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UMARC to host post-GC2019 summit March 1

UMARC to host post-GC2019 summit March 1

February 13, 2019
Less than three days after a special General Conference concludes in St. Louis, lay and clergy United Methodists in the Mountain Sky Conference will gather for a post-GC2019 summit. The event, sponsored by the United Methodist ...

Blackfeet United Methodist Parish provides aid, ecumenical partnerships in post-shutdown food crisis

February 12, 2019
In the aftermath of the 35-day federal government shutdown, the A’aninin and Nakoda Tribes on Fort Belknap Reservation and the Chippewa and Cree Tribes of Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana are facing dire food shortages threatening...

Mountain Sky welcomes volunteers to assemble GC2019 welcome kits

Mountain Sky welcomes volunteers to assemble GC2019 welcome kits

February 12, 2019
Mountain Sky volunteers and friends are gearing up to offer radical hospitality at GC2019.

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women develops sexual ethics resources

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women develops sexual ethics resources

February 04, 2019
The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) has developed new sexual ethics resources to be utilized by annual conferences and local churches to address sexual misconduct and harassment.

Mountain Sky United Methodist Women urge signatures on immigration statement

February 04, 2019
If you would like to add your name to the list of signatures, please email Karen at jaeger.karen@gmail.com or Ann at annorganic1@gmail.com. Hearing that more than 10,000 children are in detention centers across the country has ...

Mountain Sky clergywoman oversees opening of new 35-unit supportive housing chapter

Mountain Sky clergywoman oversees opening of new 35-unit supportive housing chapter

February 01, 2019
This week a hard-hatted Delores Project interim executive director Laura Rossbert, who’s also an ordained minister, was bubbly as she led tours of the $30 million complex known as Arroyo Village.

Mountain Sky United Methodist Women release statement encouraging action, justice regarding immigration issues

January 30, 2019
The Mountain Sky Conference United Methodist Women have released a statement regarding the current immigration issue, with more than 50 signatures.

Rural Chaplains Association to visit Southeastern Colorado for Focus 2019

Rural Chaplains Association to visit Southeastern Colorado for Focus 2019

January 23, 2019
According to the Rural Chaplains Association (RCA) website, rural chaplains are people "from diverse backgrounds, with varied education and life experiences, that uniquely equip them to serve rural persons, families, institutions,...

'Dream Big' campaign to bring in more than $20,000 for conference ministries in contributions, pledges

'Dream Big' campaign to bring in more than $20,000 for conference ministries in contributions, pledges

January 15, 2019
This historic vote occurred at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference in Ogden, Utah. After the vote, many conference participants joined in contributing a gift to the Dream Big, Love Boldly, Give Believing campaign. These funds will ...

United Methodists urged to join in Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019

January 15, 2019
The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is urging all United Methodists to join in the global Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which starts on Jan. 18 and runs until Jan. 25.

Church mission trip reports due Jan. 31

January 14, 2019
Each year, the Mountain Sky Conference will report any church mission trips to the Western Jurisdiction.

Three Congregational Resource Ministers join Mountain Sky team

Three Congregational Resource Ministers join Mountain Sky team

January 07, 2019
A Congregational Resource Minister (CRM) is an important part of a district’s ministry team in the Mountain Sky Conference (MSC). This role equips local church clergy and laity to offer Christ to their community's deepest needs ...

United Methodist higher education leaders gather to enhance their influence on the church

January 04, 2019
Representatives from United Methodist higher education institutions are gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jan. 3-4 to discuss how the values of the church’s higher education ministry could inform the denomination’s mission.

Monte Vista UMC shares candlelight service with community

Monte Vista UMC shares candlelight service with community

January 02, 2019
On the afternoon of Dec. 24, Monte Vista United Methodist Church hosted a candlelight Christmas Eve service at The Legacy, an assisted living center in Monte Vista, Colorado.

The Land hosts first annual Puppy Christmas Pageant

The Land hosts first annual Puppy Christmas Pageant

December 18, 2018
This was the first annual Puppy Christmas Pageant at The Land. Dogs participated in full costume as both actors and audience members in this special service.

Blackfeet United Methodist Parish members aid in young women's journey to D.C. hearing

December 14, 2018
Members of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish of Browning, Montana leveraged the United Methodist connection to assist in telling the story of a missing young woman.

Human Relations Day is Jan. 20, 2019

December 10, 2018
On January 20, 2019, United Methodists will celebrate Human Relations Day. On this special Sunday, we call all of our churches to participate in helping every one of God’s children to realize their potential. We need your help to ...

United Methodist Women seeks young women for Holy Disruption intensive

United Methodist Women seeks young women for Holy Disruption intensive

December 10, 2018
United Methodist Women is inviting young adults to learn the skills of holy and healthy disruption. Holy Disruption is an exploration of faith, organizing and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Wheatland UMC brings nativity scene to life using local animals

December 10, 2018
Wheatland United Methodist Church in Wyoming used its local resources - and local animals - to bring a nativity scene to life.

