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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 ...

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.

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.

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

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.

Celebrating 70 years of The Advance: God’s love at work in training leaders

Celebrating 70 years of The Advance: God’s love at work in training leaders

March 21, 2018
For 70 years, The Advance has been a vital means through which United Methodists and their predecessors have shared the love of God throughout the world. Today, The Advance supports more than 300 missionaries and more than 600 ...

Beulah United Methodist Church joins with community for new food pantry

March 06, 2018
Beulah United Methodist Church recently re-purposed its basement and partnered with other local entities to create a new community food pantry. With support from all denominations, businesses and individuals, the pantry went ...

Conference mission teams volunteer at 48 global, U.S. projects

February 20, 2018
In 2017, 48 Rocky Mountain Conference mission teams with a total of 788 volunteers donated 4,325 days of service to 16 international projects and 32 United States projects.

Get daily encouragement this Lent through text messages

Get daily encouragement this Lent through text messages

February 13, 2018
The Mountain Sky Area is trying new things this Lent open to everyone in the area to connect in new ways. One is daily text reminders right to your phone.

Ecumenical Social Ministries expands services during federal shut-down

January 24, 2018
Ecumenical Social Ministries reached out to assist military families during the uncertainty of the federal government shut-down and continuing resolutions.

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.

Learn about upcoming service opportunities at Mission Adventures 2018

Learn about upcoming service opportunities at Mission Adventures 2018

January 15, 2018
Come learn about Connecting Neighbors as well as Volunteers in Mission, Supporting Neighbors, and Service Opportunities at Mission Adventures 2018. The first “Mission Adventures” seminar for 2018 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 ...

2017 conference mission trip reports due by Jan. 31

January 02, 2018
Each year, the Rocky Mountain Conference reports to the Western Jurisdiction on all mission trips taken by conference churches.

Go on a 'mission adventure' at Smoky Hill UMC

Go on a 'mission adventure' at Smoky Hill UMC

December 28, 2017
Are you considering getting involved in mission work in 2018? On Feb. 3 at Smoky Hill UMC, you will have the opportunity to find out what types of mission opportunities are available. The Rocky Mountain Conference Global Board of ...

Sleeping bags needed for AfterHours Denver

Sleeping bags needed for AfterHours Denver

December 08, 2017
This year, AfterHours Denver has teamed up with St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado to collect 1,000 sleeping bags to our city’s homeless and distribute them on Christmas Day in Lincoln Park.

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.