CI-PNW: Answering God’s invitation to REACT! (+ CI Leadership: My Favorite Thing About CI!)

In the Pacific Northwest, the young people who attend Christmas Institute are learning in different ways how to REACT to God’s love – through identity,...

insideout: What if we focused on abundance?

Revs. William (Bill) Gibson and David Valera have teamed up to produce a new video series called insideout which aims to inspire people to...

#UMCGC delegates respond to a #BlackLivesMatter protest

Video by the Rev. David Valera | Photos by Patrick Scriven May 16, 2016 | Portland, Oregon In the midst of a 20 minute disruption of the...

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

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...

VIDEO: PNW Laity, Okanogan County Immersion

On July 8-9, 2016 laity from The Pacific Northwest Conference participated in a special immersion trip to the Okanogan area in Central Washington. Rosalee Mohney,...

The Well: Prophetic Speech in Our Public Commons (Video)

Katie Ladd welcomes Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood to experience The Well – a place for great conversation in an intimate sharing space. Today, famed author,...

Partnering Together to Rebuild & Restore Okanogan County (VIDEO)

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...

Silent Protest at General Conference #UMCGC

Video by Rev. David Valera, PNW Dir. of Connectional Ministries May 14, 2016 | PORTLAND, Oregon During the plenary session at General Conference on Saturday, May 14,...

Call to the church to observe Global Migration Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Brothers and Sisters of The United Methodist Church, Grace and peace to you in the compassionate name of our Lord Christ Jesus. I write to you on...

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

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.