Leadership makes space for fresh ideas from new voices at the Fresh UM Summit

On its final day, attendees at the Western Jurisdiction Fresh United Methodism Summit supported a plan to create a process for envisioning a new denominational structure. The proposal voted “most viable” of those created during the “Sprint” collaborative work done at the summit establishes a 10-member team to brainstorm, using other ideas generated at the summit, and create a first draft of a “clear mission and a clear structure” for the jurisdiction. This draft is to be presented to the 2020 jurisdictional conference.

WJ Bishops Pledge Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ UM Clergy, Seek Support

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C., Nov. 6 – As new restrictions loom against LGBTQ+ persons in The United Methodist Church, the five active bishops in the Western Jurisdiction (region of ...

Domestic Violence Workshop to Help Bring 'Shalom'

The topic of domestic violence can be difficult to talk about, especially for those of us who know the pains that come when someone you love is in an abusive relationship. ...

Historic Campground in Little River Returns to Life

The sound of children laughing, playing, and singing can be heard in the forest once again. Mendocino Redwood Retreat, formerly the Mendocino Christian Camp, is being ...

Registration Opens for Gathering of the Orders

Registration for the 2020 Gathering of the Orders retreat is open now. The gathering will take place January 28-30, 2020 at Asbury UMC in Livermore, CA. Photo by David Clode.

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