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October 2017

Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Location: Butte Aldersgate UMC
10/3/2017 to 10/4/2017 Butte Aldersgate UMC Butte, Montana Fall meeting of the Board of Ordained Ministry The Exec Team meets at 10 a.m. on October 3, and full board runs from 1 p.m. October 3 through noon October 4.

YAC Clergy Orders

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to Friday, October 6, 2017
Location: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
The Yellowstone Conference Clergy Orders Retreat will be Oct. 4-6 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, 1500 Fairmont Road, Fairmont, MT 59711. Exit 211 on I-90 (between Anaconda and Butte, Montana). We will begin at 2 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 4 and end at noon...

UMW Annual Meeting

Friday, October 6, 2017 to Saturday, October 7, 2017
Location: Bozeman United Methodist Church
10/6/2017 5:00 PM to 10/7/2017 4:00 PM The Yellowstone Conference United Methodist Women will hold its annual business meeting at Bozeman UMC. Guest speakers: Bishop Karen Oliveto and Deaconess Robin Ridenour.

Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, Colorado Marriage Encounter Weekend

Friday, October 20, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017
Location: Glen Eyrie Conference Center
Escape to this all-inclusive destination marriage seminar at the Glen Eyrie Conference Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado! This Colorado "castle" is the perfect place to get away from your everyday demands to concentrate on your spouse, and build your marriage relationship.
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Safe Sanctuaries Train the Trainer – From Discipleship Ministries

Monday, October 30, 2017
Join people from across the United Methodist connection in this FREE, two-part webinar on how to train others on Safe Sanctuaries. This training provides you with the skills to establish safe sanctuaries in your church and train others in the work. ...

Safe Sanctuaries Train the Trainer – From Discipleship Ministries

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Join people from across the United Methodist connection in this FREE, two-part webinar on how to train others on Safe Sanctuaries. This training provides you with the skills to establish safe sanctuaries in your church and train others in the work. ...

Bozeman Area Circuit Charge Conferences

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Location: Belgrade Living Waters UMC
11/1/2017 6:30 p.m. Belgrave Living Waters UMC Bozeman, Montana The Bozeman Area Circuit 2017 Charge Conferences will be held Wed. Nov. 1 at Belgrave Living Waters UMC, 51 Cameron Bridge Rd., Bozeman, Montana 59718 at 6:30 p.m. - Beginning with a ...

Great Falls Circuit Charge Conferences

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Location: Christ UMC
11/5/2017 2:30 p.m. Christ UMC Great Falls, Montana The Great Falls Circuit Charge Conferences will be held Sunday, Nov. 5th at Christ UMC, 2900 9th Ave South, Great Falls, Montana 59405 at 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Please contact Rev. Susan Otey ...

Blackfeet Parish Church Conference

Monday, November 6, 2017
Location: Browning UMC
11/6/2017 at 6 p.m. Browning UMC Browning, Montana The Blackfeet Parish (Babb, Heart Butte and Browning UMC) will be held on Monday, Nov 6 at 6 p.m. at Browning UMC, 237 1st St NW, Browning, MT 59417. A Supper meal will be included in the event. ...

Havre Area Circuit Charge Conferences

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Location: Havre Van Orsdel UMC
11/7/2017 6 p.m. Havre Van Orsdel UMC Havre, Montana The Havre Area Circuit Charge Conferences will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Havre Van Orsdel UMC, 410 5th Ave. Havre, Montana 59501 at 6 p.m. Dinner will follow the meetings. Please contact Rev. ...

Western Jurisdiction Conference Secretaries of Global Ministries (WJ CSGM)

Thursday, November 9, 2017 to Saturday, November 11, 2017
Location: Covenant United Methodist Church
11/9/2017 4:00 p.m. to 11/11/2017 12:00 p.m. This is an annual meeting of the Western Jurisdiction Conference Secretaries of Global Ministries.

Sheridan, Twin Bridges and Whitehall Charge Conference

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Location: Church of the Valley
11/11/2017 1 p.m. Church in the Valley Twin Bridges, Montana The Charge Conferences for Sheridan, Twin Bridges and Whitehall UMC churches will be Saturday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at Church in the Valley, 311 South Main St, Twin Bridges, Montana 59754 at ...

Central Wyoming Circuit Charge Conference

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Location: First UMC - Casper
11/11/2017 1:30 p.m. First UMC Casper, Wyoming The Central Wyoming Circuit will hold its Charge Conference from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at First United Methodist Church in Casper, 332 E. Second St., Casper, WY 82601. The church phone is ...

Dillon UMC Charge Conference

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Location: Dillon Grace UMC
11/12/2017 Dillon UMC Dillon, Montana The Dillon UMC Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Grace UMC, 131 E Bannack St, Dillon, Montana 59749 following Worship. Please contact Pastor Bill Warren at pstrbill@gmail.com for more ...

