Monday, December 26, 2016

January Events

Monthly Mission Focus
OCWM or Our Church's Wider Mission
Our Church's Wider Mission is the name we use to describe the work we do as the United Church of Christ beyond the local church–through our Conferences, national ministries, and UCC-related institutions. Our Church's Wider Mission is also the name we give to the financial support given by UCC members and congregations that makes this broader mission possible.
Congregations are central to the ability of The United Church of Christ to do mission in local communities, within the United States and internationally. As a congregation works in its own community, it is a representative of the entire denomination and embodies the UCC in that place. And when a congregation determines its giving to Our Church's Wider Mission, there is a direct impact on levels of funding for the Conference and national ministries. Every local congregation has a responsibility to be aware of opportunities for local mission and to be knowledgeable about the work underway by its own Conference and by the national ministries.

January Events
January 1 - Worship Service at 10:30am, NO Sunday School at 9:15am
January 4-  Confirmation 6:30pm
                - Women's Choir Practice 6:30
                - Mixed Choir Practice 7:30
January 8- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
January 10- Council Meeting 6:00pm Remove Christmas Decorations Following
January 11- CYU 6:00pm
January 15- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
                      - Bormann Manor Service- 2:00pm
January 18- Confirmation 6:30
                  - Women's Choir Practice 6:30pm
                  - Mixed Choir Practice 7:30pm
January 22-Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
                 - Annual Meeting
                 - Tavern Fundraiser for Portland, OR Mission Trip
January 25- CYU 6:00pm
January 28- Movie Night 6:30pm
January 29- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
               

Office Hours
Pastor Stephanie
          Monday and Thursday 9am-12pm
Arlene
          Friday 9am-12pm

If you would like a pastoral visit, please contact Pastor Stephanie. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Eve 5pm and Christmas Day 9am

Join us for worship Christmas Eve at 5pm and Christmas Day 9am. There will be NO worship at 10:30am Sunday morning.

Friday, December 16, 2016

December 18 Woship Service and Christmas Program Cancelled

There will be no church on Sunday, December 18, 2016 due to inclement weather. Stay Safe and Warm!

The Christmas Program and Tavern Fundraiser has been postponed to later in January. The tentative date is January 22nd.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December Events

Monthly Mission Focus:
The Christmas Fund [for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund]
- This fund provides direct financial assistance to individual UCC clergy and lay church employees. This fund helps supplement our retired clergy and lay employees for basic needs such as food, utilities, and living and medical expenses. It also provides emergency grants for active and retired UCC clergy and lay employees when the unexpected arises such as large medical expenses or home damage from natural disasters.

December Events
December 4- Worship Service with Baptism at 10:30am, Sunday School at 9:15am
December 7- Confirmation 6:30pm
                - Women's Choir Practice 6:30
                - Mixed Choir Practice 7:30
December 11- Worship Service with Baptism at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
December 13- Council Meeting 7:00pm
December 14- CYU 6:00pm- Caroling at Bormann Manor- All are invited to join!
December 18- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
                    Sunday School Christmas Program during Worship
                      - Bormann Manor Service- 2:00pm
December 21- Confirmation 6:30
                  - Women's Choir Practice 6:30pm
                  - Mixed Choir Practice 7:30pm
December 22- Blue Christmas (for those grieving)- 7:00pm
December 24- CHRISTMAS EVER CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE 5:00PM
December 25- Worship Service at 10:30, NO Sunday School
Last Week of December- Pastor on Vacation
               

Office Hours
Pastor Stephanie
          Monday and Thursday 9am-12pm
Arlene
          Friday 9am-12pm

If you would like a pastoral visit, please contact Pastor Stephanie. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Community Thanksgiving Service

The community Thanksgiving service will take place at Salem UCC Wednesday at 7:00pm. There will be a time of Fellowship following with pie and ice cream. Bring a pie to share!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October Events

