Mountain Sky Conference shares Advent calendar, outreach opportunities

December 03, 2018

Advent calendar

The Mountain Sky Conference Community Engagement team is excited to release the 2018 Advent Calendar! This year's calendar focuses on missions, community issues, and mental health. You can download both print and photo versions of the calendar below:

Sanctuary outreach during Advent

December also marks the second Advent season and Christmas that both Rosa Sabido and Araceli Velasquez will spend in sanctuary. Rosa is living in sanctuary at Mancos United Methodist Church in Mancos, Colorado. Araceli is living in sanctuary with her family in Denver at Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah. 

We invite you to take a few minutes this Advent to send them a note of appreciation, encouragement, and prayer. Both women are also being supported by a great network of people in their sanctuary communities. Because we are also thankful for these communities, we ask you to also send Christmas cards to Mancos UMC Santuary Task Force and holiday cards to Park Hill UMC and Temple Micah Sanctuary Task Force (as the latter is both Christian and Jewish).

More information about where to send notes can be found below, as well as information about Rosa and Araceli's respective stories. Please continue to pray for and share the stories of these two powerful women.

Rosa Sabido and the Mancos UMC Sanctuary Task Force information:

Rosa Sabido
c/o Mancos UMC
PO Box 505
Mancos, CO 81328

Sanctuary Task Force
Mancos UMC
PO Box 505
Mancos, CO 81328  

Read Rosa's story at

Araceli Velasquez and the Park Hill and Temple Micah Sanctuary Task Force information:

Araceli Velasquez
c/o Park Hill UMC
5209 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80207

Park Hill and Temple Micah Sanctuary Task Force
Park Hill UMC
5209 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80207  

Read Araceli's story here.