Supporting Pastors in Angola
Approximately $4,707 was raised for Angola pastors at annual conference through an offering, silent auction, and notecard sales. Woo Hoo! That will almost provide 2 months of salary for 60 pastors.
Last Sunday morning a group attending Annual Conference in Billings skyped with Rev. Pedro Gouveia, Rev. Filipe Tshibwila and Alcides Martins (manager of the pastor’s supplemental salary project and translator). Rev. Gouveia serves as a pastor in Malange and Rev....
Miles City foundation pledges big to Imagine No Malaria
The Bill and Charlotte Mathers Family Foundation of Miles City has generously pledged $30,000 to the Yellowstone Annual Conferences Imagine No Malaria campaign in 2013.
The foundations amazing gift will enable the Yellowstone Annual Conference to save 3,000 lives. It is also intended to inspire other individuals and organizations with a strong philanthropic mission to see the important work the United Methodist Church is engaged in with our brothers and sisters in Christ...
Lots of UMCOR Supplies
Yellowstone Conference came through again! Thousands and thousands of cleaning bucket supplies were collected from across the conference. These supplies are on their way to the Salt Lake City UMCOR Depot where they will be sent to people affected by events like the tornadoes in Oklahoma. When disasters happen, United Methodists reach out in a variety of ways. Cleaning buckets are a tangible way that we are connecting to people in need.
Wyoming Gathering at AC2013
Thirty Wyoming lay persons, pastors and family members gathered at McCormick’s Café for lunch on Friday at Annual Conference. Imagine No Malaria coordinator Kristen Cates and Camping coordinator Dawn Skerritt shared information, as well as D.S Deb Olenyik & Wyoming Associate Lay Leaders Gary Campbell & Alice Swett. Laying of hands prayers were lifted for the work of Kristen and Dawn, as well as for Circle J Camp Dean Chuck Cooper. Don...
Imagine No Malaria - Let's get 500,000
United Methodist churches in Montana and Wyoming aim to raise $500,000 for the Imagine No Malaria campaign over the next year to combat the deadly disease in Africa.
“One out of five children (in Africa) die before age 5, and the largest killer of children under 5 is malaria,” said Bishop Elaine Stanovsky, who was at a fundraising and awareness event for the campaign Saturday evening at Evangelical United Methodist Church, located at 345 Broadway Ave....
At Annual Conference today we will be talking about being missional as a church. One of the arguments Reggie McNeal our speaker makes is that missional is about a way of being. Missional is not one program of the church, but embracing a way of being. Part of this is celebrating a day of hard work. Yesterday at conference we did a lot of hard work. We passed a budget demonstrating responsible spending based on what our income has been. We discussed tough...
Church needs to come together for the common good
Nearly every weekday afternoon, I go to the YMCA to pick up my son. He loves the after-school program, and, as a pastor on the run most days, so do I.
Recently, as I entered the downtown building, my eyes glanced at the organization’s name and a question hit my brain: Do we remember what the “C” stands for? When we’re gesticulating wildly on the dance floor to that ridiculous Village People song, “YMCA,” do we recall what word we are...
Being Church in Tournament
Pastor Linda Fritz is a well known fixture in the gyms of the Class B schools. Attending the games is not only her passion, but a mission that many in the community have come to know. Linda is a single woman who has never had any children. All the children in the community are hers. She arrives, often late, with pigtails flying. She is missed on those rare occasions when she is not present. Not only do the kids know that she is there for them,...
YAC 2013 on the Evening News
KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT
Asisstant to the Bishop, David Burt gave an inteveriew about our work with Imagine No Malaria and Yellowstone Annual Conference engagement with local activities. Take a second to share this with your churches.
Board of Stewards Strategic Goals
The Board of Stewards is sharing with us the goals with which we might focus for the coming future. We want to know where you see frutfulness in these areas. Please comment where you see these realities happening in the minstry and mission in your area.
