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Hands, feet, ears, and noses: Working together for the glory of God

Rev. Terri Stewart anticipated an Advent season where her responsibilities would allow her the opportunity to heal from recent surgery. Instead, she found herself far busier than expected, and grateful for the community that came together to offer Christmas to incarcerated youth.

Burnout, Part One

Growing up in Alaska, Rev. Lisa Talbott learned how to fly before she learned how to drive. One of the most important flying lessons she received provides insight into a professional challenge she recently encountered. Burnout.

Rev. Mark Randall as Interim Pastor of Vancouver First UMC

Rev. Mark Randall Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Mark Randall (retired) as Interim Pastor of...

Community Organizer on a Mission

Global Missions Fellow Angela Reed is assigned to Tacoma Community House. She shares with us some her work as a community organizer for TCH, learning and educating others about their important welcoming work.

De-Regulating the Waters of Life?

PNW Creation Care Connector Cindy Haverkamp, muses on possible de-regulation of water protections announced this week by the EPA. What does The United Methodist Church have to say, and what role is there for people of faith?

The Global Mission Fellows Program is looking for young leaders for their 2019 cohort!

Submitted by Erica Kay Oliveira The Global Mission Fellows Program is a paid, faith-based opportunity for 20-30 year olds...

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:...

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...

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.

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...

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...