A Message to those in Ministry with Young People during the Coronavirus Outbreak

By Teri Tobey *Weekly Meeting time changed to 11AM 4/1/2020In a matter of weeks, what an average week of ministry and life for many of...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Alaska as Mission District of the PNW Conference

The decision by the Alaska Conference to pursue a new status as a 'mission district' of the PNW Conference raises some questions. We've developed this FAQ to try to answer some of them for folks in the PNW.

What makes a church a Church?

Size matters less than having a clear, faith-grounded, purpose according to Rev. Kathy Neary, Transitional Ministry Developer for the PNW Conference. Neary shares what she is seeing as she visits local churches around the conference.

Laura Velonza joins the District Service Center as District Administrator for Inland, Seven Rivers

By Patrick Scriven As 2019 was drawing to a close, Laura Velonza was beginning a new role as a part of the Pacific Northwest Conference's District...

Entertaining Angels

"I don’t think it’s right to mix politics and religion," said Dorene, "but maybe Jose was kind of like a prophet." June Darling eloquently shares how a unconventional attendee of the Cashmere United Methodist Church pushed the edges out to help others to grow just "a tidbit more patient."

The Port Orchard Tornado Revisited

It's been 10 months since a rare EF 2 Tornado wreaked havoc in Port Orchard, Washington. Jim Truitt, Disaster Response Coordinator for the Greater NW Area, offers us a look back at the work that has been accomplished by numerous volunteers and intentional partnerships.

Tree of Life

"For those of you who never went to North Mason UMC in Belfair, the Tree of Life was the centering theme for the sanctuary and the spiritual life of the church." The Rev. Justin White shares this beautiful reflection on the closing of the church and the life it will "continue to birth."

Alaska Conference Special Sunday celebrated in the PNW on September 15

At the 2019 PNW Annual Conference Session last June, clergy and lay members voted to "establish the third Sunday of September each year, or...

Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos appointed as Director of Hispanic/Latinx Ministries for the PNW Conference

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky has appointed the Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos as Hispanic/Latinx Ministries Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference beginning July 1, 2019. Rev. Lyda Pierce, who...

PNW Board of Ordained Ministry will resist discriminatory GC2019 restrictions

A letter was sent earlier this month to ministerial candidates in the PNW Conference in response to the harmful actions of General Conference 2019. In reassurance, it offers "that the actions of General Conference do not and will not change our statement or our current practice..."