Wednesday Webinar with the Bishop: Freed from Death

But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. – Acts 2: 24

Join us as we resume our weekly Wednesday webinar series with Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky, on Wednesday, April 15, to share our Easter stories. The hour-long webinar begins at 9 amPDT, 10 am MDT, or 8 am AKDT. Clergy and laity from across the Greater Northwest Area are invited to participate.

We apologize for not communicating more clearly that there wouldn’t be a webinar during holy week, but the goal will be to hold this time each Wednesday, moving forward, as we navigate our way through this crisis.

This coming week Bishop Elaine will be discussing, with other panelists, where they see signs of resurrection – life that defies death – in this season of disease and death.

“Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” – John 20: 21

Playing off the lectionary texts for April 19, the prayer and conversation will explore how you keep your own spirit rooted and refreshed in God’s Holy Spirit when death is so close and so real. There will also be discussion around how we minister to others in a time of physical distancing.

Please visit this link to register for Wednesday’s webinar. See you soon.

Simple instructions to make homemade masks

Advice from the Centers for Disease Control recently released states that, “a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.

This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity —for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing — even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.

In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.” ( See full article here.)

Health authorities warn not to rely on the homemade mask to protect you and still keep a safe distance of at least 6 feet from others when outside your home.

For those interested in making masks to wear in nonclinical settings or
for personal use, Kaiser Permanente offers step-by-step instructions here. Be sure to instruct the receiver to wash it before wearing. There are several other mask instructions available on the internet. 

Sally Blanchard, Oregon-Idaho Conference office and event manager, who has been sewing these said, “After you make the first one, they go quickly and are easy to make. Neighbors and friends have asked for them and it feels good to share what I can do.”

Celebrating Easter together during this time of physical separation

Production is underway for a Greater Northwest Area-wide celebration of Easter, and we are inviting you to participate! Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky will deliver an Easter message complemented by the musical and vocal gifts of people across the Area.

Lay and clergy members are encouraged to send one favorite church-related Easter photo for possible use during a portion of the Easter celebration.* Please submit one photo to by noon on Friday, April 3, 2020. Photos should be at least 1920 pixels wide x 1,080 pixels high.

Bishop Stanovsky has invited Oregon-Idaho Conference Secretary, the Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett, to design the worship experience along with Pacific Northwest Conference Director of Connectional Ministries, the Rev. David Valera.

They are producing the 30-40-minute service so that local churches can adopt it in its entirety or choose elements to blend into what they are already preparing. The elements include the Bishop’s message, a variety of musical components, and special liturgy created for this unique Easter celebration.

A weblink to downloadable video files will be distributed to assigned and appointed local church pastors no later than Wednesday, April 8.

The full worship service will be available to view on Easter morning at 7 am Mountain Time, 6 am Pacific Time, and 5 am Alaska Time at the following locations:

  • Greater Northwest Area Facebook – Visit
  • Greater Northwest Area Vimeo Page – Visit
  • Alaska Conference Facebook Page – Visit
  • Oregon-Idaho Facebook Page – Visit
  • Pacific Northwest Facebook Page – Visit

Local churches on Facebook are encouraged to consider using the Watch Party feature to participate in this service offering alongside other members of their local church.

*By submitting a photo, you are giving permission to The Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church, its churches, and its organizations to use the image provided.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Q&A for Churches

What does the FFCRA require?

FFCRA requires certain employers to provide new, and temporarily available, paid leave to employees who are impacted by COVID-19-related issues in certain ways. Specifically, the FFCRA requires those employers to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and up to 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the first 10 days of which are unpaid.

Does the FFCRA apply to churches and other religious organizations?

FAQ provided by the General Council on Finance & Administration.

In general, the FMLA applies to any employer which is “engaged in commerce” and which employs at least 50 people. For the purposes of the leave provided by the FFCRA, an “employer” must be engaged in commerce and must have fewer than 500 employees. Thus, churches and religious organizations that already must comply with the FMLA will likely have to provide the 12 weeks of leave created by the FFCRA, unless they have 500+ employees. Those that have not previously been subject to FMLA requirements because they have fewer than 50 employees will have to provide the 12 weeks of leave if they are engaged in commerce.[1]

The paid sick leave requirement applies to the same set of employers – i.e., employers engaged in commerce that have fewer than 500 employees.[2]

When is the FFCRA effective?

