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Press Photo by Katherine Grandstrand The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shown here on Monday, is one of the most growth-affected churches in Dickinson. Five years ago the congregation was less than 75 people, now there are 400 that regularly attend Sunday worship, Bishop Micheal Cartmill said.

Churches at the boom


By Katherine Grandstrand

Forum News Service

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 local pastors are welcoming them with open arms.

One of the biggest changes has been the growth in the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bishop Michael Cartmill said.

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