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  • Binder named director at Storm Mountain Center

    Monday, May 22, 2017
    “I love seeing campers overcome their fears and do things that thought they could not do, like climbing to the top of Storm Mountain.” The words of Sean Binder who has been named the new director of Storm Mountain Center. Binder will take over in September 2017 when Scott Jensen, retires after 17 years of service.
  • Talking with God: Weber shares thoughts on becoming an author

    Talking with God: Weber shares thoughts on becoming an author

    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Adam Weber, lead pastor of Embrace Church, one of the fastest growing United Methodist Churches in the United States, released his first book, "Talking with God". In this blog, Weber shares his thoughts about becoming an author and insights on prayer. His book is available at Cokesbury. Weber will be a featured speaker during the 2017 Annual Conference.
  • Breakthrough ministry grants awarded

    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Six churches received $4,500 of funding to launch a new ministry outreach in their community. The Missional Impact Link in partnership with the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation recently awarded the Breakthrough Ministry Grants.
  • AC 2017 proposed legislation

    AC 2017 proposed legislation

    Monday, May 22, 2017 | AC 2017
    The 24th Session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will take place June 8-10 in Bismarck, North Dakota. There are several business items that the clergy and lay members will consider. All of the details and information related to the business for Annual Conference can be found in the 2017 Conference Workbook. One of the business items that will be voted is rule changes related to the Missional Resources Link and the Short Team Leave policy.
  • Solar Oven Successes Drive Potholder Demand

    Monday, May 22, 2017 | Announcements
    “We need more potholders now,” says Marj Evans-de-Carpio, the director of Solar Oven Partners. She has sent e-mails to churches across the Dakotas, urging current potholder makers to make and send as many potholders as they can to Annual Conference in Bismarck June 8-10, 2017.
  • Around the Conference May 22

    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Check out all the things you need to know about what is going on in the Dakotas Conference: There is still time to register for Annual Conference 2017, help build a school in LaGonave, take the walking challeng at Annual Conference, fight hunger by donating items to the online auction, and more.
  • May 22 issue

    Monday, May 22, 2017 | Mondays @ Dakotas
    Mondays @ Dakotas May 22, 2017: Binder named director at Storm Mountain, Talking with God—Weber shares his thoughts, Breakthrough ministry grants awarded, plus more.
  • Peace with Justice Committee awards $10,000 to Center for New Americans

    Monday, May 15, 2017
    The Peace with Justice Committee of the Dakotas Conference recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Center for New Americans operated by Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of South Dakota. The funds that are available to the Dakotas Conference are a portion of those collected on Peace with Justice Sunday, which happens this year on June 11.
  • Budget update and 2018 budget proposal

    Budget update and 2018 budget proposal

    Monday, May 15, 2017 | Videos, AC 2017
    Jeff Pospisil, Dakotas Conference treasurer and executive director of finance and administration, outlines the details of the 2018 proposed budget. The 2018 budget will be considered as part of the business of the 2017 Annual Conference. Jeff provides budget updates and highlights the key changes in the 2018 budget in this article and in an informational video.
  • Everyone wins in White River: School community partnership

    Everyone wins in White River: School community partnership

    Monday, May 15, 2017 | AC 2017
    When the school bell rings in White River, South Dakota, children head to the church two blocks away each day from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  There are always three volunteers Rev. Linda Baldock, Cathy Chapman and Donna Harris to greet them. Sometimes there are more volunteers to help with learning activities, crafts and serve a healthy snack. White River UMC has a church-school partnership that continues to grow.