Western Jurisdiction News

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...

Bishop Tuell, church law expert, dies at 90

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Four United Methodist bishops “assure President George H.W. Bush of the prayers of the United Methodist people” in the Oval Office on Aug. 7,...

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.

Bishop’s Carcaño rules on Conference Adoption of Biblical Obedience Statement

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño preaching at the Western Jurisdictional Conference held during July of 2013 in San Diego, California. Photo by Patrick Scriven. This post...

Where we are going: What’s next for the #UMC as we await the Judicial...

A recap of a busy week filled with news about the Judicial Council as they consider a challenge to the election of The United Methodist Church's first out lesbian bishop, updates from the Commission on a Way Forward, and Council of Bishops on General Conference 2019.

Why We Voted for Bishop Oliveto

In a newly released video, three delegates to the 2016 Western Jurisdictional Conference tell why they voted for Bishop Karen Oliveto, the first openly lesbian bishop in The United Methodist Church. On April 25, 2017, the nine-member United Methodist Judicial Council will hear arguments in the challenge to Bishop Oliveto’s election.

Hoshibata Offers Healing Message to #gc2012 – VIDEO

Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata preaches during worship at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. By Greg...

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...

UMNS: Same-sex clergy couple marries in Seattle

The Rev. Joanne Carlson Brown (left), Thistle the Wonder Westie and the Rev. Christie Lagergren Brown. Photo courtesy of the Browns. By Heather Hahn* “I won’t...

Just Resolution Achieved in Complaint Process

Denver, Colorado: Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky, President of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops, announced that a just resolution has been reached regarding a...

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