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Mountain Sky churches unite to crush hunger with 300,000-plus food donations

February 08, 2016
The United in Orange Food Drive was an amazing success across our region. The food drive total was 360,664 donations, with more than 140 sites reporting.

Cañon City First UMC celebrates 150th year of ministry

February 08, 2016
 A Proclamation Issued by the County Commissioners Of Fremont County, Colorado, Declaring 2016 as a  Year of Celebration for the Cañon City First United Methodist Church and its 150th Year  of  Ministry Whereas, the Cañon City ...

Funds for One Great Hour of Sharing helps locally, globally

February 05, 2016
One Great Hour of Sharing on March 6 is a tremendous opportunity to support the ministry of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in your community and the world around you.

Legacy Fund applications due March 15

February 01, 2016
The Legacy Fund was created by Annual Conference action to provide “critical funding for projects and encourage ministries that will make a difference and enhance vital congregation.”

United In Orange food drive kicks off for Super Bowl 50

United In Orange food drive kicks off for Super Bowl 50

January 25, 2016
In 2014, we trounced Seattle with more than 103,000 donations in the United In Orange food drive. This year, we will show Carolina that Denver wins on and off the field.

Bringing light to the world through a 'Solar Suitcase'

Bringing light to the world through a 'Solar Suitcase'

January 22, 2016
The United Methodist Church of Johnstown, Colorado, had its own little Christmas miracle this year.

Mountain Sky Area Cabinet meets in Salt Lake City

January 22, 2016
The Mountain Sky Area Joint Cabinet met in Salt Lake City from Jan. 11 to 15 at the Wasatch Episcopal Retreat Center.

Youth Leadership Conference 2016

Youth Leadership Conference 2016

January 22, 2016
Do you know any young leaders in the Rocky Mountain Conference who might be interested in developing their leadership skills and networking with their peers from across the conference?

Whole Church Initiative generating new energy

January 15, 2016
When the Reverend Jeremy Scott launched the Whole Church Initiative in the summer of 2014, he sought to empower churches to honestly address their vitality and how they are living out their faith.

Continue to help United Methodist Commitee on Relief with disasters

January 11, 2016
Does it seem like there is news of a natural disaster every day? From wildfires to floods, to snow, to earthquakes. In the United States and around the world. What can we do to help?

2016 youth service opportunities from Sierra Service Project

2016 youth service opportunities from Sierra Service Project

January 04, 2016
Sierra Service Project, or SSP, provides service opportunities during the summer and school year for middle and high school youth groups.

Lamar UMC’s live nativity becomes impromptu ‘Blessing of the Animals’

December 21, 2015
On Sunday, Dec. 20 at Lamar United Methodist Church's Outdoor Live Nativity turned into an impromptu "Blessing of the Animals" when our families brought their pets to be in the manager scene as well.

Conference Board of Discipleship awards five Beyond the Walls grants

December 18, 2015
The Grant Review Team of the Conference Board of Discipleship is pleased to announce the awards for Round 4 of the 'Beyond the Walls' Grant Program.

Haxtun UMC serves 300-plus people at Thanksgiving

December 18, 2015
On Nov. 22, the Haxtun United Methodist Church in Haxtun, Colorado, served a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

UMCOR Flood Team celebrates end of recovery work in Colorado

UMCOR Flood Team celebrates end of recovery work in Colorado

December 14, 2015
On Dec. 3, the UMCOR Colorado Flood Recovery Team held an open house to celebrate all that we and our partners have accomplished in the past 26 months.

Mountain View UMC in Boulder advocates for wildlife through General Conference petition

Mountain View UMC in Boulder advocates for wildlife through General Conference petition

December 11, 2015
My church, Mountain View United Methodist Church in Boulder, Colorado, introduced a petition calling upon The United Methodists Church’s 12 million worldwide members to take a stand against wildlife trafficking and poaching.

New conference district names announced

December 07, 2015
Bishop Elaine J. W. Stanovsky sent a letter at the end of September about adjusting district boundaries in the Rocky Mountain Conference. These changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Limon UMC offers food, friendship, longtime support of Spiritual Healing Run

Limon UMC offers food, friendship, longtime support of Spiritual Healing Run

December 07, 2015
The Limon United Methodist Church has been a longtime supporter of the Healing Run, commencing in the late 1990s when Frank and Linda Hoover were pastors at the church.

