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Announcing Mission U 2017 Study Options

Announcing Mission U 2017 Study Options

March 13, 2017
Mission U may not yet be a household name, but you are invited to bring everyone in your household – father, mother, youth, children – to grow in God’s call to us to be in mission, God’s mission. Mission u 2017 offers a choice of ...

Mountain Sky Area leaders to host Lenten daily worship

Mountain Sky Area leaders to host Lenten daily worship

February 27, 2017
This Lent, Bishop Oliveto and the Joint Cabinet of the Mountain Sky Area invite you to a simple, 20 minute, worship service starting 6:30 am every morning, excluding Sundays, through the 40 days of Lent.

Safe refuge and sanctuary in our congregations

Safe refuge and sanctuary in our congregations

February 06, 2017
We at the Rocky Mountain Conference are actively working on a response to the executive orders and will be offering a Sanctuary Movement Training in March. Sanctuary has a long history in our faith and has helped to stop thousands...

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.

Jeff Hirota named new CEO of Community Foundation Boulder County

Jeff Hirota named new CEO of Community Foundation Boulder County

December 29, 2016
The Community Foundation Boulder County has hired Jeff Hirota as its CEO, effective Jan. 9, 2017. The Rev. Jeff Hirota is a deacon in full connection with the Rocky Mountain Conference.

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 ...

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.

First UMC Douglas, Wyoming hosts Sand Creek descendants

December 06, 2016
First United Methodist Church in Douglas, Wyoming offered lunch and a resting stop Nov. 23 for Northern Arapaho runners and elders on their way to the Sand Creek Massacre site for the annual Spiritual Healing Run and Walk.

Rethink Church in Denver for Advent campaign

Rethink Church in Denver for Advent campaign

December 05, 2016
The United Methodist Church is taking to the streets of Denver from Dec. 15 to 18 to offer the gift of hospitality this Christmas with a warm invitation and a hot cup of cocoa.

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 ...

Four women receive conference scholarships for education

November 16, 2016
The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries has awarded four recipients for the 2016 Marion Reid Scholarships for Women.

Conference clergy stand in solidarity at Standing Rock

November 14, 2016
Several United Methodist clergy from the Rocky Mountain Conference traveled to the Standing Rock Sioux Camp in North Dakota to stand in solidarity with protestors against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The interfaith gathering was ...

18th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk

November 14, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Conference will join Sand Creek Massacre descendants to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre during the 18th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk from Nov. 24 to 27, 2016.

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 ...

Ecumenical Social Ministries opens emergency shelter for women

Ecumenical Social Ministries opens emergency shelter for women

November 04, 2016
The Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz, clergy member of the Rocky Mountain Conference and executive director of Ecumenical Social Ministries in Colorado Springs, has announced the opening of a temporary, low-barrier emergency shelter for ...

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, ...

Doing my part to help the Standing Rock Camp

October 21, 2016
So when I learned from social media that folks were going up to Standing Rock to protest, I decided to play a part.

Iliff School of Theology hosts conference to engage social action for indigenous people

October 12, 2016
As protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline continue at the Standing Rock Sioux Camp, the Iliff School of Theology in Denver hosted a two-day conference Oct. 10 and 11 to help the community better understand the intersection ...

First UMC Colorado Springs gives $218,000 to Urban Peak

September 15, 2016
First UMC Colorado Springs donates $218,000 to Urban Peak, a nonprofit that helps homeless youth with education, health care and employment.

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.

Rifle UMC receives $5,000 for Open Cupboard Food Pantry

Rifle UMC receives $5,000 for Open Cupboard Food Pantry

August 25, 2016
The Rifle United Methodist Church received a $5,000 grant from the AV Hunter Trust for their Open Cupboard Food Pantry. The grant has allowed for the Open Cupboard to be expanded by twice its size.

The Land officially becomes nonprofit corporation

The Land officially becomes nonprofit corporation

August 17, 2016
This July, The Land was officially incorporated as a nonprofit and celebrated the award of a $2,500 in-kind marketing donation from Rethink Church.

Fountain UMC pastor to speak on healing ministries with veterans

Fountain UMC pastor to speak on healing ministries with veterans

August 16, 2016
The Rev. Dr. David Bachelor, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Fountain, Colorado, will speak at Tarrant County College in Texas on Vietnam, post-traumatic stress disorder, and moral injury.

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.

Pine Bluffs community comes together after hailstorm

Pine Bluffs community comes together after hailstorm

August 02, 2016
On July 27, a severe thunderstorm plowed through Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, a rural farming community 40 miles east of Cheyenne.

Legacy Fund applications due Sept. 15, 2016

July 20, 2016
The Legacy Fund grant application window will close Sept. 15, 2016. The Legacy Fund was created by the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference action in order to provide “critical funding for projects and encourage ministries that will ...

Rawlins Cooperative Parish joins ecumenical service in the park

July 18, 2016
The people of Rawlins Cooperative Parish gathered with two other denominations (Episcopal and Baptist) for a worship service in a local park Sunday, July 17.

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.

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.

St. Andrew UMC Highlands Ranch joins in The Big Serve

May 24, 2016
One Saturday in May, St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, sent nearly 750 people out to volunteer for 53 different service organizations.

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 ...

General Conference hears report on Sand Creek Massacre

May 19, 2016
On May 18, Mountain Sky Area Bishop Elaine Stanovsky was joined by Cheyenne and Arapaho descendants of the massacre survivors during a report on Sand Creek. This included Otto Braided Hair, of the Northern Cheyenne, who co-chaired...

A Pastoral Response to 'A Love Letter To Our Church From LGBTQI Religious Leaders'

May 17, 2016
We speak from among those who are called to shepherd the United Methodist flock. Our hearts break knowing that some United Methodists from their suffering and vulnerability have written a love letter to our church at great risk to...

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 ...

Peace with Justice Sunday funds aid in health care advocacy

Peace with Justice Sunday funds aid in health care advocacy

April 25, 2016
Consistent with the Social Principles and The Book of Resolutions, United Methodists advocate for health care as a human right that must be made available to all.

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.

Renovating abandoned houses a focus of Community Fire Protection project

Renovating abandoned houses a focus of Community Fire Protection project

April 04, 2016
Two significant causes of fires in the Northern Cheyenne community are abandoned houses and lack of a defensible space around structures.

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.

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.

Soul Repair event explores new ways of doing healing ministry

March 21, 2016
Exploring new ways of doing healing ministry for veterans and others affected by war was the core idea during the Soul Repair Community in Conversation held March 15 at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument, Colorado.

First mission team to Northern Cheyenne will build fire garage

First mission team to Northern Cheyenne will build fire garage

March 21, 2016
Beginning this summer, volunteer firefighters and other community leaders from Birney on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Montana will work with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (VIM) to build a fire garage.

Community Fire Protection project a 2-year partnership with Northern Cheyenne

Community Fire Protection project a 2-year partnership with Northern Cheyenne

March 14, 2016
Increasing firefighting capacity, fire prevention, and relationship building are the focus areas of the Community Fire Protection Partnership over the next two years.

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...

Native American Ministries Sunday to support Northern Cheyenne fire project

March 07, 2016
This year’s Rocky Mountain Conference Native American Ministries Sunday offering will help support the Northern Cheyenne Fire Protection project.