September 2012 Connection Newsletter


The Yellowstone Connection September 2012   The Septemebr issue of the Yellowstone Connection can be found under the Newsletter Archive tab on the YAC website or by clicking on this link.

Pine Creek Fire Update


        Thanks be to God and the dedicated fire fighters for sparing both the Pine Creek UMC and Luccock Park Church Camp from the recent wildfire south of Livingston.  The flames came very close to both places.  Unfortunately, five homes were lost to the fire, one belonging to Holbrook's choir director, Merry Horn.  She escaped with her car, her...

2012 Expanding Faith Lecture Series


Bishop John Shelby Spong, Episcopal, Ret. will speak at St. Pauls United Methodist Churchs George Harper Expanding Faith Lectures   September 28-30, 2012   St. Pauls UMC in Helena is hosting Bishop John Shelby Spong at their annual lecture series.  Bishop Spong is a leading champion for progressive Christianity and a visionary voice in the ...

Sheridan, Wyoming First United Methodist Chruch Concludes Christmas in July


It started on the first Sunday in July with a small branch from a pine tree sitting in a pot in the Sanctuary. The challenge to the congregation of Sheridan FUMC was to make the tree grow. The food for the tree was school supplies. The month ended with a seven foot tree and enough school supplies to get at least fifty children started in school ...

Looking Back - Caleb and Miriam


  August 16 marks a centennial milestone for the Yellowstone Conference. On this day one hundred years ago members of the former North Montana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church held a banquet in Fort Benton. The purpose of the occasion was not only to honor Brother Vans arrival in that town forty years previous, but also to honor six ...

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; ...

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