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Elgin UMC faithfully completes 130 years of ministry

The history of Elgin United Methodist Church is deeply intertwined with the history of other ecumenical partners...

What are you doing to meet this moment?

A version of this post originally appeared in the Crest to Coast Missional District Newsletter on September,...

Wallowa UMC closes after 144 years of faithful ministry

When Peggy Gentle and her family arrived in Wallowa, Oregon, in 1960 from California, it was a...

West Salem congregation’s legacy is a community center

by Sally Blanchard After 110 years West Salem UMC congregation has closed, but...

Join Me to Hear How I Am #STILLINMISSION

“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joybecause of your partnership...

‘It really was a happy place’

Nyssa UMC closes after 120 years of faithful service by Sally Blanchard

Day of Kindness inspires generosity in Willapa Harbor community

A pre-Covid-19 plan to initiate a 'Day of Kindness' on August 1st was almost derailed. Penny Burns shares how Willapa UMC, with the help of a Fund for Families grant from the PNW Conference, sparked tangible generosity across their community.

Get certified in Ministry with People with Disabilities

By Rev. Harriet Wilkin Even though we are mostly meeting online for...

Hispanic Heritage Month (USA)

By Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos

Oak Grove UMC transforms into wildfire shelter for homeless

It took less than five hours on...

IV Team

Latest posts from the Greater NW Innovation Vitality Team

Need an IV, Stat!

Rev. Dr. William Gibson shares how the Greater NW's Innovation Vitality Team is "collaborating for a new vital church — one that empowers younger, queer, and people of color." That collaboration is impacting both New projects and revitalization work.

Alaska Conference

Bishop Stanovsky announces dates for Annual Conferences to meet remotely online in September

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has announced dates for Annual Conference sessions in September to consider essential business. Participants will meet remotely online with the gatherings live-streamed.

Sage District Superintendent urges caution amid new church-related outbreaks

With outbreaks happening in communities in eastern Oregon and Idaho due to large (non-United Methodist) church gatherings, Sage District Superintendent Rev. Karen Hernandez is urging her churches to carefully examine the Reimagining Life Together guidelines from the Greater Northwest Area before pushing to re-open church buildings.

Oregon-Idaho Conference

Oak Grove UMC transforms into wildfire shelter for homeless

It took less than five hours on...

Elgin UMC faithfully completes 130 years of ministry

The history of Elgin United Methodist Church...

Wallowa UMC closes after 144 years of faithful ministry

When Peggy Gentle and her family arrived...

Pacific Northwest Conference

Hispanic Heritage Month (USA)

By Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos

What are you doing to meet this moment?

A version of this post originally appeared...

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Stress, Loss and Grief training offered to equip laity in supportive work amid dual pandemics

Recently, several lay-led groups across the Greater Northwest Area collaborated in putting together and hosting a Zoom training on stress, loss and grief. A recording of that training, along with resources for using it, are provided.
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Dr. Drew Hart offers lecture on racism and the church

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Prayers of Lament – 2020 PNW Clergy Session

During the 2020 Pacific Northwest Conference Clergy Session held June 10th...

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00:48:03

Stress, Loss and Grief training offered to equip laity in supportive work amid dual pandemics

Recently, several lay-led groups across the Greater Northwest Area collaborated in putting together and hosting a Zoom training on stress, loss and grief. A recording of that training, along with resources for using it, are provided.
01:07:11

Dr. Drew Hart offers lecture on racism and the church

In July 2020, Dr. Drew G. I. Hart visited Boise, Idaho, for...

Finance Video and Resource List for Clergy changing or starting a new appointment

A video has been created to help new or transitioning pastors in...

Church of the Resurrection Offers Annual Leadership Institute as Online Conference

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced today that registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2020, held online September 24-25, in an online format.

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Best Practices for Church Cleaning and Management

At some point, public COVID-19-related health restrictions will ease and church buildings will open in some fashion. Larry Johnson, Disaster Preparedness and Response Coordinator for the Oregon-Idaho Conference, shares how his local church is assessing their need for cleaning along with helpful CDC Guidelines for disinfecting your facility.

As New 2020 Restrictions Loom, Western Jurisdiction Bishops Pledge Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ United Methodist Clergy, Seek Support

Western bishops lead with grace, not persecution. Active United Methodist Bishops in the Western Jurisdiction announce their intention to set aside complaints against clergy accused of being gay or performing LGBTQ+ weddings; urge others to join them. #UMC4All