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Smoky Hill UMC is Now a Reconciling Ministries Congregations

February 19, 2019
On February 3, 2019 Smoky Hill UMC voted to become a Reconciling Ministries Congregation.

Guest blog: Y2K and General Conference 2019

Guest blog: Y2K and General Conference 2019

February 14, 2019
In some ways, the special called session of the General Conference reminds me of the eve of Y2K. No matter what gets decided or what gets postponed, no matter what holds together or what falls apart, life and ministry will go on.

Simpson UMC practices fire safety, prevention during interactive worship service

Simpson UMC practices fire safety, prevention during interactive worship service

February 13, 2019
Trustees at Simpson UMC in Arvada, Colorado regularly practice fire prevention and safety. Recently, they decided to practice evacuations in a fun Sunday service.

UMARC to host post-GC2019 summit March 1

UMARC to host post-GC2019 summit March 1

February 13, 2019
Less than three days after a special General Conference concludes in St. Louis, lay and clergy United Methodists in the Mountain Sky Conference will gather for a post-GC2019 summit. The event, sponsored by the United Methodist ...

Blackfeet United Methodist Parish provides aid, ecumenical partnerships in post-shutdown food crisis

February 12, 2019
In the aftermath of the 35-day federal government shutdown, the A’aninin and Nakoda Tribes on Fort Belknap Reservation and the Chippewa and Cree Tribes of Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana are facing dire food shortages threatening...

Deaconesses and Home Missioners discernment event coming to Mountain Sky Conference

Deaconesses and Home Missioners discernment event coming to Mountain Sky Conference

February 12, 2019
Deaconesses and Home Missioners make lifetime commitments to this work and are consecrated and commissioned to specific ministries.

How to submit resources to Congregational Vitality blog pages

February 12, 2019
Learn how to submit resources to the congregational vitality blog pages.

Mountain Sky welcomes volunteers to assemble GC2019 welcome kits

Mountain Sky welcomes volunteers to assemble GC2019 welcome kits

February 12, 2019
Mountain Sky volunteers and friends are gearing up to offer radical hospitality at GC2019.

UMC Bishops prepare to preside at Special Session of General Conference

February 12, 2019
The bishops of The United Methodist Church are preparing to preside over the three-day Special Session of the General Conference set for Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri.

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women develops sexual ethics resources

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women develops sexual ethics resources

February 04, 2019
The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) has developed new sexual ethics resources to be utilized by annual conferences and local churches to address sexual misconduct and harassment.

Mountain Sky United Methodist Women urge signatures on immigration statement

February 04, 2019
If you would like to add your name to the list of signatures, please email Karen at jaeger.karen@gmail.com or Ann at annorganic1@gmail.com. Hearing that more than 10,000 children are in detention centers across the country has ...

Iliff student and Mountain Sky clergywoman Rahdearra A. Paris Woods shares call to ministry

Iliff student and Mountain Sky clergywoman Rahdearra A. Paris Woods shares call to ministry

February 01, 2019
As a woman of color who is also a same gender loving being, I found myself in a hurtful and self-hating place. In conjunction with the loss of my mother, I viewed Christianity and God differently. Actually I was angry with God and...

Mountain Sky clergywoman oversees opening of new 35-unit supportive housing chapter

Mountain Sky clergywoman oversees opening of new 35-unit supportive housing chapter

February 01, 2019
This week a hard-hatted Delores Project interim executive director Laura Rossbert, who’s also an ordained minister, was bubbly as she led tours of the $30 million complex known as Arroyo Village.

Mountain Sky Conference intern featured in 'Iliff Q&A'

Mountain Sky Conference intern featured in 'Iliff Q&A'

February 01, 2019
Front-range student, Samuel Fisher, has felt led for many years to pursue full-time ministry. Attending Iliff has just been the first step on his journey.

Mountain Sky United Methodist Women release statement encouraging action, justice regarding immigration issues

January 30, 2019
The Mountain Sky Conference United Methodist Women have released a statement regarding the current immigration issue, with more than 50 signatures.

Wesley Pilgrimage Scholarship deadline reminder

Wesley Pilgrimage Scholarship deadline reminder

January 29, 2019
Lay and clergy leaders interested in the 2019 Wesley Pilgrimage in England may apply for a scholarship that will greatly reduce the cost of their trip.

