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Lightning Strikes Mitchell Church

First Lutheran Church Damaged

Photo Courtesy KORN Radio MITCHELL, SD- An apparent lightning strike damaged the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Neighbors say they heard a loud boom Friday night during a storm as it rolled through the Mitchell area. Saturday morning neighbors discovered chunks of concrete and rock on the church grounds and in the street. Authorities’ surrounded part of the church with…

Posada Party Continues After Church Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Posada continued without problem in the gymnasium next to the Our Lady of Guadalupe church. It’s a celebration of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem that includes music and food. The night began with mass and rosary followed by a party. Each night a different family hosts the event. Thursday was the Arango’s turn. They say…

Church Continues Nightly Holiday Services After Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Tonight, a historic Sioux Falls church is rebuilding after catching fire. The news comes right before the holidays. However, no one is letting this kill the Christmas spirit. It’s a church that’s stood for nearly a century, usually filled with cheery church-goers, but in the blink of an eye, surrounded by firefighters. These first responders found…

Sioux Falls Church Helps Feed 200 Families

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Thanksgiving can be a stressful time. Not everyone can afford a Thanksgiving meal. So one Sioux Falls church is giving back to those less fortunate this holiday season. Two hundred families will now have a Thanksgiving meal thanks to First Christian Reformed Church. This is the fourteenth year that the church held their CAP or “Caring for People”…

100 Years of Deaf Ministry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When Pastor Matthew Nix gives a sermon, the message is conveyed all through his hands. His church services are in sign language. “Because there are still deaf people around here that need to hear the gospel. There are people that through other means probably wouldn’t hear it or receive it,” said Pastor Nix. He’s been signing at…

Augustana Lutheran Church Embraces Different Cultures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- One church in Sioux Falls  is embracing different cultures and bringing people together. Augustana Lutheran Church offers sermons in English and Spanish.  On August 26th they held their 10th annual Block Party Fiesta for the Sioux Falls Community. It began with a bilingual church service in the morning. Then there’s free food, music and games from 11a.m.-3p.m. Everyone…

Free Rummage Sale Helps Community Members in Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Hundreds of people were able to score some good summer and back to school deals Saturday, July 28th.  Messiah New Hope Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls held their annual rummage sale. The catch? Everything was free. People were welcome to take what they were in need of. Doors opened at nine, but people started lining up as early…

Sioux Falls Church Takes Proactive Measures to Fight the Flu

SIOUX FALLS, SD- For the eight years Tom Yount has been pastor at Calvary Chapel in Sioux Falls, he hasn’t been too worried about the common cold or the flu in his church. Pastor Tom has come up with a system to make germs harder to spread in the first place. “We try to take a more proactive approach rather than…

What It’s Like Being An Eagles Fan In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D.- “I know I’m definitely not alone, there are Eagle fans out here.  More so in North Dakota now than South Dakota, but there’s some in Sioux Falls,” says Co-Pastor Don Vanderlip. Vanderlip is a Co-Pastor at the Flandreau United Methodist Church and the Southern Hills United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. Originally from Philadelphia, Vanderlip came to…

FULL STORY: Father Arrested For Child Abuse, Neglect After Infant Left Outside Overnight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Police say the father of the infant left outside of a Sioux Falls Church has been arrested. The 38-year-old is charged with felony child abuse and neglect. Police say the 2-month-old baby was left outside overnight earlier this week. Police say they got the call Tuesday morning. An infant had been found in a car seat abandoned…

Church Sign Changed After Members Show Support For LGBT Community

Church Minister: 'Loving Someone Is Not Wrong'

As thousands of people marched for pride across the country on Sunday, a Sioux Falls church says someone used the sign outside of their building to spread a different message. After showing their support for the LGBT Community, their sign was changed. ‘Love Everyone’. These are the words that decorate the sign in front of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church…

Sioux Falls Church Hopes To Promote Unity Through Yard Signs

A Sioux Falls church is encouraging others to spread a message of unity. Through yard signs, the church’s pastor hopes that people of all backgrounds see that they’re welcome in our city. The pastor says it’s especially important now with how the divided the country has become. It was nearly two weeks ago that President Donald Trump issued an executive…