Recent News

UMCOR kits and money collected for hunger at Mission Fair

“It (the Mission Fair) ties our small district churches together in one common mission of raising funds and donations for disaster victims and feeding the hungry of the Dakotas... together we make a difference,” said Maxine Blasdell, a member of Southeast Pierre Mission UMC. The Mission Fair at Southeast Pierre Mission UMC raised $2,907.50 for hunger and collected 1,232 UMCOR kits.
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Putting the effort in pays off for Elisha intern

“At end the day, it is what you make of it. Whatever you put in you will get out. It is about your effort.” That is how Cody Warns, 2017 Elisha intern, summarizes his experience. "I feel like I got a chance to do a variety of things.”
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Connecting across the globe: Rebecca's Random Thoughts

A few weeks ago, Steve and I had the opportunity to journey to the other side of the globe. I (Rebecca) am a member the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and this spring we held our board meeting in conjunction with the 25th anniversary celebration of Africa University (AU). Africa University was founded by the United Methodist Church 25 years ago in the country of Zimbabwe. It is a Pan-African Institution designed to reach students from across the continent, provide them with quality education as well as strong United Methodist values and ethics, in order to positively impact the continent of Africa and the entire world. The experience was phenomenal and we learned and observed many things.
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A Message from the Bishop

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce R. Ough, in his role as president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, issued the following statement regarding the flooding in the Gulf Coast and the mudslides in Sierra Leone. "Heartbreaking … devastation… incomprehensible… are some of the words we use as we struggle to fathom the depth of the natural disasters whose images from Texas and Sierra Leone continue to tear at our hearts and souls," writes Ough.
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