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...

First UMC of Tacoma offers support, hospitality, to striking teachers

Starting September 6th, First United Methodist Church of Tacoma (FUMCOT) has been offering hospitality to educators on strike in the Tacoma School District. Over the first three days of the strike, the church hosted over 2,000 teachers and educators.

When the Methodists took on the Hop King

By Patrick Scriven In a drama that played itself out in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1895, conflicting values of late 19th century Methodism – namely...

Toppenish church to celebrate 120 years and counting!

Eli Martinez, co-lead pastor for New Harvest Fellowship in Toppenish, WA, sees the upcoming celebration of 120 years of a Methodist presence in the community as an opportunity to renew ministry to a city dealing with fear from recent shootings.

Listening for God’s Call

"It started with an invitation by the Church Council of Greater Seattle, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the ACLU..." Theresa Greco, a member of Edmonds United Methodist Church's the Immigration Ministries Committee, shares how offering hospitality to immigrant women released from detention has blessed 'guests' and church members alike.