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Annual Conference 2021 Mission Celebration Videos

November 11, 2021
Thank you to everyone who joined us virtually for the 2021 Mountain Sky Annual Conference. It was a blessed time of worship and business, and we are grateful for the opportunity to gather together across the miles. If you missed ...

Post Annual Conference Meet-Ups

Post Annual Conference Meet-Ups

October 28, 2021
The Journey is Our Home  "For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." - 2 Corinthians 5:1 Would you like to learn more about ...

MSC Circuits: Find where you plug in

MSC Circuits: Find where you plug in

October 27, 2021
Mountain Sky Conference clergy laity Circuits are getting ReWired! You're invited to connect with us, and find where you plug in!

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.

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...

Need a Boost?

Need a Boost?

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

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 ...

Center for Pastoral Effectiveness Opening Up with Live Retreats

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

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 ...

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 ...

Native American Ministries Sunday in April 2021

Native American Ministries Sunday in April 2021

April 08, 2021
Native American Ministries Sunday is the third Sunday of Easter but can be honored anytime during the month of April. This opportunity nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native ...

2021 MSC District Gatherings

March 18, 2021
The theme of the 2021 District Gathering is “Where Love Lives,” stemming from the Western Jurisdiction theme of the same name. All districts except for Trinity will gather on April 17th. Trinity district will gather on April 24th....

Vital Conversations: Ministry With Those With Disabilities

Vital Conversations: Ministry With Those With Disabilities

March 01, 2021
Vital Conversations: Ministry with the Differently Abled on Wednesday, March 3 at 11:30 am

BISHOP RESPONDS TO SPECIAL CALLED GENERAL CONFERENCE

BISHOP RESPONDS TO SPECIAL CALLED GENERAL CONFERENCE

February 27, 2021
The postponed 2020 General Conference has been postponed yet again due to COVID-19 restrictions. The regular session of GC will occur in August-September of 2022. However a special called session of General Conference will be held...

Evelyn Warren Chosen New Communications Director

Evelyn Warren Chosen New Communications Director

February 19, 2021
Evelyn Warren has been chosen the new Communications Director for the Mountain Sky Conference. She comes well-known in United Methodist circles, and was actively involved in the creation of the Western Jurisdiction's "Where Love ...

Campus Ministry Update

February 04, 2021
An update from several of our campus ministries.

GBHEM Scholarships

February 04, 2021
The Mountain Sky Conference is proud to announce that 19 of those 2,100 students awarded scholarships are from Mountain Sky, and we want to celebrate them! You can read about several of our recipients below.

FREE WEBINAR: What Is New With PPP Loans?

January 22, 2021
Join Joe Park, CEO of Horizons Stewardship, and Ted Batson, Partner at CapinCrouse, for an informative webinar on February 3 at 2pm EST/1pm CST that will explore changes to the PPP Loan Program and what you need to know to apply ...

Campus Ministry Update

January 21, 2021
We are now into the third week of 2021, and while the turning of the new year does not mean that everything about 2020 magically goes away, it does signify a new beginning, or fresh start. As we embark on this “fresh start” ...

Congratulations to Don Gaymon, Recipient of the 2020 Francis Asbury Award

Congratulations to Don Gaymon, Recipient of the 2020 Francis Asbury Award

January 21, 2021
The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to fostering United Methodist ministries in higher education at the local, district or annual conference level. It is awarded annually to one honoree per ...

HELP WANTED: Foundation

January 21, 2021
Bookkeeper and Clerical Help Wanted at the Foundation. MSUM Foundation is expanding capacity in 2021 and is looking for the right person to join the team.

Vital Conversations: Blogging: Speaking Authentically and Maintaining Unity on Jan. 27

Vital Conversations: Blogging: Speaking Authentically and Maintaining Unity on Jan. 27

January 19, 2021
Vital Conversations: Blogging: Speaking Authentically and Maintaining Unity on Wednesday, January 27 at 11:30am

Vital Conversations: The Ministry of the Laity to be held on Jan. 20

Vital Conversations: The Ministry of the Laity to be held on Jan. 20

January 13, 2021
The next Vital Conversations will be on Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m. The topic will be on the Ministry of the Laity. It will be led by co-lay leaders Nancy Flint, Gayla Jo Slauson and Barry Welliver.

