Sharing how she can get "overwhelmed by feelings of anger and sadness" as she hears the stories of families who were separated as they entered the US, Rev. Lyda Pierce reminds us of the importance of action in countering such feelings. She also shares a new toolkit with 8 ways faith communities can respond.
The arrival of 200 immigrants to the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, extreme enforcement which separates children from parents, and House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement of immigration debate offers us new incentive this month to educate, speak out, and organize on behalf of our neighbors.
Rev. Dennis Paschke shares some of the despair that has been present in the Orting Valley as it has struggled with the opioid crisis over the past few years. But the story doesn't end there as a team of committed folks rooted in Orting Methodist Church organize to bring hope and take a stand against addiction through Recovery Café.
By Patrick Scriven This week at the United Methodist Women’s Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, several laywoman with roots in the Northwest will be consecrated at...
United Methodists gathered at Federal Way United Methodist Church for a Social Principles Training Event last Saturday with the Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers from the General Board of Church and Society. Learn more about the event and an upcoming opportunity to attend a repeat training at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church on May 12th.
Commentary by Patrick Scriven Like many Americans, I consume the morning news while I'm eating my breakfast and getting ready for the day. I've gotten...
WASHINGTON — The draft of the revised Social Principles was released Thursday after years of listening and writing sessions. United Methodists are invited to...
Jose Enrique Hernandez is a member of Dios Viviente United Methodist Church in Seattle and a 'Dreamer.' In this video, Jose reflects on what the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program means for him and his friends and family.
United Methodists across the PNW Conference participated in March For Our Lives rallies last weekend. We take a look at some of the different ways they have been listening, supporting and taking action alongside the young leaders of this movement.
Immigrant voices will be at the center of the Table Turning action planned for Monday, March 26th in front of the in front of I.C.E. headquarters in Tukwila, Wash. The action, sponsored locally by Valley and Mountain, will include a ceremonial re-enactment of the “Revolutionary Jesus” turning over the tables of the money changers.