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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

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.

#UMCGC Reflection: Something’s missing…

By Joan Holms May 11, 2016 | Seattle, Washington I needed to return to Seattle on Tuesday, the opening day of General Conference. I had attended...

PNW delegates share their hopes for General Conference 2016

Marie Kuch-Stanovsky, Joan Holms, Megan Ernst Kilpatrick, Dave Reinholz, Amanda Tobey, the Rev. David Nieda, Austin Adkinson, Kay C. Barckley, the Rev. Monica Corsaro,...

Preparing for the Unknown

How can we get ready for General Conference when so many things are up in the air? Rev. Elizabeth Ingram Schindler shares how the PNW delegation has been preparing itself for the special session of General Conference later this month and offers suggestions on how United Methodists can do the same.

Holy Conversation

This article, written by Amory Peck, originally appeared in Channels Newsletter. My intent was to write a review of a recent church-related trip. It was two-and-a-half...

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...

Divining expectations and discerning priorities for General Conference 2019

Marie Kuch-Stanovsky, first-elected lay delegate and head of the PNW delegation, offers her hopes and expectations for the 2019 General Conference. Marie offers some insight on how delegates will do their work together and applauds efforts to free up process for the movement of the Holy Spirit.

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...

#UMCGC Reflection: The Gift of Hospitality

By Rev. C. Shane Moore May 15, 2016 | Portland, Oregon The other day I was asked how my experience has been so far at General Conference. I...

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...

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