Seven Rivers District Laity: Walking Together in Truth

The Seven Rivers District Laity met at Lazy F Camp & Retreat Center to discuss difference facets of truth. This event was held on...

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.

Devotional: Songs of Ascent

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!” . . .  Pray for the peace...

Making My Daily Bread (Recipe Included!)

“Give us this day our daily bread…” this is the line in the Lord’s Prayer that I most take for granted. In my household,...

Clergy Wellness: Be Still and Be Filled

By Linda Weistaner I went on my first silent retreat around ten years ago with a group of 15 others.  The retreat began with the leaders,...

Waiting Amidst Brokenness

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

The Real Easter is…

In a letter to his church, Rev. Mike Graef names some of the disappointment many feel celebrating Easter in these COVID-19 times. While sharing this disappointment, he reminds us that the true Easter experience doesn't require these things.

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...

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...

Teach Us to Number Our Days

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (ESV) By Amanda Nicol | Ministry Intern serving at Gresham UMC...