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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!
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."
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 ...
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 ...
March 14, 2019
The Rev. Kerry Greenhill will be leading day-long worship planning retreats for pastors to gather with colleagues, engage in prayer and reflection, receive some tools and resources for making worship even more lively and ...
March 08, 2019
The Iliff School of Theology in Denver is offering a workshop on leading organizational change - a critical skill for leadership!
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.
February 27, 2019
This letter will help answer questions and provide assurances about your deposits at the Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation, Inc.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
February 04, 2019
If you would like to add your name to the list of signatures, please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann at email@example.com. Hearing that more than 10,000 children are in detention centers across the country has ...
February 01, 2019
Front-range student, Samuel Fisher, has felt led for many years to pursue full-time ministry. Attending Iliff has just been the first step on his journey.
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 ...
January 04, 2019
As many of you are intimately aware, The United Methodist Church is preparing for a special session of General Conference next month.
November 26, 2018
The Congregational Vitality Committee has funds available for grants related to starting new churches and faith communities.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
August 21, 2018
Applications to participate in one of Path 1's Multiplying Learning Cohorts are still available. Path 1 Multiplication Learning Communities are being created to help forward-thinking leaders engage in facilitated peer-to-peer ...
August 17, 2018
Participants have been enriched by learning and fellowship at Mission u. Two events remain in Pagosa Springs (Colo.) and Casper (Wyo.).
July 31, 2018
Girl Scouts has been a large part of my life for the past 11 years, since I was in kindergarten. At first it was a space to spend time with my friends and learn about the community around me. As I grew older, it turned into a ...
July 31, 2018
Who could have guessed that embracing Laity Sunday would prove so relevant to effective church organization in 2018? Yet it is.
July 30, 2018
The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness, a multi-track continuing education opportunity, will celebrate 20 years of operation in 2019. The Center is approaching 900 alumni currently enrolled or having completed Track l, over 100 for...
July 27, 2018
More than 150 participated in three Mission u events in July. There are still five events in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana in the coming months.
July 24, 2018
Last week at the Wild Goose Festival—an art, music, and story-driven faith-inspired event—a handful of Mountain Sky United Methodists joined thousands of attendees in rural North Carolina. The annual gathering draws attendees and ...
July 23, 2018
Led by Rebekah Simon-Peter, Creating a Culture of Renewal’s three-track program is an award-winning, proven, and empowering approach to self-awareness, leadership and ministry. The event is coming to Casper, Wyoming this ...
July 19, 2018
The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) announced an increase in the maximum amount of money United Methodist students can borrow to pursue their education.
July 13, 2018
The General Council on Finance Administration (GCFA) has developed these wonderful resources to help your church fulfill the mandate for an Annual Local Church Financial Audit.
July 12, 2018
The United Methodist Communications Public Information Team is hosting two upcoming webinars to support local churches as they strive to embrace social media and its uses for outreach and ministry.
July 10, 2018
Methodist Theological School in Ohio and its generous donors are offering a bold new commitment to every qualified applicant who pursues United Methodist candidacy: an opportunity to earn a master’s degree with no out-of-pocket ...
July 06, 2018
Path 1 Multiplication Learning Communities are being created to help forward-thinking leaders engage in facilitated peer-to-peer conversations about the future of church planting in our connection.
June 28, 2018
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has updated and expanded the information and resources available on gbhem.org/connectanew.
June 28, 2018
Jesus Christ is all about new beginnings. Perhaps with this spirit, we can have a greater understanding of all that is before us. I would urge the Roundtable to be sensitive, and to look at the table and see what people and, ...
June 25, 2018
United Methodist conference leaders, clergy and laity will be able to choose from over 100 sessions and workshops in August at the annual School of Congregational Development (SCD), a premier event for equipping church leaders to ...
June 14, 2018
Reflective Leadership Grants offer Christian leaders “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps.
May 31, 2018
“Called to Be What for God’s World?” was the theme of the deaconess consecration service May 18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, part of Assembly 2018. Twenty-four women from 19 conferences were ...
May 25, 2018
The spirituality course for the 2018 Mission u is related to last year’s study, Living As a Covenant Community. If you attended that session, you will recognize the covenants of Adam and Noah. This year, we will reach a deeper ...
May 16, 2018
Bishop Karen Oliveto invites all lay and clergy on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The trip will take place Jan. 28 to Feb. 6, 2019.
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.
April 03, 2018
On April 17, the Rec. Dr. Edwin Aponte, Executive Director of the Louisville Institute, will offer a public lecture at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.
April 03, 2018
The 11th annual Transitional/Intentional Interim Ministry Specialists Association (TIMSA) gathering will take place May 1-3 at the United Methodist Conference Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 24, 2018
Tax law changes could mean a 25% decrease in giving. Listen to the Tax Changes and Local Church Giving seminar recordings to learn more.
March 21, 2018
In early February, four Mountain Sky Area teams from Montana and Colorado traveled to Seal Beach, California to take part in the LaunchPad event.
March 19, 2018
Learn more about Methodists Helping Methodists, an entity of the United Methodist Foundation who who invest in the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Conference development fund.
March 14, 2018
There’s a lot of institutional despair these days. "The church is dying, it’s in decline, it’s done for, it’s over. The best days are behind us." But what if all that’s just a story? And not a very good one at that?