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Council President Addresses “Division and Discord”

November 23, 2016
In a pre-holiday, post-election letter to the people of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the Council of Bishops, called upon all Christians to “remember who we are” in this time of tension and ...

Trinity UMC Denver choirs to perform at Carnegie Hall

Trinity UMC Denver choirs to perform at Carnegie Hall

November 21, 2016
Many folks know the punchline to the joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The answer: “Practice, practice, practice!” And that’s what 50 singers from Trinity United Methodist Church’s Chancel Choir and Youth Choir have been ...

Bridge of Love 2015 offering helps Sierra Leone recover from Ebola

Bridge of Love 2015 offering helps Sierra Leone recover from Ebola

November 17, 2016
The Bridge of Love Offering in 2015 sponsored by Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Global Ministries collected $16,201. The offering was taken to support the efforts of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference of The United Methodist ...

Four women receive conference scholarships for education

November 16, 2016
The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries has awarded four recipients for the 2016 Marion Reid Scholarships for Women.

Conference clergy stand in solidarity at Standing Rock

November 14, 2016
Several United Methodist clergy from the Rocky Mountain Conference traveled to the Standing Rock Sioux Camp in North Dakota to stand in solidarity with protestors against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The interfaith gathering was ...

18th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk

November 14, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Conference will join Sand Creek Massacre descendants to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre during the 18th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk from Nov. 24 to 27, 2016.

Gracia Divina celebrates three years as Hispanic ministry

November 14, 2016
On Oct. 29, Gracia Divina celebrated its third anniversary as a Hispanic ministry of the Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church. It has also recently become the only standalone Hispanic local church in the ...

Bishop Oliveto to preach at World AIDS Day Service on Dec. 4

November 11, 2016
A community-wide World AIDS Day Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. The preacher will be Bishop Karen Oliveto, of the Mountain Sky Area, who has long been ...

Training and coaching opportunity: Worship for the Whole Community

November 11, 2016
Why do people come to worship? What spiritual and human needs does your church’s worship service currently meet? What groups of people in your community are under-represented (or not represented at all) in your congregation? How ...

Preaching Academy: Framing the right questions

November 10, 2016
"Preaching is not about having the right answers, it's about framing the right questions," said the Rev. Dr. Gary Simpson at the third annual Preaching Academy on Nov. 10 at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs.

United Methodist Council of Bishops gather Extended Cabinets

United Methodist Council of Bishops gather Extended Cabinets

November 07, 2016
The Council of Bishops brought together the Extended Cabinets from all over the United States to Jacksonville, Florida, from Nov. 2 to 4, 2016 to focus upon congregational vitality and courageous leadership.

Ecumenical Social Ministries opens emergency shelter for women

Ecumenical Social Ministries opens emergency shelter for women

November 04, 2016
The Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz, clergy member of the Rocky Mountain Conference and executive director of Ecumenical Social Ministries in Colorado Springs, has announced the opening of a temporary, low-barrier emergency shelter for ...

Historic installation service to be held for Rev. Valerie Jackson

Historic installation service to be held for Rev. Valerie Jackson

October 31, 2016
The Reverend Valerie L. Jackson will make history on Sunday, Nov. 6 when she will be installed as the first African-American and first woman senior pastor of University Park United Methodist Church in Denver.

Taking a stand with Standing Rock

Taking a stand with Standing Rock

October 31, 2016
United Methodists have been taking a stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The WCA and the Gospel according to Inigo Montoya

October 26, 2016
I read Paul Kottke’s assessment of the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s inaugural October meeting in the latest issue of the weekly Rocky Mountain Conference News and was struck again by the fact that while progressives and ...

Northglenn UMC honors Rev. Ron Hodges for ministry, service

Northglenn UMC honors Rev. Ron Hodges for ministry, service

October 25, 2016
On Sunday, Oct. 23, the leadership and congregation of Northglenn United Methodist Church named the Rev. Ron Hodges as Pastor Emeritus.

A perspective of the Wesleyan Covenant Association gathering

October 24, 2016
On Oct. 7, the Rev. Marv Vose and I attended the Wesleyan Covenant Association's inaugural gathering in Chicago. We went specifically to observe and offer, when possible, a minority perspective. Many have since asked me what my ...

Haiti: After Hurricane Matthew and UMCOR's response

Haiti: After Hurricane Matthew and UMCOR's response

October 24, 2016
The Category 4 Hurricane Matthew (146 mph winds) that devastated the southern peninsula of Haiti on Oct 4 has left 1.4 million people (including 592,600 children) in need of humanitarian aid. Over 1,000 deaths have been reported, ...

Annual Preaching Academy to feature professor from Drew Theological Seminary

Annual Preaching Academy to feature professor from Drew Theological Seminary

October 22, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Conference will once again host the annual Preaching Academy on Nov. 10 at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a time for worship,...

Doing my part to help the Standing Rock Camp

October 21, 2016
So when I learned from social media that folks were going up to Standing Rock to protest, I decided to play a part.

Board of Ordained Ministry seeks to help develop spiritual leaders

October 19, 2016
The Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM) is thinking about the various kinds of spiritual leaders. Different people long for more than one kind of spiritual leader as they seek to experience God's blessing and to live into beloved ...

Rocky Mountain UM Foundation offering grants for church finance campaigns

October 19, 2016
The Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation is offering grant money to support financial ministry throughout the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Lamar UMC hosts neighborhood Fall Festival

October 17, 2016
Lamar UMC's Whole Church Initiative team rallied the whole church to organize a Fall Festival for the neighborhood on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Iliff School of Theology hosts conference to engage social action for indigenous people

October 12, 2016
As protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline continue at the Standing Rock Sioux Camp, the Iliff School of Theology in Denver hosted a two-day conference Oct. 10 and 11 to help the community better understand the intersection ...

First UMC Cañon City marks 150 years in ministry

September 28, 2016
The First United Methodist Church in Cañon City, Colorado, celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special service and Re-dedication Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Ignite 2016: Uniting the Flame to be held at Buckhorn Camp

September 23, 2016
Join Rocky Mountain Conference Young People’s Ministries for Ignite 2016, our annual conference-wide senior high event, from Nov. 4 to 6 at Buckhorn United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center in Bellvue, Colorado.

'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, ...

First UMC Colorado Springs gives $218,000 to Urban Peak

September 15, 2016
First UMC Colorado Springs donates $218,000 to Urban Peak, a nonprofit that helps homeless youth with education, health care and employment.

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

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.