June 17, 2017
Bishop Karen Oliveto and Rev. Kim James, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Ogden, Utah, invite you to the 2018 Joint Annual Conference Session for Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone to be held June 7 to 10, 2018. Details for the event will be available on www.mtnskyumc.org.
June 17, 2017
The 2016-20 quadrennial theme of the Mountain Sky Area is "Living into Beloved Community." This video introduces the theme and logo the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone annual conferences will be using for the next four years.
June 07, 2017
Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto led the second of a two-part book study on "Unafraid and Unashamed: Facing the Future of United Methodism." The May 30 was conducted via Zoom video conference. Oliveto is hosting the virtual book study in preparation for the 2017 Annual Conference Session.
May 29, 2017
Watch the live stream of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session from June 15-18, 2017 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center hotel in Denver, Colorado.
May 26, 2017
Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto led the first of a two-part book study on "Unafraid and Unashamed: Facing the Future of United Methodism." The May 23 session was a conversation with the author of the book, Wil Cantrell, and conducted via Zoom video conference. Oliveto is hosting the virtual book study in preparation of the 2017 Annual Conference ...
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. The message is the bishops’ response to United Methodist Judicial Council Decision 1341. The decision regarded the South Central Jurisdictional...
April 25, 2017
Bishops Karen Oliveto and Elaine Stanovsky hold a news conference responding to oral hearings of The United Methodist Church’s Judicial Council in Newark, NJ on April 25, 2017. The council is considering questions raised by the South Central Jurisdiction of the UMC related to Bishop Oliveto’s election and prohibitions against LGBTQ persons.
April 06, 2017
As the church’s highest court considers a challenge to her election, three delegates say that Bishop Karen Oliveto – someone with a deep faith, a love of the church, commitment to evangelism and experience as a pastor – was the most qualified of the nine candidates at last July’s Western Jurisdictional Conference.
October 28, 2016
The United Methodist Church of Evergreen Youth Group produced a video called "Pray 4 USA". We ask all Americans to pray for what is best for our country, not according to political party nor candidates, but with the best interest of all of the people of the United States at heart.
September 28, 2016
A summary video of the four presentations on the theme of "Ministry on the Margins" from the 2016 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference.
September 14, 2016
Bishop Karen Oliveto was born on Good Friday and raised in Babylon New York, 30 minutes from the streets of Manhattan. Her ministry has been defined by meeting people where they are, introducing them to Christ, and helping them transform their lives.
July 29, 2016
On June 12, the last day of the 2016 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session, a service of Ordination and Commissioning was held with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Hugo Magallanes. Nine people were commissioned, six people were ordained (2 deacons, 4 elders) and 10 local licensed pastors were recognized. There was also a reading of appointments for the next year.
July 29, 2016
Throughout the 2016 Rocky Mountain Conference Session, there were four Spotlight Presentations highlighting the theme of "Ministry on the Margins." These presentations included Hispanic Ministry, Soul Repair Ministries, Clean Water Issues, and Ministries with Young People of Color.
July 29, 2016
The night of June 9 of the 2016 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session, a worship service was held "Celebrating the Saints, Baptism and Communion." The cups of water used to remember deceased clergy and spouses was poured into a font for the baptism of Evangeline Ann Lillie. The preacher for the memorial service was Rev. Deb Olenyik.
July 29, 2016
Bishop Elaine Stanovsky gives her Episcopal Address on June 9 during the 48th Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session held at The Westin Hotel in Westminster, Colorado. Bishop Stanovsky reflected on the conference's ministry over the past eight years and what the future has in store.
July 29, 2016
At the opening worship of the 2016 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session on June 9, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky washed the feet of Iraqi refugees, Raad and Shimaa Altaee. The Altaee family fled to the U.S. following war and unrest in Iraq and are now attending Christ Church United Methodist in Denver, Colorado.
July 28, 2016
Bishop Karen Oliveto talks about her election, her ministry at Glide Memorial UMC in San Francisco, and her hopes for the Mountain Sky Area for the next quadrennium. "I'm looking forward to the future. I think it holds much hope and promise."
July 15, 2016
The Rev. Dr. Karen P. Oliveto was elected to the episcopacy on the 17th ballot during the 2016 Western Jurisdictional Conference on July 15. “Today we took a step closer into living into beloved community,” said Oliveto.
July 15, 2016
The Rev. Walter "Skip" Strickland withdrew his name as an episcopal candidate July 15 during the 2016 Western Jurisdictional Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. "Happy are those that dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true," he said.
July 13, 2016
Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto, one of nine candidates for the episcopacy in the Western Jurisdiction, speaks before the 2016 Western Jurisdictional Conference on July 13.
June 11, 2016
The global United Methodist Church, with representatives of all backgrounds and points of view, gathered in Portland, Oregon from May 10-20, 2016 to set policy for the denomination. This highlight video captures many of the sights, sounds and significant outcomes of the event.
May 26, 2016
Watch the live stream of the 2016 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session from June 9-12, 2016 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster, Colorado.
May 20, 2016
Rev. Tyler Amundson, head of delegation for the Yellowstone Conference, shares his hopes for the future of The United Methodist Church after the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon.
May 18, 2016
On May 18 during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky led a report on the Sand Creek Massacre that included presentations by Dr. Gary L. Roberts and Sand Creek descendants Joe Big Medicine and William Walks Along. Roberts wrote the book, "Massacre at Sand Creek: How Methodists Were Involved in an American Tragedy."
May 17, 2016
Rev. Kirsten Barlow, of First UMC in Pueblo, Colorado, speaks with Rev. Skip Strickland about what it is like to host the international gathering of United Methodists at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon.
May 14, 2016
Harvey Tukutau, third-elected lay delegate to General Conference, shares his thoughts on the May 14 Young People's Address, the LGBTQ message at plenary and the work in his legislative committee on Church and Society.
May 14, 2016
Rev. AJ Bush, of First UMC in Gillette, Wyoming, is volunteering at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. She shares her thoughts on how General Conference is going so far.
May 13, 2016
Margaret Hotze, first reserve lay delegate and Rocky Mountain Conference co-lay leader, speaks with Rev. Skip Strickland about her legislative committee and her hope for the 2016 General Conference.
May 11, 2016
The Reverends Youngsook Kang and Don Messer speak with Skip Strickland about their hope for the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon.
May 02, 2016
At the 2014 Rocky Mountain Conference, United Methodists took a daylong pilgrimage to the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Monument with descendants of massacre survivors. A community dinner was held following the day's events.
May 01, 2016
At the 2014 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference, Colorado, three distinguished scholars discussed the Sand Creek Massacre: Dr. Henrietta Mann on blood guilt and intergenerational trauma; Dr. Gary L. Roberts on the culpability of John Evans, John Chivington, and the Methodist Church; Dr. Albert Hernandez on conquest, the Doctrine of Discovery, and Manifest ...
April 30, 2016
Bishop Elaine Stanovsky, of the Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church, delivers her Episcopal Address at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference in Pueblo, Colorado, on the theme of "Healing Relationships" in relation to the Sand Creek Massacre.
March 24, 2016
The Rev. Larry Graham, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology and Care at the Iliff School of Theology, gave the keynote address during the Soul Repair Community in Conversation held March 15 at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument, Colorado. He spoke about "The Road Home from War Leads Through Memorials and Healthy Lamentation."
October 26, 2015
In September 2014, Yellowstone Conference leaders sent a recommendation letter to leaders of the Rocky Mountain Conference to enter into serious conversation about merger. This video talks about the outcomes from that recommendation and the next steps leaders are now taking.