PNW Delegation

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

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 and take up some new...

#UMCGC Reflection: The gifts and challenges of the being able to follow GC from...

By Rev. Elizabeth Ingram Schindler May 13, 2016  Watching General Conference from afar has been a surreal experience. I’m grateful for the livestream so I can follow plenaries from my office, the...

#UMCGC Reflection: Conversations in 140 characters

By Megan Kilpatrick May 13, 2016 | Portland, Oregon I don't Tweet much. That might come as a surprise to some folks who've been online these last few days, but most...

#UMCGC Reflection: #WhereAreTheYouth?

Updated to correct an error in the listed %. By Amanda Tobey May 12, 2016 | Portland, Oregon 0.23%. That is percentage of youth voting delegates on the floor of General Conference...

#UMCGC Reflection: Taking Care of Business

By David Reinholz May 12, 2016 | Portland, Oregon After a morning spent discussing and ultimately rejecting Rule 44, the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church got down to business...

Rule 44 Vote: Observations from a #UMCGC clergy delegate on what might have been

Thursday, May 12, 2016 By Pam Brokaw Pacific Northwest Conference delegate and clergy member Mary Huycke said she had several emotions including disappointment when the General Conference voted Rule 44 down....

#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 setting this year of we...

#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 the Annual Meeting of the...

#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,...

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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