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Encounter reaches out in Watertown

WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Encounter, a satellite campus of Watertown Cornerstone UMC, is reaching over 145 people each week in Watertown, South Dakota. "We are trying to touch people in a whole new way," said Pastor Paul Kimball, Encounter site pastor.
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Bishop Ough offers prayer at Dakota Wesleyan groundbreaking

Bishop Bruce Ough offered a blessing of the grounds where Dakota Wesleyan University will build a new 85,000 square-foot sports and wellness complex.
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Welcome to the Dakotas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church! Our Conference spans the states of North and South Dakota. Our church family includes more than 270 congregations. In 2012 the Dakotas Conference experienced a 4% growth in attendance. 

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A Message from the Bishop

We are a covenant people, Bishop Bruce R. Ough told clergy at the 2014 Dakotas Annual Conference clergy session. And right now, the very nature and purpose or intent of God’s covenant with us is under immense pressure within The United Methodist Church. He explores what it means to maintain covenant and unity at a time when schism is the way of the world and of the culture.…
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