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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 ...

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 ...

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...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

A Letter From The Mountain Sky Cabinet On The Judicial Council

A Letter From The Mountain Sky Cabinet On The Judicial Council

April 17, 2017
An important message from the Mountain Sky Area Cabinet about the upcoming Judicial Council meetings.

An Easter Letter From Bishop Karen Oliveto

An Easter Letter From Bishop Karen Oliveto

April 16, 2017
Bishop Karen Oliveto wishes the Mountain Sky Area a happy Easter and calls us to live in light of the resurrection.

Bishop Oliveto's Holy Week Letter

Bishop Oliveto's Holy Week Letter

April 10, 2017
Bishop Karen Oliveto shares her experiences from Palm Sunday in Jerusalem and calls the conference to self examination

Funds available for local church histories

April 03, 2017
Grants of $300 are available to local churches that are updating or composing a history of the local church.

Bishop Oliveto calls conference to stand in solidarity with Muslim neighbors

Bishop Oliveto calls conference to stand in solidarity with Muslim neighbors

February 03, 2017
On Feb. 3, 2017, Bishop Karen Oliveto released a statement to the Mountain Sky Area of the United Methodist Church, calling on followers of Jesus to stand in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors.

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 ...