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Women Leading: Colorado Candidate Forum - Oct 6, 2022

Women Leading: Colorado Candidate Forum - Oct 6, 2022

October 06, 2022
Join the Iliff Women’s Alliance and the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture for a free event, Women Leading: Colorado Candidate Forum! Thursday, Oct. 6th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. @ Iliff School of Theology

Leading the Way: A Panel Discussion with MSC Youth Engaged in the Fight To Slow Climate Change

Leading the Way: A Panel Discussion with MSC Youth Engaged in the Fight To Slow Climate Change

September 21, 2022
Sunday, October 23, 2022, 4 pm - 5 pm (Mountain Time)   Worried about climate change and wondering what you can do? This panel discussion features some of the youth across the Mountain Sky Conference who are taking action to ...

Clergy Benefits Academy comes to Colorado

September 16, 2022
Wespath is excited to welcome clergy of all ages and stages of ministry to Clergy Benefits Academy (CBA), an inspiring in-person event in Broomfield, Colorado this November 14-16.

Team Being Formed to Return to Angola

September 14, 2022
In recognition of our 20-year relationship with Angola, a team is being recruited to go to Angola in the summer of 2023. The exact dates have not been set but will be sometime in July or early August. Pastor Sue King will be ...

Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive and Affirming Ministry with LGBTQ+ Youth

Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive and Affirming Ministry with LGBTQ+ Youth

September 09, 2022
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries invites you to attend "Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive Affirming Ministry with LGBTQ+ Youth." This hour-and-a-half long webinar is designed to provide volunteers and leaders in youth ...

4th Annual Gourd Dance hosted by Native Grace Intertribal Fellowship

September 08, 2022
The 4th Annual Gourd Dance was on Saturday, August 27th, 2022. The Gourd Dance was hosted by Native Grace Intertribal Fellowship at First UMC in Cortez, Colorado.  We give thanks to the vision and leadership of Pastor Norman Mark....

National Research Survey Invitation

National Research Survey Invitation

September 06, 2022
This survey is part of the national "Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations (EPIC)" study, which explores the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on thousands of Christian churches in the United States. It includes in-depth ...

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 01, 2022
September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Below are resources for personal engagement and the local church. We give thanks to the Hispanic clergy and laity of the Mountain Sky Conference, their ...

Help the Mountain Sky Conference UMC raise $20,000 for Intermountain Children's Home!

Help the Mountain Sky Conference UMC raise $20,000 for Intermountain Children's Home!

September 01, 2022
How can the Conference increase it's missional impact with Intermountain Children's Home in their ministry of "healing through healthy relationships? A special opportunity this fall presents a unique opportunity!

Local Church Historians School

September 01, 2022
Notice to all church historians of upcoming training opportunity...

It's Not Easy Being Green

It's Not Easy Being Green

August 24, 2022
On Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 7 pm (MDT), Bishop Karen Oliveto will join the MSC Creation Justice Task Force for discussion, education, and inspiration. We’ll share why our changing climate matters to us as Christians and ...

Sunshine in Missoula, MT

August 18, 2022
Submitted by James Gillison, FUMC Missoula, MT The sun is shining -- and smiling -- on Missoula First United Methodist Church this week, as SBS Solar installs 66 solar panels atop our roof and we proudly enter the renewable ...

A Creation Justice Grant Request Fulfilled

August 18, 2022
submitted by Jay Vestal, Mountain Sky Conference Creation Justice Task Force In February 2022, Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC), Salt Lake City, Utah proposed a grant request to the Mountain Sky Conference Creation Justice ...

Clergy Orders/Fellowship Event

August 17, 2022
All pastors (Elders and Deacons- provisional and ordained- Associate Members, and Licensed Local Pastors) in the Mountain Sky are encouraged to register for and attend the Clergy Orders/Fellowship event in Lander, WY from ...

Coming soon: A Table for All Sunday, November 13

Coming soon: A Table for All Sunday, November 13

August 15, 2022
We are excited to partner with your congregation to create A Table For All, a new initiative of the Mountain Sky Conference to celebrate our connectional ministry while supporting and building wholeness and vitality throughout our...

Mountain Sky Hatchathon 2023

August 15, 2022
What do youth mission trips, support for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, an online community for the spiritually curious, a new shared campus of two churches, and outreach to the homeless have in common? Early this ...

Facing the Future 2022 Virtual Conference

Facing the Future 2022 Virtual Conference

August 11, 2022
Hosted by the General Commission on Religion and Race of the UMC.  Facing the Future Virtual Conference November 16, 2022, 1-7 pm EST Be Still as a Spiritual Practice: Online Event for Pastors Serving Cross-Racial, Cross-Cultural,...

