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...

Commentary: The Simple Way to “Do No Harm”

In commentary written for the PNW News Blog, the Rev. Austin Adkinson expresses disappointment in the One Church Plan (OCP) which codifies provisions allowing for continued discrimination. He argues that the Simple Plan offers a better route for Methodists intent on following Wesley's admonition to "do no harm."

2016 GC to consider three sites for Heritage Landmarks

By Maggie Hillery May 9, 2016 (UMNS) The rich history of Methodism in the United States is exemplified in three sites that will go before the 2016 General Conference as...

Commission on the Way Forward: Membership Selection Progresses

Washington, D.C.: The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops has narrowed the list of potential nominees for membership on the Commission on the...

Is the #UMC brand broken?

By Patrick Scriven Regardless of how one identifies theologically, this last week was not a good one for...

#UMCGC Reflection: Taking Care of Business

By David Reinholz May 12, 2016 | Portland, Oregon After a morning spent discussing and ultimately rejecting Rule 44, the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist...

Greater NW Area leaders express disappointment over failure to ratify amendments expressing gender equality,...

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky and the district superintendents and staff of the Greater Northwest Area offer words of comfort and conviction in a video recorded after disheartening news of failed constitutional amendments concerning gender equality.

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...

#UMCGC Reflection: A New Unity — a gift from and to the local church

By Rev. Richenda Fairhurst May 18, 2016 | Portland, Oregon We who pastor at the local church level are by and large leading struggling churches. Today’s pastoral...

An Immigration Vigil at #UMCGC

Article by Pam Brokaw | Video by Rev. David Valera May 13, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. United Methodists were encouraged by Los Angeles Area Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño to...

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