Reconciling pastor dropped from Opening Worship for direct mention of LGBTQ community

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Updated with an additional comment from #UMCGC Worship Director Rev. Laura Jaquith Barlett. Story By Patrick Scriven | Video by Rev. David Valera May 10, 2016...

Celebrate Earth Sunday by Making a Climate Vigil Prayer Lantern for General Conference

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By Rev. Jenny Phillips Earth Sunday, celebrated in many churches on the Sunday nearest to Earth Day, can be a challenge for church leaders.  The...

Mountain Sky United Methodists Introduce Bishop Karen Oliveto

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DENVER, Sept. 22 – United Methodist leaders representing five Western U.S. states today released a video introducing their new bishop, Karen Oliveto, a leader...

#UMCGC extends “one small step of sacramental rights” to deacons

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Today, delegates approved Petition 60489 which says, "ffering the means of grace to the world, the resident bishop of an annual conference in which the...

PNW Board of Ordained Ministry will resist discriminatory GC2019 restrictions

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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..."

Partnering Together to Rebuild & Restore Okanogan County (VIDEO)

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About 40 representatives from faith-based and non-governmental organizations met at the Pateros Fire Station in February 2015. They discussed individual casework/projects, committing financial and...

‘A Place at the Table’ update from Lazy F Camp

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Dave Burfeind, director of Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center outside Ellensburg, Wash., provides an update on the construction of a new dining hall....

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

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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.

Resource: A Gift of Music

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By Peter Fraser The following worship songs were written over the last eight years, and were inspired by a need for quality worship songs with...

Construction progresses on new dining hall at Lazy F, great time to get involved

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Rev. David Valera stopped by Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center to get a report from camp director Dave Burfeind on how construction is going on the new dining hall and plaza. In this video, Burfeind gives us a tour of the site, a timeline for the construction, and a pitch for your involvement in bringing the project home.

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