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Yvonne Agduyeng to Seattle First UMC as Associate Pastor

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint Yvonne Agduyeng as Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington, beginning July 1, 2020.

Continuing Education Opportunities and Boundary Training Reminder for PNW Clergy

PNW Formation Committee chair Rev. Kathy Morse shares two opportunities for continuing education while calling for clergy to submit others occurring online. She also reminds clergy of their quadrennial boundary training requirement.

Rev. Wongee Joh to Bellevue Aldersgate UMC

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint Rev. Wongee Joh as Pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Bellevue, Washington, beginning July 1, 2020.

Rev. Cecilia Comer to Arlington United Church

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint Rev. Cecilia L. Comer as Pastor of Arlington United Church in Arlington, Washington, beginning July 1, 2020.

Coming Together for Saipan

Over the last year, 18 volunteers from the PNW Conference contributed 1,650 hours of volunteer labor, helping to rebuild homes in Saipan after a devastating typhoon left thousands homeless. Kathy Bryson offers this report as work has been cut short due to the emergence of the Coronavirus.

The Real Easter is…

In a letter to his church, Rev. Mike Graef names some of the disappointment many feel celebrating Easter in these COVID-19 times. While sharing this disappointment, he reminds us that the true Easter experience doesn't require these things.

United Methodist Bishops condemn President Trump’s “offensive” remarks against immigrants

"As reported, President Trump’s words are not only offensive and harmful, they are racist." Council of Bishops President Bruce Ough offers a strongly worded rebuke of President Donald J. Trump's language during negotiations with congressional leaders over immigration. He shares the Council of Bishops call to all United Methodists "to condemn this characterization and further call for President Trump to apologize."

The Church Needs More Innovative Pastors like MTV Needs More Twerking*

By Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications and Young People's Ministries The next time I hear a pastor argue that what the church really needs is...

A Pastoral Response to A Love Letter To Our Church From LGBTQI Religious Leaders

We speak from among those who are called to shepherd the United Methodist flock. Our hearts break knowing that some United Methodists from their...

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:...

Statement of Unity from Young People of United Methodist Church

Updated to include a video of the statement. May 18, 2016 6:21pm This statement of unity was read by Ann Jacob, a young adult reserve...

Clergy Wellness: Private Grief in Public Ministry

"Grief is a funny thing…it twists and turns and jerks you around in ways you might not anticipate and, yet, not at all at the times you do anticipate." Just a few months into a new appointment, in a conference new to her, the Rev. Debbie Sperry had her mother pass away from cancer. Sperry shares how her grief and ministry have interacted in this vulnerable, well-written post.

Puyallup UMC’s Blessing Box!

Kheira B., a young person at Puyallup UMC, helped bring her vision of helping those in need with a Blessing Box - a take-what-you-need...

PASSED: Action of Non-Conformity with the General Conference of The United Methodist Church – #PNWAC16

June 25, 2016 | Puyallup, Wash. After much debate, legislation received from a task force empowered by the previous day's Committee of the Whole was...

Biblical Obedience

By Roy I. Sano, Bishop | The United Methodist Church A growing number of United Methodist clergy are conducting same gender unions in violation of...

How Churches Spend their Money

By Brant Henshaw | Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services Local church volunteers often call and ask how their spending “fits” in with the average church...