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The Methodists Helping Methodist Foundation has Grant $ Available (for a limited time)

The Methodists Helping Methodist Foundation has Grant $ Available (for a limited time)

November 09, 2021
The Methodists Helping Methodists Foundation seeks to fund transformative ideas that will create systematic change in ministry, vitality, and/or financial health. Get to Dreaming and Go For It! So...Dream BIG!

Inclusiveness V Webinar: Celebrating the First Five Years of Bishop Karen Oliveto's Episcopacy

Inclusiveness V Webinar: Celebrating the First Five Years of Bishop Karen Oliveto's Episcopacy

November 03, 2021
Mountain Sky Area Bishop, Karen Oliveto, will keynote this year’s Inclusiveness Conference. A barrier-breaking pioneer for human rights, Oliveto was the first openly lesbian bishop to serve the denomination. This year’s theme ...

Resource: Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural (CR/CC) Ministries and Clergy of Color

October 28, 2021
CROSS-RACIAL/CROSS-CULTURAL (CR/CC) MINISTRIES   Workshop: There will be workshops throughout the year for CR/CC Ministries. We encourage pastors, SPRC chair/representative, lay leader, church council chair/rep, and ...

This Is My Story, This is My Song: Conversation, Story & Songs for the Hope of Co-creating Beloved Community

This Is My Story, This is My Song: Conversation, Story & Songs for the Hope of Co-creating Beloved Community

October 14, 2021
November 27, 2021 at 9:30 am (MST) Guest Panelists: The Rev. Calvin Hill and The Rev. Kelly Murdock-Billy Using inspiration from some of the Heritage/History Months observed in the United States and the hymn “Blessed Assurance” ...

Advent 2021 - Worship Resources from the General Commission on Religion and Race

Advent 2021 - Worship Resources from the General Commission on Religion and Race

October 07, 2021
REIMAGINE ADVENT. DISCOVER THE LIBERATING CHRIST. If Jesus’ birth were happening today, and if Jesus were preaching that we should love and welcome refugees, or join the cry for racial justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of ...

UMC Resources for Indigenous Peoples Day

September 23, 2021
Below are resources for individuals and local churches to learn more about Indigenous Peoples Day. Indigenous Peoples Day is recognized across the United States on the second Monday in October (October 11th, 2021) and is ...

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group:

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group: "Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice" by Kerry Connelly

September 09, 2021
The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force would like to encourage you to join our conferencewide Book Group. We will be reading one book, every three months. When you register, you will receive a suggested reading ...

Hispanic Heritage Month - This Is My Story, This is My Song

Hispanic Heritage Month - This Is My Story, This is My Song

September 03, 2021
September 15th to October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. Using inspiration from the hymn "Blessed Assurance" and Heritage Months observed in the United States as a starting place, this is an opportunity for deep listening and ...

Learning Together

Learning Together

July 26, 2021
Our faith and life journey is one of continual learning and practicing; discipleship. As we continue to journey together as the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church, we would like to lift up a few resources for ...

Mountain Sky LGBTQ+ Affinity Groups Forming

Mountain Sky LGBTQ+ Affinity Groups Forming

July 19, 2021
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries is forming LGBTQ+ Affinity Groups* for the following groups of people: LGBTQ+ young adults (18-35), Parents of LGBTQ+ individuals, Allies of the LGBTQ+ community, LGBTQ+ laity throughout the ...

Canceled: Spiritual Pilgrimage to Heart Mountain WWII Japanese American Confinement Site

Canceled: Spiritual Pilgrimage to Heart Mountain WWII Japanese American Confinement Site

July 10, 2021
08/28/2021 Update   As recently shared with the Planning Team, "It is truly amazing how many different emotions our hearts can hold at one time...I know that there are feelings of care, love, hope, worry, and sadness; we hold them...

Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural (CR/CC) Ministries

June 10, 2021
Workshops There will be workshops throughout the year for CR/CC Ministries. We encourage pastors, SPRC chair/representative, lay leader, church council chair/rep, and representatives from the congregation to attend these ...

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group: "I am I'm Black. I'm Christian. I'm Methodist."

June 10, 2021
The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force would like to encourage you to join our conferencewide Book Group. We will be reading one book, every three months. When you register, you will receive a suggested reading ...

Recording: May

Recording: May "This is My Story, This is My Song"

June 10, 2021
On Saturday, May 29th, we were honored and blessed to hear from five siblings within the Mountain Sky Conference in honor of Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. "This is My Story, This is My Song " is an opportunity ...

Learning Together: Multicultural and Advocacy Ministries & Racial Justice Movement Ministries (RJMM)

June 05, 2021
More and more I realize that my faith and life journey is one of continual learning and practicing; discipleship. As we continue to journey together as the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church, we would like to ...

