Nope, your pastor, bishop, etc., didn’t really ask you to purchase gift cards

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As the Christmas holiday arrives, it's important to remember that fraudsters are most eager to take advantage of the benevolence and trusting nature of church members. Be proactive and keep your people safe!

Entertaining Angels

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"I don’t think it’s right to mix politics and religion," said Dorene, "but maybe Jose was kind of like a prophet." June Darling eloquently shares how a unconventional attendee of the Cashmere United Methodist Church pushed the edges out to help others to grow just "a tidbit more patient."

Entertaining Angels

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Port Hadlock Community UMC pastor Scott Rosekrans shares how a chance encounter on a Sunday afternoon gave him the opportunity to meet a new neighbor. The church's new Advent study had him at the church when it would normally be empty and provided a lesson which perfectly aligned with his encounter.

Of Bread, Fish, and Socks

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As pastor of Community UMC in Port Hadlock, Wash., Scott Rosekrans has encouraged his church to engage in mini-missions like their current "Socktober." This year, that project delivered big with a unexpected, maybe even miraculous, donation.

Tree of Life

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"For those of you who never went to North Mason UMC in Belfair, the Tree of Life was the centering theme for the sanctuary and the spiritual life of the church." The Rev. Justin White shares this beautiful reflection on the closing of the church and the life it will "continue to birth."

Auburn First UMC to Host “Supporting the Transgender” Workshop in September

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The Reconciling Ministries team at Auburn First UMC is presenting a mini-workshop entitled Supporting the Transgender – A Medical and Spiritual Journey to be held on Saturday, September 14 at the church.

Ephrata UMC offers memory café for the community

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Once a month for the last year-and-a-half, Ephrata UMC has hosted a Memory Café for those who suffer from memory loss illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as their caregivers. Kristen Caldwell shares their story.

Magic Beans

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Port Hadlock Community United Methodist pastor Scott Rosekrans shares a low-cost mission his church engages in. How did they discover it? They listened to understand what was really needed.

LGBTQ and You – an Introductory Glossary of Terms and Usage

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Even when we want to offer hospitality and love to LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ, our lack of knowledge can get in the way. On the PNW News Blog, Rev. Ann Lock shares a resource she prepared to help members of her congregation to grow in their understanding.

An April Fools Walk in Solidarity with our Kenyan Prayer Partner

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Rev. Jo Dene Romeijn-Stout shares that she is building stamina for distance walking as a Lenten discipline this year. On April 1, she'll be walking 19 miles to the church she serves, Sunrise UMC in Federal Way, in solidarity with the pastor of a Kenyan church they are in prayer partnership with.

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