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Sidewalk Sonday School Reaches Far and Wide

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Over 20 people were involved in Sidewalk Sonday School at Hayward Elementary School in Sioux Falls, SD this past week.  Sidewalk Sonday School is a Dakotas Conference mission activity through Spirit Lake Nation in Sheyenne, ND. 

Mike and Libby Flowers, Directors at Spirit Lake Center organize, plan, and recruit staff for a bible school that is held outdoors.  The weeklong school is conducted in cities, towns and villages throughout North Dakota and South Dakota.  There is no charge to participate.


Asbury United Methodist Church of Sioux Falls has been hosting a Sidewalk Sonday School group for the past five years.  Church members canvas the neighborhood to recruit participants for the week. The Hayward Elementary School in Sioux Falls serves as the site for the week.  The neighborhood around the elementary school is home to families of diverse backgrounds and needs. 

Rev. Kip Roozen, Asbury UMC noted, “We have varied numbers for each year.  This past week we had about 15 kids with some adults attending each morning.  So we had about 20 people around each day.”


All are welcome at Sidewalk Sonday School.   A mother, who is a practicing Muslim attended for a while with her son a couple of the mornings.  Roozen enjoyed conversation with the mother, “She commented that we may be different but we all worship one God." 

The theme for this year’s Sidewalk Sonday School was:  “With God all things are possible Mark 10:27.”   Kirby Mammenga and  Nicole Stasch of Pierre, SD served as the teaching staff. 

For more information about Sidewalk Sonday School contact Mike and Libby Flowers. 


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