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Beau Keeter, Bishop’s Scholar, DWU freshman, dies of bacterial meningitis

Beau Keeter, 19, was found dead in his dormitory room Wednesday morning, September 23 at Dayton Hall on Dakota Wesleyan University’s (DWU) campus in Mitchell, South Dakota. Keeter, of St. Lawrence, S.D., was a freshman athletic training student, Bishop’s Leadership Award winner, member of the Student Ministry Council and a member of the men's basketball team.
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Serving in small communities: Behrens share their story

Reverends Steve and Hazel Behrens serve six small community churches in rural North Dakota. Serving small, rural churches has unique demands — nursing home visits, sermon preparation and the logistics of distance for each of the churches. The two enjoy small-town ministry because they get to know the people in the community and interact with them. Read more about the ministries of the Behrens as it appeared in the Jamestown Sun by Masaki Ova.
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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

My heart is breaking. An unspeakable crime of hatred against one of our sister Methodist congregations—Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina—has shaken me and our nation. The African Methodist Episcopal Church was born in 1816 of racism in the Methodist Episcopal Church and now in 2015, nearly 200 years later, the Mother Emanuel AME congregation is the victim of racist hatred. I join the lament: How long, O Lord, how long?
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