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Running your socks off for the Bakken

ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Many people head to North Dakota for a job in the oil fields. They get there and find no place to live, high costs of living and struggles to make ends meet. A lot of struggling people in the North Dakota oil region will be wearing better socks because a United Methodist Church in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Over 100 pair of new substantial work socks were collected for the Bakken Oil Rush Ministries by Aberdeen North Highland United Methodist Church during Run Your Socks Off 5K .
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Son Seekers create quilt for auction

Several quilts will be auctioned off at the Dakota Marketplace on September 20, 2014 at Sioux Falls First United Methodist Church (UMC). A special quilt created by the Son Seekers campers will be auctioned off. A quilt that has touched the lives of many Dakotas Conference children, adults, and even remote regions of the world.
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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

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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