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Blackfoot Parish ordains first tribal members in 135 years

11/20/2017

Pictured from left to right: Gail Hoyt, Pastor Calvin Hill, Rayola Running Crane and D.S. Jan Witman Photos and article submitted by Sheri Hill At the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish Church Charge Conference, they celebrated five new and continuing covenants with the Blackfeet community and neighbors surrounding the Blackfeet reservation. The ...


Billings First UMC works to support those struggling with mental illness during the holidays

11/19/2017

Submitted by Carole Jones Billings First United Methodist Church, Billings Montana, has been intentionally making their church a welcoming place. They have identified an area that needs some focus and love. Those persons that are dealing with mental health illness, either with loved ones or in their own life, need our support, love and ...


Safety and security at your organization

11/13/2017

In the wake of Sunday's tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas, many of you may be looking for information to help make your facilities safer. At Church Mutual, your safety is our concern as well. We offer a wealth of information to help organizations stay safe. Information about armed intruders and emergency response planning is available at ...


Terror in Texas: United Methodists Are Called to be Peacemakers

11/6/2017

Called to be Peacemakers The general secretary for Church and Society responds to the mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, TX. Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe | November 6, 2017 The United States is once again grappling with another mass shooting. And again, in a place of worship. We lift up to God those who have died and those...


Upcoming deadline for Peace with Justice grant applications

10/25/2017

Submitted by Rev. Karen Disney Pastor, Troy and Libby United Methodist churches Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply for a Peace with Justice grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) or from the Yellowstone Conference. Peace with Justice is one of six Special Sundays for the denomination and is observed on May 27, 2018....


First UMC Missoula donates stained glass windows to Flathead Lake Camp

10/21/2017

Submitted by Donna Maughlin | Photo by Helen Curtis First United Methodist Church, Missoula, Montana Two stained glass windows that were removed from First United Methodist Church of Missoula during a renovation were generously donated to Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp by church members Keith and Laurie Ball. Keith is a new camp trustee this ...


Dawn Skerritt to serve as Yellowstone Conference Disaster Response Coordinator

10/9/2017

Disaster is in Pastor Dawn Maurer Skerritt's DNA. Dawn's maternal grandparents lost their house to flooding on Thane Creek in 1953, when they lived in Highwood, Montana. Her grandma Joan Elser, who was an organist at Dutton United Methodist Church, was pregnant with Dawn's mother, Cheryl, and was airlifted to Great Falls from Highwood for the ...


Terror in Las Vegas: How United Methodists Respond to Violence

10/2/2017

In an act of domestic terrorism, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire Oct. 1 during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, as country singer Jason Aldean performed. From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Paddock killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 before turning the gun on himself. Media outlets report this is...


United Campus Ministry recipient of Rule 2 Grant from United Methodist Church

9/26/2017

New Nexus-Campus Community and Church initiative from United Campus Ministry in Billings, Montana receives 2017 Rule 2 Grant NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Named after Wesley’s Rule for Christian Living “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can,” ...


Pastors call for notes of love, support for vandalized Bozeman church

9/15/2017

Submitted by the Rev. Melissa Engel Pastor, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Butte, Montana As you may have heard, St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman, Montana was vandalized with symbols of hate on their church sign. The congregation is said to be doing okay and has written and posted love notes over the hateful symbols. (Read the news story...


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