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Longs Peak UMC in Longmont, CO makes more than 400 masks

Longs Peak UMC in Longmont, CO makes more than 400 masks

May 26, 2020
Over 400 masks were made by Longs Peak UMC in Longmont, Colorado.

Ogden First UMC in Utah celebrates 150th anniversary!

Ogden First UMC in Utah celebrates 150th anniversary!

May 21, 2020
Ogden FUMC is sending prayer cards to area churches as a way to safely celebrate their 150th anniversary.

Ogden First UMC makes news for beekeeping and gardening

May 20, 2020
The Deseret News wrote, photographed, and ran this story on May 20, 2020. It is about Ogden FUMC's care for the earth. The article especially focuses on church members Steve Kristen Bell, who lead the gardening and beekeeping ...

Mission partner Intermountain shares Chaplain Chris' sermon for online worship gatherings

Mission partner Intermountain shares Chaplain Chris' sermon for online worship gatherings

May 19, 2020
Chaplain Chris Haughee of Intermountain Residential preaches on the connections between Jesus’ original disciples and the Church today, and the challenge of expressing love and acceptance to ALL children (Luke 18:15-17).

Masks-on initiative grows!

Masks-on initiative grows!

May 18, 2020
We have four new UMCs that have contributed to the JUST LOVE Masks-On Initiative! Fort Collins UMC, Fort Collins, CO, St. Paul's UMC, Helena, MT, Northglenn UMC, Northglenn, CO, and Mountain View UMC, Boulder, CO. JUST LOVE: ...

The UMC is still in mission

The UMC is still in mission

May 18, 2020
An invitation to a webinar series about missionaries serving all over the world

Claudia Davis of St. Paul’s UMC in Helena, MT creates more than 60 masks.

Claudia Davis of St. Paul’s UMC in Helena, MT creates more than 60 masks.

May 18, 2020
Claudia Davis of St. Paul’s UMC in Helena, MT was able to mix good-deed-doing and family bonding in the creation of over 60 masks.

Mountain View UMC, Boulder, CO creates 1,300 COVID-19 masks

Mountain View UMC, Boulder, CO creates 1,300 COVID-19 masks

May 18, 2020
Ballpark total—more than 1,300 masks and almost 60 scrub caps. The masks have been distributed locally, throughout the state, to Hawaii, Ohio, Oklahoma, Toronto, and the Navajo Nation. The masks will be worn by family, friends, ...

Northglenn United Methodist quilters and sewers create 150 masks

Northglenn United Methodist quilters and sewers create 150 masks

May 18, 2020
Northglenn United Methodist quilters and sewers are happy to report they have made and delivered over 150 fabric face masks to area senior living centers. We chose donating to these centers as we have church members living within.

Pathways Team releases second 2020 quarterly report

Pathways Team releases second 2020 quarterly report

May 18, 2020
Mountain Sky Conference has released a quarterly Pathways Focus Sessions report. This second quarterly report shares some of the work done by the Pathways Team to help keep you abreast of developments and directions being explored...

Tug-o-Love has become Miles-o-Love for Annual Conference 2020

Tug-o-Love has become Miles-o-Love for Annual Conference 2020

May 18, 2020
This year during Annual Conference, Miles-o-Love will raise funds for the East Angola Pastor Support Fund and Feeding America centers in the Mountain Sky area states.

Still in Mission - Episode 1

Still in Mission - Episode 1

May 17, 2020
Join us for a new series connecting the church with missionaries serving all over the world. Episode 1 is May 28, 2020, we feature missionaries that are directly working with Church Planting, Evangelism, and Discipleship.

Zoom groups forming for MSC retired clergy and clergy on leave of absence (various forms)

May 15, 2020
Retired clergy or clergy on various forms of leave who are officially either members of the Mountain Sky Conference (wherever you currently live or serve), or members of other United Methodist conferences who now live within the ...

May is Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

May 14, 2020
May Is Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. This month, the Commission on Religion and Race has created the following infographic.

2020 Spanish Immersion Experience

May 13, 2020
Cuernavaca, Mexico is home to the most politically and socially progressive Spanish Immersion program in Mexico. This is the 4th annual Mountain Sky Immersion trip planned this year for September September 28 - October10.

Gratitude in a season of a pandemic - a 2020 Budget Report from the MSC Council on Finance and Administration

Gratitude in a season of a pandemic - a 2020 Budget Report from the MSC Council on Finance and Administration

May 12, 2020
"To everything, there is a season" indeed but gratitude is always in season: the generosity of the churches in the Mountain Sky Conference through April is impressive.

An unusual gift goes to Chester UMC during the pandemic

May 07, 2020
Marcia Muir, pastor of Chester UMC, 30 miles south of the Canadian border in Montana, was awakened by a 7:30 a.m. phone call Tuesday, April 7. A man with a German accent told her that the Riverview Hutterite Colony wanted to ...

