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Yellowstone Conference members step up to give to Harvest Time Fund

6/21/2017

Submitted by the Rev. Jeremy Scott Vital Congregations Developer, Mountain Sky Area, UMC Photos by the Rev. Travis Walker It is never easy to deliver news that you know people don’t want to hear. Annual conference is a time of worship, celebration, blessing others, and important business. As part of that important business, the Rev. Jeff Rainwater...


United Methodists’ first openly gay bishop ordains first pastor

6/14/2017

BILLINGS, MT – Bishop Karen Oliveto, The United Methodist Church’s first openly gay bishop, added to her place in history when she ordained her first full elder on June 9 during the Yellowstone Annual (regional) Conference’s meeting. The Rev. Sami Pack-Toner, a Sheridan, Mont. native who has been assigned to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in ...


Western Jurisdiction bishops say Judicial Council unlawfully expanded church law

6/14/2017

Bishops cite obligation to LGBTQ community to seek reconsideration DENVER – The United Methodist Church’s Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops contends the denomination’s top court had exceeded its authority in April when it expanded church law barring LGBTQ persons from seeking ordination as clergy in the church. In a brief filed with the ...


Mountain Sky Area Cabinet offers Digital Devotion

5/22/2017

Mountain Sky Area Digital Devotion Opportunity to worship daily across the Mountain Sky Area resumes June 5 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. -Acts 2:46-47   This summer, Bishop Karen Oliveto ...


A message from Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

5/4/2017

Western Jurisdiction Bishops Offer Pastoral Response to UMC Related to Judicial Council Decision Regarding Bishop Karen Oliveto’s Election   DALLAS, MAY 4 - The members of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops of The United Methodist Church today presented a pastoral message to the church during the meeting of the denomination’s Council of ...


CONAM News and Updates

4/30/2017

Submitted by JuDee Anderson Chair, Yellowstone Conference CONAM The Yellowstone Annual Conference CONAM (Committee on Native American Ministry) continues to focus on listening, learning and developing relationships within tribes in the conference. This work requires the ability to listen, to be patient, and a willingness to repent; to begin a new ...


A Letter From The Mountain Sky Cabinet On The Judicial Council

4/17/2017

To the people called Methodists within the Mountain Sky Area: Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus. In this season of new life, we look upon the Mountain Sky Area with great hope as God’s Spirit is creating Beloved Community in our midst. Yet Resurrection does not mean the end of all challenges for God’s church. We write to...


An Easter Letter From Bishop Karen Oliveto

4/16/2017

Dear Brothers, Sisters, Siblings of the Mountain Sky Area, Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Are you ready to leave the crucifixion behind and embrace resurrection’s power? We live in a world that invites crucifixion and tombs of death more than it welcomes resurrection and new life. The forces of death are all around us. When death’s...


Bishop Oliveto's Holy Week Letter

4/10/2017

Submitted By: Bishop Karen Oliveto  Dear brothers and sisters, siblings of the Mountain Sky Area, Two years ago, I was fortunate to spend Palm Sunday in Jerusalem. My guide took me through the old parts of the city, the same streets that Jesus carried the cross a few days later on Good Friday. But on Palm Sunday, the streets were electric with ...


Yellowstone Conference welcomes Rev. Dave Merkel as Worship Developer

4/5/2017

Submitted by Jeremy Scott  Rev. Dave Merkel has begun a new position in the Yellowstone Conference as Worship Developer. Merkel is well known to anyone who has attended Annual Conference the last several years for his amazing talent for music and leading worship.  More recently he led worship for the United Methodist Women’s conference-wide event ...


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