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Choteau, Brady and Dutton UMCs in Montana try new ways to connect with God during Lent

Choteau, Brady and Dutton UMCs in Montana try new ways to connect with God during Lent

April 09, 2019
This season of Lent, I have encouraged my churches in Choteau, Brady, and Dutton to fast from their busyness. The overall goal was to make room to connect with God, with people, and with themselves in a way that we couldn’t ...

Volunteers assemble nearly 200 kits at Johnstown UMC for UMCOR relief

Volunteers assemble nearly 200 kits at Johnstown UMC for UMCOR relief

March 22, 2019
Sixty eager and industrious volunteers, including a dozen youth, gathered at The United Methodist Church of Johnstown, Colorado on March 16 for an UMCOR work day. In record time, the volunteers assembled 34 flood buckets and 155 ...

Mountain Sky volunteers help with Hurricane Harvey recovery in Texas

March 20, 2019
Fourteen volunteers from the Mountain Sky Conference traveled to Texas to assist with clean up efforts in Rockport, Fulton and Aransas Pass after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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 ...

UMCOR West Depot seeking Volunteers

February 21, 2019
Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, UMCOR West Office and Depot seeks to be a vital part of the work and vision of the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Blackfeet United Methodist Parish provides aid, ecumenical partnerships in post-shutdown food crisis

February 12, 2019
In the aftermath of the 35-day federal government shutdown, the A’aninin and Nakoda Tribes on Fort Belknap Reservation and the Chippewa and Cree Tribes of Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana are facing dire food shortages threatening...

25 Big Ideas for Growing Church Giving

25 Big Ideas for Growing Church Giving

January 23, 2019
Take your church's giving to the next level and start the new year strong. These 25 big ideas from Horizons Stewardship will help you get there. If giving was flat, the number of church donors has declined, or your ministry for ...

Bozeman UMC welcomes all to join San Salvador mission trip in July

Bozeman UMC welcomes all to join San Salvador mission trip in July

January 23, 2019
Vickie Wilkinson of Bozeman United Methodist Church in Bozeman, Montana, plans to serve her ninth year with Siloe Church and School in San Salvador, El Salvador on a mission trip this July.

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.

Conference UMVIM team travels to Puerto Rico for post-hurricane repair

Conference UMVIM team travels to Puerto Rico for post-hurricane repair

December 05, 2018
UMVIM Team Utah 96 represented the Mountain Sky Conference in helping to rebuild roofs on homes in Puerto Rico in November.

Global Ministries seeks passionate young adults for Fellows Program

Global Ministries seeks passionate young adults for Fellows Program

December 05, 2018
Since September, Global Missions has received 340 applications for their Fellows program. Only 17 of those are from the United States. Now, they need your help.

Mountain Sky Conference begins search for Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist

Mountain Sky Conference begins search for Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist

December 04, 2018
The Community Engagement ministry area of the Mountain Sky Conference is excited to announce the position of Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist to support the missions and community engagement work of local churches and ...

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.

Western Jurisdiction Emergency Response Teams aid in Hurricane Florence relief

Western Jurisdiction Emergency Response Teams aid in Hurricane Florence relief

November 20, 2018
From Oct. 28 to Nov. 18, three Early Response Teams (ERT) from the Western Jurisdiction traveled to Beufort, North Carolina. These teams took part in cleaning out homes damaged by Hurricane Florence

Vineland UMC crafts prayer blankets for those in need

Vineland UMC crafts prayer blankets for those in need

November 13, 2018
Members of Vineland United Methodist Church have been making no-sew fleece prayer blankets for many years. The congregation, near Pueblo, Colorado, has distributed more than 400 blankets to date.

Two free programs commemorate 154th year since Sand Creek Massacre

Two free programs commemorate 154th year since Sand Creek Massacre

November 08, 2018
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre with a pair of free public programs on Nov. 29.

Channel Restoration Project requests assistance in Spring Fire disaster response

Channel Restoration Project requests assistance in Spring Fire disaster response

November 05, 2018
The Channel Restoration Project (in the fire-scarred South Abeyta Creek area south of La Veta Pass) is requesting assistance in their disaster response efforts. The Project is in need of teams to remove dead trees and heavy ...

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.

United Methodist Student Day feature: Andrhea Massey

United Methodist Student Day feature: Andrhea Massey

October 24, 2018
Rocky Mountain College senior, Andrhea, shares how the United Methodist Scholarship helped her through college, beyond the financial benefit.

Mission team departs Nov. 3 for Puerto Rico

Mission team departs Nov. 3 for Puerto Rico

October 23, 2018
A 12-member team comprised of men and women from across the Mountain Sky Conference began to take shape by early August. Some are ERT/Red Cross-certified; some have construction experience and prior mission trips under their ...

Park Hill UMC honored at Interfaith Alliance's Force for Good Awards

October 23, 2018
Park Hill United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado was celebrated at the Interfaith Alliance Force for Good Awards on Oct. 22 as the recipient of the 2018 Congregation for Good Award.

Advance hope, love and healing around the world on November 27!

Advance hope, love and healing around the world on November 27!

October 22, 2018
United Methodists will come together to support vital ministry projects and missionaries around the world on #GivingTuesday as they generously #GiveUMC.