Wilson UMC burns mortgage!

May 07, 2020
It’s a celebration when a mortgage gets paid! Let’s burn it! Rev. David Hiester, Wilson United Methodist Church and Kristi Kinnison, Executive Director Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation Watch Vimeo Video here.

Youth Ministry goes virtual

Youth Ministry goes virtual

May 07, 2020
While ministry during this time of social distancing has provided unique challenges, youth workers and youth of our conference have found innovative ways to stay connected.

AC20's mission funds will go to East Angola Pastors and Feeding America

AC20's mission funds will go to East Angola Pastors and Feeding America

May 05, 2020
Tug of Love will be the only fundraiser for AC2020. This year, the funds will go to East Angola Pastor Support and Feeding America (within the MSC area).

GCFA offers additional guidance for churches that have not received a PPP Loan

May 05, 2020
Many organizations, including local churches, have been unable to obtain loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The President signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (PPP HCE Act) on ...

"Quarantine" at Buckhorn Camp

May 04, 2020
Starting May 1, Buckhorn Camp will be offering the opportunity to “Quarantine @ Camp”. They are offering a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house equipped with a standard residential kitchen exclusively to our Mountain Sky Conference Clergy ...

Cortez United Methodist Church, Native Grace collects over 300 boxes of supplies for Navajo Nation

Cortez United Methodist Church, Native Grace collects over 300 boxes of supplies for Navajo Nation

May 04, 2020
Food and household supplies filling over 300 boxes will be distributed to Navajo Nation residents as part of a local COVID-19 relief effort. Boxes will be delivered door-to-door Saturday in the nation’s Utah portion, according to ...

How you can be part of disaster response during coronavirus

How you can be part of disaster response during coronavirus

April 29, 2020
Jim Robison-Cox provides a summary of MSC Disaster Response efforts during the coronavirus and what you can do to help UMCOR US Disaster Response and Recovery.

Mission Shares, the 'Paycheck Protection Program' and the Mountain Sky Conference

Mission Shares, the 'Paycheck Protection Program' and the Mountain Sky Conference

April 28, 2020
The question is the PPP grant “income?” emerges because the Mountain Sky Conference employs an income model to apportion to local churches the costs of the Conference.

Pastor Calvin Hill of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish in Montana (Native American Sunday series)

Pastor Calvin Hill of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish in Montana (Native American Sunday series)

April 28, 2020
Native American Ministries Sunday is one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. Native American Ministries Sunday serves to remind United Methodists of the gifts and contributions made by ...

Racism and White Supremacy against Natives in Wyoming during COVID-19 (Native American Sunday Series)

Racism and White Supremacy against Natives in Wyoming during COVID-19 (Native American Sunday Series)

April 28, 2020
Racism against Native Americans in Riverton, Wyoming during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Navajo Nation COVID-19 relief efforts (Native American Sunday Series)

The Navajo Nation COVID-19 relief efforts (Native American Sunday Series)

April 28, 2020
The MSC Disaster Relief committee is granting $15,000 to the newly formed Navajo Nation COVID Relief program; CONAM (Committee on Native American Ministries) is granting $2,500. The relief project will be managed by our own ...

Wind River Reservation in Riverton, WY hit hard by COVID-19 (Native American Sunday Series)

Wind River Reservation in Riverton, WY hit hard by COVID-19 (Native American Sunday Series)

April 28, 2020
The Wind River Indian Reservation has been hard hit by the COVID-19 where the county has ranked in the top three in Wyoming for testing positive since mid-March.

Grace Hospice Care shares facing Covid-19 in Mongolia - “We Cannot Forget Our Patients”

Grace Hospice Care shares facing Covid-19 in Mongolia - “We Cannot Forget Our Patients”

April 24, 2020
Dr. Altankhyag, Director of Grace Hospice Care shares facing Covid-19 in Mongolia.

East Angola Missionary Report

East Angola Missionary Report

April 24, 2020
UMW report on how the COVID 19 pandemic is affecting our missionaries in Angola and the people they serve, and how the pastors we help support are helping their communities.

Participate in the JUST LOVE:  Masks-on initiative!

Participate in the JUST LOVE: Masks-on initiative!

April 24, 2020
JUST LOVE: Masks-on encourages local MSC churches to provide homemade cloth masks for local, frontline workers in their neighborhood/community.

Mission Immersion Day is now JUST LOVE at Annual Conference 2020

Mission Immersion Day is now JUST LOVE at Annual Conference 2020

April 24, 2020
The new name for Annual Conference “Mission Immersion Day” is JUST LOVE. The Community Engagement Mission Team would like to share this new name with the Conference. JUST LOVE is the new brand for mission-related programs/projects...

First UMC of Casper, Wyoming's Drive-By Palm Sunday

April 24, 2020
Video Submitted by Rose-Mary King Member of the First United Methodist Church, Casper, Wyoming First United Methodist Church in Casper, Wyoming also held special drive-in services for Palm Sunday and submitted this special video. ...

