Indigo Girls sing for inclusion of all God’s children #UMCGC

By Pam Brokaw May 16, 2016 | Portland, Oregon A Wesleyan message of God’s love for all children rocked the packed Portland's First Congregational Church Friday...

GC2016: Divestment debate continues

By Linda Bloom May 2, 2016 | NEW YORK (UMNS) Through petitions and advocacy, some United Methodists are again asking delegates to the denomination’s top legislative...

Bishop Carter to undergo surgery in Portland

By Sam Hodges May 10, 2016 | PORTLAND, Oregon (UMNS) Bishop Kenneth Carter was set to undergo surgery for a severed tendon on the afternoon of...

Rev. Craig’s Thoughts on the Eve of Day 5 of #GC2012

It's Saturday night and the legislative committee portion of General Conference 2012 has ended. The Western jurisdiction took a major hit late this afternoon....

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...
The Book of Discipline, 2008

Guaranteed No More

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This morning General Conference voted to strike language in the discipline guaranteeing appointments for “all elders in full connection who are in good standing.” The...

Bishop Hagiya on Security of Appointment

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Ethnic clergy from the PNW Conference and Bishop Hagiya discuss security of appointment at the Annual Ethnic Clergy Gathering earlier this week. A REFLECTION TO ALL PNW AND ALASKA CLERGY | By...

#UMCGC Reflection: Subcommittees – The Best and Worst of Holy Conferencing

By David Reinholz May 12, 2016 | Portland, Oregon John Wesley believed that Christian conferencing is a means of grace. This says when we do it...

#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...

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