Greater Northwest Area leaders take steps toward an inclusive future together

Over 60 leaders from the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho, and Pacific Northwest Conferences recently gathered to continue conversations on how they could marshal resources toward vital mission and ministry across the Greater Northwest Area. The Vitality Stewards Summit 2.0 was the second formal gathering aimed toward this task, expanding the circle of those who met in September of 2018.

United Methodist Women celebrate 150 years in the PNW, look toward future action

Last weekend, United Methodist Women from across the PNW Conference gathered at Vancouver First United Methodist Church to celebrate 150 years of ministry, and to set a course grounded in justice and mercy for the future. Gary Carter and Ginny Sorenson provide the story, with additional photos from Sara Culp.

When the Methodists took on the Hop King

By Patrick Scriven In a drama that played itself out in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1895, conflicting values of late 19th century Methodism – namely...

What can Methodists learn from Starbucks?

A well-publicized incident at a Starbucks in Philadephia left the Seattle-based business reassessing its policies and considering the impact of unconscious bias on the hospitality it offers. Kristina Gonzalez reflects on the company's response, including a company-wide closure and training this week, and considers what we might learn from it.

Finding a Way Forward Together in Spokane

Last Saturday’s Table Talk conversation at Spokane Valley UMC was the largest so far with 166 United Methodists coming together to discuss differing understandings of human sexuality and the Way Forward for the Church. Rosalee Mohney and the Revs. Alissa Bertsch, Geoff Helton, and Paul Graves answer some questions about the event.

Change the World… in Wenatchee!

By Patrick Scriven | Director of Communications For the past four years, United Methodists from around the world have been hosting and participating in 'Change...

The Summit for Conference Secretaries of Global Ministries

Clockwise from the top left: the Rev. Paul Jeffrey, Dr. Guy Kasanka, Katherine Parker, Daria Hofer, Roman Hofer, Tara Miller, and Bishop Gabriel Unda...

My life as a Conference Treasurer

The Rev. Dr. Craig Parrish enjoying a lighter moment as a delegate at General Conference 2012 in Tampa, Florida last April. To his left...

Rochester UMC’s Community Closet

June Gelvin pictured with clothing donations at the Rochester UMC Community Closet. The Rochester Community Closet is open on Mondays, from 4-6 p.m.; Wednesdays...

Wenatchee: First UMC visits UMCOR Sager Brown

Wenatchee: First UMC visits UMCOR Sager Brown | By Robin Gates Photos courtesy of First UMC and UMCOR Sager Brown The United Methodist Committee on Relief's (UMCOR)...