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United Methodists across North and South Dakota support HOPE Center

United Methodists across North Dakota and South Dakota took a special offering at Thanksgiving and collected over $8,000 to support the HOPE Center of Rapid City. Each year the Dakotas Conference collects an offering around Thanksgiving. Proceeds from the 2014 offering were designated for the HOPE Center and to assist in fighting Ebola.
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Youth learn about diversity on interfaith confirmation trip

There are 2.2 billion Christians (32% of the world's population), 1.6 billion Muslims (23%), 1 billion Hindus (15%), nearly 500 million Buddhists (7%) and 14 million Jews (0.2%) around the world according to a study conducted by Pew Research in 2010. Recently confirmation students from five Dakotas United Methodist churches traveled to Denver to experience diverse religious traditions.
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Rebecca's Random Thoughts: Taking steps in faith

How often do we pay more attention to our comfort zone than to the desperate need someone has to connect with another person even for just a brief time? I may be an extrovert but my default, in large gatherings, is to find people I know to sit with or visit with. When I find myself in a large group setting or even at the end of the potluck line, it’s as if I revert back to junior high—scanning the room for someone I know rather than SEEING the people God wants me to get to know.
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A Message from the Bishop

We have entered the season of Epiphany. This is the portion of the church year in which we celebrate that Jesus is the Light of the World. A Light that shines in the darkness and a Light that can never be extinguished. A Light that came into the world to fulfill the law. A Light that came into the world offering us salvation, hope, and abundant life. A Light that came into the world to make God’s love incarnate.
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