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Local churches collaborate to support neighbors in need

Local churches collaborate to support neighbors in need

October 16, 2017
Hope United Methodist Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado celebrates the third anniversary of the Village Resource Center - a local cooperative organization supported by six churches in the Greenwood Village area. Participating ...

The Land new faith community gears up for 2018

The Land new faith community gears up for 2018

October 16, 2017
In the midst of celebrating the things that have happened and anticipating the things yet to come, The Land embraces the continuity found in its loving partnership with Hope United Methodist Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Missionary Ken Cruz visits conference churches to educate, advocate

Missionary Ken Cruz visits conference churches to educate, advocate

October 06, 2017
From Sept. 10 to 24, General Board of Global Ministries Missionary Kennedy (Ken) Cruz logged about 1,900 miles visiting churches in the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Leadership Summit 2017 Post-Report: Outcomes and Resources

Leadership Summit 2017 Post-Report: Outcomes and Resources

October 02, 2017
People at the Summit came together to unleash their imagination to explore opportunities and equip congregations for the ministries that can impact people’s lives in their communities.

Terror in Las Vegas: How United Methodists Respond to Violence

Terror in Las Vegas: How United Methodists Respond to Violence

October 02, 2017
In an act of domestic terrorism, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire Oct. 1 during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, as country singer Jason Aldean performed.

Bishop Oliveto to be honored at Interfaith Alliance of Colorado's first Force for Good Awards

Bishop Oliveto to be honored at Interfaith Alliance of Colorado's first Force for Good Awards

September 29, 2017
The Force for Good Awards celebrates "those who are 'a force for good' in three categories, Congregation, Community and State Legislature." The reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Redline Gallery in Denver.

United Methodist Information Technology Association hears from industry professionals

September 28, 2017
The United Methodist Information Technology Association, or UMITA, held its annual conference from Sept. 18 to 21 in Denver, Colorado. Members gathered to network, to learn from industry professionals about cyber security, ...

East UMC donates 50 hymnal supplements to Simla, Ellicott UMCs

September 25, 2017
On learning recently that Ellicott and Simla United Methodist churches were in need of The Faith We Sing, a hymnal supplement to The United Methodist Hymnal, the people of East United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs decided ...

United Methodist Church of Johnstown becomes UMCOR hub

United Methodist Church of Johnstown becomes UMCOR hub

September 11, 2017
The United Methodist Church of Johnstown is now serving as a regional collection and distribution center for UMCOR. Known as a "hub," the church will provide storage for UMCOR kits, trainers to help local churches with purchasing ...

Civil and Human Rights: How The United Methodist Church Advocates

Civil and Human Rights: How The United Methodist Church Advocates

September 08, 2017
As we consider the future of DACA, let us consider: what will enable us to love God and love others more deeply? Let your elected officials hear your voice. A democracy is only as strong as the number of citizens who engage the ...

Until It's Green Again: Camp Meeting in Montana

Until It's Green Again: Camp Meeting in Montana

September 06, 2017
"Commitment to True Worship" was this year's theme of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish's third annual Camp Meeting from Aug. 24 to 27. The commitment of the entire BUMP congregation will be to worship in truth this year ...

Rev. Laura Rainwater to serve as new Whole Church Initiative Coordinator

Rev. Laura Rainwater to serve as new Whole Church Initiative Coordinator

September 01, 2017
The Rev. Laura Easter Rainwater has begun a new position in the Mountain Sky Area as Whole Church Initiative Coordinator, effective Aug. 7. Rainwater’s new position will focus on expanding participation in the WCI process.

Hurricane Harvey: What you can do to help

Hurricane Harvey: What you can do to help

August 27, 2017
As Texas and Louisiana continue to feel the impact from Hurricane Harvey, please keep praying for those in the path of the storm. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is ready to assist with recovery efforts, but they ...

Conference's increase in cash balance from 2001 to 2016 explained

August 21, 2017
At the 2017 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference session, it was noted that the balance of cash plus investments available to the Conference had increased significantly between 2001 and 2016. What accounts for this significant ...

Broomfield UMC member makes difference one family at a time through CASA

August 18, 2017
As a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer for the past 11 years, Judy Ackley sees first-hand how CASA support helps strengthen one family at a time.

Montclair United Methodist Church to hold closing worship Sept. 3

Montclair United Methodist Church to hold closing worship Sept. 3

August 15, 2017
On Sunday, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m., Montclair United Methodist Church at 1195 Newport St. in Denver, Colorado, will hold its closing worship service. The church faithfully served the community for 75 years.

