Welcome to Southern Hills United Methodist Church!
We are a vibrant congregation that loves the Lord and finds joy in serving our community. Growing our faith at all ages is at our core! Our mission statement, “Making Disciples and Making a Difference” is more than a slogan to us. Our worship services have changed to not only reflect social distancing guidelines, but to provide worship that appeals to personal preferences of musical style. Traditional in-person worship is 8:30am, our online worship takes place at 9:30am, and Contemporary in-person worship with a live band is at 10:30. Focusing on Biblically based preaching, our services are informal, and you are invited to come as you are! Our Middle and High School youth group, “Youth on Fire”, continues to be active during this time thanks to our strong youth leaders, and meets every Wednesday during the school year at 6:30 p.m. Youth meetings are varied each week and include Bible study, youth worship, fellowship activities, and community-service projects. We encourage involvement in summer church camps and plan special outings, including an annual mission trip to serve those in need. There are plenty of active Small Groups and Bible studies on a variety of topics for adults to grow in their faith. Please see the “Ministries” page on our website for the current listing of adult ministries. Our partnership with Lutheran Social Services Education and Child Care Services provides an outstanding after-school and summer program for elementary age children, all-day preschool for 3-to-5-year-olds, and infant / toddler care. In addition to our partnership with LSS, we have many other community groups we work with and support to show God’s love to our community.•City of Sioux Falls Community Gardens oversees 30 garden plots on our property.•Community Blood Drives brought to the church with accompanying Pancake Breakfasts.•Sioux Falls Quilters’ Guild meets monthly in our building with quilting techniques, seminars, show-and-tell, and small-group connections.•Sioux Falls Children’s Choir is currently holding weekly rehearsals in our sanctuaryWe are also active in missions and providing community opportunities by planning, serving, and coordinating events such as:•Serving Sioux Falls hungry with participation in the Nightwatch Canteen Food Program.•A fun-filled Breakfast with the Easter Bunny that includes games, crafts, breakfast, puppet show, Easter egg hunt, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.•A Living Nativity in December which portrays a living display of Mary and Joseph, the Shepherd sand the Wisemen, along with donkeys, sheep, goats, a calf, and llamas. •An amazing Vacation Bible School week in the summer for preschool through elementary children that shares the love of Jesus through Bible stories, crafts, games and songs.•7eventh Time Down performed in concert in July 2014 along with Tin Man Revival and Nameless•Tribe, allowing the Holy Spirit to work in many lives!We are excited to see what comes next in the life of Southern Hills and we would love to welcome you in-person at any of the above activities or at our worship services! May God’s blessings be with you!Pastor Don Vanderlip