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Local Church Audit Guide and FAQ from Discipleship Ministries

Local Church Audit Guide and FAQ from Discipleship Ministries

July 13, 2018
The General Council on Finance Administration (GCFA) has developed these wonderful resources to help your church fulfill the mandate for an Annual Local Church Financial Audit.

UM Young People Gathering in Africa for Global Convocation

UM Young People Gathering in Africa for Global Convocation

July 13, 2018
United Methodist youth, young adults and adult workers from all over the world are gathering next week in Johannesburg, South Africa, for worship, fellowship, leadership development and conversations about young people’s hopes and...

Former Western Jurisdiction young person appointed to fill vacancy in Montana legislature

Former Western Jurisdiction young person appointed to fill vacancy in Montana legislature

July 12, 2018
Emma Kerr-Carpenter, the Democrat running for the House District 49 seat on the November ballot, won unanimous approval among Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday to complete the unexpired term of former Rep. Kelly McCarthy, ...

NEW social media webinars coming soon!

NEW social media webinars coming soon!

July 12, 2018
The United Methodist Communications Public Information Team is hosting two upcoming webinars to support local churches as they strive to embrace social media and its uses for outreach and ministry.

United Methodists announce release of all three missionaries from Republic of the Philippines

July 12, 2018
Calling it a day of rejoicing with deep gratitude, leaders of United Methodist Global Ministries today announced that Miracle Osman of Malawi has left the Philippines and reunited with her family in Blantyre, Malawi.

Methodist Theological School of Ohio pledges to help United Methodist candidates get their full seminary tuition covered

Methodist Theological School of Ohio pledges to help United Methodist candidates get their full seminary tuition covered

July 10, 2018
Methodist Theological School in Ohio and its generous donors are offering a bold new commitment to every qualified applicant who pursues United Methodist candidacy: an opportunity to earn a master’s degree with no out-of-pocket ...

Declaración Pastoral en Apoyo a las Familias Detenidas y Separadas

July 09, 2018
La misión del Comité de Trabajo de Inmigración es ayudar a equipar a nuestras Conferencias Anuales que estén en ministerio con los inmigrantes y vecinos migrantes.

Mission trip to Puerto Rico to aid with reconstruction

Mission trip to Puerto Rico to aid with reconstruction

July 06, 2018
The Western Colorado/Utah District of the Mountain Sky Conference is organizing a trip to Puerto Rico to help with communities' reconstruction Nov. 3-8. All of the Mountain Sky Conference is invited to join.

Path 1 accepting applications for Multiplication Learning Communities

Path 1 accepting applications for Multiplication Learning Communities

July 06, 2018
Path 1 Multiplication Learning Communities are being created to help forward-thinking leaders engage in facilitated peer-to-peer conversations about the future of church planting in our connection.

Wildfires: What you can do to help

Wildfires: What you can do to help

July 05, 2018
As wildfires continue to burn throughout our Mountain Sky Conference, please pray for those impacted by these disasters. We have also provided resources you can use to help those affected.

Where the world meets to pray: The Upper Room

Where the world meets to pray: The Upper Room

July 03, 2018
Many United Methodists are familiar with the bi-monthly, daily devotional guide called The Upper Room. Often found in the literature racks of our churches and available online, The Upper Room is the first thing some read every ...

Apply Now: Global Board of Church and Society fall fellows 2018

Apply Now: Global Board of Church and Society fall fellows 2018

June 28, 2018
The fellowship program allows individuals to work alongside staff on an intensive project that helps Church and Society equip and resource the Church in seeking justice and pursuing peace.

CONNECT ANEW Resources Available: Information and Resources on GBHEM’s Strategy to Evolve to Meet the Leadership Needs of the Church

CONNECT ANEW Resources Available: Information and Resources on GBHEM’s Strategy to Evolve to Meet the Leadership Needs of the Church

June 28, 2018
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has updated and expanded the information and resources available on gbhem.org/connectanew.

Guest blog: United to remain the same?

June 28, 2018
Jesus Christ is all about new beginnings. Perhaps with this spirit, we can have a greater understanding of all that is before us. I would urge the Roundtable to be sensitive, and to look at the table and see what people and, ...

