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United Methodists call for release of missionaries being held by Republic of the Philippines

6/26/2018

Submitted by Dan Curran United Methodist Global Ministries Calling for a missionary’s immediate release from the Bicutan Detention Center in the Philippines, the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church today took the unusual step of calling upon the government of the Republic of the Philippines to expedite the discharge of a young adult ...


SCD 2018 to equip leaders to transform congregations

6/25/2018

Submitted by Steve Horswill-Johnston Executive Director, Discipleship Ministries United Methodist conference leaders, clergy and laity will be able to choose from over 100 sessions and workshops in August at the annual School of Congregational Development (SCD), a premier event for equipping church leaders to lead vital, dynamic and life-changing ...


A response to immigrant family separation from Bishop Karen Oliveto

6/20/2018

Dear brothers and sisters, siblings in Christ, In the news, we have seen disturbing reports and pictures of children being taken from their parents and placed in detention centers by our government. Their crime was fleeing their homeland due to violence and threats of death, to make a perilous journey over harsh geography to seek safety within our ...


Fearing Deportation, Unauthorized Immigrants Shy Away From Signing Kids Up For Food Aid

6/20/2018

Submitted by Esther Honig Reporter, Harvest Public Media In the small city of Fort Morgan, Colorado, 33-year-old Verónica delicately stacks cans of food into her mini shopping cart, strolling the narrow aisles of the Rising Up food pantry to gather eggs, milk, apples and an extra-large box of cereal. “This [place] is really helpful for me,” Veró...


Delegates approve new Mountain Sky Conference: Historic vote to unite RMC and YAC

6/14/2018

By Charmaine Robledo Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church In a historic vote, the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone annual conferences agreed to become the new Mountain Sky Conference on June 9 during a joint gathering at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah. The vote followed a full day of debate and ...


Leadership at Duke Divinity: Reflective Leadership Grants

6/14/2018

Read this information on the Duke Divinity website Reflective Leadership Grants offer Christian leaders “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. Leaders must simultaneously manage immediate needs and look ahead to what is coming next. In today’s rapidly changing context, leaders often spend so much...


Guest blog: Discovering connection at 2018 Joint Annual Conference

6/11/2018

Submitted by Donna Gayley Spearman Laity, Lousville United Methodist Church, Louisville, Colorado I attended the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Conference (now Mountain Sky Conference) of the United Methodist Church these past few days.  I was a voting delegate for my home church. But I would have attended in any case, because my very ...


Council on Finance & Administration Update April Month-end 2018

5/24/2018

Submitted by the Council on Finance & Administration Yellowstone Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church In an effort to continuously keep our Yellowstone Annual Conference (YAC) members informed of our financial accomplishments and opportunities, we offer the following observations. Feedback is welcome. Our 2018 annual budget (Jan-Dec) is ...


Blog post: Mixed emotions, uncomfortable questions

5/21/2018

Daniel Viehland Intern, General Board of Church and Society Daniel Viehland just graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary and completed an internship with the General Board of Church and Society. He will be appointed to East Helena and Townsend UMCs in Montana starting July 1. Below is a post about his internship with GBCS and his time in ...


NEWS: Commission ends its work; hears bishops’ recommendation for a way forward

5/17/2018

NASHVILLE, Tennessee: The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville yesterday (May 16). The Commission met nine times over 17 months. The Commission reviewed a wide variety of petitions presented as legislation to previous General Conferences regarding human sexuality ...


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