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Mission Shaped Future retreat yields action plans for new conference

January 16, 2018
It was a weekend of dreaming, but also putting those ideas into a blueprint for the formation of a new annual conference. About 30 clergy and laity attended a two-day retreat Jan. 12 and 13 at Hope United Methodist Church in ...

Walk to Emmaus

January 16, 2018
Submitted by Phil Evans The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program. It is intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. It takes its name from the Road to Emmaus ...

Learn about upcoming service opportunities at Mission Adventures 2018

Learn about upcoming service opportunities at Mission Adventures 2018

January 15, 2018
Come learn about Connecting Neighbors as well as Volunteers in Mission, Supporting Neighbors, and Service Opportunities at Mission Adventures 2018. The first “Mission Adventures” seminar for 2018 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 ...

Get ahead to avoid 2018 decreases in giving

January 12, 2018
Some estimates suggest that with the 2018 tax reform, fewer itemizers will lead to a 5 to 12 percent reduction in annual fund giving. However, there is good news for finance and stewardship committees, and pastors! Your Rocky ...

Leadership program offered to help with church vitality and leadership

Leadership program offered to help with church vitality and leadership

January 05, 2018
Accelerate church vitality and interrupt church decline!

2017 conference mission trip reports due by Jan. 31

January 02, 2018
Each year, the Rocky Mountain Conference reports to the Western Jurisdiction on all mission trips taken by conference churches.

Go on a 'mission adventure' at Smoky Hill UMC

Go on a 'mission adventure' at Smoky Hill UMC

December 28, 2017
Are you considering getting involved in mission work in 2018? On Feb. 3 at Smoky Hill UMC, you will have the opportunity to find out what types of mission opportunities are available. The Rocky Mountain Conference Global Board of ...

Workshop teaches interfaith community about safety for congregations

December 15, 2017
On Dec. 5, Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church and the Metropolitan District of the Rocky Mountain Conference hosted an event on congregational security. This event was put together by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the FBI, and ...

Pastors give ecumenical response, support in light of Westboro Baptist Church protests

December 14, 2017
Our faith communities believe in extending love and grace to all our sisters and brothers, regardless of their religious affiliation, ethnicity and race, ability, economic situation, sexual orientation and gender.

Sleeping bags needed for AfterHours Denver

Sleeping bags needed for AfterHours Denver

December 08, 2017
This year, AfterHours Denver has teamed up with St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado to collect 1,000 sleeping bags to our city’s homeless and distribute them on Christmas Day in Lincoln Park.

Yuma UMC youth “adopt” forgotten veterans during the holidays

December 07, 2017
On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Yuma UMC youth went to the Yuma Cemetery to lay wreaths that they had decorated themselves at the gravestones of the “forgotten” veterans that didn’t have families or money to pay for a burial.

Wasatch Front Circuit gives special offering to Crossroads Urban Center

Wasatch Front Circuit gives special offering to Crossroads Urban Center

December 04, 2017
The Wasatch Front Circuit held a special offering for Crossroads Urban Center in Salt Lake City during its first circuit charge conference Nov. 19.

First UMC Colorado Springs to host retreat for all affected by HIV

December 04, 2017
The Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church is partnering with First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs to sponsor a three-day retreat the weekend of April 27 at John Wesley Ranch for all people affected ...

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Rev. Walter "Skip" Strickland to retire in 2018

December 04, 2017
Bishop Karen Oliveto has announced that she has accepted the Rev. Walter “Skip” Strickland’s desire to retire, effective July 1, 2018. Rev. Strickland, current superintendent of the Peaks and Plains District, began his ministry ...

Bishop Oliveto to take HIV test live at the pulpit during World AIDS Day service

Bishop Oliveto to take HIV test live at the pulpit during World AIDS Day service

November 22, 2017
Bishop Karen Oliveto will take an HIV test at the pulpit during the second annual World AIDS Day Community Service at Park Hill United Methodist Church in Denver at 7 p.m. Dec. 3.

First UMC Gillette connects with Hispanic community through Thanksgiving food boxes

First UMC Gillette connects with Hispanic community through Thanksgiving food boxes

November 22, 2017
First UMC of Gillette, Wyoming, collects Thanksgiving food boxes for two local elementary schools. With the help of a local Hispanic family, they put together a more traditional Hispanic food box as a new way to show hospitality ...

