An Open Letter to My Clergy Friends

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Dear Clergy friends, We need you to lead. Most of us good people in the pews know that leadership is a difficult task. Many of us...

Adapting to Lead: “What prevents you from being closer to God?”

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Adapting to Lead By Joan Holms | Photo By Jesse N. Love, et. al. Editor’s Note: PNW Conference Lay Leader, Joan Holms has stepped in to...

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

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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...

Where is this journey of United Methodism going?

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Nancy Tam Davis, PNWAC Lay Leader I am reminded of that saying about the thousand-mile journey and how it begins with a single step. Without...

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...

Scholarships available for Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation

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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...

Seattle District musical event raises funds for Rebuild: Up from the Ashes

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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:...

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...

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...

Legislative Summary from The PNWAC Sessions 2015

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The Pacific Northwest Annual Conference Sessions 2015 Legislative Summary Prepared by the Rev. Shirley DeLarme Much of our action was to make our preferences known to General...

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