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Young people's ministries rebuilding in the new Mountain Sky Conference

Young people's ministries rebuilding in the new Mountain Sky Conference

November 22, 2019
Amanda Daniell, the Coordinator of Young People's Ministries and Camping Ministry for the Mountain Sky Conference, knew it would be a challenge to rebuild the youth ministries across four states when she started in July.

Invitation to the 2020 Young Clergy Leadership Forum

November 08, 2019
Mountain Sky Conference invites young clergy to attend a leadership forum in Washington, D.C. in January 2020.

The Global Mission Fellow 2020-2022 Cohort application is now open!

The Global Mission Fellow 2020-2022 Cohort application is now open!

October 30, 2019
What is the Global Mission Fellows Program? A 2-year service opportunity to live and work outside the home context. Participants are between 20-30 years old. Fellows support the work of partners around the world addressing issues ...

Connecting culturally competent resources to the community

Connecting culturally competent resources to the community

October 11, 2019
Since 1972, Servicios de la Raza’s goal has been to “Prevent, Promote, Protect” through culturally responsive services, programs, and advocacy. From behavioral health to family skills, assistance for victims of domestic violence ...

Amanda Daniell to tour Mountain Sky Conference camps

Amanda Daniell to tour Mountain Sky Conference camps

July 16, 2019
This July and August, Amanda Daniell will tour the Mountain Sky Conference camps as she begins her new role as Coordinator of Young People's Ministries and Camping Ministry.

Conference Young People's Ministries to host Water World on Aug. 4

July 15, 2019
The Mountain Sky Conference Young People's Ministries invites all youth and their adult leaders to enjoy a day of fun at Water World from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.

Mountain Sky Conference makes historical firsts at 2019 annual session

June 25, 2019
It was a record-making weekend at the 2019 Mountain Sky Annual Conference held June 13 to 16 in Billings, Montana (and no, that does not include the midnight voting party!). On the second clergy ballot cast on Saturday, June 15, ...

Phil Rogers to be Interim Coordinator of Young People's Ministries and Camping Ministry

Phil Rogers to be Interim Coordinator of Young People's Ministries and Camping Ministry

May 07, 2019
The Mountain Sky Conference is pleased to announce the Rev. Phil Rogers will join the staff as Interim Coordinator of Young People's Ministries and Camping Ministry. Phil will work part-time as he also serves as the deacon for ...

Thanks to Andy Millman for his ministry!

Thanks to Andy Millman for his ministry!

April 29, 2019
It is with sadness and appreciation that we announce that Andy Millman will be stepping down as staff for Young People's Ministry and Camping & Retreats, effective May 3, 2019. He first came on board in October 2015 to join the ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

'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.

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.

Healthy Kids Back to School Wellness Fair provides school supplies, health resources, and safety demonstrations

Healthy Kids Back to School Wellness Fair provides school supplies, health resources, and safety demonstrations

August 28, 2018
Over 100 school-age children and their parents attended the Healthy Kids Back to School Wellness Fair in Polson, Montana.

Mountain Sky Conference Girl Scout shares leadership opportunities, experiences

Mountain Sky Conference Girl Scout shares leadership opportunities, experiences

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 ...

Montana State University campus ministry fosters community, promotes service

July 30, 2018
An article promoting United Methodist campus ministry at Montana State University

Mountain Sky representatives host panels, discussions at Wild Goose Festival

Mountain Sky representatives host panels, discussions at Wild Goose Festival

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 ...

YOUTH 2019 Early Registration Begins for Youth and Leaders

YOUTH 2019 Early Registration Begins for Youth and Leaders

July 24, 2018
Discounted early-bird registration is underway for YOUTH 2019, the national gathering for United Methodist youth and their leaders next year in Kansas City that promises four days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service ...

GBHEM doubles the dollar amount United Methodist students can borrow to pursue higher education

GBHEM doubles the dollar amount United Methodist students can borrow to pursue higher education

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.

UM Young People Gathering in Africa for Global Convocation

UM Young People Gathering in Africa for Global Convocation

July 13, 2018
United Methodist youth, young adults and adult workers from all over the world are gathering next week in Johannesburg, South Africa, for worship, fellowship, leadership development and conversations about young people’s hopes and...

CONNECT ANEW Resources Available: Information and Resources on GBHEM’s Strategy to Evolve to Meet the Leadership Needs of the Church

CONNECT ANEW Resources Available: Information and Resources on GBHEM’s Strategy to Evolve to Meet the Leadership Needs of the Church

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.

Rocky Mountain Conference youth gathers, plans for the future

Rocky Mountain Conference youth gathers, plans for the future

May 08, 2018
The young people of the Rocky Mountain Conference have been busy over the last few weeks, and would love to invite you to share in the excitement!

ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism rally calls for social justice

ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism rally calls for social justice

March 13, 2018
The April 4 “ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism” rally, led by the National Council of Churches (NCC) is gaining traction and attention country-wide.

Apply for the Marion Reid Scholarship for Women

February 15, 2018
The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church (Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone) is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Marion Reid Scholarship for Women.

Mountain Sky Area pastors to be at leadership event in Washington, D.C.

