Videos

  • 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.
  • 6 things you won't want to miss at AC 2017

    6 things you won't want to miss at AC 2017

    Monday, May 15, 2017 | Announcements, AC 2017, Videos
    The 24th session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will kick off in 23 days – June 8-10, 2017 in Bismarck, North Dakota. The three-day conference session is a time for Dakotas United Methodists to worship and enjoy fellowship, learn from teaching sessions, seek God’s guidance as we make decisions about ministry direction, determine budgets, ordain and commission clergy, and receive the bishop’s clergy appointments. Annual conference is not just for clergy and lay members, it is for anyone who would like to attend as a guest. Here are six things you will not want to miss.
  • AC 2017: Welcome to Bismarck!

    AC 2017: Welcome to Bismarck!

    Monday, May 8, 2017 | AC 2017, Videos
    The 24th session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will kick off in 30 days—June 8-10, 2017 in Bismarck, North Dakota. The three-day conference session is a time for Dakotas United Methodists to worship and enjoy fellowship, learn from teaching sessions, seek God’s guidance as we make decisions about ministry direction, determine budgets, ordain and commission clergy, and receive the bishop’s clergy appointments. Register by May 19 to avoid a late fee of $25. Check all of the venues and hotels in Bismarck.
  • Dickinson UMC breaks ground for new church building

    Dickinson UMC breaks ground for new church building

    Monday, April 24, 2017 | Videos
    Sunday, April 23, Dickinson UMC broke ground for a new church home. Several years ago Dickinson UMC began dreaming about a new place to worship. “This has been a process of dreaming and planning for over twenty years,” said Rev. Dick Rinearson, Dickinson UMC, “Many people on the building committee have been put a lot of effort into this with different plans and different ideas. This is really their day.”
  • The promise of Easter: A message from Bishop Ough

    The promise of Easter: A message from Bishop Ough

    Friday, April 7, 2017 | Videos
    Bishop Bruce R. Ough shares an Easter message about the promise of Easter. "Jesus is calling you and me to move from weeping to believing to proclaiming. It takes great faith and courage to believe in resurrections. It takes great hope and love to practice resurrection faith. The promise of Easter is that the Risen Christ is calling your name – my name – and inviting us to move from the ground of the dead and despairing to the place of the living and hopeful." Watch this video message
  • Dare to Dream: Perseverance

    Dare to Dream: Perseverance

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Videos
    Week six of our 2017 Lenten video series features Rev. Rebecca Trefz, director of ministries for the Dakotas Conference. These videos accompany the Dare to Dream Lenten study guide by Rev. Mike Slaughter. In this video message, "Perseverance – Discover a dream for your life far greater than your own", Rev. Trefz highlights chapter six of the book.
  • Lenten series week four - Lose your big buts

    Lenten series week four - Lose your big buts

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Videos
    Week four of our 2017 Lenten video series features Rev. Kermit Culver, district superintendent of the Sakakawea District of the Dakotas Conference. These videos and bulletin inserts accompany the Dare to Dream Lenten study guide by Rev. Mike Slaughter. In this video message, "Lose Your Big Buts – Allow God’s strength to be displayed in your weakness", Rev. Culver highlights chapter four of the book.
  • Daring the dream: Birthright and blessings

    Daring the dream: Birthright and blessings

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Videos
    Week two of our 2017 Lenten video series features Rev. Roger Spahr, district superintendent of the Glacial Lakes District of the Dakotas Conference. These videos accompany the Dare to Dream Lenten study guide by Rev. Mike Slaughter. In this video message, "Discovering Your Birthright – You were created with a purpose," Rev. Spahr highlights chapter two of the book.
  • Elisha Project: Beth's experience

    Elisha Project: Beth's experience

    Monday, February 27, 2017 | Videos
    Beth Hult spent the summer at Brookings First UMC as an Elisha intern. Beth wanted to explore if she would be fit for her dream job, Christian Education Director. “I was surprised at how much planning and communication goes into the job,” said Hult. “The number of contacts you have to make to get volunteers and communicate what needs to happen is just amazing.”
  • Elisha Project: Emily’s experience

    Elisha Project: Emily’s experience

    Monday, February 20, 2017 | Videos
    “I feel so welcomed and supported by this church. They have supported me not only for the Elisha internship but throughout my time at Black Hills State University,” stated Emily Shelton, the 2016 Elisha intern at Spearfish UMC. “Emily was an inspiration for our church,” said Rev. Scott McKirdy. “It is so beneficial to have her perspective and enthusiasm."