Virtual Racial Justice Prayer Service

Virtual Racial Justice Prayer Service

August 11, 2022
From the General Commission on Religion and Race of the UMC A Virtual Racial Justice Prayer Service WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022 AT 7 AM MDT For more information, please click HERE.  

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE REV. SUSAN PLYMELL MEMORIAL AWARD

August 10, 2022
We are announcing the opening of applications for The Rev. Susan Plymell Memorial Award. This award seeks to honor Rev. Susan Plymell’s legacy of courageous leadership and selfless sacrifice by recognizing leaders - clergy and ...

KAIROS OUTSIDE in Colorado – at God’s Appointed Time...Is it your time too?

August 09, 2022
“Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (NIV Isaiah 43:19)  Do you ever think about the broken people in the world? Of course, ...

Mental Health Virtual Fair Presented by MSC Abundant Health

Mental Health Virtual Fair Presented by MSC Abundant Health

August 05, 2022
Offered in 3 sessions on Zoom   September 13, 20, & 27 at 6:30 pm MDT There is no fee and you do not need to be a UMC member to attend.  All interested persons are welcome.   Register in advance for this health fair - you can ...

With Gratitude to the Native American Committee of First UMC of Sheridan, WY

August 04, 2022
In partnership with the Archives and History Committee of the Mountain Sky Conference, the History team of the MSC's Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force was proud to present the Native American Committee of First UMC...

Circuit Spotlight: Life Together

Circuit Spotlight: Life Together

August 03, 2022
Mountain Sky Circuits seek to increase joy, foster connection, and generate trust through intentional small groups that meet across the conference. The Life Together Circuit is one Circuit that is fostering connection among its ...

From our mission partner, Intermountain: What a difference a friend can make

From our mission partner, Intermountain: What a difference a friend can make

July 28, 2022
Friendship is a common theme in scripture. The first couple was created for one another because of the need for companionship. The writer of Ecclesiastes bemoans the fate of the friendless, saying, “pity anyone who falls and has ...

Seeking Abundance in Leadership Through Nominations

July 26, 2022
In October, the 2022 MSC Nominations Report will be approved at the online session of Annual Conference. Now is the time to nominate yourself or someone else for conference leadership.

Transforming Our Suitcases: Multi-Generational Japanese American Experience

Transforming Our Suitcases: Multi-Generational Japanese American Experience

July 22, 2022
Simpson United Methodist Church invites you to a Webinar presented via Zoom.  August 3, 2022, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (MDT) Transformation of Our Suitcases: Multi-Generational Japanese American Experience In light of current events, ...

#STILLINMISSION August 2022

#STILLINMISSION August 2022

July 20, 2022
August 4, 2022 10 am (MT)   Are you interested in learning more about United Methodist missionaries? Do you wonder what day-to-day life is like in mission? Join us for #STILLINMISSION to see how missionaries are deeply engaged in...

NextGen Book Study: Queering Wesley, Queering the Church

NextGen Book Study: Queering Wesley, Queering the Church

July 20, 2022
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries invites you to participate in a book study on Queering Wesley, Queering the Church by Keegan Osinski. The book study will take place over the course of five weeks beginning September 13th-October ...

Mission Immersion at Annual Conference 2022 in Helena, MT

July 18, 2022
The Mission Display Tables at Covenant UMC in Helena, MT provided opportunities for discussion about the great possibilities available for your church's engagement in mission. Everything from sponsoring missionaries, planting ...

The Creation Justice Task Force: Annual Conference Team 2022 in Helena, MT

July 14, 2022
submitted by Rev. Janet Mulroy, Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist The Creation Justice Task Force: Annual Conference Team is pleased to provide this summary from AC2022 in Helena!  Early in the planning of the event, and...

MSC Early Response Teams Step Up in the Aftermath of Montana Floods

MSC Early Response Teams Step Up in the Aftermath of Montana Floods

July 14, 2022
Fromberg, MT is a small town along the Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone River which was hit hard by floods on June 12, 2022.  The flood's effects were felt from Gardiner, MT  (the North entrance to Yellowstone Park) to Red Lodge, ...

Lovell UMC Community Food Pantry meets the First Lady of Wyoming, Jennie Gordon

July 14, 2022
The Lovell United Methodist Church in Wyoming has long operated a community food pantry from its doors.  It has been open to all those who are hungry or need other supplies that the shelves may contain.  Until recently the pantry ...