25 Big Ideas for Growing Church Giving

25 Big Ideas for Growing Church Giving

January 23, 2019
Take your church's giving to the next level and start the new year strong. These 25 big ideas from Horizons Stewardship will help you get there. If giving was flat, the number of church donors has declined, or your ministry for ...

Bozeman UMC welcomes all to join San Salvador mission trip in July

Bozeman UMC welcomes all to join San Salvador mission trip in July

January 23, 2019
Vickie Wilkinson of Bozeman United Methodist Church in Bozeman, Montana, plans to serve her ninth year with Siloe Church and School in San Salvador, El Salvador on a mission trip this July.

Colorado faith leaders call on Colorado’s congressional delegation to end the partial federal government shutdown

January 23, 2019
The partial, federal government shutdown--now the longest in U.S. history--continues to take an unnecessary and formidable toll on Coloradans. As Christian denominational leaders, clergy and religious professionals living together...

Rural Chaplains Association to visit Southeastern Colorado for Focus 2019

Rural Chaplains Association to visit Southeastern Colorado for Focus 2019

January 23, 2019
According to the Rural Chaplains Association (RCA) website, rural chaplains are people "from diverse backgrounds, with varied education and life experiences, that uniquely equip them to serve rural persons, families, institutions,...

Erie UMC pastor continues outreach ministry with local shelter

Erie UMC pastor continues outreach ministry with local shelter

January 18, 2019
The Rev. Josh Walker of Erie United Methodist Church doesn't confine ministry within the walls of his Colorado church building. Walker has been involved in Agape, an overnight shelter for homeless adults in Longmont, Colorado, for...

Youth joyfully lead at Tongan United Methodist church

Youth joyfully lead at Tongan United Methodist church

January 16, 2019
While many United Methodist churches declare youth are the future leaders of the denomination, they are leaders now at Tongan United Methodist Church.

'Dream Big' campaign to bring in more than $20,000 for conference ministries in contributions, pledges

'Dream Big' campaign to bring in more than $20,000 for conference ministries in contributions, pledges

January 15, 2019
This historic vote occurred at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference in Ogden, Utah. After the vote, many conference participants joined in contributing a gift to the Dream Big, Love Boldly, Give Believing campaign. These funds will ...

United Methodists urged to join in Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019

January 15, 2019
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is urging all United Methodists to join in the global Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which starts on Jan. 18 and runs until Jan. 25.

Church mission trip reports due Jan. 31

January 14, 2019
Each year, the Mountain Sky Conference will report any church mission trips to the Western Jurisdiction.

Three Congregational Resource Ministers join Mountain Sky team

Three Congregational Resource Ministers join Mountain Sky team

January 07, 2019
A Congregational Resource Minister (CRM) is an important part of a district’s ministry team in the Mountain Sky Conference (MSC). This role equips local church clergy and laity to offer Christ to their community's deepest needs ...

Camp on the Boulder partners with Faith Chapel for continued growth

Camp on the Boulder partners with Faith Chapel for continued growth

January 04, 2019
The Board of Trustees of Camp on the Boulder, and the leadership of Faith Chapel of Billings, Montana, have signed an agreement for the lease to purchase the current camp property.

From Glory to Glory: a worship series in preparation for General Conference

From Glory to Glory: a worship series in preparation for General Conference

January 04, 2019
As many of you are intimately aware, The United Methodist Church is preparing for a special session of General Conference next month.

Prepare for 2019 on a Worship Planning Retreat

Prepare for 2019 on a Worship Planning Retreat

January 04, 2019
If you enjoy worship planning, but have a hard time setting aside time to plan more than a couple weeks in advance, Sacred Stones Ministries invites you to a Worship Planning Retreat with the Rev. Kerry Greenhill in 2019.

United Methodist higher education leaders gather to enhance their influence on the church

January 04, 2019
Representatives from United Methodist higher education institutions are gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jan. 3-4 to discuss how the values of the church’s higher education ministry could inform the denomination’s mission.

Monte Vista UMC shares candlelight service with community

Monte Vista UMC shares candlelight service with community

January 02, 2019
On the afternoon of Dec. 24, Monte Vista United Methodist Church hosted a candlelight Christmas Eve service at The Legacy, an assisted living center in Monte Vista, Colorado.

The Land hosts first annual Puppy Christmas Pageant

The Land hosts first annual Puppy Christmas Pageant

December 18, 2018
This was the first annual Puppy Christmas Pageant at The Land. Dogs participated in full costume as both actors and audience members in this special service.

