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Learning Together

Learning Together

July 26, 2021
Our faith and life journey is one of continual learning and practicing; discipleship. As we continue to journey together as the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church, we would like to lift up a few resources for ...

Mountain Sky LGBTQ+ Affinity Groups Forming

Mountain Sky LGBTQ+ Affinity Groups Forming

July 19, 2021
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries is forming LGBTQ+ Affinity Groups* for the following groups of people: LGBTQ+ young adults (18-35), Parents of LGBTQ+ individuals, Allies of the LGBTQ+ community, LGBTQ+ laity throughout the ...

2021 MSC Annual Conference

2021 MSC Annual Conference

July 15, 2021
The landing page for the 2021 MSC Annual Conference Session is open. At this time, you may request a group special meal date/time; request display space; and request meeting space!

Celebrating an Eagle Scout and Honoring Loved Ones

Celebrating an Eagle Scout and Honoring Loved Ones

July 14, 2021
Phillips UMC in Lakewood, CO felt loss during the pandemic when they were not able to gather as a church to grieve loved ones who died during this period. "Also, we couldn’t gather to celebrate our resident Eagle Scout and ...

#StillInMission

#StillInMission

July 13, 2021
Join us as we explore the transforming work of United Methodist missionaries serving around the world. You will have the opportunity to meet in a small group to hear a presentation from a single missionary and learn more about how...

Polson UMC Day of Remembrance Tree Planting

Polson UMC Day of Remembrance Tree Planting

July 13, 2021
In June, FUMC Polson, Montana planted trees at their church and also at Flathead Lake Camp to remember the members who had died in 2020 during the COVD pandemic. In addition, a tree was planted in honor of Kris Murphy, who ...

Ecumenical Vacation Bible School

Ecumenical Vacation Bible School

July 13, 2021
Ecumenical Vacation Bible School in Columbia Falls UMC, MT

Feeding the Flathead

Feeding the Flathead

July 11, 2021
We celebrate the ways Epworth UMC is reaching out and fighting food insecurity within the community this summer. Joanna Griffin shares the ways the Epworth congregation is feeding the need this season:  “Epworth UMC is preparing ...

Rocky Mountain Vibes Night in Colorado Springs on July 30, 2021

Rocky Mountain Vibes Night in Colorado Springs on July 30, 2021

July 11, 2021
An invitation from Rev. Sherry Ferriman: Hey Friends, who loves Baseball? You are invited to a Rocky Mountain Vibes night in Colorado Springs on July 30, 2021 - game time 6:30 pm with Friday Night Fireworks to follow. Everyone ...

Navajo COVID Relief Project

July 10, 2021
NATIVE GRACE BUILDING LIVES Native Grace Fellowship in Cortez, Colorado, wishes to thank everyone in the Mountain Sky Conference--individuals and churches--for your outpouring of support and help during this past year.  The Navajo...

Spiritual Pilgrimage to Heart Mountain WWII Japanese American Confinement Site

Spiritual Pilgrimage to Heart Mountain WWII Japanese American Confinement Site

July 10, 2021
The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force (RJMM) of the Mountain Sky Conference and community leaders will host a Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Heart Mountain WWII Japanese American Confinement Site on Saturday, ...

Seeking Bookkeeper: Methodists Helping Methodists Foundation

July 07, 2021
The Methodists Helping Methodists Foundation is Seeking a Full Time Bookkeeper. Interested candidates should send resume with three references and available start date to jobatourcompany@gmail.com.

Smart Summer: Pushout Study

Smart Summer: Pushout Study

June 24, 2021
Mountain Sky Conference United Methodist Woman are offering a virtual Mission u opportunity July 2021.

Center for Pastoral Effectiveness Opening Up with Live Retreats

June 24, 2021
So, the anxiety in the church is high.....well duh!

An Invitation to a Hatchathon

An Invitation to a Hatchathon

June 17, 2021
Rev. Jeff Rainwater and Ministry Incubators are hosting a Hatchathon August 24 - 26, 2021

Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural (CR/CC) Ministries

June 10, 2021
Laity Cohort Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural (CR/CC)  Ministries can be a witness to God’s love and grace. They are filled with opportunities for celebrations and transformation, but they come with unique and important considerations ...

