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The Mountain Sky Conference distributes the following communications: The weekly Mountain Sky Conference News sent on Tuesdays, a bi-weekly Thursday newsletter from Superintendents Annie Arnoldy and Jeff Rainwater, letters and blogs from Bishop Karen Oliveto, and urgent news as needed. Emails from the Mountain Sky Cabinet, young people's ministries and lay ministries are sent on an as-needed basis. Additionally, there will be email updates sent during the Annual Conference Session in June.

The conference news will be a snapshot and short digest of the connectional ministry of The United Methodist Church. The newsletters will feature stories from the Mountain Sky Conference or The United Methodist Church with links to refer back to the website for more information.

We welcome the submission of news and requests (job openings, ministry materials) that benefit the local church and serve the mission of our larger connection. Any events included in the newsletter should highlight the connectional ministry of the conference or local church. Any fundraising events should be for United Methodist missions or community giving. Publication of events or job postings by outside groups shall be at the discretion of the Director of Communications. Content from outside groups shall be ecumenical or community-based.

The deadline to submit items for Conference News is by noon the Friday prior to publication. Space limitations and other considerations may prevent your material from being published immediately. We also reserve the right to edit copy. Please ensure photos and artwork are high-quality and of sufficient resolution.

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The goals of our social media presence are:

  • To increase awareness of the Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church and its work on mission and connectional ministry.

  • To increase awareness of The United Methodist Church as a whole and its work on global mission and ministry.

  • To keep clergy and laity updated on news and events in the Mountain Sky Conference.

  • To share information and resources from conference boards and agencies, as well as The United Methodist Church’s general boards and agencies.

  • To be an extension of the Mountain Sky Conference websites and newsletters.

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Comment Policy:

We welcome comments on many of the posts on this site. To encourage respectful dialogue, we’ve posted these simple guidelines below.

  • Stay on topic.

  • Be respectful.

  • Be truthful.

  • No spam.

We retain the discretion to determine which comments violate our comment policy. We also reserve the right to remove those violations and to block aggressive users.

Dialogue and disagreement are welcome but off-topic remarks, and/or abusive language against individuals are not welcome.

If you have communications questions not answered on this page, please contact Evelyn Warren, Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church: