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Don't Forget to Donate

Whether you are at church, the beach, campground, home or anywhere this summer, consider making your donation online or by text.  It is fast, easy and secure way to do your giving or tithe from anywhere.Did you know there are 5 ways to do your financial giving?

1) Mail donation to our office
4801 W 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD  57106

2) Drop off donation during regular office hours
Monday-Friday 9am-noon & 1:00pm-4:00pm

3) Drop in offering basket when leaving church

4) Text "GIVE" to (605)550-8672

5)  Click Donate Here

Upcoming Events

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Pathway (Small Groups)

Pathways are designed to help you move closer to Christ through small groups.
The groups are designed on levels.

Pathway 1 - This is a discovery step.
Pathway 2 - This is a discernment step.
Pathway 3 - This is the deep dive into your faith.

Be it with prayer, relationships, service, inclusion, tithing, or overall discipleship, there is a Pathway designed to help you grow closer to Christ.

Follow the link to learn more about our Pathway groups.


Man Church & Women Church 

Women Church - Pathway 2 
October - May

Start Date: Sunday, October 3rd 
Leader: Karen Ruckelshausen
Time:  Meet on the 1st Sunday of the month at 6:30 pm

All women aged 14 and up are invited to join us for Fierce Women Church! 

Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere
Oct. 3rd - Awaken a Lioness &  A Force Unseen
Nov. 7th – Dangerously Awake 
Dec. 5th – The Sum of Fear and Wonder
Jan. 2nd – Strength is for Service
Feb. 6th – Under the Same Mission
Mar. 6th – Greet and Groom & Lionesses are Strategic
April 3rd – Lionesses Live in the Light and Hunt in the Dark
May 1st – Walking with a Lion & From a Whisper to a Roar

Man Church - Pathway 2 
September - June

Start Date: Sunday, September 19th 
Leader: Pastor Charlie Moore
Time: Meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 7 pm

All men age 14 and up are invited to join us for Man Church! 

Forgotten God - Francis Chan
Sept. 19th –
Kick-off Night
Oct. 17th – I’ve Got Jesus
Nov. 21st – What are You Afraid of?
Dec. 19th – Theology of the Holy Spirit
Jan. 16th – Why Do You Want Him?
Feb. 20th – A Real Relationship
Mar. 20th – Forget About His Will for Your Life
April 17th – Supernatural Church
May 15th – Summer Challenge
June - TBD- Fishing Trip



Pathway Level 1 Groups

Baking Therapy with Stan

Start Date: September 25th
Leader: Stan Knox
Time: Meets Saturday mornings at 9:00 am

There will be a new sign-up each week.

This is a baking session with our professional baker Stan Knox.  Learn how to bake cookies and treats that will be shared Sunday mornings for our fellowship times.  All supplies will be taken care of.  Just show up and learn from Stan!!!


Pathway Level 2 Groups

What is the Bible?
Start Date: 
 Sunday, September 19th
Leader: Dulci Stewart
Time: Meets Sunday mornings at 10:30 am


Ragamuffin Gospel 

(Limited to 4 people)
Start Date:  Sunday, September 26th
Leader: Craig Ammann
Time: Meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 am

For more than 15 years, Manning's bestseller The Ragamuffin Gospel has reminded us that Jesus did not come for the pretty, pious and powerful. Instead, he came for the "bedraggled, beat-up and burnt-out" ragamuffins who desperately need his grace. Dispelling the myth that you must work to receive God's gift of grace and joy, Manning, a fellow ragamuffin, reveals the true nature of a freely given and unrelenting grace that's available to all. Drop the burden of never measuring up and revel in the comfort of a God who loves you for who you are - not for who you think you should be.


Women's Prayer Study (The Circle Maker)
Start Date:
  Tuesday, September 28th
Leaders: Cindy Srstka & Rebecca Brown 
Time: Meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm

When his land was drought-stricken in ancient times, Honi ha-M'agel drew a circle in the sand, stepped inside it, and wouldn't budge until God answered his petition for rain. What impossible dream are you praying about? Sharing new insights and personal stories, Batterson's bestseller will help you achieve your desires through audacious prayer.

Financial Peace University

9 Week Course
Start Date:  Sunday, October 3rd
Leaders:  Eddy & Mikaela Ekobena
Time: Meets Sunday evenings at 7 pm

Financial Peace University is a 9-week course that teaches the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.


Pathway Level 3 Groups

None at this time.

New Opportunities

Sunday Servants Needed

We are looking for Sunday Servants.
One Sunday a month commitment 8:00 am – 11:30 am.

 * Ushers
* Coffee and fellowship Hosts and Hostesses
* Before service Greeters

* Help with Communion (1st Sunday of the month)
 * Soundboard Operators (no experience necessary, training provided)
* Offering Counters (After 3rd service or sometime on Monday – need at least 2 non related servants)

Sunday Servant Sign Up


Ignite Team Servants Needed

Ignite is looking to add to the team!
We are looking for volunteers who have a passion for music, ministry, and growing disciples.  Experience is not needed.

