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Resolution:  In Support of the Dow Rummel Village’s Building Our

                                      Caring Community Expansion Project

               Whereas, the words of the Psalmist implore “Do not cast me off in the time of old age”
               (Psalm 71:9) and whereas many scriptures instruct people of faith to care for the widow,
               the elderly, and those who do not have family to care for them; and,



               Whereas, Dow Rummel Village (DRV) has a long history with the South Dakota
               Conference of the United Church of Christ and its churches; and,


               Whereas, many of Dow Rummel Village’s Trustees are and were members of the UCC;
               and,



               Whereas, Dow Rummel Village is preparing for a $28,000,000 expansion project to
               include a 30 room Memory Care unit and a 30-room extensive assisted living care unit;
               and,



               Whereas, Dow Rummel Village is also expanding its services for residents to include a
               Gathering Hall, a Meditation Chapel and other Main Street amenities, now,



                                                        th
               Therefore, be it resolved, that the 147  Annual Meeting of the South Dakota
               Conference of the United Church of Christ supports, in any way possible, the Dow
               Rummel Village expansion project entitled Building Our Caring Community; and,



               Be it further resolved, that the 147th Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Conference
               of the United Church of Christ encourages South Dakota Conference staff, authorized
               ministers and congregations to support, in any way possible, the Dow Rummel Village
               expansion project.




               At its meeting on April 29, 2017, the South Dakota Conference Board of Directors adopted its
               own resolution in support of Dow Rummel and recommended this Resolution to the Conference
               gathered at Annual Meeting for adoption.

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