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This Week @ Dakotas | May 31

By: Dakotas Conference Communications

Conference Co-Lay Leaders 2021Nominations 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. 

Pre-Conference Gatherings | May 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 two remaining Pre-Conference Gatherings. Join us on Zoom or in-person at select locations.  Participants have registered for one Pre-Conference Gathering session as part of your Annual Conference registration. Details here.


2022 Licensing School | June 18-24
The Dakotas Conference  licensing school in 2022  has changed to being held online instead of in person from June 18-24, 2022. The registration for 2022 is now closed. Please contact Bea Stucke if you have any questions.

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 GCORRchallenge 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

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


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.

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.

Watch Annual Conference Livestream | June 9-11, 2022
    Can't make it to Annual Conference? This year, all worship and sessions of the Dakotas Annual Conference will be livestreamed on June 9-11, 2022, however, voting ballots will only be collected from in-person, eligible participants. The sessions will begin with worship each day at 8:00am CDT / 7:00am MDT, and can be viewed free of charge using any computer, tablet, or smartphone, by accessing our website on this livestream page


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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