Celebrating Easter together during this time of physical separation

Production is underway for a Greater Northwest Area-wide celebration of Easter, and we are inviting you to participate! Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky will deliver...

A Message to those in Ministry with Young People during the Coronavirus Outbreak

By Teri Tobey *Weekly Meeting time changed to 11AM 4/1/2020In a matter of weeks, what an average week of ministry and life for many of...

Rev. Casey Banks to Newberg First UMC

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Casey Banks as Pastor of Newberg First United Methodist Church in Newberg, Oregon, effective July...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Alaska as Mission District of the PNW Conference

The decision by the Alaska Conference to pursue a new status as a 'mission district' of the PNW Conference raises some questions. We've developed this FAQ to try to answer some of them for folks in the PNW.

Alaska Conference Special Session affirms request to become a mission district, seeks inclusion within...

By Rev. Jim Doepken During a Special Called Session of the Alaska Conference of The United Methodist Church this weekend, members voted to dissolve their...

What makes a church a Church?

Size matters less than having a clear, faith-grounded, purpose according to Rev. Kathy Neary, Transitional Ministry Developer for the PNW Conference. Neary shares what she is seeing as she visits local churches around the conference.

Laura Velonza joins the District Service Center as District Administrator for Inland, Seven Rivers

By Patrick Scriven As 2019 was drawing to a close, Laura Velonza was beginning a new role as a part of the Pacific Northwest Conference's District...

Finding God, Finding Self

Sue Magrath describes the impact the Academy for Spiritual Formation made upon her when she began attending in 2005. She also shares that an opportunity to experience the program is coming to the Northwest this July.

Entertaining Angels

"I don’t think it’s right to mix politics and religion," said Dorene, "but maybe Jose was kind of like a prophet." June Darling eloquently shares how a unconventional attendee of the Cashmere United Methodist Church pushed the edges out to help others to grow just "a tidbit more patient."

The Port Orchard Tornado Revisited

It's been 10 months since a rare EF 2 Tornado wreaked havoc in Port Orchard, Washington. Jim Truitt, Disaster Response Coordinator for the Greater NW Area, offers us a look back at the work that has been accomplished by numerous volunteers and intentional partnerships.