Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Western Religions

Conference Reorganization may affect Colorado

In June, the United Methodist Church will redraw the borders of several of their annual conferences. Some of these changes may affect Colorado, currently part of the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Annual conferences are administrative divisions within the church. The majority of the changes this summer will occur in East Coast conferences, including several New York conferences, which will merge to form the Upper New York Conference and several other conferences in the Pennsylvania area, which will become the Susquehanna Conference.

The administrative changes are taking place due to a reduction in UMC members in these areas. Four of the five major US jurisdictions are required to eliminate one bishop this year, and the restructuring will facilitate that process. In the Western Jurisdiction, a merger has been proposed to consolidate the Rocky Mountain Conference with the Yellowstone Conference. The resulting conference would be called the Mountain Sky Conference. However, both existing conferences are already under the jurisdiction of a single bishop, and so no change in personnel would occur.

The Rocky Mountain Conference meeting to finalize these changes will occur June 17-20 in Denver.

Comments

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos