A diverse Mountain Sky Conference converges for Clergy of Color Retreat in February

March 06, 2020
Story by Rev. Bich Thy (Betty) Nguyen
Multicultural and Advocacy Ministries Developer
Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church

Photo by Dawn Lemons
Vitality Assistant
Mountain Sky Conference


From Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 1, clergy of color throughout our Mountain Sky Conference gathered in Colorado Springs, Colorado for worship, rest, renewal, mutual support, and visioning. We laughed and cried together, we sung in many different languages, and enjoyed food inspired by different traditions.

As one of our clergy mentioned,

Our Conference has not been this diverse or have as many clergy of color as we do now. 

What a celebration! With the many joys, we were able to lift up, we also recognized the unique and deep pains that clergy of color experience. We believe that as we continue to hear one another's stories and commit to working together, with God's help, our Conference will live not only into what it means to be diverse, but inclusive. What a gift that when we are able to journey with one another, we can be transformed.

Praise God!

For more information on Inclusive Ministries within the Mountain Sky Conference, be sure to visit our website or reach out to Bich Thy (Betty) Nguyen, Multicultural and Advocacy Ministries Developer at bnguyen@mtnskyumc.org or call (303) 495-9011. 

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