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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

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.

Lay Leaders meet in advance of General Conference

By David Reinholz May 7-9, 2016 | Portland, Ore. On the eve of the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church, annual conference lay leaders from across the connection gathered in...
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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’s Thoughts on the Eve of Day 5 of #GC2012

It's Saturday night and the legislative committee portion of General Conference 2012 has ended. The Western jurisdiction took a major hit late this afternoon. The General Council on Finance...
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How do we see the shades of our faith? #UMCGC

Video by Patrick Scriven May 16, 2016 | Portland, Oregon “We do need to be seen; we do need to see each other. If we can’t acknowledge the presence of another...

#UMCGC Reflection: Are we doomed to repeat history?

By Rev. Monica Corsaro 2016 | Portland, Oregon At General Conference we celebrated our many partnerships with our ecumenical brothers and sisters in Christ. In particular we celebrated our relationship with the African...

#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,...

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...

Rev. Craig Parrish’s thoughts – Plan UMC Unconstitutional?

It looks like we may have won a major victory when the Judicial Council ruled Plan UMC unconstitutional. Basically, the judicial council ruled that the General Conference cannot assign...

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...

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