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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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Global Ministries offers digital worship resources for Earth Day 2021

The General Board of Global Ministries is inviting local churches to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) with resources – including a sermon, scripture reading and litany – that can be used on a Sunday of your choosing during the month of April. The Rev. Jenny Phillips, an ordained elder from the PNW Conference, is the preacher.

New UMCOR/Global Ministries Grants to Help United Methodist Churches Aid Local Refugees and Migrants in Their Communities

Churches across the United States will be able to help refugees and migrants living in their local communities thanks to a new grant program from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Learn more and apply today!

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

Abundant Health: Justice, advocacy are part of spiritual health for UMW

Abundant Health this month focuses on the justice and advocacy work of UMW.

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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

Abundant Health: Justice, advocacy are part of spiritual health for UMW

Abundant Health this month focuses on the justice and advocacy work of UMW.

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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Ash sifting kits assembled for wildfire survivors

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.