Recent News

Methodist heritage celebrated at Canyon Lake UMC

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Canyon Lake UMC hosted an old-fashioned fall festival on Oct. 19 called “Celebrating the Great Commission and our Methodist Heritage.” Article by Donna Fisher.
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Capital Campaign Feasibility Study is launched

"I invite you to join me in embracing God’s unlimited imagination! Imagine launching 10 new churches and/or multi-site ministries in the Dakotas Conference over the next seven years. Imagine equipping more than 100 congregations to start a new life cycle in that same time frame. Imagine preparing leaders to pursue congregational renewal and grow healthy churches. Imagine reaching thousands of the 58% of Dakotans, many of them new residents, not currently involved in a congregation or faith community." Bishop Bruce R. Ough, resident bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
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Unknown Territory-- Random thoughts from Rebecca

Uftda! The packing continues. Just when you think you’ve made huge headway, it seems as if the remaining pieces start breeding. It seems that the “transitional emotions” tend to ebb and flow as well. What will the new place be like? Will we make friends? Will we like our new neighbors? Will the work be stressful?
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A Message from the Bishop

To heal a broken world is one of Jesus’ core missional imperatives. And, it is clearly related to Jesus’ other core mission imperatives to love God and neighbor and reach new people. Every time I look into the faces of the children captured in the television reports, I see my own grandson. Cailum was born in Guatemala and was adopted by our middle son and his spouse, Stuart and Christine. Except for the grace of God, he could be one of the children risking all to cross the border to freedom and a new start
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