Hello and Welcome!

This page is set up to help you feel more comfortable when visiting our church and get an idea
of who we are along with the understanding that ALL are welcome at Black Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

 
Where does BHUUF meet? We meet at 2201 3rd St, Rapid City, SD 57701. We rent space from South Park United Church of Christ.  What time does the service start? The service starts at 4 pm. Plan to arrive by 3:45 pm. Adult Religious Education begins at 3 pm. What do people wear to the services? Casual dress is appropriate. Children should come in play clothes. There is no formal dress code. Is your building handicapped accessible? For adults, yes. Services and Adult Religious Education is on one level without steps. Children’s Religious Education is held downstairs. There is no elevator.

Where does BHUUF meet?
We meet at 2201 3rd St, Rapid City, SD 57701. We rent space from South Park United Church of Christ. 

What time does the service start?
The service starts at 4 pm. Plan to arrive by 3:45 pm. Adult Religious Education begins at 3 pm.

What do people wear to the services?
Casual dress is appropriate. Children should come in play clothes. There is no formal dress code.

Is your building handicapped accessible?
For adults, yes. Services and Adult Religious Education is on one level without steps. Children’s Religious Education is held downstairs. There is no elevator.

What can I expect at services?   We have two service formats, a “formal” service which is more structured and in which our choir participates and where discussion occurs only if time permits, and a “discussion” service which has few of the formal service rituals and a topic is presented followed by a facilitated discussion. Will I have an opportunity to get to know people when I visit?  Yes. We gather for coffee, snacks, and conversation after our service and hope you will stay so we can  get to know you. Are visitors welcome to all the services? Yes, visitors are always welcome, not only to our services, but to all the activities we sponsor. How big is the congregation? We are a church with about 30 members and another 20 friends and enjoy the intimacy that only a small congregation can provide.   I'm LGBTQ. I’m not white. Will I be welcome? We welcome people of all walks of life, of all races and ethnicities, and of all sexual orientations. In short, we embrace diversity.

What can I expect at services?  
We have two service formats, a “formal” service which is more structured and in which our choir participates and where discussion occurs only if time permits, and a “discussion” service which has few of the formal service rituals and a topic is presented followed by a facilitated discussion.

Will I have an opportunity to get to know people when I visit? 
Yes. We gather for coffee, snacks, and conversation after our service and hope you will stay so we can  get to know you.

Are visitors welcome to all the services?
Yes, visitors are always welcome, not only to our services, but to all the activities we sponsor.

How big is the congregation?
We are a church with about 30 members and another 20 friends and enjoy the intimacy that only a small congregation can provide. 

 I'm LGBTQ. I’m not white. Will I be welcome?
We welcome people of all walks of life, of all races and ethnicities, and of all sexual orientations. In short, we embrace diversity.

If I want to become involved with your congregation, what do I have to believe?  We base our faith on our Seven Principles which we agree to affirm and promote. We believe we have a duty to live our lives with integrity. The question is "What must we all do, working together, to make this present world a better place?" I'm an atheist. Will I find other like-minded people in your congregation? Yes. We welcome people of all beliefs and those with no beliefs. We have a number of secular humanists, agnostics, and atheists in our congregation.  Is your congregation involved in any charitable work? Our congregation is committed to social justice and is involved in various activities in our community. We are generally over represented based on the size of our Fellowship.

If I want to become involved with your congregation, what do I have to believe? 
We base our faith on our Seven Principles which we agree to affirm and promote. We believe we have a duty to live our lives with integrity. The question is "What must we all do, working together, to make this present world a better place?"

I'm an atheist. Will I find other like-minded people in your congregation?
Yes. We welcome people of all beliefs and those with no beliefs. We have a number of secular humanists, agnostics, and atheists in our congregation.

 Is your congregation involved in any charitable work?
Our congregation is committed to social justice and is involved in various activities in our community. We are generally over represented based on the size of our Fellowship.


Is there Sunday school for adults? Adult Religious Education is held from 3 pm to 4 pm. Topics generally relate to social justice issues

Is there Sunday school for adults?
Adult Religious Education is held from 3 pm to 4 pm. Topics generally relate to social justice issues

Is there a program for children? We have Children’s Religious Education for preschool and middle school children. Currently up to 8 children attend. Lessons are taught by members on a rotating basis.  Kids attend the first part of the adult service and then are sung away to their own program. Our curriculum is based on programs developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association. A typical class could involve a shared story, creative craft, outdoor game, or even putting on a play!  What do you teach your children about religion? Through our Religious Education program, we guide our children and help them face the dilemmas and choices of their everyday lives. We teach them about all the great faiths of the world, about social justice, about the wonder of the natural world and our responsibility to it.    What about younger children?  Child care is available for younger children.

Is there a program for children?
We have Children’s Religious Education for preschool and middle school children. Currently up to 8 children attend. Lessons are taught by members on a rotating basis.  Kids attend the first part of the adult service and then are sung away to their own program. Our curriculum is based on programs developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association. A typical class could involve a shared story, creative craft, outdoor game, or even putting on a play! 

What do you teach your children about religion?
Through our Religious Education program, we guide our children and help them face the dilemmas and choices of their everyday lives. We teach them about all the great faiths of the world, about social justice, about the wonder of the natural world and our responsibility to it.   

What about younger children? 
Child care is available for younger children.

What if I have questions about BHUUF? Call 605-716-5166 to speak with a member of the Fellowship. If no answer, leave a message. You will usually receive a call back within the day. For email, please go to Homepage and click on Contact.

What if I have questions about BHUUF?
Call 605-716-5166 to speak with a member of the Fellowship. If no answer, leave a message. You will usually receive a call back within the day. For email, please go to Homepage and click on Contact.