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This Week @ Dakotas | August 11

Pray with us | August 11-17
     Lord, prepare us for what we are praying for. We have confidence that you hear all our prayers. Thank you God, for all the blessings that are coming our way. We pray for all of God's people especially these persons.

    Soul Fill-up | Join us August 12
       
     Soul Fill-up is a mid-week time for chruch leaders to slow down. Let us pour into your soul and refill your cup during guided scripture reading, prayer, and meditation led by the spiritual directors of the Higher Ground program. There is nothing to do or prepare - just set this 30-40 minutes aside for yourself and join us! Click here to join, Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. central time, 8:00 a.m. mountain time. 

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    Keep our Campfires Glowing | Dakotas-Minnesota Area Camp and Retreat Ministries
         The summer operations at all of the camps, across the Dakotas-Minnesota Area, were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision not to hold camp this summer creates financial struggles. Camps are funded nearly 100% by camper and guest group fees. The estimated financial loss of suspension of retreats and summer camping programs is $1.8M. "Right now, we have a part of our United Methodist family, our camps, that need our help. It’s time that we support those in need," says Pastor Charlie Moore. Donate here | Read more 

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    Telling the old story, in a new time | August 20 webinar with Jason Moore
         Take your online worship and digital ministry from good to great! We had such a  positive response for our April webinar with Jason Moore, from Midnight Oil Productions, we have invited him back for a follow-up webinar! This webinar has some of the same content, plus some new ideas and resources on how to move into the reality where virtual worship is a normal expectation.  Join us Thursday evening, August 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., CDT, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. MDT.  Register here | Watch promo video

    Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom | Town Hall August Conversations
         United Methodist leaders are hosting two denominational town halls Aug. 19 and 26 as part of the "Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom" initiative. Get the details here

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    REACH SOMEBODY | September 10
         
    Join us September 10, 11 a.m. MDT, 12 p.m. CDT for the third of a series of seven webinars, REACH SOMEBODY, will be led by Rev. Matt Miofsky.  Matt is the founding pastor of The Gathering in St. Louis, one of the fastest-growing United Methodist churches. Learn how to re-capture the simple practice of testimony in ways that people who are curious about our faith can hear. Register here | Watch promo video here

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    Getting Strated with Messy Church | September 12
         Getting Started With Messy Church conference will be held at First United Methodist Church, 23 N. Seneca Ave, Newcastle, Wyoming on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 9 am to 3: 00 pm.  Cost is $100 for an individual and $ 150 for a church team of 2-5 people. Register here

    Builders Club |  Call for Hilltop UMC
         Builders Club supports the building projects of four churches each year through the donations of hundreds of people across the Dakotas Conference. The goal of Builders Club is to assist churches in need of financial support for their building, remodel, or expansion projects. By providing support for the building projects of churches, it allows them to grow current—or begin new—ministries. Individuals and congregations are called to support Hilltop UMCJoin | Donate online

    Church of the Resurrection Leadership Institute |  Online Sept. 24-25
         
    The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced today registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2020, held online September 24-25.  There will be four general sessions on Thursday, September 24, led by nationally known speakers uniquely positioned to address the extraordinary issues church leaders are facing in 2020 and beyond, including:

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    Founder of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, Ron Heifetz; Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, The Most Reverend Michael Curry; and Senior Pastor of Church of the Resurrection, Adam Hamilton. Friday, September 25, will include two breakout sessions on  with 6 topics to choose from at each session, followed by live Q & A with the presenter(s). Details and registration can be found at li.cor.org. Early Bird price of $49 is available through September 1.

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    Dakotas Annual Conference | Online October 10
         
    The 27th session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will take place in a webinar format, Saturday, October 10, at 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. central time, (9 -11 a.m. mountain time) and 1-4 p.m., central time, (12-3 p.m. mountain time).  Registration will begin the first week of August. Register now | Get more details here

    Women's  Leadership Summitt | October 8-10
         The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women is also hosting a virtual conference called the I AM Her Women's Leadership Summitt from October 8-10th, 2020. View an informational video here


    Job Announcement | Watertown First UMC
         Watertown First United Methodist Church is now seeking a Director of Youth Ministry. This position is to be filled immediately, and can be full or part time with compensation dependent upon qualifications. More information and applications can be found here:  https://watertownfirst.church/employment/ 

    Job Announcement | Sunnycrest UMC
         Sunnycrest United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls, SD is seeking an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to provide administrative support to the pastor, staff and various committees. Duties include designing and publishing church materials, maintaining accurate financial records and greeting church members and visitors. Click here for job description. Seeking someone with a professional and positive manner to join this vibrant and growing church.  Bilingual skill of the English and Spanish languages is a plus. Compensation will be based on experience. To apply, send your resume to office@sunnycrest.org.

    Job Announcement | Madison UMC
         The Madison United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Family and Youth Ministries.  Search for Director of Family and Youth Ministries is on hold due to the pandemic. However, inquiries are encouraged. We are hoping to hire later this year. View the job posting here and the job description here

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