The Cascadia District consists of 47 congregations and two Hispanic Fellowships, stretching from the north Oregon coast to the high desert of Eastern Oregon. A defining geographical feature of this entire region is the Cascade Mountain Range, which has a profound influence on the physical and social life across the region. "Cascadia" refers to the whole region, a diverse set of local communities which have in common being impacted by the mountains. Likewise, the congregations which make up the Cascadia District are contextually diverse expressions of our common faith in Christ and our shared United Methodist heritage.
DS Tim offers weekly gatherings online or by phone
- See the GNW Area webpage https://greaternw.org/coronavirus/
- For a running list of scheduled events which have been cancelled see https://greaternw.org/event-cancellations-due-to-covid-19/
- See the curated list on the district site at https://www.umoi.org/resources-for-a-time-of-pandemic
Proposals for General Conference re Future of UMC
General Conference has been postponed indefinitely. Click here to read more.
Now that the deadlines for submitting proposed legislation to General Conference have passed, the Advance Daily Christian Advocate has been produced. This makes the proposed legislation publicly available. Here’s the link: https://www.resourceumc.org/en/content/general-conference-2020-advance-daily-christian-advocate
There is also a chart that compares the major plans being brought forward for consideration: https://cdnsc.umc.org/-/media/umc-media/2020/01/09/19/07/General-Conference-UMC-Plans-Chart-V6.
The recent proposal that got so much attention in the press is not included in the Daily Christian Advocate. It missed the legislative proposal deadlines. But it is in the comparison chart. It will be presented from the floor at General Conference. You can learn more about the "Protocol of Reconciliaton and Grace Through Separation" and find a link to its full text here: https://greaternw.org/a-pastoral-letter-for-epiphany-2020/
DS Tim Overton-Harris says, "Please don’t go into this season of change uninformed – the very future of our church is at stake. May God guide us through this time and show us how we can be partners together with Christ in transforming lives and the world."
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Rev. Tim Overton-Harris
Phone: (503) 581-3969
Phone: (503) 581-3969
District Lay Leader
Read her bio here
Cascadia District Office
680 State St., Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301
(Office is on the 2nd floor of the Micah Building)
Office Phone: (503) 581-3969
Fax: (503) 480-7599
Cascadia District Committee on Ministry 4/27/2020
Cascadia Suburban Ring Colloquy 5/5/2020
Cascadia High Desert Colloquy 5/5/2020
Cascadia Wine Country Colloquy 5/5/2020