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

June 19, 2018
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.

What about Our Money? at Mission u 2018

June 15, 2018
Submitted by Rev. James L. Gulley, Co-Chair, Mission u Task Force Kristi Kinnison and Laurel Kubin recently attended the Mission u Regional Training in Nashville, TN, where they met with a wonderfully diverse group of United ...

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity: Reflective Leadership Grant

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity: Reflective Leadership Grant

June 14, 2018
Reflective Leadership Grants offer Christian leaders “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps.

Guest blog: Discovering connection at 2018 Joint Annual Conference

June 11, 2018
When I became a Methodist, after being raised as a Presbyterian, I didn't really understand what a connectional denomination was. And I was really confused when I first began to attend Annual Conference and heard the entire ...

Utah/Western Colorado District office move

Utah/Western Colorado District office move

June 04, 2018
The Utah/Western Colorado District Office is moving to a new location, effective July 1.

Deaconesses Consecrated at Assembly 2018

Deaconesses Consecrated at Assembly 2018

May 31, 2018
?“Called to Be What for God’s World?” was the theme of the deaconess consecration service May 18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, part of Assembly 2018. Twenty-four women from 19 conferences were ...

2018 Last Chance Scholarship recipient announced

2018 Last Chance Scholarship recipient announced

May 29, 2018
Cherie Cobb—a current seminarian serving the people of Dolores and Dove Creek, Colorado—is the 2018 recipient of the $3,000 Last Chance Scholarship.

Invitation to 2018 Mission u study on Embracing Wholeness

May 25, 2018
The spirituality course for the 2018 Mission u is related to last year’s study, Living As a Covenant Community. If you attended that session, you will recognize the covenants of Adam and Noah. This year, we will reach a deeper ...

Guest blog: How a cross-conference appointment put immigration stories into perspective

May 22, 2018
I am fairly new to the realm of immigration work and the various implications of such. As I tell my church and larger community, we are all learning as we go. I readily admit that. I understand that laws, rules, and order are ...

Blog post: Mixed emotions, uncomfortable questions

Blog post: Mixed emotions, uncomfortable questions

May 21, 2018
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...

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

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

May 17, 2018
The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church concluded its ninth and final meeting in Nashville May 16.

Mountain Sky Area pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Mountain Sky Area pilgrimage to the Holy Land

May 16, 2018
Bishop Karen Oliveto invites all lay and clergy on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The trip will take place Jan. 28 to Feb. 6, 2019.

Grand Valley UMC celebrates all United Methodist Women on Mother's Day

Grand Valley UMC celebrates all United Methodist Women on Mother's Day

May 14, 2018
Grand Valley United Methodist Church celebrated more than just mothers this May 13. The church decided to honor all United Methodist Women through a special service.

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

Constitutional amendment to be revisited

May 11, 2018
The Rev. Gary W. Graves, Secretary of the General Conference, announced that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass.

Rocky Mountain deaconess to be consecrated at UMW Assembly

May 11, 2018
Next week at United Methodist Women’s Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, Laurie Ann Fujinami of the Rocky Mountain Conference will be consecrated as a deaconess.

Rocky Mountain Conference youth gathers, plans for the future

Rocky Mountain Conference youth gathers, plans for the future

May 08, 2018
The young people of the Rocky Mountain Conference have been busy over the last few weeks, and would love to invite you to share in the excitement!

Mountain Sky Area to host second immersion experience in Mexico

Mountain Sky Area to host second immersion experience in Mexico

May 07, 2018
The Mountain Sky Area will host a second language, cultural, and social justice immersion experience in Cuernavca, Mexico from October 22 to November 2.

Bishop Oliveto announces changes to RMC District Superintendent responsibilities

Bishop Oliveto announces changes to RMC District Superintendent responsibilities

April 30, 2018
On April 24, Bishop Karen Oliveto announced changes to district superintendent responsibilities in the Rocky Mountain Conference that will take effect July 1, 2018.

Local church historians to gather for annual meeting

Local church historians to gather for annual meeting

April 30, 2018
The annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Conference Commission on Archives and History will be May 11 at Iliff School of Theology.

