Please pray for the people on this page. The newest prayer requests are at the top of the page, and the list will be updated regularly. If you have prayer requests, please start by contacting your District Superintendent.
Please pray for the family of F. Jane Winterheld,75, spouse and ministry mate of Pastor GW Bill Warren, who passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 in Pensacola, Florida. Jane was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1942 and graduated High School in Bridgeport Texas. Her father was a Southern Baptist local pastor and Janie played piano in the churches he served. She married Robert Henry Winterheld in 1963. They lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma then moved to Fort Benton, Montana and in a couple years to Fairfield, Montana where Bob was a lineman for the Montana Power Company. Bob passed away in 1990. Janie married GW Bill Warren in 1992 and they decided Bill would become a candidate for ordained ministry. Janie and Bill served churches in Sand Coulee and Belt, Dillon, Chinook, Hobson and Moore, Heron and Noxon in the Yellowstone Annual Conference and Clark Fork Idaho of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. Janie was always involved in church activities during their years of service. She learned to direct choirs when the need arose and always supported and was active in United Methodist Women. Inurnment will take place during a graveside service in Bridgeport, Texas on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the graves of her mother and father. A gathering of Montana and Yellowstone Annual Conference friends will take place in Great Falls, Montana at a later date. Cards and condolences can be sent to the family at GW Bill Warren, 100 West Glendale Street #10 Dillon, MT 59725; 406-724-3792, 406-683-4594 (Grace UMC) firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pray for the family of John Lewis, who died Sept. 17 in Great Falls, Montana. He was a retired United Methodist elder who served the former Montana Conference beginning in 1959 and then for many years in the Yellowstone Conference. Churches he served include Bridger/Belfry, Glendive, Kalispell, Great Falls First, Choteau/Pendroy, and Cody. Lewis served as the superintendent of the Great Falls District for six years beginning in 1975. He retired in 1994. His memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at First United Methodist Church, Great Falls, Montana. Cards and condolences can be sent to the family at 1200 32nd St. South #53, Great Falls, MT 59405.
Participants in Spanish Immersion Trip
Please pray for all of the participants traveling to Cuernavaca, Mexico for the Spanish-Language Theology, Culture, & Social Justice Immersion trip led by Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto from Aug. 28 to Sept. 8. The travelers will be visiting schools, learning about social justice issues in Mexico, and gaining a better understanding of the world from the perspective of marginalized Latino communities.
Please keep in your prayers the family of Sarah Allagene Mason, who died July 26, 2017 at the age of 97. She was the surviving spouse of United Methodist pastor Walter Mason, who died in 2013. She and Walter served churches in North Dakota, North Indiana and the Rocky Mountain Conference, as well as spending 22 years serving in Chile. In 1974, they served the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish until Walter’s retirement in 1981. Services will be at the Bozeman United Methodist Church, 121 S. Willson Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715, on Oct. 21, 2017. Condolences can be sent to Mason’s daughter Kathy Lentz at 15126 Count Fleet Court, Carmel, IN 46032.
Please keep in your prayers the Rev. Mary Barbee, retired Rocky Mountain Conference elder now residing in Cody, Wyoming, on the death of her husband, Wes Thring, at the age of 95. A memorial service was held June 9 at Cody United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
Prayers for the family of Jerre Pugh, beloved spouse of retired Yellowstone pastor John Pugh. Jerre died following a long illness Monday, February 20, 2017. They enjoyed 40 years together. John was pastor of United Methodist Churches in Havre and Worland, Wyoming, moving to Billings where they organized Hope United Methodist Church in Billings Heights (which celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2016). They also served three years in Laurel. They retired in 1990 and moved back to Billings.
Her life will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, at the Hope United Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Lane in Billings Heights, with a reception to follow at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hope Church, Intermountain Children’s Home in Helena, or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at 2351 Solomon Ave #301, Billings MT 59102. Please keep John and the rest of the family in your prayers.
Prayers for the family of the Rev. Tom Lane, retired Yellowstone pastor, who passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Tom served churches in our conference including: Culbertson/Bainville, Simms-Sun River; Whitehall-Boulder-Basin; Carbon County Parish (Bridger, Belfry, Fromberg, Edgar); Fort Benton-Carter; Grace United Methodist Church (Billings); one term as Big Horn District Superintendent; then retiring from Lander, Wyoming United Methodist Church in 2001. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy and their daughter Becky and her husband John and son Mark and his wife Cheryl.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, located at 1935 Avenue B, Billings, MT 59102. A family inurnment service will be held at a later date at the Sheridan Montana Cemetery. Please wear your brightest socks. Condolences may be sent to the family at 2819 Lyndale Lane Billings, MT 59102.
Prayers for the family of Kenneth Burdick, who passed away Jan. 28, 2017, just two weeks after a diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma. He was 69 years old.
Ken and Kay Burdick served Townsend and Whitehall, MT in the Yellowstone Conference from 1972-1979, when they moved to Oregon.
He was granted Honorable Location in 1983.
The Robledo-McAbee Family on birth of a baby girl
Prayers of joy for Charmaine Robledo, Mountain Sky Area Director of Communications, and Steven McAbee on the birth of their daughter, Cadence Lily McAbee on Jan. 24. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Charmaine said, "Steven and I are just so overjoyed." Congratulations can be sent to Charmaine Robledo, 6110 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Please pray for the family of the Rev. Hugh Herbert, who passed away Dec. 29, 2016 in Missoula, Montana. He would have been 98 on March 12. Herbert was a retired pastor and district superintendent in the Yellowstone Conference. He and Helen served churches in Deer Lodge (1940-42) … Fort Benton – Geraldine (1946-47) … Fort Benton (1947-51) … Bozeman (1951-58) … Missoula First (1958-69) … Great Falls First (1969-75) … DS Missoula District (1975-81) … Missoula First (1981-84) … Missoula First Associate (1984-1986) … Retired status 1986. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 10 at Missoula First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St., Missoula, MT 59802. Our prayers are with Herbert's family at this time.
Condolences may be sent to daughters Dorothy & Susan at:
Please pray for the friends and family of the Rev. Herbert Cies, who passed away Nov. 18 at the age of 97. A funeral service was held Nov. 22 in Newton, Kansas. A memorial has been established with the Asbury Park Good Samaritan Fund and contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E Broadway, Newton, KS 67114. Read his full obituary online. Click here to read an article about him in the Wichita Eagle.
Update and thank you from Rev. David Burt
Please continue to pray for the Rev. David Burt, who had open heart surgery Aug. 1. Below is a note from him:
Thanks to everyone who sent cards or offered prayers during my recent heart surgery. Those thoughts and well-wishes were very encouraging. I had a new aortic value installed, one bypass, and a pacemaker installed. While I am still recovering, I have returned to work on a part-time basis. God bless all of you.
David Burt, Yellowstone Annual Conference Assistant to the Bishop/DCM