19th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk

November 20, 2017
The 19th Annual Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run and Walk commences this week on Thursday, Nov. 23 and will end on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Epworth Foundation distributes thousands of Thanksgiving boxes

November 19, 2017
The Epworth Foundation of Epworth United Methodist Church in Denver gave about 6,500 Thanksgiving boxes to the community Nov. 18 during its 2017 Denver Feed a Family Thanksgiving Distribution.

Pushing for full LGBTQ rights aim of 'Toward an Inclusive Church'

November 17, 2017
The dream of a fully inclusive United Methodist Church is one step closer to reality as more than 200 people attended the “Toward an Inclusive Church” event Nov. 14 at St. Andrew UMC in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Safety and security at your organization

November 13, 2017
In the wake of Sunday’s tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas, many of you may be looking for information to help make your facilities safer. At Church Mutual, your safety is our concern as well.

Wyoming churches team up to collect food for St. Joseph's Food Pantry

November 08, 2017
United Methodist churches in Cheyenne, Wyoming, teamed up recently for the first Annual Gobble Walk in late October and early November.

Missionary Mozart Adevu to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

Missionary Mozart Adevu to visit Rocky Mountain Conference

November 07, 2017
Mozart M. K. Adevu, a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries, will be visiting the Rocky Mountain Conference from Nov. 17 to Dec. 1.

Terror in Texas: United Methodists Are Called to be Peacemakers

Terror in Texas: United Methodists Are Called to be Peacemakers

November 06, 2017
The United States is once again grappling with another mass shooting. And again, in a place of worship. As heartsick as this makes us, we cannot and must not throw up our hands in defeat. To do nothing to combat the evils of gun ...

Rocky Mountain UM Foundation offers a year-end giving brochure

Rocky Mountain UM Foundation offers a year-end giving brochure

November 03, 2017
United Methodists are among the most generous people in the world and the year-end giving season is the most generous time of the year. The United Methodist Foundation provides helpful stewardship resources for churches in the ...

Nathan Adams receives MTSO’s Mount Alumni Award

Nathan Adams receives MTSO’s Mount Alumni Award

November 03, 2017
Methodist Theological School in Ohio has presented Nathan Adams and Barbara Sholis with the John and Ruth Mount Alumni Awards for Distinguished Service, the school’s highest honor for graduates. The awards were presented at a ...

Prairie View Circuit members gather to assemble UMCOR buckets

Prairie View Circuit members gather to assemble UMCOR buckets

November 03, 2017
This fall season, we’ve witnessed many storms disrupt the lives of our neighbors along islands and coastal regions. In response to these storms, the congregations from the northside of the Prairie View Circuit gathered supplies ...

Where does your monthly connectional giving go?

Where does your monthly connectional giving go?

October 31, 2017
On behalf of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CFA), we thank each of our churches in the Rocky Mountain Conference for your faithfulness in your monthly connectional giving.

Wyoming church spreads message of love with 'God Rocks'

Wyoming church spreads message of love with 'God Rocks'

October 20, 2017
Wheatland United Methodist Church in Wyoming joins grassroots movement of placing painted rocks with messages for people in the community to find. They saw it as a great way to spread goodwill and the message of God’s grace to ...

Jeannie Prejean retires after 11 years at Mile High/Pikes Peak District

October 19, 2017
Thank you to Jeannie Prejean for her 11 years of service as the administrative assistant for the Mile High/Pikes Peak District of the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Local churches collaborate to support neighbors in need

Local churches collaborate to support neighbors in need

October 16, 2017
Hope United Methodist Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado celebrates the third anniversary of the Village Resource Center - a local cooperative organization supported by six churches in the Greenwood Village area. Participating ...

The Land new faith community gears up for 2018

The Land new faith community gears up for 2018

October 16, 2017
In the midst of celebrating the things that have happened and anticipating the things yet to come, The Land embraces the continuity found in its loving partnership with Hope United Methodist Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Missionary Ken Cruz visits conference churches to educate, advocate

Missionary Ken Cruz visits conference churches to educate, advocate

October 06, 2017
From Sept. 10 to 24, General Board of Global Ministries Missionary Kennedy (Ken) Cruz logged about 1,900 miles visiting churches in the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Leadership Summit 2017 Post-Report: Outcomes and Resources

Leadership Summit 2017 Post-Report: Outcomes and Resources

October 02, 2017
People at the Summit came together to unleash their imagination to explore opportunities and equip congregations for the ministries that can impact people’s lives in their communities.

