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Williams' death once could have been mine

DALLAS, Texas (UMNS) - Cynthia B. Astle did not know Robin Williams personally "but I know his reported illness intimately," she writes in a blog for United Methodist News Service. United Methodist congregations can offer the spiritual care needed for those suffering from depression, she says.
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The Dakotas Conference welcomes Bea and Dave Stucke

The Dakotas Conference welcomes Bea and Dave Stucke as new employees in the Mitchell office. Bea is the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Ministries. Dave is the Communication Associate, a new position, with a focus on video production. The Stucke's moved back to South Dakota from Spokane, Washington.
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Welcome to the Dakotas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church! Our Conference spans the states of North and South Dakota. Our church family includes more than 270 congregations. In 2012 the Dakotas Conference experienced a 4% growth in attendance. 

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A Message from the Bishop

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We are a covenant people, Bishop Bruce R. Ough told clergy at the 2014 Dakotas Annual Conference clergy session. And right now, the very nature and purpose or intent of God’s covenant with us is under immense pressure within The United Methodist Church. He explores what it means to maintain covenant and unity at a time when schism is the way of the world and of the culture.…
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