The church council met on November 22nd and made the difficult decision to suspend in-person worship for the time being.
We believe that in-person worship is important, and we don’t make this decision lightly.
However, the number of active cases of COVID-19 continues to rise throughout the state of South Dakota and here in Custer County. The active case numbers in Custer County are
currently at an all-time high, and are projected to exceed 100 active cases in the coming days. Even with a gathering size of only 20 people, there is a 60% chance that someone in that group will have an active, infectious case of COVID-19. The church council believes that the risks of in-person worship are simply too great at this time. We don’t want to be
responsible for anyone getting seriously ill — or worse.
During this time, worship services will continue to be recorded and put on the church website and Facebook page. If you don’t have the ability to access these online worship services, please call Pastor Dustin at 308.430.2634 to be added to our worship mailing list and we’ll mail a transcript of the worship service to you.
In the meantime, we urge you to wash your hands often, wear a mask in public places, and avoid unnecessary gatherings and outings in public places. The only way that we will get this pandemic under control is if we all do our part to stop the spread.
The season of Advent begins. We wait with great expectation for the coming of the Christ-child. May you know hope, peace, joy, and love during this Advent season.
Yours in Christ,
The object of this church shall be to bind together the followers of Jesus Christ for the purpose of sharing in the worship of God. Making God's will dominant in the lives
of people individually and collectively, especially as that will is set forth in the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“To build a family of faithful
believers through community service, inspiring worship, and a welcoming and inclusive space where people of all ages can grow.”
In our effort to share who God is in our community, we strive to instill a deep
desire to increase one's faith by worship, small groups, and community.
Our ministry is not necessarily about the local congregation rather, it is more
in witnessing to the wider community about the power of Christ. We are proud
to be affiliated with the larger United Church of Christ.
We have the power of the Holy Spirit to transform us. We have the teachings of Jesus to guide us. We have the love of God to inspire us.