Bethany UMC, Sacred Stones Ministries serve at Delores Project

December 07, 2015
Sunday morning worship looked a whole lot different Nov. 22 as two teams of mission-minded Bethany United Methodist Church congregants moved from worshiping in the sanctuary to worshiping with their hands and feet.

Parker UMC, community volunteers pack 132,642 meals

December 04, 2015
On Nov. 6 and 7, 752 volunteers from Parker and various other surrounding communities worked to feed 363 starving children for a year in the developing world.

Conference youth 'RE:Ignite' their faith at weekend retreat

November 30, 2015
From Nov. 6 to 8, high school youth from across the Rocky Mountain Conference gathered at Buckhorn United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center for Ignite 2015.

Shooting in Colorado Springs: Offering healing, hope

Shooting in Colorado Springs: Offering healing, hope

November 30, 2015
Once again, the City of Colorado Springs was impacted by an act of senseless violence. On a chilling Black Friday, Nov. 27, three innocent people were gunned down at a Planned Parenthood office in a standoff that lasted five ...

Sally Geis, advocate for social justice, dies Nov. 16

November 22, 2015
Sally Brown Geis, a well-known advocate for social justice and equality for all persons, died Nov. 16 in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 87.

Durango college student Sarah Leavitt finds her roots in ministry

November 22, 2015
Editor's note: This profile is part of a "Student Spotlight" series for United Methodist Student Sunday on Nov. 29. To learn more about United Methodist Student Sunday, click here. Story and photo submitted by Zack Esgar First ...

Sleeping bags needed for AfterHours Denver's Christmas in the Park

November 16, 2015
Note: This article has been updated with a new link for the sleeping bags. Submitted by Kelly Carver AfterHours Denver AfterHours Denver is gearing up for Christmas by collecting sleeping bags for those on the streets! The group's...

The Land faith community celebrates $250,000 Legacy Grant award

November 16, 2015
Thanks to a generous $250,000 grant awarded from the Legacy Fund, The Land faith community is now scheduled to begin physical development in the spring of 2016.

Friendships, faith, service grow out of Wyoming campus ministry

Friendships, faith, service grow out of Wyoming campus ministry

November 12, 2015
Story and photo submitted by Rev. Debra Juarez Director of the Wesley Foundation in Laramie, Wyoming Campus ministry in Laramie, Wyoming, is not just some new trend – the Wesley Foundation has been serving students for more than ...

De Beque Community United Methodist Church closes after 126 years of faithful ministry

November 10, 2015
  Story by the Rev. Rich Stoakes Grand Valley United Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 25 was a sad and sacred day for the 50 or so people who attended the closing worship service at the De Beque Community United Methodist Church. ...

RMC Student Spotlight: Adam Russell Johnson

November 03, 2015
  Profile submitted by the Rev. Roger Wolsey Director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Colorado My name is Adam Russell Johnson. I am a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I am 24 years old, and am ...

United Methodist churches help Pueblo's Feeding of the 5,000

November 02, 2015
  Photos submitted by Tony Ashworth Nearly 300 participants from area churches (six of whom were United Methodist), a Rotary Club, and high school students helped with Feeding of the 5,000, held Sept. 11 to 13 in Pueblo, ...

A Time for Children Workshop to help rethink how conference churches minister to youth

November 02, 2015
  The Rev. Dr. Leanne Hadley leads the A Time for Children Workshop on Nov. 3 at Grace United Methodist Church in Denver. Story and photos by Charmaine Robledo Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist...

UMC #GivingTuesday on Dec. 1 to benefit Advance projects, missionaries

November 02, 2015
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Imagine No Malaria update and new resource

October 30, 2015
Submitted by the Rev. Kerry Greenhill Field Coordinator for Rocky Mountain Conference At the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference in 2014, we announced that gifts, pledges, and church goals to date had exceeded our conference goal of ...

RMC Student Spotlight: Nicole Payne

RMC Student Spotlight: Nicole Payne

October 28, 2015
Story and photo submitted by Ross Loomis Chair, Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries Nicole Payne is from Queen Creek, Arizona, and has been a very active member of both the Colorado State University-Front ...

Rev. Dr. Jana Childers at Preaching Academy: Recapture elements of 'classic church'

October 26, 2015
  The Rev. Dr. Jana Childers leads the second annual Preaching Academy at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs. Photo by the Rev. Valerie Jackson Story submitted by the Rev. Kerry Greenhill At the second annual ...