Northeast Wyoming Circuit Charge Conference

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Location: First UMC Gillette
11/18/2017 First UMC Gillette, Wyoming The Northeast Wyoming Circuit will hold its Charge Conference from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at First United Methodist Church in Gillette, 2000 W. Lakeway, Gillette, Wyoming 82060. The church phone is ...

Lewistown Circuit Charge Conferences

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Location: Lewistown UMC
11/19/2017 3 p.m. Lewistown UMC Lewistown, Montana The Lewistown Circuit Charge Conferences will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Lewistown UMC. 512 W Broadway, Lewistown Montana 59457 at 3 p.m. in the afternoon. For more information, please contact ...

Libby UMC and Troy UMC Charge Conference

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Location: Libby UMC
11/28/2017 6 p.m. Libby UMC Libby, Montana The Libby UMC and Troy UMC Charge Conference will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at Libby UMC, 713 Main Ave, Libby Montana 59923 beginning with a light supper at 6 p.m. Please contact Pastor Karen Disney at ...

Flathead Area Circuit Charge Conferences

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Location: Epworth UMC
11/30/2017 6 p.m. Epworth UMC Kalispell, Montana The Flathead Area Circuit Charge Conferences will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30th at Epworth UMC, 329 2nd Ave. East, Kalispell, Montana 59901 beginning with a pot luck at 6 p.m. Please contact Rev ...

Big Horn-Wyoming Circuit Church Conference

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location: First UMC - Cody
The Big Horn-Wyoming Circuit will hold its Charge Conference from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at First United Methodist Church in Cody, 1405 Beck Ave., Cody, WY 82414. The church phone is 307-587-4430. Please contact your pastor to confirm your ...

Helena Area Circuit Charge Conferences

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location: Covenant UMC
12/2/2017 1 p.m. Covenant UMC Helena, Montana The Helena Area Circuit Charge conferences will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Covenant UMC, 2330 E Broadway, Helena, Montana 59601 at 1 p.m. in the afternoon. Please contact Rev. Sami Pack-Toner at ...

Aldergate, Butte Charge Conference

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Location: Aldersgate UMC
12/3/2017 Aldersgate UMC Butte, Montana The Aldersgate UMC Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Aldersgate UMC, 1621 Thornton Ave, Butte, Montana 59701 following worship. Please contact Rev. Melissa Engel at revmelissaengel@gmail.com ...

Drummond UMC & Hall UMC Charge Conference

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Location: Drummond UMC
Drummond UMC & Hall UMC will hold their Charge Conference on Sun. Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at Drummond UMC 144 N Main, Drummond, MT 59822. Please contact Pastor Sally Ralston at salralston@gmail.com for more information.

Salmon UMC Charge Conference

Monday, December 4, 2017
Location: Salmon UMC
Salmon UMC will hold its Charge Conference on Monday, Dec 4 at 6 p.m. at 201 Lombard St., Salmon ID 83467. A meal will be served during the Gathering. Please contact Pastor Susan Twidwell xmethodistpreacher@gmail.com at for more information.

Hamilton UMC Charge Conference

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Hamilton Federated UMC will hold its 2017 Charge Conference on Tues. Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at 211 North 6th St, Hamilton, MT 59840. Please contact Pastor John Duckworth at johnduckworth49@yahoo.com for more information.

Missoula Area Circuit Charge Conferences

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Location: Grace UMC
12/9/2017 at 10 a.m. Grace UMC Missoula, Montana The Missoula Area Circuit Charge Conferences will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at Grace UMC, 1756 10th St West, Missoula, MT 59801. Lunch will be served following the meeting. Please contact...

First 12 Training - Remote Site

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Location: YAC Office
Starting at 1 p.m. December 13 and ending at noon on December 14 at the Yellowstone Conference office in Billings, Montana GATHER & GROW the First Twelve core team members and leaders for a new ministry, new faith community, or new congregation. ...
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UMW Mission u

Friday, February 2, 2018 to Saturday, February 3, 2018
Location: Laurel UMC
8 a.m. Feb. 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 3, 2018 Laurel UMC, Laurel, Montana 307 W. Fourth St. Laurel, MT 59044 Mission u Winter School 2 studies are offered.

District Annual Conferences - Cultivating Beloved Community

Saturday, March 3, 2018
The Mountain Sky Area is doing a new thing on March 3: gathering regionally for united learning, faith formation and connection. We are excited to bring laity and clergy from 15 locations across Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming together to ...
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2018 Pension Workshop

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
3/7/2018 - 9:30 a.m. to noon Livestream will be available in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell, Lander and Miles City
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UMW Conference Mission Team

Thursday, March 8, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
Location: TBD
3/8/2018 4 p.m. to 3/10/2018 12 p.m. UMW Conference Mission Team planning meeting

2018 Retiree Workshop

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Location: Wesley Room - RMC Conference Office
This workshop is intended for those clergy who are retiring this Annual Conference. Please contact the event organizer if you plan to attend remotely or in person.

