WJ continues being ‘A home for all’ following GC2019

WJ continues being ‘A home for all’ following GC2019

In a manner emblematic of the Western Jurisdiction, the 2019 leadership team meeting March 14 was dedicated to conversation and dialog about General Conference. Members and guests listened and joined together in the conversation.

Those gathered shared hopes for building “new wineskins” that could support both existing commitments to global mission, strong ethnic ministries, and truly inclusive church.

Outpouring of Ecumenical Support in Sonoma

The hurt inflicted by General Conference 2019 was not lost on the larger faith community of Sonoma, California. On March 3, just days after the legislative body of The United Methodist Church voted to retain exclusionary language in the denomination’s Book of...

Local Church Talking Points

The General Conference Special Session was exceptionally painful. We mourn for our LGBTQIA siblings and their families and want them to know that this church is a home for ALL God’s Children.Regardless of the outcome, United Methodist Churches remain rich in...

A Great Thanksgiving During Times of Uncertainty

Beloved, though we may not feel it, the Lord be with you. And also with you. Beloved, though our hearts are heavy, lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. I want Jesus, to walk with me I want Jesus to walk with me All along my pilgrim journey Oh, I want...

Western Jurisdiction UMC Bishops video statement script

“God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all...

Pacific Islander Youth in Post-GC2019

Pacific Islander Youth in Post-GC2019

With so many voices weighing in on this contentious General Conference, I wanted to lift up the UMC Pacific Islander Community’s perspective and learn from how they are showing up to St. Louis and what GC19 means for their local context.