Asian Camp 2021

Asian Camp 2021

June 05, 2021
WHO: High School Youth (incoming 10th grade through 2nd post high school) WHAT: An opportunity to explore your faith-in a safe community of fun and fellowship! WHERE: Asian Camp will be held virtually. Meet new friends and feel ...

Devoted with PRIDE: June 2021 Devotional Series

Devoted with PRIDE: June 2021 Devotional Series

June 02, 2021
June is celebrated as Pride month for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Celebrate pride this year by registering to receive daily devotions in your e-mail inbox! These devotions have been created by clergy and laity ...

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

April 29, 2021
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, also known as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We give thanks to Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander clergy and laity throughout the Mountain Sky Conference ...

This is My Story, This is My Song

This is My Story, This is My Song

April 23, 2021
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Month. Using inspiration from the hymn "Blessed Assurance" and Heritage Months observed in the United States as a starting place, this is an opportunity for deep listening and learning from a...

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group

April 23, 2021
The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force would like to encourage you to join our conferencewide Book Group. We will be reading one book, every three months. When you register, you will receive a suggested reading ...

Virtual Cross Racial/Cross Cultural Ministry Spring Training

March 19, 2021
Open to Clergy, Laity/Church Leaders, and Church Staff, a virtual cross-racial/cross-cultural (CR/CC) ministry training (from the North Texas Conference) is available to you! The mission of this opportunity is "to create and grow ...

"Dinner and Drag Queens: I'm Gay and Christian Because..."

March 09, 2021
Auraria Campus Ministry and the Philip N. Knutson Endowment in Denver, CO is hosting a virtual Dinners Drag Queens event, every other Tuesday from Feb. 2nd-May 4th. Auraria Campus Minister Ihoby Rakotomalala will be co-hosting ...

Spring Book Study:

Spring Book Study: "Transforming: The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians" by Austen Hartke

March 08, 2021
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries is offering a spring book study on "Transforming: The Bible The Lives of Transgender Christians" by Austen Hartke. This study is a great opportunity for anyone who is dedicated to strengthening ...

Recording: This Is My Story, This Is My Song

March 05, 2021
Thank you to Barbara Goree, George Goree, Rev. Aaron Gray, Stephen Macualey, and Maggie Taylor for sharing their stories, wisdom, and their songs. If you missed this rich and meaningful conversation you can watch the recording ...

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group

The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group

March 05, 2021
The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force would like to encourage you to join our conferencewide Book Group. We will be reading one book, every three months. When you register, you will receive a suggested reading ...

Recording of Negro Stories: Virtual Art Exhibition Viewing and Artist Talk with Chloe' Duplessis

February 25, 2021
The Mountain Sky Conference welcomed Chloe' Duplessis on Thursday, February 18th. Chloe' is an artist, author, and speaker committed to creating work that inspires conversations on culture, history and healing. The recording of ...

Evergreen UMC Hosts - A Journey Toward Racial Justice: An 8-week study

February 18, 2021
Hosting Church: Evergreen UMC Opportunity: A Journey Toward Racial Justice; 8-week study  Engagement:  Each week, you will be asked to review articles, videos and/or websites online and then have a conversation about the ...

We Cannot Walk Alone”: Anti-Racism and Allyship - A Panel Discussion by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

We Cannot Walk Alone”: Anti-Racism and Allyship - A Panel Discussion by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

February 18, 2021
Join us for an important LIVE discussion with an amazing group of leaders and educators involved in the work of anti-racism. In July 2020, a group from the Center Spiritual Engagement came together as a community to engage in ...

"Transforming: The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians" Spring Book Study

February 18, 2021
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries is offering a spring book study on "Transforming: The Bible The Lives of Transgender Christians" by Austen Hartke.

Racial Justice: Together We Journey

Racial Justice: Together We Journey

February 11, 2021
As United Methodists, we have been called to be United Against Racism. As outlined here, part of that work requires us to pray, connect, show up , and act. This is continual and ongoing work. This is also work that we can do ...

This is My Story, This is My Song - February 27th

This is My Story, This is My Song - February 27th

February 11, 2021
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This is My Story, This is My Song

This is My Story, This is My Song

February 05, 2021
Using inspiration from some of the Heritage/History Months observed in the United States and the hymn “Blessed Assurance” from Fanny Crosby and Phoebe Knapp, the purpose of this panel conversation series is to amplify Black, ...

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month

February 01, 2021
February is Black History Month — a time to reflect on the history of Black Americans and to honor the individuals and groups who have worked tirelessly toward racial justice. The United Methodist Women has some resources for ...

