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This Is My Story, This is My Song: Conversation, Story & Songs for the Hope of Co-creating Beloved Community

This Is My Story, This is My Song: Conversation, Story & Songs for the Hope of Co-creating Beloved Community

October 14, 2021
Using inspiration from some of the Heritage/History Months observed in the United States and the hymn “Blessed Assurance” from Fanny Crosby and Phoebe Knapp, the purpose of this panel conversation series is to amplify Black, ...

Offer Seeds of Hope this Holiday Season

October 14, 2021
Mountain Sky Conference has had a relationship with the East Angola Conference of the United Methodist Church since 2003.  Churches and individuals have played an active role in supporting pastors and the agricultural programs at ...

Vital Conversations: Synergy Between Church Staff and Volunteers on November 18, 2021

Vital Conversations: Synergy Between Church Staff and Volunteers on November 18, 2021

October 11, 2021
  November's Vital Conversation: Synergy Between Church Staff & Volunteers Thursday, November 18 at 11:30 am (MT)   With her 2017 book, “Synergy: A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers (Abingdon Press, 2017),” Dr. Ann ...

Advent 2021 - Worship Resources from the General Commission on Religion and Race

Advent 2021 - Worship Resources from the General Commission on Religion and Race

October 07, 2021
REIMAGINE ADVENT. DISCOVER THE LIBERATING CHRIST. If Jesus’ birth were happening today, and if Jesus were preaching that we should love and welcome refugees, or join the cry for racial justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of ...

Updates on Miles-o-Love

Updates on Miles-o-Love

October 05, 2021
Miles-o-Love celebrates all the ways those throughout the Mountain Sky Conference have gotten involved. Whether you registered as an individual or as a team we are grateful for your participation. We are thankful for the early ...

Resilience: Healing Practices for Mind, Body, and Spirit

Resilience: Healing Practices for Mind, Body, and Spirit

September 30, 2021
The Upper Room invites you to join us for our virtual event, RESILIENCE - Healing Practices for Mind, Body, Spirit, on September 30-October 2, 2021. During this retreat, we will explore spiritual practices to help with healing ...

East Angola Connection: Reflections from 2017 UMVIM member

September 29, 2021
(The relationship that binds our two sister conferences together—The Mountain Sky Conference provides supplemental salaries to 107 East Angolan pastors. They receive no other payment. Two missionaries are also supported: Ken ...

The Colorado Council of Churches Begins Racial Justice Book Study Ministry

The Colorado Council of Churches Begins Racial Justice Book Study Ministry

September 28, 2021
The Colorado Council of Churches has begun a multi-week book study of Isabel Wilkerson's "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents." This is a virtual series of gatherings that will go until early December.

UMC Resources for Indigenous Peoples Day

September 23, 2021
Below are resources for individuals and local churches to learn more about Indigenous Peoples Day. Indigenous Peoples Day is recognized across the United States on the second Monday in October (October 11th, 2021) and is ...

Vital Conversations: Circuit Rewire on October 14, 2021

Vital Conversations: Circuit Rewire on October 14, 2021

September 22, 2021
October's Vital Conversation: Circuit Rewire Thursday, October 14 at 11:30 am (MT) Clergy and lay Circuit groups originally began as a way to provide opportunities for leaders of local congregations to meet regularly with ...

East Angola Partnership

East Angola Partnership

September 22, 2021
Villagers receiving seeds and tools to enhance their farming capabilities.

Wildfire Clean Up Kits Needed

Wildfire Clean Up Kits Needed

September 20, 2021
Across the west we are now in cleaning up from wildfires, and the Mountain Sky Conference Disaster Response Committee is asking for your help to build an inventory of UMCOR disaster clean up kits to address this need.  ...

2021 VBS at Brentwood UMC, CO

2021 VBS at Brentwood UMC, CO

September 16, 2021
“I do not want to miss Vacation Bible School,” were the words of my 11-year-old in the Summer of 2019 as we were making plans to travel to Texas. “I have never missed VBS in my life and this is going to be my last year as a ...

Park Hill UMC, Denver, Extends Ultimate Hospitality to Homeless

September 16, 2021
Park Hill UMC partners with Colorado Village Collaborative on SOS site

Online Town Hall Meeting for the Boy Scouts: Decision & Implications

September 15, 2021
There will be a town hall for all Mountain Sky churches that host Boy Scout troops/packs on Wednesday, September 22, at 5:30 PM Mountain Time. This town hall is to follow up on the information sent previously regarding the Boy ...

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

September 14, 2021
Miles-o-Love 2021

Congratulations to Stevensville UMC

Congratulations to Stevensville UMC

September 10, 2021
Congratulations to Stevensville United Methodist Church on the blessing and dedication of their new building space. Way to go Rev. Sarah Merchant, leading your community to do a new and powerful community-oriented thing during a ...

Introducing New People

Introducing New People

September 10, 2021
The Foundation is a pleased to introduce you to our new staff. Three new professionals doubles capacity and service.

Vital Conversations: Volunteer Recruitment on September 16, 2021

Vital Conversations: Volunteer Recruitment on September 16, 2021

September 09, 2021
Vital Conversations: Volunteer Recruitment on Thursday, September 16 at 11:30 am

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group:

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group: "Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice" by Kerry Connelly

September 09, 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 ...

Prayers and Financial Support: Hurricane Ida and Haiti

September 03, 2021
News of the pain and devastation around the world is heart-wrenching. May we continue to lift one another in prayer as prayers connect us with God and with one another. Prayers transform us. In addition, if you and/or your ...