Mountain Sky Conference to gain partnerships, opportunities with Boy Scouts of America

Mountain Sky Conference to gain partnerships, opportunities with Boy Scouts of America

June 26, 2018
This leaves The United Methodist Church with one of the largest opportunities for outreach in years.

United Methodists call for immediate release of missionaries being held by Republic of Philippines

United Methodists call for immediate release of missionaries being held by Republic of Philippines

June 26, 2018
Leaders launch worldwide #LetThemLeave campaign against treatment of three missionaries in the Philippines who have been denied permission to leave the country

SCD 2018 to equip leaders to transform congregations

SCD 2018 to equip leaders to transform congregations

June 25, 2018
United Methodist conference leaders, clergy and laity will be able to choose from over 100 sessions and workshops in August at the annual School of Congregational Development (SCD), a premier event for equipping church leaders to ...

A response to immigrant family separation from Bishop Karen Oliveto

June 20, 2018
In the news, we have seen disturbing reports and pictures of children being taken from their parents and placed in detention centers by our government. Their crime was fleeing their homeland due to violence and threats of death, ...

Fearing Deportation, Unauthorized Immigrants Shy Away From Signing Kids Up For Food Aid

Fearing Deportation, Unauthorized Immigrants Shy Away From Signing Kids Up For Food Aid

June 20, 2018
Food pantries could play an increasingly important role for immigrant families across the United States. While unauthorized immigrants cannot receive food stamps, their children may be eligible if they’re U.S. citizens and live in...

Delegates approve new Mountain Sky Conference: Historic vote to unite RMC and YAC

June 19, 2018
In a historic vote, the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone annual conferences agreed to become the new Mountain Sky Conference on June 9 during a joint gathering at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah.

What about Our Money? at Mission u 2018

June 15, 2018
Submitted by Rev. James L. Gulley, Co-Chair, Mission u Task Force Kristi Kinnison and Laurel Kubin recently attended the Mission u Regional Training in Nashville, TN, where they met with a wonderfully diverse group of United ...

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity: Reflective Leadership Grant

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity: Reflective Leadership Grant

June 14, 2018
Reflective Leadership Grants offer Christian leaders “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps.

Guest blog: Discovering connection at 2018 Joint Annual Conference

June 11, 2018
When I became a Methodist, after being raised as a Presbyterian, I didn't really understand what a connectional denomination was. And I was really confused when I first began to attend Annual Conference and heard the entire ...

Utah/Western Colorado District office move

Utah/Western Colorado District office move

June 04, 2018
The Utah/Western Colorado District Office is moving to a new location, effective July 1.

Deaconesses Consecrated at Assembly 2018

Deaconesses Consecrated at Assembly 2018

May 31, 2018
?“Called to Be What for God’s World?” was the theme of the deaconess consecration service May 18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, part of Assembly 2018. Twenty-four women from 19 conferences were ...

2018 Last Chance Scholarship recipient announced

2018 Last Chance Scholarship recipient announced

May 29, 2018
Cherie Cobb—a current seminarian serving the people of Dolores and Dove Creek, Colorado—is the 2018 recipient of the $3,000 Last Chance Scholarship.

Invitation to 2018 Mission u study on Embracing Wholeness

May 25, 2018
The spirituality course for the 2018 Mission u is related to last year’s study, Living As a Covenant Community. If you attended that session, you will recognize the covenants of Adam and Noah. This year, we will reach a deeper ...

Guest blog: How a cross-conference appointment put immigration stories into perspective

May 22, 2018
I am fairly new to the realm of immigration work and the various implications of such. As I tell my church and larger community, we are all learning as we go. I readily admit that. I understand that laws, rules, and order are ...

Blog post: Mixed emotions, uncomfortable questions

Blog post: Mixed emotions, uncomfortable questions

May 21, 2018
Daniel Viehland just graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary and completed an internship with the General Board of Church and Society. He will be appointed to East Helena and Townsend UMCs in Montana starting July 1. Below is a...

NEWS: Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward

NEWS: Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward

May 17, 2018
The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville May 16.

Mountain Sky Area pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Mountain Sky Area pilgrimage to the Holy Land

May 16, 2018
Bishop Karen Oliveto invites all lay and clergy on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The trip will take place Jan. 28 to Feb. 6, 2019.

