A Pastoral Response to A Love Letter To Our Church From LGBTQI Religious Leaders

We speak from among those who are called to shepherd the United Methodist flock. Our hearts break knowing that some United Methodists from their...

Statement of Unity from Young People of United Methodist Church

Updated to include a video of the statement. May 18, 2016 6:21pm This statement of unity was read by Ann Jacob, a young adult reserve...

PASSED: Action of Non-Conformity with the General Conference of The United Methodist Church –...

June 25, 2016 | Puyallup, Wash. After much debate, legislation received from a task force empowered by the previous day's Committee of the Whole was...

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

The secretary of the General Conference just announced that an error was made in the text of proposed Constitutional amendment #1 as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass. A new ballot is being prepared for voting by annual conferences at their next meeting; however, some conferences will not meet again until 2019.

#UMCGC Reflection: A Prayer for Old White Men

By David Reinholz May 19, 2016 | Portland, Oregon Dear God, I’m an old, white, heterosexual man. I have as much privilege as any segment of...

#UMCGC Reflection: Something I can tell my church

By Rev. Elizabeth Ingram Schindler May 18, 2016 | Portland, Oregon For the last 48 hours, all the talk, the rumors, the underlying current at General Conference,...

An Offering for a Way Forward #UMCGC

Galatians 3:25-29 (NRSV) 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all children of...

Council of Bishops to call for 2019 General Conference

St. Simons Island, Ga.: Through an affirmative vote at their fall meeting this week, the United Methodist Council of Bishops expressed their intent to...

PNW Board of Ordained Ministry releases statement on ministry candidates, sexual orientation, and gender...

By Patrick Scriven May 6, 2016  SEATTLE, Wash. When it met yesterday at Ronald United Methodist Church just north of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest Conference Board...

A PNW delegate’s perspective on the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto

By Megan Kilpatrick | Western Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Friends in Christ, There has been a lot said about what happened at our Jurisdictional Conference this last...

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