Lay Leader Address – Joan Holms – #PNWAC15

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King Jr. I am very grateful for the opportunity to speak with you each year...

Serving Des Moines every 5th Tuesday

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Photos and Story by Rachel Kirkman Wesley Homes Des Moines is uniting the Des Moines community through 5th Tuesday Dinners at the Des Moines United...

Embracing a Season of Fruitfulness at the Summit

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Attendees of the quadrennial Leadership Summit close worship in prayer before beginning workshops. This year, the summit was held at Vancouver: First UMC. The Leadership...

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

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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...

Laity Session Notes #pnwac14

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Laity Session Notes By Amy Pazan Bishop Hagiya called the 141st Annual Conference to order. Joan Holms thanked Pat Dodson for her years of service as associate...

Of Mountains and Methodism

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Nancy Tam Davis, PNWAC Lay Leader I may not be a fast or accomplished mountain climber, but I am persistent. I’ve been climbing for about...

Recognizing local church achievements, extraordinary service by members at #pnwac16

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Recognizing local church achievements, extraordinary service by members at #pnwac16 By Teri Tobey with Jesse N. Love Puyallup, Wash. - The PNWAC 2016 Awards Banquet honored...

Transitioning towards hope and a future

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Transitioning towards hope and a future | By Joan Holms I find myself thinking about transitions a lot these days. There is a hint of autumn...

PNW Laity: Our immersion experience in Okanogan County

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Laity from the PNW Conference gather and pray at Pateros Community UMC before they fellowship with other partners supporting the rebuild of Okanogan County.   PNW...

Nurturing Elders: Watch out for multi-generational ageism!

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During a meal at Annual Conference in Pasco, Sue and I sat down at a table where a 20’s-something young lady was sitting next...

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