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United Methodist Student Day feature: Hannah Kellinger

United Methodist Student Day feature: Hannah Kellinger

November 19, 2018
Hannah Kellinger, a student at MSU Billings, shares how United Campus Ministries reconnected her to the church, and her faith.

Salt Lake City receives True Meaning of Christmas

Salt Lake City receives True Meaning of Christmas

November 15, 2018
What makes for the perfect Christmas gift this season? According to statistics, it’s sharing experiences with family and friends. This year, the True Meaning of Christmas Tour will fulfill that wish in 11 cities, including ...

Western Jurisdiction delegates announce support of One Church Plan

Western Jurisdiction delegates announce support of One Church Plan

November 15, 2018
We, the delegates of the Western Jurisdiction, have closely followed the work of the Commission on the Way Forward and have had in-depth conversations across the Jurisdiction and the United Methodist connection in preparation for ...

Whole Church Initiative (WCI) resources available online

Whole Church Initiative (WCI) resources available online

November 14, 2018
Whole Church Initiative (WCI) has been a valuable tool for building congregations for several years in both the legacy Yellowstone and legacy Rocky Mountain conferences. As WCI states, we live in a rapidly changing world. Our ...

Vineland UMC crafts prayer blankets for those in need

Vineland UMC crafts prayer blankets for those in need

November 13, 2018
Members of Vineland United Methodist Church have been making no-sew fleece prayer blankets for many years. The congregation, near Pueblo, Colorado, has distributed more than 400 blankets to date.

Two free programs commemorate 154th year since Sand Creek Massacre

Two free programs commemorate 154th year since Sand Creek Massacre

November 08, 2018
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre with a pair of free public programs on Nov. 29.

Thank you to Jenita Rhodes for her ministry!

Thank you to Jenita Rhodes for her ministry!

November 07, 2018
Thank you to Jenita Rhodes for her service as the administrator for the Wyoming District of the Mountain Sky Conference where she has served since July 2012.

Upcoming conference explores impact of schism on mission and ministry

Upcoming conference explores impact of schism on mission and ministry

November 02, 2018
The United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy (UMARC) and the Mountain Sky Conference will sponsor the conference, where United Methodist Bishops and church leaders will provide perspectives on how the church might move ...

Board of Church and Society offers essential values for 'Way Forward' for General Conference 2019

November 01, 2018
It is neither our role nor desire to endorse any single one of the three plans outlined in the Way Forward Commission’s report. Instead, we urge all United Methodists to prayerfully consider the shared values that have informed ...

Guest blog: Five ways your church can address violence

Guest blog: Five ways your church can address violence

October 31, 2018
Rebekah Simon-Peter addresses violence response in churches following a number of public conflicts in our country.

Faith leaders urge prayer, love in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy

Faith leaders urge prayer, love in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy

October 29, 2018
Following the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on Oct. 27, faith leaders in the Mountain Sky Conference and speak out and act in love.

General Board of Church and Society opposes military at U.S.-Mexico border

General Board of Church and Society opposes military at U.S.-Mexico border

October 29, 2018
Board calls on United Methodists to advocate against policy, stand with asylum seekers.

Iliff President releases statement in wake of Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting

Iliff President releases statement in wake of Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting

October 29, 2018
We join in grief and solidarity with the Jewish community in wake of the shootings at the Tree of Life Temple in Pittsburgh. We share the anxiety of those who have been threatened with a pipe-bomb. We look with a spirit of human ...

United Methodist Student Day feature: Chase Bertelsen

United Methodist Student Day feature: Chase Bertelsen

October 29, 2018
Rocky Mountain College senior, Chase, shares how the United Methodist scholarship helped him pursue a degree in health and human performance.

NEWS: Court rules One Church Plan largely constitutional

NEWS: Court rules One Church Plan largely constitutional

October 26, 2018
A review of possible plans for the future direction of The United Methodist Church found the One Church Plan to be largely constitutional, said a decision released Oct. 26 by the denomination’s top court.

Statement from the Council of Bishops regarding the Judicial Council Decision

October 26, 2018
In service to the delegates of the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference, the Council of Bishops asked for a declaratory decision of the Judicial Council regarding the constitutionality of the three plans contained in the...

Mountain Sky Cabinet and General Conference delegates endorse One Church Plan

Mountain Sky Cabinet and General Conference delegates endorse One Church Plan

October 24, 2018
The Cabinet and delegates to General Conference 2019 address the Mountain Sky Conference in a statement supporting the One Church Model.

