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Kids Count 2017 Miracle Offering

The Miracle Offering is gathered within United Methodist churches of North and South Dakota and delivered to annual conference session. It benefits international, national, and Dakotas Conference missions. This year’s offering, “Kids Count Miracle Offering,” has both a hands-on and financial component.
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2017 UMAC Awards turn up the light for the Dakotas

March 23 was a special day for storytellers gathered from around the world to “Embrace the Story” at the United Methodist Association of Communicators Conference in New Orleans, LA. The efforts of 160 communicators were recognized at the Awards Celebration Dinner. The Dakotas communications team was the recipient of 12 awards and a Best of Class Award for video production. “Our job is easy because United Methodists throughout the Dakotas give us great stories to tell and are passionate disciples,” said Doreen Gosmire, director of communication for the Dakotas Conference.
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Journey Renewal: A road trip to new beginnings

Journey Renewal is comprised of a flight of churches each year that have been recommended by the cabinet and are ready to start a new lifecycle in their ministry. The revitalization process is a 2-3-year journey. The journey is underway for nine churches: Arthur, Burke, Herrick, Mandan, North Sioux City The Ark, Presho, Kennebec, Reliance and Wahpeton Evergreen. Rev. Rebecca Trefz, director of ministries, describes the first nine months of the "road trip."
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A Message from the Bishop

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Bishop Bruce R. Ough, resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, released the following statement in a press conference held by the Minnesota Council of Churches, on January 30, 2017, at Hennepin UMC in Minneapolis, MN. "Christ calls us to tear down the walls around our souls that we might live fully and abundantly," said Ough.
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