Upcoming Events


It is time for our United Thank Offering Spring Ingathering. Please make your collections in early May and have your contributions mailed to-

The Diocese of South Dakota
c/o Randy Barnhardt
408 Jefferson Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-2626

Our diocesan UTO coordinator, Lisa Kautz, will be there with us at the annual Spring meeting May 6, 11 a.m. Trinity

Pierre. We will have UTO supplies available for you to replenish if needed.

The annual spring meeting for all Episcopal Church Women will be May 6 at Trinity Church in Pierre at 11 a.m. Central time.

I hope to see as many women as possible there. We will be selecting our honored woman for the year. I hope several of our faithful will be nominated.

We will also be choosing our annual project. Please, if you have any ideas for this, bring your ideas to the meeting.

I will be attending the conference in Casper April 28-30 featuring Becca Stevens from Thistle Farms and will relay to you my experience there.

Don’t forget the ECW scholarship application is due, July 31st.

There are so many exciting things happening with and for the Episcopal women.

Please be part of it.

See you there.

ECW President,
Diana Regan

Dakota Experience

Though technically not a part of the Niobrara School for Ministry, Dakota Experience is an educational course open to anyone interested in the culture, history, spirituality, and theology of the Dakota/Lakota people.

It is required for people in the ordination process and for clergy new to the diocese.

Cost is $30 which covers 2 meals. The session begins at 5:30 pm on Friday with supper, and ends about 2:00 pm on Saturday, after lunch.

2017 Dates

• Fall (East): Calvary Cathedral, Sioux Falls
November 10 & 11, 2017

• Spring (West): 2018 Dates will be available at a later date. Emmanuel Church, Rapid City

To register for any of these courses, contact the Diocesan Office.

Registration is also available online by clicking here

Questions? Contact Archdeacon Paul Sneve

St. Paul’s, Brookings will be celebrating their 100th Birthday Celebration and will be the featured church. Start thinking about how many Church Kalendars your churches will need in 2018. Workshop titles and a brief description will be in the next Church News. If you have a suggestion on a topic please contact me (Marlys).