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Meet Brian Jones

Meet Brian Jones

1. Tell us about yourself and your ministry setting. Miller is a town of about 1500, and is county seat in a county with twice that population.  First Presbyterian Church was the first church in Hand County, and was established in 1882.  We have just under 200...

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Meet Bob Jacobs

Meet Bob Jacobs

1. Tell us about yourself and your ministry setting. My family and I moved to South Dakota from Raleigh, North Carolina in 2007. We were praying for a calling in which we would be within a day’s drive of my aging parents in Minnesota. But we also knew, from living...

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Becoming the Voice of Yes

Becoming the Voice of Yes

By Kevin Velduisen  As clerks of session you may often be forced into the role as "gate keeper", but that goes against the historical role of clerk.  The primary role of a clerk is to record a congregation's history, not to dictate its future.  For this reason, it is...

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POSD lends a helping hand

POSD lends a helping hand

Presbyterians helping each other Last year the Presbytery of South Dakota assisted the Raymond church in refurbishing its building. Thirty volunteers from around the Presbytery worked at the church to make needed repairs. If your congregation would like to be part of...

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Pioneer & Rimrock Traveling Day Camp

Pioneer & Rimrock Traveling Day Camp

  By Louise Van Poll Pioneer & Rimrock Traveling Day Camp (TDC) is a two day unique blend of outdoor ministries and congregational ministry. It is a joint effort between the camp and the congregation. TDC is designed for children who have completed grades K...

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Its Time for Youth Rally

Its Time for Youth Rally

By Louise Van Poll “A Call to have a Servant’s Heart” is the theme for this year‘s Youth Rally and the members of the Presbyterian Youth Council have picked Jer. 17:10 as the theme scripture: "But I, the Lord, search all hearts. I give all people their rewards...

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Winter Weather: Are You Prepared?

Winter Weather: Are You Prepared?

Let’s Get Ready for Winter Weather Parts of the Nation are already experiencing some winter-like weather and realizing winter will be here soon. Before the winter season arrives, get ready with some tips to prepare for extreme cold, snow, and ice. Share these tips...

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Human Trafficking: The Hidden Crime

Human Trafficking: The Hidden Crime

Human Trafficking: The Hidden Crime Human trafficking is a hidden crime, and it can happen in any community. Join FEMA January 21 for a webinar featuring a subject matter expert from the Homeland Security Investigations Component of the Department of Homeland...

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Is Your Church Ready for a Disaster?

Is Your Church Ready for a Disaster?

By Louise Van Poll Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is more than just helping after a disaster strikes. Through Presbyterian Women, PDA also trains and certifies Disaster Preparedness (DP) trainers to help congregations in each Presbytery plan an emergency response to...

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Rops Elected to UN Delegation for PW

Rops Elected to UN Delegation for PW

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Judy Rops has been selected to attend the Presbyterian Women (PW) delegation to the 64th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) March 9-20, 2020, at the United Nations in New York City....

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Matching Gifts Article

Matching Gifts Article

Matching Gifts Campaign The Presbytery of South Dakota is inviting everyone to participate in our Matching Gifts campaign. This is a great way to stretch your giving dollars. The Presbytery of South Dakota will match all individual gifts up to $500, not just for one,...

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CRE Update

CRE Update

CRE Update by Janice Palmer   Our newest class of students training to become Commissioned Ruling Elders were not able to meet in October due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. However with perseverance, attentiveness and the willingness to stay late...

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