UMCNext Concludes Meeting with Four Commitments

(Leawood, Kansas) -- More than 600 United Methodists gathered in Kansas this week for UMCNext, a conversation in response to the adoption...

Bishops offer pastoral word; make key decisions at May 2019 meeting

CHICAGO – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church completed its May 2019 meeting held outside Chicago with a pastoral...

PNW Camping Board shares Inclusivity Statement

In light of the recent 2019 Special Session of General Conference, the Pacific Northwest Camping Board of Stewards would like to clearly...

We Make the Road by Walking Gayly Forward

"[W]e are in a battle for the soul of our denomination," writes the Rev. Zach Taylor in commentary on the PNW News Blog. Taylor shares how the church he is planting in Walla Walla responded to General Conference tumult in a way faithful to their identity.

Living in the liminal…

United Methodism is wading through a liminal moment according to PNW Director of Communications Patrick Scriven. "The uncertainty of liminal moments can be paralyzing," he writes, but we don't need to wait to do God's work here and now.

A Weak, Foolish and Despised Way Forward

Commentary by Rev. Kathy Neary Far from the Mind of Christ “Let the...

Smudges, Sneers and Small Gods

In his latest commentary, Older Adult Ministries chair Rev. Paul Graves wrestles with questions and feelings stemming from General Conference 2019. "So what do we do now?" Graves writes. "One fundamental task our whole church might undertake is to humbly admit we revel in taking sides."

Leaders Gather to Discuss What’s Next for The United Methodist Church

Atlanta, GA: “We don’t know the exact nature of Paul’s trouble but we know he made it through!” said Rev. Junius Dotson...

PNW Board of Ordained Ministry will resist discriminatory GC2019 restrictions

A letter was sent earlier this month to ministerial candidates in the PNW Conference in response to the harmful actions of General Conference 2019. In reassurance, it offers "that the actions of General Conference do not and will not change our statement or our current practice..."

Did We Find Our Way Forward?

"Did we find our way forward? I think we did, just not in the way many expected or hoped," writes Inland Missional District Superintendent Gregg Sealey reflecting on the recent General Conference. Since returning home from St. Louis, he has been listening to how people here are processing the decisions made.