General Conference Sites Chosen for 2024 and 2028

By Diane Degnan | United Methodist Communications Portland, Oregon: Meeting in Portland, Oregon this week for their final meeting before General Conference 2016, the Commission on...

Bishops offers video as resource for One Church plan discussions

The Council of Bishops is offering a video outlining the One Church Plan as a resource for annual conferences as they prepare for the...

GC2016: Fund boosts clergy education across globe

By Sam Hodges May 3, 2016 | UMNS Before help came from the Central Conference Theological Education Fund, Banyam Theological Seminary depended on antiquated, gasoline-powered generators for electricity. Often...

PNW Board of Ordained Ministry will resist discriminatory GC2019 restrictions

A letter was sent earlier this month to ministerial candidates in the PNW Conference in response to the harmful actions of General Conference 2019. In reassurance, it offers "that the actions of General Conference do not and will not change our statement or our current practice..."

PNW Delegation takes on fossil fuel investment #GC2016

Updated to correct vote count on Minority Report By Pam Brokaw May 20, 2016 | Portland, Oregon While United Methodists seeking divestment from fossil fuels mounted a...

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...

Mandatory penalties ruled unconstitutional

By Linda Bloom May 18, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) Imposing a mandatory penalty during the “just resolution” process for a clergyperson admitting to committing a...

Parting Company?

The news of a possible agreement, pending General Conference approval, to allow traditionalist churches to leave The United Methodist Church has prompted many conversations in local churches. Many pastors like Rev. Kelly Dahlman-Oeth are working to proactively answer questions and prepare their congregations for what may come next.

The Western Methodist Justice Movement convenes in Sacramento

  By Rhondalei Gabuat Sacramento, Calif. - The leadership team of the Western Methodist Justice Movement (WMJM) convened their yearly planning meeting at The Table United...

Fossil Free UMC Responds to United Methodist Pension Board Video for Central Conference Delegates

Seattle, WA—The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Pension and Health Benefits has released a video for central conference delegates instructing them to vote...

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