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Upcoming meetings are 9:45 am to 2:15 pm.

  • January 13, 2018, 9:45 am, First UMC Corvallis,1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis OR
  • April 14, 2018, 9:45 am, First UMC Gresham, Gresham OR
  • August 11, 2018, Summer Event Picnic hosted by Beaverton first UMC
  • October 13, 2018, 9:45 am, Trinity UMC, Toledo OR
  • January 12, 2019, OI RUMs meet at FUMC Oregon City, OR 18955 S End Rd, OR City
  • February 23-26, 2019, UMC General Conference (special), St Louis MO
  • April 14, 2019, OI RUMs meet (location TBA)
  • June 12-15, 2019, UMOI Annual Conference, Eugene OR
  • Of related interest:

  • June 14-16, 2018, UMOI Annual Conference, Boise ID
  • July 26-29, 2018, RMN Convocation, Deauville Resort, Miami FL

October meeting flyers

You are warmly invited to join us for our October 13TH meeting. The poster and more information can be downloaded and shared with the following links.

Join the meeting by Zoom

Dear Oregon-Idaho RUMs and friends: If you are unable to join us in person at our fall meeting at Trinity UMC in Toledo, Oregon on Saturday, October 13, 2018, you are welcome to join us for the morning portion of our meeting for the video chat with Dave Nuckols by joining the Zoom Call as an online participant. The call will start at 10 a.m. and end at noon. Dave is a member of the Commission on the Way Forward and will be sharing with us "The Scoop on General Conference 2019."

Online participants will be asked to use the chat feature of the zoom program to ask questions.
Use these directions to join the conversation with Dave:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/607546496
Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16468769923,,607546496#
 or +16699006833,,607546496#

Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 646 876 9923
 or +1 669 900 6833

    Meeting ID: 607 546 496

Blessings, Bonnie Parr Philipson and Karen Nelson, Co-Conveners OR-ID RUMs

You can download the word document containing the Zoom meeting information here: 10.13.18Mtg-by-Zoom-Call.docx

Summer Event

It's the OI RUMs' 2018 Picnic in the Park - and you are invited! Saturday, August 11 at 3 p.m. ~ Hosted by Beaverton FUMC
12555 SW 4th Street, Beaverton OR
In City Park Across from Church - after Beaverton Saturday Market!

Please join us to share the heart-warming Reconciling spirit.
RSVP with picnic coordinator Roxanne Ushman (contact info below,) by August 1 if possible so Beaverton FUMC knows how many people to expect!

The church will provide hamburgers/hot dogs and grill them for us in the park!
Desserts will also be provided!
We will bring side dishes of our choice! (salads, more desserts, vegan or gluten-free options, etc.!)
Use your favorite mapping process to reach this site. See you August 11!

Questions? Contact Roxanne Ushman Roxanne Ushman Email or call: 503-313-0072
or Email Bonnie Parr Philipson OR CALL: 503-547-3822

You can download the flyer in word format here: OI-RUMs-flyer-summer-event2018.doc

April 14, 2018 Meeting Flyer

Please join us on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at First UMC Gresham, Gresham OR
Details on the flyer here:

Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

What to Expect

United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church's current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. To develop that sense of respect, participants are asked to commit to a convent for respectful dialog. In short, the covenant asks them to:
1. Stay Curious,
2. Be Kind, and to
3. Listen with the same amount of passion with which I want to be heard.
Both worship and a covenant for respectful dialog are essential when we ask for God to be present in our conversations and recognize that we can sometimes get in the way of that. All across the area are asked to seriously consider participating in one of these opportunities.
Here is a partial listing:

  • April 15, Sunday: Portland FUMC 2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • April 21, Saturday: Medford FUMC 1-4 p.m.
  • April 22, Sunday: Gresham UMC 3-6 p.m. and Madras UMC 2-5 p.m.
  • April 28, Saturday: Nampa UMC 1-5 p.m.
  • May 6, Sunday: Hillsboro 2-5 p.m.
  • May 19, Saturday, Corvallis FUMC 1-4 p.m. and Pocatello FUMC 1-5 p.m.
  • May 22, Tuesday, MICAH Building, FUMC Salem 6:30-9 p.m.
See greaternw.org/table-talks for more information and to sign up!!

Action Request - Single-user, gender-neutral, accessible, lockable-restrooms

On June 12, 2015, the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference approved our Action Request "Single-user, gender-neutral, accessible, lockable rest rooms" with one amendment (from "require" to "recommend"). Providing information about this need will allow caring congregations to implement the action as soon as they are able.

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Last updated, September 29, 2018