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Through the Wilderness of Gender: A 2023 Lenten Study

Through the Wilderness of Gender: A 2023 Lenten Study

January 05, 2023
Join NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries on a journey through the wilderness of gender this lenten season! This study will take place over the course of 8 weeks from February 20th-April 10th, we’ll be reading “How to Understand Your...

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 ...
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...
MSC Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

MSC Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 30, 2022
Transgender Day of Remembrance took place on November 20th, 2022 to honor and remember those we've lost to anti-trans violence in the transgender, nonbinary, Two Spirit, and gender nonconforming communities across the world. ...

SAVE A LIFE! - Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

November 14, 2022
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) ...
Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week

November 11, 2022
 Transgender Awareness Week is celebrated each year between November 13-19th to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face. Join Designer of NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries ...
Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Service

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Service

November 11, 2022
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries invites all of us across Mountain Sky to honor those we’ve lost with a Vigil Service on November 20th @ 6:00pm MST on Facebook Live. Immediately following the service will be a community Zoom ...
RESCHEDULED: Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive and Affirming Ministry for LGBTQ+ Youth

RESCHEDULED: Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive and Affirming Ministry for LGBTQ+ Youth

October 24, 2022
RESCHEDULED: Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive and Affirming Ministry for LGBTQ+ Youth  Register Now Designer of NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries Court VonLindern invites you to attend the rescheduled workshop on "Beyond ...
Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp Embraces Gender Expansive Housing

Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp Embraces Gender Expansive Housing

October 24, 2022
In the fall of 2021, NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries partnered with Transplaining, an organization “working to create a safe(r) world for transgender and gender non-conforming youth and adults through education, community ...
Women Leading: Colorado Candidate Forum - Oct 6, 2022

Women Leading: Colorado Candidate Forum - Oct 6, 2022

October 06, 2022
Join the Iliff Women’s Alliance and the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture for a free event, Women Leading: Colorado Candidate Forum! Thursday, Oct. 6th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. @ Iliff School of Theology
Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive and Affirming Ministry with LGBTQ+ Youth

Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive and Affirming Ministry with LGBTQ+ Youth

September 09, 2022
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries invites you to attend "Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive Affirming Ministry with LGBTQ+ Youth." This hour-and-a-half long webinar is designed to provide volunteers and leaders in youth ...
It's Not Easy Being Green

It's Not Easy Being Green

August 24, 2022
On Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 7 pm (MDT), Bishop Karen Oliveto will join the MSC Creation Justice Task Force for discussion, education, and inspiration. We’ll share why our changing climate matters to us as Christians and ...
Mental Health Virtual Fair Presented by MSC Abundant Health

Mental Health Virtual Fair Presented by MSC Abundant Health

August 05, 2022
Offered in 3 sessions on Zoom   September 13, 20, & 27 at 6:30 pm MDT There is no fee and you do not need to be a UMC member to attend.  All interested persons are welcome.   Register in advance for this health fair - you can ...
Circuit Spotlight: Life Together

Circuit Spotlight: Life Together

August 03, 2022
Mountain Sky Circuits seek to increase joy, foster connection, and generate trust through intentional small groups that meet across the conference. The Life Together Circuit is one Circuit that is fostering connection among its ...
NextGen Book Study: Queering Wesley, Queering the Church

NextGen Book Study: Queering Wesley, Queering the Church

July 20, 2022
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries invites you to participate in a book study on Queering Wesley, Queering the Church by Keegan Osinski. The book study will take place over the course of five weeks beginning September 13th-October ...

Mission Immersion at Annual Conference 2022 in Helena, MT

July 18, 2022
The Mission Display Tables at Covenant UMC in Helena, MT provided opportunities for discussion about the great possibilities available for your church's engagement in mission. Everything from sponsoring missionaries, planting ...