Monthly Mission Focus: Missions Fest

October Events
October 2- Worship Service at 10:30am, Sunday School at 9:15am
October 5- Confirmation 6:00pm
                - Women's Choir Practice
October 9- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
October 11- Council Meeting 7:30pm
October 12- CYU 6:00pm
October 16- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
                    Mission Fest Speaker: Bobbie Friederich
                    Pork Loin Sandwich, Bring a Salad or Dessert to share
                      - Bormann Manor Service- 2:00pm
October 19- Confirmation 6:30
                  - Women's Choir Practice
October 23- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
                  - Mission Trip Parent Meeting- After Service
October 26- CYU 6:00pm
October 29- Family Game Night- Bring a game and snack to share 6:30pm
October 30- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
                  - Food Bank Fundraiser hosted by Salem UCC 11am-1pm
                  - Trunk or Treat- Parkston Armory Parking Lot- 4pm-6pm

Upcoming Dates:
- November 6th- Rake the Town
- November 13th- Turkey Dinner (Tickets to be sold by CYU students in advance)

Office Hours
Pastor Stephanie
          Monday and Thursday 9am-12pm
Arlene
          Friday 9am-12pm

If you would like a pastoral visit, please contact Pastor Stephanie. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September Events

Monthly Mission Focus: OMF- Luke and Fiona

September Events
September 3- Wedding at Church
September 4- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship
September 7- Confirmation 6:00pm
September 11- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15 SUNDAY SCHOOL KICKOFF
September 13- Council Meeting 7:30pm
September 14- CYU KICKOFF- Potluck 6:00pm
September 17- Emerging Ministries Summit- Pierre, SD 
September 18- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
                      - Bormann Manor Service- 2:00pm
September 19-23- Pastor on Vacation and at Conference 
September 21- Confirmation 6:30- Milton Friar and Rev. Ted Bader
September 24- CYU Hosts Movie Night- War Room
September 25- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
September 28- CYU 6:00- Clean Ditches

Office Hours
Pastor Stephanie
          Monday and Thursday 9am-12pm
Arlene
          Friday 9am-12pm

If you would like a pastoral visit, please contact Pastor Stephanie. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Events

Monthly Mission Focus: Parkston Food Bank

August Events
August 3- Pastoral Relations Committee 7:00pm
August 7- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship
August 9- Council Meeting 8:00pm
August 14- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship
August 17- First Day of School for Parkston
August 21- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship
                 - Blessing of the Backpacks during Sunday Worship
                 - Bormann Manor Service- 2:00
August 23-30 Pastor on Vacation
August 28- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship

Office Hours
Pastor Stephanie
          Monday and Thursday 9am-12pm
Arlene
          Friday 9am-12pm

If you would like a pastoral visit, please contact Pastor Stephanie.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

July Events

Monthly Mission Focus: Abbott House

July Events
July 3- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship
July 4- Office Closed for Holiday
July 10- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship
July 12- Council Meeting 6:30pm- Potluck at Pastor Stephanie's House
July 17- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship
July 17-23- Pastor at Placerville Camp counseling for Crossroads (High School)
                  In the event of a pastoral emergency, call Arlene Kost or Jim Hora.
July 24- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship
July 31- Summer Worship 9:30am and Fellowship

Office Hours
Pastor Stephanie
          Monday and Thursday 9am-12pm
Arlene
          Friday 9am-12pm

If you would like a pastoral visit, please contact Pastor Stephanie.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Events

Monthly Mission Focus: Kashale Orphanage

June Events
June 3-5- Pastor Stephanie and Delegates at SD Annual Conference Meeting in Belle Fourche, SD
June 5- Summer Worship 9:30am- Maurice Bueber and The Happy Memories Band
June 6-10- Shining Stars (2nd and 3rd Grade) at Placerville Camp
June 11- Rev Ted and Vernetta Bader 65th Wedding Anniversary 2pm-4pmm
June 12- Summer Worship 9:30am
June 12-17- Seekers (4th and 5th Grade) at Placerville Camp
June 16- Council Meeting 7pm
June 19- Summer Worship 9:30am
June 19-24- Faith Explorers (Jr. High) at Placerville Camp
June 26- Summer Worship 9:30am

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Events

Monthly Mission Focus: Placerville Scholarships- We are sending 14 students to Placerville this summer. Each week at camp costs from $295-$385/camper (depending on which camp and how many days). The bus trip costs an additional $90/camper. We are raising money to help families send their students to Placerville Camp this summer.

