Summer Worship

Mark your calendars *** We will have only one Sunday morning worship service – at 9:30 am, beginning on June 4 and ending on August 13.

Children’s Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School will be held during the worship service.  The children will meet in the Preschool Sunday School room/choir room, and it will be a one group class again.

The theme will be Berenstain Bears!  Sundays find the Bear family busily enjoying all sorts of activities, but church isn’t one of them.  In The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School, children discover the value of going to church and Sunday School as a family.

New Pastor

Pastor Rebecca Hjelle will serve as our pastor beginning July 1, 2017, following the retirement of current pastor Nancy Davis.  Rebecca will come from Blair First United Methodist Church, Blair, Nebraska, where she has been serving as Senior Pastor since 2011.  SPRC Chairman Joel Carney made the announcement on Sunday, February 19th.

About Rebecca Hjelle

She grew up in the Bellevue, Nebraska, area and graduated from Omaha North High School in 1999.   She then headed up north to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD.   After graduating from Augustana in 2003 with her B.A. in Theater Education, she started working for the Children’s Theater Company of Sioux Falls as an Artist/Educator.  She loved traveling and teaching and acting, but in 2005 felt the call to go back to school.   After three years of studying, praying, and discerning, she graduated from Sioux Falls Seminary with her Masters of Divinity and has been serving United Methodist churches in Nebraska ever since.   She served in Blair since 2011 and has found that Blair First UMC is an exciting congregation that knows the importance of putting their faith into action.  


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