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This Week @ Dakotas | August 24

By: Dakotas Conference Communications

THIS WEEK

Pray with us | August 24-30
    Lord help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can’t handle. Amen. We pray for all of God's people especially these persons:
 
Soul Fill-up | Wednesdays 8 a.m. Mountain, 9 a.m. Central 
    Soul Fill-up is a mid-week time for church leaders to slow down. Let us pour into your soul and refill your cup during guided scripture reading, prayer, and meditation led by the Higher Ground program's spiritual directors. 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, 8:00 a.m. Mountain.

Health Check  | Due August 31st
  
 For clergy, spouses, and staff on the Dakotas Conference health insurance plan, the Health Check is required to avoid any additional deductible next year.  The deadline is August 31, 2021, at 10:59 pm CT. So, if you haven’t enrolled in Virgin Pulse yet or logged in and completed the Health Check, please do so today by clicking here. You can also find additional information here, or contact Conference benefits officer Leana Stunes directly.

COMING UP

Walk to Emmaus - East | September 17-19, 2021
 
   Have you attended the Walk to Emmaus? If you have, then we have an event for you.  This fall we are holding retreat at Lake Pointsett Camp and Retreat Center, September 17-19, 2021.  The theme for these retreat is 'Rekindle Your Spiritual Fire'.  We want the entire 4th Day Community to be energized for the Walks that will be held next year. Get the details here.

Dakotas United Methodist Women | Annual Celebration Oct. 1-2, 2021
    The Dakotas Conference United Methodist Women's Annual Celebration will be held Oct 1-2 in Jamestown, North Dakota. A registration form will be posted on the UMW page of the Conference website very soon. 

Walk to Emmaus - West | October 1-3, 2021
    Have you attended the Walk to Emmaus? If you have, then we have an event for you. This fall we are holding retreat at Storm Mountain Center, October 1-3, 2021. The theme for these retreat is 'Rekindle Your Spiritual Fire'. We want the entire 4th Day Community to be energized for the Walks that will be held next year. Get the details here.

Confirmation Retreat | October 22-24
    
Experience connections with other United Methodist churches and confirmands. Learn about a part of your Christian and United Methodist heritage. Develop your faith while playing and studying during this retreat. Bring your own group leaders and youth to Storm Mountain Center October 22-24. Register here

Relax, Refresh, Renew | October 22-24
    
Experience a time to relax, refresh and renew your mind, body and spirit. In the beauty of creation, you will find both group time to build Christian community, and time apart for Sabbath and renewal. Join other women from across the Dakotas Conference at Storm Mountain Center, October 22-24. 

RESOURCES 

Creating a Narrative Budget | with Ken Sloane
    
Discipleship Ministries is excited to announce the launch of a new course for local church leaders: Creating a Narrative Budget – The Story Behind the Numbers. This new course opens in early September, and is written and hosted by the Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship & Generosity, who has spoken at our Annual Conference sessions. 

JOBS | ADS | OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Bismarck McCabe | Contemporary Band Leader / Operations Director
    Requires a self-motivated individual with a broad musical and instrumental background and the ability to manage and lead the band and the worship experience at McCabe. Responsibilities include selection of music and lyrics that fit the worship plan; scheduling and conducting rehearsals; recruit, supervise, and mentor band volunteers; lead the band and congregation in worship; and management of band related equipment. Apply online here.  See details at link above  or contact the church at Bismarck McCabe UMC Office or call 701-255-1160.

   McCabe UMC is also hiring an Operations Director to perform the day-to-day accounting, financial and facility management duties for the church. This position requires a self-motivated individual with a broad background that emphasizes hands-on accounting skills, finance, budgeting, internal controls and personnel management.  Apply online here. Resume required with application. See details at link above or contact the church at Bismarck McCabe UMC Office or call 701-255-1160.

 

Pierre First UMC | Discipleship Coordinator
    Pierre First UMC is lookin for a Discipleship Coordinator provides opportunities for church and community members and their families to follow Jesus wherever we live, work, and play. This includes, but is not limited to developing, coordinating, and administering discipleship and mission opportunities as well as providing leadership and supervision of staff members and volunteers involved in these ministries. This is a full-time position. View a job description. Apply by contacting: tanya.lieberman@pierrefirstumc.org or call 605-220-2812
 

Pierre First UMC | Children and Youth Ministry Director 
   First United Methodist Church in Pierre, South Dakota, has two job openings.  First UMC is seeking a Children and Youth Ministry Director. This is a 20-24 hour a week position to develop coordinate the church’s ministry with children, infants through 12th grade including Wednesday School and youth group.  View job description. Apply by contacting: tanya.lieberman@pierrefirstumc.org or call 605-220-2812
 

OTHER JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS |  VIEW ADS 
    
Jobs available at Southern Hills, Canyon Lake, and Asbury UMC. 

NON-CONFERENCE EVENTS OF INTEREST

Leadership Institute 2021 | September 29-October 1, 2021
    You're invited to the Leadership Institute at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Come for inspiration, practical ministry tools and proven strategies to strengthen your church and your own leadership. You can attend online or in-person. Get the details here

UMC

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