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

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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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Methodist Mission Bicentennial

At its core, Methodism is a missional movement. Two-hundred years ago, the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church (a forerunner of...

PNW Board of Ordained Ministry will resist discriminatory GC2019 restrictions

A letter was sent earlier this month to ministerial candidates in the PNW Conference in response to the harmful actions of General Conference 2019. In reassurance, it offers "that the actions of General Conference do not and will not change our statement or our current practice..."

Is the #UMC brand broken?

By Patrick Scriven Regardless of how one identifies theologically, this last week was not a good one for...

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