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Stanovsky updates area

4/18/2017

Stanovsky updates area

Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus.   I write to keep you informed of an important matter involving the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. It is important to keep you apprised of developments in the questions raised over Bishop Karen Oliveto’s election last July.   Just after she was elected by the Western Jurisdiction Conference, the South Central Jurisdiction asked our denomination’s top court, the Judicial Council, to rule on the validity of her ...

Jason Lee UMC Ends Ministry and Seeds New Ministry

4/11/2017
Jason Lee United Methodist Church, a congregation founded in 1910 in Salem, is ending its ministry this month. A closing service, celebrating its 106 years of service to God and to their community, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, April 23.   The Reverend Dr. Jon Langenwalter, pastor, explained that declining membership and diminished energy of the remaining members has led to the prayerful decision that the congregation has accomplished its mission and needs to close.  He is  ...

For Wilder nursing student, Trump policy on DACA brings uncertainty

3/15/2017

For Wilder nursing student, Trump policy on DACA brings uncertainty

By Olivia Weitz, Originally pubilshed in the Idaho Press-Tribune. Reposted with permission. [Editor's note: The subject of this story has participated in United Methodist Congregations. When contacted about this story she shared, "I would just like to add that the reason I am the woman I am today is thanks to the UMC. They have nurtured me and taught me how to be courageous and overall to always put God first in everything we do. The UMC has taught me to carry my cross like Jesus Christ did. I ...

Trump policy on DACA brings uncertainty

3/15/2017

Trump policy on DACA brings uncertainty

While concerns about not causing harm to the family of a DACA recipient are being clarified. This story has been removed from the Oregon-Idaho Conference website. The United Methodist Social Principles have this to say about the rights of immigrants We recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We affirm the right of all persons to equal opportunities for employment, access to housing, health care, education, and freedom from ...

Bishop Oliveto inspires justice event

2/22/2017

Bishop Oliveto inspires justice event

Bishop Karen Oliveto, recently elected bishop of the Western Jurisdiction and presiding bishop of the Mountain Sky Area, was the opening keynote speaker for the Western Methodist Justice Movement (WMJM) conference meeting in Portland, Oregon February 17-20. Bishop Karen Oliveto (Robin Ridenour photos) Oliveto’s keynote inspired the 150 in attendance as she explored the nature of the divide that currently exists in society and in churches. She described one symptom of the divide ...

Bishop Crosses Threshold in Eugene

1/26/2017

Bishop Crosses Threshold in Eugene

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky spent Saturday, January 21 in Eugene, Oregon learning and connecting with people of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. This is the fifth of eight Threshold Events she is holding across the Greater Northwest Area. Stanovsky started her day by connecting with students and Wesley Foundation Board members from the University of Oregon. She was able to hear from students about their experiences in college and with the Wesley Foundation as well as express her support for this...

Oregon-Idaho among 27 that pay 100%

1/26/2017

Oregon-Idaho among 27 that pay 100%

Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), working with the 56 annual conferences in the United States, reports that twenty-seven annual conferences have paid 100% of their 2016 apportionments to the seven general Church funds.  This is a slight increase over the previous year during which 26 annual conferences reached this milestone.  The 2016 payout rate of 91.8% is the highest it has been. The 27 annual conferences are: Alaska, Baltimore-Washington, Central ...

Time to Apply for Scholarships

1/25/2017

Time to Apply for Scholarships

Scholarships for higher education -- undergraduate, graduate, and seminary -- are available for members of The United Methodist Church through a variety of channels.  Be sure to check out all those for which you may qualify! There are two general education scholarships available through the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.  The Undergraduate Leadership Award ($800) is awarded to an undergraduate student in each of the four districts.  The Ethnic Minority Leadership Award ($750) goes to one ethnic...

Hispanic Ministries Makes Statement on Acceptance

1/5/2017
At the November 18-19 meeting of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference’s Hispanic Ministries Council, members created a document that was sent to Bishop Elaine Stanovsky and members of the Oregon-Idaho Cabinet. The statement was written to express the growing concerns that members of the council are seeing in their communities regarding immigration and human rights. The Conference currently has Hispanic Ministry programs in three communities—Wilder, Idaho, where we have a growing congregation; ...

ERTs Respond to North Carolina Floods

11/30/2016

ERTs Respond to North Carolina Floods

The Oregon-Idaho Conference, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Conference, sent an Early Response Team (ERT) to North Carolina for seven days in early November 2016 to responed to the flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Oregon-Idaho blessed this effort with 3 ERTs on the team, Jerry Iervolino (Lake Oswego), Dave Haueter (Pioneer, Coquille), and Larry Johnson (Mt Home – Sherwood).   Kathy Bryson, the team leader and a member from PNW, said, “Over the course of six days our team of eight ...

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