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Montclair United Methodist Church to hold closing worship Sept. 3

Montclair United Methodist Church to hold closing worship Sept. 3

August 15, 2017
On Sunday, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m., Montclair United Methodist Church at 1195 Newport St. in Denver, Colorado, will hold its closing worship service. The church faithfully served the community for 75 years.

New CEO for Metro Caring named

New CEO for Metro Caring named

August 07, 2017
We are thrilled to introduce you to Metro Caring's new CEO, Teva Sienicki,who will officially begin her tenure on Tuesday, August 15th.

Denver Urban Matters pursues merger with St. Francis Center

Denver Urban Matters pursues merger with St. Francis Center

July 26, 2017
The DenUM Board of Directors is excited to announce that we have decided to pursue a merger with St. Francis Center. After many discussions about the future of our organization and how best to move forth our mission, it became ...

Bishop Karen Oliveto reflects on recent tour through Mountain Sky Area (Video)

Bishop Karen Oliveto reflects on recent tour through Mountain Sky Area (Video)

March 01, 2017
In a new video from the Mountain Sky Area, Bishop Karen Oliveto reflects on her recent 8,000+ mile tour through our conferences and shares her vision for our future together.

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

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A special "thanks" from Bishop Oliveto on apportionment giving

February 13, 2017
Bishop Karen Oliveto and Noreen Keleshian thank the Rocky Mountain Conference for its generosity and support of our apportionment funds!

Renowned author Parker Palmer to speak in Denver

Renowned author Parker Palmer to speak in Denver

February 06, 2017
On Thursday, March 16th, Parker Palmer will be speaking at St. Andrew UMC from 7 to 8:30pm. The title of his talk is "The Beloved Community: Can the Church Be the Love that Casts Out Fear."

Founder of Center for Courage and Renewal to speak in Denver

Founder of Center for Courage and Renewal to speak in Denver

December 23, 2016
Parker Palmer, founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage Renewal, will be speaking at St. Andrew United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. March 16. Palmer is coming specifically in support of the vision of Mountain Sky Area ...

AfterHours Denver to hold Christmas in the Park 2016

AfterHours Denver to hold Christmas in the Park 2016

December 16, 2016
Join AfterHours Denver for Christmas in the Park 2016! As in past years, we will be in Lincoln Park (right in front of the Colorado State Capitol) in Denver, Colorado.

Metro Caring CEO Rev. Lynne Butler to leave end of year

Metro Caring CEO Rev. Lynne Butler to leave end of year

December 08, 2016
After seven years leading Metro Caring, Lynne Butler is assuming new responsibilities for her family and consulting business and as a result, will be leaving us at year-end.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Closing worship held for St. Paul UMC in Denver

May 23, 2016
Sunday, May 22 saw approximately 100 people gather for the closing of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Within the congregation were not only the members and friends of St.Paul's, but retired clergy, clergy actively assigned to ...

Paul Kottke given Centus Samaritan Award for lifelong work in community

Paul Kottke given Centus Samaritan Award for lifelong work in community

May 09, 2016
On May 5, the Reverend Paul Kottke received the 2016 Centus Samaritan Award for his lifelong work in community projects, including the founding of Denver Urban Ministries (now Denver Urban Matters), co-founding Capitol Hill United...

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 ...

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.

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.

Sleeping bags needed for AfterHours Denver's Christmas in the Park

November 16, 2015
AfterHours Denver is gearing up for Christmas by collecting sleeping bags for those on the streets! The group's goal is 500 sleeping bags in the hands of those who need them the most.

Sacred Stones Ministries offers Denver youth their first mission trip

September 04, 2015
Sacred Stones Ministries, Inc. provided a week of mission from Aug. 10 to 14 for four Denver youth who had not been on a mission trip before primarily due to funding.

Warren UMC clean up turns into a day of transformation

Warren UMC clean up turns into a day of transformation

July 20, 2015
On July 8, a few folks from the Rocky Mountain Conference Office, the Metro District, and former Warren United Methodist Church members gathered at the Warren building to clean out store rooms and remove old office furniture.

Rev. Paul Kottke to be new Metropolitan District Superintendent on July 1

Rev. Paul Kottke to be new Metropolitan District Superintendent on July 1

March 09, 2015
Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has appointed the Reverend Paul Kottke, currently serving University Park United Methodist Church in Denver, to the Rocky Mountain Conference cabinet as superintendent of the Metropolitan District effective...