Here are resources for you for This Week @ Dakotas | April 30 - May 6, 2019.
Money Matters e-newsletter | Next edition in mid-July
Financial Advisor grants for clergy | Apply beginning June 1st
Ough Scholarship Dinner at DWU, May 15 | More info here
Financial Foundations webinar: Online Giving | May 13
CCYM Application period is open | Learn and apply here
Lydia blessing and Annual Conference events | Info here
Pray With Us | April 30 - May 6
Find past editions of This Week @ Dakotas here.
In our hearts:
We hold Randy Harwood, and Lou Whitmer, in our hearts, as they have lost loved ones in the recent weeks. Please remember them in your prayers.
Ross D. Harwood, father of Rev. Randy Harwood, died on April 24, 2019, in Gibsonville, North Carolina. The funeral service was held at 11am Monday, April 29, 2019 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by his son, Pastor Randy Harwood. The full obituary can be found here.
Alvin Harvey Whitmer, 95, of Hettinger, North Dakota, died on April 23, 2019. Alvin was the father of Rev. Lou Whitmer. A prayer service with Masonic rites is scheduled for Sunday May 5, 2019, at 7pm, and a celebration of life and memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday May 6, 2019. Both services will be held at the Hettinger United Methodist Church, Rev. Duane Coates officiating. The full obituary is online here.
Also, around the Dakotas Conference:
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. Encourage your worshipers to give generously on May 5. Resources available here.
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.
The next Dakotas Walks to Emmaus will be at Storm Mountain. The men's weekend will be Oct. 3-6, and the women's weekend will be Oct. 10-13, 2019. This is the opportunity for all those in ministry who are too busy in the spring of the year to go on the walks.
Visit the Dakotaswalk.org website for more information and registration forms.