Terror in Las Vegas: How United Methodists Respond to Violence

Terror in Las Vegas: How United Methodists Respond to Violence

October 02, 2017
In an act of domestic terrorism, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire Oct. 1 during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, as country singer Jason Aldean performed.

Bishop Oliveto to be honored at Interfaith Alliance of Colorado's first Force for Good Awards

Bishop Oliveto to be honored at Interfaith Alliance of Colorado's first Force for Good Awards

September 29, 2017
The Force for Good Awards celebrates "those who are 'a force for good' in three categories, Congregation, Community and State Legislature." The reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Redline Gallery in Denver.

United Methodist Information Technology Association hears from industry professionals

September 28, 2017
The United Methodist Information Technology Association, or UMITA, held its annual conference from Sept. 18 to 21 in Denver, Colorado. Members gathered to network, to learn from industry professionals about cyber security, ...

East UMC donates 50 hymnal supplements to Simla, Ellicott UMCs

September 25, 2017
On learning recently that Ellicott and Simla United Methodist churches were in need of The Faith We Sing, a hymnal supplement to The United Methodist Hymnal, the people of East United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs decided ...

United Methodist Church of Johnstown becomes UMCOR hub

United Methodist Church of Johnstown becomes UMCOR hub

September 11, 2017
The United Methodist Church of Johnstown is now serving as a regional collection and distribution center for UMCOR. Known as a "hub," the church will provide storage for UMCOR kits, trainers to help local churches with purchasing ...

Civil and Human Rights: How The United Methodist Church Advocates

Civil and Human Rights: How The United Methodist Church Advocates

September 08, 2017
As we consider the future of DACA, let us consider: what will enable us to love God and love others more deeply? Let your elected officials hear your voice. A democracy is only as strong as the number of citizens who engage the ...

Until It's Green Again: Camp Meeting in Montana

Until It's Green Again: Camp Meeting in Montana

September 06, 2017
"Commitment to True Worship" was this year's theme of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish's third annual Camp Meeting from Aug. 24 to 27. The commitment of the entire BUMP congregation will be to worship in truth this year ...

Rev. Laura Rainwater to serve as new Whole Church Initiative Coordinator

Rev. Laura Rainwater to serve as new Whole Church Initiative Coordinator

September 01, 2017
The Rev. Laura Easter Rainwater has begun a new position in the Mountain Sky Area as Whole Church Initiative Coordinator, effective Aug. 7. Rainwater’s new position will focus on expanding participation in the WCI process.

Hurricane Harvey: What you can do to help

Hurricane Harvey: What you can do to help

August 27, 2017
As Texas and Louisiana continue to feel the impact from Hurricane Harvey, please keep praying for those in the path of the storm. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is ready to assist with recovery efforts, but they ...

Conference's increase in cash balance from 2001 to 2016 explained

August 21, 2017
At the 2017 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference session, it was noted that the balance of cash plus investments available to the Conference had increased significantly between 2001 and 2016. What accounts for this significant ...

Broomfield UMC member makes difference one family at a time through CASA

August 18, 2017
As a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer for the past 11 years, Judy Ackley sees first-hand how CASA support helps strengthen one family at a time.

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.

Charlottesville: The United Methodist Church Responds

Charlottesville: The United Methodist Church Responds

August 14, 2017
Violence in Charlottesville reminds us we are called to "action through prayer... and denouncing acts borne out of hatred.

Wyoming churches, camp prepare for solar eclipse next weekend

August 13, 2017
As North America anticipates the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, churches in the path of totality in Wyoming are preparing to welcome visitors and celebrate this phenomenon.

Rawlins Cooperative Parish engages community with outdoor worship, county fair

Rawlins Cooperative Parish engages community with outdoor worship, county fair

August 08, 2017
Rawlins Cooperative Parish, a multi-denominational church, continues to participate in the community life of Rawlins, Wyoming.

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.

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 ...