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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.

Youth invited to immersion, service trip to Northern Cheyenne community

Youth invited to immersion, service trip to Northern Cheyenne community

March 28, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Conference is planning a conference-wide youth education and service project to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in the summer of 2017.

Soul Repair event explores new ways of doing healing ministry

March 21, 2016
Exploring new ways of doing healing ministry for veterans and others affected by war was the core idea during the Soul Repair Community in Conversation held March 15 at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument, Colorado.

Interim ministers invited to learn about coaching at annual gathering

March 21, 2016
The Transitional Intentional Ministry Specialists Association of The United Methodist Church will host its annual gathering April 19 to 21 at St. Andrew UMC in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

First mission team to Northern Cheyenne will build fire garage

First mission team to Northern Cheyenne will build fire garage

March 21, 2016
Beginning this summer, volunteer firefighters and other community leaders from Birney on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Montana will work with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (VIM) to build a fire garage.

Community Fire Protection project a 2-year partnership with Northern Cheyenne

Community Fire Protection project a 2-year partnership with Northern Cheyenne

March 14, 2016
Increasing firefighting capacity, fire prevention, and relationship building are the focus areas of the Community Fire Protection project over the next two years.

First UMC Windsor hosts event on water, sanitation issues

March 14, 2016
On March 3, Mike Barbee, WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) Technical Officer of UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), spoke about the desperate need for clean water globally and the consequences of unclean water during the...

Diverse youth leaders gather for annual Leadership Conference

March 07, 2016
For the first time in recent memory, the event drew a diverse group of youth from all three states that make up the conference.

Native American Ministries Sunday to support Northern Cheyenne fire project

March 07, 2016
This year’s Rocky Mountain Conference Native American Ministries Sunday offering will help support the Northern Cheyenne Fire Protection project.

Early bird registration for Creating a Culture of Renewal

Early bird registration for Creating a Culture of Renewal

March 03, 2016
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.

Illinois Wesleyan University choir to make tour stop in Denver

Illinois Wesleyan University choir to make tour stop in Denver

March 02, 2016
The Collegiate Choir from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, will present a freewill concert at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Ave., Denver, Colorado.

2016 Bridge of Love Offering to benefit three projects

February 29, 2016
Our annual Bridge of Love offering sponsored by the Conference Board of Global Ministries at Annual Conference will benefit three programs/agencies that minister with people on the margins.

Legacy Fund aids Tri-Lakes UMC in discipling process

February 22, 2016
In 2013, Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church engaged in a process to discern the church’s vision for the next three years and beyond.

Lip sync event nets $1,500 for Buckhorn Camp scholarships

February 22, 2016
January 30 was a transformative night in the life of Longs Peak United Methodist Church in Longmont, Colorado.

Scholarships available for Academy for Spiritual Formation

February 22, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Conference has scholarships available for a two-year Spiritual Academy (#38), this August in Schuyler, Nebraska.

Bridge of Love Offering raises $16,201 for Ebola recovery

February 12, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Global Ministries thanks the churches and individuals that contributed so generously to the Bridge of Love Offering at the 2015 Annual Conference in Estes Park.

College students gather for winter retreat at Buckhorn Camp

February 12, 2016
Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, students from three campus ministries in Colorado braved snowy roads and chilly temperatures to gather together at Buckhorn United Methodist Camp Retreat Center.

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

Cañon City First UMC celebrates 150th year of ministry

February 08, 2016
Cañon City First United Methodist Church is celebrating its 150th anniversary and a proclamation was given by the Fremont County Board of County Commissioners.

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

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

Durango college student Sarah Leavitt finds her roots in ministry

November 22, 2015
Sarah is an active leader in the United Methodist College Ministry called Rooted at First United Methodist Church in Durango.