Scott UMC celebrates 114th anniversary

December 07, 2018
Scott United Methodist Church of Denver, Colorado celebrated 114 years serving God on November 18.

First UMC of Colorado Springs announces worship service for those with physical and cognitive challenges

First UMC of Colorado Springs announces worship service for those with physical and cognitive challenges

December 05, 2018
First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs, Colorado is excited to announce a new worship service lifting up all of God's children: Wonderfully Made.

Conference UMVIM team travels to Puerto Rico for post-hurricane repair

Conference UMVIM team travels to Puerto Rico for post-hurricane repair

December 05, 2018
UMVIM Team Utah 96 represented the Mountain Sky Conference in helping to rebuild roofs on homes in Puerto Rico in November.

World AIDS Day service encourages others to 'know your status'

December 05, 2018
On Dec. 2, Park Hill United Methodist Church hosted its third annual World AIDS Day service. Rev. Nathan Adams, pastor of Park Hill, was the keynote speaker, and Imani Latif of It Takes a Village in Aurora, Colorado shared stories...

Mountain Sky Conference begins search for Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist

Mountain Sky Conference begins search for Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist

December 04, 2018
The Community Engagement ministry area of the Mountain Sky Conference is excited to announce the position of Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist to support the missions and community engagement work of local churches and ...

Denver 7 to air story on evolving faith landscape of Colorado

December 03, 2018
Tune into Denver 7 at 4 p.m. on Dec. 23 or 9 p.m. on Dec. 25 to catch United Methodist leaders in the Mile High Metro District share their experiences with Denver faith communities.

Mountain Sky Conference shares Advent calendar, outreach opportunities

Mountain Sky Conference shares Advent calendar, outreach opportunities

December 03, 2018
The Mountain Sky Conference Community Engagement team is excited to release the 2018 Advent Calendar! This year's calendar focuses on missions, community issues, and mental health.

A Christmas Letter to The United Methodist Church from Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., President, Council of Bishops

November 30, 2018
Bishop Kenneth Carter, President of the Council of Bishops, writes a Christmas letter to The United Methodist Church.

Mountain Sky Conference launches Culture of Call grant

November 27, 2018
The Mountain Sky Conference is excited to begin the Culture of Call grant process. The Culture of Call grant will give funds to churches, pastoral and lay ministries, and agencies looking to improve the process of nurturing and ...

Congregational Vitality funds available for new churches, faith communities

November 26, 2018
The Congregational Vitality Committee has funds available for grants related to starting new churches and faith communities.

Mission Aligned Worship & Anywhere Church

Mission Aligned Worship & Anywhere Church

November 26, 2018
Mission Aligned Worship is becoming Anywhere Church

Bowen Community United Methodist Church celebrates 110 years

November 21, 2018
On Nov. 11, Bowen Community United Methodist Church celebrated its 110th year of serving the rural farming community of Monte Vista, Colorado. The celebration was in conjunction with the Harvest Home celebration and Veterans Day.

Arkansas Valley Circuit Mission Day a success, but not done

November 21, 2018
The Arkansas Valley Circuit - located in southwest Colorado - launched its Bridge of Love mission project on Oct. 20. The mission volunteers have five projects in four communities within the circuit currently underway.

Yellowstone Legacy Conference UMW hosts annual meeting at two Montana sites

Yellowstone Legacy Conference UMW hosts annual meeting at two Montana sites

November 21, 2018
On Sept. 29, Yellowstone Legacy Conference United Methodist Women (UMW) held its annual meeting in two locations: Roberts United Methodist Church in Roberts, Montana and First United Methodist Church in Missoula, Montana.

Bishop Oliveto to teach weeklong class at Iliff School of Theology

Bishop Oliveto to teach weeklong class at Iliff School of Theology

November 20, 2018
Though students at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver are technically now on holiday break, about 20 people are enrolled for a weeklong class taught by Bishop Karen Oliveto called, “Prophetic Leadership Through Pastoral ...

Western Jurisdiction Emergency Response Teams aid in Hurricane Florence relief

Western Jurisdiction Emergency Response Teams aid in Hurricane Florence relief

November 20, 2018
From Oct. 28 to Nov. 18, three Early Response Teams (ERT) from the Western Jurisdiction traveled to Beufort, North Carolina. These teams took part in cleaning out homes damaged by Hurricane Florence

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 part of UMC 'The True Meaning of Christmas Tour'

Salt Lake City part of UMC 'The True Meaning of Christmas Tour'

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.

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.

Channel Restoration Project requests assistance in Spring Fire disaster response

Channel Restoration Project requests assistance in Spring Fire disaster response

November 05, 2018
The Channel Restoration Project (in the fire-scarred South Abeyta Creek area south of La Veta Pass) is requesting assistance in their disaster response efforts. The Project is in need of teams to remove dead trees and heavy ...

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.

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...