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.

Volunteer Marshals and Pages Needed for General Conference

PNW Editor's Note: As you read about this need, please also consider the opportunity to serve as a part of the our efforts to offer...

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...

Palmer: Trust God’s promise and go forth

By Kathy L. Gilbert May 11, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) Bishop Gregory V. Palmer laid out a path for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference:...

Claudine’s Story: Being a Blessing to Others

Claudine Kasongo is presented with Certificate of Achievement from the Rev. Jon Short. Claudine’s Story: Being a Blessing to Others By Barbara Dadd Shaffer | Photos by Jesse N....

Rev. Craig Parrish’s thoughts – Plan UMC Unconstitutional?

It looks like we may have won a major victory when the Judicial Council ruled Plan UMC unconstitutional. Basically, the judicial council ruled that...

May 19 wrap-up: New missionaries, special GC costs

By Joey Butler May 19, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) A day after tabling potentially contentious legislation on human sexuality, General Conference 2016 moved through its...

Commission starts to sketch options for the way forward

The Commission on a Way Forward has started sketching models to share with the Council of Bishops as options for finding a way forward for The United Methodist Church (UMC) regarding human sexuality.

Just Tell Your Story

"Story telling just hasn’t made enough difference." Amory Peck, former PNW Conference Lay Leader and delegate to a number of General Conferences, shares her story of advocating for change in The United Methodist Church and her take on the Uniting Methodist Movement. She believes their proposal to be a overreaching call for unity in the church "done on the backs of too, too many children of God."

Some thoughts for Local Church Pastors needing to explain why The United Methodist Church...

By Patrick Scriven I appreciate that “United Methodist leaders” decided to wait until after the holidays to...

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