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Engage! Support a Global Ministries Missionary

Engage! Support a Global Ministries Missionary

February 01, 2023
submitted by the Rev. Courtney Randall, Mission Advocate for the Western Jursdiction  Global Ministries, United Methodist Church Thank you to the many Mountain Sky churches currently engaged in a covenant with a Global Missions ...

Parker UMC Recognized by Town Council

January 18, 2023
The Town of Parker officially recognized the contributions to its community by Parker United Methodist Church. The Mayor, Jeff Toborg, read a statement that thanked the church and its members for serving the community since 1911. ...
Covenant Partner Relationships

Covenant Partner Relationships

January 11, 2023
As we begin a new year, we invite churches to consider a missionary covenant relationship and join more than 20 other Mountain Sky congregations already in a covenant relationship. Most common is support for Kutela Katembo and Ken...
Missionary Itineration Returns to the U.S.

Missionary Itineration Returns to the U.S.

January 11, 2023
submitted by the Rev. Courtney Randall, Mission Advocate for the Western Jursdiction  Global Ministries, United Methodist Church In-person itineration of missionaries serving with Global Ministries will begin in 2023. This is an...

AfterHours Denver Shares Necessities and Love

December 22, 2022
Submitted by Logan Robertson, Pastor/Director, AfterHours Denver AfterHours Denver is a bar church and homeless ministry operating in Denver, Colorado. AfterHours mission is to put more love into the world by providing ...

Extending Hospitality to Newly Arrived Migrants

December 15, 2022
Recently, dozens of migrants arrived in Denver. Several non-profits, faith-based organizations, and government agencies are coming together to extend love and hospitality. If your community/faith community would like to express ...
Epworth UMC & The Epworth Foundation Provide Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals to Thousands

Epworth UMC & The Epworth Foundation Provide Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals to Thousands

December 14, 2022
This Thanksgiving and Christmas, Epworth United Methodist Church in Denver, CO, and The Epworth Foundation, along with volunteers from the community, are distributing a total of 5,000 turkey dinners. Thanks to the leadership of ...
MSC Early Response Team Helps Recovery Efforts in Fort Myers, FL

MSC Early Response Team Helps Recovery Efforts in Fort Myers, FL

December 14, 2022
The Mountain Sky Conference Early Response Team departed for Fort Myers, Florida on November 13, 2022, and returned eight days later after working hard on helping recovery efforts after Hurricane Ian ripped through the Gulf of ...
Jean Schwien Selected as UMVIM Coordinator

Jean Schwien Selected as UMVIM Coordinator

December 14, 2022
Pastor Jean Schwien from Cortez, CO, is the new UMVIM Coordinator for the Mountain Sky Conference.  Jean has been leading mission trips for youth and adults “for more years than I want to admit,” and has always considered hands-on...
Disaster Response in an Alaska Village is a Team Effort

Disaster Response in an Alaska Village is a Team Effort

December 08, 2022
Submitted by Jim Robison-Cox Elias and Frieda Stone were flooded out of their home in Hooper Bay, Alaska on September 18th when the remains of Typhoon Merbok brought record-breaking storm surge to villages on the western coast of...
Bring Hope and Healing to the World

Bring Hope and Healing to the World

November 14, 2022
Global Ministries and UMCOR, the worldwide mission and development agency of The United Methodist Church, invites members to give love, joy, hope, and peace through a denomination-wide year-end giving campaign between November 1 ...
Spread Glad Tidings Through Missionary Support

Spread Glad Tidings Through Missionary Support

November 14, 2022
Christmas Covenants with Missionaries As you consider your giving this season, we invite churches to consider a missionary covenant relationship and join more than 20 other Mountain Sky congregations already in a covenant ...
A Special Opportunity to Hear from Women in Mission in Latin America

A Special Opportunity to Hear from Women in Mission in Latin America

November 08, 2022
On November 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM MT, you are invited to a special event that will feature four women missionaries who serve in Latin America with various experiences, home life, and work. Come celebrate women in ...
Mountain Sky Mission Partner, Intermountain, is seeking those that will become “Caring Friends” and provide a spark of hope!

Mountain Sky Mission Partner, Intermountain, is seeking those that will become “Caring Friends” and provide a spark of hope!

October 31, 2022
Intermountain brings hope and healing to hundreds of children, youth, and families struggling with mental health issues and the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect. Intermountain has been healing through healthy relationships for...

Team Being Formed to Return to Angola

September 14, 2022
In recognition of our 20-year relationship with Angola, a team is being recruited to go to Angola from July 2 - July 18, 2023. Pastor Sue King will be leading the team and has led five previous teams to Angola. The team will be ...
Help the Mountain Sky Conference UMC raise $20,000 for Intermountain Children's Home!