May 1- Worship Service with Communion 10:30, Sunday School 9:15
May 4- CYU 6:00-  End of the Year Potluck
                              - Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet and dirty (no white t-shirts)
May 8- Worship Service with Graduate Recognition 10:30, Sunday School 9:15 (LAST DAY OF SS)
May 10- Church Council Meeting 8 pm
May 15- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
               - Placerville Scholarship Fundraiser after Church- Lasagna, Breadsticks and Bars- Free Will
              - Service at Borman Manor 2:00
May 20-21- VBS Hosted by Salem Lutheran- More info coming soon
May 21- Wedding at Church
May 22- Joint Worship Service with Salem Lutheran 10:30am
             - Community Wide Potluck at Salem Lutheran 12:00pm
May 28- Wedding at Church
May 29- Worship Service at 9:30am

Monday, April 25, 2016

No CYU April 27

There will be no CYU on April 27, 2016. There will be CYU on May 4 at the Albrecht Farm. Check your e-mail for more details.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April Events

April 3- Worship Service with Communion 10:30, Sunday School 9:15
             - Movie Night- 6:30pm- "Do You Believe?"
April 6- Confirmation 6:30pm
April 8- 9- Pastor at UCC SD Board of Directors Meeting in Sioux Falls and Sioux City
April 10- Worship Service with  Baptisms 10:30, Sunday school 9:15
April 11-13- Pastor at Prarie Pastor's Conference in Bellevue, NE
April 13- CYU- 6:00pm
April 14- Serve at the Banquet- Cooking Group leave at 1:00, Serving Group leaves at 4:00
April 17- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15 CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
              - Samantha Kinneberg Fundraiser 11:00am- 2:00pm Parkston Armory
              - Service at Borman Manor 2:00
April 20- CYU 6:00pm
April 23- Prom Prayer Service 5:30pm
April 24- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15 CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
                   - Two Rivers Association Meeting- Registration 2:30, Meeting 3:00
                   - Helping to Resettle Refugees: A Panel Addressing How Churches Can Assist 4:00
                   - CYU Fundraiser Dinner 5:30-7:30pm
April 25-28- Pastor at UCC and ABC Clergy Meetings in Rapid City

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Service

Join us Sunday at 8:30am for Worship. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:00am.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Events

March 2- Confirmation 6:30pm
March 6- Worship Service with Communion 10:30, Sunday School 9:15
                 - FPU 4:00pm
March 9- CYU 6:00pm
                 - Lenten Service 7:30pm
March 11-13 Confirmation Trip to Sioux Falls
March 13- Worship Service with Rev. David Jennys 10:30, Sunday school 9:15
                   - FPU 4:00pm
March 16- Confirmation 6:30pm
                   - Lenten Service 7:30pm
March 20- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15 PALM SUNDAY
                   - Service at Borman Manor 2:00
March 23- CYU 6:00pm
March 24- Maundy Thursday Service 7:30pm
March 25- Good Friday
March 27- EASTER
                   - Breakfast at 7:00am
                   - Worship Service at 8:30am

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Events

Events in February

February 3- Confirmation 6:30pm
February 7- Worship Service with Communion 10:30, Sunday School 9:15
                 - FPU 3:00pm
                 - Football Party at Pastor Stephanie's House 5pm (600 S 2nd St)
February 10- CYU 6:00pm
                   - Ash Wednesday Service 7:30pm
February 14- Worship Service with Rev. Gordon Rankin 10:30, Sunday school 9:15
                   - FPU 4:00pm
February 15- President's Day- Church Office Closed
February 17- Confirmation 6:30pm
                   - Lenten Service 7:30pm
February 21- Worship Service at 10:30, Sunday School at 9:15
                   - Service at Borman Manor 2:00
                   - FPU 4:00
February 24- CYU 6:00pm
                   - Lenten Service 7:30pm
February 24-27- Placerville Work Trip- See Mike Weiss for more information
February 27- Host Two Rivers Association Committee- 10am-12pm
February 28- Worship Service 10:30, Sunday School 9:15
                   - FPU 4:00pm

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Funeral Service- June Jones

Our prayers are with the family of June jones who passed away on Saturday night. The funeral will be Tuesday, January 5 at 11a.m.