News


Crater Lake District

Hope UMC remembered

6/6/2019

Hope UMC remembered

The following profile of the history of Hope United Methodist Church was written by pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen and shared as they celebrated a “history of love” with the closure of their beloved church in Drain, Oregon. It has been edited for presentation here.   In the mid-1800s dedicated Methodist circuit riders covered hundreds of miles on horseback and brought the good news of Jesus Christ to the pioneer families in the Yoncalla and Drain area. They held religious services and worked to serve...

Covenant UMC leaves Reedsport better after years of service

4/23/2019

Covenant UMC leaves Reedsport better after years of service

For more than 150 years the people of Covenant United Methodist Church in Reedsport have understood what it means to survive and thrive. According to longtime member Leo Naapi, Methodist Missionary Jason Lee made his first trip to the mouth of the Umpqua River and this patch of land touching the southeast corner of Oregon in 1838 and it wasn’t easy. “Jason Lee must have really liked the scenery,” said Naapi, who helped gather the church history. “He had to have a rowboat to get to the mouth of ...

Crater Lake assistant retiring after 17 years

12/13/2017

Crater Lake assistant retiring after 17 years

When Kay Burdick stepped into her position as administrative assistant for the Crater Lake District of the Oregon-Idaho Conference several years ago, she was hoping for a less stressful job. She had been working in a local attorney’s office and she was looking for a new environment. Note that she didn’t say working on behalf of the 43 churches that make up the Crater Lake District was less challenging than her previous job. “It’s a whole different atmosphere working together in this office ...

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...

Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ - Vitalizing the Church - Transforming the World