What do Benedictine monks and United Methodist clergy have in common?

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By the Rev. Meredith Dodd | Pastor, Bear Creek United Methodist Church What do Benedictine monks and United Methodist clergy have in common? At first glance,...

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...

Where is this journey of United Methodism going?

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Nancy Tam Davis, PNWAC Lay Leader I am reminded of that saying about the thousand-mile journey and how it begins with a single step. Without...

Leaving Facebook and the Prisons We Make for Ourselves

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By the Rev. Cara Scriven | Tacoma District Superintendent Over the last year, I noticed that I was mindlessly checking Facebook when I had any...

Clarity

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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...

I don’t love as God loves…

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By Patrick Scriven | Director of Communications, Young People’s Ministries First there was Hurricane Harvey. Next there was Hurricane Irma, and an 8.1-magnitude earthquake which rocked...

Waiting Amidst Brokenness

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By the Rev. Cara Scriven | Tacoma District Superintendent CChristmas is my favorite holiday. I eagerly await the first day when I can play Christmas...

An Embarrassment of Riches, a short intro to Fasting

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James Tissot: Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness (Brooklyn Museum) By Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications and Young People’s Ministries Disclaimer. I’m not the most disciplined person,...

Signs

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Women gathering Energy rising The signs are all around By thousands they arrive Big or small, flashy or tentative In peace, silently witnessing To an inner strength—irrepressible Words of cordoned rage,...

Reasons to Believe

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By the Rev. Pat Simpson | Seattle District Superintendent OOn the radio this morning I heard a Jewish father and a Muslim mother talk about...

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