Church briefs 9-13

Soup luncheon planned

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Christian Church ladies will host their annual soup luncheon Saturday, Sept. 15, at 424 Eighth St.

Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. with a program to follow.

The speaker is Monica Waddell with her theme being “Waiting on the Lord.”

Holy Life hosting pastors conference

BROOKINGS – Holy Life is hosting its 45th semi-annual Upper Midwest Pastors Conference, Sept. 24-25 in Brookings.

More than 200 pastors and leaders have been invited  from five states and many denominational backgrounds to be refreshed, inspired and challenged in their spiritual walk with Christ

Local pastors are also welcome to attend the conference

Holy Life began hosting pastors conferences in 1996 out of a vision by the Rev. Dave Kaufman to help strengthen the body of Christ. Kaufman is a 1975 SDSU graduate who pioneered the Holy Life ministry in 1981. The church provides all meals, and there is no registration fee.

The first meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, and there are meetings Tuesday morning and evening. The speaker is Paul Tucker from Duluth, Minnesota. Tucker has been in full-time ministry for more than 50 years.

Holy Life Tabernacle is located at 241 Mustang Pass in Brookings.

For more information, contact the church office at 692-4616 or visit the church website at

Churches to offer Financial Peace University

BROOKINGS –  More than 5 million people have changed their financial future through Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University. 

Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine-week digital course provides individuals with tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. 

FPU will be held in Brookings at:

 GracePoint Wesleyan Church located at 1420 Orchard Drive in Brookings. The classes will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Go to for more information or to register.

• First Baptist Church located at 527 Fifth St. in Brookings. The classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. Go to for more information or to register.Go to for more information.

Coffeehouse tips go to BCYMP

BROOKINGS – The Mission of the Month for September at the Mission Coffeehouse at First Lutheran Church in Brookings is Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program (BCYMP). 

The BCYMP promotes one-on-one mentoring efforts to youth in the community. The program was developed to ensure all youth have the guidance and support of a caring, stable adult. The mentor relationship is intended to empower youth to reach their full potential as contributing individuals in their communities. 

Would you like to volunteer for the BCYMP? There are many opportunities that are available for you to get started. Change a child’s life, become a mentor. Donate time in your area of expertise. Participate as a board member. Donate in kind items. Volunteer with mentor and mentee activities. 

Make a monetary donation. Contact BCYMP at PO Box 8443, Brookings, SD 57006 or [email protected]

Golden Age meeting announced

BROOKINGS – Golden Age meets at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the First Lutheran Church Chapel. 

Loren Hauschild will provide entertainment. 

He will bring his guitar. Lunch will be served in the parlor afterwards. There is no age limit or church affiliation required.

Fall festival at Mt. Calvary

BROOKINGS – Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church will be hosting a Community Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The event will have free games, crafts, an obstacle course and slide for children.

There will also be contests, prizes, raffles, concessions and a bake sale with homemade pumpkin treats. All funds raised will go to  Option 1 and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

 11 a.m.- Pumpkin painting contest

• Noon - Pie eating races

• 1 p.m. - Pumpkin dessert contest

Registration begins 30 minutes before each event. Call 692-2678 or email [email protected] for more information.

Special performances at Ascension Lutheran

BROOKINGS – Mikah Meyer, who has been featured on the Today Show and has performed as countertenor for the National Cathedral, will share his talents this weekend at Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings. 

Join Meyer Saturday (Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m) or this Sunday (Sept. 16, at either the 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. service)  for music and a message from his nonstop, three-year road trip to all 417 National Park Service sites. 

As heard on NPR, Meyer has spent the past 2.5 years living in a cargo van while attempting to set a world record as the youngest person to visit the entirety of the National Park System. 

He’s been using the media attention to share a carpe diem message inspired by his father’s passing from cancer, to break stereotypes about LGBT people, and to foster acceptance for LGBT Christians. To keep this project going he “sings for his supper” at churches along his route to allow this ministry to continue its goals. 

Stay around afterward service as Meyer will meet you and answer your questions in person.


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