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General Conference blog: Forming a single community of Christian love

5/16/2016

Submitted by Peg Plimpton Yellowstone Conference Lay Leader General Conference at last. Weeks of reading so many petitions that are written in the same pattern so that the meaning gets lost in the words. Tons of words; words that carry our churches into a future or drag us down into confusion. And we will not know until the ink has dried and the ...


Lack of youth delegates leaves General Conference Commission slot unfilled

5/16/2016

Story by Charmaine Robledo Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church The lack of youth delegates among the 864 delegates to General Conference 2016 means that for the second time in a row, the commission that runs the denomination’s top legislative assembly won’t have a youth delegate.   Only one voting delegate ...


General Conference blog: Coming together to do amazing things

5/13/2016

Submitted by Don McCammon Lay Delegate for Yellowstone Conference O for a thousand tongues to sing ... and yes, well over a thousand joined together in worship – tongues from all around the globe in Kiswahili, French, Portuguese, Korean, German, Russian, Norwegian, Spanish and English and many more joining together to celebrate God’s grace. We ...


Mountain Sky Area delegates elected legislative officers at General Conference

5/12/2016

Story and photo by Charmaine Robledo Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church Clergy delegates Bradley Laurvick, of the Rocky Mountain Conference, and Tyler Amundson, of the Yellowstone Conference, were the only members of the Western Jurisdiction elected as legislative officers May 11. Laurvick chairs a ...


Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Women feel 'A Fresh Wind Blowing'

5/3/2016

Story and photo by Charmaine Robledo Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church As United Methodist Women (UMW) looks forward to its 150th anniversary in 2019, the organization of more than 800,000 women shows no signs of slowing down. This was evident during the 2016 Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Women’s ...


Mountain Sky Area delegates share their hopes for General Conference 2016

4/25/2016

Note: This article was updated with a corrected Bible verse for Liwliwa T. Robledo and a response from Harvey Tukutau. Compiled by Charmaine Robledo Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church The Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Conference delegations to the 2016 General and Western Jurisdictional conferences are ...


Prison Ministry Partnership: Ways to participate

4/20/2016

Submitted by Rev. Melanie Martin-Dent Interim Pastor at Grace UMC Dillon One of the desired outcomes for our conversations is strengthening all of our prison ministries by sharing information and encouraging members of our churches to get involved. Our core team is passionate about working with people affected by incarceration. As one of our ...


Billings Hope UMC choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

3/29/2016

Story and photo submitted by the Rev. Gary Geiman Pastor at Billings Hope United Methodist Church The Billings Hope United Methodist Church Chancel Choir has been invited to participate in a performance of Handel's Messiah on the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) Concert Series in New York City. This performance at Carnegie ...


Prison Ministry Partnership continues to grow ecumenical work

3/16/2016

Submitted by Rev. Melanie Martin-Dent Interim Pastor at Grace UMC Dillon In June 2015, shortly after the Montana Synod of the ELCA celebrated their new partnership with Intermountain, caring for children and families at-risk, Bishop Jessica Crist of the ELCA invited Bishop Elaine Stanovsky of the Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church to...


Youth 'Go Mad', embrace new life at annual Convocation

3/16/2016

Story and photos submitted by Abbie Thompson Youth Coordinator, Yellowstone Conference More than a hundred people met at Bozeman United Methodist Church from Feb. 12 to 15 for an exciting weekend of spiritual growth, relationship, and fun. We sang, laughed, cried, and ate tons of food. Throughout the weekend, we looked at the story from John when ...


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