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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...

St. Luke's UMC, CO Backyard Events

St. Luke's UMC, CO Backyard Events

August 28, 2021
St. Luke’s UMC in Highlands Ranch, CO held a series of events in their backyard to re-engage and enlarge their community, bringing in new visitors and those who hadn’t been to St. Luke’s in years. Three concerts were held on ...

Bar+Church at Grace UMC in Cheyenne, WY

Bar+Church at Grace UMC in Cheyenne, WY

August 28, 2021
At Grace UMC in Cheyenne, Wyoming, we have a small group called Bar+Church, which is simply a time to gather, talk about life, faith, and fellowship at Black Tooth Brewery. Black Tooth offers a once-a-month Community Pint Night, ...

Afghanistan Refugee Support in MSC Resettlement Cities

August 23, 2021
Do you want to learn how you can help Afghan refugees in Mountain Sky Conference resettlement cities? Please click on the links below for opportunities to ensure a warm welcome for families soon to arrive in the coming weeks and ...

Standing with Haiti Amid Quake and Storm

August 23, 2021
An open letter to the Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church from Rev. James L. Gulley, retired, former Haiti Coordinator for Global Ministries/UMCOR Dear Family, Friends and Acquaintances, Because I was engaged ...

Summer Creation Justice

Summer Creation Justice

August 12, 2021
Throughout the Mountain Sky Conference, our community has been enjoying God’s creation this summer. We have been hiking up mountain trails, cruising the wide-open plains on road trips, enjoying the cool shade of leafy cottonwood ...

FUMC SLC & Centenary UMC, UT Food Drive

FUMC SLC & Centenary UMC, UT Food Drive

August 11, 2021
In July, First United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City and Centenary United Methodist Church, UT donated 3,546.4 pounds of food to Crossroads Urban Center for the Golden Celery Challenge! Thank you to everyone who donated and ...

Summer Sizzle

Summer Sizzle

August 08, 2021
Since early July the Western Jurisdiction is being inundated with wildfires along with other disasters such as the explosion of illegal fireworks in Ontario, CA, and a haboob (a type of severe dust storm) near Phoenix AZ.  Besides...

Upcoming Virtual Mission Trips

Upcoming Virtual Mission Trips

August 08, 2021
Upcoming Virtual Missions Sponsored by UMVIM WJ

Wildfire Mitigation: What You Can Do Now

Wildfire Mitigation: What You Can Do Now

August 08, 2021
Wildfire Mitigation – What you can do now! Across the Mountain Sky Conference (and all the western US) wildfires are already active  For most of us, it is not too late to prepare your home (or church!) to mitigate against the ...

Wildfire Response:  What You Can Do Now to Help

Wildfire Response: What You Can Do Now to Help

August 08, 2021
We are now in the heart of the wildfire season, and the Mountain Sky Conference Disaster Response Committee is asking for your help to build an inventory of UMCOR disaster recovery kits in our Conference depots. The UMCOR Depot in...

Wildfire Risk Reduction Training Program Coming Soon

Wildfire Risk Reduction Training Program Coming Soon

August 04, 2021
The Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, just outside of Colorado Springs, CO, formed an Emergency Preparedness Group (EPG) to help respond to the Waldo Canyon fire (which they could see from their church) back in 2012. They ...

Aurora Warms the Night

Aurora Warms the Night

August 03, 2021
It has been a yearly tradition at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church in Centennial, CO to provide lunch each summer for those without homes. Due to COVID, this year the meal had to be a sack lunch. On July 9th, 150 lunches ...

Celebrating an Eagle Scout and Honoring Loved Ones

Celebrating an Eagle Scout and Honoring Loved Ones

July 14, 2021
Phillips UMC in Lakewood, CO felt loss during the pandemic when they were not able to gather as a church to grieve loved ones who died during this period. "Also, we couldn’t gather to celebrate our resident Eagle Scout and ...

#StillInMission

#StillInMission

July 13, 2021
Join us as we explore the transforming work of United Methodist missionaries serving around the world. You will have the opportunity to meet in a small group to hear a presentation from a single missionary and learn more about how...

Polson UMC Day of Remembrance Tree Planting

Polson UMC Day of Remembrance Tree Planting

July 13, 2021
In June, FUMC Polson, Montana planted trees at their church and also at Flathead Lake Camp to remember the members who had died in 2020 during the COVD pandemic. In addition, a tree was planted in honor of Kris Murphy, who ...

Ecumenical Vacation Bible School

Ecumenical Vacation Bible School

July 13, 2021
Ecumenical Vacation Bible School in Columbia Falls UMC, MT

Feeding the Flathead

Feeding the Flathead

July 11, 2021
We celebrate the ways Epworth UMC is reaching out and fighting food insecurity within the community this summer. Joanna Griffin shares the ways the Epworth congregation is feeding the need this season:  “Epworth UMC is preparing ...