We are glad you've found us!
So you've discovered the Unitarian Universalists in our area online! Many in the All Souls congregation attended for the first time when a friend invited us, or we grew up in this church.
But now, more and more individuals are finding UU churches through online searches. Some are familiar with "Unitarians" from another connection, but didn't know there's a UU congregation right here in Sioux Falls. Some have been looking for a church or religious community that's diverse and open-minded. Some have left a church which didn't "feel right" anymore, and now they're looking for something missing in their lives—an ethical community of like-minded folks, perhaps.
We hold services at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays in our new church at 2222 South Cliff, between 26th and 33rd streets. We also have Sunday School and activities for children, and child care is available for pre-schoolers.
Faith is a "work in progress" with us. We ask a lot of questions at All Souls—the "big questions" in life come up a lot! We'd love to hear your questions, and your answers. Most Sundays, we have a discussion after the service. For info about other adult activities, book group, study and discussions—outside of Sunday mornings—click here.
All Souls Church was founded in Sioux Falls by the Rev. Eliza Tupper Wilkes, before South Dakota was a state. We have maintained a small, but enduring presence ever since, as a fellowship, and then a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. (Visit UUA online, here.) We now have about 70 adult members, some with families, and we range in age from our teens to our nineties. Our congregation is part of the regional Prairie Star District of the UUA. (Visit PSD online, here.)
Call the church office at 605-338-8652 if you have more questions, or leave a message if you'd like us to call you back. Or e-mail us here.
Are you new to UUism?
We invite you to nurture your spirit, and help heal our world. Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path. Our Faith draws on many religious traditions, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Our congregations are places where people gather to nurture their spirits and put their faith into action by helping to make our communities—and the world—a better place.
There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Find Out More!
Unitarian Universalists (UUs) are committed not only to spiritual growth and transformation but also to involvement in the world. Read these UU views Unitarian Universalist Perspectives to see how we live out our values.
Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
- Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
- Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
- Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
- Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.
All Souls Church — 2222 South Cliff — Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605-338-8652 — www.sfuu.org