The Little Stone Church has been serving the Sioux Falls community since 1883. We are a congregation with a rich history of community engagement with a historic building and a legacy of service in the Sioux Falls Community.
Since the beginnings of Sioux Falls itself, The Little Stone Church has been caring for its residents. For example, when The Little Stone church was built over 130 years ago, the only fire house bell was located on the west side of the Big Sioux River. In an effort to most efficiently address fires and save lives, Sioux Falls used the bell on our building (the bell is still in our tower today!) as the city’s alarm for fires located on the east side of the river.
Before becoming President of the United States of America, U.S. Senator Theodore Roosevelt visited Sioux Falls by train and traveled the several blocks up 6th street to participate in a service of worship with us.
More recently, the first after-school program in Sioux Falls started in the basement of our church. Our congregation welcomed kids from Whittier Middle School into the church building after school let out and created a safe environment for completing homework and having fun. Thanks to the efforts of The Little Stone Church, there are now flourishing after-school programs throughout the city.
Located in an aging part of the city, The Little Stone Church, like many congregations, has declined over the years. However, thanks to the support of a broader cluster of churches, The Little Stone Church is once again breathing life into the community through its mission and ministry.
Our historic building is structurally sound, but some further work is needed to ensure it stays in tip-top condition. The sanctuary and its entryway have already undergone some renovations, and a colony of bats have been removed from our attic Further renovations are needed in the sanctuary, a couple of windows and doors need replacing, and the accessibility ramp is in need of repair, among other smaller and bigger things.
We appreciate any help you might offer us in these efforts. More information can be found on our GoFundMe page, additionally, donations may be received via our website or Facebook page. Thank you to the many community members who have already contributed to this work!
After more than 130 years of dedicating itself toward serving the Sioux Falls community, you might be tempted to think we are stuck in our traditional ways. Nothing could be further from the truth! We have a big vision for doing Church in ways that are creative (really, you should try us some time) and bringing the Church and God’s love to people where they are.
Thank you for considering helping us to continue our legacy of community service. Because of your generosity, we can do the work God calls us to do. Thank you!