Wheatley Lectures

Thursday, March 8, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018
Wheatley Lectures "Creating Community in Fracturing Times: Returning Civility to Civil Dialogue” will take place on March 8-9, 2018 on the campus of Rocky Mountain College. At a time when various political, religious and societal issues are ...

Cathedral of the Rockies

Thursday, March 8, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018
Location: Boise First UMC
When the leader grows, the organization grows. Join us this March in Boise, Idaho at the Cathedral of the Rockies for a few days designed to inspire, strengthen, equip and renew church leadership teams. NLI is one of the largest mainline leadership ...
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Tax Changes & Local Church Giving

Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:30 PM
Few of us have seen changes to the Tax system as sweeping as those approved at the end of 2017 (to go into effect this year and beyond). One area of great interest, impact and anxiety for leaders in the church is the increase of the standard ...
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United Methodist Women Day of Giving

Friday, March 23, 2018
United Methodist Women Day of Giving - March 23 On March 23, 1869, eight women gathered at Tremont Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, and organized the Women's Foreign Missionary Society, what would become United Methodist Women. ...

UMW Big Horn District Spring Meeting

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Location: Laurel UMC
4/14/2018 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laurel UMC Laurel, Montana The UMW Big Horn District meeting will be held at Laurel UMC. A time for learning, sharing and inspiration.

Five Things Your Visitors are Thinking but Won't Ask Seminar

Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Gillette First UMC
It's been said that every church wants to grow. If that is statement is true, are we really poised for it in the way we treat and attend to our new visitors? While you might not think it, guest readiness is one of the most important issues facing the...

Native American Ministries Sunday

Sunday, April 15, 2018
One tribe in North America has told this story for centuries: when people “pale as birch” crossed the great water in large canoes, they brought with them “The Black Book.” However, the bringers of the physical Book could not have known what it would ...

UMW Western Mountains District Spring Meeting

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: Kalispell Epworth UMC
4/21/2018 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kalispell Epworth UMC Kalispell, Montana UMW Western Mountains Spring Meeting at Kalispell Epworth UMC. A time for learning, sharing and inspiration.

Last day of regular registration for 2018 Joint AC

Thursday, May 10, 2018
May 10 is the last day of regular registration for 2018 Joint Annual Conference. May 11 begins late registration.  Register here today! If you experience trouble while attempting to register, please email Patty Griffith at patty.griffith@yacumc.org...

First 12 Training Event

Monday, May 14, 2018 10:00 AM to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Location: Evangelical United Methodist Church
Starting a new church, faith community, or place for new people?  The first twelve people to join you in starting a new place for new people, new church, or new faith community will set the tone and shape for the future, set the pattern for ...

UMW Assembly 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018 to Sunday, May 20, 2018
Location: Columbus Convention Center
INSPIRE Be inspired by cutting-edge speakers and deep spiritual experiences. MOBILIZE Learn to mobilize through a public rally, Town Halls, workshops and social justice exhibits. ACTIVATE Leave with action plans for your own community. At “The Power ...

JUBILEE: The 50th Anniversary of The United Methodist Church

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Congregations across the connection are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorating the event on April 23, 1968, when leaders of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church declared the creation of a new denomination, ...
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Aldersgate Day

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Aldersgate Day is celebrated on May 24 (or the Sunday closest) to commemorate the day in 1738 when John Wesley experienced assurance of his salvation.  Wesley reluctantly attended a group meeting that evening on Aldersgate Street in London.  As he ...

Peace with Justice Sunday

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Over the years, The United Methodist Church has advocated for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of national and international ministries. Your support of Peace with Justice Sunday on May 27 allows ministries like these to flourish in ...

Annual Conference

Thursday, June 7, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018
Location: Eccles Conference Center
The 2018 Joint Annual Conference Session for Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone conferences will be held June 7 to 10, 2018 at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah. Watch for updates all year long as we seek to create a new future together!
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UMW Mission u

Friday, July 27, 2018 8:00 AM to Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 5:00 AM
Mission u will hold two summer schools this year. The first will take place in Great Falls, Montana on July 27-29, and the second at Billings Grace in Billings, Montana August 17-18. More Information on the mission studies and books required for the...

UMW Mission u - Billings, MT

Friday, August 17, 2018 8:00 AM to Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Location: Mission u Dean
More Information on the Mission Studies and books required for the classes can be found on the National UMW website. Books should be read in advance of Mission u. Lay Speaker credit available.

UMW Big Horn District Meeting

Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:00 AM
Location: Worland United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Women Big Horn District Meeting will be September 15. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Worland United Methodist Church in Worland, WY. 

UMW Western Mountains District Meeting

Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Grace United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Women Western Mountains District Meeting will be September 15. This event will begin at 8 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. at Grace UMC in Dillon, MT. 

UMW Annual Meeting

Friday, September 28, 2018 to Saturday, September 29, 2018
Location: TBD
9/28/2018 7 p.m. to 9/29/2018 4 p.m.

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