The Creation Justice Task Force: Annual Conference Team 2022 in Helena, MT

July 14, 2022
submitted by Rev. Janet Mulroy, Mission Engagement and Resource Strategist The Creation Justice Task Force: Annual Conference Team is pleased to provide this summary from AC2022 in Helena!  Early in the planning of the event, and...
MSC Early Response Teams Step Up in the Aftermath of Montana Floods

MSC Early Response Teams Step Up in the Aftermath of Montana Floods

July 14, 2022
Fromberg, MT is a small town along the Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone River which was hit hard by floods on June 12, 2022.  The flood's effects were felt from Gardiner, MT  (the North entrance to Yellowstone Park) to Red Lodge, ...
Celebrating the Use of MSC Creation Care and Justice Grant Funds

Celebrating the Use of MSC Creation Care and Justice Grant Funds

July 11, 2022
GRAND VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CREATION JUSTICE $1,000 GRANT   Grand Valley United Methodist Church (GVUMC) in Parachute, Colorado received a $1,000 grant from the Mountain Sky Conference Creation Justice Task Force. This ...
MSC Circuits: Post Annual Conference Meet Up

MSC Circuits: Post Annual Conference Meet Up

July 05, 2022
Join our Circuit Host, Court VonLindern on July 19th @ 6:00pm MDT to learn more about Circuits and how to find where you plug in! You can register for this event here: https://mtnskyumc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcO6rrD8pG9O...
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, ...
Join Denver Churches for PRIDE

Join Denver Churches for PRIDE

May 26, 2022
Denver Bishops, churches, and faith leaders invite parishioners and congregations from across Colorado to march with them in this year's Denver Pride Fest Parade.

Spanish Immersion Trip to Cuernavaca, Morales, Mexico

May 26, 2022
Two weeks of language and cultural learnings in a small school in southern Mexico. Home stays encourage each student to learn custom and enjoy wonderful food of the local peoples. The dates are Monday, October 3 to Saturday, ...
Presentation with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis on May 20, 2022, at Iliff.

Presentation with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis on May 20, 2022, at Iliff.

May 12, 2022
Presentation with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis on “Leading Through Trauma with Fierce Love” - May 20, 2022, at Iliff
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 ...
Are YOU Ready To Be a Connecting Neighbors Ambassador?

Are YOU Ready To Be a Connecting Neighbors Ambassador?

April 12, 2022
Connecting Neighbors Overview: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9:00 am – 10:00 am MDT via Zoom   Connecting Neighbors is a curriculum intended for broad use by volunteers willing and able to facilitate workshops and webinars with the goal...
Iliff pesents culinary historian and James Beard Award-winning writer Michael W. Twitty

Iliff pesents culinary historian and James Beard Award-winning writer Michael W. Twitty

April 04, 2022
Michael Twitty is a culinary historian and James Beard Award-winning writer. He is the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacies.
Lower Stress for Pastors, a gift from The Methodists Helping Methodists Foundation

Lower Stress for Pastors, a gift from The Methodists Helping Methodists Foundation

February 22, 2022
The Methodists Helping Methodists Foundation has reserved $250 for every active, Methodist pastor in the Mountain Sky region. The money is for you, pastors, to receive care for stress, find renewal, heal, and be refreshed so that ...
JustLove Net-Zero Emissions: What's Next for The UMC?

JustLove Net-Zero Emissions: What's Next for The UMC?

February 15, 2022
Net Zero Emissions: What’s Next for The UMC?  Sunday, March 6, 2022, 5:30 -6:45 pm (MT)   On Earth Day 2021, eleven general agencies of The United Methodist Church pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 ...
Summer Mission Program at The Land

Summer Mission Program at The Land

January 31, 2022
Registration for The Land's Summer Mission Program is now open for groups of thirty-five or less who are looking for anywhere from a day to a week-long mission experience. At The Land, youth will be working with a Gardner to ...

