Bdecan Presbyterian Church Mission Statement
The mission of the Bdecan Presbyterian Church of Tokio, North Dakota on the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation is to grow as Christ’s witness in our community and reservation worshipping God through prayer, helping each other, fellowship, and Sunday morning worship. While keeping Christ’s love at our center and supporting each one's spiritual journey, we move towards eternal life as one body to fulfill God’s will on earth. (adopted by the Bdecan Session November 1, 2009)
Food Pantry opening
Next Opening: Thursday, April 22
The Bdecan Food Pantry will be opened from
12 PM- 6:00 PM Thursday, April 22
Please remember to bring a box, or basket to bring food home with you. If you do not have a box, there will be no food. The Bdecan Food Pantry is located just South of Tokio, near Woodlake.
We are always looking for help packing boxes.
Call Rosie at (701) 294-2283 if you would like to help.
"Bdecan" (pronounced Bah-DAY Chan) means "Wood Lake" in the Dakota language. Bdecan Presbyterian Church is the only Indian Presbyterian Church in the State of North Dakota. It was founded as a mission church in 1879 and formally organized in 1881. Bdecan Presbyterian Church is a member of the Dakota Presbytery, and is located on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North-central, North Dakota.
Article on the history of Bdecan(click here)
These are articles that were written on the history of Bdecan, and the history of the Bdecan Food Pantry. They were written by a member of our congregation Louie Garcia. Louie is a Ruling Elder at Bdecan Presbyterian Church, a carpentry instructor at Cankdeska Cikana Community College on the Spirit Lake Reservation , has written many books on the Native American history. Besides all of this, Louie has put in countless hours of work building the church manse, repairing things at Bdecan Presbyterian Church, and working at the Bdecan Food Pantry.
I hope you enjoy the articles he wrote.
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