Rev. Richenda Fairhurst as Pastor of Ashland First UMC

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Richenda Fairhurst as Pastor of Ashland First United Methodist Church in Ashland, Oregon beginning July...

With Heart, Soul, and Mind: Not Everything that Matters Happens When People Vote

By Rev. Lowell Greathouse May 24, 2016 "Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing...

Claremont explores move to Oregon

By Greg Nelson In a July 6 letter to the Claremont School of Theology community, and subsequent press releases from Claremont School of Theology (CST) and...

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...

Greater NW Table Talks bring curiosity, hope to human sexuality discussion

Last weekend the first Table Talks were held in three locations across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the work of the Commission on a Way Forward were largely appreciated, and well attended, according to reporting by Kristen Caldwell. More events are planned throughout the coming months.

Statement by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon on the tragic murders on Portland’s MAX

Our hearts are broken by the tragic murder of two selfless individuals who lost their lives on May 26 as they courageously stood up...

Ross takes Vital Church to the Local Church

Today the Oregon-Idaho Conference learned that the Rev. Stephan Ross, Director of the Vital Church Project in the Oregon-Idaho Conference, has accepted an appointment...

PNW UMVIM: Preparing for storms in Washington & Oregon

Courtesy of WSDOT: "Rain will become heavy at times today across Western Washington in advance of a strengthening low pressure system approaching the region.  Steady...

GNW Methodist Early Response Teams join in NC flood relief efforts

A few UMVIM Early Response Team members from Washington and Oregon visited North Carolina to help the clean-up of flood-damaged homes from November 9 to...

How have ERTs fulfilled its mission of service in 2017?

By Kathy Bryson For the PNW Early Response Team program, 2017 was a year kaf firsts. We hosted our first annual weekend “Spring Training” at...

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