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An unusual gift goes to Chester UMC during the pandemic

May 07, 2020
Marcia Muir, pastor of Chester UMC, 30 miles south of the Canadian border in Montana, was awakened by a 7:30 a.m. phone call Tuesday, April 7. A man with a German accent told her that the Riverview Hutterite Colony wanted to ...

Drive-in theaters offers new way of celebrating Easter

April 16, 2020
A community, ecumenical Easter service on April 12 was held at the Star Drive-in Theater, with communion served instead of Coke and popcorn.

Envisioning a future for rural ministry in Mountain Sky in 2050

Envisioning a future for rural ministry in Mountain Sky in 2050

March 05, 2020
From February 7 to 9, a group of about 20 pastors and a lay leader met together at Fort Morgan United Methodist Church in Fort Morgan, Colorado to dream of the future of United Methodist ministry in rural communities.