There are lots of things happening across the Dakotas Conference. Here are five things you will we want you to pay attention to this week. Bishop Ough invites all congregations and individuals to give to Uthe 2017 Thanksgiving to UMCOR. Mark your calendar for the 2018 REACH event, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 5-6. Sign up for the mission trip to Texas over Thanksgiving. High school students are invited to join the mission adventure to Racine, Wisconsin, June 16-23, 2018. DakYouth 17 is just around the corner.
Local churches are the heart and soul of our conference. Here are four things happening in local churches this week. There are two events happening on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan this week‚McGovern Civic Engagement Forum will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, and DWU’s Campus Ministry will host Sean Binder from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Sherman Center. Sanctus Real is performing at Huron First on Friday, October 27. Yankton First UMC is hosting a Building Worship Bridges workshop on Saturday, October 28.
Young adult ministry grants due November 1, 2017 —Do you have a unique way to invite young adults to be part of a ministry? Grants are available to churches to reach out to young adults and inspire their faith. Fill out a grant application by November 1, 2017.
This workshop focuses on raising up generous givers in your congregation, working with major donors and long-term investing. Pastors, treasurers, finance committee members and anyone interested in giving and stewardship will find this beneficial.