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This Week @ Dakotas | July 7

Pray with us | July 7-13
     Lord, thank you for grace. Please help us move beyond the hurdles that trip us up and give us the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope we run toward in Christ. We pray for all of God's people, especially these persons

    Soul Fill-up | Join us July 8
     Soul Fill-up is a mid-week time to slow down, for church leaders. 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. 

    Church newsletters that tell your story | July 9
    Learn how to make sure your communication tell your story and God's story within your church community. Jo Nygard Owens is a PCUSA minister and church communications consultant.

    Dementia & the Church: Normal vs. Not Normal | July 10
          Aging and Keys to Connecting with Someone Living with Dementia: July 10, noon, online. This is the first webinar in a four-part series organized by the United Methodist Committee on Older Adult Ministry.

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    Breakthrough Ministry Grants | Due July 31
         Breakthrough Ministry Grants are intended to be seed money to launch new ministries or expand existing ministries to reach and impact new people as a response to the movement of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of Dakotas United Methodists. Projects supported through Breakthrough Ministry grants include: new ministries and expansion of existing ministries to reach new people, ministries that create church and school partnerships, ministries that build relationships with college students or other young adults, programs that help individuals hear and discern their call to ministry, and technology that will enhance mission and ministry impact.  Apply here.

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    Investing in Leaders Resource Grant | Applications due August 1
         Did you know that the Investing in Leaders Resource Grant is open to all clergy under appointment for a year or more, without the ten-year tenure restriction or ceiling on time served, may apply? Formerly the student debt reduction grant, this updated version still provides up to a $5000 award to reduce higher educational debt plus offers an opportunity to obtain resources to improve financial health. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2020. Learn more about the requirements and how to apply 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 | 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

    Job Announcement | Madison UMC
         The Madison United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Family and Youth Ministries.  Candidates  with passion for youth and family ministries should apply, 50% of the position is to lead programs for youth and families, and another 50% is to work with the lead pastor and church leadership, focusing on the contemporary worship service. To apply, candidates should email a letter and resume to:


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