Charlottesville: The United Methodist Church Responds

Charlottesville: The United Methodist Church Responds

August 14, 2017
Violence in Charlottesville reminds us we are called to "action through prayer... and denouncing acts borne out of hatred.

Wyoming churches, camp prepare for solar eclipse next weekend

August 13, 2017
As North America anticipates the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, churches in the path of totality in Wyoming are preparing to welcome visitors and celebrate this phenomenon.

Rawlins Cooperative Parish engages community with outdoor worship, county fair

Rawlins Cooperative Parish engages community with outdoor worship, county fair

August 08, 2017
Rawlins Cooperative Parish, a multi-denominational church, continues to participate in the community life of Rawlins, Wyoming.

New CEO for Metro Caring named

New CEO for Metro Caring named

August 07, 2017
We are thrilled to introduce you to Metro Caring's new CEO, Teva Sienicki,who will officially begin her tenure on Tuesday, August 15th.

David Askey receives 2017 Francis Asbury Award

David Askey receives 2017 Francis Asbury Award

August 03, 2017
The Rocky Mountain Conference Francis Asbury recipient for 2017 is David Askey of Boulder, Colorado. The Francis Asbury Award is given by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) to recognize and encourage ...

Rinn United Methodist Church consecrates new cross July 30

Rinn United Methodist Church consecrates new cross July 30

August 03, 2017
On July 30, the congregation of Rinn United Methodist Church in Frederick, Colorado consecrated a new cross during worship. The desire was to give worshipers an even more beautiful symbol to help them focus on God during worship –...

More than 100 people attend first week of Mission u 2017

July 28, 2017
About 102 participants engaged in one or two days of learning, worship and fellowship at St. Andrew UMC on July 21 and 22, and University Park UMC on July 19, kicking off the beginning of Mission 2017.

Denver Urban Matters pursues merger with St. Francis Center

Denver Urban Matters pursues merger with St. Francis Center

July 26, 2017
The DenUM Board of Directors is excited to announce that we have decided to pursue a merger with St. Francis Center. After many discussions about the future of our organization and how best to move forth our mission, it became ...

Register now for Creating a Culture of Renewal - Wyoming cohort starts in September

July 18, 2017
Led by Rebekah Simon-Peter, Creating a Culture of Renewal’s three-track program is an award-winning, proven, and empowering approach to self-awareness, leadership and ministry. Using emotional intelligence, you will master the ...

United Methodist Missionary Ken Cruz to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

United Methodist Missionary Ken Cruz to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

July 18, 2017
United Methodist Missionary Kennedy (Ken) Cruz, who is serving in Cambodia, will visit the Rocky Mountain Conference in September. Ken serves as a Community Development Specialist with the Community Health and Agriculture ...

Local woman, UMC member finds time for changing lives

Local woman, UMC member finds time for changing lives

July 17, 2017
Dionne Haase considered becoming a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer years ago. Yet, life and work always stood in her way. An equestrian aficionado and music teacher, Dionne certainly had her plate full, but ...

Scholarships awarded to six students in graduate, undergrad programs

July 14, 2017
This year, six scholarships were awarded to students by the Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. The awards include two Merit Scholarships from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry...

Meet the people of the UMC Missionary Conferences at Mission u 2017

Meet the people of the UMC Missionary Conferences at Mission u 2017

July 03, 2017
“Christian mission” has, at times, focused on lands far away, overlooking people and places which have often been isolated from social and economic opportunities and media attention in the U.S. Over the past century, United ...

Hotchkiss, Paonia UMC volunteers create Bags of Love for children

June 28, 2017
This ministry was inspired by the growing need of children who are displaced due to the poor choices of their parents. Children are removed from their homes at a moment's notice usually during the night. They are given duffel bags...

Guest blog: Got Renewal?

Guest blog: Got Renewal?

June 21, 2017
Renewal is an elusive quality in most congregations. It’s also widely misunderstood.

Guest blog: Not All Splits are Schism

Guest blog: Not All Splits are Schism

June 21, 2017
Will the United Methodist Church split or not over differing interpretations of human sexuality and biblical hermeneutics?

2017 Memorial Service: Remembering grounds us and empowers us for the road ahead

June 15, 2017
"We come ... to find shelter and nurture in the arms of beloved community," words from outgoing district superintendent, the Reverend Melanie Rosa as she welcomed the gathered body of the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference to the ...

