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2300 S. West Ave.     Sioux Falls, SD 57105     605.336.2886

Stephen Ministers provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to those experiencing loss or difficulties in their lives. They participate in many hours of training and after being commissioned, are matched with individuals in need. They walk with those suffering through times of darkness, so they may return to wholeness with God’s help.

Caring Friends offer support to those who are in health care facilities or homebound. They provide support and friendship, and act as liaison between their friend and the church. The one-to-one relationship often progresses to dear friendships. Care Givers often, but are not required to, take their friend shopping, to doctor appointments, sightseeing in the city, etc. This ministry also has a Grandparent component, where a young person or family adopts a Grandparent.

This team reaches out to members who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

Bereavement Visitors contact members to offer support during the especially difficult time of the first year of their loss.

The Elizabeth Ministry is a team that supports women during their child bearing years by cherishing and encouraging young families.

New births are greeted with gifts,

meal support and other assistance

as needed and desired.

Our Transportation Ministry joyfully provides rides to those needing transportation to worship services and other church activities using private vehicles. If you are unable to drive and need a ride to worship, please contact the Church Office by 12 noon on Fridays. Additional drivers are constantly needed, so please contact the church to become a volunteer.

The power of prayer is beyond description. It brings hope… helps us to articulate what we really want… alleviates that feeling of being alone… creates relaxing environments… has even been linked to lowering rates of depression. That being the case, we place a high value on intentional prayer at FPC.  If you would like to make a prayer request, please visit this page.

Food Friends offer meals to those who have been hospitalized or suffered a major life event and would appreciate the gift of a prepared meal delivered to their home.

This team coordinates and prepares food for receptions and fellowship associated with funerals and memorial services. We always welcome new members to the team to help prepare dishes and/or desserts on short notice. Please call the Church Office to volunteer.

The Senior Events are held quarterly and provide food, Holy Communion, entertainment and fellowship for our senior adults. These events are especially meaningful to those who are in health care facilities and/or are homebound. These church members have the opportunity to attend with their Caring Friends.