Yes! There is a Unitarian Universalist congregation right here in Sioux Falls! Since you searched for our church, you probably have an idea of what you are looking for, but peruse this site to get a little more familiar with what we are about, then stop in for a service! You are always welcome at All Souls!
November 2: “Sharing the Dream Guatemala” with Dana Loseke
Dana will be sharing stories from Guatemala of the work being done by Guatemalans and volunteers that improve the lives of women, children and the elderly. This work is made possible by the sale of handcrafted items that will be for sale after the service.
Guest Speaker: Dana Loseke, board member of Sharing the Dream
November 9:“A House of Belonging.”
Join us for our annual ingathering as we welcome new members. We come together in religious community seeking support and inspiration and to make our lives stand for something. We will consider what means to belong and how we are connected.
Minister: David Kraemer
November 16:“A Season of Wilderness.”
Henry David Thoreau went to the woods, famously, not to retreat from life but to live life fully. Wilderness, often thought of as empty and desolate, shows up time and again, in religious thought as a place of fullness and fertility. It is a place in which to find things. As we enter into the quiet wilderness of winter, may we find in it insight and meaning.
Minister: David Kraemer
November 23: “Oh! Give Me a Home!, The state of refugees and immigrants in South Dakota.” The Center for New Americans is the first stop for immigrants and refugees arriving in Sioux Falls through the work of Lutheran Social Ser vices. Today we will hear what is new, the trends in finding new homes, how we can help, along with a general overview of the programs offered in SD by LSS.
Linda Jensen, head of development at LSS and Kristyne Waith volunteer coordinator for the LSS Center for New Americans will be the special guest speakers today.
November 30: “Wait! A sermon for the first Sunday in Advent.”
The Reverend Lisa M. Doege is a nearly life-long Unitarian Universalist. She recently celebrated the twentieth anniversary of her ordination, and is in her sixth year serving Nora Unitarian Universalist Church outside Hanska, Minnesota. She serves on the board on the United Way of the Brown County Area and is a licensed foster care provider. Weaving and other explorations of color and texture feed her soul.
Guest Minister: Rev. Lisa Doege
We are pleased to announce David Kraemer of Rochester, Minn., is serving as interim minister at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Sioux Falls.
Kraemer graduated from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities with a Master of Divinity in 2013 and has worked at churches in Fargo-Moorhead, Rockford, Ill, and Rochester, Minn.
Before attending seminary, Kraemer was a journalist for 24 years at newspapers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Most recently he was editor of the Ames Tribune in Ames, Iowa.
“The All Souls congregation has a strong vision of where it wants to go,” he says, “and I’m really excited to be part of that.”
“It’s great to help keep alive the spirit of liberal religion in South Dakota and encourage it to grow,” he says.
Kraemer hopes to be ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister later this year. He will serve at All Souls twice monthly.
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