Bishop Oliveto to preach at Heritage UMC
Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Heritage United Methodist Church
7077 S. Simms St.
Littleton, CO

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Heritage United Methodist Church is honored to welcome Bishop Karen Oliveto to our pulpit on February 12, 2017.  Karen P. Oliveto was consecrated as a bishop of The United Methodist Church on July 16, 2016 in Scottsdale, Ariz., and assigned for the 2016-2020 quadrennium to the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, which includes the Rocky Mountain, and Yellowstone annual (regional) conferences. It includes 400 congregations in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and a small section of Idaho.
"My dream is that we live into beloved community. My dream is that we live boldly as the body of Christ. and love so fully, so completely, that the neighborhoods in which United Methodist Churches stand in are utterly transformed by the love that spills out of these communities,” Bishop Oliveto said in a pastoral letter to the members of the 400 churches she is now serving.
Bishop Karen Oliveto comes to the Mountain Sky Area after serving as senior pastor of the 12,000-member Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco for eight years. She is the first woman to be senior pastor at Glide, the fifth largest United Methodist congregation in the U.S. She is the first woman to serve as senior pastor in one of the denomination's 100 largest U.S. congregations.

Bishop Oliveto has the distinction of being the first openly lesbian bishop in The United Methodist Church. She and her wife, Robin Ridenour, a nurse anesthetist and United Methodist deaconess, were married in 2014.
It is indeed unprecedented for the Bishop to comes to preach at one of her churches and we feel so fortunate that she has chosen Heritage United Methodist Church.  Please join us at our 8:30 a.m. Sacramental or 10:30 a.m. Community Worship services. We are located at 7077 S. Simms St., Littleton, CO.