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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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.