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...

Northwest United Methodist Foundation announces new associate directors

By Tom Wilson The Northwest United Methodist Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff persons: the Rev. David Nieda and Julia...

“Yes, I am called, but how, and to what?”

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By Sophia K.R. Agtarap This notion of being called is not a new one. Scripture is peppered with stories of our foreparents in faith being called...

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.

Taming the Bear: Fight, flight, or freeze

The three instinctual responses to conflict: fight, flight, and freeze, are hard wired in us. Project Transformation: PNW director Rev. Rachel Neer was reminded of this fact as she participated in a recent Poverty Immersion. The opportunity also gave her new insight into the daily threat of poverty to families and the importance of the kinds of support they offer to children.

Shall we choose a wide path or a narrow one?

Greater Northwest Area Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky shares her thoughts, hopes and prayers as the Council of Bishops continues to discern the future of the church.

Rev. Emma Donohew to Parkrose United Methodist Church

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Bishop Grant Hagiya announces his intention to appoint the Rev. Emma Donohew as the Pastor of Parkrose United Methodist Church, Portland, OR, effective July...

A Message to the Greater Northwest Area

Next week, the questions raised over Bishop Karen Oliveto's election last July will come before the #UMC Judicial Council. Bishop Elaine Stanovsky writes to keep members of the Greater NW Area informed about this important matter involving the Western Jurisdiction.

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...

Staffing changes in the Greater Northwest and PNW Offices; 2 Openings in District Service...

It is our pleasure to announce that Rachel Fitzgerald, the current administrative assistant in the Greater Northwest Area's Episcopal Office, will be transitioning to...

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