Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

From June 21-24, clergy, laity, and guests joyfully returned to the TRAC Center in Pasco, Wash., for the 139th session of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.

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The Rev. Eric Mayle. Photo by Michael Williams, courtesy of Centenary United Methodist Church.

The risk the white church must take to address racism

“The single greatest obstacle for the white church’s response to racism isn’t silence, it’s being lukewarm. It’s being shallow and timid in how we address racism in the church,” writes The Rev. Eric Mayle.
Mary Brooke Casad. Photo courtesy of Mary Brooke Casad.

From children’s song to church anthem

“We Are the Church” is a song for Pentecost, yet the popular hymn almost didn’t make it into The United Methodist Hymnal.
Sara Jenkins. Photo courtesy of Sara Jenkins.

Chance meeting leads to understanding about reparations

A chance meeting between two women leads a white woman whose ancestors owned a rice plantation to think concretely about reparations.