United Methodists’ first openly gay bishop ordains first pastor

United Methodists’ first openly gay bishop ordains first pastor

June 14, 2017
Bishop Karen Oliveto, The United Methodist Church’s first openly gay bishop, added to her place in history when she ordained her first full elder on June 9 during the Yellowstone Annual (regional) Conference’s meeting.

Western Jurisdiction bishops say Judicial Council unlawfully expanded church law

June 14, 2017
The United Methodist Church’s Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops contends the denomination’s top court had exceeded its authority in April when it expanded church law barring LGBTQ persons from seeking ordination as clergy in...

Our church is struggling – what is the young seeker to do?

May 25, 2017
I have not followed the most recent discussion on human sexuality as closely as I have in the past. Mainly because we have been talking about the same thing in the 33 years of my time in ministry with the conference.

Mountain Sky Area Cabinet offers Digital Devotion

Mountain Sky Area Cabinet offers Digital Devotion

May 22, 2017
This summer, Bishop Karen Oliveto and the Joint Cabinet of the Mountain Sky Area invite you to a simple, 20-minute worship service every Monday through Friday at 9 p.m. starting June 5 and running through July.

Mission u 2017: Covenant Community and Beloved Community

May 19, 2017
Mission u 2017 offers three transformative mission education opportunities to learn, grow and engage in God’s mission in new places and new ways.

Friends of Iliff School of Theology to host luncheon at 2017 Annual Conference

Friends of Iliff School of Theology to host luncheon at 2017 Annual Conference

May 16, 2017
Attendees to the 2017 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session are invited to join alumni and friends of the Iliff School of Theology for a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

Retired clergy meet to show support for Bishop Oliveto

Retired clergy meet to show support for Bishop Oliveto

May 12, 2017
More than 100 retired United Methodist clergy of the Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church announced their enthusiastic and unwavering support for Bishop Karen Oliveto and their appreciation for her exceptional ...

Tapestry UMC gives $2,000 to local school to pay off cafeteria costs

Tapestry UMC gives $2,000 to local school to pay off cafeteria costs

May 11, 2017
Tapestry United Methodist Church in Colorado gave $2,000 to a local school to pay off delinquent cafeteria accounts so children won't go hungry throughout the school day. Tapestry encourages all Rocky Mountain Conference churches ...

Center for Pastoral Effectivness supports clergy to be healthy leaders

May 10, 2017
The Center experience is designed to support clergy in being healthier leaders by learning how to be "emotionally connected" to their churches rather than "emotionally enmeshed."

A message from Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

A message from Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

May 04, 2017
The members of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops of The United Methodist Church today presented a pastoral message to the church during the meeting of the denomination’s Council of Bishops in Dallas, Texas.

Who gets to be an "Orthodox" Methodist?

May 03, 2017
I feel compelled to write, however, as someone who does not identify as either a “liberal” or a “conservative” but as an Orthodox Wesleyan who nevertheless believes it is actually possible to claim that title and still come to a ...

Registration open for Creating a Culture of Renewal in Wyoming

Registration open for Creating a Culture of Renewal in Wyoming

May 02, 2017
Led by Rebekah Simon-Peter, Creating a Culture of Renewal’s three-track program is an award-winning, proven, and empowering approach to self-awareness, leadership and ministry.

A Different Vehicle: Reflections on the WCA Memphis Gathering

May 01, 2017
Some have seen the WCA as a schismatic group that wants to break away from the UMC. Many members of the WCA see the election of our bishop and other acts of non-conformity in some annual conferences as already schismatic.

WCA – Two: Witnessing the split personality of the Wesleyan Covenant Association

May 01, 2017
I identify this as "WCA – Two" because it was the second of the WCA gatherings, as well my second to attend. But more importantly, I witnessed two very distinct presentations.

Mission u 2017: Moving from Earth Day toward climate justice

Mission u 2017: Moving from Earth Day toward climate justice

April 27, 2017
Mission u 2017 offers opportunities to both adults and children to see these threats to humanity and all of God’s good creation in a course on Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action (adults) and God’s Extravagant Garden ...

A look back at the nine months since Bishop Oliveto's election

A look back at the nine months since Bishop Oliveto's election

April 24, 2017
For readers who haven’t been following this story that closely, or for those wanting to renew their memories, what follows is a reverse chronological compilation of some of what has come before.

First UMC Colorado Springs helps build learning center in Nicaragua

First UMC Colorado Springs helps build learning center in Nicaragua

April 24, 2017
First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs partnered with Just Hope for its third trip to the farming community of Chacreseca, Nicaragua, to complete a learning center for community farm experiments on sustainable farming ...