• UMCOR kits and money collected for hunger at Mission Fair

    Monday, September 18, 2017
    “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.
  • Putting the effort in pays off for Elisha intern

    Monday, September 18, 2017
    “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.”
  • UMConnect technology engages United Methodists across the miles

    Monday, September 18, 2017
    UMConnect stands for United Methodist Connection video system. The system allows people to interact via video and audio in real time. Dakotas and Minnesota Conference leadership, agencies and churches utilize UMConnect for meetings, training and business. Over the past 24 months, connections and sites that host a UMConnect meetings have expanded to include the ability to join a meeting from a desktop computer, laptop, mobile device or a room system.
  • 'Love Lunches’ on the go

    Monday, September 18, 2017 | Announcements
    Southeast Pierre's Love lunches was featured in the fall issue of the Interpreter magazine. Weekdays during school and Christmas breaks, Gerry Cass loads her car and delivers "love lunches" to children living in neighboring homes.
  • Around the Conference September 18

    Monday, September 18, 2017 | Announcements
    Here's what you can expect to find around the Dakotas Conference this fall. The list is long, but that's a good thing! Whether it's the upcoming online auction for hunger and more, fall mission events or the fall leadership event, there's something around the conference for everyone.
  • September 18 issue

    Monday, September 18, 2017 | Mondays @ Dakotas
    Mondays@ Dakotas: Mission Fair raises money for hunger, Elisha intern experience unexpected, UMConnect update, Love Lunches on the go, and more...
  • Sympathies Vivian Greenough

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 | Memoriam
    Vivian J. Greenough, 83, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 while residing at Bethany Home, Brandon, South Dakota. Vivian is the wife of Reverend Donald Greenough, retired.
  • The Vital Connection episode two: Creating a culture of call, reflections from Pastor Charlie Moore

    Monday, September 11, 2017
    "Our job as a pastor is to build relationships and give people a chance to try things out. Empower them, create a space for God to work on the passions," said Pastor Charlie Moore of Sioux Falls Sunnycrest UMC. In this episode, Jeff Pospisil, Executive Director of Finance and Administration, interviews Moore on the keys to raising up leaders within the church.
  • Jensen humbled to be part of significant ministry at Storm Mountain Center

    Monday, September 11, 2017
    “I hope everyone will remember me as the guy in the shorts who made not just one person, but everyone feel special when they came to camp at Storm Mountain Center,” said Scott Jensen, who is retiring as the director after 17 years of service. More than 125 people gathered to honor Jensen’s legacy on September 10.
  • School partnership grant launches after-school program at Redfield UMC

    Monday, September 11, 2017 | AC 2017
    Brenda Stover, member of Redfield UMC and first time lay delegate to annual conference, saw a video about Beresford Zion UMC, a church in action with children’s ministries.  Stover is a teacher and administrator in the local school system and has been aware of need for after school care in town.