Church Pension Group Hosts PSLF Webinar

July 13, 2022
The Church Pension Group of the Episcopal Church will host an informational webinar on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program on September 7, 2:00 to 3:15 pm, Eastern time—and clergy and lay from all denominations are ...

Celebrating the Use of MSC Creation Care and Justice Grant Funds

Celebrating the Use of MSC Creation Care and Justice Grant Funds

July 11, 2022
GRAND VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CREATION JUSTICE $1,000 GRANT   Grand Valley United Methodist Church (GVUMC) in Parachute, Colorado received a $1,000 grant from the Mountain Sky Conference Creation Justice Task Force. This ...

"How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi - The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the MSC's 2022 Book Group

July 07, 2022
The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force (RJMM) is hosting a 2022 Book Group. The RJMM would like to encourage you to join this conferencewide Book Group as we journey, read, listen to different voices, learn, work ...

2022 Local Pastor Licensing School Registration Is Open

July 07, 2022
Details about the upcoming Licensing School

MSC Circuits: Post Annual Conference Meet Up

MSC Circuits: Post Annual Conference Meet Up

July 05, 2022
Join our Circuit Host, Court VonLindern on July 19th @ 6:00pm MDT to learn more about Circuits and how to find where you plug in! You can register for this event here: https://mtnskyumc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcO6rrD8pG9O...

JULY RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP WEBINAR

JULY RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP WEBINAR

July 01, 2022
Please join us for our next Responsible Stewardship Webinar: Software Options for Church Accounting & Administration:  An Interactive Roundtable. Tuesday, July 12 at 11a.  Bring your opinions of your current software and all your ...

Summer Mission u Online Presentation

Summer Mission u Online Presentation "Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom"

June 29, 2022
Study leader and Mission u Dean Kathryn Witte will facilitate a four-week study focusing on how we live out our Christian witness. We know what Jesus would do; so what gets in the way of our own commitment to live out our call to ...

Mountain Sky Annual Conference: Where You Belong

Mountain Sky Annual Conference: Where You Belong

June 21, 2022
View MSC Belong Branding Reveal 2022

Mountain Sky church honors George Floyd by ringing bells for justice

June 07, 2022
On the two-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, one Mountain Sky area church honored his memory with a bell ringing ceremony, juxtaposing beautiful chimes with a solemn remembrance of a terrible act of violence.

Celebrate PRIDE with Mountain Sky!

Celebrate PRIDE with Mountain Sky!

May 26, 2022
June is celebrated as Pride month for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries invites you to celebrate Pride with Mountain Sky by joining Denver area churches for Denver's Pride parade, ...

Join Denver Churches for PRIDE

Join Denver Churches for PRIDE

May 26, 2022
Denver Bishops, churches, and faith leaders invite parishioners and congregations from across Colorado to march with them in this year's Denver Pride Fest Parade.

Navigate the Economy – Stimulate Your Church

Navigate the Economy – Stimulate Your Church

May 26, 2022
A Church Leader’s guide to abundant thinking in this time of economic turmoil: The Methodists Helping Methodists Foundation has assembled several vetted, well-qualified resources for you to review with your church leadership ...

Spanish Immersion Trip to Cuernavaca, Morales, Mexico

May 26, 2022
Two weeks of language and cultural learnings in a small school in southern Mexico. Home stays encourage each student to learn custom and enjoy wonderful food of the local peoples. The dates are Monday, October 3 to Saturday, ...

Resources: Juneteenth

Resources: Juneteenth

May 19, 2022
June 19 marks the day enslaved African Americans in west Texas learned of their freedom. Juneteenth has been celebrated annually on June 19th in various parts of the United States since 1865.  Below are links with resources for ...

Prayers and thoughts after a tragedy in Buffalo

May 15, 2022
Beloveds of the Mountain Sky Conference, Earlier this week, I was angered by the news accounts of what happened when a bus was pulled over by Georgia police for an alleged traffic violation. The bus was chartered for Delaware ...

Presentation with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis on May 20, 2022, at Iliff.

Presentation with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis on May 20, 2022, at Iliff.

May 12, 2022
Presentation with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis on “Leading Through Trauma with Fierce Love” - May 20, 2022, at Iliff

2022 Tug-o-Love

2022 Tug-o-Love

May 10, 2022
Live and in-person, Tug-o-Love returns to the 2022 Annual Conference Session in Helena, Montana. On Thursday, June 16, we celebrate Mission Day! Our day will include an immersion activity, plus displays on the many mission ...

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 10, 2022
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Below are some links with resources for personal and local church engagement.  https://asianpacificheritage.gov/ https://www.r2hub.org/library/10-honorable-traits-of-pacific-islander-c...