PNW Delegation

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

Rev. Craig Parrish’s Thoughts – Day 8

What can be said about our church? The last few days have not gone well for progressive Christians. If you value open conversation, many of you...

Thoughts from Amory Peck – Wednesday, Week 2

Post submitted on April 30, 2011 by Amory Peck, First Elected Lay Delegate to General Conference and Conference Lay Leader. Our PNW delegation is pictured...

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)...
The Book of Discipline, 2008

Guaranteed No More

This morning General Conference voted to strike language in the discipline guaranteeing appointments for “all elders in full connection who are in good standing.” The...

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...

Thoughts from Amory Peck – Monday, Week 2

Post submitted on April 30, 2011 by Amory Peck, First Elected Lay Delegate to General Conference and Conference Lay Leader. In the picture above,...

Rev. Craig’s Thoughts on the Eve of Day 5 of #GC2012

It's Saturday night and the legislative committee portion of General Conference 2012 has ended. The Western jurisdiction took a major hit late this afternoon....

Rev. Craig’s Thoughts Mid-Day 5 of #GC2012

The Rev. Craig Parrish shares a light moment with the Rev. DJ del Rosario, a member of the PNW Conference who works for the...

The Colors of the #GC2012 Rainbow

The Rev. David Valera, with two name badges in tow, is pictured on the right along with four others at GC2012. RED, GREEN and ORANGE I...

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...

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