Board of Stewards
Draft Strategic Priorities
June 6, 2013
United Methodist Mission:
“To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Support Young People to Exploration
EXPLORATION 2013 is a three-day event for young adults age 18-26 to hear, discern, and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry and to explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church. If you know or are somone who has sensed God might be calling you to ordained ministry, wondered what ministry in The United Methodist Church is all about, would like help sifting through issues involved in an ordained vocation, or want to learn more about The...
Annual Conference Mission Projects 2013
Yellowstone Conference made their presence known again today across Billings! People attending annual conference sorted clothes at the Billings Free Store, worked at the Billings Food Bank sorting and organizing food donations and worked in the yards of senior citizens for Big Sky Senior Services. Not only did they make a difference in the community, but they had fun getting to know and working with others in the conference. It was a good day!
Community Service Thursday of Annual Conference
Volunteer for Community Service
Annual Conference 2013
Three locations and opportunities for service to choose from.
Information and maps listed below.
Even if you did not sign up, we want your help. Come join us and help AC impact the community hosting it.
Also, directions and maps will be on the 3rd floor of the Crowne Plaza on Thurs. a.m. All sites welcome families! Choose a site that fits...
Coming Event: Start your own Free Store.
https://www.facebook.com/events/558683104183377/ - Cick here to RSVP for the event.
Want to be more engaged in your community?
Have unused space that could be blessing people?
Want to serve your community in a new way?
A Free Store benefits the community by collecting and giving away clothing and household items. It is a very low cost way to make a real impact on your community. No need to ask invasive questions,...
Annual Conference Mission Activity Preview
Preview of Annual Conference Action!
There?s always a lot happening at Annual Conference! So that you can plan, here are some things you won?t want to miss!
Community Service. Thurs. June 6 United Methodists will once again be volunteering in the community. It?s not too late to sign up, but you need to register by June 1. Click on this link to sign up. http://www.yacumc.org/pages/detail/175
UMCOR supplies. Bring UMCOR supplies to the plenary room on...
Will you camp out for malaria?
How would you like to camp out under mosquito nets during annual conference to raise awareness for the Imagine No Malaria ministry of the United Methodist Church?
The youth from the conference will be camping out after our mission barbecue on Saturday, June 8, at Evangelical United Methodist Church and YOU as adults are welcome to camp with us under mosquito nets as well.
However, we need to know that you're coming! So please, fill out the...
Bishop's Sermon for Annual Conference
Lay leaders from around the conference have been working hard to contact churches to resource them with tools to use for worship on June 9 during Annual Conference. The hope is that churches will be able to conduct a vibrant and quality worship experience without a clergy person present. During this Sunday clergy are requested to remain at conference and to participate fully as members of the conference. This gives us a chance as a conference to worship, share dreams, and...
Share Reggie McNeal with your local church
Congregational Development and Sessions Planning are working hard to share the insight and information we receive at Annual Conference 2013. This means we will be live streaming Reggie McNeal our speaker at Annual Conference. You can learn more about Reggie by going to http://yacumc.org/pages/detail/155.
Live streaming means that as we are watching the speaker at Annual Conference we will also be sharing live video of it on the web. That means anyone with an...
Oklahoma Tornado Relief
As we listen, watch and learn about the devastation left behind by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, here is how you can respond:
PRAY for the people whose lives have been torn apart and the people responding and caring for them
Donate. United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Advance # 901670. 100% of your donation will be used for disaster relief. No overhead.
You can put a check in the offering plate with...
Community Service @ Annual Conference
Once again United Methodists will descend on Billings for Annual Conference and we’ll offer ourselves in service! Join the fun and fellowship! Sign up now at the site that suits you best. All sites are family friendly, so bring your kids! Go to this link to sign up: http://www.yacumc.org/pages/detail/175
If you signed up to volunteer when you registered, you will be receiving an email from me and I will ask you to go to the above link which allows you to...