Mountain Sky Conference: Where You Belong More
Legislative items (Budget, Nominations Report, and Guiding Policies and Procedures) are posted and updated here: LEGISLATIVE
Monday, October 17th - Clergy and Laity Members will be emailed their Voter I.D. - comes from GNTV (check spam and junk boxes)
https://www.mtnskyumc.org/ac22 — (Be sure to view the subpages listed on the right-hand side of the page)
Consider a watch party at a local church in your district. Post pictures during the sessions - have fun with it! If you have plans to form a watch party, please email a note to email@example.com
Observers will be able to view sessions from the MSC Facebook page and through a streaming link on our website: https://www.mtnskyumc.org/ac22
Jared O’Kegley-Gibson, Event Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about registration status or voter I.D. information
Evelyn Warren, Communications Director, at email@example.com with questions regarding communication or watch parties
Leah Coleman, Conference Secretary, and acting petitions chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Arnoldy, Director of Connectional Ministry, email@example.com
All worship and plenary sessions will include simultaneous AI (artificial intelligence) translation into Korean and Spanish. English closed-captioning will be available.
모든 예배와 본회의는 AI(인공지능)으로 한국어 동시통역이 제공될 것입니다.
Todos los servicios y sesiones plenarias incluirán traducción simultánea al Español AI (Inteligencia Artificial)
Please contact Betty Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
문의할 사항이 있으시다면, Betty Nguyen email@example.com 으로 연락주시기 바랍니다.
Favor de contactar a Betty Nguyen a firstname.lastname@example.org con cualquier pregunta.
A Call to Annual Conference From Bishop Karen Oliveto
February 3, 2022
Dear family members of the Mountain Sky Conference,
When I was a child, my mother’s voice would ring out from our kitchen door, “Karen! Time for dinner!” I would drop what I was doing to take my seat at our kitchen table. The one rule we had at home was that we didn’t miss dinner—it was the place where the members of my family reconnected after our busy days, where bruised spirits were consoled, where our hunger for acceptance was filled, where laughter and joy permeated the space.
Consider this your call to take your place at the table as United Methodists from across the Mountain Sky Conference come together at St. Paul’s UMC in Helena for Annual Conference, June 16-18, 2022.
While we will offer AC as a hybrid this year (both online and in-person), it has been a long time since we have been able to see one another face to face. How wonderful it will be to be in each other’s presence, to sit at table, to deepen old friendships and make new ones, and to grow together as the Body of Christ.
At the supper tables of my childhood, there was always room for one more. And it was always a “come as you are” meal. Sometimes, the conversation would grow heated as family members voiced their differing opinions. But we all stayed at the table together, and the love we had for each other—even as we disagreed—was always present.
Bring your full self to our time together in Helena as we live and grow together as the early church once did:
Bishop Karen Oliveto
Dear Fellow Laity,
Welcome to "At This Table" MountainSky Conference Annual Conference in Helena, Montana June 16-18 2022. 'We Three' Conference Co Lay leaders invite you to join us in Helena or online. Bishop Karen has rung the dinner bell and called us to ‘this table’. It’s been a long hungry wait to sit down together to connect, deepen relationships, and wonder how God leads us into beloved community. We are more than ready to be together as we rebuild connections across the Mountain Sky Conference.
Welcome to the 2022 Annual Conference Session of The Mountain Sky Conference! This year, sessions will happen in-person June 16-18th in Helena, Montana at Helena United Methodist Ministries (HUMM). This includes St. Paul’s UMC and Covenant UMC. We will partner with GNTV to bring sessions to those in-person and those who choose to attend online. The second half of the Annual Conference will occur Oct 21-22nd in an online-only format to focus on the legislative work of the Mountain Sky Conference. As a clergy or laity member, you are expected to attend both sessions to complete the business of the annual conference this year.
A note to laity members: consider encouraging someone you know to attend conference with you as an equalization member - all districts are seeking nominations for lay equalization members (please contact your pastor or district office to inquire).
Helena, Montana is excited to host the June 2022 Mountain Sky Conference Annual Conference Sessions. You will find rich information on Helena’s Visitors Bureau website: https://www.helenamt.com/
We were able to get blocks at many hotels, but we know it is the high tourist season and many of our hotel blocks will expire April 1, 2022. All of our hotel partners have details on the MSC 2022 AC hotel page, found here:https://www.mtnskyumc.org/hotels-ac2022
Please book your lodging now if you are a laity or clergy member to Annual Conference and you plan to attend in person. It helps our conference if you use the Mountain Sky Conference hotel blocks as these rooms are at special rates, they have the flexibility to be canceled, and they are close to our event spaces.
The June sessions of the conference will include a welcome dinner, opening worship, clergy session, laity session, a plenary session for legislative business, vision exploration with Bishop Karen, district lunches, the memorial worship service, meet-ups for many groups, special meals, and Ordination worship! Plenary sessions and all regular legislation will take place online on Oct 21-22, 2022 at part 2 of the MSC Annual Conference.
The June sessions will be held primarily at St. Paul’s UMC and Covenant UMC in Helena. Together, these churches are known as HUMM (Helena United Methodist Ministries). There will be an option to participate online instead of in person.
At this table, all are welcome to experience the great love of God. Let us come together as the Mountain Sky Conference!
Please contact MSC Event Manager, Jared O’Kegley-Gibson, at email@example.com to inquire about hosting a meal, sponsoring this year’s Annual Conference, or with general questions.