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'Karen Oliveto – Good Friday in Babylon' video portrays a transforming leader

September 22, 2016
United Methodist leaders representing five Western U.S. states today released a video introducing their new bishop, Karen Oliveto, a leader whose ministry is defined by meeting people where they are, introducing them to Christ, ...

Bishop Karen Oliveto to preach at Park Hill UMC Denver on Sept. 11

Bishop Karen Oliveto to preach at Park Hill UMC Denver on Sept. 11

September 03, 2016
New United Methodist Bishop Karen Oliveto will make her first local preaching appearance as she helps Park Hill United Methodist Church celebrate its 106th anniversary on Sunday Sept. 11, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Belong Church hosting worship preview for community

September 02, 2016
For nearly a year, the idea of Belong Church has been forming, growing, and becoming more of a reality.

First UMC in Gillette takes a stand against hate

August 30, 2016
Members of First United Methodist Church in Gillette, Wyoming, joined with other individuals from around the state to protest the burning of a Quran that took place in Gillette on Aug. 27.

Mountain View UMC reduces carbon footprint, cuts electricity bills

August 26, 2016
In 2009, Mountain View’s congregation began discussing the idea of installing solar panels on the church building. The goal was to become environmentally responsible while exploring the financial benefits of saving money on ...

Rifle UMC receives $5,000 for Open Cupboard Food Pantry

Rifle UMC receives $5,000 for Open Cupboard Food Pantry

August 25, 2016
The Rifle United Methodist Church received a $5,000 grant from the AV Hunter Trust for their Open Cupboard Food Pantry. The grant has allowed for the Open Cupboard to be expanded by twice its size.

The Land officially becomes nonprofit corporation

The Land officially becomes nonprofit corporation

August 17, 2016
This July, The Land was officially incorporated as a nonprofit and celebrated the award of a $2,500 in-kind marketing donation from Rethink Church.

Fountain UMC pastor to speak on healing ministries with veterans

Fountain UMC pastor to speak on healing ministries with veterans

August 16, 2016
The Rev. Dr. David Bachelor, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Fountain, Colorado, will speak at Tarrant County College in Texas on Vietnam, post-traumatic stress disorder, and moral injury.

Conference youth enjoy day at Water World, plan future events

Conference youth enjoy day at Water World, plan future events

August 15, 2016
On Aug. 7, more than 250 youth from two dozen churches spanning two states came together for an afternoon of fun in the sun at Water World.

First UMC in Pueblo offering free meal for college students

August 06, 2016
First UMC Pueblo would like to reach out to college-aged young adults in Pueblo with a free meal on Aug. 17. We are seeking ways to support those who are in college or just out of college.

Lamar UMC connects with community through 'Blessings in a Bag'

August 05, 2016
We had lots of fun getting to know the wonderful children who came each week.

Pine Bluffs community comes together after hailstorm

Pine Bluffs community comes together after hailstorm

August 02, 2016
On July 27, a severe thunderstorm plowed through Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, a rural farming community 40 miles east of Cheyenne.

Farewell event celebrates Bishop Elaine Stanovsky's ministry

August 01, 2016
Members of the Rocky Mountain Conference sent their well-wishes and prayers for Bishop Elaine Stanovsky during a farewell celebration July 31 at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.

A letter from your Western Jurisdictional Conference delegates

July 22, 2016
July 13 to 16 we met with elected delegates from every conference in the Western U.S. The meeting was spirit-filled with vision of how our United Methodist Church will move forward with Wesley’s vision of grace and an example of ...

Legacy Fund applications due Sept. 15, 2016

July 20, 2016
The Legacy Fund grant application window will close Sept. 15, 2016. The Legacy Fund was created by the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference action in order to provide “critical funding for projects and encourage ministries that will ...

Rawlins Cooperative Parish joins ecumenical service in the park

July 18, 2016
The people of Rawlins Cooperative Parish gathered with two other denominations (Episcopal and Baptist) for a worship service in a local park Sunday, July 17.

