News and Information

Mileage and Hotel Reimbursement

Yellowstone Conference

If you opted to drive to Ogden, you can receive reimbursement for your mileage. Please email your mileage to the conference office. If you qualify to have your hotel room reimbursed, please scan and email or send via mail your receipt to the conference office. Please email either Rochelle at or Anita at The physical mailing address is PO Box 20335, Billings, MT 59104.

Rocky Mountain Conference

Please download the Travel Voucher form here. Return completed forms to Shelley Rabern at or mail it to the Conference Office, 6110 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Online Giving

Go to to make your online donations during the 2018 Joint Annual Conference. For a description of each giving opportunity, go to the Special Offerings page.

UMCOR Kits for Annual Conference

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) collects hygiene, school, and cleaning kits for distribution within the United States. Kits help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies when a disaster strikes.

This year, the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone conferences will collect any of the three kits at Annual Conference. Each church can decide whether to collect all of the items needed for a kit, or just focus on two or three items. The kit supplies will be sorted and assembled during the Immersion Project time on Friday, June 9. If someone from your church is riding a charter bus to Annual Conference, there will be room on the buses for the supplies. See the list of items for each kit here.

Please remember:

  • All items must be new.
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will then be considered used.
  • UMCOR will purchase toothpaste in bulk. Collect any money towards toothpaste and put in a separate envelope.
  • All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations.
  • Do not include any personal notes, money, or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.

If you have any questions, contact Sally McConnell.

Mountain Sky Area Clergy Absences

It is the duty and requirement of our shared covenant to attend all sessions of annual conference each year, including Sunday morning. If you are unable to attend any part of annual conference, please notify your district superintendent and the Conference Secretary, Rev. Elizabeth McVicker (, via email with the following information: your name, the days you will be absent and the compelling reason for your absence. No other form is required. The Conference Secretary will report those who have indicated their absence to the Cabinet for follow-­up.

2016 Book of Discipline ¶ 602.8 "It is the duty of every member and all probationers and local pastors of the Annual Conference to attend its sessions and furnish such reports in such form as the Discipline may require. Any such person unable to attend shall report by letter to the conference secretary, setting forth the reason for the absence. Should any ordained minister in active service be absent from the session of the Annual Conference without a satisfactory reason for the absence, the matter shall be referred by the conference secretary to the Board of Ordained Ministry."

1992 Book of Discipline ¶ 309.1 "...The diaconal minister shall attend the sessions of the Annual Conference. Any diaconal minister unable to attend shall report by letter to the bishop setting forth the reason for the absence."

Awards and Recognitions

Funds are currently available for local church histories from the J. Alton Templin Fund. To learn more about this award and ways to qualify, click here!