ProPresenter Operator
Be able to efficiently operate ProPresenter for the worship services.  This includes everything that is shown on the screens in the sanctuary.  Training will be available for Sunday worship, and for creating new slides.  Will work close by the worship leader, and other ProPresenter operators.  Present for the traditional service, and both contemporary services on a given Sunday.   Present for Wednesday night rehearsals when on the schedule.  Demonstrates a heart for God and others and can be a good steward and faithful giver.

Soundboard Engineer
Be able to efficiently operate the soundboard for the worship services.  This includes mixing sound for worship services, performing sound checks, and troubleshooting any equipment or audio issues.  Will work close by the worship leader, and other soundboard engineers.  Present for the traditional service, contemporary services, and Wednesday night rehearsals when scheduled.  Will go through training before mixing at a worship service.  Demonstrates teamwork, a heart for God and others, and the ability to make decisions on the go.

Contact the office if you are interested.


Sunnycrest Village Drivers

We are looking for servants who are willing to pick up our neighbors, bring them to church, and then give them a ride back to Sunnycrest Village.
Here are the details you need to know about this:
* You will arrive 20 minutes before the service for pick-up.
* You will drive your own vehicle to Sunnycrest Village and then take their Bus/Van.
*  You can park the Van in the circle drive by the main entrance.
*  Return them after the service/fellowship.
We have two shifts each Sunday.  One for the 8:15 service and one at 10:40 for the 3rd service.  
We do not have an official start date for this service, but we are trying to build a list to be prepared when needed.

Sunnycrest Village Drivers Sign Up


Celebration of Life Team Servants Wanted

 - Help greet and find seating for guests.
- Prepare Coffee and Lemonade.
- Help set up the Large Fellowship Hall for meals after funerals.
- Help serve a meal after service.
- Help clean up after the meal.
- Most meals are now catered in with us providing the beverages, plates, etc.
- Take out the garbage before you leave.

Contact -  Shelly - Office Manager
Phone -  605-361-0899
Email -

Celebration of Life Team Sign Up


Congregational Care Team Servants Wanted

Let's each do our part to offer support whenever & however we can. The Congregational Care Team invites you to join us in matching your time/talents with the support needs presented.  BLESSINGS!

                            A. I can drive folks to medical appts/shopping/etc...
                            B. I can provide a meal for a person/family when needs arise...
                            C. I can make phone calls to help homebound 'stay in touch'...
                            D. I would like to become a FT Congregational Care Team member...
Congregational Care Team Sign Up

Servant Opportunities

Follow this link to sign up!


Fire Station 6 Adoption

We are collecting beverages (water, Gatorade, etc.) and healthy snacks for our first responder neighbors. We cannot bring homemade items at this time.  
Also, we want to include notes and cards of encouragement for them.
You can drop the snacks, beverages, and cards off at the church and we will deliver them after the 1st week of each month.


Feeding Hayward Elementary - 9/20/21

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve others in our community?  Sunnycrest provides a meal to Hayward Elementary area families the third Monday night of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and/or serve the meal out of the Nightwatch Canteen van. You may also sign up in the back of the church.
Contact Brian Boyden at 970-948-3715 for more information.

Sign Up Here! 


Nightwatch Canteen

Sunnycrest and other United Methodist churches in Sioux Falls take turns serving a meal on Sunday nights to folks who otherwise wouldn’t receive one. Sunnycrest servants are needed to either help with prepping food, serving, or for clean up. If you, your family, small group or ministry group would like to help, please contact Ron Rensberger.
Phone - (605) 941-1795.
Email -

Sign Up Here! 



Member Update Form

We will be updating our software in the near future and want to make sure we have updated information in our system. Please fill out the form in the link below.  If you don't feel comfortable filling out the form online, paper copies will be available at the church.

Member Form 


Any questions, please contact the church office at or call 605-361-0899.



September 12 Sunday
8:15 am - 
Traditional Worship Service
9:30 am - Contemporary Worship Service
10:40 am - Contemporary Worship Service 
5:00 pm - Renuevo Renew Worship Service (Bi-lingual)

September 13 Monday
6:30 pm -
 Chain Makers
7:00 pm - Renuevo Band Practice
7:00 pm - Troop 361 Scouts

September 14 Tuesday
6:30 am - Tuesday Morning Challenge Group - Pathway 2
9:30 am - Staff Meeting
7:00 pm - Renuevo Prayer Meeting - Sanctuary
7:00 pm - Troop 361 Committee Meeting

September 15 Wednesday
6:00 pm - Worship Band Practice
6:00 pm - Middle School Youth Group
7:00 pm - The One Year Chronological Bible NLT - Pathway 2
7:00 pm - The Renegade Gospel - Pathway 3

September 16 Thursday
6:30 pm - The Message
7:00 pm - Renuevo Renew- Women's Bible Study (Disipulado de Damas)
7:00 pm - UMW - All Women Welcome

September 18 Saturday
9:00 am - 
Men Moving in Faith
3:00 pm - Renuevo Renew Worship Service (Bi-lingual)