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New United Methodist Ad Campaign Addresses Loneliness

Nashville, Tennessee – The United Methodist Church has launched the “Not the Only One” advertising campaign to help offer encouragement through community.

The Spiritual Practice of Being Something Else

By Patrick Scriven Over the next week, millions of Americans will throw on a costume and pretend to...

How to get media coverage for your church event or program

Reporters and news editors may be interested in an event you're hosting or project you're involved in — especially if it benefits groups of people within your community. When your church captures positive media attention, it's priceless free promotion for you.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

As he contemplates the months ahead for The United Methodist Church, Patrick Scriven finds some inspiration in Bob Dylan's famous song about change.

United Methodist churches invited to Unwrap Christmas in communities around the globe

United Methodist Communications has announced its 2019 Unwrap Christmas event campaign. The campaign includes support for outreach efforts including event grants and other resources for local #UMC churches.

When it comes to email, being skeptical is a good practice

When it comes to churches and other non-profits, fraudsters are most eager to take advantage of the benevolence and trusting nature of...
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Growing up as a child of immigrants in the United States

The following story will appear in this week's PNW News Digest. If you are not a subscriber, click here to join our...

What is your Change Theory?

"Change is harder than we often acknowledge," cautions Patrick Scriven in this commentary. While much of the conversation in The United Methodist Church has focused of problems with its polity, Scriven wonders if we are focusing enough attention on the day to day work of opening people's hearts and minds to new ways of seeing and being.
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United Methodists celebrate Pride in Seattle

Members of more than a dozen Seattle-area United Methodist churches came out in force to participate in Sunday’s annual Pride Parade. The Rev. David Valera spoke with several United Methodists in attendance to find out what it meant to them.
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Vandalized doors in Renton restored with love

Story and Video by Patrick Scriven On Friday, over 100 people gathered on the lawn outside the United Christian Church in Renton, Washington to pray...

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