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What is happening with The Bakken Oil Rush Ministry.

Winter clothing giveaway Monday the 23rd and Tuesday the 24th


We are having our winter clothing giveaway this coming Monday and Tuesday. Monday, we’ll be open noon to 7 pm and Tuesday from 10 am to 3 pm. We need to close early Tuesday due to a funeral.

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 3 1/2 blocks east of Carquest.

We will have coats, hoodies, caps, gloves, sweaters, snowpants, some coveralls, boots, warm socks warm shirts and also some thermal underwear.

If you need any clothing for winter, we should be able to help.

Please come and tell any friends that could use some help. That’s why we’re here!

Jim and Kathie Konsor

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry

Successful Coat Giveaway


We had terrific weather on October 22nd for our coat giveaway. We had 53 people in line waiting for us to begin giving out coats. We registered 192 families/individuals and gave away 371 coats. They were a lot of grateful people receiving coats for themselves and their families.

We had a youth group from Legacy church in Bismark that came to help us with the event. They did a wonderful job of helping people find the coats they needed. We also had a great group of local volunteers that helped with setup, registering folks and teardown. We are so blessed to have the wonderful help that we do.

Tuesday, November 3rd, we will be open from 5 to 7 pm to give coats to those who didn’t receive one on the 22nd. We will also have caps, gloves, hoodies, boots and snowpants available. We want folks to be as ready as possible for the winter we know is almost upon us.

Thanks to all of you who pray, donate time and money to make this ministry possible and effective!

Jim and Kathie Konsor

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry

Fall Coat Giveaway is next week, October 22nd!

Our fall coat giveaway is next Thursday October 22nd from 2 pm to 8 pm at the east end of the Cashwise parking lot.

We will have coats for men, women and children. All coats are clean, gently used or new.

If you or your family are in need of coats to keep warm this winter, please come see us.

If you know of people who need coats, please tell them about this event. We’re here to help!

Need a Coat Poster 2015

Jim and Kathie Konsor

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry

Gathering Place event this Saturday, October 10th


This Saturday night, October 10th at the First Presbyterian Church, we will be hosting a Gathering Place event.

Menu is loaded baked potatoes and dessert. We’ll have a time of visiting and a devotional.

It will run from 6:30 to 7:45. We limit the time so that it doesn’t get late. It’s a great time to relax, meet some new friends and get a encouraging word for your life. We’d love to see you there!

The First Presbyterian church is 3 1/2 blocks east of Carquest.

Indoor Bee-Free Picnic tomorrow night (Friday)

2015 Civic Center Picnic Pic.Working hard to be ready for you! Tomorrow night, serving from 5 to 7:30 pm.

Location: Civic Center, (across the street from the Post Office).

Brats, hot dogs, chips, beans, watermelon,and root beer floats.

Live music…and some not so live!

Gym also available for kids to play. We’ll have adults to help supervise.

Great time to just come and “hang out!”

Come when you can and leave when you must!

It’s free..but we’ll have a donation bucket for those who want to help fund Bakken Oil Rush Ministry and the thrift work that we do here in Watford City.

Looking forward to a great night!

Gotta go! Kathie says I’ve got a long list of stuff to get done yet!

New Opportunity for Worship in Watford City, ND

There is a new opportunity available for you this Sunday if you’re in or near Watford City. This Sunday at 10:45 at the Outsider’s Bar and Grille. Pastor Alyssa Quade, new church planter for the UMC will be hosting, “Outsider’s” church. This is a new Faith-In-Action community! It’s a great way to connect with other people here in Watford City and experience church in a fresh way. We are excited to help with this new opportunity by leading worship.

Location: 903 3rd Ave. SW, (just south of the Comfort Inn).

Come and check it out!

Jim and Kathie

Mobile Thrift Center open Tuesday. September 1st from 5 to 7 pm.

The Mobile Thrift Center will be open Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church 3 1/2 blocks east of Carquest. We will have a selection of kid’s and children’s clothes set up inside of the fellowship hall of the church in addition to the clothing and kitchen items we carry in the thrift trailer.

If we can be of help to you, please come. If you know of families that need help with clothing, please pass the word along. Thanks!

Jim and Kathie Konsor

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry

Gathering Place event tonight!

Just a quick reminder that we are hosting a Gathering Place event tonight at 6:30. Location; First Presbyterian Church, 3 1/2 blocks east of Carquest.

We will have a homecooked meal, time for visiting and making new friends and a 15 to 20 minute devotional to encourage you as you live life here in the Bakken.

We try to be done by 7:45. You can stay and visit as long as you wish. Please come and bring a friend.

If you can, send us a quick note to let us know you’re coming. We want to make sure we have enough food prepared.

Please come! Hope to see you tonight!

Jim and Kathie

GAthering Place event moved to a new night!

We have been holding the Gathering Place events on Thursday nights at the First Presbyterian Church here in Watford City.

They have asked us to use another night. So, we are moving the Gathering Place event to Tuesday nights. Our next event will be Tuesday August 25th at 6:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church here in Watford City. The church is located 3 1/2 blocks east of Carquest.

The Gathering Place event consists of a home-cooked meal, a time for visiting, job connecting and then a 15 to 20 minute devotional on a topic relevant to livng successfully and joyfully here in the Bakken. We’ll send out another reminder before the event. Please pass the word along to your friends. You may also follow us on our Fb page, Oil Rush Ministry.

God Bless, and thanks for all you do to support this minsitry!

Jim and Kathie Konsor

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry