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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.

September 15 - Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 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.

AC20's mission funds will go to East Angola Pastors and Feeding America

AC20's mission funds will go to East Angola Pastors and Feeding America

May 05, 2020
Tug of Love will be the only fundraiser for AC2020. This year, the funds will go to East Angola Pastor Support and Feeding America (within the MSC area).

Pastor Calvin Hill of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish in Montana (Native American Sunday series)

Pastor Calvin Hill of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish in Montana (Native American Sunday series)

April 28, 2020
Native American Ministries Sunday is one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. Native American Ministries Sunday serves to remind United Methodists of the gifts and contributions made by ...

The Navajo Nation COVID-19 relief efforts (Native American Sunday Series)

The Navajo Nation COVID-19 relief efforts (Native American Sunday Series)

April 28, 2020
The MSC Disaster Relief committee is granting $15,000 to the newly formed Navajo Nation COVID Relief program; CONAM (Committee on Native American Ministries) is granting $2,500. The relief project will be managed by our own ...

Wind River Reservation in Riverton, WY hit hard by COVID-19 (Native American Sunday Series)

Wind River Reservation in Riverton, WY hit hard by COVID-19 (Native American Sunday Series)

April 28, 2020
The Wind River Indian Reservation has been hard hit by the COVID-19 where the county has ranked in the top three in Wyoming for testing positive since mid-March.

Mountain Sky creates grant-funded staff position within Young People's Ministries

Mountain Sky creates grant-funded staff position within Young People's Ministries

April 24, 2020
In order to continue fulfilling the conference vision to have life-changing, life-saving mission outposts in the communities we serve, the conference received grant-funding in late 2019 to hire a part-time person to minister ...

Servicios de la Raza offers emergency services during the COVID-19 crisis

Servicios de la Raza offers emergency services during the COVID-19 crisis

April 20, 2020
In light of COVID-19, Servicios de la Raza wants to ensure our clients and community partners that we are still available and providing the following services.

Anti-racism book study for MSC clergy beginning May 6

Anti-racism book study for MSC clergy beginning May 6

April 06, 2020
This 6-week book study will include a short reading and a question for reflection each day. It will frame anti-racism work as a spiritual practice in order to emphasize that anti-racism work is never finished, but rather is a life...

New study resource on the future of UMC available to Mountain Sky Conference Districts

New study resource on the future of UMC available to Mountain Sky Conference Districts

April 02, 2020
A new congregational study resource receives widespread praise. A new set of DVDs on The Bible, Sexuality, and the United Methodist Church is gaining high praise across our denomination from a variety of respected leaders. Copies ...

A diverse Mountain Sky Conference converges for Clergy of Color Retreat in February

A diverse Mountain Sky Conference converges for Clergy of Color Retreat in February

March 06, 2020
From Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 1, clergy of color throughout our Mountain Sky Conference gathered in Colorado Springs, Colorado for worship, rest, renewal, mutual support, and visioning. We laughed and cried together, ...

J.J. Warren headlines FUMC Boulder's 23rd Reconciling Anniversary Weekend

J.J. Warren headlines FUMC Boulder's 23rd Reconciling Anniversary Weekend

February 26, 2020
In March 2020, First United Methodist Church of Boulder (FUMC) will celebrate 23 years of being a Reconciling Congregation, fully welcoming of LGBTQ people and their loved ones. On March 14-15, we will mark this special occasion ...

Simpson United Methodist Church: 113 years of history, fellowship, and community

Simpson United Methodist Church: 113 years of history, fellowship, and community

February 18, 2020
Simpson United Methodist Church (Simpson) has a long history of fellowship and worship within the Japanese American community in Colorado. The church began in a small boarding house for Japanese immigrants in 1907 and has expanded...

Korean-American UMC in Colorado Springs, CO receives Racial/Ethnic Local Church (RELC) Grant

Korean-American UMC in Colorado Springs, CO receives Racial/Ethnic Local Church (RELC) Grant

January 21, 2020
Korean American UMC in Colorado Springs received a Racial/Ethnic Local Church Grant from the General Board of Church Society of The United Methodist Church to create a new Mommy and Me program for toddlers and their mothers.

Meeting aims to gather community to heal, build relationships

Meeting aims to gather community to heal, build relationships

January 14, 2020
After the killing of a Northern Arapaho man in Riverton, Wyoming, United Methodists are moving into action.

Inclusiveness Conference to discuss various visions for UMC

Inclusiveness Conference to discuss various visions for UMC

December 06, 2019
Various visions of how to achieve inclusiveness in The United Methodist Church will be discussed and debated by laity and clergy at the upcoming inclusiveness III Conference, Friday, December 6, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at St. ...

First UMC of Boulder, Colorado to mark 160 years

First UMC of Boulder, Colorado to mark 160 years

November 11, 2019
The first church in Boulder turns 160 years old this year! First United Methodist Church of Boulder will celebrate our 160th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 24, with a special worship service at 10:30 a.m. in our sanctuary. We are ...

Mountain View United Church committed to 'Nurturing Beloved Community'

Mountain View United Church committed to 'Nurturing Beloved Community'

November 04, 2019
Mountain View United Church is committed to “Nurturing Beloved Community” through worship, providing mental health and inclusion ministries, and having a focus on social justice.

