Hey there! I am super excited to welcome you to Canyon Lake United Methodist Church! We often refer to Canyon Lake United Methodist Church as CLUMC. We are a bit biased, but CLUMC is an awesome place. If you're looking for a church home, please know we would be honored to be your church home! We have two uniquely gifted pastors and a wonderful team of staff and servants who make CLUMC a fun place to worship, grow, and serve. Welcome!
PARKING AND MAIN DOOR: There is parking both above and below the church. The main parking lot is on top and that will get you closest to the main doors which are marked by the word "Sanctuary." Wheelchair accessible parking is available.
WHAT'S FOR KIDS? Kids are welcome in worship all the time and anytime! Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, we do not currently offer childcare during the in-person service. But know that their wiggles are okay with us! For Pre-K through 5th grade, there is also a children's church option. After children's time, they can go with Miss Erin, our Children's Ministry Coordinator, for a devotion time of their own.
Children's time is offered at all Sunday services. At each service, Erin offers a special message just for kids. It's always themed to match the pastor's message that day - but in a way that kids can relate to!
Children's Church is available at the Contemporary Service. Following the Children's Time, Erin and a helper will lead the kids toward the picnic tables for fun and learning. Kids will be brought back after the message. Your kids can stay in worship or head with Erin. The choice is yours.
Sunday School is offered during the school year for children and adults of all ages. Learn more.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS? Any way you want! Some come in shorts and jeans or dresses or causal pants and others in more formal attire. Whatever makes you comfortable - we're okay with that. You'll most often see our pastors in jeans.
WHERE DO I GO FOR OUTDOOR WORSHIP? When you come on campus, drive up to the top parking lot. You'll be met by a greeter who will ask if you want to stay in your car or sit in the shady grassy area. If you decide to stay in your car, they'll direct you to a parking spot close enough for you to see and hear everything. If you want to sit in the grass, they'll show you where to go. Feel free to bring some blankets or chairs to get a bit more comfortable!
DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK? Part of our job as Christians is provide deep care for all of those in our midst. With this in mind, we're asking that folks wear masks for in-person gatherings. However, we understand that some people simply can't or don't feel comfortable wearing masks. If that's you - know that we still so want you to worship with us. If you'd like to worship in-person, please still come! We'll get you a parking spot in your car where you can see and hear everything (and even honk your horn as an amen!). Otherwise, feel free to join us live online for our early service.
WHAT'S THE NEWER BIG BUILDING? That's the Christian Life Center (CLC). The Middle School and High School youth have their spaces in that building along with a kitchen, gym, showers, fellowship space, a few classrooms, and a chapel.
NEXT STEPS? If you've decided that CLUMC is your church (yeah!) or want to learn more, you'll want to attend our discipleship pathway. These are offered on Sundays between services. They last 10 weeks each and are offered in the fall and winter. Learn more here.
3500 Canyon Lake Dr. Rapid City, SD 57702
Church Office: 605-348-1080