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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.

Dynamic Speakers, Hollywood Writers, & Film Screening Headline UMC LEAD 2016

November 24, 2015 - The Loft LA, at Westwood United Methodist Church, and the Palomar Hotel will play host to the 2016 LEAD Conference,...

WJ makes case that Bishop Oliveto’s election is legal

In a much-awaited moment, the Western Jurisdiction today told The United Methodist Judicial Council that last July’s election of Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto complied with church law.

Complaints Filed Against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert; Supervisory Process Initiated to seek ‘Just Resolution’

DENVER – Complaints have been filed against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert alleging he has violated the sacred trust of his office.  Acting in accordance...

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...

A PNW delegate’s perspective on the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto

By Megan Kilpatrick | Western Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Friends in Christ, There has been a lot said about what happened at our Jurisdictional Conference this last...

Decisions on Episcopal Leadership of Particular Interest at #WJUMC

Mosaic of John Wesley found in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of San Diego, California. Photo by Patrick Scriven. By Patrick Scriven The Western...

Video Intro to Repentance Service

Dr. Tink Tinker, shares his views on Repentance, and what to expect in his message tonight during the Worship Service of Repentance of General...

Introducing Our New Western Jurisdiction Mission Interpreters

Nan McCurdy and Miguel Mairena are Board of Global Ministries Missionaries newly assigned as Mission Interpreters (mission ambassadors from Global Ministries) for the Western...

Mountain Sky United Methodists Introduce Bishop Karen Oliveto

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DENVER, Sept. 22 – United Methodist leaders representing five Western U.S. states today released a video introducing their new bishop, Karen Oliveto, a leader...

An Invitation to Prayer for Bishop Oliveto, the Mountain Sky Area and The United...

Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Siblings in Christ: Later this month, the United Methodist Judicial Council will gather to consider a question related to last July’s...

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