Laura Velonza joins the District Service Center as District Administrator for Inland, Seven Rivers

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By Patrick Scriven As 2019 was drawing to a close, Laura Velonza was beginning a new role as...

Rev. Jim Davis to Kingston: Redeemer UMC

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Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. K. James Davis as Interim Pastor of Redeemer United Methodist Church in Kingston, Washington, effective January 1,...

Entertaining Angels

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Port Hadlock Community UMC pastor Scott Rosekrans shares how a chance encounter on a Sunday afternoon gave him the opportunity to meet a new neighbor. The church's new Advent study had him at the church when it would normally be empty and provided a lesson which perfectly aligned with his encounter.

Of Bread, Fish, and Socks

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As pastor of Community UMC in Port Hadlock, Wash., Scott Rosekrans has encouraged his church to engage in mini-missions like their current "Socktober." This year, that project delivered big with a unexpected, maybe even miraculous, donation.

Rev. Cyrus Githinji to Waterville Federated

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Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Cyrus Githinji as Pastor of Waterville Federated Church in Waterville, Washington, effective October...

Messy Church USA to offer a “Getting Started With Messy Church” conference for area...

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Messy Church USA in cooperation with Cheney United Methodist Church is offering a regional Conference event on October 5 sharing the best practices to use in starting your own Messy Church.

Tree of Life

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"For those of you who never went to North Mason UMC in Belfair, the Tree of Life was the centering theme for the sanctuary and the spiritual life of the church." The Rev. Justin White shares this beautiful reflection on the closing of the church and the life it will "continue to birth."

Ephrata UMC offers memory café for the community

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Once a month for the last year-and-a-half, Ephrata UMC has hosted a Memory Café for those who suffer from memory loss illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as their caregivers. Kristen Caldwell shares their story.

Marysville United Methodist invites the community to an innovative exploration of spirituality

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Marysville United Methodist Church is currently living into a challenge to birth 10 new expressions of faith with its surrounding community over the next 30 years. Sasha Terry shares that the church recently initiated its first expression of faith by utilizing nearby Living Room Coffee House to introduce the community to God in a new way.

In moments like this, we need each other

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Recent racist tweets by President Donald J. Trump have gotten new SeaTac Missional District Superintendent Derek Nakano thinking about the challenges of understanding racial bias, and how much we need each other to grow unawareness and cultural competency.

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