United Methodists celebrate Pride in Seattle

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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.

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...

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...

WJ Bishops respond to harmful General Conference, recommit to full inclusion

The WJ College of Bishops offers this statement to a church finding itself harmed once again by a General Conference incapable of...

CrossOver from Disaster to Life

The Rev. David Valera offers this look through interviews and images at how the community responded when a rare EF2 tornado struck Port Townsend, Wash. to give people hope, and how United Methodist volunteers were instrumental in offering expertise, coordination and a return to life.

Are we asking the right questions?

Commentary by Patrick Scriven I had the opportunity this week to spend some time at Lazy F, one of our four United Methodist Camps in...

Bishops offers video as resource for One Church plan discussions

The Council of Bishops is offering a video outlining the One Church Plan as a resource for annual conferences as they prepare for the...

Greater NW Area leaders express disappointment over failure to ratify amendments expressing gender equality,...

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky and the district superintendents and staff of the Greater Northwest Area offer words of comfort and conviction in a video recorded after disheartening news of failed constitutional amendments concerning gender equality.

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