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...

Council of Bishops Adopts Covenant of Accountability

Portland, Oregon: Meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Council of Bishops voted to adopt a “Covenant of Accountability for the Council of Bishops” and pledged...

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...

111 clergy, clergy candidates come out as gay – #UMCGC

UPDATES with support from other faith leaders By Heather Hahn May 9, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) A letter from 500 openly LGBTQ clergy, future pastors...

Vigil remembers 35 million who died from AIDS

By Kathy L. Gilbert May 11, 2016│PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) In a response of love and prayer, the 35 million people who have died of AIDS were...

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...

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...

Holy Conversation II

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This article, written by Amory Peck, originally appeared in Channels Newsletter. Photo by Jesse Love. I’m sitting in my room at the Archbishop Alex J. Brunett Retreat Center...

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 Parrish’s Thoughts – Day 7

The Rev. Craig Parrish speaks to the morning meeting of the Western Jurisdiction. Photo by Patrick Scriven. It has been awhile since I took the...

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