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new sunday worship service time is at 10 a.m. starting august 2022

Service Times

Sunday worship

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday school

11:15 am - 11:45 am    Pre-K thru 12th
11:15 am - 11:45 am  Circle of Friends
6 pm-7 pm Confirmation (7th-12th grades)

Other studies vary seasonally in timing and location. Please ask for more information!

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Open Heart UMC
202 E Indiana St, Rapid City, SD, 57701
605-343-1813
Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Please do call ahead if you need to see someone or need access another time.
We offer some flexibility to our staff.
Masks are not necessary, but a personal choice welcomed here.

Get INvolved

From joining or starting a small group study to volunteering to help with our children's and youth programs, helping our Circle of Friends make muffins and pasties, volunteering to help with Feeding South Dakota or with Solar Ovens Partners, or even offering your gifts during services: whether it be by singing, reading scripture, or helping as an usher, there are many ways you can get involved, find friendship and community, and love with the heart of Jesus at Open Heart!

Our impact

For over 60 years, Open Heart UMC (formerly South Maple United Methodist Church) has impacted thousands of members in the Rapid City community and beyond. That impact comes through serving meals at the Cornerstone Rescue Mission, working on international mission projects through the United Methodist Committee on Relief,  and  encouraging young people to grow in faith through children's and youth programming. The people of Open Heart hear the call to serve as Christ asks: with non-judgement and open-hearted compassion.

Our pastor

Pastor Michele Slott, is our full-time pastor as of July 1, 2022... We are still in the process of updating our website, but extend a tremendous thank you to these additional team members, below, who have supported us at Open Heart UMC over the past two years:

  • Pastor Sharla McCaskell, Knollwood Heights UMC, Rapid City, SD
  • Pastor John Britt, Grace UMC, Piedmont, SD
  • Doug Diehl, Retired UMC Clergy
  • Richard Wahlstrom, Certified Lay Minister
  • Rev. Bob Ruedebusch, District Superintendent, Southwest District of the Dakotas Annual Conference
Additional Lay Speakers:
  • Adam Burnison
  • Katie Frooman

Recent Sermons

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