In 2012, one of our congregation members approached the Session about a Foods Resource Bank Project (FRB Growing project), which is going well with the help of the John Deere Foundation Grant and the bags and trucks of corn sold. We also have our own little corn field in the community garden at the Methodist Church which is doing well.
Contact one of the following Memorial Committee for further information:
Teresa Eschenbaum (605-204-0568) Dawn Haar (605-853-3879)
Jean Johnson (605-853-3167) Wanda Stevens
Contact Harriet Kopplin 605-853-3583
Crop Mission Project
Church Camping Scholarships, Helping Hands, Shriner's Hospital Transportation Fund - Cash Gifts
Kids Hope USA - This program pairs a caring adult with an at risk child in our local school system. Adult volunteers give at least one hour a week to mentoring their child. Not only does our church fund the program, but one of our committee members is the leader of this group of volunteers.
Relay for Life - The Presybterian team has been organized and led by a member of the Local Missions committee for the last two years. The team was the top fund raiser for Relay for Life when it was held in 2013.
Box Tops for Education - Just clip the small Box Tops for Education label from each product and leave what you've collected in the Fellowship Hall drop off point at the church.
Emergency Room Mission Kit - This kit is given to families of patients who are being transferred to another hospital from our local emergency room. The kit is a nylon bag which contains water, granola bars, gum, 10 one dollar bills and a $100.00 Visa Cash card. Since we started this project in December of 2011, 27 kits have been given out. Of this number, 1 has been replaced by the family, and another family left the cash card to be passed on to someone else.
The local Missions Committee welcomes any ideas and suggestions. Please let a committee member know if you have one.
Doug Fritzsche 605-853-3322
Our church's mission to the community and to the world includes unified mission giving as well as local missions.
We have a very active Sunday School with dedicated teachers. Please visit our Christian Education page. Our Junior Youth Group meets once a month for a lesson, food and fellowship. The Senior Youth Group meets a couple of times a month, and spends much of its effort raising funds for the annual summer mission trip. The mission trip which has been carried out for several years now, is a real educational experience for the group, and gives them an opportunity to show God's love to people who might not otherwise experience it.