The College of Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church in accordance with ¶ 521 of the 2016 Book of Discipline, hereby calls a special session of the jurisdictional conference on July 17, 2021. The meeting will be held virtually. The purpose...
VIDEO: WJ Bishops declare Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ clergy, candidates
In powerful testimonials, the active United Methodist bishops of the Western Jurisdiction explain why they have taken the bold step of pledging Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ United Methodist Clergy and candidates, and for those officiating at same-sex weddings. #UMC4All To...
Former lay leader reflects on the long journey toward inclusion for the UMC
With #UMCGC taking place just a few miles away, former PNW Conference Lay Leader Amory Peck shared tender moments and offered words of wisdom to a group gathered and concerned about the General Conference taking place in St. Louis.
The four value cocktails available inside the ‘bar’ at #GC2019
Each of the four plans under serious consideration at #UMCGC embody four values United Methodists hold as they consider a way forward. Will delegates be able to recognize how much they actually share in common and build off of that?
How to hack The United Methodist Church in 11,397 easy steps
In an insightful interview, progressive United Methodist blogger and reserve #GC2019 clergy delegate Jeremy Smith offers his thoughts on the upcoming special session, the art of online advocacy, and some advice for leaders who may need to respond to a hurting church.
WJ College of Bishops offer Epiphany message of hope
The Western Jurisdiction’s College of Bishops offers a video reflection on Epiphany and the baptism of Christ which speaks to the Church’s calling to illuminate God’s revelation in Jesus and to live into family as God defines it.