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When It's Fire, Pray Hard

7/9/2012

After the floods of 2011 the Roundup community gathered resources to meet immediate needs: food, shelter, clothing. When the water receded and people returned to their homes, the task of mucking mud, cleaning fences and repairing roads came to the front. By mid-summer the Musselshell County Recovery Team (MCRT) was working with an array of ...


Aid to Ash Creek Fire

7/3/2012

Montana now leads the nation in the number of large wildfires burning, surpassing Utah and Colorado.  The Dahl Fire, south of Roundup, as of Monday morning July 2, was 75 percent contained, having consumed 73 homes and 150 outbuildings. The Ash Creek Fire, on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation has grown to 170,000 acres and is 40 percent ...


The 2012 Harry Denman Evangelism Award

6/10/2012

  The 2012 Harry Denman Evangelism Award Nancy Slabaugh Hart Nancy has served as a United Methodist pastor for 14 years, including one year as a Full Time Local Pastor, three as a Provisional Elder, and ten as a Full Elder.  She has served her present appointment for seven years. The Stevensville congregation had a long history of changing ...


Annual Conference Missions Banquet 2012

6/9/2012

Friday evening of annual conference we celebrated the many ways that Yellowstone Conference supports mission and ministry around the world.  The evening began with a report from Mark Calhoun, Kristen Cates and Jeremy Scott who visited East Angola in February 2012.  They shared stories of hope that Yellowstone Conference is making possible through...


Flood Bucket Supplies Abound at Annual Conference 2012!

6/9/2012

Flood bucket supplies abound!  Churches around Yellowstone Conference brought thousands of flood bucket supplies to annual conference 2012.  Joyce and Dale Bangert from Corvallis UMC picked up all the supplies and will deliver them to the SLC United Methodist Committee on Relief Depot.  And, we not only began to learn HOW a community Free Store ...


Mission Work at Annual Conference 2012

6/7/2012

Thursday morning, June 7, teams of Yellowstone United Methodists were scattered around the Billings community volunteering at the Salvation Army, the United Methodist Free Store located at Evangelical UMC and with Big Sky Senior Services.  The team at Salvation Army made hundreds of sandwiches.  The team at the Free Store sorted donated items and ...


Bozeman Choir Robes to Haiti

6/5/2012

  In February, when the Bozeman UMC VIM team was in Haiti, they attended worship and helped with construction at the new Haiti Methodist Church near the rural village of Arcahaie.  Lay pastor Moles has a new and young congregation that sings with gusto and passion.  He expressed concern that his choir needs uniforms or robes so that they can ...


Campus Ministry is Thriving in Montana!

6/5/2012

  It’s been an exciting year for campus ministry in Montana! Campus ministry in Bozeman revolves around a Tuesday night fellowship, where students enjoy a homemade dinner, fun and games, discussion and music and prayer.  Janna and Bobby Lauver are the newest part of our leadership team!  The campus ministry also offers many opportunities for ...


Excerpts from Missionary Helen Sheperd

6/5/2012

  Greetings from Mongolia! Grace Hospice: No new doctor and nurse, yet! We continue to pray and to make contacts with other health care professionals, but no serious applicants, yet. My concern is that closing Grace Hospice is a real possibility if we cannot find adequate staff. So, please continue to pray for us! Our census of patients was ...


News from Missionary Ken Cruz

6/5/2012

  In that day each of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree,” declares the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 3:10 I always thank God for putting me in the field of church-based community transformation. Many times I have witnessed how relationships transform people in the church and their neighbors into a community of shalom. ...


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