Christ Church takes part in National Bullying Prevention Month with #HatNotHate movement

Christ Church takes part in National Bullying Prevention Month with #HatNotHate movement

October 09, 2018
Children and youth of Christ Church United Methodist received handmade blue hats as part of the #HatNotHate campaign and National Bullying Prevention Month (October).

Sally McConnell to retire as Vital Missions Coordinator

Sally McConnell to retire as Vital Missions Coordinator

September 21, 2018
It is with profound gratitude and sadness that we announce Sally McConnell’s retirement at the end of September as the Vital Missions Coordinator of the Mountain Sky Conference.

UMCOR gives $10,000 grant to Mountain Sky Conference for mitigation efforts

UMCOR gives $10,000 grant to Mountain Sky Conference for mitigation efforts

September 05, 2018
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) gave a $10,000 grant to the Mountain Sky Conference to assist the La Veta community with mitigation efforts to prepare for the rainy season and prevent mudslides.

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.

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.

Path 1 accepting applications for Multiplying Learning Communities

Path 1 accepting applications for Multiplying Learning Communities

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 ...

Mission u events open minds, hearts

Mission u events open minds, hearts

August 17, 2018
Participants have been enriched by learning and fellowship at Mission u. Two events remain in Pagosa Springs (Colo.) and Casper (Wyo.).

Estes Park Friendly Stitchers craft for infants, children

Estes Park Friendly Stitchers craft for infants, children

August 15, 2018
The past few months have been a busy time for the Friendly Stitchers of Estes Park United Methodist Church in Estes Park, Colorado. Over the course of the summer, the church craft group made 77 "taggies."

Shared Denver United Methodist worship space provides sanctuary

Shared Denver United Methodist worship space provides sanctuary

August 10, 2018
Araceli Velasquez has been living in sanctuary in a Denver church for a year. The original plan for a ceremonial mailing-in of a motion to reopen Araceli's case on Aug. 16 is postponed.

Conference Disaster Response Fund aids wildfire damage relief efforts

Conference Disaster Response Fund aids wildfire damage relief efforts

August 09, 2018
With wildfires burning throughout the Mountain Sky Conference area, the Disaster Response Coordinators, along with conference leadership, have set up a Disaster Response Fund to alleviate costs of the response. More than $2,000 ...

Hispanic/Latino church Gracia Divina blesses students, schools at special service

August 06, 2018
On Aug. 4, members of Gracia Divina gathered in O'Fallon Park in Morrison, Colorado for a day of fellowship, worship, and baptism.

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

Montana church sells crafts at farmers market, gives back to local missions

Montana church sells crafts at farmers market, gives back to local missions

July 25, 2018
Members of Dillon Grace United Methodist Church (Dillon Grace UMC) in Dillon, Montana use their time at the Dillon Farmers Market to give back to local missions.

How mission sustains the church: An appreciation of New World Outlook

How mission sustains the church: An appreciation of New World Outlook

July 24, 2018
For 108 years, one of the communication channels that helped to sustain Methodist commitment to mission has been a series of magazines we know by its current title, New World Outlook.

St. Andrew UMC Diaper Drive collects 500,000th diaper

St. Andrew UMC Diaper Drive collects 500,000th diaper

July 24, 2018
The Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot’s 100% volunteer team works hard to ensure that families with babies/toddlers living in poverty in the metro Denver area have enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy.

Mission trip to Puerto Rico to aid with reconstruction

Mission trip to Puerto Rico to aid with reconstruction

July 06, 2018
The Western Colorado/Utah District of the Mountain Sky Conference is organizing a trip to Puerto Rico to help with communities' reconstruction Nov. 3-8. All of the Mountain Sky Conference is invited to join.

Wildfires: What you can do to help

Wildfires: What you can do to help

July 05, 2018
As wildfires continue to burn throughout our Mountain Sky Conference, please pray for those impacted by these disasters. We have also provided resources you can use to help those affected.

Mountain Sky Conference to gain partnerships, opportunities with Boy Scouts of America

Mountain Sky Conference to gain partnerships, opportunities with Boy Scouts of America

June 26, 2018
This leaves The United Methodist Church with one of the largest opportunities for outreach in years.

Fearing Deportation, Unauthorized Immigrants Shy Away From Signing Kids Up For Food Aid

Fearing Deportation, Unauthorized Immigrants Shy Away From Signing Kids Up For Food Aid

June 20, 2018
Food pantries could play an increasingly important role for immigrant families across the United States. While unauthorized immigrants cannot receive food stamps, their children may be eligible if they’re U.S. citizens and live in...

Invitation to 2018 Mission u study on Embracing Wholeness

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 ...

Bridge of Love Offering to support rural community projects

April 16, 2018
The Bridge of Love Offering, a tradition of the Rocky Mountain Conference, this year will be a partnership of the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone conferences. Two rural communities have been selected to receive the offering funds ...

Online registration now live for Mission u 2018

April 13, 2018
Mission u 2018 online registration is now open. Attendees can attend either one- or two-day events in Colorado, Utah, or Wyoming.

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.

Rinn United Methodist Church blesses Cub Scout pack in crisis

March 29, 2018
After discovering missing funds, the Firestone, CO Cub Scouts were devastated. But one local church came together to ensure a successful year for Pack 341.

Blackfeet Nation receives 20 tons of potatoes in wake of winter emergencies

March 27, 2018
More than 20 tons of southern Colorado potatoes recently made a 24-hour truck trip to northwest Montana in response to the area’s ongoing humanitarian needs.