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Articles by lay and clergy members of the Annual Conference representing the specific viewpoints of the author and not necessarily the position of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.

The Church Needs More Innovative Pastors like MTV Needs More Twerking*

By Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications and Young People's Ministries The next time I hear a pastor argue that what the church really needs is...

Commentary: Would The United Methodist Church Accept NBA Star Jason Collins?

Photo by Kwaku Alston/For Sports Illustrated. Click here for the original article. There were two big stories in the sporting world today. The first story...

Fascinating Find Sheds New Light on John Wesley

Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK | UM Newswire A team of scholars steeped in early Methodism, a movement started by the Anglican preacher John Wesley, announced today the discovery...

Commentary: I ♥ the 1st Amendment

By the Rev. Ann Adkinson* I voted to approve Referendum 74. There are lots of reasons to do so. This is one I like to...

Moving cost subsidies for pastors, staff, now a taxable fringe benefit

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, recently enacted by Congress, made numerous changes to the taxation of both individuals and organizations. Rik Jamieson, assistant Treasurer for the PNW Conference, delivers the (bad) news and how it impacts pastors and local churches.

Puyallup UMC’s Blessing Box!

Kheira B., a young person at Puyallup UMC, helped bring her vision of helping those in need with a Blessing Box - a take-what-you-need...

Fluid Repentance Digs Up Wholeness

The Rev. George Tinker helps lead an April 27 "Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples" at the 2012 United Methodist General...

Claudine’s Story: Being a Blessing to Others

Claudine Kasongo is presented with Certificate of Achievement from the Rev. Jon Short. Claudine’s Story: Being a Blessing to Others By Barbara Dadd Shaffer | Photos by Jesse N....

Passed: A Statement of Gospel Obedience

Bishop Robert Hoshibata (right) presiding over the final plenary session of the 2012 Western Jurisdictional Conference. Photo by Patrick Scriven. The following petition was passed...

A Fresh Start at Riverton Park – A New Beginning Celebration!

By Wendy Riddle | Logo, photo courtesy of Riverton Park UMC October 21 | 10 a.m. – Noon Riverton Park United Methodist Church 3118 S. 140th. St. Tukwila,...