Seven Mountain Sky Conference members to be commissioned as new United Methodist EarthKeepers

Seven Mountain Sky Conference members to be commissioned as new United Methodist EarthKeepers

October 24, 2018
Global Ministries plans to commission 45 new EarthKeepers in an online service on Nov. 12, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET at www.umcmission.org/live. This service will affirm the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation care and ...

UMCOR West Depot marks 10 years of service with volunteer groups

UMCOR West Depot marks 10 years of service with volunteer groups

October 24, 2018
Leadership of the UMCOR West Depot is looking to fill those weeks with enthusiastic volunteers who are eager to serve those in need, acting as the hands and feet of Jesus in a broken world.

United Methodist Student Day feature: Andrhea Massey

United Methodist Student Day feature: Andrhea Massey

October 24, 2018
Rocky Mountain College senior, Andrhea, shares how the United Methodist Scholarship helped her through college, beyond the financial benefit.

Mission team departs Nov. 3 for Puerto Rico

Mission team departs Nov. 3 for Puerto Rico

October 23, 2018
A 12-member team comprised of men and women from across the Mountain Sky Conference began to take shape by early August. Some are ERT/Red Cross-certified; some have construction experience and prior mission trips under their ...

Park Hill UMC honored at Interfaith Alliance's Force for Good Awards

October 23, 2018
Park Hill United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado was celebrated at the Interfaith Alliance Force for Good Awards on Oct. 22 as the recipient of the 2018 Congregation for Good Award.

Advance hope, love and healing around the world on November 27!

Advance hope, love and healing around the world on November 27!

October 22, 2018
United Methodists will come together to support vital ministry projects and missionaries around the world on #GivingTuesday as they generously #GiveUMC.

Rahdearra A. Paris Woods – Hope and Faith

Rahdearra A. Paris Woods – Hope and Faith

October 22, 2018
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 G*d differently. Actually I was angry with G*d and...

Hurricane Michael: how you can help

Hurricane Michael: how you can help

October 17, 2018
UMCOR is ready to assist with recovery efforts, but they need our help.

Classical pianist Wei Pai brings talents to Glendive UMC in Montana

October 10, 2018
The timing was just right. When the long-serving organist of Glendive United Methodist Church in Glendive, Montana retired this summer, newly appointed pastor Carol Rhan didn't have to look hard for a replacement. Classical ...

Christ Church takes part in National Bullying Prevention Month with #HatNotHate movement

Christ Church takes part in National Bullying Prevention Month with #HatNotHate movement

October 09, 2018
Children and youth of Christ Church United Methodist received handmade blue hats as part of the #HatNotHate campaign and National Bullying Prevention Month (October).

Join Mountain Sky Conference's Digital Dialogue!

Join Mountain Sky Conference's Digital Dialogue!

October 09, 2018
“When people risk joining together with others in a common desire to know and love God and neighbor more fully the Holy Spirit will be present in recognizable ways.” – Kevin Watson As we embrace the connection of our newly ...

Lessons learned at Pinecliff go beyond summer camp

Lessons learned at Pinecliff go beyond summer camp

October 09, 2018
Pinecliff is a beautiful camp where I have the pleasure of working alongside amazing volunteers who dedicate their time to positively impact the lives of each camper. This past summer, we had nearly 80 volunteers who served our ...

United Methodist Communications Announces Latino Advertising Support Initiative

United Methodist Communications Announces Latino Advertising Support Initiative

October 09, 2018
This fall, The United Methodist Church is deepening its involvement in Hispanic and Latino communities in a concentrated way. The advertising campaign “The United Methodist Church: Your faith. Your culture. Your place.” ...

Year-end giving, the church, and 2018 taxes

Year-end giving, the church, and 2018 taxes

October 04, 2018
2018 tax laws could reduce giving. Here is something you can do about it.

Bishop Karen Oliveto travels to lecture, preach, baptize

Bishop Karen Oliveto travels to lecture, preach, baptize

October 02, 2018
It will truly be a homecoming for Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto as she returns to her alma mater, Drew University, this week to preach at the Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures and receive a Distinguished Alumni Award.

Raising deaf awareness on the Western Slope

Raising deaf awareness on the Western Slope

September 25, 2018
In a recent article from DisAbility Ministries of The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Leo Yates Jr. reminds us that Deaf Awareness Week is Sept. 24-30. Yates points out that this week is an act of hospitality. More deaf and hard...

Sally McConnell to retire as Vital Missions Coordinator

Sally McConnell to retire as Vital Missions Coordinator

September 21, 2018
It is with profound gratitude and sadness that we announce Sally McConnell’s retirement at the end of September as the Vital Missions Coordinator of the Mountain Sky Conference.

