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Rev. Dr. Troy Lynn Carr as planter/innovator in the Yesler neighborhood of Seattle

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint Rev. Troy Lynn Carr as a planter/innovator in the Yesler Neighborhood of Seattle, effective July 1, 2020.

Maria-Jose “Coté” Soerens as planter/innovator of South Park Neighborhood Church

SeaTac Missional District Superintendent Rev. Derek Nakano announces his intention to assign Coté Soerens as a planter/innovator of South Park Neighborhood Church, a new...

Michelle Lang-Raymond as innovator/developer of new multicultural hub project

SeaTac Missional District Superintendent Rev. Derek Nakano announces his intention to assign Michelle Lang-Raymond as innovator/developer of Acts On Stage, a new multicultural hub...

Rev. Leon Alden to Royal City UMC

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Leon Alden as Pastor of Royal City United Methodist Church in Royal City, Washington, effective July 1,...

Rev. Liv Gibbons to Pioneer UMC as Associate Pastor

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Liv Gibbons as Associate Pastor of Pioneer United Methodist Church in Walla Walla, Washington, effective July 1,...

Lee Books to Bonners Ferry UMC as Lay Pastor

Inland Missional District Superintendent Gregg Sealey intends to assign Lee Books as Lay Pastor of Bonners Ferry United Methodist Church in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, beginning July...

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...