Worship Resources in Times of Crisis

Graphic of an open hand with a heart above itBased on the recommendations of public health officials, Bishop Karen Oliveto has requested that all in-person worship and gatherings be suspended. As our congregations move their worship services online, we are gathering resources here to support churches as they plan for or adapt to this change. If you have a resource to recommend, email them to: communications@mtnskyumc.org.

Special thanks to the Greater Northwest Area and the Desert Southwest Conference for sharing information to conferences in the Western Jurisdiction.

Quick link: How to make worship virtually easy


Mountain Sky Livestream Worship Services

Below is a chart of local churches offering live-streamed worship services or small group connections. If you would like to add your church's virtual resources, please click this link for a public shared Google document.

Church location Link Worship time
First UMC, Sheridan, WY YouTube channel 9:30 a.m. Sunday
St. Paul's UMC, Helena, MT YouTube channel 11 a.m. Sunday
First UMC, Gillette, WY Facebook Live 9:15 a.m. Sunday
Community UMC, Ogden, UT Facebook Live 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday
The Land, Aurora, CO YouTube channel Recorded
Lander UMC, Lander, WY Livestream channel 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Highlands UMC, Denver, CO Facebook Live 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Christ Church UM, Denver, CO Facebook Live 10:15 a.m. Sunday
Tri-Lakes UMC, Monument, CO Watch Live; Facebook Live 11 a.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Wednesday Lent Study
First UMC, Newcastle, WY Livestream channel 10 a.m. Sunday
First UMC, Boulder, CO Zoom info 10:30 a.m. Sunday
McClave UMC, McClave, CO Facebook Live 9:30 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday
Crossroads UMC, Grand Junction CO YouTube channel; church website 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Good Shepherd UMC, Thornton CO Facebook Live 9 a.m. Sunday
Mission Valley UMC, St. Ignatius, MT Facebook Live 10 a.m. Sunday and recorded
St. Paul's UMC, Boulder, CO YouTube channel

Recorded

Glendive UMC, Glendive, MT Facebook Live 11 a.m. Sunday and recorded
First UMC Great Falls, Great Falls, MT Facebook Live 9:30 a.m. Sunday and recorded
Aldersgate UMC, Butte, MT Church Sermons Page Recorded
University Park UMC, Denver, CO Facebook Live 10 a.m. Sunday
Stevensville UMC, Stevensville, MT YouTube channel Recorded
Mountain View UMC, Woodland Park, CO Conference call line 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Heritage UMC, Littleton, CO Facebook Livechurch website Recorded
Simpson UMC, Arvada, CO Facebook Live Recorded
Wilson UMC, Colorado Springs, CO Facebook Live 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Parker UMC, Parker, CO YouTube channel Recorded
Platteville UMC, Platteville, CO Facebook Live 11 a.m. Sunday
Park Hill UMC, Denver, CO Livestream channel 10 a.m. Sunday
St. Luke's UMC, Highlands Ranch, CO YouTube channel 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Longs Peak UMC, Longmont, CO YouTube channel Recorded
Washington Park UMC, Denver, CO Facebook Live 9:30 a.m. Sunday
First UMC, Golden, CO Facebook Live 10 a.m. Sunday
All Billings UMCs, Billings, MT Facebook videos 10:30 a.m. Sunday
First UMC, Missoula, MT Church website Devotionals 8 a.m. Mon-Fri; 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Hilltop UMC, Sandy, UT Church website 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Grace UMC, Missoula, MT Facebook Live  
Redlands UMC, Grand Junction CO YouTube channel Recorded
First UMC, Fort Collins, CO Church website 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday
Christ UMC, Fort Collins, CO Church website 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Phillips UMC, Lakewood, CO Church website Recorded
Evergreen UMC, Evergreen CO YouTube channel Recorded
Korean American UMC, Colorado Springs, CO Church website Sunday live stream: 9 a.m. English service; 11  a.m. Korean service
Littleton UMC, Littleton, CO Livestream channel 10 a.m. Sunday
Mountain View UMC, Boulder, CO YouTube channel Recorded
Springfield UMC, Springfield, CO Facebook videos Recorded
Cameron UMC, Denver, CO Church website 9 a.m. Sunday
Bozeman UMC, Bozeman, MT Church website 9:30 a.m. Sunday

 

*Beaver Creek Youth Camp and Christian Retreat is offering its own Zoom link for churches to use for Sunday worship and gatherings. Please contact Gene Haning at manager@beavercreekcamp.org or (719) 873-5311.


How to make worship virtually easy:

 

Worship in the midst of an outbreak

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for faith communities when it comes to connecting with people in meaningful ways. As you make decisions, consider what would work best for the people in your community and use this as an opportunity to stretch into a new practice, perhaps one that you will embrace even after some semblance of normalcy returns.


Livestream Basics for Churches

Rev. David Valera and Patrick Scriven of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area offer advice in this video for churches as they contemplate this move, identifying some of the challenges along the way.


Webinar Series on Online Worship

To equip local churches in the Western Jurisdiction with online worship resources, the Desert Southwest Conference is hosting a webinar series. Each webinar will be a live Q&A session on topics related to digital ministry, such as streaming platforms, music and video licensing, alternatives to online worship and more. DSC Director of Communications Christina Dillabough is facilitating the conversations.


One License offers gratis licenses through April 15

A ONE LICENSE license grants churches, schools, religious communities, retreat centers, and other worshiping bodies permission to reprint or project music for their congregations from any of our Member Publishers. A ONE LICENSE Podcast / Streaming License grants permission to podcast or stream religious services that contain music from our Member Publishers. For new customers or for existing customers who do not already have a Podcast / Streaming License, ONE LICENSE is able to offer a one-month gratis license, valid through April 15, 2020. 


Graphic for Anywhere ChurchAnywhere Church (Mission Aligned Worship)

The Mission Aligned Worship process provides a means for small, rural, and isolated churches to have access to a high quality worship experience with a minimal investment of time and money. We do this through leveraging recorded sermon content made specifically for this process and pair that with music, prayers, and other necessary resources.


Join Digital Devotion over Zoom

Mountain Sky Digital Devotion is a brief online experience of worship every Monday through Friday, beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing until Pentecost. Participants across the conference and beyond come together via Zoom conference call each day at 6:30 a.m. for 20 minutes of scripture reading, devotion, sharing, and prayer. 


TechSoup Discounts for Nonprofits

TechSoup is an online company providing nonprofits with discounts on all kinds of technology. One of the deals TechSoup is currently offering is Zoom Pro accounts (same as the Mountain Sky Conference) for $140 per year, compared to the regular price of $240 per year. The church will need its EIN number in order to set up a TechSoup account, which they can get from the church treasurer. In addition to Zoom, churches and nonprofits can also find deals on:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Products
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Windows 10 operating system
  • Hardware (computers, wireless routers, hotspot devices, etc.)
  • Many courses

Currently, TechSoup is offering  a course called “Pivoting to Remote Work – COVID-19 Response Course" for free.