A Message From Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Mike Moore

January 14, 2022
A message from Mike Moore, Mountain Sky Conference Disaster Response Coordinator On Thursday, December 30, 2021, a wildfire raced through parts of our conference, destroying homes and livelihoods. In the cities of Louisville and ...
Just Love 2022 Lenten Series

Just Love 2022 Lenten Series

January 13, 2022
JUST LOVE 2022 Lenten Series Sundays through Lent, beginning March 6, 2022    5:30 – 6:45 p.m.  (MT) Explore justice issues and live into Beloved Community. Here is a brief taste of sessions in the series.    On Sunday, March 6...
Trans 101: Gender Diversity in God's Creation

Trans 101: Gender Diversity in God's Creation

January 11, 2022
Trans 101: Gender Diversity in God’s Creation Join Court VonLindern, Designer of NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries on January 27th @ 6:30pm MST for a workshop presentation on topics related to transgender, nonbinary, and other ...
Creating a Green Team at Your Church

Creating a Green Team at Your Church

December 14, 2021
A look back at how far Creation Justice within the Mountain Sky Conference has journeyed  Bishop Karen Oliveto approved the formation of a Creation Justice Task Force on Earth Day, April 24, 2021. The task force was charged with ...
Smoky Hill UMC Abundant Health Kick-Off Sunday

Smoky Hill UMC Abundant Health Kick-Off Sunday

December 14, 2021
By Jana Jones, MSC Abundant Health Coordinator Smoky Hill UMC has had an Abundant Health team for about a year, but due to the pandemic, had not had the opportunity to present itself to the congregation in a formal way. On ...
Climate & Community: Faithful Action for Climate Justice

Climate & Community: Faithful Action for Climate Justice

November 17, 2021
2021 Winter Webinar Series held December 6 - 9, 2021
You're Invited to a Very Special #StillInMission Episode

You're Invited to a Very Special #StillInMission Episode

November 17, 2021
Join us for a very special Virtual Christmas Celebration with Missionaries from Everywhere to Everywhere!
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!
Thank You For Participating in Miles-o-Love 2021

Thank You For Participating in Miles-o-Love 2021

November 08, 2021
The avenues for exercise were as diverse as the beautiful geography of the Mountain Sky Conference. Participants in Annual Conference 2021’s Miles-o-Love walked, ran, rode, hiked, swam, kickboxed, and enjoyed yoga and barre as ...
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!
Updates on Miles-o-Love

Updates on Miles-o-Love

October 05, 2021
Miles-o-Love celebrates all the ways those throughout the Mountain Sky Conference have gotten involved. Whether you registered as an individual or as a team we are grateful for your participation. We are thankful for the early ...
The Colorado Council of Churches Begins Racial Justice Book Study Ministry

The Colorado Council of Churches Begins Racial Justice Book Study Ministry

September 28, 2021
The Colorado Council of Churches has begun a multi-week book study of Isabel Wilkerson's "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents." This is a virtual series of gatherings that will go until early December.
2021 VBS at Brentwood UMC, CO

2021 VBS at Brentwood UMC, CO

September 16, 2021
“I do not want to miss Vacation Bible School,” were the words of my 11-year-old in the Summer of 2019 as we were making plans to travel to Texas. “I have never missed VBS in my life and this is going to be my last year as a ...

Park Hill UMC, Denver, Extends Ultimate Hospitality to Homeless

September 16, 2021
Park Hill UMC partners with Colorado Village Collaborative on SOS site
Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

September 14, 2021
Miles-o-Love 2021
Congratulations to Stevensville UMC

Congratulations to Stevensville UMC

September 10, 2021
Congratulations to Stevensville United Methodist Church on the blessing and dedication of their new building space. Way to go Rev. Sarah Merchant, leading your community to do a new and powerful community-oriented thing during a ...

Faith in Action: An Early Response to Afghan Refugee Arrivals

August 28, 2021
FAITH IN ACTION:  An Early Response to Afghan Refugee Arrivals Updated 10/14/2021 Partnering in Support of Refugees from Afghanistan: UMCOR and Church World Service A FAITH-BASED RESPONSE Any immigrant who lives with you must be...