Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Program

Reminder that next Sunday is the Christmas Program. Please have your children at Sunday School (9:15am) so they can get ready for the program.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Service info for Dennis Kost
10 am Wednesday at Will Funeral Home in Mitchell-burial to follow

Service info for Lillian Wuertzer
5-7pm  Wednesday Visitation at Salem UCC with Prayer Service at 7pm
10am Thursday Funeral at Salem UCC, burial at Milltown, luncheon to follow at Salem UCC

Monday, December 1, 2014

Blue Christmas- December 14- 3pm

Do the holidays leave you a little blue and grieving? Join us December 14 at 3pm as we acknowledge this grief with a service to remember.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pastor's Blog

Looking for past sermons, clergy corner articles, etc? Check out Pastor Stephanie's Blog. She also posts interesting articles, some of her own thoughts, and other things that catch her attention.

Christmas Program- Dec 21- 10:30am

Christmas Program practice will be November 30, December 7, 14, 21

The Program will be at 10:30am Sunday, December 21st.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Service- Memorial Baptist

Join us Nov 26th at 7pm for a Thanksgiving Service at Memorial Baptist. Hosted by the Ministerial Association, the offering will go toward the needs of our community (food, gas, safe housing, emergencies, etc.). There will be a pie social following the service.

Operation Christmas Child

Join us as we try to pack 100 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Boxes need to be back at the church by November 23rd. (click to see video)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rake the Town- Nov 2- 3pm

Join us this Sunday, November 2nd at 3pm as we rake the yards of those who need some assistance. We'll hop on a trailer and ride around town to sites. Bring your rake and gloves. We'll be back at the church at 6pm for Chili.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October Happenings

October 7th- Council Meeting
October 8th- CYU at Corn Maze 6pm
October 9th through 16th- Pastor on Vacation
October 12th- Dr. Paul Rainbow Pulpit Supply
                     - Harvest Bee to support Ron and Elaine Leischner
October 18th- MISSION FEST- Potluck at the Parsonage 6pm
October 19th- MISSION FEST-  Fleischkuekle, Fries and Desserts
October 26th- Food Bank Fundraiser
                     -Movie Night 6:30pm- "God's Not Dead"
October 30th-31st- Confirmation Retreat at Swan Lake Bible Camp

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

It Starts At Home

Join us Sunday, October 5th as we begin a seven week series It Starts At Home: Learning to Confidently Teach Your Kids About God. We'll be meeting during Sunday School at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall. The last Sunday will be November 16th.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Weekly Schedule at Church (School Year)

Sunday-       9:00 Sunday School for All Ages (begins Sept 14)
                   10:30 Worship Service (begins Sept 14)
                    2:00  Nursing Home Service (3rd Sunday of Month)
                    6:30 Young Adult Group at Church (2nd Sunday of Month)
                    7:00 Acoustic on 5th (5th Sunday of Month )

Monday-      9:00am-12:00pm Pastor's Office Hours
                    6:30 Women's Bible Study at Church (begins Sept 8)

Tuesday-      2:00pm Tea and Coffee at Pastor's House
                    7:00pm Church Council (2nd Tuesday of Month)

Wednesday- 5:45-8:30pm Secretary Office Hours
                     6:30pm Confirmation and Choir Practice (1st and 3rd Wednesday of Month)
                     6:00pm  CYU (2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of Month)
                     6:30pm AWANA for Ages 3 through 6th Grade at Memorial Baptist

Thursday-      9:00am-12:00pm Pastor's Office Hours

Friday-          8:30am-12:00pm Secretary's Office Hours


If you would like to meet with the Pastor or Secretary outside of "normal" office hours, please call church at 928-3866 to arrange meeting. Leave a message, and it will be returned at the earliest convenience.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Acoustic on 5th: TONIGHT- Monday, Sept 1

Join us tonight for Acoustic on 5th at 7:00pm. Bring your chairs and we'll bring the s'mores.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Acoustic on 5th: September 1

This MONDAY, September 1 at 7:00pm

Missing worship this weekend because of camping, visiting family, etc? Join us MONDAY NIGHT at 7:00pm for Acoustic on 5th! Acoustic on 5th is a community wide, contemporary service. We will be meeting outside (weather depending- looking like 79 and sunny) so bring your chairs and we'll bring the s'mores. Remember to invite your friends!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Happenings

Some happenings at the Church in August:
-Tuesday the 13th- Tea at the parsonage 2:00pm
- Sunday the 24th- Update from Theresa (Kashale Orphanage) after her recent trip to the orphanage in the Congo
-Acoustic on 5th- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 at 7:00pm- Bring your chairs, we'll bring the S'mores

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Special Meeting and Work Nights

There will be a special meeting Sunday, June 27th following church.

