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Gratitude should be transformative, not transactional

In this month's post, Rev. Paul Graves considers how the act of gratitude can lose its impact when it is reduced to being a transactional act. Set free from social expectations, it can be transformational.

United Methodist Committee on Relief offers $1.1 million grant to help asylum seekers find pathway to safety

United Methodist Committee on Relief awards new $1.1 million relief grant to Church World Service program helping asylum seekers find a pathway to safety, supporting efforts to rebuild a humane immigration system in the U.S.

An Easter 2021 update from Jane and Larry Kies

Dear friends and family,  The Palm Sunday celebrations had a festive air yesterday as we joined students dressed in colourful...

UMCOR Sunday 2021 holds special meaning for the GNW Area

In the last year, disaster response coordinators from the Greater Northwest Area have had to call on the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for a wide range of support after devastating floods, then wildfires ravaged communities across conference boundaries – on top of a global pandemic.

Abundant Health Focus: March is Disability Awareness month

Did you know The United Methodist Church has a nationwide Disability Ministries Committee? Learn more about their resources as March is DisAbility Awareness month

Asians and Asian-Americans of The United Methodist Church condemn the rise of anti-Asian violence in the U.S.

Asian and Asian-American United Methodists release a statement strongly condemning the surge in xenophobic violence against Asian Americans and especially violence against the Asian American elderly.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Further Extends COVID-19 Relief

The recently passed American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) further extends several COVID-19 relief measures that were initially...

Oregon-Idaho Camp and Retreat Ministries offering “Trauma-Informed Care” class for GNW

o address the needs of staff who have suffered varying degrees of trauma, and to prepare us all for working with others, Oregon-Idaho Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries (CRM) is sponsoring a three-hour training on trauma-informed care. The online training will be held April 17, from 9 am – 12 pm Pacific time and is open to anyone in the Greater Northwest Area

What kind of witness will you be?

In an editorial, Patrick Scriven considers the importance of storytelling for interpreting the world we encounter. Exploring the recent attack of a 65-year old Filipina American in NYC, he finds inspiration for better questions for White allies in the Gospel writers presentation of failed disciples.

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Alaska Conference

UMCOR Sunday 2021 holds special meaning for the GNW Area

In the last year, disaster response coordinators from the Greater Northwest Area have had to call on the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for a wide range of support after devastating floods, then wildfires ravaged communities across conference boundaries – on top of a global pandemic.

Oregon-Idaho Conference

UMCOR Sunday 2021 holds special meaning for the GNW Area

In the last year, disaster response coordinators from the Greater Northwest Area have had to call on the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for a wide range of support after devastating floods, then wildfires ravaged communities across conference boundaries – on top of a global pandemic.

Pacific Northwest Conference

What kind of witness will you be?

In an editorial, Patrick Scriven considers the importance of storytelling for interpreting the world we encounter. Exploring the recent attack of a 65-year old Filipina American in NYC, he finds inspiration for better questions for White allies in the Gospel writers presentation of failed disciples.

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One of the ways United Methodists are already responding to wildfire survivors in Washington State is by building and distributing ash sifters. Patrick Scriven shares this look at the project, its origins, and the principles of truly helpful disaster response.