Speaking a Hard Truth-in-Love

To the United Methodist Body of Christ in the Seattle District, As this year draws to a close, and another begins to birth I pray...

Liturgy: The Crossroads of Love and Justice

The Rev. Mantu Joshi is sharing a liturgy he wrote inspired by a Carpenters song Bishop Karen Oliveto likes. He is offering it to churches who are interested with permission to use and adapt in worship.


By Kellen Head-Corliss | Ministry Intern serving at Bear Creek United Methodist Church I should start with a thank you to the conference and those who designed...

An Impossible Calling

By Rev. Meredith Gudger-Raines In the last days of the 2016 election, I escaped into the new Netflix series The Crown. Mid-century glamour, British accents and...

Doorway to Recovery

Rev. Susan Boegli, pastor of Battleground Community UMC, has been sober for ten months. In this post for the Clergy Wellness Corner, she shares how her journey to sobriety started last year on Good Friday, the fear she took on in stepping into the light, and the support she has received along the way.

Toppenish church to celebrate 120 years and counting!

Eli Martinez, co-lead pastor for New Harvest Fellowship in Toppenish, WA, sees the upcoming celebration of 120 years of a Methodist presence in the community as an opportunity to renew ministry to a city dealing with fear from recent shootings.

How Do We Say Goodbye?

By Leona Weltzer | Epworth LeSourd United Methodist Church Lay Leader At the end of someone’s life we usually both grieve the loss and celebrate...

Obedient to a Fault?

By the Rev. Cara Scriven | Tacoma District Superintendent OOn Palm Sunday, I worshiped with the good people of Tumwater United Methodist Church. In her...

A Day of Prayer at Standing Rock #WaterIsLife

By Rev. Richenda Fairhurst | Pastor, Camas United Methodist Church It is 10:39pm North Dakota time and I am frankly exhausted. But it has been...

On the Road with the Seven Rivers District Lay Leader

By Karen Fisher | Seven Rivers District Lay Leader Reposted from the Wenatchee First UMC Newsletter As I write this newsletter for November, I’m sitting in...