The FFCRA paid leave requirements become effective as of April 1, 2020 and remain in effect through December 31, 2020.

Do part-time employees receive 80 hours of paid sick leave?

No. Part-time employees are eligible to receive an amount of paid leave equal to the average number of hours the employee works over a 2-week period.

How would an employee be eligible for the paid sick leave?

An employee would be eligible to receive this paid leave if the employee is unable to work or telework for any of the following reasons:

  1. The employee is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID–19. 
  2. The employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID–19.
  3. The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID–19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  4. The employee is caring for an individual who is subject to an order as described in one of the first two items in this list.
  5. The employee must care for a child because the child’s school or daycare is closed or because the child’s childcare provider is unavailable due to COVID–19 precautions.
  6. The employee is experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Labor.

How much is the employer required to pay an employee who takes this paid sick leave?

In general, the employee would be paid the employee’s regular rate of pay, if the employee is taking the sick leave because of one of the first three reasons listed above. However, an employer would not be required to pay more than $511 per day and $5,110 total.

If the employee is taking the sick leave for one of the last three reasons listed above, the employer must pay the employee at least 2/3 of the employee’s regular pay rate, up to maximum of $200 daily and $2,000 total.

Can an employer require an employee to use already-provided paid sick leave first?

No. If an employee is unable to work for any of the six reasons listed above, the employee may choose to first use the up to 80 hours of paid sick leave provided by the FFCRA. This paid sick leave is in addition to other paid leave provided by the employer.

How would an employee be eligible for the 12 weeks of FMLA leave?

The 12 weeks of FMLA leave provided by the FFCRA are available to an employee who is “unable to work (or telework) due to a need for leave to care for the son or daughter under 18 years of age of such employee if the school or place of care has been closed, or the child care provider of such son or daughter is unavailable, due to a public health emergency.”

Are all 12 weeks paid?

No. The FFCRA does not require the first 10 days of the FMLA leave to be paid. However, an employee may substitute other paid leave provided by the employer (vacation, sick, personal, etc.) during those 10 days. The employee could also use the 80 hours of paid sick leave provided by the FFCRA for those 10 days. Afterwards, an employer must then provide paid leave for up to 10 subsequent weeks.

How much is the employer required to pay during those 10 weeks?

The FFCRA requires an employer to pay at a rate that is at least 67% of the employee’s regular pay rate. However, the employer is not required to pay more than $200 per day, even if that is less than 2/3 of the employee’s regular pay rate. The FFCRA also limits the total amount that must be paid by the employer over the 10-week span to $10,000.[3]

Are churches and religious organizations eligible for the tax credits associated with these paid leaves even if they do not pay income taxes?

Yes. A church or other religious employer has access to tax credits to offset the costs of providing the paid leave required by the FFCRA. The credits are not against income taxes but are instead immediately applied to payroll taxes submitted and paid via IRS Form 941.

Are there limits to the amount of credits that can be claimed?

Yes. The credit that can be claimed for paid leave provided to an employee pursuant to the FFCRA is limited to the maximums that employers are required to pay for such leave. For example, if an employer paid an employee who was unable to work for 12 weeks in order to care for a child whose daycare facility was closed because of COVID-19 a total of $15,000, the employer could only claim a credit for $12,000.

Are any other costs recoverable?

The FFCRA provides for an additional credit based on the healthcare insurance costs related to an employee who takes paid leave under the FFCRA.  

What other resources are available?

The Department of Labor has released the following:

The Internal Revenue Service has made some information available about the process for claiming credits against payroll taxes. Additional guidance from both is expected over the coming weeks.

This Q&A document is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal or tax advice. Organizations with questions about the applicability of the FFCRA to their specific circumstances should consult with a legal or tax professional.

[1] Whether or not an employer is engaged in commerce depends upon the facts and circumstances applicable to that employer. Churches and other religious organizations could be deemed to be engaged in commerce if they, among other possibilities, have unrelated business income or operate a camp, day care, school, etc.

[2] The FFCRA does allow for an exemption for employers with fewer than 50 employees if providing the paid leave required by the FFCRA would “jeopardize the viability of the [employer] as a going concern.” This exemption would be governed by regulations issued by the Department of Labor.

