Recent News

United Methodist university and Roman Catholic health care system forge partnership in South Dakota

Two prominent faith-based institutions have combined resources on the prairie of South Dakota to better serve the health and fitness needs of the community.Dakota Wesleyan University and Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, S.D., have recently forged an alliance to promote wellness for both the 900-student campus and the city of 15,500. Bruce R. Ough,resident bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area, hailed the new partnership as an ecumenical endeavor that benefits all people in the community regardless of their religious commitments.
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Join the Tree of Life at a community fair this summer

This summer Volunteers in Mission (VIM) teams or other groups are invited to be part of a Community Fair on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Tree of Life Ministry, in Mission, SD will set up the locations and help with activities, such as vaction Bible school stories, games, crafts, health fair booths, personal care (such as hair cuts or manicures) ora food and clothing booth depending on the gifts and graces of the group. These "fairs" will be in the outlying communities like Milk's Camp, Upper Cut Meat and He Dog.
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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

Bishop
During the past 40 days we have been on a journey of self-denial, sacrifice and changing our hearts. We have engaged the ancient spiritual discipline of laying aside those things that limit our lives and destroy our relationships with God, others and ourselves. The ashes of repentance are washed away as we prepare to exclaim with joy: Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Alleluia! May you, your family and your faith community have a blessed Easter. Take the rain to heart.
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