Our September Schedule of Events

Coffee by the Creek 705 N. Third Street

Coffee by the Creek meets every Tuesday from 10 to 11 AM for study and fellowship. The first fall meeting will be on September 5. At that time the group will be considering various studies to pursue for this coming year.

If you are looking for a relaxed place to meet other members (male and female) of Spearfish United Methodist Church and consider how our faith can impact our daily life why not stop by and check us out. The coffee pot will be ready or something cold if the days are too warm for coffee. Hope to see you at the home of Everett & Joann Follette – 705 N. Third Street. Contact them at 722-2090 if you have questions. Their home is handicap accessible.

Take a Hike! – September 4th

How about a hike up Bear Butte? This is a fun hike with great views at the top. It is 3.1miles up and 3.1miles down, not much for trees to block the views or sun, so be sure to wear sunscreen and bring water.

Meet at the church Monday morning before 8AM, Labor Day, September 4th – we will leave the church at 8AM and carpool over (it is just outside of Sturgis) – cars need a State Park sticker or there is a $6 per car park entrance fee. Any questions? Contact Michelle Jennings at 642-3411 or

Kick Off Weekend – September 9-10

The weekend of September 9-10 marks the Kick-off to everything going on in our church’s fall activities.

    Children’s Church begins at 8:30 for children through grade 5.
    Sunday School begins at 9:25 a.m. for Middle School through adult classes.
    Potluck supper after Saturday worship service.
    Food and fellowship after both Sunday worship services.
    Our new fall study and worship series “Make a Difference” will be introduced.
    A Ministry Fair will be up and running in our fellowship area to show you what’s going on in our church AND invite you to be a part of some really great ministry.
    Training for our Children’s Church teachers will happen at noon.

Ministry Fair – September 9-10

It’s Fair Time! Join us on the weekend of September 9 & 10 for a fun time at the fair. Not only is it a back to Sunday School weekend and a time to celebrate going back to school, it is a time to get involved in all the ministries at Spearfish United Methodist Church.

If we don’t tell them, how will they know? What is available for children, youth, young parents, young singles, college students, women, men? What do we as a church have to offer where people can come learn, fellowship, and share? Church doesn’t just take place on Sunday. What do we offer the other six days?

Kick-off weekend, along with this Ministry Fair, will be a time to not only find out where you can plug in, but also let those who are new, including guests, find out what is here for them and their families. We have so much to offer the Spearfish and BHSU communities. Again, if we don’t tell them, how will they know?

Join us Saturday and Sunday for a time of fellowship and a brunch between services on Sunday. Then we can all find out about all the things that we as a church have for people to plug into and find where their puzzle piece fits. Bring your friends who are looking for where they can plug in.

“Make a Difference” – September 9-10

We will be introducing our fall worship series on the weekend of September 9-10. Our fall Bible study will begin the next week on September 16-17. Make a Difference is a guide for United Methodists who are seeking a way to follow their passion and find a place to serve. There will be multiple groups led by multiple facilitators on different days of the week. Materials and information are now available in the fellowship hall.

Every day we see things that are not right in our world, and as followers of Christ we long to connect our passions and gifts with the great needs all around us. In Make a Difference, author James Harnish helps us as United Methodists answer the questions “How can I become a part of God’s healing work in this world?” And “How can I find my place to serve and make a difference?” Drawing upon biblical wisdom and the stories of real people who have found their place to serve, he provides inspiring and practical guidance to help every disciple find a place to serve and participate in making God’s kingdom a reality in this life. This 6-week study and worship series is perfect for anyone desiring to take a next step in discipleship and engage in God’s work of transformation in the world.

You are welcome to join one of the regular groups, OR…you can form you own to meet at home or elsewhere. Pastor Scott would gladly train you on how to become an effective small group facilitator.

Dinah’s Book Club – September 11th

The book club is reading All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot for September 11, 2017.

Go to the Spearfish Public library and have them order you one. The books will not be in the church library for the time being.

Afternoon Out – September 13th

Afternoon Out will be held on Wed., September 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a time with friends or to make new friends.

Come and share “what you been do in this summer” with everyone. Bring something for show and tell.

Yoga Retreat – September 22-24

On the weekend of Sept. 22-24, Colleen McKirdy will be leading a yoga retreat at Storm Mountain Center (near Rockerville). Besides having yoga classes, we will learn about the history of yoga, the benefits on our bodies, chanting, and chakras. We’ll also be able to take advantage of the beautiful camp and wander the hiking trails, visit a mine, and do group activities and games. The cost is $130 for two nights lodging and six meals. Contact Colleen at (605) 269-1054 to register.

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