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June Resources

Where Love Lives: Our Commitment to Diversity: June Webinars & Juneteenth Worship Service On October 7th, 2020 Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction launched Where Love Lives: an engagement campaign designed to celebrate the radical inclusion and the diversity of...

Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops call for special session July 17

Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops call for special session July 17

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...

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...

Fair and equal ordination for all: A gay preacher’s calling

Fair and equal ordination for all: A gay preacher’s calling

Editor’s note: When it comes to the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the life and ministry of our United Methodist Churches, is ordination fair and equal yet or is it still something to which we aspire? Throughout the month of March, we’ll hear stories from LGBTQ+...

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,...

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