making such decisions.

  • To submit items for the News Digest, Greater NW News Blog, or PNW Website, contact: Patrick Scriven,
  • To submit items for distribution in your District, contact: your District Service Center staff. (link)

We reserve the right to edit all copy. If submitting photos or artwork, please ensure that it is high-quality and of sufficient resolution for the requested medium.

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