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Welcome to the Conference

The South Dakota Conference is a place that inspires folk to be their authentic best selves while loving selflessly for the greater good. We as a conference strive for impartial equity and human dignity, recognizing the value of inclusion and relationship. We intentionally restore broken connections through opportunities of expressing hurt, making confessions and seeking forgiveness while offering resources of support on a consistent basis.


How is the South Dakota Conference responding to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic?

Ministers’ Moments: A Space for Authentic Conversation About Ministry

Are you an actively serving authorized minister or lay pastor? On Tuesdays at noon CT you can join a Zoom call to connect with your Ministerial Staff and fellow clergy. These are public, non-confidential conversations for our active church leaders to check in and hold each other in a peaceful space, ask questions, and pray together in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The conversation may focus on a certain topic as determined by the people present.

Clergy Coffee Hour

A program partnered with Ministers’ Moments, Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit via Zoom on Thursdays at noon CT. Sessions will be hosted by Rev. Kate West, Rev. Les Parmenter, and Rev. Mark Lee. All Clergy in our Conferences are welcome to join the Zoom call.

Clergy leaders in our Conferences can meet for online discussion with our ministerial staff at 12:00pm CT on Tuesdays and for fellowship/coffee hour on Thursdays/ Visit for the Zoom link.


Discover and decode what financial relief resources are available to pastors, congregations, and communities.


Keep up to date with best practices, local health sources, insurance info, food supply support, and UCC guidelines.


Find the right tools for your congregation and community to stay connected and healthy in body, mind, and spirit.

Outdoor Ministries

Come and enjoy the natural beauty and relax at Placerville Camp. This incredible United Church of Christ facility, located by Rapid Creek on leased Black Hills National Forest land, has been providing a place of retreat for more than 90 years. Rapid Creek flows by with great Trout fishing. Pactola Lake, which provides great swimming, fishing and boating, is only 6 miles from camp. Outdoor ministries provide a time away from the ordinariness of our lives, so that we might open ourselves to the extraordinary presence of God.

Annual Meeting 2021

June 25th & 26th

Creation Care: Understanding our Commitment to Eco-Justice

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