Celebrating Ten Years of Solar and Energy Efficiency Programs at Mountain View UMC

Celebrating Ten Years of Solar and Energy Efficiency Programs at Mountain View UMC

June 10, 2021
Celebrating Ten Years of Solar and Energy Efficiency Programs at Mountain View UMC in Boulder, CO

Global Ministries EarthKeepers and UMCOR Creation Care

Global Ministries EarthKeepers and UMCOR Creation Care

June 10, 2021
Information about Global Ministries EarthKeepers and UMCOR Creation Care

Creation Justice Is Part of a Larger United Methodist Movement

Creation Justice Is Part of a Larger United Methodist Movement

June 10, 2021
With the creation of the Creation Justice Task Force, our Mountain Sky Conference will join a larger movement within our denomination.

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group: "I am I'm Black. I'm Christian. I'm Methodist."

June 10, 2021
The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force would like to encourage you to join our conferencewide Book Group. We will be reading one book, every three months. When you register, you will receive a suggested reading ...

A Letter to the Mountain Sky Conference From Rev. Sharon McCormick

A Letter to the Mountain Sky Conference From Rev. Sharon McCormick

June 10, 2021
A letter to the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church from Rev. Sharon McCormick inspired by the birth of her great-granddaughter, Penelope.

MSC Clergy Session Celebrates Retirees and Honors the Recently Deceased

June 10, 2021
On Friday, June 4, 2021, the clergy of the Mountain Sky Conference met virtually for an Executive Session.  Traditionally, this meeting is held during Annual Conference, but because AC2021 will be in October, we needed to attend ...

Recording: May

Recording: May "This is My Story, This is My Song"

June 10, 2021
On Saturday, May 29th, we were honored and blessed to hear from five siblings within the Mountain Sky Conference in honor of Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. "This is My Story, This is My Song " is an opportunity ...

Mountain Sky Conference Creation Justice Meeting on June 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Mountain Sky Conference Creation Justice Meeting on June 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

June 07, 2021
Creation Justice Meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm (MT)

Learning Together: Multicultural and Advocacy Ministries & Racial Justice Movement Ministries (RJMM)

June 05, 2021
More and more I realize that my faith and life journey is one of continual learning and practicing; discipleship. As we continue to journey together as the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church, we would like to ...

Asian Camp 2021

Asian Camp 2021

June 05, 2021
WHO: High School Youth (incoming 10th grade through 2nd post high school) WHAT: An opportunity to explore your faith-in a safe community of fun and fellowship! WHERE: Asian Camp will be held virtually. Meet new friends and feel ...

Restructure of the MSC Leadership Development Staff Area

June 03, 2021
The Mountain Sky Conference Staff are vital to the support of our conference churches. In order to facilitate the needs of our conference, the Leadership Development staff team will be restructured. This restructure will take ...

School in Sierra Leone renamed in honor of SonRise Church

June 03, 2021
School for Working Children in Makeni, Sierra Leone changed the name to SonRise School for Working Children. This change is in honor of the many years SonRise Church in Pueblo West has solely supported the education of the ...

Denver Virtual Pride Parade

June 02, 2021
Denver is hosting it's annual Pride Parade online this year! You can catch a glimpse of a few of the Mountain Sky Conference's Reconciling Ministry in the virtual parade this year! The Virtual Parade will take place on Sunday, ...

Devoted with PRIDE: June 2021 Devotional Series

Devoted with PRIDE: June 2021 Devotional Series

June 02, 2021
June is celebrated as Pride month for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Celebrate pride this year by registering to receive daily devotions in your e-mail inbox! These devotions have been created by clergy and laity ...

MSC Leadership Development Awards

MSC Leadership Development Awards "Culture of Courageous Leadership" Grants

June 02, 2021
The MSC Leadership Development Team is offering grants for up to $500 for congregational work in building a culture of courageous leadership in the areas of anti-racism or laity leadership.

