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Selling lemonade for Jesus

Kids often sell lemonade to earn some cash for a much-wanted item like a bike or a video game. That was not the case on a recent Tuesday morning. Two kids, sitting on the corner selling lemonade on a summer afternoon in Belle Fourche, S.D., decided that the profits from their sales needed to be given to the church.
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Jost will retire as VIM coordinator for North Central Jurisdiction

Lorna Jost UMCVIM-NCJ coordinator is retiring after 13 years of service. “It has been rewarding to serve the North Central Jurisdiction,” said Jost. “I have been blessed to go so many places and by the work of so many volunteers.” The job of VIM coordinator is about connecting the people who want to volunteer to places where they want to volunteer. Jost works out of an office in Brookings, S.D. “I spend a lot of time connecting people to places and people across the nation and internationally,” she said. “I help people be the hands and the feet of Christ.”
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Rebecca's Random thoughts: Seven Things I’ve observed/learned about myself in the first week of General Conference

As I sit here in the comfortable familiarity of a Starbucks at the halfway point of the 2016 General Conference, my mind and heart feel like they are swirling around. The past week has been an emotional and spiritual roller coaster. At points I felt so grateful that I was given the privilege to be here and that we have an awesome church that is truly transforming the world. Then the roller coaster would come crashing down and I wanted to bag it all and join the circus! So I thought maybe trying to get some of these thoughts on paper (computer) might help me keep from sending my resume to the Shriners. So here are the Seven Things I’ve observed/learned about myself in the first week of General Conference:
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A Message from the Bishop

Char and I are delighted to be re-assigned to the Dakotas-Minnesota Area. Our hearts are in the Area and it brings us great joy to be able to follow our hearts. We have accomplished much in the last four years together. The list is too long to recite. The faithfulness, courage to innovate and generosity of United Methodists in Minnesota and the Dakotas has clearly set us on a path to vitality in our witness and missional impact.
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