REACT: Christmas Institute celebrates unconditional love

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Christmas Institute is an annual church retreat with origins in the Philippines. Here in the Pacific Northwest, CI will be held at The Firs...

PNW UMVIM: Preparing for storms in Washington & Oregon

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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...

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.

New Administrative Assistant hired to support Greater Northwest Area Office

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky is pleased to announce the hiring of the Rachel Fitzgerald as administrative assistant for the episcopal office of The Greater...

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...

Multiplying Ministries Pilot Program Launches

The Revs. William Gibson, Brad Beeman, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky, the Revs. DJ del Rosario and Molly Fraser were some of the clergy in attendance for...

This year’s Bishop’s Symposium is No Joke: A Rabbi, an Imam, a Pastor and Brian...

This year’s Bishop’s Symposium will focus on the need to develop our capacity for intercultural communication as we experience the possibilities of interfaith relationships. And there are three options for clergy and laity to participate.

Lay Ministry Training offers skills and perspective

Article & Photos by Greg Nelson, OR-ID Director of Communications Forty lay people from across the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area gathered for the first session...

The Western Methodist Justice Movement convenes in Sacramento

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  By Rhondalei Gabuat Sacramento, Calif. - The leadership team of the Western Methodist Justice Movement (WMJM) convened their yearly planning meeting at The Table United...

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...

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