Connecting activities are opportunities to connect through common interests, activities, age and season of life.
Connecting activities bring people together to enjoy a common interest and build friendships. The intent is to encourage relationships by getting Rimrockers (and others) together to enjoy a common interest. It is a casual way to connect to the body of Christ through an activity you enjoy. A simple concept with wonderful impact on lives. These are opportunities to connect beyond bible studies and beyond church.
In the Fall and Winter Months we offer the following:
Ascension Young Adults -age 18-25 meets Thursdays at 7 pm from Fall to Spring at the Exchange for Bible study & discussion. Summer gatherings will happen about once a month.
Contact Drew Meyer
30s More or Less: meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4 pm at the Exchange, during the Fall, Winter and Spring months. This group meets from September through May. Contact Josh Nebelsick
Preschool Story Hour: Moms are invited to bring their preschool age kids for story time! We will offer a story, crafts, snacks and fun for the little ones while moms enjoys coffee and conversation with others. @ 9:30 am at The Exchange, during the school year, 2nd & 4th Tuesday mornings of the month. We meet from Fall to Spring.
Men's Eternal Investments: coffee, bagels, and great teaching. Held on Wednesdays at 7AM at the Exchange.
Prayer Shawl Ministry:
Shawls are lovingly handmade (knit, crochet or woven) out of soft yarn, prayed over by those who make it then wrapped around someone who needs comfort. They offer a vehicle through which hurting people can feel the loving arms of Jesus. Join Donna Wilkening & friends at the Exchange monthly. Contact Donna with any questions at (605) 391-5838. We the 1st Thursday of each month (September - May), 1pm at the Exchange.
Click here to sign up for various Connecting Activities.
If you have a Connecting Activity of interest you want to invite others to, call Pastor Mike or Email
Come take a monthly hike during the Spring, Summer, and Fall (5-7 miles; 3-6 hours) that, sometimes, concludes at a great place to eat. A chance to exercise, experience the Hills, and hang out with friends (old or new). The hikes are after the second service.
The following hikes are in the planning stages:
- June 9th, Botany Canyon
- July 14, Sturgis City Dams
- August 11th, Little Elk Creek
To get on the email list so you hear about the latest plans, send a note to
Head a little deeper into the Hills on single track trails and enjoy a little challenge along with the beauty of it all. The plan is to ride a different trail each week during the summer, Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm. There is also opportunities to bike the Mickelson Trail.
For more information, contact Terry Nordine at 391-7345 or Dale Besler at 390-3331.
Rides are planned during the Spring, Summer and Fall months.
Join in on the fun of decorating the church for various seasons and holidays. If you have a passion for bulletin boards, flower arrangements, displays, centerpieces, etc. contact the church.
The Emptynester (70's +) group reflects it's name; most in the group have empty nests; the kids are grown and gone. This group enjoys socializing together through potlucks, game nights and lunches around the Hills. Many attend Bible studies together. Whatever they are doing, it is more fun doing it together- so please join in with them!