Help the Mountain Sky Conference UMC raise $20,000 for Intermountain Children's Home!

September 01, 2022
How can the Conference increase it's missional impact with Intermountain Children's Home in their ministry of "healing through healthy relationships? A special opportunity this fall presents a unique opportunity!
From our mission partner, Intermountain: What a difference a friend can make

From our mission partner, Intermountain: What a difference a friend can make

July 28, 2022
Friendship is a common theme in scripture. The first couple was created for one another because of the need for companionship. The writer of Ecclesiastes bemoans the fate of the friendless, saying, “pity anyone who falls and has ...
Celebrate PRIDE with Mountain Sky!

Celebrate PRIDE with Mountain Sky!

May 26, 2022
June is celebrated as Pride month for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries invites you to celebrate Pride with Mountain Sky by joining Denver area churches for Denver's Pride parade, ...
2022 Tug-o-Love

2022 Tug-o-Love

May 10, 2022
Live and in-person, Tug-o-Love returns to the 2022 Annual Conference Session in Helena, Montana. On Thursday, June 16, we celebrate Mission Day! Our day will include an immersion activity, plus displays on the many mission ...
Greening Annual Conference

Greening Annual Conference

April 13, 2022
Submitted by Dawn Givens, MSC Creation Justice Task Force The Creation Justice Committee of the Mountain Sky Conference has been busy for the past several months working towards making a difference in our Conference. The Annual ...
Join the May 2022 #STILLINMISSION Series

Join the May 2022 #STILLINMISSION Series

April 13, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 5 pm (MT) Are you interested in learning more about United Methodist missionaries? Do you wonder what day-to-day life is like in mission? Join us for #STILLINMISSION to see how missionaries are deeply engaged in ...
Meet Pastor Manuel Kalimbue

Meet Pastor Manuel Kalimbue

April 12, 2022
Submitted by Sally McConnell, East Angola Advocate for the Mountain Sky Conference Meet Pastor Manuel Kalimbue, who serves as a pastor in the United Methodist Church of East Angola.  For someone only 29 years old, Pastor Kalimbue...
Support for Ukraine

Support for Ukraine

March 17, 2022
Advance Giving for Ukrainians You can help the church in Ukraine provide for those in need. Mel Mushinski, Global Ministries In Mission Together Coordinator, whose area includes Ukraine, provided these resources. Mel also asks for...
Support the People of Ukraine

Support the People of Ukraine

March 03, 2022
Support for the People of Ukraine    Mission Advocate for the Western Jurisdiction, the Rev. Dan Randall, forwarded this plea from the Rev. John Calhoun, a Global Mission Missionary who served in Ukraine before moving to Vienna ...
The Need for Seeds Continues

The Need for Seeds Continues

December 22, 2021
Please watch missionary Kutela Katembo's video greeting HERE as he shares news from our East Angola partners. May God continue to bless and strengthen this ministry.    During this season of giving, please consider a gift to ...
You're Invited to the First #StillInMission in 2022

You're Invited to the First #StillInMission in 2022

December 22, 2021
You are invited to join us for the first #StillInMission episode of 2022!  In addition to the meetings with missionaries, there will be a joint devotion/centering experience led by the missionary presenters in the episode.  See ...
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!
MSC Circuits: Find where you plug in

MSC Circuits: Find where you plug in

October 27, 2021
Mountain Sky Conference clergy laity Circuits are getting ReWired! You're invited to connect with us, and find where you plug in!
Wildfire Clean Up Kits Needed

Wildfire Clean Up Kits Needed

September 20, 2021
Across the west we are now in cleaning up from wildfires, and the Mountain Sky Conference Disaster Response Committee is asking for your help to build an inventory of UMCOR disaster clean up kits to address this need.  ...

Prayers and Financial Support: Hurricane Ida and Haiti

September 03, 2021
News of the pain and devastation around the world is heart-wrenching. May we continue to lift one another in prayer as prayers connect us with God and with one another. Prayers transform us. In addition, if you and/or your ...

School in Sierra Leone renamed in honor of SonRise Church

June 03, 2021
School for Working Children in Makeni, Sierra Leone changed the name to SonRise School for Working Children. This change is in honor of the many years SonRise Church in Pueblo West has solely supported the education of the ...
Called “Mama Kenya,” Colorado Laywoman Ann Fort Remembered

Called “Mama Kenya,” Colorado Laywoman Ann Fort Remembered

February 04, 2021
On her nineteenth mission trip to Kenya in 2019, at the age of 95, United Methodist laywoman Ann Fort, Lone Tree, Colorado, bade farewell to her Kenya friends, saying the next time she hoped to meet them was “on the other side, in...

