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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. ...


Mountain Sky churches unite to crush hunger with 300,000-plus donations

2/9/2016

Updated 3:30 p.m. 2/9/2016 with news link from Western North Carolina Conference. Story submitted by the Rev. Brad Laurvick Pastor at Highlands UMC, Denver & food drive organizer The United in Orange Food Drive was an amazing success across our region. The food drive total was 360,664 donations, with more than 140 sites reporting. This is triple ...


Mentoring retreat teaches clergy new paths for healing

2/3/2016

Story and photos submitted by the Rev. Kelly Addy Lessons in trauma counseling and the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong filled the classroom and became a time of healing and renewal for 17 clergy who attended the 2016 Yellowstone Conference Mentoring Retreat at Chico Hot Springs from Jan. 25 to 27.   The two subjects fit in a hand-in-glove ...


Habitat for Humanity home to be dedicated Feb. 4

2/1/2016

Story and photo submitted by the Rev. Gary Geiman The newest Habitat for Humanity home dedication in Billings will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. This is the 73rd Habitat House built in Yellowstone County since 1992. Members from the five Billings United Methodist churches participated in two Saturday work days as the building of ...


New certified lay servant ministers for Yellowstone

1/30/2016

Story and photos submitted by the Rev. Su DeBree Yellowstone Conference now has 12 newly certified Lay Servant Ministers, and six folks trained in leading congregational prayer. Twenty participants from nine different congregations participated in the Basic Course led by Conference Lay Leader elect Don McCammon and the advanced course “Let the ...


Whole Church Initiative generating new energy

1/15/2016

By Charmaine Robledo, Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church When the Reverend Jeremy Scott launched the Whole Church Initiative in the summer of 2014, he sought to empower churches to honestly address their vitality and how they are living out their faith. He used a coaching model that supported churches in ...


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