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Suttle Lake Camp marks 100 years of ministry in Oregon with Labor Day weekend celebration

This year marks 100 years since outdoor ministry began at Suttle Lake Camp. A Labor Day Weekend event will celebrate the generations of campers and leaders that have passed through the forest 14 miles west of Sisters, Oregon in the Deschutes National Forest.

Violence came to our church for the words on our sign

When Trinity United Methodist Church in Seattle posted a message supportive of a woman's right to choose, they expected it might generate conversation – instead of conversation, it elicited acts of vandalism. In commentary, Rev. Ruth Marston-Bihl names these acts for what they are – violence – and speaks to the disconnect felt by individuals whose beliefs and very being such acts are intended to intimidate and silence.

When truth speaks, can power listen?

In his latest post, the Rev. Paul Graves encourages us to speak out when we encounter injustice in this world. We have multiple ways to speak our truth – through our actions, dialogue, and votes – and should strive to be respectful and persistent.

Camp Indianola announces staffing transition after season of investment

The past 2 1/2 years have been challenging ones at Camp Indianola and they have also been fruitful. As the camp enters summer it is grateful for the work of exiting director Colin Cushman and welcomes a familiar face as interim director.

We have some marvelous stories to tell!

In a commentary, Patrick Scriven praises the latest Disney+ show Ms. Marvel for its fantastic storytelling. Noting some viewers' less than amazing responses, he reminds us that the church can and should find meaning and blessed creativity in the world beyond its sacred texts.

PNW sends first full ERT in more than 2 years to help with northwest Washington flood recovery

: It was the pitter patter of little feet running above their heads that kept ERT volunteers motivated while ripping out wet insulation beneath mobile homes (in less than desirable conditions) in Whatcom County, Washington, the last week of June. Several low-income families in the area were devastated by flooding last fall and the Pacific Northwest Conference sent its first ERT team in more than 2 years to help with recovery.

New information portal available for clergy and lay pastoral leaders in the GNW

Clergy under appointment and lay persons assigned across the Greater Northwest Area were recently contacted by their district offices and invited to review and update their contact information in our database by accessing that information through their People Portal. The People Portal is accessed by a link on the bottom of any page of the conference websites by using a username and password unique to each person. Individual log-in information was contained in the email from the district offices.

UMC and BSA announce new affiliation and facility use agreements

United Methodist leaders and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have reached an agreement about new Affiliation and Facility Use Agreements between congregations, scouting units and the BSA. Newly approved documents replace the charter agreements used in the past.

Wallowa Lake Camp to celebrate 100 years around the campfire in northeast Oregon

Wallowa Lake Camp in northeast Oregon will celebrate 100 years of ministry next week with a fundraiser concert Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. and a "free fund day at camp" beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Alaska Conference

There’s no place like Nome (Community UMC)

To this day, life on the remote shores of the Bering Sea is difficult. Getting supplies is difficult. Traveling is difficult. And the cost of goods, services, and fuel make life in the city difficult. Because of these challenges, Nome Community UMC has been a missional priority for the Alaska Conference and the church has relied upon the help of others, outside of Nome and outside of Alaska, to keep building bridges in a world where cultures collide and facilities take a beating in the harsh winters.

Oregon-Idaho Conference

Wallowa Lake Camp to celebrate 100 years around the campfire in northeast Oregon

Wallowa Lake Camp in northeast Oregon will celebrate 100 years of ministry next week with a fundraiser concert Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. and a "free fund day at camp" beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Everyone is invited to attend.

Pacific Northwest Conference

Violence came to our church for the words on our sign

When Trinity United Methodist Church in Seattle posted a message supportive of a woman's right to choose, they expected it might generate conversation – instead of conversation, it elicited acts of vandalism. In commentary, Rev. Ruth Marston-Bihl names these acts for what they are – violence – and speaks to the disconnect felt by individuals whose beliefs and very being such acts are intended to intimidate and silence.

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