[3] If combined with the 80 hours of paid sick leave provided by the FFCRA, the employee would be eligible to receive up to $12,000 over a 12-week span.

Conducting memorial services during COVID-19: tips for how to make meaningful connection

In the best of times planning and officiating at funerals and memorials can be both very challenging and rewarding. In these times of Stay-At-Home and Do-Not-Gather orders the challenges and opportunities abound. The following suggestions and resources are offered as an invitation to consider how we can best support those in our our congregations and communities, who are grieving the loss of loved ones, during these especially difficult times. The following are recommended resources from Rev. Marshall Wattman-Turner, Abundant Health Coordinator for the Oregon-Idaho Conference and trained chaplain. Your comments and suggestions are welcome:

  • Find Out Who Will Be Involved in Making Decisions regarding Funeral / Memorial Arrangements. If several people will be involved or need to be consulted, it may help you to identify a primary point of contact.
  • If your congregation is already set up for online worship, consider how these resources might be adapted to livestream or record and distribute a Memorial Service.
  • You Don’t Need to Try and Re-Invent the Wheel The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship provides a wealth of resources related to COVID-19 and Funeral & Memorial Services:
  • Consider A Virtual Wake to provide an opportunity for sharing memories in whatever manner works best for those involved. It could be a live event via telephone or online, or an invitation could be extended to share personal remembrances over an extended period by mail, email, or online. If you are uncertain about how to proceed, ask your local Funeral Home / Mortuary for guidance or assistance. Reminiscing together can be framed by Scripture or Prayer.
  • Consider the use of social media and its practical implications for a memorial service.
  • The National Funeral Director’s Association (NFDA) includes several resources including: When a Loved One Dies During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ways to practice self-care while grieving 

  • Write a letter about your loved one and memories you have, make copies and mail them out to friends and family. Invite them to reply to you with memories of their own.
  • Reach out to family and friends by phone. They’ll enjoy hearing from you and it’s an opportunity for you to share a memory of your loved one and for them to do the same.
  • Keep a journal. As you are inspired to do so, write about memories of your loved one and how you are feeling about your grief. Share those memories with others as you are comfortable in doing so.
  • Make self-care a priority

A Memorial Service can be Postponed.  Grief Can Not.

  • Amidst the shattering of life, as you’ve known it, grief is more than “just a feeling” It encompasses our whole being: Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit. Grief may involve dozens of feelings—sometimes contradictory feelings—that are a response to losing someone you love. Because grief is such a complex experience that is different for every person, it is important to find support and take good care of your emotional and physical needs. While grief is a normal, natural, and fully human response to loss, it can be cumulative and complicated, when denied or delayed.
  • Learn More About the Journey of Grief from the Center For Loss and Transition.
  • ACES Connections gathers resources for Trauma-Informed Care. Daren Casagrande is a Mental Health Therapist in Davis, Calif., where the first case of COVID-19 in California was identified. His recommendations include some Best Practices For Conducting Sessions Online.

Vanco offers Online Giving fee waiver to UMC churches during COVID-19

Vanco, a partner of The United Methodist Church’s General Council on Finance and Administration, currently serves approximately 25,000 churches and faith-based organizations as clients. Hosted online giving pages from Vanco Payment Solutions are a great way for members and guests to give from their laptop, tablet, phone or any device with an Internet connection.

For any United Methodist church that enrolls with Vanco, the monthly fee for the Start Plan will be waived for a full year and for those that enroll with the Sustain Plan, the monthly fee would be waived for the first 3 months.

This service allows churches to accept recurring donations for weekly offerings, pledges or one-time gifts to an unlimited number of funds. Vanco does not work in a contracted manner and churches are under no long-term obligation and will not incur a cancellation fee should they choose to end services. 

Learn more about Vanco at Have questions? Contact Peter Johnson at or 952-352-8136.

The website offers a chart with fee comparisons between a number of vendors serving nonprofit and church ministries. Vanco fees are listed under their GivePlus branding, and this offer is not included in the chart.

Tips and tricks for taking your church committee meetings to Zoom

In addition to it being Lent, there is a ton of work that typically goes on in the church this time of year — everything from finance to administration to staff parish relations — and the suspension of worship, along with state and CDC guidelines on group gatherings means you’ll need to use your church’s Zoom account to keep things moving.

