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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

#UMCGC Reflection: A day in the life of a Progressive delegate

By Rev. Monica Corsaro May 11, 2016 | Portland, Oregon Breweries, vegan pizza, hipsters, public transportation with the wafting scent of pot in the air; that is the...

The ministry right in front of us – #UMCGC

By Megan Kilpatrick I've been decompressing from General Conference--there's been a lot that's happened over the past two weeks. A lot of meanness and ugliness...

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.

#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...
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Rev. Mary Huycke hopes for Spirit-led discernment at 2019 General Conference

First-elected PNW Clergy Delegate to General Conference 2019, Rev. Mary Kohlstaedt Huycke, shares this short message expressing her hopes for the time next month in February. One hope is that delegates will engage not in "decision-making" but in real discernment that is open to the Holy Spirit.

Reflection for All PNW and Alaska Clergy

Bishop Grant Hagiya addressing the General Conference during the Plenary Celebration and Challenge of the Mission and Ministry of The United Methodist Church on...

Oh Crap!

By Rev. Mary K. (Sellon) Huycke | PNW Clergy Delegate to #UMCGC  I came home from a retirement party last night to find that the shower...

#UMCGC Reflection: The Holy Spirit is not “incompatible” with #UMCGC

By Rev. David Nieda May 16, 2016 | Portland, Oregon Going into the second week of my first General Conference, I have several observations, from the first...

It was time and it’s time again

By Rev. Mary K. (Sellon) Huycke ‘It seldom happens that the Church is wise to know her day of visitation. When God would have her move forward...

#UMCGC Reflection: Something I can tell my church

By Rev. Elizabeth Ingram Schindler May 18, 2016 | Portland, Oregon For the last 48 hours, all the talk, the rumors, the underlying current at General Conference,...

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