“Grace Notes” concert reaches out to its community

Franklin High School's Jazz Band along with the Shades of Praise & Jubilation Choir of St. Therese Parish in Seattle were featured guests at...

In Ministry WITH the Community

The Rev. Mary Huycke speaks at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. Also pictured are charred doors which can be found in the educational wing...

Aloha! It’s Puyallup’s VBS Luau!

(Top left) Todd Kilpatrick stands over an oven used to fill with coals for slow roasting. (Top right) Friends and families of Puyallup UMC...

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.

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.

Lewis County: Long-Term Healing

Lewis County, Five Years Later (clockwise from top-left): A home installed with cedar siding thanks to Kennewick UMC; Elaine Lawler recalls the first night of...

‘Our Children’ Grown Up

‘Our Children’ Grown Up | By Barbara Dadd Shaffer Jamaa Letu young people are now university students As this is written, it is the evening of...

Jar$ for Jamaa Letu

Jar$ for Jamaa Letu By Pastor Heather Sparkman When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and...

Sharing and storytelling in the Palestine

(Left) Images from the storytelling workshop in the Palestine. (Center) The Rev. Darryn Hewson photographed at The Pacific Northwest Annual Conference Sessions...

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...

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