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Dates announced for the 2023 GNW annual conference sessions, special called sessions

Save the Date for GNW Annual Conference sessions for 2023. More information will be available soon about individual conference session locations and pre-conference meetings.

Scholarship opportunities for United Methodist students in the Alaska and Pacific Northwest Conferences

Since 2018, the Pacific Northwest Conference has awarded scholarships totaling $87,000 to 58 students in the Alaska and PNW Conferences. United Methodist students in campus ministries or local churches in the conferences are invited to apply between now and March 31 for a limited number of $1,500 scholarships.

An Epiphany message from the WJ College of Bishops

The WJ College of Bishops offers a short video message for Epiphany reflecting on the season of change underway in The United Methodist Church and the promise reflected in the generosity and grace of ministries across the region as faithful disciples “respond to God's call to be nurturing communities, ministries and churches where love lives.”

Bridgeforth brings experience, collaborative mindset into new role as bishop of the GNW Area

In a newly released video, Bishop Cedrick Bridgeforth hopes to bring his skills of collaboration, outreach, pastoral care, communication, clergy coaching and more to his role as the episcopal leader for the Greater Northwest Area.

Scholarships available from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

Applications are now open for scholarships from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Every year, UMHEF awards $2+ million to students planning to attend one of the 100+ UM-related colleges, universities, and seminaries across the country. Don’t let finances get in the way of achieving your dreams of a quality education!

A falling Christmas tree and the lessons of gifts

"Christmas is too often a season to decide who merits a gift – based on someone else’s evaluation, writes Rev. Paul Grave as he reflects on a season with a drifting focus. Instead, he adds, "God’s grace is lovingly given, not merited."

Archives & History Calls for Grants/Awards Applications

The General Commission on Archives and History is calling for students and researchers to apply for 10 different grants and awards available for the 2023-2024 school year. Work exploring women and ethnic groups in UM history, and archival science are of particular interest.

An altar in the world: College, cookies, and a moment for grief

For 100 years, the Wesley Club at the University of Washington has transformed the lives of young people at the intersection of faith, justice, and community. As part of a call for stories about its impact, alum Allie Pires shares how Wesley Club was there as she grieved the loss of her grandpa.

Is your livestream a part of your safe sanctuary plan?

Recently, a pastor shared a disturbing story of pedophiles watching and sharing clips of his church's children's moments, garnering tens of thousands of views. Patrick Scriven offers some suggestions for how you can extend your safe church practices to your livestream to protect children in your congregation.

Alaska Conference

Scholarship opportunities for United Methodist students in the Alaska and Pacific Northwest Conferences

Since 2018, the Pacific Northwest Conference has awarded scholarships totaling $87,000 to 58 students in the Alaska and PNW Conferences. United Methodist students in campus ministries or local churches in the conferences are invited to apply between now and March 31 for a limited number of $1,500 scholarships.

Oregon-Idaho Conference

Recommendations for local church Lenten resources

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 22. Rev. Laura Beville, ministry resource specialist for the Oregon-Idaho Conference, offers lists of resources local churches can take advantage of to honor this important season in the life of the church.

Pacific Northwest Conference

Scholarship opportunities for United Methodist students in the Alaska and Pacific Northwest Conferences

Since 2018, the Pacific Northwest Conference has awarded scholarships totaling $87,000 to 58 students in the Alaska and PNW Conferences. United Methodist students in campus ministries or local churches in the conferences are invited to apply between now and March 31 for a limited number of $1,500 scholarships.

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