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  • Bishop Ough speaks for Council of Bishops following shooting deaths

    Sunday, July 10, 2016 | Featured
    Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement on behalf of the Council in the wake of shootings in the U.S. this week:"In the aftermath of violent deaths this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Dallas, Texas, we speak to a nation that is overwhelmed with anger, grief, frustration, and despair.We call upon the people of the United Methodist Church to enter into the challenge and complexity of this present moment. Let us together pray that God will work through us to bear witness to Christ’s call to bring healing to a fractured community and a broken world."
  • Bishop Ough receives the gavel of the Council of Bishops

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 | GC 2016, Featured
    On Thursday, in a ceremony before episcopal leaders from around the globe, Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce R. Ough was formally instated as president of the Council of Bishops.
  • DWU honors Blumer

    Monday, May 9, 2016 | Featured
    Boyd Blumer became Reverend, Dr., Dr., Boyd Blumer on Sunday, May 8, at the commencement services of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota. Blumer, a retired elder of the Dakotas Conference, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree and he also delivered the commencement address. "It's a miracle of God that you are at Dakota Wesleyan," Blumer said, adding that by faith in God's miracles, and faith in a dream, anything is possible.
  • ReNew Kidz is born

    Monday, March 21, 2016 | Featured
    ReNew church, a new church start in Kenmare, North Dakota, has started an after school program for grades Kindergarten through four, called ReNew Kidz, and a robotics club for grades 6 – 8 called Robot Kidz. ReNew Kidz is held every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 5:45 pm. “Parents are making regular inquiries, so we know it is being talked about – especially by the testimony of our ReNew Kidz, “ said Pastor Joddy Meidinger, ReNew UMC. “One young man was going to skip basketball this year because he so enjoys his time at ReNew Kidz… it can’t get any better than that!”
  • Breakthrough prayer fuels churches

    Monday, March 21, 2016 | Featured
    “Many churches snack on prayer instead of feasting on prayer,” said Reverend Sue Nilson Kibbey. “Truly engaging the entire the church is to feast on prayer.” Reverend Sue Nilson Kibbey, Missional Church Consultation Initiative, presented the two workshops. Nilson Kibbey equipped those present with tools and resources to practice Breakthrough Prayer in their local churches.
  • Over $14,000 in scholarships distributed to Dakotas Conference students

    Sunday, January 4, 2015 | Featured, Announcements
    The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) distributed over $14,000 of scholarship funding to 17 students throughout the Dakotas Conference who are attending a higher education institution during the 2014-15 academic year. Recipients are students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees, including four seminary students. Award amounts range from $500-2,000. You do not need to attend a United Methodist college to receive a scholarship from GBHEM, but you must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. Scholarship applications for 2015-16 open January 5, 2015 and close March 5, 2015.
  • Christmas at Spirit Lake

    Monday, December 22, 2014 | Featured
    SHEYENNE, ND— Reservation life can be harsh. At Spirit Lake, a remote area of northcentral North Dakota, sixty people gathered and shared fellowship and their faith while enjoying turkey with all the trimmings. The first annual Christmas dinner was held at the Spirit Lake Ministry Center on December 18, 2014.
  • Schuler represents faith community on ND Legacy Funds Initiative

    Schuler represents faith community on ND Legacy Funds Initiative

    Monday, December 8, 2014 | Featured
    Rev. Cody Schuler, lead pastor at The Gathering in Fargo, ND, serves as a member of a group that will guide the future use of the North Dakota’s Legacy Fund. The 24-member group of North Dakota public, private, community and nonprofit leaders and citizens made several recommendations on how the money from oil and gas tax revenue should be managed and put to use.
  • Alternative gift fair nets $4,000 at Mitchell First UMC

    Monday, November 24, 2014 | Featured
    What gift do you give the person that has everything? How about a gift that gives to others in need--an alternative to the typical Christmas present. Mitchell First United Methodist Church held a Alternative Gift Fair on November 16th that resulted in over $4,000 for mission and charitable organizations.
  • Ebola claims life of doctor from Sierra Leone

    Monday, November 17, 2014 | Featured
    Bishop Ough sends words of gratitude for Dr. Salia of Sierre Leone who passed away from Ebola. "We mourn the death of Dr. Martin Salia, along with the rest of the global community. We are grateful to God for his sacrificial service in caring for the people of Sierra Leone. Forty percent of the health care in Africa is provided by church-related clinics and hospitals including the UMC’s extensive network of medical facilities and services. I encourage everyone across the Dakotas Conference to give generously to the 2014 Thanksgiving Appeal. One-half of the Thankgiving Appeal will go to help fight the Ebola epidemic."