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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 ...


Bigfork Community UMC serves meals for Intermountain youth at Flathead Lake Camp

3/4/2016

Story and photo submitted by the Rev. Kelly Addy Pastor at Bigfork Community United Methodist Church Our friends at Intermountain called a few weeks ago asking if we could cater a meal to 14 of their youth and seven counselors.   They had a camp on Friday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 28, and if we could prepare those meals, it would give their ...


A wonderful year for campus ministry at Montana State University

3/2/2016

Story and photos submitted by Ann Dickensheets Coordinator, United Methodist Campus Ministry at Montana State University 2015 was an incredible year for campus ministry in Bozeman. The program touched more 70 different young people who attended our Tuesday night meetings and Thursday night bible studies. Our ministry centers around our Tuesday ...


Churches have a 'souper' food drive during Super Bowl

2/26/2016

Story and photos submitted by the Rev. Gary Geiman Billings Hope United Methodist Church, Billings, Montana Billings Hope United Methodist Church and Huntley United Methodist Church recently engaged in a month-long effort to collect cans of soup for hunger. Using the back drop of the Super Bowl and how much money and time we spend on that ...


Simms UMC serves up fun, fellowship with omelet bar

2/26/2016

Simms United Methodist Church in Ft. Shaw, Montana, had been looking for ways to reach out to the community. The congregation came up with the idea of having an "Omelet Bar." So far, Simms UMC has hosted three events, to great success! The church, which often has 7 or 8 people for Sunday worship, is now attracting 40-plus people at the omelet bar. ...


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