Shower trailers will help VIM teams in the Greater Northwest

By Jim Truitt | Photos by members of PNW UMVIM, Early Response Teams, et. al. Finding lodging for Early Response Teams (ERT) and Volunteers in...

I am not a divider, am I?

In 1991, Roxy and Michelle started to attend Ashland United Methodist Church. In this powerful look back, the church's current pastor, Rev. Richenda Fairhurst, shares the tragic story of what followed, and how love responded.

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...

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,...

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...

The First Step is Always the Hardest

By the Rev. Dr. William D. Gibson | Photos by Patrick Scriven and Teri Tobey View photos from this event. Seattle, Wash. - How do we...

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...

General Conference 2016 Volunteers Needed!

Portland, Ore. is going to be hosting one of the most significant events in United Methodism next year. The 2016 General Conference, which is...

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.

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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