'We Pray with Her' features Mountain Sky Conference women

'We Pray with Her' features Mountain Sky Conference women

September 18, 2018
Several women of the Mountain Sky Conference contributed to "We Pray with Her," including the Rev. Kerry Greenhill, Melissa Engel, and Laura Rossbert.

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado names Park Hill UMC a 'Force for Good'

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado names Park Hill UMC a 'Force for Good'

September 18, 2018
Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah in Denver are this year’s congregational recipients of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado's Force for Good Award.

Mountain Sky Roundtable to hold first meeting Sept. 23

Mountain Sky Roundtable to hold first meeting Sept. 23

September 18, 2018
The newly formed Mountain Sky Roundtable will convene its first meeting on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Christus Collegium in Bozeman, Montana.

New Book of Discipline Errata includes changes related to Paragraph 50

New Book of Discipline Errata includes changes related to Paragraph 50

September 17, 2018
A new edition of the Book of Discipline 2016 Errata is now available which includes changes to paragraphs 408.3, 410, and 422. These changes were tied to a constitutional amendment on Paragraph 50 of the Constitution that was ...

Mountain Sky Worship Developer explains microphone frequency requirements

Mountain Sky Worship Developer explains microphone frequency requirements

September 11, 2018
If your church or organization uses wireless microphones it's important to check the frequency(s) they operate at, which can usually be found labeled on the transmitter and/or receiver.

Trinity District uses Zoom to offer online training for Lay Servant Ministries

Trinity District uses Zoom to offer online training for Lay Servant Ministries

September 10, 2018
This series of online trainings serves as an indicator as to whether people can be brought together for learning and effective fellowship without having to travel.

Western Jurisdiction Mission Cabinet endorses One Church Plan

Western Jurisdiction Mission Cabinet endorses One Church Plan

September 10, 2018
It is after much prayer, study and discernment that we share with you that we believe that the One Church Plan is the best way forward for the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church.

UMCOR gives $10,000 grant to Mountain Sky Conference for mitigation efforts

UMCOR gives $10,000 grant to Mountain Sky Conference for mitigation efforts

September 05, 2018
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) gave a $10,000 grant to the Mountain Sky Conference to assist the La Veta community with mitigation efforts to prepare for the rainy season and prevent mudslides.

Mission u at Christ UMC Casper will be last event for 2018

Mission u at Christ UMC Casper will be last event for 2018

August 31, 2018
Mission u on Sept. 15 at Christ United Methodist Church in Casper, Wyoming will be the last chance to worship, fellowship and learn together at one of these educational events in 2018.

Mountain Sky Deaconess Liwliwa Robledo remembers Rev. Grace Huck, second woman to get full clergy rights

August 30, 2018
Rev. Grace E. Huck passed away Aug. 12 at the age of 102. Liwliwa T. Robledo, a deaconess in the Mountain Sky Conference, wrote a tribute to Rev. Huck. Robledo serves as Nominations Coordinator for the Alumni Federation at Harris ...

Book launch and signing for Bishop Karen Oliveto's new release

Book launch and signing for Bishop Karen Oliveto's new release

August 29, 2018
Bishop Karen Oliveto, leader of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church, has a new book, "Together at the Table: Diversity without Division in The United Methodist Church."

Healthy Kids Back to School Wellness Fair provides school supplies, health resources, and safety demonstrations

Healthy Kids Back to School Wellness Fair provides school supplies, health resources, and safety demonstrations

August 28, 2018
Over 100 school-age children and their parents attended the Healthy Kids Back to School Wellness Fair in Polson, Montana.

Utah pastor responds to swimming tragedy with adult instruction, classes

Utah pastor responds to swimming tragedy with adult instruction, classes

August 24, 2018
After a swimming accident struck Rob Bruendl's Utah church in 2016, the pastor decided to take action teaching adult swim classes.

Path 1 accepting applications for Multiplying Learning Communities

Path 1 accepting applications for Multiplying Learning Communities

August 21, 2018
Applications to participate in one of Path 1's Multiplying Learning Cohorts are still available. Path 1 Multiplication Learning Communities are being created to help forward-thinking leaders engage in facilitated peer-to-peer ...

Protect yourself from email scams, fake social accounts, and more

Protect yourself from email scams, fake social accounts, and more

August 21, 2018
The Mountain Sky Conference utilizes many means of technology to communicate with those in our area. However, it is through these same channels that criminals may attempt identity theft, phishing, and other scams.

Mission u events open minds, hearts

Mission u events open minds, hearts

August 17, 2018
Participants have been enriched by learning and fellowship at Mission u. Two events remain in Pagosa Springs (Colo.) and Casper (Wyo.).