Jurisdictional Conference delegates pass Mission Shaped Future Petition

Jurisdictional Conference delegates pass Mission Shaped Future Petition

July 15, 2016
On July 15, delegates to the 2016 Western Jurisdictional Conference approved the Mission Shaped Future Petition that sought to create a new annual conference out of the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Annual Conferences.

Highlands UMC hosts vigil with community, interfaith leaders

July 11, 2016
At the invitation and encouragement of Denver's Mayor Michael Hancock, Highlands United Methodist Church hosted a community vigil for hope and peace Sunday, July 10.

Mission u an opportunity for critical conversations

Mission u an opportunity for critical conversations

July 08, 2016
Mission u 2016 is an opportunity for you to prepare for critical conversations that every United Methodist pastor and key laity will surely have within their congregations in the months ahead: The Bible and Human Sexuality. Are ...

Lamar United Methodist Church offers 'Blessings in a Bag' for students

July 07, 2016
Every Wednesday this July and August, Lamar United Methodist Church's Whole Church Initiative action group sponsors "Blessings in a Bag", which is a canvas bag filled with free, non-perishable food for school-age students.

Closing worship held for Alameda Heights UMC

Closing worship held for Alameda Heights UMC

June 22, 2016
On Sunday, June 12, approximately 80 people gathered in a spirit of honoring the legacy of Alameda Heights United Methodist Church in Denver during its final worship service.

New conference scholarship available for women

June 16, 2016
The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries is excited to announce The 2016-17 Marion Reid Scholarship for Women.

Young people take leadership roles at Annual Conference Session

Young people take leadership roles at Annual Conference Session

June 11, 2016
We should be extraordinarily proud of our young people in attendance at Annual Conference Session this year. They have proven to be interested, invested, and capable of participating fully in all parts of Annual Conference.

Service remembers clergy, celebrates new life with baptism

June 09, 2016
A worship service "Celebrating the Saints, Baptism, and Communion" was held Thursday evening, June 9, at the Westin Hotel Ballroom in Westminster, Colorado.

Young people prepare for Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session

Young people prepare for Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session

June 09, 2016
Twenty young people representing eight congregations gathered from Wednesday afternoon, June 8, through Thursday afternoon, June 9, in preparation for the 48th Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session.

Rev. Ryan Canaday travels to Africa to empower women to tell their stories

June 01, 2016
I went to inspire people, particularly the women of Rusinga Island — since Project Humanity is centered upon women's empowerment. But you know how it works, right? The paradox. You go to inspire, but you're the one who's actually ...

St. Andrew UMC Highlands Ranch joins in The Big Serve

May 24, 2016
One Saturday in May, St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, sent nearly 750 people out to volunteer for 53 different service organizations.

Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

May 23, 2016
Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, May...

Bridge of Love Offering to aid displaced people near and far

Bridge of Love Offering to aid displaced people near and far

May 23, 2016
Each year, the Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Global Ministries sponsors the Bridge of Love Offering at the Annual Conference Session. This is a free-will offering available to all churches in the conference. This year, the ...

Closing worship held for St. Paul UMC in Denver

May 23, 2016
Sunday, May 22 saw approximately 100 people gather for the closing of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Within the congregation were not only the members and friends of St.Paul's, but retired clergy, clergy actively assigned to ...

Bishop Stanovsky: 'We will not leave divided'

May 20, 2016
On the last day of the 2016 General Conference, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area reminded those attending that “we will not leave divided because God is not finished with us yet!”

General Conference hears report on Sand Creek Massacre

May 19, 2016
On May 18, Mountain Sky Area Bishop Elaine Stanovsky was joined by Cheyenne and Arapaho descendants of the massacre survivors during a report on Sand Creek. This included Otto Braided Hair, of the Northern Cheyenne, who co-chaired...

United Methodist bishops present a way forward

May 18, 2016
In a rare and historical action, the General Conference body agreed on a motion requesting leadership from the Council of Bishops.

Youth, young adult delegates give Statement of Unity

Youth, young adult delegates give Statement of Unity

May 18, 2016
This statement of unity was read by Ann Jacob, a young adult reserve delegate from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, on the floor of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference today, May 18.

