Spirit Lake United Methodist Church

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Your Input is Valued: Church Value Survey Results

Why did we do the survey? 

By Fall we would like to take a congregational vote to either select a new mission statement or stay with our current mission,  “Making Disciples, Making a Difference”.

Why do we want/need a Mission Statement?

A mission statement helps guide decisions and priorities for SLUMC & tells the community what we’re working towards.

If you were not able to join in the discussion about the Church Value Survey on May 19, we would value your input and/or work with friends or family:

  • Please take a copy of the survey results (available at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex):
  • Please size each question down to two words which you think best reflect the survey answers.
  • Write your two words on a sticky note (also on the Welcome Table).
  • Add your notes to the large posters (one with each question) on the walls of Paige Hall, place them in the offering plate, or drop them off in the office.
  • Before Fall, we will ask interested people to help use the words on the posters to develop suggested Mission Statements to share with the congregation.

June 20: Loom Build Opportunity

June 20, 12 noon-3 p.m. Lunch and Loom…please bring your lunch and help with the loom project.

There are always jobs for all and new people interested in learning how to loom are always welcome!!

June 22: Missions Food Stand at the Cruise In

Spirit Lake’s annual Cruise In will be held on June 22.  The Missions team will have a food stand and proceeds will be used to fund future mission projects.

If you would be willing to help and/or bring food items, please sign up in the Narthex or call the church office (712-336-3115).

June 28 & 29: Church Garage Sale

Our Missions Team would appreciate your donations for the church garage sale on June 28 (4-7) & 29 (8-12). 


  • Drop off Friday, June 21st-Thursday, June 27th from 9-5.  Items should be placed on the linoleum in front of the kitchen.
  • Please, no mattresses, TVs, large appliances, computers or desks. Donations may be brought to Wesley Place June 21-27 from 9-5. 
  • Furniture is allowed, but we ask that you pick it up if it doesn’t sell.  Please include your name & phone number on any furniture and we will call you to arrange pick up by July 3rd.  
  • Garage Sale earnings are used to fund our Mission Projects. Thank you!

June & July Meetings

Visitors are encouraged and welcomed!

June 3:  Health & Welfare Team, 11:00

June 6:  Worship Team, 5:30

June 10:  Ministry Advisory Council (MAC), 6:00

June 18:  Education Team, 5:30

June 20:  Hospitality Team, 5:30

June 25:  Missions Team, 5:30

July 8:  Ministry Advisory Council (MAC), 6:00

July 9: Worship Team Meeting, 5:30

July 16: Education Team Meeting, 5:30

July 18:  Hospitality Team Meeting, 5:30

July 23:  Missions Team Meeting, 5:30 

If you would like more information, please contact the church office at 712-336-3115.




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Opportunities to Get Involved

Join a Ministry Team!

  • Education: 
    • Help create & implement programming for the discipleship of our congregation (Sunday School, Bible Study, Wonderful Wednesday).
    • Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30.
  • Health & Welfare:  
    • Help care for others; especially those who reside in assisted living, nursing homes, or are homebound (Birthday cards to 85+, visits, calls, Valentine cards, Easter Baskets).
    • Meets quarterly on the first Monday at 11:00.
  • Hospitality:
    • Help grow our church by creating a welcoming experience/atmosphere and a chance for people to connect (Welcome Baskets, usher, coffee).
    • Meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30.
  • Missions:
    • Make a difference in our community and around the world through activities and events that help meet the needs of others (Then Feed Just One Packing Event, Serving at The Banquet in Sioux Falls, Backpack Program).
    • Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30.
  • Worship:  
    • Work with our Pastor to focus on our times when we gather together (Sunday morning, special services, holidays).  Help add elements that enhance worship, adorn the church, etc.
    • Meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30.

Please contact the church office (712-336-3115) to learn more about these volunteer opportunities!!

Sunday School & Wonderful Wednesday:

Prayerfully consider how you might help!!

Please contact Tammy to volunteer or to learn more:  712-229-3115 or tammy@spiritlakeumc.org



Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18











Prayer Requests

Please contact the church office (712) 336-3115 or contact Pastor Cindy via her email.

There are three options for prayer requests:

  1. Prayer list that is emailed to the congregation and included in our worship services.
  2. Only the Tuesday prayer group.
  3. Only for Pastor Cindy. 

Remember that those whom we include on our prayer lists must give permission.

Tuesday Prayer Group

Please join us any/every Tuesday at noon for 30 minutes in the Pastor’s Suite as we meet together to pray and lift God’s name.  If you are unable to join us in person, a devotion and prayer list will be sent to those on our email list so you may pray when and where it works for you.

Everyone is welcome, you do not need any special skills, you will not be asked to pray aloud or lead the prayer time.

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