The Regional Media Resource Center in Des Moines, Wash., offers the following tips and guidelines for how to best accomplish this:

  • First, be careful with your Zoom account login information. By default, Zoom saves login information. Extra people logged into the account could mistakenly cause a scheduled meeting to be disconnected.
  • Your account is allowed to be logged in on one computer, one tablet, and one phone at the same time. (which can be handy for presenting or screen sharing on a second device. Just be sure to only have only one microphone active at any given time)

    If you decide to share the account, use the email address of someone that won’t mind a few extra notifications. Typically, that person will get an email if someone shows up for a meeting before the host arrives. You can change the email address for the account in your settings by logging into the website with your account.
  • When you have groups meeting remotely, it can be helpful for the person setting up the meeting to allow people to “join before host” in the Zoom account settings. When that option is enabled, meetings can proceed without the account “owner” present. Without the host joining, the meeting can exceed the 40-minute limit free accounts have but you do lose a few options only hosts can perform like recording and some management of the other attendees.
  • Scheduling meetings can be done in a web browser ( ) or by logging into the Zoom application on your computer or device. After a meeting has been scheduled, (or if you open any meeting you’ve scheduled in your account,) you can copy the invitation that will need to be sent to attendees via email.
  • Developing a regular practice of scheduling your meetings on Zoom in advance is critical if you plan to use the account to support multiple committees and the church’s pastoral work. During this time where the facility may be off limits, think of your account’s schedule as you would a particular room in your church building — one meeting at a time.
  • As your members use Zoom more, some may even grow to like it. Don’t forget to consider how to utilize the free plans Zoom offers. These plans can support unlimited 1 to 1 meetings between church members (40 minutes for groups up to 100 when a free account is the host), and could provide those physically isolated (with internet) some essential face time with family and friends.
  • Zoom actually has a fantastic support site where they’ve anticipated lots of the questions people commonly have. You can find it here:

Connecting Neighbors – Ready Families and Congregants

Connecting Neighbors

Ready Families and Congregants

Adapted for Response During a Viral Pandemic (COVID-19)

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” — 1 Peter 4:10

The Connecting Neighbors program was designed to prepare our churches to respond to disasters of all types including the current coronavirus. These guidelines are focused on the first part of the Connecting Neighbors program — ourselves, families and fellow congregants.

Download PDF Version

First Steps

Take care of yourself and your family. Then you will be ready to reach out to others

We cannot effectively minister to others if we have not ensured our families are safe and prepared to take care of each other.

  • Plan and prepare for the possibility of self-quarantine. Establish your own family, friends, and relatives communication plan that includes how you will communicate with each other. This should include alternative means of communicating should regular communications be interrupted or overloaded if the virus worsens. Have another church member or neighbor be an interim contact for family members if your communication plan fails.
  • Have a 14-day supply on hand of food, prescriptions, Over-the-counter medications, basic necessities (i.e. personal, hygiene products, sanitary supplies, diapers, pet food.) Refer to the American Red Cross “Survival Kit” list at:
  • Keep your vehicle’s gas tank at least half full.
  • Arrange for mail delivery if you live in an area where your mail is delivered to a central location.
  • Arrange for wellness checks by a family member or friend, if quarantined.
  • Know your medical provider’s contact information.
  • Arrange for transportation to a medical facility, if needed.

Ready Congregations

Ready Congregations

  • Create a decision-making team (pastor, lay leader, worship, finance, trustees?) that can make decisions quickly.
  • Identify a leader (other than the pastor) who will coordinate a team of volunteers and be responsible for the church’s response to the pandemic.
  • List the church’s resources. Include physical and communication resources as well as the gifts and talents of the church members.
  • Establish or use an existing “phone tree” or other method of connecting with congregants. Consider and adapt to preferences and accessibility concerns as much as possible. Test your process to make sure all your regular members and frequent attendees can be reached.
  • Make a list of your most vulnerable members, shut-ins, and others with special needs. Check in with these individuals regularly by phone (don’t rely on text or email) to make sure they are doing well and ask the following:
    • Ask how they’re doing —
    • Ask permission from members to share information as needed.
    • Do they have someone to help them — a care giver or someone else?
    • Do they need anything they can’t get for themselves?
    • Do they use a grocery delivery system or a meals-on-wheels service, etc.?
    • Do they need groceries, prescription medicines, etc.? Don’t assume you know what they need and remember they may be isolated because of the virus.
  • Identify spiritual/emotional needs for additional follow-up.
  • Minister spiritually to congregants in need. Consider Lay Ministers, Stephen Ministers and others who have some training in caring for others.
  • Use existing small groups to meet the needs of the congregation during the term of the pandemic.
  • Establish a communication strategy to keep members informed of the status of the disease, the needs of the congregation, and activities and events scheduled or canceled. Use existing teams already in place to carry the messages forward. For large churches, establish a communications team if necessary.
  • Continue to follow the recommendations of the state and federal health authorities to lower your risk of exposure.

