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Special offerings held throughout Annual Conference

5/15/2019

Special offerings held throughout Annual Conference

Annual Conference is enriched by the special worship services held throughout the gathering to honor our churches, offer remembrance to the deceased, celebrate the ordination and commissioning of new faith leaders and move us forward into a new year of ministry. Three of the four worship services will be held at Eugene First United Methodist Church, located not far from the Hotel Eugene where the Conference will be held. There will be shuttle buses available at the hotel. The church is located ...

Wilshire Native American Fellowship Becomes Great Spirit UMC

10/24/2018

Wilshire Native American Fellowship Becomes Great Spirit UMC

When a name no longer fits the identity of a church, it may just have to change. This is what the people now called Great Spirit United Methodist Church, formerly Wilshire Native American Fellowship located at Wilshire United Methodist Church, have discovered and formalized in a naming ceremony during Sunday morning worship on October 7, 2018. While Great Spirit has a new name, it’s still located in the Wilshire neighborhood of northeast Portland. Reverend Allen Buck was appointed to Wilshire ...

Wallowa Lake ceremony honors return of land to Nez Perce

8/2/2018

Wallowa Lake ceremony honors return of land to Nez Perce

Arthur Broncheau holds the ceremonial stone before it is returned to the Wallowa River. In a moving ceremony filled with song, word and action under the shadow of Chief Joseph Mountain, The United Methodist Church took a small step toward righting an historic wrong on Wednesday. As 115 people gathered from the Nez Perce Tribe, United Methodist Church, camp supporters, and community, The Oregon-Idaho Conference returned a 1.5 acre parcel of land in Oregon to the Nez Perce nation. “I never ...

Awards honor service, courage, social justice efforts

6/15/2018

Awards honor service, courage, social justice efforts

The spirit and vitality of the Oregon-Idaho Conference is alive and well, with several people earning special recognition for their ministerial efforts during Friday night’s awards ceremony. For her fearlessness in addressing the issue of immigration and speaking out on her own personal story as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient, Yuni Rueda earned the Bishop’s Award from Bishop Elaine Stanovsky. Rueda reminds us why we are United Methodists, Stanovsky said as she took the ...

Opportunities to support Native, Hispanic ministries at Annual Conference

6/6/2018

Opportunities to support Native, Hispanic ministries at Annual Conference

   At Annual Conference, members and guests will have the opportunity to support ministries making a difference locally and globally. In addition to a special offering on Thursday of Annual Conference for the Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya special offerings will be taken for the Wilshire/Native American Fellowship in Portland and the Wilder Hispanic Ministry in Idaho. The Wilshire offering will take place during opening worship service on Wednesday evening at Boise First UMC, the Cathedral ...

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