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New Global Online Methodist Worshipping Community for and by LGBTQIA+ People and their Allies

Who:  Manna: Online Worship For All Methodists WHAT: Methodist LGBTQIA+ clergy and laity are offering a new worshipping community that launches...

Rev. Jeffrey Mullinix to Foothills UMC

Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Jeffrey Mullinix as Pastor of Foothills United Methodist Church in Buckley, Washington beginning...

Rev. John Wang to Cornerstone UMC in Placentia, CA

Bishop Grant Hagiya intends to appoint the Rev. John Wang as Pastor of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Placentia, California (within the bounds of the California-Pacific...

Rev. Chuck Cram to Kendrick UMC

Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Chuck Cram as Pastor of Kendrick United Methodist Church in Kendrick, Idaho beginning July 1, 2019.

Jim Mozley to Federal Way: Sunrise UMC as Lay Pastor

SeaTac Missional District Superintendent Rich Lang intends to assign Jim Mozley as Lay Pastor of Sunrise United Methodist Church in Federal Way, Washington beginning July 1, 2019.

Brad Chamberlain to Magnolia UMC as Lay Pastor

SeaTac Missional District Superintendent Rich Lang intends to assign Brad Chamberlain as Lay Pastor of Magnolia United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington beginning September 1, 2019. 

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."

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

The secretary of the General Conference just announced that an error was made in the text of proposed Constitutional amendment #1 as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass. A new ballot is being prepared for voting by annual conferences at their next meeting; however, some conferences will not meet again until 2019.

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...