PNW Conference Lay Leaders reflect on a difficult General Conference

A word from Nancy Tam Davis I’m in a prayerful frame of mind as I let the images...

The 145th Session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

The 145th Session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference offered many opportunities for members to discern for today a question posed by Bishop Elaine Stanovsky: "What does Love look like?" Patrick Scriven, director of communications, shares this visual summary of #PNWAC18.

New Scholarship fund empowers PNW Conference to offer grants to 16 students

In 2016, the PNW Conference made a change in its budget to reallocate existing support for student education to a new Scholarship Fund available to United Methodist students from the Pacific Northwest. This spring, the first round of student applications were received and grants awarded totaling $24,000.

What to expect when you’re expecting to be a General Conference delegate

The Pacific Northwest Conference is planning to elect its delegates for the 2020 United Methodist General Conferences during its Annual Conference at the Showplex Center in Puyallup on June 22-24, 2018. Rev. Mary Huycke provides this overview of what you are signing up for if elected to serve as a clergy or lay delegate.

Scholarships available for Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation

Scholarships are available for PNW laity and clergy who are registered for a Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation starting this summer. The Board of...

Jar$ for Jamaa Letu 2018!!

This year's labels for the annual 'jar' fundraiser to support the orphanages of Jamaa Letu in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now available. Directions are provided for local churches and individuals seeking to support this important, life-giving, ministry.

“Yes, I am called, but how, and to what?”

By Sophia K.R. Agtarap This notion of being called is not a new one. Scripture is peppered with stories of our foreparents in faith being called...

What are we called to do? What’s next?

By Amory Peck | Photo by the Rev. David V. Valera I spent several days thinking and praying about the latest edition of Channels. During...

Brian McLaren headlines Bishop’s Symposium in Seattle on November 4

The Bishop’s Symposium this year is NO JOKE LIVE! November 4, 10am – 4:30pm at Seattle First United Methodist Church.  Brian McLaren will introduce...

This year’s Bishop’s Symposium is No Joke: A Rabbi, an Imam, a Pastor and Brian...

This year’s Bishop’s Symposium will focus on the need to develop our capacity for intercultural communication as we experience the possibilities of interfaith relationships. And there are three options for clergy and laity to participate.