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General Board of Church and Society opposes military at U.S.-Mexico border

General Board of Church and Society opposes military at U.S.-Mexico border

October 29, 2018
Board calls on United Methodists to advocate against policy, stand with asylum seekers.

Advance hope, love and healing around the world on November 27!

Advance hope, love and healing around the world on November 27!

October 22, 2018
United Methodists will come together to support vital ministry projects and missionaries around the world on #GivingTuesday as they generously #GiveUMC.

Mission u at Christ UMC Casper will be last event for 2018

Mission u at Christ UMC Casper will be last event for 2018

August 31, 2018
Mission u on Sept. 15 at Christ United Methodist Church in Casper, Wyoming will be the last chance to worship, fellowship and learn together at one of these educational events in 2018.

Mountain Sky Deaconess Liwliwa Robledo remembers Rev. Grace Huck, second woman to get full clergy rights

August 30, 2018
Rev. Grace E. Huck passed away Aug. 12 at the age of 102. Liwliwa T. Robledo, a deaconess in the Mountain Sky Conference, wrote a tribute to Rev. Huck. Robledo serves as Nominations Coordinator for the Alumni Federation at Harris ...

How mission sustains the church: An appreciation of New World Outlook

How mission sustains the church: An appreciation of New World Outlook

July 24, 2018
For 108 years, one of the communication channels that helped to sustain Methodist commitment to mission has been a series of magazines we know by its current title, New World Outlook.

One year later: The Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

One year later: The Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

July 24, 2018
From the General Board of Church and Society: "The danger of a nuclear holocaust remains as long as nations maintain nuclear weapons."

United Methodists announce release of all three missionaries who had been denied permission to leave Republic of the Philippines

United Methodists announce release of all three missionaries who had been denied permission to leave Republic of the Philippines

July 17, 2018
Miracle Osman of Malawi, Adam Shaw of United States and Tawanda Chandiwana of Zimbabwe Now All Reunited with Their Families More than 18,000 People from Over 110 countries Join United Methodist Global Ministries #LetThemLeave ...

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.

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.

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

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...

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.

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.

Celebrating 70 years of The Advance: God’s love at work in training leaders

Celebrating 70 years of The Advance: God’s love at work in training leaders

March 21, 2018
For 70 years, The Advance has been a vital means through which United Methodists and their predecessors have shared the love of God throughout the world. Today, The Advance supports more than 300 missionaries and more than 600 ...

Conference mission teams volunteer at 48 global, U.S. projects

February 20, 2018
In 2017, 48 Rocky Mountain Conference mission teams with a total of 788 volunteers donated 4,325 days of service to 16 international projects and 32 United States projects.

Learn about upcoming service opportunities at Mission Adventures 2018

Learn about upcoming service opportunities at Mission Adventures 2018

January 15, 2018
Come learn about Connecting Neighbors as well as Volunteers in Mission, Supporting Neighbors, and Service Opportunities at Mission Adventures 2018. The first “Mission Adventures” seminar for 2018 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 ...

2017 conference mission trip reports due by Jan. 31

January 02, 2018
Each year, the Rocky Mountain Conference reports to the Western Jurisdiction on all mission trips taken by conference churches.

Go on a 'mission adventure' at Smoky Hill UMC

Go on a 'mission adventure' at Smoky Hill UMC

December 28, 2017
Are you considering getting involved in mission work in 2018? On Feb. 3 at Smoky Hill UMC, you will have the opportunity to find out what types of mission opportunities are available. The Rocky Mountain Conference Global Board of ...

Missionary Mozart Adevu to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

Missionary Mozart Adevu to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

November 07, 2017
Mozart M. K. Adevu, a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries, will be visiting the Rocky Mountain Conference from Nov. 17 to Dec. 1.

Missionary Ken Cruz visits conference churches to educate, advocate

Missionary Ken Cruz visits conference churches to educate, advocate

October 06, 2017
From Sept. 10 to 24, General Board of Global Ministries Missionary Kennedy (Ken) Cruz logged about 1,900 miles visiting churches in the Rocky Mountain Conference.

More than 100 people attend first week of Mission u 2017

July 28, 2017
About 102 participants engaged in one or two days of learning, worship and fellowship at St. Andrew UMC on July 21 and 22, and University Park UMC on July 19, kicking off the beginning of Mission 2017.

United Methodist Missionary Ken Cruz to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

United Methodist Missionary Ken Cruz to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

July 18, 2017
United Methodist Missionary Kennedy (Ken) Cruz, who is serving in Cambodia, will visit the Rocky Mountain Conference in September. Ken serves as a Community Development Specialist with the Community Health and Agriculture ...

Meet the people of the UMC Missionary Conferences at Mission u 2017

Meet the people of the UMC Missionary Conferences at Mission u 2017

July 03, 2017
“Christian mission” has, at times, focused on lands far away, overlooking people and places which have often been isolated from social and economic opportunities and media attention in the U.S. Over the past century, United ...

Mission u 2017: Covenant Community and Beloved Community

May 19, 2017
Mission u 2017 offers three transformative mission education opportunities to learn, grow and engage in God’s mission in new places and new ways.

Mission u 2017: Moving from Earth Day toward climate justice

Mission u 2017: Moving from Earth Day toward climate justice

April 27, 2017
Mission u 2017 offers opportunities to both adults and children to see these threats to humanity and all of God’s good creation in a course on Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action (adults) and God’s Extravagant Garden ...

First UMC Colorado Springs helps build learning center in Nicaragua

First UMC Colorado Springs helps build learning center in Nicaragua

April 24, 2017
First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs partnered with Just Hope for its third trip to the farming community of Chacreseca, Nicaragua, to complete a learning center for community farm experiments on sustainable farming ...