Give to Mountain Sky Conference Missions this Christmas season

December 04, 2020
Information about Christmas Season giving to Mountain Sky Conference Missions
Mike Moore tapped for Mountain Sky Disaster Response Coordinator

Mike Moore tapped for Mountain Sky Disaster Response Coordinator

November 03, 2020
Bishop Karen Oliveto is excited to welcome Mike Moore as the new Disaster Response Coordinator for the Mountain Sky Conference, effective Nov. 1, 2020. Mike Moore brings years of experience as a member of the Conference Disaster ...

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...

COVID-19 taskforce focuses on resources for mental health, discipleship, mission

October 26, 2020
On Sept. 28, more than 200 leaders of local church (re)Launch teams from across our conference met with the Ministry in a Time of COVID-19 taskforce to share what they have learned, needs, and ongoing concerns. Following that ...
Would your faith community benefit from a Faith Community Nurse?

Would your faith community benefit from a Faith Community Nurse?

October 12, 2020
The primary goal of Faith Community Nursing (FCN) is to minister to the spiritual health of a Faith Community while also helping members of the Faith Community with their physical, mental, and emotional needs.
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.
Mission Newsletter - Sept. 2020 - Connecting Neighbors

Mission Newsletter - Sept. 2020 - Connecting Neighbors

September 14, 2020
The Connecting Neighbors program has the goal of inspiring congregations and communities to be better able to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property and to respond to our neighbors in helpful, cooperative and caring ...
September is Mental Health Awareness Month

September is Mental Health Awareness Month

September 07, 2020
September is Suicide Prevention Month. We offer resources for counseling, training and other services.
Colorado coalitions call for Safe Outdoor Space (SOS) for the unhoused in response to homeless 'sweeps'

Colorado coalitions call for Safe Outdoor Space (SOS) for the unhoused in response to homeless 'sweeps'

August 24, 2020
In light of "sweeps" by Denver Police of homeless encampments, a coalition of organizations in Denver is trying to present an alternative. Safe Outdoor Space (SOS) is a partial solution to the challenge of homelessness in our ...
Virtual Mission Volunteer Orientation Sept. 3-4

Virtual Mission Volunteer Orientation Sept. 3-4

August 11, 2020
A virtual orientation experience on September 3 and 4, 2020 is being offered for all individuals and couples interested in learning more about the Mission Volunteer program or those who are discerning future long-term volunteer ...
Mission Valley UMC responds to essential workers with hand-made gift baskets

Mission Valley UMC responds to essential workers with hand-made gift baskets

July 28, 2020
The MIssion Team at Mission Valley UMC in St. Ignatius, MT is providing gift baskets to essential workers in their area.
Mission partner Intermountain shares Chaplain Chris' sermon for online worship gatherings

Mission partner Intermountain shares Chaplain Chris' sermon for online worship gatherings

May 19, 2020
Chaplain Chris Haughee of Intermountain Residential preaches on the connections between Jesus’ original disciples and the Church today, and the challenge of expressing love and acceptance to ALL children (Luke 18:15-17).
Masks-On! Update: More than 35,340 masks created!!!

Masks-On! Update: More than 35,340 masks created!!!

May 18, 2020
Each week, more UMCs contribute to the JUST LOVE Masks-On Initiative! As of June 22, we reported more than 34,800 masks created by MSC UMCs! JUST LOVE: Masks-on encourages local MSC churches to provide homemade cloth masks for ...
Claudia Davis of St. Paul’s UMC in Helena, MT creates more than 60 masks

Claudia Davis of St. Paul’s UMC in Helena, MT creates more than 60 masks

May 18, 2020
Claudia Davis of St. Paul’s UMC in Helena, MT was able to mix good-deed-doing and family bonding in the creation of over 60 masks.
Mountain View UMC, Boulder, CO creates 1,300 COVID-19 masks

Mountain View UMC, Boulder, CO creates 1,300 COVID-19 masks

May 18, 2020
Ballpark total—more than 1,300 masks and almost 60 scrub caps. The masks have been distributed locally, throughout the state, to Hawaii, Ohio, Oklahoma, Toronto, and the Navajo Nation. The masks will be worn by family, friends, ...
Northglenn United Methodist quilters and sewers create 150 masks

Northglenn United Methodist quilters and sewers create 150 masks

May 18, 2020
Northglenn United Methodist quilters and sewers are happy to report they have made and delivered over 150 fabric face masks to area senior living centers. We chose donating to these centers as we have church members living within.
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.
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).