Have No Fear! The Green Shirts Are Here!

Five Early Response Teams from across the Western Jurisdiction join up to help North Carolina residents recover from Hurricane Florence.

Volunteer Home Builders Bring Amazing Hope to Okanogan County!

By Cindy Haverkamp with Rosalee Mohney, Wildfires UMVIM Coordinator When volunteers first began responding for calls to rebuild homes in Okanogan County following the worst...

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...

Cindy Haverkamp joins PNW staff as Communications Associate, Creation Care connector

The PNW Conference Office of Connectional Ministries is pleased to welcome Cindy Haverkamp as its new Communications Associate. In this part-time position, she will assist in telling the story of The United Methodist Church in the PNW and across its global connection.

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.

Finding a Way Forward Together in Spokane

Last Saturday’s Table Talk conversation at Spokane Valley UMC was the largest so far with 166 United Methodists coming together to discuss differing understandings of human sexuality and the Way Forward for the Church. Rosalee Mohney and the Revs. Alissa Bertsch, Geoff Helton, and Paul Graves answer some questions about the event.

Rev. Kathy Neary to serve as Transitional Ministry Developer for Pacific Northwest Conference

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Kathy Neary to serve as Transitional Ministry Developer for the Pacific Northwest Conference, beginning July 1, 2018....

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.

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.

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