Native American Course of Study empowers pastors

Native American Course of Study empowers pastors

April 30, 2018
Rocky Mountain Conference pastor, Norman Mark completed the five-year Native American Course of Study, which includes course work specifically for Native American pastors and persons who are working in a Native American context.

The church is watching, waiting, UMC Bishops told

The church is watching, waiting, UMC Bishops told

April 30, 2018
United Methodist bishops were reminded that the church is watching, waiting and wondering if and how they will lead the denomination into the future.

Dr. Tink Tinker celebrated at Iliff School of Theology event

Dr. Tink Tinker celebrated at Iliff School of Theology event

April 23, 2018
Iliff School of Theology celebrated the contributions of Dr. Tink Tinker earlier in April, at an event filled with stories, memories, song and prayer.

Bridge of Love Offering to support rural community projects

April 16, 2018
The Bridge of Love Offering, a tradition of the Rocky Mountain Conference, this year will be a partnership of the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone conferences. Two rural communities have been selected to receive the offering funds ...

Online registration now live for Mission u 2018

April 13, 2018
Mission u 2018 online registration is now open. Attendees can attend either one- or two-day events in Colorado, Utah, or Wyoming.

Bishops seek declaratory decision from Judicial Council on Special Session

Bishops seek declaratory decision from Judicial Council on Special Session

April 12, 2018
The Council of Bishops is asking the Judicial Council for a declaratory decision on what petitions can be submitted to the denomination’s Special Session of General Conference.

Jubilee: 50 Years of The United Methodist Church

Jubilee: 50 Years of The United Methodist Church

April 10, 2018
Congregations across the connection are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of The United Methodist Church.

Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

April 10, 2018
Approximately 150 volunteers are needed to serve as marshals and pages during General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah swaps lilies for baby formula this Easter

Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah swaps lilies for baby formula this Easter

April 05, 2018
Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah did something a little different this year for Easter.

First UMC Salt Lake City offers historic tours, organ recitals for 2018 Annual Conference

First UMC Salt Lake City offers historic tours, organ recitals for 2018 Annual Conference

April 03, 2018
The First United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah will offer tours and organ recitals on Wednesday, June 6 to celebrate the 2018 Joint Annual Conference.

The Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte examines aspects of a

The Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte examines aspects of a "post-Christian culture"

April 03, 2018
On April 17, the Rec. Dr. Edwin Aponte, Executive Director of the Louisville Institute, will offer a public lecture at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.

Transitional/Intentional Interim Ministry Specialists host 11th annual gathering May 1-3

Transitional/Intentional Interim Ministry Specialists host 11th annual gathering May 1-3

April 03, 2018
The 11th annual Transitional/Intentional Interim Ministry Specialists Association (TIMSA) gathering will take place May 1-3 at the United Methodist Conference Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Rinn United Methodist Church blesses Cub Scout pack in crisis

March 29, 2018
After discovering missing funds, the Firestone, CO Cub Scouts were devastated. But one local church came together to ensure a successful year for Pack 341.

Bishop Oliveto to join female bishops at The Power of Bold Assembly for United Methodist Women

Bishop Oliveto to join female bishops at The Power of Bold Assembly for United Methodist Women

March 28, 2018
Bishop Oliveto encourages the women of the Mountain Sky Area to attend The Power of Bold Assembly event hosted by United Methodist Women in Columbus, Ohio from May 18-20, 2018.

Four to celebrate significant ordination anniversaries

Four to celebrate significant ordination anniversaries

March 28, 2018
Four clergy members of the Annual Conference will celebrate significant anniversaries of their ordination as elders as well as reception into conference membership at the 2018 session.

UMCOR hub in Johnstown, CO to sponsor Hygiene Kit Day

UMCOR hub in Johnstown, CO to sponsor Hygiene Kit Day

March 28, 2018
The United Methodist Church of Johnstown, Colorado, a new UMCOR hub for the Peaks-Plains District, will sponsor a Hygiene Kit Day on Sunday, May 6th.

