A letter to the West from Bishop Karen Oliveto

July 18, 2016 Dear sisters and brothers of the Western Jurisdiction Conference, “Behold, I am doing a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive...

Recognizing local church achievements, extraordinary service by members at #pnwac16

Recognizing local church achievements, extraordinary service by members at #pnwac16 By Teri Tobey with Jesse N. Love Puyallup, Wash. - The PNWAC 2016 Awards Banquet honored...

Are Smoky Summers the “New Norm”?

As wildfire smoke continues to blanket much of the Pacific Northwest, Cindy Haverkamp checks in with churches in the PNW's hardest-hit district to discover how they are ministering to their congregations in what may be a new "normal".

Project Transformation fills the gap when school doesn’t start

Project Transformation: Pacific Northwest, an educational ministry of The United Methodist Church, has stepped in to provide food, fun and fellowship during teacher contract negotiations in Clark County, Washington.

Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Council of Bishops is issuing the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way...

General Conference Sites Chosen for 2024 and 2028

By Diane Degnan | United Methodist Communications Portland, Oregon: Meeting in Portland, Oregon this week for their final meeting before General Conference 2016, the Commission on...

Finding a Way Forward Together in Spokane

Last Saturday’s Table Talk conversation at Spokane Valley UMC was the largest so far with 166 United Methodists coming together to discuss differing understandings of human sexuality and the Way Forward for the Church. Rosalee Mohney and the Revs. Alissa Bertsch, Geoff Helton, and Paul Graves answer some questions about the event.

How we got here: Looking back at the nine months since Bishop Oliveto’s election

Next week the United Methodist Judicial Council will be meeting to consider a petition from the South Central Jurisdiction which questions the election, consecration and assignment of Bishop Karen Oliveto. Here's a look at the coverage of Oliveto's first nine months as a #UMC bishop.


Revs. Sandy Brown, Brad Laurvick, and Emma Donohew share words of congratulations after two different victories. Photo by Patrick Scriven. By Patrick Scriven | Director...

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.