Tree of Life

"For those of you who never went to North Mason UMC in Belfair, the Tree of Life was the centering theme for the sanctuary and the spiritual life of the church." The Rev. Justin White shares this beautiful reflection on the closing of the church and the life it will "continue to birth."

Alaska Conference Special Sunday celebrated in the PNW on September 15

At the 2019 PNW Annual Conference Session last June, clergy and lay members voted to "establish the third Sunday of September each...
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Crossing Boundaries — Partnerships in Mission

The Oregon-Idaho Conference's Global Mission Team is hosting three celebrations of the bicentennial of Methodist global ministry this Fall. PNW United Methodists are invited to attend the events, which also double as trainings, planned for Roseburg (10/5), Tigard (10/12), and Boise (10/26).

What exactly is ZeroTheology?

By Rev. John Tucker I have been trapped in the clichéd, superficial, proposition based form of Christian religious...

Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos appointed as Director of Hispanic/Latinx Ministries for the PNW Conference

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky has appointed the Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos as Hispanic/Latinx Ministries Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference beginning July 1, 2019.

CLAREMONT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY SIGNS AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY IN SALEM, OR

CLAREMONT, CA— It is with pleasure and excitement that we announce that the Boards of Trustees at both Willamette University and Claremont...

Greater Northwest Area leaders take steps toward an inclusive future together

Over 60 leaders from the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho, and Pacific Northwest Conferences recently gathered to continue conversations on how they could marshal resources toward vital mission and ministry across the Greater Northwest Area. The Vitality Stewards Summit 2.0 was the second formal gathering aimed toward this task, expanding the circle of those who met in September of 2018.

Rev. Nico Romeijn-Stout to Girdwood Chapel United Methodist Church

Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Nico Romeijn-Stout as Pastor of Girdwood Chapel United Methodist Church in Girdwood, Alaska, in the...

PNW Board of Ordained Ministry will resist discriminatory GC2019 restrictions

A letter was sent earlier this month to ministerial candidates in the PNW Conference in response to the harmful actions of General Conference 2019. In reassurance, it offers "that the actions of General Conference do not and will not change our statement or our current practice..."

Greater NW churches respond to GC with messages of love, apology and inclusion

When the Traditional Plan passed at General Conference, local churches across the Greater Northwest Area raced to counter to a message sent that was out of sync with the ministry they understand God calling them toward. Kristen Caldwell shares how a number of church leaders responded.

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