Blackfeet Nation receives 20 tons of potatoes in wake of winter emergencies

March 27, 2018
More than 20 tons of southern Colorado potatoes recently made a 24-hour truck trip to northwest Montana in response to the area’s ongoing humanitarian needs.

Tax law may affect local giving, seminar recordings explain

Tax law may affect local giving, seminar recordings explain

March 24, 2018
Tax law changes could mean a 25% decrease in giving. Listen to the Tax Changes and Local Church Giving seminar recordings to learn more.

Center for Spiritual Engagement hosts Interfaith event

March 23, 2018
Join Rabbi Brian Immerman (Temple Emanuel), Iman Jodeh (Meet the Middle East), and Reverend Jasper Peters (Belong Church) for Spiritual Journeys in this Interfaith World

Grace UMC in Denver brings Ash Wednesday to light rail station

Grace UMC in Denver brings Ash Wednesday to light rail station

March 23, 2018
One Denver United Methodist Church decided to bring Ash Wednesday to the people, by means of a table at the Yale Street light rail station.

CSRW advocates for #MeToo and introduces #ChurchToo

CSRW advocates for #MeToo and introduces #ChurchToo

March 22, 2018
The Commission on the Status and Role of Women (CSRW) will gather laity and clergy at the 2018 Annual Conference for a meal with the focus of #MeToo and #ChurchToo.

Celebrating 70 years of The Advance: God’s love at work in training leaders

Celebrating 70 years of The Advance: God’s love at work in training leaders

March 21, 2018
For 70 years, The Advance has been a vital means through which United Methodists and their predecessors have shared the love of God throughout the world. Today, The Advance supports more than 300 missionaries and more than 600 ...

Book launch and signing to celebrate Bishop Oliveto's new work

Book launch and signing to celebrate Bishop Oliveto's new work

March 20, 2018
Bishop Karen P. Oliveto, Bishop of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, has published a new book based on the teachings of John Wesley. Bishop Oliveto's book will launch at a celebration in April at Iliff School of Theology.

Guest blog: This Lent, Don't Give Up Love

Guest blog: This Lent, Don't Give Up Love

March 20, 2018
Judging by Facebook posts these days, puppies are in. People with whom you disagree are out. Love is in short supply. But don’t give up on love. Jesus, above all else, was about love.

Impact investing: learn more about Methodists Helping Methodists

Impact investing: learn more about Methodists Helping Methodists

March 19, 2018
Learn more about Methodists Helping Methodists, an entity of the United Methodist Foundation who who invest in the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Conference development fund.

Commission on a Way Forward meets March 19-22 to prepare final report

Commission on a Way Forward meets March 19-22 to prepare final report

March 16, 2018
The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward will meet in Los Angeles on March 19-22 to prepare a final report to be submitted to the Council of the Bishops for consideration by the bishops at their April/May meeting.

Funds available for updating or composing local church histories

Funds available for updating or composing local church histories

March 16, 2018
The J. Alton Templin Fund is offering grants of $300 to local churches updating or composing the church history.

Boulder First United Methodist Church breaks ground for homeless youth housing center

March 14, 2018
Over three years ago, Attention Homes embarked on a journey to develop supportive housing for young people experiencing homelessness. On February 21, construction began on a 40-unit housing complex.

Guest Blog: This Lent, Don't Give Up Being the Church

Guest Blog: This Lent, Don't Give Up Being the Church

March 14, 2018
There’s a lot of institutional despair these days. "The church is dying, it’s in decline, it’s done for, it’s over. The best days are behind us." But what if all that’s just a story? And not a very good one at that?

ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism rally calls for social justice

ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism rally calls for social justice

March 13, 2018
The April 4 “ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism” rally, led by the National Council of Churches (NCC) is gaining traction and attention country-wide.

Spiritual and Practical Aspects of Fundraising Workshop at Iliff School of Theology

Spiritual and Practical Aspects of Fundraising Workshop at Iliff School of Theology

March 12, 2018
Fundraising and financial stewardship: these are two critical areas where leaders must be effective in order for churches and other organizations to create and sustain ministry work.