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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 ...

Local woman, UMC member finds time for changing lives

Local woman, UMC member finds time for changing lives

July 17, 2017
Dionne Haase considered becoming a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer years ago. Yet, life and work always stood in her way. An equestrian aficionado and music teacher, Dionne certainly had her plate full, but ...

Scholarships awarded to six students in graduate, undergrad programs

July 14, 2017
This year, six scholarships were awarded to students by the Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. The awards include two Merit Scholarships from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry...

Our church is struggling – what is the young seeker to do?

May 25, 2017
I have not followed the most recent discussion on human sexuality as closely as I have in the past. Mainly because we have been talking about the same thing in the 33 years of my time in ministry with the conference.

Tapestry UMC gives $2,000 to local school to pay off cafeteria costs

Tapestry UMC gives $2,000 to local school to pay off cafeteria costs

May 11, 2017
Tapestry United Methodist Church in Colorado gave $2,000 to a local school to pay off delinquent cafeteria accounts so children won't go hungry throughout the school day. Tapestry encourages all Rocky Mountain Conference churches ...

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 ...

2017 Ethnic Youth Summit Quickly Approaching

2017 Ethnic Youth Summit Quickly Approaching

February 09, 2017
This will be a time to build community between folks from across the conference and to discuss what it means to be a youth of color and a person of faith in the 21st century.

Youth Gather in Cheyenne for Annual Leadership Conference

February 09, 2017
Story and photo submitted by Andy Millman Young People's Ministry Developer & Mission & Ministry Projects Coordinator From January 27-29, around 100 young people from across the Rocky Mountain Conference came together in ...

Ethnic Youth Summit to offer space for cross-cultural engagement

January 13, 2017
The Commission on Religion and Race and Conference Council on Youth Ministries of the Rocky Mountain Conference have joined together to host “I Am: Living in a Multicultural World with More than One Identity”, a one-day event for ...

Youth Leadership Conference 2017 to be held in Cheyenne

December 14, 2016
It’s time again to start getting ready for Youth Leadership Conference 2017, the annual event sponsored by Rocky Mountain Conference Young People’s Ministries and the Conference Council on Youth Ministry!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Youth, young adult delegates give Statement of Unity

Youth, young adult delegates give Statement of Unity

May 18, 2016
This statement of unity was read by Ann Jacob, a young adult reserve delegate from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, on the floor of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference today, May 18.

Father and son serve together at General Conference

May 16, 2016
There is something unique about the 2016 General Conference gathering; something that could easily be missed by the average observer on Twitter, or even the average delegate walking by on the floor.

Lack of youth delegates leaves General Conference Commission slot unfilled

May 16, 2016
The lack of youth delegates among the 864 delegates to General Conference 2016 means that for the second time in a row, the commission that runs the denomination’s top legislative assembly won’t have a youth delegate.

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.

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.

St. Paul UMC, local family help fund ads for teen crisis phone app

St. Paul UMC, local family help fund ads for teen crisis phone app

April 20, 2016
Lillian Tsosie Jensen was given a $705 check by the Burninghams from St. Paul UMC’s Bucket of Love to go towards helping prevent teen crisis and suicide.

Youth invited to immersion, service trip to Northern Cheyenne community

Youth invited to immersion, service trip to Northern Cheyenne community

March 28, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Conference is planning a conference-wide youth education and service project to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in the summer of 2017.

Diverse youth leaders gather for annual Leadership Conference

March 07, 2016
For the first time in recent memory, the event drew a diverse group of youth from all three states that make up the conference.

College students gather for winter retreat at Buckhorn Camp

February 12, 2016
Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, students from three campus ministries in Colorado braved snowy roads and chilly temperatures to gather together at Buckhorn United Methodist Camp Retreat Center.

Youth Leadership Conference 2016

Youth Leadership Conference 2016

January 22, 2016
Do you know any young leaders in the Rocky Mountain Conference who might be interested in developing their leadership skills and networking with their peers from across the conference?

2016 youth service opportunities from Sierra Service Project

2016 youth service opportunities from Sierra Service Project

January 04, 2016
Sierra Service Project, or SSP, provides service opportunities during the summer and school year for middle and high school youth groups.

Bethany UMC, Sacred Stones Ministries serve at Delores Project

December 07, 2015
Sunday morning worship looked a whole lot different Nov. 22 as two teams of mission-minded Bethany United Methodist Church congregants moved from worshiping in the sanctuary to worshiping with their hands and feet.

Conference youth 'RE:Ignite' their faith at weekend retreat

November 30, 2015
From Nov. 6 to 8, high school youth from across the Rocky Mountain Conference gathered at Buckhorn United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center for Ignite 2015.

Durango college student Sarah Leavitt finds her roots in ministry

Durango college student Sarah Leavitt finds her roots in ministry

November 22, 2015
Sarah is an active leader in the United Methodist College Ministry called Rooted at First United Methodist Church in Durango.

Friendships, faith, service grow out of Wyoming campus ministry

Friendships, faith, service grow out of Wyoming campus ministry

November 12, 2015
Campus ministry in Laramie, Wyoming, is not just some new trend – the Wesley Foundation has been serving students for more than 90 years in Laramie!

RMC Student Spotlight: Adam Russell Johnson

November 03, 2015
My name is Adam Russell Johnson. I am a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I am 24 years old, and am originally from New Jersey. I am studying theater at the University here. I have been active in The United ...

A Time for Children Workshop to help rethink how conference churches minister to youth

November 02, 2015
The A Time for Children Workshop is a two-day event that will focus on rethinking the ways churches are ministering to children and youth.

RMC Student Spotlight: Nicole Payne

RMC Student Spotlight: Nicole Payne

October 28, 2015
Story and photo submitted by Ross Loomis Chair, Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries Nicole Payne is from Queen Creek, Arizona, and has been a very active member of both the Colorado State University-Front ...

Group brews up 'Holy Grounds' at Christ UMC in Salt Lake City

Group brews up 'Holy Grounds' at Christ UMC in Salt Lake City

October 14, 2015
What do you get when you combine one college sophomore who really wants to “come home to God,” a newcomer searching for a spiritual space that fits, and a college freshman who is starting a new stage of faith and life?

An Invitation for Sierra Service Project

An Invitation for Sierra Service Project

October 12, 2015
"Sierra Service Project totally coordinates our projects from the moment we arrive at the site, and I can tell you that it’s the best organization we’ve ever had the good fortune to be a part of."

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.

Snowstorm doesn't stop Youth Quest 2015

April 27, 2015
On April 17, about 150 youth and adults were planning to have a great weekend away at Frontier Ranch outside Buena Vista. The weather, however, had other plans for them.

Youth Leadership Conference 2015 offers weekend of worship, legislation, service

Youth Leadership Conference 2015 offers weekend of worship, legislation, service

February 09, 2015
Fifty-two youth and adults gathered together at Rainbow Trail Camp for Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) 2015 - a weekend of legislation, worship, faith formation, mission and service, and fun.