As you plan, prepare and respond to the coronavirus, remember that we are also called to care for our neighbors. Please feel free to share this with your neighbors, with other faith-based organizations and others who may benefit from this information.

Additional Resources

If you have questions concerning this checklist, need assistance, or want more in-depth training please contact:

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Las Conferencias del Area del Gran Noroeste ofrecen descuentos para cuentas de ZOOM y actualización de licencias de transmission (CCLI) para las Iglesias locales de nuestra Conferencias

Por Patrick Scriven

Con el fin de ayudar a las iglesias locales durante este período difícil, las Conferencias del Área del Gran Noroeste de la Iglesia Metodista Unida están patrocinando dos iniciativas especiales.

La primera oferta es el acceso a una cuenta Zoom de negocios a un precio altamente subsidiado de $ 50. Las iglesias locales en las Conferencias de Alaska, Oregón-Idaho y Pacífico Noroeste pueden enviar su solicitud utilizando este sencillo formulario.

“Durante las próximas semanas, donde todos tendremos que conectarnos de diferentes maneras”, expreso el Reverendo David Valera, Director Ejecutivo de Ministerios Conexionales para la Conferencia PNW. “Esperamos que Zoom sirva como una herramienta útil para que las iglesias locales continúen reuniéndose en grupos grandes y pequeños, en adoración y otras formas de comunidad”

La licencia que las iglesias pueden comprar apoyará reuniones de hasta 300 personas.

Además, las Conferencias de Alaska y el Noroeste del Pacífico han asegurado el permiso de transmisión para todo el catálogo de canciones de iglesias CCLI en esas conferencias para el próximo año.Tenga en cuenta que esas iglesias aún necesitarán obtener licencias para canciones fuera del catálogo de CCLI si eligen usarlas en línea. Algunas iglesias han tenido éxito al combinar la licencia CCLI con OneLicense o Christian Copyright Solutions, las cuales cubren más himnos en el Himnario Metodista Unido ”.

UPDATE: Nos complace compartir que OneLicense ofrece una licencia gratuita válida hasta el 15 de abril de 2020.

Tanto en las conferencias de Alaska como en el noroeste del Pacífico, la cobertura de seguro de la conferencia ha incluido licencias básicas de CCLI para iglesias locales durante varios años. La transmisión es una función adicional que cuesta entre $ 63 y $ 93 por licencia por año, dependiendo del tamaño de la iglesia.

Las iglesias en la Conferencia de Oregon-Idaho actualmente son responsables de sus propias licencias CCLI. Se les recomienda a ponerse en contacto con la empresa para analizar la flexibilidad en los permisos de transmisión y / o usar canciones en el dominio público.

Póngase en contacto con el Director del Centro Regional de Medios, Ian McKnight ( si tiene preguntas sobre cómo acceder y usar su licencia CCLI. Cada iglesia en la Conferencia de Alaska y PNW tiene un número de licencia CCLI individual que deberían usar cada vez que reproducen música para uso congregacional y ahora para transmitir en línea.

Como Gerente del Centro Regional de Medios, Ian también es un gran recurso para responder preguntas sobre derechos de autor y licencias para iglesias en toda el Área del Noroeste.

Zoom Details

Facturaremos a los que se registren para una cuenta de Zoom $ 50 con la opción de renovar a nuestra tarifa completa (aproximadamente $ 120) en enero de 2021. La misma cuenta está disponible en el sitio de por $ 19.99 por mes (más de $ 250 por año después de impuestos). Solo se permitira una cuenta por iglesia local. Podemos proveer ayuda adicional para las iglesias que la necesiten.

