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A Call to Stand Together: Mountain Sky Area Vital Congregations Sustentation Fund

A Call to Stand Together: Mountain Sky Area Vital Congregations Sustentation Fund

December 22, 2016
With the election, consecration, and appointment of Bishop Karen Oliveto this summer, the Western Jurisdiction crossed a new threshold in our search to live into being the church we believe God is calling us to be – a church ...

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 ...

'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, ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Annual Conference memorial service honors those who were 'gardeners of the spirit'

Annual Conference memorial service honors those who were 'gardeners of the spirit'

June 12, 2015
A time to slow down, to look, to listen, to feel, to hear … opening words for us as we joined together for the 2015 Rocky Mountain United Methodist Annual Conference opening worship service, a "Service Celebrating the Saints and ...

Rocky Mountain Conference Statistician’s Report for 2014

June 09, 2015
I have long believed that numbers do not tell the whole story. In fact, I have long believed that without some narrative, numbers rarely tell very much, if any of the story

Crossroads Urban Center collecting socks, underwear at Annual Conference

Crossroads Urban Center collecting socks, underwear at Annual Conference

June 01, 2015
Crossroads Urban Center will be collecting new socks and underwear at the 2015 Annual Conference to be given away to families in need in Salt Lake City.

Legacy Fund Annual Report 2015

May 28, 2015
It is our hope that high impact, innovative, and creative ministries are encouraged as a result of this fund.

Bridge of Love offering to aid post-Ebola work in Sierra Leone

April 09, 2015
Each year, the Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Global Ministries sponsors the Bridge of Love Offering at the annual conference session. This year, the offering will be used to help our suffering sisters and brothers recover ...

Shared Futures Committee engages in visioning a vital future

Shared Futures Committee engages in visioning a vital future

March 03, 2015
The Mountain Sky Shared Futures Committee met Thursday and Friday, Feb. 26 and 27, 2015, at the Rocky Mountain Conference Office. Bishop Elaine Stanovsky invited the 12-person team from the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone ...