PNW Delegation

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

General & Jurisdictional Conference Delegates

Top row (L to R): Rev. Craig Parrish, Rev. Daniel Foster, Marie Kuch, Gail Grossman, and Amory Peck. Second row: Rev. Gloria Kymn, Rev....

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...

#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...

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...

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,...

#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...

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...

#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...

Rev. Craig Parrish’s Thoughts – Day 7

The Rev. Craig Parrish speaks to the morning meeting of the Western Jurisdiction. Photo by Patrick Scriven. It has been awhile since I took the...

VIDEO: Reactions to the Vote to Eliminate Guaranteed Appointment

On the street interviews with the Rev. Gloria Kymn (clergy delegate), the Rev. Jeremy Smith (young adult clergy), Ken Ellis (lay delegate from Cal-Pac)...

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