Bishop Oliveto's Holy Week Letter

Bishop Oliveto's Holy Week Letter

April 10, 2017
Bishop Karen Oliveto shares her experiences from Palm Sunday in Jerusalem and calls the conference to self examination

Conference hosts pilot project for Latino Pastor development

March 16, 2017
The Hispanic Ministry of the Rocky Mountain Conference is currently hosting a pilot program of the Course of Study for part time local Latino/Latina pastors offered by GBHEM. David Martinez from GBHEM and Cesar M. Duran are ...

My recent visit to Nagaland, my homeland

My recent visit to Nagaland, my homeland

March 06, 2017
Rev. Tezenlo Thong, pastor of Simpson United Methodist Church in Arvada reflects on lessons learned during his journey back to his homeland in India.

Sanctuary Churches Training: Building Welcoming Communities

Sanctuary Churches Training: Building Welcoming Communities

March 06, 2017
On April 1-2, the Mountain Sky Area will host a training and educational event at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church for congregations and individuals interested in learning more about the ways in which they can become a part of ...

Simpson UMC celebrates the 49th Annual Doll & Cultural Festival

February 22, 2017
The 49th Annual Celebration of Doll Cultural Festival (Hina-Matsuri), March 4-5, 2017, 11:30AM-4PM at Simpson United Methodist Church, Arvada, CO

Bishop Oliveto calls conference to stand in solidarity with Muslim neighbors

Bishop Oliveto calls conference to stand in solidarity with Muslim neighbors

February 03, 2017
On Feb. 3, 2017, Bishop Karen Oliveto released a statement to the Mountain Sky Area of the United Methodist Church, calling on followers of Jesus to stand in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors.

Annual 'Have a Heart Reach Out' offering to benefit Global AIDS Fund

Annual 'Have a Heart Reach Out' offering to benefit Global AIDS Fund

January 20, 2017
We invite your church to observe the 2017 February “Mission of the Month” of the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference on either Feb. 12 or 19. This month, we look to the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund.

Rev. Tong Soo Han helps provide flood relief in North Korea

December 30, 2016
Heavy flooding between the end of August and the beginning of September hit the northern part of North Korea with 138 dead, over 400 missing persons, and more than 140,000 people displaced.

Council President Addresses “Division and Discord”

November 23, 2016
In a pre-holiday, post-election letter to the people of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the Council of Bishops, called upon all Christians to “remember who we are” in this time of tension and ...

Bridge of Love 2015 offering helps Sierra Leone recover from Ebola

Bridge of Love 2015 offering helps Sierra Leone recover from Ebola

November 17, 2016
The Bridge of Love Offering in 2015 sponsored by Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Global Ministries collected $16,201. The offering was taken to support the efforts of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference of The United Methodist ...

Bishop Oliveto to preach at World AIDS Day Service on Dec. 4

November 11, 2016
A community-wide World AIDS Day Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. The preacher will be Bishop Karen Oliveto, of the Mountain Sky Area, who has long been ...

Taking a stand with Standing Rock

Taking a stand with Standing Rock

October 31, 2016
United Methodists have been taking a stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Haiti: After Hurricane Matthew and UMCOR's response

Haiti: After Hurricane Matthew and UMCOR's response

October 24, 2016
The Category 4 Hurricane Matthew (146 mph winds) that devastated the southern peninsula of Haiti on Oct 4 has left 1.4 million people (including 592,600 children) in need of humanitarian aid. Over 1,000 deaths have been reported, ...

Mission u an opportunity for critical conversations

Mission u an opportunity for critical conversations

July 08, 2016
Mission u 2016 is an opportunity for you to prepare for critical conversations that every United Methodist pastor and key laity will surely have within their congregations in the months ahead: The Bible and Human Sexuality. Are ...

Rev. Ryan Canaday travels to Africa to empower women to tell their stories

June 01, 2016
I went to inspire people, particularly the women of Rusinga Island — since Project Humanity is centered upon women's empowerment. But you know how it works, right? The paradox. You go to inspire, but you're the one who's actually ...

Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

May 23, 2016
Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, May...

Bridge of Love Offering to aid displaced people near and far

Bridge of Love Offering to aid displaced people near and far

May 23, 2016
Each year, the Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Global Ministries sponsors the Bridge of Love Offering at the Annual Conference Session. This is a free-will offering available to all churches in the conference. This year, the ...

United Methodist bishops present a way forward

May 18, 2016
In a rare and historical action, the General Conference body agreed on a motion requesting leadership from the Council of Bishops.

Peace with Justice Sunday enables young people to lead initiatives

Peace with Justice Sunday enables young people to lead initiatives

May 08, 2016
Supporting Peace with Justice Sunday on May 22 offers opportunities for young people within the Rocky Mountain Conference to lead social justice initiatives within their communities and build relationships globally.

Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Women feel 'A Fresh Wind Blowing'

April 29, 2016
As United Methodist Women (UMW) looks forward to its 150th anniversary in 2019, the organization of more than 800,000 women shows no signs of slowing down. This was evident during the 2016 Western Jurisdiction United Methodist ...

Mountain Sky Area delegates share their hopes for General Conference 2016

April 25, 2016
The Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Conference delegations to the 2016 General and Western Jurisdictional conferences are preparing to attend the international event in May, and the Western Jurisdiction gathering in July.

Mission, ministry in Nepal a grassroots effort

April 18, 2016
United Methodist missionary Katherine Parker knows first-hand the power of community when it comes to ministry and disaster response.

Support Peace with Justice Sunday on May 22

Support Peace with Justice Sunday on May 22

April 15, 2016
Together, we spread the gospel of peace and encourage cooperation locally, within the United States, and globally by supporting Peace with Justice Sunday on May 22.