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Greater NW Pride: Growing Churches Welcome LGBTQ+ People

Brett Webb-Mitchell

12/4/2019

Growing Churches Welcome LGBTQ+ People   Part of the joy of my position is every day I read about what is going on in other denominations concerning LGBTQ+ issues and their respective churches. Along with More Light Presbyterians and Covenant Network in the Presbyterian Church (USA), I’m always interested in what is going on in the United Church of Christ (UCC). When I lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, I attended United Church of Chapel Hill, NC, a UCC church, and my partner is a member ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

12/4/2019

8 Tips to Write Your Best Year-End Letter


Greater NW Pride: World AIDS Day, 2019

Brett Webb-Mitchell

12/1/2019

World AIDS Day, 2019   As we come to the closing hours of December 1, 2019, I wanted to post a blog about World AIDS Day. In my life, I have had many friends in the Church and outside of the Church have lived and died being HIV+(positive or poz) and dying of one of the AIDS related symptoms. Some phenomenal ministers, church administrators, priests, pastors, organists, and youth directors, all close friends, have died. Those who are closest to me today, personally, are HIV+, in which the ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

11/27/2019

Generosity: It's in Your DNA


Greater NW Pride: Queer Pride Camp: High School, Aug. 6-9, 2020, Camp Magruder, Oregon!

Brett Webb-Mitchell

11/23/2019

Queer Pride Camp: High School, Aug. 6-9, 2020, Camp Magruder, Oregon!   This blog post is really an announcement this week.  In 2019, I led and was part of a great team of LGBTQ+ clergy persons  and straight allies in the United Methodist Church’s Western Jurisdiction (UMC WJ), who brought about a very unique camping experience: Queer Pride Camp for young adults, ages 18-25 years old. The camp was held at Camp Sky Meadows in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California.  26 campers—all...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

11/20/2019

Wanna Catch H#ll? Change Things Up.


Greater NW Pride: Being Church

Brett Webb-Mitchell

11/14/2019

Being Church   Since the specially called General Conference meeting of February 2019, with the decision to go with the Traditional plan, there’s a lot of activity within the United Methodist Church as our members are trying to figure out the way forward on this pilgrimage of faith.    For example, as I write this, the Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction came out with the aspirational vision of the “Safe Harbor” declaration, welcoming out and closeted LGBTQ+ clergy and families to find a ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

11/13/2019

6 Takeaways from "Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color"


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

11/6/2019

Give Thanks. No Really, Give Thanks.


Greater NW Pride: Microaggressions

Brett Webb-Mitchell

10/31/2019

Microaggressions   I’m in the process of becoming a Docent with the Portland Art Museum. This 36-week training course is part art history class, part education class, and part cultural awareness seminar. On October 28, 2109, we had a “Building Inclusive Practice through Anti-Racism,”workshop,  led by Keonna Hendrick and Marit Dewhurst of Brooklyn, New York. Because of the work we do as Docents, and how we interact with the works of art and the people who come to the Museum, it is helpful in ...


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