Nominations open for Conference Co-Lay Leader | Apply today
Nominate yourself, or someone else you see potential in, to be Conference Co-Lay Leader. Read more about someone who has served in that role here. Click this link to learn more.
Youth Worker Academy 2022 | May 13-15
Join us for an amazing time of training, sharing, and connection for pastors and lay leaders that work with youth in churches across the Conference. Youth Worker Academy will be held at Lake Poinsett Camp May 13-15, 2022. Kenda Creasy Dean from Princeton Theological Seminary will be there. Details here.
2022 Clergy Women's Retreat | May 15-17
Come and enjoy the serene surroundings, worship, conversation and company of other United Methodist Clergywomen at this year’s retreat. Located outside Marvin, SD, the Abbey of the Hills, provides individual rooms for private space, outdoor activities and plentiful comfortable spaces for conversation inside and out. For more information, including retreat schedule, brochure, registration form, and Abbey information, click here. Direct any questions to Kris Mutzenberger.
Registration is OPEN for Annual Conference 2022 | Register by May 23
Registration is now open for the 29th session of the Dakotas Annual Conference, June 9-11, 2022, in Bismarck, North Dakota. The gathering will include inspiring worship, business, conversations about who and where we are, and celebration of clergy milestones. After two challenging years of being apart we are ready to gather as one body at the Bismarck Event Center. Drawing on Psalm 23 and John 10:10-11, our theme is “Jesus: Healer”. Details here.
Pre-Conference Gatherings | May 19, 22, 31, and June 4
Take the time to get ready now! Registered delegates to the twenty-ninth session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will spend time learning about various legislation they will be considering at the business sessions happening on June 9-11, 2022, at one of the four Pre-Conference Gathering. Join us on Zoom or in-person. Participants will register for one Pre-Conference Gathering session as part of your Annual Conference registration. Details here.
Clergy Session | May 25
The 2022 Dakotas Conference Clergy Session will take place in two parts. Part one will be virtual and will take place May 25, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. MDT / 1:30 p.m., CDT, in the Zoom Webinar platform. Part two will be held during the 29th Session of the Dakotas Annual Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. Get details here.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Workshop | June 6
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Workshop offered by LSS Financial Choice (at no charge) was postponed to June 6 at 11:30 am CDT due to a scheduling conflict and possible changes in student loan repayment provisions. Learn more about how these changes can affect your loan’s forgiveness if you have been serving a church or the nonprofit sector. Registration info here.
Peace with Justice Sunday | June 12
These resources will help your congregation become aware of this important special offering of The UMC. Read more here.
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.
Heritage Sunday | May 22
Heritage Sunday (Aldersgate Day) calls the Church to remember the past by committing itself to the continuing call of God. This year's theme is “Splits, Separations, and Reconciliations.” From now through the remainder of the year, the General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH) will be producing and releasing a number of resources to help the denomination better understand the multifaceted and multi-faced history of the Methodist movement in a global context. Click to read more.
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.