Negro Stories: Virtual Art Exhibition Viewing and Artist Talk with Chloe' Duplessis

Negro Stories: Virtual Art Exhibition Viewing and Artist Talk with Chloe' Duplessis

January 31, 2021
The Mountain Sky Conference is honored to welcome Chloe’ Duplessis on Thursday, February 18th from 6 to 7:30 pm MT for a viewing of her Virtual Art Exhibit, Negro Stories, followed by an Artist Talk. You are able to learn more ...

This Is My Story, This is My Song: Conversation, Story & Songs for the Hope of Co-creating Beloved Community

This Is My Story, This is My Song: Conversation, Story & Songs for the Hope of Co-creating Beloved Community

January 26, 2021
The conversation will include personal stories, a discussion on what Beloved Community means within our communities and the UMC, and how we are called and can participate in co-creating that Beloved Community as disciples of Jesus...

Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20

Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20

November 12, 2020
Nov. 20 is often acknowledged as Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) within the transgender and broader LGBTQ+ community. It is a day to acknowledge the violence many transgender people face in our world, especially transgender ...

Join the Mountain Sky Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force

November 02, 2020
During the 2020 Annual Conference of our Mountain Sky Conference, Bishop Karen Oliveto issued a call to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves. In alignment with the Council of Bishops, we...

Annual Inclusiveness Conference to be held over Zoom on Nov. 14

Annual Inclusiveness Conference to be held over Zoom on Nov. 14

October 22, 2020
The fourth Annual Inclusiveness Conference sponsored for laity and clergy by the United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy Friends (UMARC) will be held virtually over Zoom on Saturday, Nov. 14. The webinar begins at 8:30 ...

Two Denver area clergywomen honored for leadership against homophobia

October 08, 2020
Two leading Colorado clergywomen – Rev. Angie Kotzmoyer of the Applewood United Methodist Church, Golden, and Rev. Sharon Langfeldt of Christ Church, Denver – have been chosen to receive the 2020 Paul and Paula Murphy Human ...

Conference Hispanic/Latino Ministries continues to thrive

October 02, 2020
Please continue to keep our pastors, their families, lay leaders, ministries, and communities in your prayers. We also pray for the possibility for new Hispanic/Latino ministries throughout or Conference!

Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Enciende Una Luz

Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Enciende Una Luz

September 25, 2020
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This week, we will be celebrating the ministry of Enciende Una Luz UMC. A partnership with Smoky Hill UMC in Centennial, CO, Enciende Una Luz UMC has been serving the ...

Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Gracia Divina

Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Gracia Divina

September 17, 2020
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month, we will be celebrating the ministry of Gracia Divina. Iglesia Gracia Divina has been serving the Latin community in the Denver, CO area for almost eight years.

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 14, 2020
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Pilgrimage to the Land of Love: Day 1

Pilgrimage to the Land of Love: Day 1

September 07, 2020
The Pilgrimage to the Land of Love is a spiritual journey with fellow Mountain Sky members as we together expand our understanding of racism in our lives and our world.

Listen to 'Mountain Sky Prophets' - Young People's and NextGen and Inclusiveness Ministries new podcast

Listen to 'Mountain Sky Prophets' - Young People's and NextGen and Inclusiveness Ministries new podcast

August 10, 2020
Mountain Sky Prophets is a podcast centered on the voices of young people and how they experience church and youth ministry.

MSC releases anti-racism resources for personal and local church engagement

MSC releases anti-racism resources for personal and local church engagement

June 15, 2020
Many among us have engaged in antiracism work, but as I look forward, this is an opportunity for us as the Mountain Sky Conference of the UMC to say a collective “yes” because we believe in living into Beloved Community. When any ...

Anti-racism book study for MSC Laity: 'Waking up White and finding myself in the story of race' by Debby Irving

Anti-racism book study for MSC Laity: 'Waking up White and finding myself in the story of race' by Debby Irving

June 12, 2020
As the Mountain Sky Conference, we are committed to doing anti-racism work within ourselves, our churches, and our world. The following book study will be offered as space for laity to learn, explore, reflect on the process of ...

Longs Peak UMC in Longmont, CO makes more than 400 masks

Longs Peak UMC in Longmont, CO makes more than 400 masks

May 26, 2020
Over 400 masks were made by Longs Peak UMC in Longmont, Colorado.

Tug-o-Love has become Miles-o-Love for Annual Conference 2020

Tug-o-Love has become Miles-o-Love for Annual Conference 2020

May 18, 2020
This year during Annual Conference, Miles-o-Love will raise funds for the East Angola Pastor Support Fund and Feeding America centers in the Mountain Sky area states.

May is Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

May 14, 2020
May Is Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. This month, the Commission on Religion and Race has created the following infographic.