Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Annual Conference

Pastor Lou and Carol Fowler
will attend Annual Conference—
the yearly meeting of the United Methodist churches
in North and South Dakota.
The meeting will be June 7 - 10 in Bismarck, North Dakota.
 Theme: The theme of this year's annual conference is
“Encounter the Spirit—LIVE Expectantly!”
We will celebrate the ways in which we are inviting others
to become disciples of God and
how we are living our lives in ways that are
far beyond our imagination
to grow in love of God and neighbor,
reach new people, and heal a broken world.
 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 
Eastern Sunrise 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.


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