Our Social Principles: A Guide to the Church, A Witness to the World

Submitted by Judy Dirks for the PNW Board of Church & Society This spring, Pacific Northwest Conference laity and clergy will have a unique opportunity...

A Pastoral Letter to the People of The United Methodist Church from its female...

The failure of two constitutional amendments related to the rights of girls, women, and other vulnerable groups prompted the active and retired United Methodist female bishops to pen this pastoral letter to the church. The letter was affirmed by the entire council. "We see you. We weep with you. We seek your healing. We work for the healing of our church. We strive for a church and world that honors every person as a beloved child of God, made in the image of our Creator."

Seattle’s big win provides United Methodists another opportunity to make a big difference

By Patrick Scriven | Director of Communications & Young People's Ministry With the Seattle Seahawks heading to the Super Bowl for a second straight year,...

The 145th Session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

The 145th Session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference offered many opportunities for members to discern for today a question posed by Bishop Elaine Stanovsky: "What does Love look like?" Patrick Scriven, director of communications, shares this visual summary of #PNWAC18.

UMC Bishops amend call for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

July 9, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Council of Bishops (COB) has amended its call for the Special Session of the General Conference of The United...

ʽDigital divide’ concern arises with African delegates

By Sam Hodges May 10, 2016 | PORTLAND, Oregon (UMNS) At past General Conferences, delegates wanting to speak in a plenary session raised a card and...

GCAH: 2018 Marks the beginning of a Jubilee for United Methodists

Did you know that 2018 marks the 50th year anniversary of The United Methodist Church? In the newsletter for the General Commission on Archives and History, General Secretary Rev. Fred Day looks back to this pivotal moment in 1968 (in the church and the nation), and the hope enunciated by Albert Outler that the #UMC would be a "bold choice of unity in the face of the surrounding chaos."

30 pastors plan to perform same-sex union

The Rev. Frank Schaefer faces a church trial on Nov. 18 for officiating at the 2007 same-sex wedding of his son. He is pastor...

The Connectional Table Votes to Submit Legislation Proposal Related to Homosexuality

Nashville, Tennessee: Meeting in Nashville today, the Connectional Table voted to submit a compromise legislative proposal to the 2016 General Conference that removes prohibitive...

United Methodists encouraged to celebrate 50th anniversary of the denomination alongside Pentecost

View on YouTube  |  Download Video Nashville, Tennessee – May 20 is being called a “once in a lifetime” event for United Methodists, offering an...