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Introductory gatherings planned for Healing Communities Partnership

10/19/2015

Submitted by the Rev. Melanie Martin-Dent The Rev. Doug Walker, National Coordinator for Criminal Justice Reform with The United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society, will be in Montana the first week of November. He will be leading introductory gatherings to introduce the Healing Communities framework for ministry with people ...


St. Paul's UMC grows relationship with Intermountain

10/7/2015

Story by Charmaine Robledo, Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area The Reverend Marianne Niesen and Crystal Amundson, both of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Helena, Montana, have taken on new roles with Intermountain, a nationally accredited, nonprofit organization that provides mental health and educational services for children and...


What does a mission-shaped church look like?

10/7/2015

Story and photos by Charmaine Robledo, Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area Yellowstone Conference's 2015 Clergy Orders Retreat was held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at Bozeman United Methodist Church in Bozeman, Montana. The event was led by the Reverend Graham Horsley, Connexional Fresh Expressions Missioner with the British Methodist Church, who...


United Methodist Churches in Billings help build Habitat for Humanity home

9/23/2015

Story and photos submitted by the Rev. Gary Geiman Billings area United Methodists came together Sept. 12 and 19 to help start building the latest Habitat for Humanity home in Billings. Members from all five Billings United Methodist churches worked together in the Habitat ReStore parking lot on a home that will later be moved to a Habitat ...


Campus ministry hosts rummage sale and fundraiser

9/17/2015

When the UMW at Bozeman United Methodist Church decided to give up their long-running fall rummage sale, the campus ministry team was ready to take on the event! Items were gathered at the Christus Collegium through the month of August. Each item was sorted and priced, and was ready for the sale on Aug. 28 and 29, just in time for MSU students ...


Volunteers needed for General Conference 2016

9/16/2015

The 2016 General Conference will be at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, from May 10 to 20, 2016. A conference of this size requires a huge amount of support. Please consider volunteering and/or encouraging members of your own congregation to partake in this important event and show what it means to practice radical hospitality and ...


2015 Summer Mission u focuses on Latin America, Happiness

9/2/2015

Submitted by Diane Martin, Assistant Dean of Mission u Thirty-two women worshiped, studied, and fellowshipped while learning how to be happy eating "new world" foods at the Summer Mission u held at Mission Valley United Methodist Church in St. Ignatius, Montana, from Aug. 7 to 8. Marcia Prather, who has served a number of medical missions in ...


Faith leaders learn about Healing Communities Partnership

8/19/2015

Story and photo submitted by the Rev. Melanie Martin-Dent, Interim Pastor, Grace UMC Doug Walker, National Coordinator for Criminal Justice Reform, United Methodist Church (UMC) General Board of Church and Society, had the opportunity to meet with about a dozen people in Missoula on Aug. 11, including three from the UMC, three from Freedom in ...


Meet the speakers for the Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

7/15/2015

Submitted by Brenda Anderson-Baker The power of the Holy Spirit is alive and at work in preparation for the first Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation in Yellowstone Conference, to be held Sept. 6 to 11 at Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp. The Academy has a long history of transforming people of faith and renewing their ministry. The theme ...


Workshop aims to help Native Americans, allies work 'for the common good'

6/3/2015

Story and photos contributed by Chesie Lee, Director of the Wyoming Association of Churches May 6 was the first of a large gathering of Native Americans from the Wind River Indian Reservation and a few allies to learn how to be effective leaders "for the common good." Rebekah Simon-Peter, founder of BridgeWorks, facilitated the "For the Common ...


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