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 ...

Save the date for the Inclusiveness Conference III on Dec. 6, livestream available

September 15, 2019
Plans for the third Inclusiveness Conference sponsored by the United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy and Friends are underway. The new date is Dec. 6 at St. Andrew UMC from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Program and registration ...

Maryann Hall becomes first Blackfeet woman to be delegate to the Western Jurisdictional Conference

Maryann Hall becomes first Blackfeet woman to be delegate to the Western Jurisdictional Conference

July 16, 2019
For Maryann Hall, becoming a reserve delegate to the Western Jurisdictional Conference in 2020 wasn't necessarily pre-planned. But being new to The United Methodist Church, she knew "some big change is coming" and wanted to make ...

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, ...

2019 Mountain Sky Annual Conference opens with worship, hope

June 13, 2019
After a long day of travel for some on Wednesday and Thursday, the United Methodists of the Mountain Sky Conference gathered for opening worship in Billings, Montana on Thursday afternoon.

UM retired clergy to host educational events at 2019 Annual Conference

May 15, 2019
The United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy (UMARC) is holding two educational events at the 2019 Mountain Sky Conference in Billings, Montana to address post-General Conference concerns.

Conference teams formed for post-General Conference response

May 14, 2019
In order to continue our work with the Spirit, Bishop Karen appointed seven teams following the General Conference in February to help us discern our way forward with God. These teams include: Core Team, Legal Team, Triage Team, ...

A Statement from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

A Statement from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

April 26, 2019
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church has ruled on the constitutionality of the plan known as "The Traditional Plan" that was passed at the Special ...

A Statement From Your Mountain Sky Conference Board of Ordained Ministry

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 ...

A Statement From Your Mountain Sky Conference Cabinet

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 ...

First UMC Boulder to host event with Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls

March 01, 2019
First United Methodist Church of Boulder will host "Crafting a New Normal", a free community gathering about inclusion and intersectionality, on Saturday, March 16, as we celebrate our 22nd anniversary of becoming a member church ...

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 ...

Emmy-nominated documentary screenings take place throughout Colorado

February 21, 2019
In March 2019, The Episcopal Church in Colorado will sponsor a 7-city tour of a documentary film that unearths a hidden legacy of slavery in America.

Smoky Hill UMC votes to become Reconciling Congregation

Smoky Hill UMC votes to become Reconciling Congregation

February 19, 2019
On February 3, 2019 Smoky Hill UMC, of Centennial, Colorado, voted to become a Reconciling Ministries Congregation.

UMARC to host post-GC2019 summit March 1

UMARC to host post-GC2019 summit March 1

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 ...

Iliff student and Mountain Sky clergywoman Rahdearra A. Paris Woods shares call to ministry

Iliff student and Mountain Sky clergywoman Rahdearra A. Paris Woods shares call to ministry

February 01, 2019
As a woman of color who is also a same gender loving being, I found myself in a hurtful and self-hating place. In conjunction with the loss of my mother, I viewed Christianity and God differently. Actually I was angry with God and...

Colorado faith leaders call on Colorado’s congressional delegation to end the partial federal government shutdown

January 23, 2019
The partial, federal government shutdown--now the longest in U.S. history--continues to take an unnecessary and formidable toll on Coloradans. As Christian denominational leaders, clergy and religious professionals living together...

Erie UMC pastor continues outreach ministry with local shelter

Erie UMC pastor continues outreach ministry with local shelter

January 18, 2019
The Rev. Josh Walker of Erie United Methodist Church doesn't confine ministry within the walls of his Colorado church building. Walker has been involved in Agape, an overnight shelter for homeless adults in Longmont, Colorado, for...

From Glory to Glory: a worship series in preparation for General Conference

From Glory to Glory: a worship series in preparation for General Conference

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.

Blackfeet United Methodist Parish members aid in young women's journey to D.C. hearing

December 14, 2018
Members of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish of Browning, Montana leveraged the United Methodist connection to assist in telling the story of a missing young woman.

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.

World AIDS Day service encourages others to 'know your status'

December 05, 2018
On Dec. 2, Park Hill United Methodist Church hosted its third annual World AIDS Day service. Rev. Nathan Adams, pastor of Park Hill, was the keynote speaker, and Imani Latif of It Takes a Village in Aurora, Colorado shared stories...

Mountain Sky Conference shares Advent calendar, outreach opportunities

Mountain Sky Conference shares Advent calendar, outreach opportunities

December 03, 2018
The Mountain Sky Conference Community Engagement team is excited to release the 2018 Advent Calendar! This year's calendar focuses on missions, community issues, and mental health.

Mountain Sky Conference launches Culture of Call grant

November 27, 2018
The Mountain Sky Conference is excited to begin the Culture of Call grant process. The Culture of Call grant will give funds to churches, pastoral and lay ministries, and agencies looking to improve the process of nurturing and ...

Mountain Sky Cabinet and General Conference delegates endorse One Church Plan

Mountain Sky Cabinet and General Conference delegates endorse One Church Plan

October 24, 2018
The Cabinet and delegates to General Conference 2019 address the Mountain Sky Conference in a statement supporting the One Church Model.