Mountain Sky creates grant-funded staff position within Young People's Ministries

Mountain Sky creates grant-funded staff position within Young People's Ministries

April 24, 2020
In order to continue fulfilling the conference vision to have life-changing, life-saving mission outposts in the communities we serve, the conference received grant-funding in late 2019 to hire a part-time person to minister ...

Servicios de la Raza offers emergency services during the COVID-19 crisis

Servicios de la Raza offers emergency services during the COVID-19 crisis

April 20, 2020
In light of COVID-19, Servicios de la Raza wants to ensure our clients and community partners that we are still available and providing the following services.

Drive-in theaters offers new way of celebrating Easter

April 16, 2020
A community, ecumenical Easter service on April 12 was held at the Star Drive-in Theater, with communion served instead of Coke and popcorn.

Conference Board of Lay Ministry (BOLM) seeking qualified candidates for co-lay leader positions

Conference Board of Lay Ministry (BOLM) seeking qualified candidates for co-lay leader positions

April 14, 2020
Two Mountain Sky Conference Lay Leaders will be elected at the 2020 Annual Conference Session. Nominations will be accepted by May 10 to be eligible for election.

First UMC Salt Lake City given 2020 Utah Preservation Award

First UMC Salt Lake City given 2020 Utah Preservation Award

April 07, 2020
On March 6, Preservation Utah announced that First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Salt Lake City is the recipient of this years’ 2020 Utah Preservation Award for the Restoration Renovation of our Sanctuary and Historic Pipe ...

Anti-racism book study for MSC clergy beginning May 6

Anti-racism book study for MSC clergy beginning May 6

April 06, 2020
This 6-week book study will include a short reading and a question for reflection each day. It will frame anti-racism work as a spiritual practice in order to emphasize that anti-racism work is never finished, but rather is a life...

New study resource on the future of UMC available to Mountain Sky Conference Districts

New study resource on the future of UMC available to Mountain Sky Conference Districts

April 02, 2020
A new congregational study resource receives widespread praise. A new set of DVDs on The Bible, Sexuality, and the United Methodist Church is gaining high praise across our denomination from a variety of respected leaders. Copies ...

Cancelation of April 1 Vital Conversations Zoom

Cancelation of April 1 Vital Conversations Zoom

April 01, 2020
The planned April 1 Vital Conversations with Rev. Michael Smith was canceled due to Zoom security issues.

Rev. Mark Calhoun to be new Wyoming District Superintendent

Rev. Mark Calhoun to be new Wyoming District Superintendent

March 31, 2020
Bishop Karen P. Oliveto has announced her intention to appoint the Reverend Mark Calhoun as the new superintendent for the Wyoming District, effective July 1, 2020. Calhoun currently serves as pastor of Lander United Methodist ...

Rev. Jeff Rainwater to be Superintendent of Congregational and Community Vitality

Rev. Jeff Rainwater to be Superintendent of Congregational and Community Vitality

March 31, 2020
Bishop Karen P. Oliveto has announced her intention to appoint the Reverend Jeff Rainwater as the new Superintendent for Congregational and Community Vitality for the Mountain Sky Conference, effective July 1, 2020. Rainwater is ...

Adjusting to the 'new normal' of COVID-19

March 31, 2020
It’s helpful for us to see through the lens of disaster response. The COVID-19 event (or series of events) is currently causing us trauma. Everyone is learning new ways to live.

Responsible Stewardship: Mountain Sky UM Foundation investment updates

Responsible Stewardship: Mountain Sky UM Foundation investment updates

March 31, 2020
Here is an update about the Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation regarding your investments, and the actions we are taking to responsibly steward all resources." An update on endowments will be in a future update note.

Join webinar on best online worship practices in a physically distanced world

Join webinar on best online worship practices in a physically distanced world

March 30, 2020
Join author, creative worship and guest readiness coach Jason Moore for a 90-minute webinar, Tuesday, April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. MDT for Telling the Old Story in a New Time: Best Practices for Worshiping Online and Beyond in a ...

Mountain Sky staff partner with AfterHours to help homeless in Downtown Denver

Mountain Sky staff partner with AfterHours to help homeless in Downtown Denver

March 25, 2020
The Mountain Sky Conference and Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation joined together on March 5 for their quarterly “Day of Service.” 120 paper bag meals were prepared and shared with the homeless at Civic Center Park in ...

A Prayer from Bishop Karen About COVID-19

March 25, 2020
The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church has asked all United Methodists to join people of faith in a day of prayer on March 25, asking God to rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic.

United Methodist General Conference to be postponed

United Methodist General Conference to be postponed

March 18, 2020
The Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference has been notified by the Minneapolis Convention Center that they are restricting events at the venue through May 10, 2020, following recommendations by the ...