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An Interrupted Life - A Christmas message from Bishop Ough

The Christmas story is, at its core, a story of interrupted and disrupted lives. The Christ-child is called Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” Jesus is God’s greatest intrusion into the world – into our lives. When God is with us, we are surprised, interrupted, awakened, disoriented. When God is with us, our imaginations are stretched, our love is magnified.
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United Methodists stand with all of North Dakota

The situation in North Dakota is complex, many lives are being impacted: the people of Standing Rock, those working in the Bakken, government officials, law enforcement and the national guard. Costs and needs are rising on all fronts.
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Board work with GBHEM begins for Trefz

Rev. Rebecca Trefz, Dakotas Conference director of ministries, traveled to Nashville, TN this past week to participate in the board meeting for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). This initial meeting, held September 13-16, Trefz described as an orientation into what the members do as a board. She has been assigned to work with the Division on Ordained Ministry.
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A Message from the Bishop

Bishop
The Christmas story is, at its core, a story of interrupted and disrupted lives. Mary and Joseph – the entire Christmas story – teach us one of the most difficult, yet profound truths about God. God is constantly seeking to interrupt our lives; commanding our attention; disorienting us; calling us to make room for God in our hearts and our lives.
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