Blackfeet United Methodist Parish members aid in young women's journey to D.C. hearing

December 14, 2018
Members of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish of Browning, Montana leveraged the United Methodist connection to assist in telling the story of a missing young woman.

Human Relations Day is Jan. 20, 2019

December 10, 2018
On January 20, 2019, United Methodists will celebrate Human Relations Day. On this special Sunday, we call all of our churches to participate in helping every one of God’s children to realize their potential. We need your help to ...

United Methodist Women seeks young women for Holy Disruption intensive

United Methodist Women seeks young women for Holy Disruption intensive

December 10, 2018
United Methodist Women is inviting young adults to learn the skills of holy and healthy disruption. Holy Disruption is an exploration of faith, organizing and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Wheatland UMC brings nativity scene to life using local animals

December 10, 2018
Wheatland United Methodist Church in Wyoming used its local resources - and local animals - to bring a nativity scene to life.

Scott UMC celebrates 114th anniversary

December 07, 2018
Scott United Methodist Church of Denver, Colorado celebrated 114 years serving God on November 18.

First UMC of Colorado Springs announces worship service for those with physical and cognitive challenges

First UMC of Colorado Springs announces worship service for those with physical and cognitive challenges

December 05, 2018
First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs, Colorado is excited to announce a new worship service lifting up all of God's children: Wonderfully Made.

Conference UMVIM team travels to Puerto Rico for post-hurricane repair

Conference UMVIM team travels to Puerto Rico for post-hurricane repair

December 05, 2018
UMVIM Team Utah 96 represented the Mountain Sky Conference in helping to rebuild roofs on homes in Puerto Rico in November.

Global Ministries seeks passionate young adults for Fellows Program

Global Ministries seeks passionate young adults for Fellows Program

December 05, 2018
Since September, Global Missions has received 340 applications for their Fellows program. Only 17 of those are from the United States. Now, they need your help.

World AIDS Day service encourages others to 'know your status'

December 05, 2018
On Dec. 2, Park Hill United Methodist Church hosted its third annual World AIDS Day service. Rev. Nathan Adams, pastor of Park Hill, was the keynote speaker, and Imani Latif of It Takes a Village in Aurora, Colorado shared stories...

Mountain Sky Conference begins search for Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist

Mountain Sky Conference begins search for Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist

December 04, 2018
The Community Engagement ministry area of the Mountain Sky Conference is excited to announce the position of Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist to support the missions and community engagement work of local churches and ...

Denver 7 to air story on evolving faith landscape of Colorado

December 03, 2018
Tune into Denver 7 at 4 p.m. on Dec. 23 or 9 p.m. on Dec. 25 to catch United Methodist leaders in the Mile High Metro District share their experiences with Denver faith communities.

Mountain Sky Conference shares Advent calendar, outreach opportunities

Mountain Sky Conference shares Advent calendar, outreach opportunities

December 03, 2018
The Mountain Sky Conference Community Engagement team is excited to release the 2018 Advent Calendar! This year's calendar focuses on missions, community issues, and mental health.

A Christmas Letter to The United Methodist Church from Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., President, Council of Bishops

November 30, 2018
Bishop Kenneth Carter, President of the Council of Bishops, writes a Christmas letter to The United Methodist Church.

Mountain Sky Conference launches Culture of Call grant

November 27, 2018
The Mountain Sky Conference is excited to begin the Culture of Call grant process. The Culture of Call grant will give funds to churches, pastoral and lay ministries, and agencies looking to improve the process of nurturing and ...

Congregational Vitality funds available for new churches, faith communities

November 26, 2018
The Congregational Vitality Committee has funds available for grants related to starting new churches and faith communities.

Mission Aligned Worship & Anywhere Church

Mission Aligned Worship & Anywhere Church

November 26, 2018
Mission Aligned Worship is becoming Anywhere Church

Bowen Community United Methodist Church celebrates 110 years

November 21, 2018
On Nov. 11, Bowen Community United Methodist Church celebrated its 110th year of serving the rural farming community of Monte Vista, Colorado. The celebration was in conjunction with the Harvest Home celebration and Veterans Day.

Arkansas Valley Circuit Mission Day a success, but not done

November 21, 2018
The Arkansas Valley Circuit - located in southwest Colorado - launched its Bridge of Love mission project on Oct. 20. The mission volunteers have five projects in four communities within the circuit currently underway.