The Connection - August 2012


  The Yellowstone Connection August 2012   The August Connection newsletter can be reached from the newsletter archives tab on the yacumc home page or by clicking this link.

CROP in Montana


  The United Methodist Church and Church World Service have been working together since 1946. Total raised by CROP Hunger Walks since 1995: $893,512.43 Together we have been raising awareness and funds for hunger needs locally and around the globe.     Current CROP Hunger Walks held or planned in Montana (2012) Location                   ...

Volunteers Needed at Blackfeet Parish


  A team is forming to assist the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish (BUMP) in September.  Our tasks will be to finish any work projects not finished by summer work teams (details of types of work will be known near the end of August) and help close up Heart Butte for the winter.  One known need: Baab UMC needs a certified electrician.  Some ...

The Changing Nature of Church Camp


Notes from the Preacher Woman August 2012               Ah, Church Camp. For many of us, those words conjure up visions of cabins in the woods, the tangy perfume of pine mixed with musty sun-warmed trails, water shimmering in the moonlight, singing songs sublime and silly, crazy skits performed in the chapel, late night conversations whispered ...

It's Garbage Bags We Need


As people return to homes and properties burned by the Dahl Fire, they need tools to clear out ash and debris. But all the tools and equipment have been burned! The Musselshell County Recovery Team (MCRT) has compiled a partial list of welcome donations to help folks get through this phase of the process: heavy duty garbage bags and work gloves; ...

Support Disaster Aid for Dahl Fire Recovery


The Musselshell County Recovery Team (MCRT), which continues to coordinate long-term recovery efforts following the 2011 flood, is now collaborating with Department of Emergency Services and Red Cross disaster response teams to initiate case management and needs assessments for fire recovery. As the process continues, MCRT anticipates working with...

When It's Fire, Pray Hard


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


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


  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


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...

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