Rev. Robert (Bob) Carlisle passes away Jan. 10; leaves legacy of discipleship, evangelism

Rev. Robert (Bob) Carlisle passes away Jan. 10; leaves legacy of discipleship, evangelism

January 13, 2021
Please pray for the family and friends of the Rev. Robert Z. Carlisle II (Bob), who passed away Jan. 10 at the age of 82 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was a retired deacon in The United Methodist Church and served in the...

Vital Conversations: Why Numbers Matter to be held on Jan. 13

Vital Conversations: Why Numbers Matter to be held on Jan. 13

December 22, 2020
In this Vital Conversation we will talk with our conference statistician, the Rev. Dr. Dennis Shaw, on why numbers matter and how they can help our ministry. We will also answer questions about the end of year EZRA report and how ...

Give to Mountain Sky Conference Missions this Christmas season

December 04, 2020
Information about Christmas Season giving to Mountain Sky Conference Missions

General and Jurisdictional Apportionments: What do you do when you find a mistake?

General and Jurisdictional Apportionments: What do you do when you find a mistake?

November 16, 2020
The Conference Council on Finance and Administration is taking the steps to correct a mistake. After much analysis, including the complexity of the new system, the misunderstanding of the new system, and the pandemic, we have ...

Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20

Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20

November 12, 2020
Nov. 20 is often acknowledged as Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) within the transgender and broader LGBTQ+ community. It is a day to acknowledge the violence many transgender people face in our world, especially transgender ...

Mountain Sky Ministry Crossroads launches this week

Mountain Sky Ministry Crossroads launches this week

November 09, 2020
Our Mountain Sky Conference is launching something new this month – a new website called Mountain Sky Ministry Crossroads. But Crossroads is more than a website. It is a platform to find resources for ministry and network with ...

Mike Moore tapped for Mountain Sky Disaster Response Coordinator

Mike Moore tapped for Mountain Sky Disaster Response Coordinator

November 03, 2020
Bishop Karen Oliveto is excited to welcome Mike Moore as the new Disaster Response Coordinator for the Mountain Sky Conference, effective Nov. 1, 2020. Mike Moore brings years of experience as a member of the Conference Disaster ...

Join the Mountain Sky Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force

November 02, 2020
During the 2020 Annual Conference of our Mountain Sky Conference, Bishop Karen Oliveto issued a call to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves. In alignment with the Council of Bishops, we...

2020 Mountain Sky Online Memorial Service

2020 Mountain Sky Online Memorial Service

November 01, 2020
Join us on All Saints Day, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. MST as we honor and remember the lives of our clergy colleagues and their spouses – our saints – who have passed this year.

ALERT: Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy; process for filing claims

October 27, 2020
ALERT: Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy; process for filing claims Earlier this year, the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) filed for bankruptcy to protect itself against a growing number of sexual abuse claims made against ...

COVID-19 taskforce focuses on resources for mental health, discipleship, mission

October 26, 2020
On Sept. 28, more than 200 leaders of local church (re)Launch teams from across our conference met with the Ministry in a Time of COVID-19 taskforce to share what they have learned, needs, and ongoing concerns. Following that ...

Annual Inclusiveness Conference to be held over Zoom on Nov. 14

Annual Inclusiveness Conference to be held over Zoom on Nov. 14

October 22, 2020
The fourth Annual Inclusiveness Conference sponsored for laity and clergy by the United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy Friends (UMARC) will be held virtually over Zoom on Saturday, Nov. 14. The webinar begins at 8:30 ...

Colorado Bishops Send Letter to Gov. Polis on Federal Court Ruling

Colorado Bishops Send Letter to Gov. Polis on Federal Court Ruling

October 22, 2020
As spiritual leaders overseeing 427 churches in Colorado, we are critical of the recent federal court ruling regarding public health, which allows faith communities to not adhere to state public health mandates regarding crowd ...

Mission Newsletter - Oct. 2020: Pandemically Resilient

Mission Newsletter - Oct. 2020: Pandemically Resilient

October 15, 2020
Submitted by the Rev. Patrick Lewis Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Billings, Montana How are you holding up? No, really, do you feel like the world is closing in on you, or are you one of the people who can seemingly ...

Save the Date: Mountain Sky Online Memorial Service on Nov. 1

October 14, 2020
2020 has been such a difficult year. In addition to the losses we have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we grieve together the passing of our clergy colleagues and their spouses.

Mission Newsletter - Oct. 2020: Crush the Stigma of Alcoholism

Mission Newsletter - Oct. 2020: Crush the Stigma of Alcoholism

October 12, 2020
At Denver-based nonprofit, Stigma, it is our mission to crush the stigma associated with alcoholism. We do not believe alcoholism is a spiritual deficiency.

Mission Newsletter - Oct. 2020: Mental Health First Aid Training

Mission Newsletter - Oct. 2020: Mental Health First Aid Training

October 12, 2020
With the help of an Abundant Health Grant and generous sponsors, First UMC Windsor, CO hosted a Youth Mental Health First Aid training. The purpose of this class is to train adults (18 and over) how to be an effective support ...

Would your faith community benefit from a Faith Community Nurse?

Would your faith community benefit from a Faith Community Nurse?

October 12, 2020
The primary goal of Faith Community Nursing (FCN) is to minister to the spiritual health of a Faith Community while also helping members of the Faith Community with their physical, mental, and emotional needs.

Two Denver area clergywomen honored for leadership against homophobia

October 08, 2020
Two leading Colorado clergywomen – Rev. Angie Kotzmoyer of the Applewood United Methodist Church, Golden, and Rev. Sharon Langfeldt of Christ Church, Denver – have been chosen to receive the 2020 Paul and Paula Murphy Human ...

Conference Hispanic/Latino Ministries continues to thrive

October 02, 2020
Please continue to keep our pastors, their families, lay leaders, ministries, and communities in your prayers. We also pray for the possibility for new Hispanic/Latino ministries throughout or Conference!

Tri-Lakes UMC offering Wesley 'Campaign Signs' to spread positive message

September 25, 2020
Tri-Lakes UMC has produced John Wesley "campaign signs" using his quote about how to approach differences during an election. We've had a ton of interest in this idea from other churches throughout the country, so we have made the...

The Mountain Sky Conference welcomes intern Geoffrey Gross

The Mountain Sky Conference welcomes intern Geoffrey Gross

September 24, 2020
The Rev. Annie Arnoldy and Rev. Jeff Rainwater are excited to welcome Geoffrey Gross (he, him, his) as the new intern for Congregational Vitality and Leadership for the Mountain Sky Conference, effective September 2020.

General and Jurisdictional Apportionments: Western Jurisdictional Fund

General and Jurisdictional Apportionments: Western Jurisdictional Fund

September 21, 2020
There are seven General Church funds, including the Fund for General Administration. The eighth fund included in the General and Jurisdictional Apportionments is the Western Jurisdiction.

Your feedback needed: Redesigning Circuits

September 21, 2020
In preparation for an upcoming Circuit Summit, conference leaders are seeking feedback from across the conference - from clergy and laity - on past experiences of circuits or similar gatherings.

Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Gracia Divina

Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Gracia Divina

September 17, 2020
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month, we will be celebrating the ministry of Gracia Divina. Iglesia Gracia Divina has been serving the Latin community in the Denver, CO area for almost eight years.

Mission Newsletter - Sept. 2020 - Connecting Neighbors

Mission Newsletter - Sept. 2020 - Connecting Neighbors

September 14, 2020
The Connecting Neighbors program has the goal of inspiring congregations and communities to be better able to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property and to respond to our neighbors in helpful, cooperative and caring ...

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 14, 2020
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.