PNW Delegation

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

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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 from the Council of Bishops...

#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 children, but it seems like...

#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, has been about schism. Monday...

#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: 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 discussions have been everything that...
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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...
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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: 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 week, of the stirring of...

#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 have enjoyed getting to know...

#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...

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