Laura Velonza joins the District Service Center as District Administrator for Inland, Seven Rivers

By Patrick Scriven As 2019 was drawing to a close, Laura Velonza was beginning a new role as...

PNW WJ Fresh Summit Report

During the Western Jurisdiction Fresh United Methodism Summit, attendees received a number of reports from jurisdictional leadership and workgroups. Annual Conferences were...

VIDEO: WJ Bishops declare Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ clergy, candidates

VIDEO: WJ Bishops declare Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ clergy, candidates #UMC4All

As New 2020 Restrictions Loom, Western Jurisdiction Bishops Pledge Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ United...

Western bishops lead with grace, not persecution. Active United Methodist Bishops in the Western Jurisdiction announce their intention to set aside complaints against clergy accused of being gay or performing LGBTQ+ weddings; urge others to join them. #UMC4All

GBCS Board of Directors Release Social Principles to the Church

CHICAGO — At its final meeting of the quadrennium, the board of directors of the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) introduced...

Bishop Stanovsky announces Greater Northwest Area guiding coalition

In the wake of the exclusionary and punitive actions of General Conference 2019, Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky is announcing the formation of a Greater...

2019 Clergy Age Report Shows Dramatic Decline in Number of Young Elders

WASHINGTON, DC –There has been a dramatic decline in the number of young elders this past year, according to the Clergy Age Trends...

Western Jurisdiction to host ‘Fresh United Methodism Summit’ in November

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2019 What will the future of The United Methodist Church look like in the...

UMCOR Relief for Bahamas and U.S.

Your help is needed, today, for Hurricane Dorian relief and other disasters the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is responding to around the world.

Alaska Conference Special Sunday celebrated in the PNW on September 15

At the 2019 PNW Annual Conference Session last June, clergy and lay members voted to "establish the third Sunday of September each...