Hispanic Heritage Month - This Is My Story, This is My Song

Hispanic Heritage Month - This Is My Story, This is My Song

September 03, 2021
September 15th to October 15th is Hispanic Heritage 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 ...

Faith in Action: An Early Response to Afghan Refugee Arrivals

August 28, 2021
FAITH IN ACTION:  An Early Response to Afghan Refugee Arrivals Updated 10/14/2021 Partnering in Support of Refugees from Afghanistan: UMCOR and Church World Service A FAITH-BASED RESPONSE Any immigrant who lives with you must be...

St. Luke's UMC, CO Backyard Events

St. Luke's UMC, CO Backyard Events

August 28, 2021
St. Luke’s UMC in Highlands Ranch, CO held a series of events in their backyard to re-engage and enlarge their community, bringing in new visitors and those who hadn’t been to St. Luke’s in years. Three concerts were held on ...

Bar+Church at Grace UMC in Cheyenne, WY

Bar+Church at Grace UMC in Cheyenne, WY

August 28, 2021
At Grace UMC in Cheyenne, Wyoming, we have a small group called Bar+Church, which is simply a time to gather, talk about life, faith, and fellowship at Black Tooth Brewery. Black Tooth offers a once-a-month Community Pint Night, ...

Leadership Development Team Welcome's New Members

Leadership Development Team Welcome's New Members

August 26, 2021
Leadership Development Team Welcome's New Members: Jared O'Kegley-Gibson and Kaitlin Kahrs

Need a Boost?

Need a Boost?

August 25, 2021
The Methodists Helping Methodists Foundation is giving Grants. Apply today!

Afghanistan Refugee Support in MSC Resettlement Cities

August 23, 2021
Do you want to learn how you can help Afghan refugees in Mountain Sky Conference resettlement cities? Please click on the links below for opportunities to ensure a warm welcome for families soon to arrive in the coming weeks and ...

Standing with Haiti Amid Quake and Storm

August 23, 2021
An open letter to the Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church from Rev. James L. Gulley, retired, former Haiti Coordinator for Global Ministries/UMCOR Dear Family, Friends and Acquaintances, Because I was engaged ...

Summer Creation Justice

Summer Creation Justice

August 12, 2021
Throughout the Mountain Sky Conference, our community has been enjoying God’s creation this summer. We have been hiking up mountain trails, cruising the wide-open plains on road trips, enjoying the cool shade of leafy cottonwood ...

FUMC SLC & Centenary UMC, UT Food Drive

FUMC SLC & Centenary UMC, UT Food Drive

August 11, 2021
In July, First United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City and Centenary United Methodist Church, UT donated 3,546.4 pounds of food to Crossroads Urban Center for the Golden Celery Challenge! Thank you to everyone who donated and ...

Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude

August 11, 2021
Sandi Castro, Mountain Sky Conference District Administrator for the Peaks/Pikes Peak District, has had a heart for volunteering since she was a young child. With the restrictions of COVID, she wanted to find an online, virtual ...

Smoky Hill UMC Field Day Fun

Smoky Hill UMC Field Day Fun

August 11, 2021
On July 17th, 2021, Smoky Hill UMC in Centennial, CO hosted a Family Field Day Event.  Our Children and Family Ministries and our Abundant Health Team worked together to plan a morning of fun and activity for all ages.  ...

Summer Sizzle

Summer Sizzle

August 08, 2021
Since early July the Western Jurisdiction is being inundated with wildfires along with other disasters such as the explosion of illegal fireworks in Ontario, CA, and a haboob (a type of severe dust storm) near Phoenix AZ.  Besides...

Upcoming Virtual Mission Trips

Upcoming Virtual Mission Trips

August 08, 2021
Upcoming Virtual Missions Sponsored by UMVIM WJ

Wildfire Mitigation: What You Can Do Now

Wildfire Mitigation: What You Can Do Now

August 08, 2021
Wildfire Mitigation – What you can do now! Across the Mountain Sky Conference (and all the western US) wildfires are already active  For most of us, it is not too late to prepare your home (or church!) to mitigate against the ...

Wildfire Response:  What You Can Do Now to Help

Wildfire Response: What You Can Do Now to Help

August 08, 2021
We are now in the heart of the wildfire season, and the Mountain Sky Conference Disaster Response Committee is asking for your help to build an inventory of UMCOR disaster recovery kits in our Conference depots. The UMCOR Depot in...

Wildfire Risk Reduction Training Program Coming Soon

Wildfire Risk Reduction Training Program Coming Soon

August 04, 2021
The Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, just outside of Colorado Springs, CO, formed an Emergency Preparedness Group (EPG) to help respond to the Waldo Canyon fire (which they could see from their church) back in 2012. They ...

Aurora Warms the Night

Aurora Warms the Night

August 03, 2021
It has been a yearly tradition at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church in Centennial, CO to provide lunch each summer for those without homes. Due to COVID, this year the meal had to be a sack lunch. On July 9th, 150 lunches ...

Welcome Letters for Annual Conference 2021

August 02, 2021
As the Mountain Sky Conference prepares for Annual Conference, we bring greetings from our host district and from our co-lay leaders. You can find those greetings at the AC2021 landing page. The deadline for Legislation is ...

We Need Your Feedback

We Need Your Feedback

July 29, 2021
After a summer hiatus, we look forward to re-starting Vital Conversations this September. Vital Conversations was designed to offer discussion on important topics of the day. As we go into year two, we want to know what topics you...

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 ...