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Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference

Oregon-Idaho's new director of connectional ministries, Laurie Day, is an Idaho native who grew up in The United Methodist Church. Read more

Local Church

Traditionalist leaders who failed to be elected as delegates to General Conference 2020 come from different annual conferences but share a network of connections. Read more

UMC Future 2 Comments

U.S. annual conferences are looking toward the denomination's future in varied ways, including electing younger, more progressive delegates to General Conference. Read more

UMC Future

Oregon-Idaho's new director of connectional ministries, Laurie Day, is an Idaho native who grew up in The United Methodist Church. Read more

Local Church

Two Oregon churches join forces with a farm workers' association to conduct a tamale fundraiser that provides resources to help local workers make it through winter when they're often without steady wages. Read more

Local Church

Seven United Methodists were among the 22 people arrested in a peaceful protest organized by the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) of Oregon outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland. Read more

Advocating Justice

Organizers see the gathering as "a way to assist the larger United Methodist Church, by modeling a method of having important conversations with each other that reflect how we can be together conversationally and missionally in a changing world." Read more

Global Nature

Two annual conferences, New York and Oregon-Idaho, have elected to add more LGBTQ people to their delegations for the 2019 General Conference, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Jeremy Smith

Montana Burning Video

UM Insight Screencap from YouTube

The devastation wrought by wildfires in the western United States over the past few years – along with United Methodists' efforts to cope with the effects – pose a long-term disaster recovery challenge for the region as great as hurricanes elsewhere. Read more

Local Church

Elizabeth Schindler

UM Insight Screencap

The installation of Bishop Elaine Stanovsky moves the Rev. Elizabeth Schindler to ponder the spiritual weight of ordained ministry, and the great strides may since women have been accepted into the clergy. Read more

Ordained Ministry

LGBT Protest

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Encouraged by a bishop's speech and following the lead of the New England Annual Conference, Desert Southwest and California-Pacific conferences call for The United Methodist Church to marry and ordained LGBTQI people. Read more

Advocating Justice 2 Comments

Bishop Rodolfo Juan

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Israel Alvaran

Filipino United Methodists call for acceptance and compassion for LGBT people during human sexuality dialogue in Manila. Read more

Advocating Justice