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North Highland United Methodist Church
Monday, July 16, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Annual Conference

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
 
 
 
 
The Dakotas Annual Conference is
the yearly meeting of the United Methodist churches
in North and South Dakota.
The meeting will be June 6-9 in Sioux Falls, South  Dakota.
 
 
 
Discover Joy: Live Deeply”—Our theme for the 25th session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will focus on the scriptual imperative—growing in love of God and neighbor (Matthew 22:37-40). We will celebrate the ways in which we are inviting others to become disciples of God and how we are discovering joy and living our lives in deep, meaningful, ways that are far beyond our imagination to grow in love of God and neighbor.  Join us June 7-9, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Come experience powerful worship, rich learning opportunities in workshops and plenary sessions, fellowship with United Methodists across North and South Dakota.  
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 The three-day conference session is a time for Dakotas United Methodists to worship and enjoy fellowship, learn from teaching sessions, seek God’s guidance as we make decisions about ministry direction, determine budgets, ordain and commission clergy, and receive the bishop’s clergy appointments. 
 
Each year—usually in June—all clergy members
and an equal number of lay members selected from the local churches
attend their conference’s Annual Conference.
The group meets together to worship, fellowship,
and conduct the business of the conference, which may last 3-5 days.
During these sessions, members of the conference
hear reports of past and ongoing work;
adopt future goals, programs and budgets;
ordain clergy members as deacons and elders;
and elect delegates to Jurisdictional and General Conferences (every 4 years).
The bishop presides over these meetings.
 
North Highland United Methodist Church
is a member of the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Bruce Ough is the Bishop of the Dakotas -Minnesota Area Conferences.
 
North Highland United Methodist Church is in the 
Northeast District of the
 Dakotas Conference of the  United Methodist Church
 
Rev. Randy Cross is the North Highland's District Superintendent.
 
 
The Dakotas Conference is in the North Central Jurisdiction of the UMC.