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Coverage of General Conference 2012 particularly relevant to United Methodists in the Western Jurisdiction and/or provided by UMNS or the WJ media pool.

Bishop Carcaño to appoint Rev. Frank Schaefer to Cal-Pac Student Ministry

From the California-Pacific Office of Communications “I am grateful for the action of the committee on appeals in the Frank Schaefer case.  In line with...

Mudslide Update: Our impact, dollars at work for Oso relief

View of the hill side that gave way near SR 530. A hillside in the Snohomish County community of Oso at SR...

A statement from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky released this statement this evening speaking on behalf of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops. The statement offers a response to the ruling of the Judicial Council regarding the election of an out, gay bishop.

A Message to the Greater Northwest Area

Next week, the questions raised over Bishop Karen Oliveto's election last July will come before the #UMC Judicial Council. Bishop Elaine Stanovsky writes to keep members of the Greater NW Area informed about this important matter involving the Western Jurisdiction.

Pacific Island Methodists of the Northwest meet in Seattle

Pacific Islander leadership met at First Tongan UMC with support from the district, Conference, and greater UMC. Small groups focused on identity, empowerment, and...

Colorado is ready for Early Response Teams

Check our Facebook page for more photos from Lyons, Colo. Colorado is ready for Early Response Teams By Jim Truitt The Rocky Mountain Conference has officially invited...

What to Expect from the Western Jurisdictional Conference – #WJUMC

By Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications and Young People's Ministries When the Western Jurisdiction gathers next week it will be the final in a series...

Council Executive Committee Affirms Unity, Moves Forward

Nashville, Tenn.: Meeting in Chicago last week, the Council of Bishops' Executive Committee approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward...

If It’s to Be, It’s Up to Me

I’m Amory Peck, from Bellingham, Washington, in the United States.  By the grace of God, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. It happened four...

Bishop Tuell Memorial Service to be Live Streamed

Sunday Service to be live streamed at 2:30 PST There will be two services this weekend to celebrate the life and ministry of Bishop Jack...

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