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This Week @ Dakotas | April 23

 Rev. Stephen Perry, a member of the Conference Commission on Archives and History, brings us this week's events from around the Dakotas Conference:

Historical Society luncheon | June 5
Bishop Ough's Easter message | View it here
Youth Worker Academy | April 26-28
Grants available to local churches | Apply by April 30
Camp Early Birds get discounts | Register by April 30
Pray With Us | April 23-29

Past announcements can be viewed here.


Also, around the Dakotas:

Builders Club - The current Builders Club call is for Beresford Zion UMC in Beresford, SD. Be a part of change in our conference through the Builders Club. Donations will be accepted from now until June 30th. 
View brochure here.    Donate here.

Native American Ministries Sunday - Did you know that more than 20,000 Native American people are part of The United Methodist Church? On May 5, we will celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday. We'll receive a special offering that directly supports Native American congregations and enables them to authentically minister with their communities while honoring creative expressions of culture and heritage. The offering also provides scholarships for Native American seminary students.
Through our denominational connection and with our offering, we live out our commitment to repentance, healing, forgiveness and love. I encourage you to give generously on May 5. Resources available here.

Join the Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) today and share your gifts with others. CCYM is a group of up to 20 youth and 10 adults who serve Jesus Christ through service to the youth and youth workers of the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church. If you are active within the life of your church and are looking for an opportunity to expand upon your gifts for leadership, prayerfully consider becoming a CCYM member.  Apply online to join the team of youth who help plan Dakotas Conference events. Check out the website for more information dakyouth.com.

The Council of Bishops is inviting the people of The United Methodist Church to be in prayer for the Judicial Council, which is in session this week. The Judicial Council will be discussing the constitutionality of matters related to the Special Session of the General Conference held in February.
“In our residential areas, in the midst of voices we have heard around these decisions and for the sake of the whole church, we lift these elected members of the Judicial Council in prayer, as the events of this week help us to take the next step as people who seek to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God (Micah 6. 8),” Bishop Ken Carter, President of the Council of Bishops said in a letter released today.
Click here to read the full text of Bishop Carter’s letter.