Patrick Scriven sirve como Director de Comunicaciones y Ministerios de Jóvenes para la Conferencia del Noroeste del Pacífico de la Iglesia Metodista Unida.

Opportunities to worship online in the Greater NW

A wide variety of churches in the Greater NW Area offer opportunities to worship online. Some have been offering online worship for years, others are just getting starting because of the spread of COVID-19. Presume that all times are local to the churches in their respective communities. We have churches in the Alaska Time Zone, Pacific Time Zone and Mountain Time Zone.

If your church is not on this list and you’re in the Oregon-Idaho Conference, please email with a link and time for your worship service. If you’re a church in the Alaska or Pacific Northwest Conferences, please email with the same information.

Alaska Conference

Aldersgate UMC (Juneau)
w/ Douglas UMC
10 amFacebook
Anchor Park UMCBOTH/AND with Prerecorded YouTube & Facebook Live at 11 amYouTube
Christ First UMC (Wasilla)
Joint Service w/Willow UMC
11 am
Every Nation UMC9:30 amFacebook
First UMC (Anchorage)10 amZoom
First UMC (Fairbanks)PrerecordedFacebook
First UMC (Ketchikan)1 pmZoom
Girdwood Chapel UMC10:30 amFacebook
Homer UMC11 amFacebook
Jewel Lake Parish9:30 am Facebook
Kenai UMC (with North Star UMC)10 amOn Zoom & Facebook
Northern Light United Church – Juneau11 amZoom
North Star UMC (w/ Kenai UMC)10 am On Zoom &
Palmer UMC9:30 amZoom
St. John UMC 9:15 Trad.
11:30 Contem.
Seward and Moose Pass UMCs10:30 amFacebook
Sitka UMC10 amFacebook
Soldotna UMC10 amFacebook
Turnagain UMC10:30 am Zoom
UMC of Chugiak10:15 amFacebook
Willow UMC
Prayer Service w/ Christ First
& 11 am

