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.
In an open letter for the Clergy Wellness blog, Rev. Jenny Smith encourages her fellow pastors to reject ministry from upon a pedestal. About it, she writes, "It’s killing us. There’s no life in it. It’s keeping us from the work we’re here to do in ourselves and with our people."