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Omdahl: Churches not ready for loving one another

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

In case you haven’t noticed, the Founding Fathers created a governmental system that is not supposed to work until we can mobilize massive agreement. With separation of powers, we have had modest gridlock for two centuries so it was inevitable that…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Churches not ready for loving one another

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

In case you haven’t noticed, the Founding Fathers created a governmental system that is not supposed to work until we can mobilize massive agreement. With separation of powers, we have had modest gridlock for two centuries so it was inevitable that…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Police seek man suspected of scamming N.D. churches

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A child sex offender from California has been scamming churches in several central North Dakota towns, according to the Williams County Sheriff’s Office.

Kenneth Monk has entered churches in Washburn, Wilton and Velva, asking for mo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Church challenges in the ND oil boom

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Katherine Grandstrand

DICKINSON, N.D. — One of the scariest things about moving to a new state is leaving friends and family behind and the loss of a social network, but many newcomers to the Dickinson area are seeking out congregations and l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Church challenges in the ND oil boom

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Katherine Grandstrand

DICKINSON, N.D. — One of the scariest things about moving to a new state is leaving friends and family behind and the loss of a social network, but many newcomers to the Dickinson area are seeking out congregations and l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Summer season affects church congregations

June 14, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Depending on location and demographics, churches can see attendance change during the summer months, and many adjust their ministries accordingly. Continue Reading

Some Minnesota pastors say decision still to come on same-sex marriage ceremonies

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. The Rev. Mark Asleson knows it’s just a matter of time before a gay or lesbian couple in his congregation asks if he’ll marry them at his parish, Dilworth Lutheran Church. Continue Reading

Williston leaders reject request for concealed weapons in church

March 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON City commissioners here rejected a request from 10 Williston pastors to let churches decide whether to allow concealed weapons. Continue Reading

Williston pastors want churches to decide about concealed weapons

March 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON A group of pastors in Williston, a town that has attracted thousands of new residents looking for work but sometimes finding trouble, say a petition to allow guns in their churches is motivated by mass shootings elsewhere and not North Dakota’s oil boom. Continue Reading

New food ministry in Perham helps many in need

February 17, 2013 in EOT Focus

The new Raven Food Ministry at Northwoods Assembly of God Church in Perham has been handing out an estimated $3,000 worth of food every week to families in need. Continue Reading