January 23, 2018
Five individuals from the Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church will participate in the General Board of Church Society's Young Adult Clergy Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 28 to 31.

Yuma UMC youth “adopt” forgotten veterans during the holidays

December 07, 2017
On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Yuma UMC youth went to the Yuma Cemetery to lay wreaths that they had decorated themselves at the gravestones of the “forgotten” veterans that didn’t have families or money to pay for a burial.

Civil and Human Rights: How The United Methodist Church Advocates

Civil and Human Rights: How The United Methodist Church Advocates

September 08, 2017
As we consider the future of DACA, let us consider: what will enable us to love God and love others more deeply? Let your elected officials hear your voice. A democracy is only as strong as the number of citizens who engage the ...

David Askey receives 2017 Francis Asbury Award

David Askey receives 2017 Francis Asbury Award

August 03, 2017
The Rocky Mountain Conference Francis Asbury recipient for 2017 is David Askey of Boulder, Colorado. The Francis Asbury Award is given by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) to recognize and encourage ...

Local woman, UMC member finds time for changing lives

Local woman, UMC member finds time for changing lives

July 17, 2017
Dionne Haase considered becoming a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer years ago. Yet, life and work always stood in her way. An equestrian aficionado and music teacher, Dionne certainly had her plate full, but ...

Scholarships awarded to six students in graduate, undergrad programs

July 14, 2017
This year, six scholarships were awarded to students by the Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. The awards include two Merit Scholarships from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry...

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.

Tapestry UMC gives $2,000 to local school to pay off cafeteria costs

Tapestry UMC gives $2,000 to local school to pay off cafeteria costs

May 11, 2017
Tapestry United Methodist Church in Colorado gave $2,000 to a local school to pay off delinquent cafeteria accounts so children won't go hungry throughout the school day. Tapestry encourages all Rocky Mountain Conference churches ...

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 ...

2017 Ethnic Youth Summit Quickly Approaching

2017 Ethnic Youth Summit Quickly Approaching

February 09, 2017
This will be a time to build community between folks from across the conference and to discuss what it means to be a youth of color and a person of faith in the 21st century.

Youth Gather in Cheyenne for Annual Leadership Conference

February 09, 2017
Story and photo submitted by Andy Millman Young People's Ministry Developer & Mission & Ministry Projects Coordinator From January 27-29, around 100 young people from across the Rocky Mountain Conference came together in ...

Ethnic Youth Summit to offer space for cross-cultural engagement

January 13, 2017
The Commission on Religion and Race and Conference Council on Youth Ministries of the Rocky Mountain Conference have joined together to host “I Am: Living in a Multicultural World with More than One Identity”, a one-day event for ...

Youth Leadership Conference 2017 to be held in Cheyenne

December 14, 2016
It’s time again to start getting ready for Youth Leadership Conference 2017, the annual event sponsored by Rocky Mountain Conference Young People’s Ministries and the Conference Council on Youth Ministry!

Lamar UMC hosts neighborhood Fall Festival

October 17, 2016
Lamar UMC's Whole Church Initiative team rallied the whole church to organize a Fall Festival for the neighborhood on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Ignite 2016: Uniting the Flame to be held at Buckhorn Camp

September 23, 2016
Join Rocky Mountain Conference Young People’s Ministries for Ignite 2016, our annual conference-wide senior high event, from Nov. 4 to 6 at Buckhorn United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center in Bellvue, Colorado.

Conference youth enjoy day at Water World, plan future events

Conference youth enjoy day at Water World, plan future events

August 15, 2016
On Aug. 7, more than 250 youth from two dozen churches spanning two states came together for an afternoon of fun in the sun at Water World.

First UMC in Pueblo offering free meal for college students

August 06, 2016
First UMC Pueblo would like to reach out to college-aged young adults in Pueblo with a free meal on Aug. 17. We are seeking ways to support those who are in college or just out of college.

Lamar UMC connects with community through 'Blessings in a Bag'

August 05, 2016
We had lots of fun getting to know the wonderful children who came each week.

Lamar United Methodist Church offers 'Blessings in a Bag' for students

July 07, 2016
Every Wednesday this July and August, Lamar United Methodist Church's Whole Church Initiative action group sponsors "Blessings in a Bag", which is a canvas bag filled with free, non-perishable food for school-age students.

New conference scholarship available for women

June 16, 2016
The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries is excited to announce The 2016-17 Marion Reid Scholarship for Women.

Young people take leadership roles at Annual Conference Session

Young people take leadership roles at Annual Conference Session

June 11, 2016
We should be extraordinarily proud of our young people in attendance at Annual Conference Session this year. They have proven to be interested, invested, and capable of participating fully in all parts of Annual Conference.

Young people prepare for Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session

Young people prepare for Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session

June 09, 2016
Twenty young people representing eight congregations gathered from Wednesday afternoon, June 8, through Thursday afternoon, June 9, in preparation for the 48th Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session.

Youth, young adult delegates give Statement of Unity

Youth, young adult delegates give Statement of Unity

May 18, 2016
This statement of unity was read by Ann Jacob, a young adult reserve delegate from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, on the floor of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference today, May 18.