“Where Love Lives” is a nearly year-long campaign centering on the faith values that have undergirded the Western Jurisdiction’s long-term commitment to a scripturally based fully inclusive ministry.
In the launch video, the Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church remind us who God calls the Church to be: a faithful, inviting, open, safe and loving home for all people.
Click here to read the press release about the campaign. Select resources can be found on this page.
As the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church continues its “Where Love Lives” campaign this month, the Greater Northwest Area of The UMC will explore our LGBTQ+ siblings’ call to ministry in a denomination where, by and large, they are still not welcome.
January’s messages for the Western Jurisdiction’s #WhereLoveLivesUMC campaign address a topic that has separated many people from one another, the subject of marriage equality. Use the resources provided by the Desert Southwest Conference to invite your community to find the non-anxious presence of God deep in their souls as we journey together through the month.
This year has challenged us in so many ways … But, as people of faith, we still follow the star toward a manger in Bethlehem, where God’s love was born into our world through Jesus.
“Like Us,” written by retired United Methodist pastor Rev. Steve Garnaas-Holmes, specially commissioned by the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area for the Where Love Lives campaign of the Western Jurisdiction.
Originally held in November of 2020 via Zoom, the three engagements are offered as part of the Western Jurisdiction’s ‘Where Love Lives’ campaign. In the sessions, three practitioners challenge our thinking regarding mission, community engagement, and cultural humility to help us practice our way into beloved community.