Summer in Your City E-Challenge

Summer in Your City E-Challenge

May 27, 2021
A summer challenge celebrating local churches engaging in their communities.

Vital Conversations is on Summer Hiatus

Vital Conversations is on Summer Hiatus

May 27, 2021
Thank you for a wonderful year of Vital Conversations with the Mountain Sky Conference. We are grateful to our faithful hosts, our engaging guests, and each and every participant that joined us at 11:30 am on Wednesday mornings. ...

Peace with Justice Sunday is May 30, 2021

May 24, 2021
Celebrate Ministries of Peace with Justice with Church and Society on Sunday, May 30, 2021

Mission u presents PUSHOUT course in July

Mission u presents PUSHOUT course in July

May 24, 2021
Join Pastor Melanie Martin-Dent for a virtual Mission u study that uses Monique Morris' book, "Pushout", and the bible to raise awareness of the crisis faced by many Black girls in obtaining an education. Take an in depth look ...

Vital Conversations: Researching Right-Sizing the Church on May 26, 2021

Vital Conversations: Researching Right-Sizing the Church on May 26, 2021

May 18, 2021
Vital Conversations on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 11:30 am

Formation of the Creation Justice Task Force in the Mountain Sky Conference

May 16, 2021
On Earth Day, 2021, Bishop Karen Oliveto enthusiastically approved the formation of the Creation Justice Task Force in the Mountain Sky Conference.  With the signatures of over 110 clergy and laity, four dedicated organizers:  ...

Thank you Geoffrey Gross for your Ministry

Thank you Geoffrey Gross for your Ministry

May 16, 2021
Thank you to Geoffrey Gross for his service as the Intern for Congregation Vitality and Leadership for the Mountain Sky Conference, where he has served since September 2020. The focus of his time with the Conference was r...

Virtual and Real Mission Trips to East Angola

May 15, 2021
Virtual and Real Mission Trips to East Angola in fall of 2021 and 2022.

Invite a Missionary to Your Church

May 11, 2021
This is an article for the May Mission newsletter.

Still in Mission

May 11, 2021
This article is for the May Mission Newsletter.

Focus on United Methodist Women Regional Missionaries

May 08, 2021
This article is included in the May 2021 Mission Engagement Newsletter.

Day of Remembrance on June 6, 2021

Day of Remembrance on June 6, 2021

May 06, 2021
A Day of Remembrance on Sunday, June 6, 2021 After a year of separation and isolation, we set aside a day to gather as a people. A day of collective grieving, healing, and renewal. A day to honor the hardship and sacrifices made, ...

Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Ministry Workshop for Church Leadership and Staff: May 22nd from 9 to Noon

April 30, 2021
Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural (CR/CC) Ministry can be edifying and a witness to the kononia that we are called to live into as disciples of Jesus Christ. But, co-building this fellowship, this beloved community, requires intentional...

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

April 29, 2021
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, also known as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We give thanks to Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander clergy and laity throughout the Mountain Sky Conference ...

United Methodist Seminaries and Clergy Financial Literacy Webinar

April 28, 2021
United Methodist Seminaries and Clergy Financial Literacy Webinar Wednesday, April 28 1:00 p.m. MT Register Here Join us at 1:00 p.m., Mountain Time, April 28 for a one-hour online conversation about how to improve ...

Vital Conversations: Pastoral Transitions on May 5, 2021

Vital Conversations: Pastoral Transitions on May 5, 2021

April 27, 2021
Vital Conversations: Pastoral Transitions on May 5, 2021 at 11:30 am (MT)

Town Hall: Beginning of the End of COVID-19, Now What?

Town Hall: Beginning of the End of COVID-19, Now What?

April 26, 2021
Watch Bishop Karen and the Ministry in a Time of COVID-19 Team gathering for a Town Hall discussion from April 21, 2021.

This is My Story, This is My Song

This is My Story, This is My Song

April 23, 2021
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Month. Using inspiration from the hymn "Blessed Assurance" and Heritage Months observed in the United States as a starting place, this is an opportunity for deep listening and learning from a...