PNW Delegation

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

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...

An Open Letter from an Open Lesbian

Amory Peck addresses the 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Florida at part of the Laity Address. Photo by PNW Director of Connectional Minsitries, Rev....

#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...

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)...

PNW delegates share their hopes for General Conference 2016

Marie Kuch-Stanovsky, Joan Holms, Megan Ernst Kilpatrick, Dave Reinholz, Amanda Tobey, the Rev. David Nieda, Austin Adkinson, Kay C. Barckley, the Rev. Monica Corsaro,...

Rev. Craig’s Thoughts on Day 4 of #GC2012

It was a grueling day. My morning was spent on the losing end of 21 to 1 votes in the subcommittee I'm working in. All...

Holy Conversation II

This article, written by Amory Peck, originally appeared in Channels Newsletter. Photo by Jesse Love. I’m sitting in my room at the Archbishop Alex J. Brunett Retreat Center...

An Open Letter to My Parents on Queerness and Being #CalledOut

Dear Mom and Dad, Welcome back from the mission trip, Dad. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. While Dad was away I joined a group of over...

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...

Rev. Craig’s Thoughts on the First Day of #gc2012

Marcus Briggs Cloud of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference addresses the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. A UMNS photo by Mike...

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