PNW Delegation

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

#UMCGC Reflection: Standing at the Threshold

By Rev. Kay C. Barckley May 25, 2016 From numerous vantage points, the impressive glass spires of the Oregon Convention Center appear to rise unattached into 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...

The seductive energy of division – #UMCGC

By Rev. Mary K. (Sellon) Huycke The morning after I left General Conference I felt strangely adrift. But, while finishing my breakfast, an NPR interview with...

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...

#UMCGC Reflection: A Prayer for Old White Men

By David Reinholz May 19, 2016 | Portland, Oregon Dear God, I’m an old, white, heterosexual man. I have as much privilege as any segment of...
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VIDEO: PNW Delegates offer extended thoughts on “A Way Forward” and #UMCGC

Video by Rev. David Valera* May 19, 2016 | Portland, Oregon On Wednesday, May 18th, delegates to the 2016 United Methodist General Conference received a proposal...

#UMCGC Reflection: We need variety in voices for the next quadrenium

By Megan Kilpatrick May 18, 2016 | Portland, Oregon It seems like there are babies everywhere at GC. There actually are only a handful of small...

#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,...

#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...

#UMCGC Reflection: A Code of ‘Spirit’

By Megan Kilpatrick May 17, 2016 | Portland, Oregon I have had the privilege of observing the Church and Society 2 Committee during General Conference. The...

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