What the Church could learn from Moana

Meredith Gudger-Raines reflects on the story of Moana, her journey to discover her identity, and the urgent need of the Church to remember its own.

I don’t love as God loves…

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...

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.


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,...

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...

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...

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...

Where is this journey of United Methodism going?

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...

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,...

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...