A Pastoral Response to 'A Love Letter To Our Church From LGBTQI Religious Leaders'

May 17, 2016
We speak from among those who are called to shepherd the United Methodist flock. Our hearts break knowing that some United Methodists from their suffering and vulnerability have written a love letter to our church at great risk to...

Father and son serve together at General Conference

May 16, 2016
There is something unique about the 2016 General Conference gathering; something that could easily be missed by the average observer on Twitter, or even the average delegate walking by on the floor.

Lack of youth delegates leaves General Conference Commission slot unfilled

May 16, 2016
The lack of youth delegates among the 864 delegates to General Conference 2016 means that for the second time in a row, the commission that runs the denomination’s top legislative assembly won’t have a youth delegate.

Mountain Sky Area delegates elected legislative officers at General Conference

Mountain Sky Area delegates elected legislative officers at General Conference

May 12, 2016
Clergy delegates Bradley Laurvick, of the Rocky Mountain Conference, and Tyler Amundson, of the Yellowstone Conference, were the only members of the Western Jurisdiction elected as legislative officers May 11.

Paul Kottke given Centus Samaritan Award for lifelong work in community

Paul Kottke given Centus Samaritan Award for lifelong work in community

May 09, 2016
On May 5, the Reverend Paul Kottke received the 2016 Centus Samaritan Award for his lifelong work in community projects, including the founding of Denver Urban Ministries (now Denver Urban Matters), co-founding Capitol Hill United...

Peace with Justice Sunday enables young people to lead initiatives

Peace with Justice Sunday enables young people to lead initiatives

May 08, 2016
Supporting Peace with Justice Sunday on May 22 offers opportunities for young people within the Rocky Mountain Conference to lead social justice initiatives within their communities and build relationships globally.

Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Women feel 'A Fresh Wind Blowing'

April 29, 2016
As United Methodist Women (UMW) looks forward to its 150th anniversary in 2019, the organization of more than 800,000 women shows no signs of slowing down. This was evident during the 2016 Western Jurisdiction United Methodist ...

Mountain Sky Area delegates share their hopes for General Conference 2016

April 25, 2016
The Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Conference delegations to the 2016 General and Western Jurisdictional conferences are preparing to attend the international event in May, and the Western Jurisdiction gathering in July.

Peace with Justice Sunday funds aid in health care advocacy

Peace with Justice Sunday funds aid in health care advocacy

April 25, 2016
Consistent with the Social Principles and The Book of Resolutions, United Methodists advocate for health care as a human right that must be made available to all.

St. Paul UMC, local family help fund ads for teen crisis phone app

St. Paul UMC, local family help fund ads for teen crisis phone app

April 20, 2016
Lillian Tsosie Jensen was given a $705 check by the Burninghams from St. Paul UMC’s Bucket of Love to go towards helping prevent teen crisis and suicide.

Out of church closings arise new ministries of hope

April 18, 2016
This coming Annual Conference, I will be bringing three petitions for church closures from the Denver Metro District. This is not being done casually. And above all it is not being done simply as an administrative function of a ...

Mission, ministry in Nepal a grassroots effort

April 18, 2016
United Methodist missionary Katherine Parker knows first-hand the power of community when it comes to ministry and disaster response.

Support Peace with Justice Sunday on May 22

Support Peace with Justice Sunday on May 22

April 15, 2016
Together, we spread the gospel of peace and encourage cooperation locally, within the United States, and globally by supporting Peace with Justice Sunday on May 22.

Mountain Sky Area leaders train to be coaches

April 07, 2016
Determining goals, creating action plans, and following through with accountability were some of the objectives participants learned at the CAST 1 Coaching Training from April 5 to 6 at Hope United Methodist Church in Greenwood ...

Renovating abandoned houses a focus of Community Fire Protection project

Renovating abandoned houses a focus of Community Fire Protection project

April 04, 2016
Two significant causes of fires in the Northern Cheyenne community are abandoned houses and lack of a defensible space around structures.

Missionary Katherine Parker to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

Missionary Katherine Parker to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

March 28, 2016
Katherine Parker, a missionary with The United Methodist Church currently serving in Nepal, will be visiting the Rocky Mountain Conference from April 4 to 10.