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Taking a stand with Standing Rock

11/1/2016

Since spring 2016, people from all over the world have gathered at the Sacred Stone Camp to support the Standing Rock Sioux Nations as they protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline, which would transport crude oil, was to run from North Dakota to Illinois and potentially jeopardize the water source of the reservation, ...


United Methodist Student Day Spotlight: Aubyn Swigart

10/31/2016

Editor's note: This story is part of a "Student Spotlight" for United Methodist Student Day on Nov. 27. It is a profile of Aubyn Swigart, of Rocky Mountain College, on receiving a scholarship from the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. To learn more about United Methodist Student Day, click here. Submitted by the Rev....


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 ...


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