There will be work nights at the parsonage Tuesday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th. Workers will be preping the yard for the planting of the lawn this fall.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Parsonage Fund

In case you missed the announcement on Sunday: The parsonage remodel balance as of June 30, 2014 is $0.00! There is an amount left in the checking account that will be decided on by the council at the next meeting in August. Thank you to everyone who helped with the parsonage remodel.

Tim and I, Pastor Stephanie, would like to thank everyone for such a beautiful home to share as we journey together with Salem UCC.

Monday, June 23, 2014


There will be a special meeting following church Sunday, June 29th. We will be hearing information on handicap accessability for the new door to the fellowship hall. After watching several people with wheelchairs and walkers struggling to get into the building, we realized that there may be a timely solution.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Acoustic on 5th: June 29th

Join us Sunday, June 29th at 7:00 pm for Acoustic on 5th. Bring your lawn chair and join us around the campfire in the back parking lot. S'mores provided.

Friday, May 23, 2014

VBS: Workshop of Wonders

Join us for VBS Friday, May 30 (5:00-8:00pm)  and Saturday, May 31st (8:45am- 3:10pm) at Salem Lutheran. We will be having a joint church service Sunday, June 1st at 10:30 am at Salem UCC with communion. There will be a community wide potluck following the service at 12:00pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church hosted by the Ministerial Association.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Reminder: Time Change

Reminder that our Sunday Service begins at 9:30 am THIS SUNDAY through Labor Day.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday

Maundy Thursday Service is at 7:30 pm

Easter Sunday- Breakfast served from 7:30-8:30am Church at 9:00am

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ruth Barrum Funeral

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 pm followed at 7 by the funeral and a reception. Any memorials should be made out to Salem UCC for Missions Development and Practice in the Memo.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Brunch Fundraiser

Join us this morning from 10am-1pm for a Brunch Fundraiser: Eggs, Sausage and Carmel Rolls. It is starting to smell good at Salem UCC!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Join us this Sunday, April 6th for Brunch. We are serving Eggs, Bacon, and Carmel Rolls from 10am-1pm. All donations will go toward reducing the Parsonage Debt. There is $20,000 remaining on the loan.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Office Hours

Office Hours are as follows:
Monday: Pastor Stephanie 9-12
Wednesday: Arlene 5:45-8 (during the school year)
Thursday: Pastor Stephanie 9-12
Friday: Arlene 9-12 with the possibility of the afternoon if needed

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Pastor Stephanie, please call her cell phone at 605-461-2942. She would be happy to schedule a time to meet with you.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Parsonage Brunch Fundraiser- April 6th

There will be a Brunch Fundraiser on April 6th from 10am-1pm at Salem UCC. All funds will go toward reducing the debt on the Parsonage Loan. Eggs, Sausage and Carmel Rolls will be served. Contact Mary Lindemann with any questions.

Special Meeting March 30

There will be a special meeting on March 30th following the church service to approve the purchase of a new main door in the Fellowship Hall. The door will include an automated lock to help with the opening and closing of the building.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lenten Soups

We will be serving a dinner of soup Wednesday nights through Lent from 6-7pm. If you would like to donate a pot of soup, please contact Pastor Stephanie.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pork Loin Fundraiser before Lent Service

Join us Wednesday, March 12th for a pork loin fundraiser. We will be serving from 6:00-7:00pm. All money raised will go toward missions projects for CYU. Join us after for Lenten Services at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ash Wednesday Service

We will be observing Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, March 5th at 7:30 pm.

Yes, We Will Have Church

Yes, there will be church today March 2nd, 2014. We realize there may be some gravel roads that need to have snow removed. Please use your discretion and be safe. See you at 9:15 for Sunday School and 10:30 for Worship Service.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

No Communion Sunday

Because of the beginning of the Lenten Season, we will not be observing communion Sunday. However, join us for communion during the Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pastor Stephanie Ordination Council

From the American Baptist Church of the Dakotas Conference: Upon the recommendation of the Preordination Council, and on behalf of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Sioux Falls, we invite you to an Ordination Council for Stephanie Kurbis. We welcome our Cornerstone Area church families, and others who are interested, to gather for the Ordination Council at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Church: 1600 E 12th St