Legislative Summary from The PNWAC Sessions 2015

The Pacific Northwest Annual Conference Sessions 2015 Legislative Summary Prepared by the Rev. Shirley DeLarme Much of our action was to make our preferences known to General...

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..."

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We Make the Road by Walking Gayly Forward

"[W]e are in a battle for the soul of our denomination," writes the Rev. Zach Taylor in commentary on the PNW News Blog. Taylor shares how the church he is planting in Walla Walla responded to General Conference tumult in a way faithful to their identity.

Man takes evangelism on the road to GC2016

By Heather Hahn May 9, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. Most United Methodists who traveled to the 2016 General Conference got here by plane.Randy Neal made the...

Did We Find Our Way Forward?

"Did we find our way forward? I think we did, just not in the way many expected or hoped," writes Inland Missional District Superintendent Gregg Sealey reflecting on the recent General Conference. Since returning home from St. Louis, he has been listening to how people here are processing the decisions made.

Commentary: GC2016 will hear Lumad plight

Commentary by the Rev. Liberato Bautista New York (UMNS) Rice not bullets. Farm implements not militarization. Plowshares not swords. One would think that the choice is clear....
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...

Rev. Craig’s Thoughts on Day 4 of #GC2012

It was a grueling day. My morning was spent on the losing end of 21 to 1 votes in the subcommittee I'm working in. All...

Bumpy start for GC2016

By Sam Hodges May 13, 2016 | PORTLAND, Oregon (UMNS) Three days into General Conference 2016, delegates continued to debate whether they should be tapping on...

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