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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 ...

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...

Utah pastor responds to swimming tragedy with adult instruction, classes

Utah pastor responds to swimming tragedy with adult instruction, classes

August 24, 2018
After a swimming accident struck Rob Bruendl's Utah church in 2016, the pastor decided to take action teaching adult swim classes.

Utah/Western Colorado District office move

Utah/Western Colorado District office move

June 04, 2018
The Utah/Western Colorado District Office is moving to a new location, effective July 1.

2018 Last Chance Scholarship recipient announced

2018 Last Chance Scholarship recipient announced

May 29, 2018
Cherie Cobb—a current seminarian serving the people of Dolores and Dove Creek, Colorado—is the 2018 recipient of the $3,000 Last Chance Scholarship.

Grand Valley UMC celebrates all United Methodist Women on Mother's Day

Grand Valley UMC celebrates all United Methodist Women on Mother's Day

May 14, 2018
Grand Valley United Methodist Church celebrated more than just mothers this May 13. The church decided to honor all United Methodist Women through a special service.

Native American Course of Study empowers pastors

Native American Course of Study empowers pastors

April 30, 2018
Rocky Mountain Conference pastor, Norman Mark completed the five-year Native American Course of Study, which includes course work specifically for Native American pastors and persons who are working in a Native American context.

Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah swaps lilies for baby formula this Easter

Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah swaps lilies for baby formula this Easter

April 05, 2018
Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah did something a little different this year for Easter.

First UMC Salt Lake City offers historic tours, organ recitals for 2018 Annual Conference

First UMC Salt Lake City offers historic tours, organ recitals for 2018 Annual Conference

April 03, 2018
The First United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah will offer tours and organ recitals on Wednesday, June 6 to celebrate the 2018 Joint Annual Conference.

Walk to Emmaus offers spiritual renewal, stronger discipleship

January 16, 2018
The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program, and a ministry of The Upper Room. It is intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders.

Wasatch Front Circuit gives special offering to Crossroads Urban Center

Wasatch Front Circuit gives special offering to Crossroads Urban Center

December 04, 2017
The Wasatch Front Circuit held a special offering for Crossroads Urban Center in Salt Lake City during its first circuit charge conference Nov. 19.

Our church is struggling – what is the young seeker to do?

May 25, 2017
I have not followed the most recent discussion on human sexuality as closely as I have in the past. Mainly because we have been talking about the same thing in the 33 years of my time in ministry with the conference.

Bishop Karen Oliveto reflects on recent tour through Mountain Sky Area (Video)

Bishop Karen Oliveto reflects on recent tour through Mountain Sky Area (Video)

March 01, 2017
In a new video from the Mountain Sky Area, Bishop Karen Oliveto reflects on her recent 8,000+ mile tour through our conferences and shares her vision for our future together.

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A special "thanks" from Bishop Oliveto on apportionment giving

February 13, 2017
Bishop Karen Oliveto and Noreen Keleshian thank the Rocky Mountain Conference for its generosity and support of our apportionment funds!

United Methodist Council of Bishops gather Extended Cabinets

United Methodist Council of Bishops gather Extended Cabinets

November 07, 2016
The Council of Bishops brought together the Extended Cabinets from all over the United States to Jacksonville, Florida, from Nov. 2 to 4, 2016 to focus upon congregational vitality and courageous leadership.

Rifle UMC receives $5,000 for Open Cupboard Food Pantry

Rifle UMC receives $5,000 for Open Cupboard Food Pantry

August 25, 2016
The Rifle United Methodist Church received a $5,000 grant from the AV Hunter Trust for their Open Cupboard Food Pantry. The grant has allowed for the Open Cupboard to be expanded by twice its size.

Father and son serve together at General Conference

May 16, 2016
There is something unique about the 2016 General Conference gathering; something that could easily be missed by the average observer on Twitter, or even the average delegate walking by on the floor.

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 ...

St. Paul UMC, local family help fund ads for teen crisis phone app

St. Paul UMC, local family help fund ads for teen crisis phone app

April 20, 2016
Lillian Tsosie Jensen was given a $705 check by the Burninghams from St. Paul UMC’s Bucket of Love to go towards helping prevent teen crisis and suicide.

Durango college student Sarah Leavitt finds her roots in ministry

Durango college student Sarah Leavitt finds her roots in ministry

November 22, 2015
Sarah is an active leader in the United Methodist College Ministry called Rooted at First United Methodist Church in Durango.

De Beque Community United Methodist Church closes after 126 years of faithful ministry

De Beque Community United Methodist Church closes after 126 years of faithful ministry

November 10, 2015
Sunday, Oct. 25 was a sad and sacred day for the 50 or so people who attended the closing worship service at the De Beque Community United Methodist Church.

Group brews up 'Holy Grounds' at Christ UMC in Salt Lake City

Group brews up 'Holy Grounds' at Christ UMC in Salt Lake City

October 14, 2015
What do you get when you combine one college sophomore who really wants to “come home to God,” a newcomer searching for a spiritual space that fits, and a college freshman who is starting a new stage of faith and life?

Rev. Brian Kroeger to go to Parliament of the World's Religions

Rev. Brian Kroeger to go to Parliament of the World's Religions

September 18, 2015
This October, while most Goshen County residents are harvesting corn, decorating for Halloween, and enjoying football games – two local men will perform at a religious event boasting an attendance of approximately 10,000 people, ...

Hotchkiss and Crawford UMCs help UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City

Hotchkiss and Crawford UMCs help UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City

September 04, 2015
Hotchkiss and Crawford United Methodist Churches of Colorado served at the UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Church trial: Decision reached in case of Rev. Havili Mone

February 25, 2015
In a church trial held Feb. 24 and 25 at Longs Peak United Methodist Church in Longmont, Colorado, the Reverend Filimone Havili Mone was found guilty of disobeying the order and discipline of the church.