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Fair and equal ordination for all: A queer clergyperson’s path to ministry, ordination and hope for full inclusion

Fair and equal ordination for all: A queer clergyperson’s path to ministry, ordination and hope for full inclusion

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. This is the unfiltered story of Rev. Katie Ladd, an ordained elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference who identifies herself as queer. Listen to her story of being called to ministry as an outsider, going through her ordination service without her beloved standing beside her, and her hopes for the denomination’s future.

Where Love Lives April Resources

Where Love Lives April Resources

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to love God and each other. As members of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, we do that through acts of justice, community outreach, and personal practices of devotion. In April’s video message of...

Where Love Lives: Fair and equal ordination for all?!

Where Love Lives: Fair and equal ordination for all?!

Should there be a question mark, or an exclamation point at the end this statement about being a fully inclusive United Methodist Church Where Love Lives. When it comes to the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the life and ministry of our United Methodist Churches,...

WJ Delegates Meeting – Feb. 13, 2021

On February 13, the General and Jurisdictional Conference Information Webinar will deliver important updates to U.S. delegates and other designated participants. Shortly after this concludes, the Western Jurisdiction will convene a conversation for its delegates,...

Webinar: February 3, 2021 – Taking the Church Outdoors

Webinar: February 3, 2021 – Taking the Church Outdoors

Join us in this exciting walk through history as we explore the beginnings of our Methodist roots from Bristol, England. The New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, and it is where John Wesley wrestled with the issues of love and social justice in the midst of challenging times.

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