Remembering that God is bigger than our institutions

“Love is bigger than our structures and our fraught attempts to follow the Way of Jesus.” As she looks forward toward the 2019 General Conference in less than a month, Skylar Marston-Bihl finds herself considering the history of the denomination, and the tension that has always existed between grace and structure. Skylar is a member of the 2019 PNW delegation to General Conference and the first-elected lay delegate for 2020.

With Heart, Soul, and Mind: Not Everything that Matters Happens When People Vote

By Rev. Lowell Greathouse May 24, 2016 "Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing...

And the children shall lead us…

According to Patrick Scriven, the advocacy of young people in the wake of last week's school shooting is both inspiring and unsettling. It's inspiring because it may be making a difference but it's unsettling because it also speaks to the brokenness of institutions like the federal government and The United Methodist Church.

Thoughts from Amory Peck – Wednesday, Week 2

Post submitted on April 30, 2011 by Amory Peck, First Elected Lay Delegate to General Conference and Conference Lay Leader. Our PNW delegation is pictured...

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...

Delegate Counts for 2020 General Conference Announced

Nashville, Tenn.: The Secretary of the General Conference announced today the number of delegates assigned to each annual conference for the 2020 General Conference...

Reflection for All PNW and Alaska Clergy

Bishop Grant Hagiya addressing the General Conference during the Plenary Celebration and Challenge of the Mission and Ministry of The United Methodist Church on...

Are we ready to embrace the future?

While many United Methodists long for the Church of tomorrow, are we ready for it? Patrick Scriven wrestles with this question.

PNW delegates share their hopes for General Conference 2016

Marie Kuch-Stanovsky, Joan Holms, Megan Ernst Kilpatrick, Dave Reinholz, Amanda Tobey, the Rev. David Nieda, Austin Adkinson, Kay C. Barckley, the Rev. Monica Corsaro,...

In Relationship: Caring for OUR children in the Congo

By Jesse N. Love May 17, 2016 | Portland, Ore. A young woman who is wearing beautiful garb from Africa graces the stage. Wiping tears from...

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