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Articles and commentary on or about the Pacific Northwest Conference’s delegation to the General and Western Jurisdictional Conference. #UMCGC #WJUMC

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 week. I wanted to provide some...

An Open Letter to My Parents on Queerness and Being #CalledOut

Dear Mom and Dad, Welcome back from the mission trip, Dad. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. While Dad was away I joined a group of over 100 United Methodist clergy and...

#UMCGC Reflection: Can the UMC Change?

By David Reinholz May 11, 2016 | Portland, Oregon Powerless. That’s how it can feel sometimes as a member of a large bureaucratic and hierarchical institution. We have bishops, district superintendents, elders,...

#UMCGC Reflection: #WhereAreTheYouth?

Updated to correct an error in the listed %. By Amanda Tobey May 12, 2016 | Portland, Oregon 0.23%. That is percentage of youth voting delegates on the floor of General Conference...

#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 properly, God is present and...

Living Fully with Risk and Responsibility

By Rev. Mary K. (Sellon) Huycke I’m not a rule breaker. I’m not someone at the forefront of marches or instigating movements. As a leadership coach, my work is generally behind...

Thoughts on #GC2012 after a week of less stressful living

Delegation members Marie Kuch, the Rev. Gloria Kymn, Amory Peck and the Rev. Craig Parrish share a light moment with their 'voting keypads' on the last day of General...
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#UMCGC extends “one small step of sacramental rights” to deacons

Today, delegates approved Petition 60489 which says, "ffering the means of grace to the world, the resident bishop of an annual conference in which the deacon is appointed may authorize...

Rev. Craig Parrish’s thoughts on Final Morning of #GC2012

Gail Grossman, Rev. Craig Parrish and Bishop Bob Hoshibata stand along the edges of the plenary space with those protesting the church's stance on homosexuality. Picture by Patrick Scriven.  Friends, I...

General & Jurisdictional Conference Delegates

Top row (L to R): Rev. Craig Parrish, Rev. Daniel Foster, Marie Kuch, Gail Grossman, and Amory Peck. Second row: Rev. Gloria Kymn, Rev. David Valera, Ryan Russell, Barbara...

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