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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 ...


Mountain Sky Area Call To Prayer For Judicial Council

4/3/2017

March 31, 2017   Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Siblings in Christ:   We write with an important request. As the United Methodist Judicial Council gathers to consider a question related to last July’s election of our Bishop Karen Oliveto, we ask you to join in a Mountain Sky Area prayer vigil between April 23 and 30.   Bishop Oliveto’s election was a...


Mountain Sky Area Host's Sanctuary Church Training

4/3/2017

By Brandan Robertson, Interim Communications Associate  On April 1st and 2nd, the Mountain Sky Area of the United Methodist Church hosted a sanctuary church training at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church in Centennial, Colorado. Churches and leaders from across the Mountain Sky Area attended the event both in person and via video conferencing.   ...


Bishop Karen Oliveto Reflects On Recent Tour Through Mountain Sky Area (Video)

3/1/2017

Submitted by Brandan Robertson Interim Communications Associate  In a new video from the Mountain Sky Area, Bishop Karen Oliveto reflects on her recent 8,000+ mile tour through our conferences and shares her vision for our future together.    TRANSCRIPT:  Dear brothers and sisters of The Mountain Sky Area, Thank you! Thank you for the way you ...


Mountain Sky Area Leaders to Host Lent Daily Worship

2/27/2017

Submitted by Jeff Rainwater Wyoming District Superintendent  All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 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 ...


A Call to Stand Together: Mountain Sky Area Vital Congregations Sustentation Fund

12/22/2016

We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord. We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord. And we pray that all unity may one day be restored. And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love. Yes, they'll know we are Christians by our love.                                                             Peter Scholtes, 1966* A Call...


Peace with Justice grant applications due Jan. 10

12/8/2016

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. Funding for this program is generated through the Peace with Justice Special Sunday offering of The United Methodist Church. One of six Special Sundays in the denomination, Peace ...


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