Pacific Northwest Conference

Aberdeen UMC9 am Facebook
Aldersgate UMC10 amFacebook
Anacortes UMC10 am via Zoom on SundayEmail for link.
Arlington United10:30 amChurch Website
Auburn First & Colby UMCPrerecorded Sundays
& Daily Devos
AFUMC Facebook
CUMC Facebook
Beacon UMC 11 am Facebook
Bear Creek UMC 10 am Facebook
Bellevue First UMC 10 am Church Website
Bellevue: St. Peter’s UMC10:30 amZoom via link on Website
Blaine Memorial UMC Prerecorded Church Website
Bothell UMC 9 am Church Website
Bremerton UMCPrerecordedChurch Website
Brownsville UMCPrerecordedChurch Website
Bryn Mawr UMC 10:45 am Zoom, contact church for more info
Burien: Highline UMCPrerecordedYouTube
Cedar Cross UMC10 amZoom, Email for info
Central United ProtestantPrerecordedChurch Website
Centralia UMC11 amFacebook
Chehalis UMCPrerecordedChurch Website
Cheney UMCPrerecordedYouTube
Clarkston & Lewiston First UMC11 amCUMC Facebook
LFUMC Facebook
Colby & Auburn First UMCPrerecorded Sundays
& Daily Devos
AFUMC Facebook
CUMC Facebook
Colville UMCPrerecordedFacebook
Connell UMCPrerecordedFacebook
Community UMC – Coeur d’Alene, IDLivestreaming at 10 amFacebook
Cornerstone UMCPrerecordedYouTube
Coupeville UMCLivestreaming on Facebook at 10 a.m. in the summer, 11 a.m. during the school year. Archived streams available on the website.Facebook
Custer UMCPrerecordedWebsite
Des Moines UMC Prerecorded Facebook
Connell UMCPrerecordedFacebook
East Wenatchee UMCPrerecordedYouTube
Edmonds UMC 10:30 am Church Website
Ellensburg UMC10 amChurch Website
Elma UMCPrerecordedFacebook
Everett: Centro Palabra Viviente UMC11 am Worship in SpanishFacebook
Fairwood UMC 10 am Facebook
Faith UMC 10 am Facebook
Federal Way UMC 10 am YouTube
Federal Way: Sunrise UMCPrerecordedFacebook
Ferndale: United Church10:30 amFacebook
Fern Prairie UMC10 amFacebook
Fircrest UMC8:30 amWebsite
Foothills UMC Buckley/Bonney Lake9:30 amFacebook
Garden Street UMC10 amYouTube
Gig Harbor UMC10 amFacebook
Green Lake UMC & Woodland Park UMC 11 am YouTube
Kennewick First UMC10:30 amYouTube via Church Website
Kennewick: West Highlands10 am live on Facebook
Recording on Youtube by Tues. AM
Kent UMCPrerecordedChurch Website
Kingston: Redeemer UMC10 amFacebook
Kirkland: Lake Washington UMC10 amYouTube & Facebook via Church Website
Lacey St. Andrews UMC10 amFacebook
Langley UMCVariousFacebook
Lapwai UMC10 am
Bible Study MTWTF @ 9 am
Leavenworth Community UMCPrerecorded Facebook
Lewiston First & Clarkston UMC11 amCUMC Facebook
LFUMC Facebook
Lewiston: Orchards UMC10 am live on YouTube, shared on Facebook after noon.Facebook
Marysville UMC 10:00 am Church Website
Milton UMC 10:30 am Facebook
Moses Lake UMCPrerecordedYouTube
Moscow UMC10:30
Prayer time, Thurs @ 9am
Mount Vernon First UMC10:30 amWebsite
Oak Harbor First UMC10:00 am
Youth-led service on
Wednesdays at 8 pm
Church Website
Oakville UMC10 am Youtube
Ocean Park UMCPrerecordedFacebook
Olympia First UMC10 am YouTube
Orting UMC11 amFacebook
Port Angeles UMC10 am, livestream on YouTube, recorded on FacebookYouTube
Port Orchard UMCPrerecordedChurch Website
Port Townsend: Trinity UMC10 am
7pm Daily Prayer/Reflection
Prosser UMCPrerecordedWebsite
Pullman: Simpson UMCPrerecorded Sundays
Daily live devotional
Puyallup UMC Prerecorded Facebook
Redmond UMC 10 am Zoom
Renton UMC 10:30 am Facebook
Ritzville: Trinity UMC9:30, 10:30 amFacebook
Riverton Park UMC10 am on Rev. Bolerjack FB
Later on RPUMC FB
Rochester UMC10 am Youtube
Ronald UMC 10:45 am Facebook
Sandpoint UMC, Idaho9:30 amFacebook
Seabold UMC10 am
(M-F prayer also)
Seattle First Tongan UMC10 amFacebook
Seattle First UMC 10:30 am Website
Seattle: Grace UMC11 am Email Church for Zoom Link
Seattle: Haller Lake UMC10 amZoom
Seattle: Magnolia UMCPrerecorded by 9 amYouTube
Seattle: Queen Anne UMCZoom Eucharist. Pre-recorded fuller liturgy.Email Church for Zoom Link
Seattle: Tibbetts UMC10 am on Facebook, SundaysFacebook
Seattle: Trinity UMCPrerecordedFacebook
Seattle: University Temple UMC10:30 amFacebook
Seattle: Valley & Mountain11 amFacebook
Selah UMC10:30 amZoom
Shelton UMC10 amYoutube
Shoreline UMCPrerecordedWebsite
Shoreline: First Fijian UMC FellowshipPrerecordedFacebook
South Sound Co-op10 amFacebook
Church Website
Snohomish UMCPrerecordedChurch Website
Spanaway UMC10:10 amFacebook
Spokane: Audubon Park UMC10:30 am + weekly
Zoom activities
Church Website
Spokane: Liberty Park UMC11 amFacebook
Spokane: Manito UMC10:30 amFacebook
Spokane: Moran UMC10:30 amFacebook
Spokane: St. Paul’s UMC11 am Facebook
Spokane Valley UMC11 amChurch Website
Stanwood UMC10:45 amYoutube
Steamboat Island10 amYoutube
Stevenson UMC10:30 amFacebook
Sequim: Trinity UMCPrerecordedChurch Website
Sumner UMCVia Zoom at 10 amClick for Zoom Info
Tacoma: Browns Point UMCPrerecorded, posted at 8:30 & 10 am on FacebookChurch Website
Tacoma: Mason UMC10 amFacebook
UMC at Lakewood10 am
Wed, 6 pm on FB
Thursday Prayer, 4 pm Zoom (email invite)
United Church in University Place10 amZoom
Vancouver First UMC 10 am YouTube
Vancouver Heights10 amFacebook
Vancouver: Mill Plain UMC10 am Facebook
Vancouver: Orchards UMCSundays, Study, Noon on Tues., Disc., Noon on Thurs.Facebook
Vashon UMCSundays @ 10 amZoom
Walla Walla Pioneer10:30 amYouTube
Wallingford UMC 10 am YouTube
Waterville Federated11:30 amZoom
Wenatchee First UMC10 amFacebook
White Salmon UMC11 amFacebook
Willapa UMCPrerecordedFacebook
Woodinville Community10:30 amFacebook
Woodland Park UMC & Green Lake UMC11 amYouTube
Yakima: Wesley UMCPrerecordedYouTube

