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This Week @ Dakotas | June 14



AC 2022 highlights | Access resources
The twenty-ninth session of the Dakotas Annual Conference was held June 9-11, 2022, at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. It was an in-person event after two years of virtual and hybrid annual conferences. More than 475 United Methodists from North and South Dakota experienced inspiring worship, meaningful learning, and conducting business. Check out the highlights with links to videos, photos, the live stream recordings, printed materials, a bullen insert and newsletter article.

Racial Justice Prayer and Action Challenge | Begins June 19
    Beginning on Juneteenth (Sunday June 19, 2022) we will post daily prayers on social media for six weeks. We’ll also include weekly challenges to help you put your prayers into action. R-Squared — a resource hub by GCORR, challenges you and your church to join us by doing each of the following: Pray with us each day. Share the prayer on your social media and ask your friends to pray too. Get the details here

AC evaluation | Give us your feedback
We would love to hear from you! Take a few minutes and tell us what you thought of the 2022 Annual Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. Help us make the next annual conference even better! Complete a short evaluation survey.


Clergy Well-being Grant | Apply now
    The Dakotas-Minnesota Area offers this new grant of up to $1,500 to support clergy well-being. Examples of what this grant can be used for include a health coach, spiritual director, gym membership, creative arts experience, retreat, hiking boots, and more. Apply now here.

Mission u | Register by June 30
Mission u, described by many as one of the most impactful spiritual and mission growth experiences, is welcoming participants back to in-person events this July—but with some new twists! Southern Site Mission u, held on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, will be Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17; Northern Site Mission u, held at the University of Jamestown, in Jamestown, ND, will be Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 23. There will also be a virtual option August 11-13 for those not yet ready or unable to attend in-person. Get the details

Social Media day |  June 30
United Methodist Communications will celebrate Social Media Day on Thursday, June 30, 2022, highlighting the many resources the agency provides to help churches maximize their social media potential. Over the past few years, churches have adopted new ways of connecting through social media. John Haney – Senior Training and Development Specialist – will host a special live learning session on Facebook Groups at 12 pm CT at

Jurisdictional Conference Scheduled | Nov. 2-5, 2022
    In response to Judicial Council decision 1445, the Council of Bishops (COB) has formally set the dates for regular sessions of the Jurisdictional Conferences of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened November 2-5, 2022.  Each jurisdiction will determine how many bishops will be elected in their areas. See the full press release here.


Young Adults | Join us
    Hey Young Adults! Use the QR code at the right to share your information with the Young Adults and Campus Ministries Committee! This group is compiling the Dakotas’ young adults and campus-aged folks onto one list of contact information—we want to contact you for upcoming events, ministry and fellowship opportunities, and more!

Celebrate Juneteenth | June 19
On June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, federal troops under the command of Union Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. They brought a life-changing message for the estimated quarter-of-a-million slaves in the state: “All slaves are free” and entitled to payment for their labor. This important day in history became known as Freedom Day, or Juneteenth, now a U.S. federal holiday. Take a look at ways to celebrate.


Administrative Coordinator | Rapid City First UMC
    This paid, part-time position is the key developer and deployer of the office and receptionist systems that support Rapid City First UMC and provides direct administrative coordination and support for the senior pastor. 10-15 hours per week. See complete details and apply at Rapid City First UMC.

Financial Coordinator | Rapid City First UMC
This paid, part-time, position as the financial administrator for the Rapid City First UMC, 10-15 hours per week. See complete details and apply at Rapid City First UMC.

Ministry Assistant | Celebration UMC, Brandon, SD
    Celebration UMC is seeking a Christian, competent, energetic, motivated and personable Ministry Assistant to join our dynamic team oin Brandon, South Dakota. This part-time person will work directly with the pastoral team, Monday-Thursday, to provide personalized administrative and ministry support in a well-organized and timely manner. For a full job description and contact information, please click here, call Pastor Addy at 605-630-4809, or e-mail Pastor Addy Kenkel.


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