New Song Archives

Veldhuisen Taking Study Leave

Veldhuisen Taking Study Leave

Notice of Study Leave The Presbytery’s Personnel Team, and with the support of Administration and Coordination, Kevin Veldhuisen has been granted a 3 month study leave which will begin March 5 and run through May 31.  During this time he will not be accessible in...

read more
2020 Matching Gifts Campaign Launched

2020 Matching Gifts Campaign Launched

2020 Matching Gifts Campaign The Presbytery will again provide a Matching Gifts Campaign to help support 4 critical ministries within South Dakota, with a total budget of $20,000 dedicated for matching individual gifts.  The presbytery will match up to $500 per...

read more
Church Development Grants

Church Development Grants

Grants for New Ministries Within Your Congregation The Church Development Fund has been established by the Presbytery of South Dakota to expand congregational ministry by supporting innovative ministry initiatives at the congregational level. The use of these funds...

read more
Meet Brian Jones

Meet Brian Jones

1. Tell us about yourself and your ministry setting. Miller is a town of about 1500, and is county seat in a county with twice that population.  First Presbyterian Church was the first church in Hand County, and was established in 1882.  We have just under 200...

read more
Meet Bob Jacobs

Meet Bob Jacobs

1. Tell us about yourself and your ministry setting. My family and I moved to South Dakota from Raleigh, North Carolina in 2007. We were praying for a calling in which we would be within a day’s drive of my aging parents in Minnesota. But we also knew, from living...

read more
Becoming the Voice of Yes

Becoming the Voice of Yes

By Kevin Velduisen  As clerks of session you may often be forced into the role as "gate keeper", but that goes against the historical role of clerk.  The primary role of a clerk is to record a congregation's history, not to dictate its future.  For this reason, it is...

read more
POSD lends a helping hand

POSD lends a helping hand

Presbyterians helping each other Last year the Presbytery of South Dakota assisted the Raymond church in refurbishing its building. Thirty volunteers from around the Presbytery worked at the church to make needed repairs. If your congregation would like to be part of...

read more
Pioneer & Rimrock Traveling Day Camp

Pioneer & Rimrock Traveling Day Camp

  By Louise Van Poll Pioneer & Rimrock Traveling Day Camp (TDC) is a two day unique blend of outdoor ministries and congregational ministry. It is a joint effort between the camp and the congregation. TDC is designed for children who have completed grades K...

read more
Its Time for Youth Rally

Its Time for Youth Rally

By Louise Van Poll “A Call to have a Servant’s Heart” is the theme for this year‘s Youth Rally and the members of the Presbyterian Youth Council have picked Jer. 17:10 as the theme scripture: "But I, the Lord, search all hearts. I give all people their rewards...

read more
Winter Weather: Are You Prepared?

Winter Weather: Are You Prepared?

Let’s Get Ready for Winter Weather Parts of the Nation are already experiencing some winter-like weather and realizing winter will be here soon. Before the winter season arrives, get ready with some tips to prepare for extreme cold, snow, and ice. Share these tips...

read more
Human Trafficking: The Hidden Crime

Human Trafficking: The Hidden Crime

Human Trafficking: The Hidden Crime Human trafficking is a hidden crime, and it can happen in any community. Join FEMA January 21 for a webinar featuring a subject matter expert from the Homeland Security Investigations Component of the Department of Homeland...

read more

Have a Story to Share?

We’re here to help tell stories of the Spirit’s movement and God’s faithfulness in our South Dakota churches and neighborhoods. If you would like to write an article or be interviewed for New Song, please don’t hesitate to reach out.