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Apply for the Marion Reid Scholarship for Women

2/22/2018

Submitted by the Rev. Debra Juarez Director, Wesley Foundation at University of Wyoming The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church (Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone) is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Marion Reid Scholarship for Women. Four scholarships of $2,500 each will be ...


Four conference ministries awarded Peace with Justice grants

2/21/2018

Story submitted by the Rev. Karen Disney Peace with Justice Grant Coordinator for the Yellowstone Conference Photos courtesy Kathy Brus First United Methodist Church, Buffalo, Wyoming Half of the money given to the Peace with Justice Sunday, which will be observed on May 27, 2018, comes back to the Yellowstone Conference. This year, four Peace ...


Get daily encouragement during Lent through text messages

2/13/2018

Submitted by the Rev. Jeremy Scott Vital Congregations Developer, Mountain Sky Area The Mountain Sky Area is trying new things this Lent open to everyone in the area to connect in new ways. One is daily text reminders right to your phone. All you have to do is text Lent2018 to 797979 to sign up. Churches are encouraged to invite people to sign up ...


Mountain Sky Area pastors to be at leadership event in Washington, D.C.

1/23/2018

Five individuals from the Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church will participate in the General Board of Church & Society's Young Clergy Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 28 to 31. This year, the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) will host about 50 young clergy on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Each United Methodist...


Three startup teams created to focus on New Faith Communities

1/17/2018

Submitted by the Rev. Jeremy Scott Vital Congregations Developer, Mountain Sky Area Great things are happening in Yellowstone Conference around "New Faith Communities." Currently, the conference has three startup teams that are committed to creating a new faith community under the umbrella of their current congregation. These include: Christ ...


Mission Shaped Future retreat yields action plans for new conference

1/16/2018

Story by Charmaine Robledo Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area It was a weekend of dreaming, but also putting those ideas into a blueprint for the formation of a new annual conference. About 30 clergy and laity attended a two-day retreat Jan. 12 and 13 at Hope United Methodist Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado to discuss Mission ...


CONAM closer to goal of having authorized tribal representatives

1/15/2018

Submitted by JuDee Anderson, Chair, Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) Yellowstone Annual Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) members met in Bozeman, Montana on Dec. 9, 2017. Dr. Eduardo Duran was present as a continuing consultant on intergenerational trauma. Dr. Duran is himself Native American and Italian and...


Sheridan First UMC Native American Ministry continues healing work on Sand Creek

12/8/2017

Submitted by JuDee Anderson Member, First United Methodist Church, Sheridan, Wyoming Sheridan, Wyoming's Native American Ministry (NAM) group attended the Sand Creek Annual Spiritual Healing Run for the 10th year in a row. During the run, we recalled our first visit to the site in 2007, the dedication of the site as a National Historic Site, and ...


Blackfeet United Methodist Parish members answer call to ministry

11/20/2017

Pictured above from left: Gail Hoyt, Pastor Calvin Hill, Rayola Running Crane and Montana District Superintendent Jan Witman Story and photos submitted by Sheri Hill Blackfeet United Methodist Parish, Montana At the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish church charge conference, they celebrated five new and continuing covenants with the Blackfeet ...


Billings First UMC offers mental health support during the holidays

11/19/2017

Submitted by Carole Jones Member, First United Methodist Church, Billings, Montana Billings First United Methodist Church, Billings Montana, has been intentionally making their church a welcoming place. They have identified an area that needs some focus and love. Those persons that are dealing with mental health illness, either with loved ones or ...


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