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United Methodist Youth Urges Denomination to Promote Unity: Reflections from Matt Bader

MANILA, Philippines July 20, 2014/GBOD – United Methodist youth from around the world have urged leaders of the denomination to “seek solutions that promote our global unity” and not be divided by issues such as homosexuality. The Global Young People's Convocation & Legislative Assembly, attended by more than 300 youth and observers, adopted the unity statement the night before ending its quadrennial gathering with a worship service Sunday, July 20, at Central United Methodist Church in Manila. Matthew Bader, Dakotas Conference provides insights and reflection as a participant in the Global Young People's Convocation & Legislative Assembly.
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Anne Reinhiller: Teenager lives out her faith in service

"James 2: 14-26 challenges us to show our faith by our actions. I share my faith with others by my actions," said Anne Reinhiller. Reinhiller 17, will be a senior this fall. Anne lives out her faith though service in the local church where she is on the tech team, helps with Sunday School, vacation Bible school and living nativity. Anne has served as the director of the Nightwatch, a cooperative ministry of the United Methodist churches in the Sioux Falls area, which feeds the poor on Sunday nights at two locations in Sioux Falls.
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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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