A statement from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky released this statement this evening speaking on behalf of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops. The statement offers a response to the ruling of the Judicial Council regarding the election of an out, gay bishop.

A history of ‘uniting’ and gathering at the table together

"There will always be difficult and divisive issues," writes Rev. Mary Huycke as she reflects on the upcoming 50th anniversary of The United Methodist Church. "As people of faith it is critical that we develop the relational and spiritual capacity to stay at the table with one another and bring such matters into our faith contexts."

Coupeville United Methodist Church to celebrate 165 years on April 22nd

Coupeville United Methodist, the first church organized north of Olympia in the Washington Territory, will celebrate its 165th year of ministry on April 22. As part of its Sunday worship service (11am), its History Committee will offer a presentation of the Coupeville church from its beginnings in the 1850s. The public is invited to participate.

Praying with those who find themselves “Leading While Female”

We Pray With Her, a book of devotionals and prayers meant to offer support to women in leadership, was released earlier this month by Abingdon Press. It includes contributions from two Greater Northwest Area clergywomen, Revs. Karen Puckett Hernandez and Elizabeth Ingram Schindler.

Embracing a Season of Fruitfulness at the Summit

Attendees of the quadrennial Leadership Summit close worship in prayer before beginning workshops. This year, the summit was held at Vancouver: First UMC. The Leadership...

Lazy Daze: Refresh and Reboot!

Lazy Daze: Refresh and Reboot! By Jesse N. Love Older adults from the PNW Conference enjoyed time apart to “Refresh and Reboot” during Lazy Daze --...

Jar$ for Jamaa Letu 2018!!

This year's labels for the annual 'jar' fundraiser to support the orphanages of Jamaa Letu in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now available. Directions are provided for local churches and individuals seeking to support this important, life-giving, ministry.

Volunteer Home Builders Bring Amazing Hope to Okanogan County!

By Cindy Haverkamp with Rosalee Mohney, Wildfires UMVIM Coordinator When volunteers first began responding for calls to rebuild homes in Okanogan County following the worst...

What moments in our lives remind us of our promise to serve?

By The Rev. Dr. Carmen Manalac-Scheuerman Commissioned as Global Missionary of the UMC Praise the Lord! After almost three years, returning with my family to Philippines serving...

2017 PNWAC Legislative Summary

Prepared by the Rev. Shirley DeLarme and Patrick Scriven The Petitions and Consent Calendar items referred to on this page can be found in the...