Oregon-Idaho Conference

Albany UMC10:30 amChurch website
Ashland UMCpre-recordedChurch website
Ashton Community UMC11 am
Email for Zoom
Astoria First UMC11:15 am – Gathering
11:30 am – Worship service begins
Email for Zoom invite
Banks Community UMC10 amFacebook
Bay City UMC (OR)10 amFacebook
Bend Church9 am, 11 amChurch Website
Boise-Amity9:15, 10:30 am MDTFacebook
Boise downtown9, 10, 11, 11:30 am MDTFacebook
Carus & Marquam UMCs9:30 amEmail for Zoom link.
Coburg UMC9 amYouTube
College UMC Philomath10:30 am
Cottage Grove UMCpre-recordedChurch website
Corvallis First UMC9:30 a.m.Facebook
Christ Church – Portland, Beaverton10:30 am Facebook
The Dalles UMC11 amZoom
Ebbert Memorial – Eugene9:30 amEmail pastor for Zoom link
Eugene First UMC9 am, recordedFacebook live
Church website
Gold Hill UMCprerecordedYouTube
Grants Pass: Newman UMC9:45 am, Sun. of FB
On website by Mon.
Gresham UMCprerecordedChurch website
Florence UMCPrerecorded,
Zoom Coffee Hour @ 10:45 am (email)
Halsey – Spirit of the Valley10:30 amFacebook info
Harmony UMC, Coos Bay11 amFacebook
Hillsboro UMC10 a.m.YouTube
Hood River UMC10 amFacebook
Idaho Falls: St. Paul’s UMC10:30 am MSTFacebook
Jason Lee Memorial (Blackfoot, ID)10:30 a.m.Church website.
Joseph UMCprerecordedChurch website.
John Day UMC9 amFacebook
Junction City UMCpre-recorded Church website.
Klamath Falls First UMCprerecordedYouTube
Lake Oswego UMC9:30 amFacebook
Magic Valley Ministries11:50 amFacebook
Medford First UMC10:30 am;
Tues. & Thurs. Meditations @ 1 pm
Meridian (ID) UMC9:30amWebsite
Nampa UMC10 amWebsite
Nehalem Bay, Tillamook UMC, Camp Magruder11 am Facebook invite to Zoom
Newburg First UMC9:30 am Website
Open Door Churches Salem-Keizer10 amFacebook
Oregon City UMC10 amChurch Website
Portland – Oak Grove UMC10:30 amFacebook
Portland First UMC8:30 am, 10:30 amYouTube
Rainier UMC1:15 p.m.Zoom
Roseburg First UMC9 amFacebook
Rose City Park UMC9 amZoom invitation
Rupert (ID) UMC11 am (MDT)YouTube
Seaside UMC9:15 am – Gathering
9:30 am – Worship service begins
Email for Zoom invite
Silverton UMC9:30 amZoom via links
on Facebook
Stayton UMCrecordedYouTube
Tigard UMC10 a.m.YouTube
Toledo Trinity UMC11 amZoom
Troutdale (OR) – Faith UMC10:45 amFacebook
Trinity UMC (Eugene)10:30 amYouTube
Trinity UMC (Idaho Falls)prerecordedYouTube
Twin Falls (ID) UMC10:50 amFacebook
Upper Rogue UMCprerecordedYouTube
Vermont Hills UMC10:30 amZoom
Westside UMC – Beaverton9 amChurch Website
Whitney UMC BoiseprerecordedYouTube

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