Zion United Methodist Fellowship remembers ministry at closing worship

October 26, 2015
Story and photo submitted by the Rev. Dr. Melanie Rosa Mile High Pikes Peak District Superintendent On Friday Oct. 23, 16 people gathered for the final closing worship service of Zion United Methodist Fellowship in Colorado ...

Global, interfaith partnerships form at 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions

October 26, 2015
  Photo courtesy the Iliff School of Theology Story submitted by the Rev. Paul Kottke Metropolitan District Superintendent More than 10,000 people gathered in Salt Lake City from Oct. 15 to 19 for the fifth Parliament of World ...

Volunteers still needed in Wyoming for flood repair

October 23, 2015
Submitted by Bob Stowe Wyoming Disaster Response Coordinator for Rocky Mountain Conference The push to get Niobrara County, Wyoming, residents back into their flood-damaged homes has become a reality. Due to the efforts of United ...

Group brews up 'Holy Grounds' at Christ UMC in Salt Lake City

Group brews up 'Holy Grounds' at Christ UMC in Salt Lake City

October 14, 2015
Story submitted by the Rev. Jean Schwien Christ United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, Utah What do you get when you combine one college sophomore who really wants to “come home to God,” a newcomer searching for a spiritual ...

Leadership Summit 2015: What does a mission-shaped church look like?

September 26, 2015
  Tonya Whaley talks about a "Fresh Expressions" movement at St. Luke's United Methodist Church called "Holy Listening." Whaley works as a trauma chaplain, bridging the gap to those who have experienced trauma or attempted ...

Missionary Carol Partridge reports on refugees in Macedonia

September 25, 2015
Photos courtesy Carol Partridge Carol Partridge, a retired missionary of the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, was assigned to the United Methodist Church of Macedonia as Director of Christian Education. ...

Rev. Brian Kroeger to go to Parliament of the World's Religions

September 18, 2015
By Crystal R. Albers calbers@torringtontelegram.com Editor, The Torrington Telegram TORRINGTON – This October, while most Goshen County residents are harvesting corn, decorating for Halloween, and enjoying football games – two ...

Truck for missionary Ken Koome has made a difference in ministry

Truck for missionary Ken Koome has made a difference in ministry

September 16, 2015
  Story courtesy Sally McConnell Missions Coordinator, Yellowstone Conference Thanks to the generosity of the people of Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Annual Conferences (along with former missionaries that served in Angola), ...

Ogden First UMC dunks pastor for fire truck fundraiser

September 10, 2015
  Submitted by the Rev. Kim James First United Methodist Church, Ogden, Utah At the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference in June, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky made an appeal for churches to raise money to purchase a used fire truck for ...

Sacred Stones Ministries offers Denver youth their first mission trip

September 04, 2015
  Submitted by the Rev. Denise Bender Sacred Stones Ministries, Inc. Sacred Stones Ministries, Inc. provided a week of mission from Aug. 10 to 14 for four Denver youth who had not been on a mission trip before primarily due to ...

Tapestry UMC hosts standing room-only service at The Wildlife Experience

September 04, 2015
  Submitted by the Rev. Melanie Rosa District Superintendent, Mile High Pikes Peak On Sunday, Aug. 30, Tapestry United Methodist Church held its very first worship service at The Wildlife Experience in Lone Tree, Colorado. With ...

Hotchkiss and Crawford UMCs help UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City

September 04, 2015
Submitted by the Rev. Amos Kariuki Hotchkiss and Crawford United Methodist Churches Hotchkiss and Crawford United Methodist Churches of Colorado served at the UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah. They put together health...

Berthoud First United Methodist Church ends summer with vespers service

Berthoud First United Methodist Church ends summer with vespers service

September 04, 2015
Submitted by the Rev. Emily Hagan First United Methodist Church, Berthoud, Colorado God's gifts of beauty, music, and fellowship were plentiful at the vespers service led by First United Methodist Church of Berthoud, Colorado, on ...

First UMC Gillette offers free clothing swap to community

August 31, 2015
Story submitted by the Rev. AJ Bush First United Methodist Church, Gilette, Wyoming On Aug. 22, the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church in Gillette, Wyoming, was transformed into a large clothing store -- complete with men...