3400 East 49th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103 | Phone: 605.371.2065
1. Is there a nursery available? Yes. We have a fully staffed nursery available during both worship services and during the Sunday school hour between services. 2. What are your office hours? Our staff is here to assist you Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. 3. May I rent your gym? Yes. Please contact the church office at 371-2065 for availability on Sunday afternoon and evening. Contact the Lutheran Social Services office at 371-8770 for availability on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday evenings, and Saturday. 4. Do you do weddings? Please call the church office for wedding policy. 605-371-2065 or e-mail. 5. I’ve heard there’s a childcare center at your church. Tell me about that. Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota provides affordable day care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers as well as an after-school and summer care programs for school-aged children through grade 5, Monday through Friday. The program includes Christian curriculum. Go to http://www.lsssd.org/children_services/childcare_and_education/ or call 605-371-8770 for more information. 6. Do you have Christian education for children and youth? Yes. Sunday school is offered during the school year (September-May) on Sundays at 9:30AM for children ages 3 through grade 6.Confirmation classes are available for those in grades 7-9. 7. When does your youth group meet? Youth on Fire, our group for youth in grades 6-12, meets on Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-8 p.m. 8. What difference do you make in the community? Community outreach is definitely encouraged at Southern Hills! Our Motto is Making Disciples and Making a Difference! Community outreach opportunities included: Serving the Night Watch Canteen, a ministry of United Methodist churches who unite to provide meals to needy families in downtown Sioux Falls every Sunday evening. 9. What outreach ministries do you offer beyond the community? Supporting Tree of Life and Rosebud reservation ministries. Our youth and Sunday school children serve social service agencies around the city and state. Other community service includes serving the St. Francis House, Feeding South Dakota and Furniture Mission. Every year, we assemble several hundred health kits that are used in disaster-relief around the world. 10. Are there classes/activities for adults? Yes. A variety of classes and activities are available including:”Chew on This” is a Bible study with Pastor Don meeting over the lunch hour on Mondays from 12:10 to 12:50. Bring your lunch! Men gather for breakfast at 6:45 a.m. on Wednesdays at Fryn’ Pan at 10th and Cleveland. Adults enjoy an occasional short-term studies and small groups. “Making Sense of the Bible” and “A Disciple’s Path” are two recent studies. Ladies Bible Study group meets at the church on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. to study various topics from women in the Bible, heaven and angels, to the current study of the Life of Jesus. 11. Are you the church that has the Living Nativity each December? Yes. Southern Hills enjoys sharing the Good News of Jesus’ birth through a Living Nativity with live animals and people portraying Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men and shepherds. You are invited to come inside to warm up with hot chocolate and cider and eat a few (or a dozen) cookies. Check the website for the date scheduled this year! We would love to see you! 12. What children’s activities do you have for Easter? Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is a fun activity for children! Activities include games and prizes, crafts, light breakfast, puppet show, pictures with the Easter bunny and a huge Easter egg hunt organized by age group. Tickets are available in advance in the church office. e-mail connect@sohillsumc.org or call the church office at 605-371-2065.
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