How Churches Spend their Money

By Brant Henshaw | Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services Local church volunteers often call and ask how their spending “fits” in with the average church...

LGBTQ and You – an Introductory Glossary of Terms and Usage

Even when we want to offer hospitality and love to LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ, our lack of knowledge can get in the way. On the PNW News Blog, Rev. Ann Lock shares a resource she prepared to help members of her congregation to grow in their understanding.

A Liturgy for Orlando

By the Rev. Mantu Joshi* I wrote this liturgy after the recent tragedy. Please feel free to use this if it is helpful for your community. Liturgy Leader:...

Discerning the Real: The Art of Transitioning Pastoral Relationships in the Age of Social...

By Patrick Scriven | Director of Communications & Young People's Ministry the first few months at a new church are incredibly important for a pastor. First...

EXTRA! EXTRA! – Read all about it! New Federal Laws to Impact Overtime Pay

By Rik Jamieson | Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” overtime...

Creating a Culture of Call: Greater NW Area Ministry Internship Project Launches!

Greater Northwest Area Garners $100,000 Grant The Greater Northwest Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church, an area that includes the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho, and Pacific...

Take the “Change the World” challenge!

2013 marks the fourth year that The United Methodist Church has participated in "Change the World," an event led by United Methodist Communications and...

Renton’s homeless find a “Center of Hope”

Renton’s homeless find a “Center of Hope” In association with the Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH), Renton First UMC began its round of hosting homeless...

An Embarrassment of Riches, a short intro to Fasting

James Tissot: Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness (Brooklyn Museum) By Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications and Young People’s Ministries Disclaimer. I’m not the most disciplined person,...

The Practice of Lovingkindness Meditation

In the first installment of the Clergy Wellness Corner of the new year, pastoral counselor and #UMC deacon Denise McGuiness shares a meditative practice called Lovingkindness. She writes that "this practice has been a life changer for me, especially in the current state of the world that is full of divisiveness and hate."