Of Bread, Fish, and Socks

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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.

Auburn First UMC Reconciling Team to offer Transgender Educational Event

The alarmingly high rate of attempted suicide among transgender youth moved the reconciling ministries team at Auburn First UMC to do something. They will offering “Transgender – Myths, Lies, and the Truth", an educational event at the public library on January 31.

Talking with your church about General Conference 2019

As the special session of General Conference grows closer, it is expected that the curiosity of the average United Methodist will grow. Rev. Debbie Sperry shares one way she is working to keep her members well-informed and engaged in conversation.

Orting celebrates the successful opening of Recovery Cafe

By Patrick Scriven Hit hard by the opioid crisis, the city of Orting was looking for answers. The Rev. Dennis Paschke and Orting United Methodist...