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!
December 21:“Night, Day, Light, Dark, Stars, Spiders and Pearls.”
The solstice gives us time to think about contrast in our lives. The children will present their annual holiday pageant during this multi-generational, multi-media, multi-tradition service. Minister: David Kraemer
7 PM December 21: Solstice Bonfire at 7pm. led by Minister David Kraemer
December 28: THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL WORSHIP SERVICE BUT A HOLIDAY POTLUCK WILL BE HOSTED BY THE WORSHIP TEAM MEMBERS THAT ARE PRESENT. BRING YOUR HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS TO PASS, TABLE SERVICE FOR YOUR FAMILY AND GOOD CHEER. BEGINS AT 11 AM.
January 4: Retrospective Inventory—2014 We welcome in the New Year, by looking back—as we move forward, by reminiscing on loved ones or personages who have died the previous year. What can we learn from loved ones or noted individuals who are no longer with us. Our speakers this morning have each lost a loved one recently.
January 11: “Not still one thing, not yet another.” The term “liminality,” borrowed from anthropology, describes a time of uncertainty in life as we move from one stage to another. In this time of transition, new meaning is formed. January is typically cast in shades of gray. Come consider your own rites of passage. With Minister David Kraemer.
January 18: “A New Definition of Self-Reliance.” As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we will consider our own deep seated beliefs about who we are and how Unitarians helped form an American ethos that contributes to today’s racial divide. With Minister David Kraemer.
January 25: A Dialogue on Palliative Care with Dr. LuAnn Eidsness
What is palliative care? Who benefits from it? How does it help patients and their families? Is it only for adults? Dr. LuAnn Eidsness, USD Internal Medicine Chair, will come to be in dialogue with us and answer these and other questions we raise.
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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