When the Methodists took on the Hop King

By Patrick Scriven In a drama that played itself out in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1895, conflicting values of late 19th century Methodism – namely...

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...

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.

Fear of the Tap (water)

Growing up in the Philippines, the Rev. David Valera learned that it was never safe to drink water straight from the tap. In this reflective post, Valera wrestles with how hard it can be to let go of "deep-rooted fears" even long after one has learned there is no danger. He wonders what role the church can play in liberating others.

The 144th Session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

"What happened this year at Annual Conference?" Patrick Scriven files this overview report on the 2017 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. While it

Get to know Bill Gibson

Welcome Bill Gibson, PNW's Director of Strategic Faith Community Development! Bill Gibson is a cultural analyst, semiotician, and theological entrepreneur, working as the Director of...

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..."

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...

Greater NW Area leaders express disappointment over failure to ratify amendments expressing gender equality,...

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky and the district superintendents and staff of the Greater Northwest Area offer words of comfort and conviction in a video recorded after disheartening news of failed constitutional amendments concerning gender equality.

Religious Leaders: U.S., Canada need to negotiate, modernize Columbia River Treaty

Today 16 religious leaders sent a second request to President Obama and Prime Minister Harper to begin negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty...