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Conference Lay Servant Ministries offers basic course on Zoom

Conference Lay Servant Ministries offers basic course on Zoom

April 15, 2019
The Mountain Sky Conference of Lay Servant Ministries will offer the basic course on Zoom on May 11 and 18. This will be a new and unique way of presenting the courses. Join us across the Mountain Sky area!

Choteau, Brady and Dutton UMCs in Montana try new ways to connect with God during Lent

Choteau, Brady and Dutton UMCs in Montana try new ways to connect with God during Lent

April 09, 2019
This season of Lent, I have encouraged my churches in Choteau, Brady, and Dutton to fast from their busyness. The overall goal was to make room to connect with God, with people, and with themselves in a way that we couldn’t ...

Mile High Metro lay servants hold first district meeting

Mile High Metro lay servants hold first district meeting

April 01, 2019
On March 9, the lay servants of the Mile High Metro District gathered to attend their first annual meeting. The host church was Jefferson Avenue in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and the theme was "Empowered Laity."

A Statement From Your Mountain Sky Conference Board of Ordained Ministry

March 27, 2019
As we seek to develop leaders for the Church, we humbly defer to God’s wisdom in calling people across the broadest expressions of humanity — including sexual orientation, gender identity, race, theological perspective, physical ...

A Statement From Your Mountain Sky Conference Cabinet

March 22, 2019
In anticipation of God doing a new thing among us in the coming months and years, the appointive cabinet of the Mountain Sky Conference will continue to live into the vision of the One Church Plan – which was endorsed by clear ...

Alamosa First UMC hosts tea in honor of John Wesley

March 22, 2019
The First United Methodist Church in Alamosa, Colorado hosted tea with John Wesley on March 3. The guests were treated to a presentation from some of the church members who had traveled to England for a 10-day full adventure of ...

Volunteers assemble nearly 200 kits at Johnstown UMC for UMCOR relief

Volunteers assemble nearly 200 kits at Johnstown UMC for UMCOR relief

March 22, 2019
Sixty eager and industrious volunteers, including a dozen youth, gathered at The United Methodist Church of Johnstown, Colorado on March 16 for an UMCOR work day. In record time, the volunteers assembled 34 flood buckets and 155 ...

Mountain Sky volunteers help with Hurricane Harvey recovery in Texas

March 20, 2019
Fourteen volunteers from the Mountain Sky Conference traveled to Texas to assist with clean up efforts in Rockport, Fulton and Aransas Pass after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

First UMC Colorado Springs to launch Prairie Campus on April 14

March 01, 2019
At First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs, we are excited to be in the midst of becoming a multi-site congregation, launching the FUMC Prairie Campus (out on the eastern plains of Colorado Springs) this April 14.

First UMC Boulder to host event with Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls

March 01, 2019
First United Methodist Church of Boulder will host "Crafting a New Normal", a free community gathering about inclusion and intersectionality, on Saturday, March 16, as we celebrate our 22nd anniversary of becoming a member church ...

A post-General Conference letter from Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation

A post-General Conference letter from Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation

February 27, 2019
This letter will help answer questions and provide assurances about your deposits at the Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation, Inc.

A post-General Conference letter from your Mountain Sky Conference leaders

A post-General Conference letter from your Mountain Sky Conference leaders

February 27, 2019
The joy and oneness we feel by participating in the Body of Christ overcomes any walls that have been created. We will continue to support our ministries, pastors, and lay leaders across the theological and geographic differences ...

Smoky Hill UMC gets creative in new stained glass window design

February 21, 2019
Artists and creatives at Smoky Hill UMC decided to design and produce their own stained glass windows in the 1980's. When the new sanctuary needed windows in 2017, a new group of congregants decided to step up and create.

Smoky Hill UMC votes to become Reconciling Congregation

Smoky Hill UMC votes to become Reconciling Congregation

February 19, 2019
On February 3, 2019 Smoky Hill UMC, of Centennial, Colorado, voted to become a Reconciling Ministries Congregation.

Times of Transition: A word from our Senior Executive for Transition and Conference Culture, Rev. Amy Gearhart

Times of Transition: A word from our Senior Executive for Transition and Conference Culture, Rev. Amy Gearhart

February 15, 2019
As in any large transition, it is important to focus at first on the WHY?, root in the purposes and dreams set forth in our guiding documents and decisions, and look for those levers of organizational change that can leverage ...

Simpson UMC practices fire safety, prevention during interactive worship service

Simpson UMC practices fire safety, prevention during interactive worship service

February 13, 2019
Trustees at Simpson UMC in Arvada, Colorado regularly practice fire prevention and safety. Recently, they decided to practice evacuations in a fun Sunday service.

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