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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...


Civil and Human Rights: How The United Methodist Church Advocates

9/8/2017

On Sept. 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program established by former President Barack Obama that protected nearly 800,000 undocumented young people, also known as "Dreamers," from deportation by providing them with work authorization. The ...


Until It's Green Again: Camp Meeting in Montana

9/5/2017

Story and above photo submitted by Glenna Brayton Member, Rocky Mountain Conference Committee on Native American Ministries More photos courtesy the Rev. Calvin Hill Pastor, Blackfeet United Methodist Parish, Browning, Montana Blackfeet have a saying when they make a commitment: "We will do this for one year, or until it's green again." "...


Rev. Laura Rainwater to serve as new Whole Church Initiative Coordinator

9/1/2017

The Rev. Laura Easter Rainwater has begun a new position in the Mountain Sky Area as Whole Church Initiative Coordinator, effective Aug. 7. Rev. Rainwater will continue to serve as the lead pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as she takes on this new role. She is a well-known circuit leader and coach in the Rocky Mountain ...


Hurricane Harvey: What you can do to help

8/27/2017

As Texas and Louisiana continue to feel the impact from Hurricane Harvey, please keep praying for those in the path of the storm. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is ready to assist with recovery efforts, but they need our help. The following message is from Amy Fuselier, Director of UMCOR Relief Supplies: As we here at UMCOR ...


Disaster Response Coordinator Gary Haddock visits western Montana

8/16/2017

From Aug. 10 to 12, Mountain Sky Area Disaster Response Coordinator Rev. Gary Haddock visited pastors and churches in western Montana to assess their situations and address immediate needs from the ongoing wildfires. Below is his report: I have spent the last two days around the Missoula area talking to pastors and churches in the area being ...


Harvest Time Legacy Fund Committee meets to develop strategy

8/16/2017

The Harvest Time Legacy Fund Committee met Aug. 15 by Zoom Video Conference to develop a fundraising plan to address the Yellowstone Conference's financial situation. During the conference call, committee members heard from Rhodes Logan, Chief Development Officer from The United Methodist Church's Development Center, to ground their strategy and ...


Charlottesville: The United Methodist Church Responds

8/14/2017

Violence in Charlottesville reminds us we are called to "action through prayer... and denouncing acts borne out of hatred. Bishop Karen Oliveto shares a weekly message to the Mountain Sky Area on Facebook every Saturday night. In response to the events in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, she posted this message: Every Saturday night I spend time ...


Wyoming churches, camp prepare for solar eclipse next weekend

8/13/2017

As North America anticipates the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, churches in the path of totality in Wyoming are preparing to welcome visitors and celebrate this phenomenon. In Casper, Wyoming, the city is offering an Eclipse Festival, with a list of music events, tours and the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo. To coincide with that, First ...


Camp on the Boulder to close after summer season

7/31/2017

On July 30, Camp on the Boulder's Board of Trustees released a statement online about its plans to discontinue operations after the summer season: Over the last several years a number of difficult challenges have developed that affect the long-term viability of camp. While the secluded location of camp makes it ideal for those coming for a ...


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