Churches in Butte and Meade counties will hold a variety of holiday schedules with opportunities to be involved in the church of one's choice. Many churches will have a regular Sunday morning service on Christmas morning and several have children's Christmas programs scheduled as well and candlelight Christmas Eve services. The schedule below is designated according to each city.

Belle Fourche Services:

Belle Fourche Wesleyan, 605 Day Street, Pete Bonnichsen, pastor. Please call 723-4364 for more information on their schedule.

Belle Fourche Open Bible Church will have Christmas Day services at 10 a.m. with music specials in lieu of a message. No Christmas Eve service.

Black Hills Gospel Assembly, ½ miles east on Hwy 34, Kenny Riley, pastor. Please call 723-6149 or 892-3558 for details.

Christian Life Center will hold CLC Fellowship on December 18 at 6 p.m. as well as a regular Sunday Service on Christmas day at 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve candlelight services will be held at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1105 Todd St., Danny Oaks, bishop, will have regular services. Call 892-3700 for information.

Emmanuel Baptist (SBC), 902 Lawrence St., Andy Anderson, pastor. There will be a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. For more information on services call 723-6899 or log on to

First Baptist Church of Belle Fourche will have several special services. "We are indeed having a Christmas Program at First Baptist," said Pastor Tim Smith. "Come and join us." The church is located at 807 8th Avenue. Their holiday schedule begins on December 18th at 10:30 a.m. with Signs of Christmas for youth grades 1-12 and an adult choir.

First Congregational UCC at 717 Jackson St., Del Neumeister, pastor, will have Christmas Eve service at the St. Onge UCC at 4 p.m., worship service on Christmas Day at 9 a.m. In Belle Fourche the Christmas Eve service will be at 5:30 p.m. Worship on Sunday, Christmas Day will be at 10:30 a.m.

St. James Episcopal will have regular services. Located at 6th and Roundup, Rev. Evelyn Weaver, Rev. Sandy Williams, Rev. Mike Weaver. Call 892-2446 for more information.

St. James Lutheran Church at 1100 Stanley, Jeff Otterman, pastor, will have Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday Christmas Day service at 10:15 a.m.

United Methodist church will have Candlelight Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with Christmas Day services at 10:30 a.m.

Newell/Vale/Nisland area services:Dakota Life Christian Center will have Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. No services on Christmas day. For more information call Pastor Terri Dutton-Blanchett at 456-3426.


Newell Evangelical Church will present a Christmas Cantata at 7 p.m. on December 18 with Christmas Eve candlelight services at 7 p.m. Christmas day will be regular services worship at 9:30, Sunday School, bible study, and coffee fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Call Pastor Tom Martin at 456-1770 or 456-2900 for details.

First Lutheran of Newell will have a 4 p.m. Christmas Eve service and no services on Christmas Day. Contact Pat Lee at 456-2615 or Susan Gerkin at 257-2217.

Newell Christian Fellowship will have a Sunday school program at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18. Saturday Christmas Eve Service 4:00 p.m. with no Sunday School on Christmas Day. Sunday Christmas Communion Service 10:30 a.m. Call Pastor Sean Carney at 456-2544 for more details or log on to the website at

Newell Community Baptist Church will have regular Christmas Day services. Call Dan or Kathy Rhoden at 456-2441 for details.

Nisland Independent Church has candlelight Christmas Eve services at 7 p.m. on Saturday with Christmas Day church at 10:45 a.m. Call Pastor Doug at 257-2356 for details or log on to the website at The ladies aide Christmas party will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the home of Faith Shuck. The Awana and Sunday school program will be on Dec. 14.

Prairie Home, Maurine, will have Christmas program at 2 p.m. Dec. 11. Christmas Day events include Sunday school at l0 a.m. and church service at 11 a.m. Call Pastor Roger Monson at 456-1081.

St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church will have services on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. Call 720-3579 for more details.

Vale Church is having a cookie exchange on Dec. 14. Everyone is encouraged to bring six dozen cookies -- four for the exchange and two for military boxes that they are putting together. Christmas Eve services will be at 4 p.m. Call Pastor Darla Dunn at 210-0512 for more information.

Sturgis area services:Believers Fellowship: All regular Christmas services/ Christmas program on December 18, 7 p.m. Call Pastor John Williamson for details.


Black Hills Friends: (Unprogrammed Quaker Worship Group) Please call Will Adams or Tom Shannon at 255-4232 for details. Ft. Meade, SD.

Blessed Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) is located at 2942 Pine Tree Trail, Pastor Aaron Pingel. Please call 423-5870 pr 206-0471 for service details.

Christian Family (Crossroads) Assembly: FAMILY stands for Friendly Environment; Affirming care; Motivational Services, Inspirational leadership; Loving compassion; You are important attitude. Located at 1201 Cedar Street, Pastor Gerald Meadows, Jr. Call 720-2305 for worship details.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 2400 Baldwin St. Please call 347-4218 for details of worship services.

First Baptist Church (SBC) located at 1942 Davenport. Please call 347-3327 for details on services.

First Presbyterian Church of Sturgis, SD located at 1319 Junction Avenue will hold two Christmas Eve services. At 5:30p.m. will be the traditional candlelighting service featuring the Chapel Handbell Choir. At 7:30p.m. will be a service of hymns, a celebration of the Lord's Supper, and candlelighting. The Reverend Denzel Nonhof will officiate at both services. No services are planned for Christmas Day.

Foothills Community Church, 3501 Avalanche Rd. Call Pastor Brian Carpenter at 347-8356 for details on services.

Gathering of Yahushua is located at 13194 Alkali Rd. Please call 423-9912 for more information on services.

Grace Lutheran Church at 1061 Baldwin St. with Pastor Lloyd Lemke officiating will have

4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and

9:00 p.m. Christmas Day Service.

St. Francis of Assisi, 1049 Howard with Father Arnold Kari officiating. Please call 720-3579 for more information.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church with Rev. Kay Jennings is located at 1222 Junction Avenue. Please call 347-5683 for service times.

Sturgis Christian Church at 1050 Howard Street with John Tesnow, Minister. Please call 720-8620 for more details of service times.

Sturgis Church of Christ is located at 201 Old Stone Road. Josh Floyd, Minister. Please call 347-2560 or John at 206-0422 or 347-5518 for details.

Sturgis First United Methodist Church is located at 1755 Ball park Road and will have Christmas Eve Service t 5 p.m. with Christmas Day Service at 10:30 a.m. Call Jessie Glodt, Administrative Assistant for details at 720-5578.

Sturgis First Wesleyan church will have a December 18, Christmas program with Christmas Eve Candlelight and Christmas Day services. Call 720-5448 for details. The church is located at 1638 Junction Avenue, Pastor Dan Ziebarth.

Sturgis Open Bible located at 2121 Colorado Dr, Dr. Ralph Vencill, pastor, "We will be having a Christmas eve candlelight service staring December 24 from 6-7," said Vencill. "On Christmas day, we will have a 1 hour long service from 10-11 am."

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2105 Baldwin St., Pastor Lloyd Lemke officiating will have services Saturday night at 5:30 with Christmas Day services at 10:45. Please call 347-5376 for details or visit the website at


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