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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Conference hosts pilot project for Latino Pastor development

March 16, 2017
The Hispanic Ministry of the Rocky Mountain Conference is currently hosting a pilot program of the Course of Study for part time local Latino/Latina pastors offered by GBHEM. David Martinez from GBHEM and Cesar M. Duran are ...

My recent visit to Nagaland, my homeland

My recent visit to Nagaland, my homeland

March 06, 2017
Rev. Tezenlo Thong, pastor of Simpson United Methodist Church in Arvada reflects on lessons learned during his journey back to his homeland in India.

Sanctuary Churches Training: Building Welcoming Communities

Sanctuary Churches Training: Building Welcoming Communities

March 06, 2017
On April 1-2, the Mountain Sky Area will host a training and educational event at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church for congregations and individuals interested in learning more about the ways in which they can become a part of ...

Simpson UMC celebrates the 49th Annual Doll & Cultural Festival

February 22, 2017
The 49th Annual Celebration of Doll Cultural Festival (Hina-Matsuri), March 4-5, 2017, 11:30AM-4PM at Simpson United Methodist Church, Arvada, CO

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.

Annual 'Have a Heart Reach Out' offering to benefit Global AIDS Fund

Annual 'Have a Heart Reach Out' offering to benefit Global AIDS Fund

January 20, 2017
We invite your church to observe the 2017 February “Mission of the Month” of the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference on either Feb. 12 or 19. This month, we look to the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund.

Rev. Tong Soo Han helps provide flood relief in North Korea

December 30, 2016
Heavy flooding between the end of August and the beginning of September hit the northern part of North Korea with 138 dead, over 400 missing persons, and more than 140,000 people displaced.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

Rev. Ryan Canaday travels to Africa to empower women to tell their stories

June 01, 2016
I went to inspire people, particularly the women of Rusinga Island — since Project Humanity is centered upon women's empowerment. But you know how it works, right? The paradox. You go to inspire, but you're the one who's actually ...

Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

May 23, 2016
Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, May...

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 ...

United Methodist bishops present a way forward

May 18, 2016
In a rare and historical action, the General Conference body agreed on a motion requesting leadership from the Council of Bishops.

Peace with Justice Sunday enables young people to lead initiatives

Peace with Justice Sunday enables young people to lead initiatives

May 08, 2016
Supporting Peace with Justice Sunday on May 22 offers opportunities for young people within the Rocky Mountain Conference to lead social justice initiatives within their communities and build relationships globally.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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?

Imagine No Malaria update and new resource

October 30, 2015
A new resource is available for churches seeking to engage young people in learning about and discussing the issues that Imagine No Malaria seeks to address.

Global, interfaith partnerships form at 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions

Global, interfaith partnerships form at 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions

October 26, 2015
More than 10,000 people gathered in Salt Lake City from Oct. 15 to 19 for the fifth Parliament of World Religions. The theme for this impressive gathering was “Reclaiming the Heart of our Humanity”.

Missionary Carol Partridge reports on refugees in Macedonia

September 25, 2015
Carol Partridge, a retired missionary of the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, was assigned to the United Methodist Church of Macedonia as Director of Christian Education.

Rev. Brian Kroeger to go to Parliament of the World's Religions

Rev. Brian Kroeger to go to Parliament of the World's Religions

September 18, 2015
This October, while most Goshen County residents are harvesting corn, decorating for Halloween, and enjoying football games – two local men will perform at a religious event boasting an attendance of approximately 10,000 people, ...

Truck for missionary Ken Koome has made a difference in ministry

Truck for missionary Ken Koome has made a difference in ministry

September 16, 2015
Thanks to the generosity of the people of Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Annual Conferences (along with former missionaries that served in Angola), missionary Ken Koome in Angola has a truck!

Three-day Mission u at First UMC Colorado Springs nets 100-plus attendees

July 24, 2015
Learning for transformation — of individuals and the world: That is what Mission u is all about!

Brentwood UMC hosts Mission u for Latin America study

Brentwood UMC hosts Mission u for Latin America study

July 24, 2015
El Pasado sábado 18 de Julio, 2015 el ministerio Hispano Pan de Vida @ Brentwood UMC, recibió al Misionero de la Junta General de Ministerios Globales Miguel Mairena.

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 ...

Churches invited to take offering for United Methodist Global AIDS Fund

Churches invited to take offering for United Methodist Global AIDS Fund

January 23, 2015
Celebrate Valentine's Day in your church by taking an offering on either Feb. 8 or 15 to help children and mothers in Liberia, Kenya and India.