Mountain Sky Episcopal Area

General Church
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey observes the results from a Feb. 26 vote for the Traditional Plan, which affirms the church’s current bans on ordaining LGBTQ clergy and officiating at or hosting same-sex marriage. The vote came on the last day of the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Outcome of General Conference bittersweet

United Methodist traditionalists say General Conference vote was best way forward for denomination, but it probably means a split is coming.
Mission and Ministry
The Revs. Terra Amundson (left) and Catie Newman of the Iowa Conference discuss church response to flooding in the Missouri River basin in Hornick, Iowa. Amundson is superintendent of the Southwest District and Newman is disaster response coordinator for the conference. Photo by Arthur McClanahan, Iowa Conference.

Flood victims savor 'God moments'

Disaster response teams are making progress with flood relief in the northern central U.S., but some areas may still get more water if snow melts too fast.
Social Concerns
Bishop Karen Oliveto (right) shares bread with a delegate during a February 23, 2019, worship service in the special session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Oliveto leads the Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church.  Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Resources, prayers offered for LGBTQ youth

Church leaders who fear the recent 2019 General Conference votes on homosexuality might harm LGBTQ youth are offering resources to help.
Local Church
Three crosses stand above the cemetery at Israel United Methodist Church near Montrose, W.Va., in 2015. Leaders of rural churches have expressed concerns about the impact that decisions made at the special General Conferences could have on rural and small congregations. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Rural group lists concerns on plans before GC2019

United Methodist Rural Advocates is not endorsing a plan but sent a letter of caution to General Conference delegates.

Sign up for our newsletter!

SUBSCRIBE
Loading