Grand Valley UMC celebrates all United Methodist Women on Mother's Day

Grand Valley UMC celebrates all United Methodist Women on Mother's Day

May 14, 2018
Grand Valley United Methodist Church celebrated more than just mothers this May 13. The church decided to honor all United Methodist Women through a special service.

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

May 11, 2018
The Rev. Gary W. Graves, Secretary of the General Conference, announced that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass.

Rocky Mountain deaconess to be consecrated at UMW Assembly

May 11, 2018
Next week at United Methodist Women’s Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, Laurie Ann Fujinami of the Rocky Mountain Conference will be consecrated as a deaconess.

Rocky Mountain Conference youth gathers, plans for the future

Rocky Mountain Conference youth gathers, plans for the future

May 08, 2018
The young people of the Rocky Mountain Conference have been busy over the last few weeks, and would love to invite you to share in the excitement!

Spanish language, cultural, liberation theology, and social justice immersion experience in Cuernavca, Mexico

Spanish language, cultural, liberation theology, and social justice immersion experience in Cuernavca, Mexico

May 07, 2018
The Mountain Sky Area will host a second language, cultural, and social justice immersion experience in Cuernavca, Mexico from October 22 to November 2.

Bishop Oliveto announces changes to RMC District Superintendent responsibilities

Bishop Oliveto announces changes to RMC District Superintendent responsibilities

April 30, 2018
On April 24, Bishop Karen Oliveto announced changes to district superintendent responsibilities in the Rocky Mountain Conference that will take effect July 1, 2018.

Local church historians to gather for annual meeting

Local church historians to gather for annual meeting

April 30, 2018
The annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Conference Commission on Archives and History will be May 11 at Iliff School of Theology.

Native American Course of Study empowers pastors

Native American Course of Study empowers pastors

April 30, 2018
Rocky Mountain Conference pastor, Norman Mark completed the five-year Native American Course of Study, which includes course work specifically for Native American pastors and persons who are working in a Native American context.

The church is watching, waiting, UMC Bishops told

The church is watching, waiting, UMC Bishops told

April 30, 2018
United Methodist bishops were reminded that the church is watching, waiting and wondering if and how they will lead the denomination into the future.

Yellowstone CONAM Chair reflects on Western Jurisdiction meeting

Yellowstone CONAM Chair reflects on Western Jurisdiction meeting

April 30, 2018
The Western Jurisdiction Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) recently met to discuss their work and plan the committee's future focus with Native American communities in western United Methodist conferences.

Dr. Tink Tinker celebrated at Iliff School of Theology event

Dr. Tink Tinker celebrated at Iliff School of Theology event

April 23, 2018
Iliff School of Theology celebrated the contributions of Dr. Tink Tinker earlier in April, at an event filled with stories, memories, song and prayer.

Bridge of Love Offering to support rural community projects

April 16, 2018
The Bridge of Love Offering, a tradition of the Rocky Mountain Conference, this year will be a partnership of the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone conferences. Two rural communities have been selected to receive the offering funds ...

Online registration now live for Mission u 2018

April 13, 2018
Mission u 2018 online registration is now open. Attendees can attend either one- or two-day events in Colorado, Utah, or Wyoming.

Bishops seek declaratory decision from Judicial Council on Special Session

Bishops seek declaratory decision from Judicial Council on Special Session

April 12, 2018
The Council of Bishops is asking the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision on what petitions can be submitted to the denomination’s Special Session of General Conference.

Jubilee: 50 Years of The United Methodist Church

Jubilee: 50 Years of The United Methodist Church

April 10, 2018
Congregations across the connection are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of The United Methodist Church.

Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

April 10, 2018
Approximately 150 volunteers are needed to serve as marshals and pages during General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah swaps lilies for baby formula this Easter

Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah swaps lilies for baby formula this Easter

April 05, 2018
Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah did something a little different this year for Easter.

First UMC Salt Lake City offers historic tours, organ recitals for 2018 Annual Conference

First UMC Salt Lake City offers historic tours, organ recitals for 2018 Annual Conference

April 03, 2018
The First United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah will offer tours and organ recitals on Wednesday, June 6 to celebrate the 2018 Joint Annual Conference.

The Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte examines aspects of a

The Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte examines aspects of a "post-Christian culture"

April 03, 2018
On April 17, the Rec. Dr. Edwin Aponte, Executive Director of the Louisville Institute, will offer a public lecture at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.