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  • Dakotas hosts North Central Commission on Archives and History

    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Thirty-four history buffs, spouses and others from 10 of the 11 annual conferences in the North Central Jurisdiction came to Bismarck July 10-13 for the annual meeting of the North Central Jurisdiction Commission on Archives and History. Bishop Bruce Ough preached at the opening worship using the text Acts 16:6-10. In that Scripture, the Holy Spirit gave the Apostle Paul a vision of “crossing over” into Macedonia, which was new territory for Christianity at the time
  • Licensing school prepares 20 for ministry

    Monday, July 24, 2017
    “It is overwhelming and a lot of work. But it is a step I wanted to take.” That sums up the overall feeling from the twenty participants in licensing school, held July 18-24 at Living Water Retreat Center at Lake Pointsett, South Dakota. Participants represented three conferences and four states.
  • VBS at Canyon Lake doubles in size

    Monday, July 24, 2017
    You are unique and special and God has plans for you. That is what the kids attending Vacation Bible School—VBS at Rapid City Canyon Lake UMC learned. The number of participants grew this year, from 50-60 to over 105 participants and 51 volunteers. “It was a time for us all to run, dance and scream about God’s love,” said Lindsey Rokusek, director of VBS and children’s ministry at Canyon Lake UMC.
  • Mission u North participants experience a bit of Africa

    Monday, July 24, 2017
    The dean for Mission u at Jamestown was Brenda Rekow and Cindy Yeager, served as the assistant dean. Fern Bailey was the registrar. The three planned a very successful Mission u with 52 in attendance. Stephen and Gail Quigg, missionary advocates for the North Central Jurisdiction shared their stories about their time spent in Africa as missionaries. Gail also organized an African Fashion Show.
  • Around the Conference July 24

    Monday, July 24, 2017 | Announcements
    It may be hot outside but there are lot of cool things going on across the Dakotas Conference check out the Breakthrough prayer workshop, grants available to churches, the job that camp ministry has open, and the upcoming training for youth ministry and lay speakers.
  • July 24 issue

    Monday, July 24, 2017 | Mondays @ Dakotas
    Mondays @ Dakotas July 24, 2017: Dakotas hosts North Central Commission on Archives and History, Licensing school prepares 20 for ministry, VBS at Canyon Lake doubles in size, plus more...
  • Job Opening: Project Manager - Area Camp & Retreat Marketing and Outreach

    Monday, July 17, 2017 | Job Openings, Announcements
    The Camp and Retreat Ministries of Dakotas and Minnesota Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church are seeking a dedicated individual to help further the mission of area Camp and Retreat ministry through marketing, promotions, and volunteer engagement. This is a full time, exempt position located in Mitchell, SD with an anticipated start date in late August or early September, 2017.
  • Get Your Spirit in Shape: Talking with God through Prayer

    Monday, July 17, 2017 | Featured
    In this podcast episode from UM News, the Rev. Adam Weber, a United Methodist pastor and author of Talking with God: What to Say When You Don't Know How to Pray, shares how his understanding of prayer changed over the years and offers tips and advice to help us have better conversations with God.
  • Legacy VBS bubbling over with 240

    Legacy VBS bubbling over with 240

    Monday, July 17, 2017
    “More than expected,” the words that describe the Vacation Bible School (VBS) experience at Legacy United Methodist Church in Bismarck, North Dakota. It was a VBS of record attendance. Over 240 children and 100 volunteers spent four days learning about the love of Jesus.
  • Tracy finds unique ways to make disciples

    Monday, July 17, 2017
    How many congregations in the Dakotas can say that they have witnessed the baptism of a former Muslim? Across Clark and Garden City, South Dakota there is an enthusiasm for the Gospel and the welcoming spirit that Rev. Mark Tracy brings. His evangelism is purely relational, as he seeks to find the needs and the hopes of others in his conversations with them. Others see Christ through him.