Sunnyside Church reaches young people in the community

By Pastor Joel Rodriguez Sunnyside, Wash. – Recently we had great opportunities to connect with our young people, including those at-risk. Here are just a...

As Senate debates DACA fate, United Methodists encouraged to speak up for Dreamers

By the Rev. Lyda Pierce The General Board of Church and Society is encouraging all United Methodists to contact their senators and congressional representatives urging...

2015 Ethnic Local church grants deadline Jan. 10

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply for an Ethnic Local Church Grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church...

Japanese American United Methodists offer support of immigrants, reminder of history

In response to escalating attacks on immigrants to the United States, Japanese American United Methodists are finding ways to offer their support for immigrants. As Sasha Terry shares, many also see echos today of the racist acts that led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

Report: $15k received for Jars for Jamaa Letu

Report: $15k received for Jars for Jamaa Letu By Barbara Dadd Shaffer The churches and individuals of the PNW Conference are a generous people! Once again...

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2018

A federal judge in Texas struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act a few short days before many communities, and several states, celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day this year. This confluence of events prompted some good questions and this reflection from Kristina Gonzalez, Director of Innovation for an Inclusive Church for the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church.

Where are the Refugees?

Rev. Lyda Pierce, director of Hispanic/Latino Ministries for the Pacific Northwest Conference, asks a hard question. "In a time of such great need [a record 22.5 million refugees globally], why are so few of these refugees arriving in this country?" She also invites her fellow United Methodists to lift up their voice during a National Call-in Day on Wed., March 28.

Car Show celebrates family, diversity and faith

A group of friends gather in prayer during the Car Show hosted by God's New Generation/Nueva Generacion de Dios in Pasco, Wash. God’s New Generation/Nueva...

Pacific Island Methodists of the Northwest meet in Seattle

Pacific Islander leadership met at First Tongan UMC with support from the district, Conference, and greater UMC. Small groups focused on identity, empowerment, and...

“On Many Sides,” the insidious nature of minimizing racism

By Kristina Gonzalez | Director of Leadership Development for an Inclusive Church I listened to National Public Radio in its coverage of the violence in...

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