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Rocky Mountain College students volunteer at UMCOR West

10/26/2016

Story and photo submitted by the Rev. Kim Woeste Chaplain/Director of Spiritual Life and Church Relations Rocky Mountain College At Rocky Mountain College, Spiritual Life programming includes opportunities for students to find support and community, to ask questions and discuss new ideas, and to put faith into action. Students are encouraged to ...


'Karen Oliveto – Good Friday in Babylon' video portrays a transforming leader

9/22/2016

Mountain Sky United Methodists Introduce Bishop Karen Oliveto; 'Karen Oliveto – Good Friday in Babylon' Video Portrays a Transforming Leader   DENVER, Sept. 22 – United Methodist leaders representing five Western U.S. states today released a video introducing their new bishop, Karen Oliveto, a leader whose ministry is defined by meeting people ...


First UMC in Gillette takes a stand against hate

8/30/2016

Story and photos submitted by Rev. AJ Bush Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Gillette, Wyoming Members of First United Methodist Church in Gillette, Wyoming, joined with other individuals from around the state to protest the burning of a Quran that took place in Gillette on Aug. 27. The group "Wyoming Against Islam" held an anti-Islam rally ...


Jurisdictional Conference delegates pass Mission Shaped Future Petition

7/15/2016

Story by Charmaine Robledo Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area On July 15, delegates to the 2016 Western Jurisdictional Conference approved the Mission Shaped Future Petition that sought to create a new annual conference out of the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Annual Conferences. The jurisdiction has the authority on conference ...


Support an Intermountain camper this summer

6/20/2016

Submitted by Crystal Amundson Board member and UMC liaison at Intermountain Intermountain strives to fulfill its mission of “healing through healthy relationships” by providing a wide array of services to youth and families across Montana. Intermountain got its start in 1909 when Brother Van declared “we cannot continue to allow the suffering of ...


Memorial service honors clergy, spouses

6/16/2016

Story by the Rev. Gary Geiman, Billings Hope UMC and Huntley UMC Photo by Charmaine Robledo, Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area The 2016 Yellowstone Annual Conference meeting in Helena, Montana, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, celebrated its opening worship on Thursday, June 16 by observing a Memorial Service remembering ...


Opportunities available to engage with prison ministry

5/25/2016

Submitted by Rev. Melanie Martin-Dent Interim Pastor at Grace UMC Dillon There are many opportunities for all to engage in prison ministry in the next month! Please take a look and see if any connect with you. Healing Communities training: Your congregation can become a “station of hope” for those impacted by the criminal justice system in any ...


Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

5/23/2016

The United Methodist Church Office of Public Information presscenter@umcom.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2016 Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church Washington, D.C.: Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United ...


Putting UMCGC into perspective

5/20/2016

Submitted by Rev. Jeremy Scott Clergy Delegate for Yellowstone Conference I write this as #UMCGC 2016 winds down its final few hours. There is still time for last-minute shenanigans which would not be unprecedented. However, for me, I'm reflecting. As I reflect one question comes to mind, should any United Methodist outside the Portland Convention...


Bishop Stanovsky: 'We will not leave divided'

5/20/2016

Story by Charmaine Robledo Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodists On the last day of the 2016 General Conference, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area reminded those attending that “we will not leave divided because God is not finished with us yet!” As she recalled Jesus’ resurrection story in...


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