Around the Conference June 26

Posted on June 26, 2017 | Announcements

Breakthrough ministry grants due July 31

Breakthrough ministry grants are offered to churches and related organizations from the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation and Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Grants will be awarded quarterly.  Applications are due on January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31 annually.   Click here for a grant application.

AC 2017 resources—Wondering how to condense three full days of worship, celebration, learning, and conference business into a succinct report you can bring back to members of your congregation? Here are some highlights to consider sharing.

Click here for a wrap up with a bulletin insert, links to photos, videos, news stories and more.

Conference office summer hours— Summer office hours for the Dakotas Conference Office are: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. 

Send us your VBS highlights and stories

We know that many churches will host a Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer.  We would love to hear the stories and grab some photos about the highlights. 

Click here to fill out some information so we can feature your VBS.  Please send your photos to


Mission u is around the corner

Dakotas Conference 2017 ‘Mission u’ will be held July 13-16 at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD and July 20-23 in at the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, ND.  Click here for a registration form. The theme for this year is: “Learning Together for Transformation of the World”

In-depth themes this year will be:
Living as a Covenant Community–Covenants are found in the Bible from the moment God created man and woman until the last page of Revelation. As we grow to understand the divine covenants made by God with our ancestors, and thus with us, our faith and our lives will transform. Through this study, we come to marvel at our covenant God, grow in our love for God, for each other, and for our neighbors near and far. Rev. Matt Richards will be the presenter

Missionary Conferences of UMC in USA–The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, Red Bird Missionary Conference, and the Alaska United Methodist Conference are a hybrid of home and internal missionary work. The aim of this study is to give an overview of these three missionary conferences in The UMC, the contexts out of which they grew, and their current engagements. Dawn Armstrong will be the presenter.

Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action –This study will deepen your understanding and awareness of climate change and its impact on God’s creation. It offers participants biblical, theological and ethical insights as the basis of their advocacy on climate justice in churches and in the public sphere. Rev. Marty Toepke-Floyd will be the presenter.