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Dakota fellowship adopts 2nd $1-million budget

WILLISTON, N.D. (BP)–The Dakota Southern Baptist Fellowship for the second year in a row has adopted a $1-million-plus budget, the first being adopted by the two-state group last year.
The 1998 budget, as approved by 75 messengers at this year’s annual meeting, will be $1,030,890, a 2.5 percent increase over the current budget.
This year’s sessions, Oct. 22-23, were held at First Baptist Church, Williston, N.D.
In Cooperative Program giving from the fellowship’s 96 churches in North and South Dakota, $218,622 is anticipated in the budget, 14 percent of which will be forwarded to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries, the same percentage as the current year.
Garvon Golden, pastor of the Williston congregation, was re- elected as the fellowship’s president. Elected as new officers were vice president, Ron Rich, pastor of Riverwood Baptist Church, Bismarck, N.D., and recording secretary, Brenda Lee, a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Grand Forks, N.D.
Next year’s meeting will be Oct. 22-23 at Piedmont (S.D.) Baptist Church.