Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow!! 

from “Great is Thy Faithfulness” ~ Thomas Chisholm

Dear members and friends of the UCC,

What wonderful things God has helped us do during these Covid times. Even in uncertainty, we have shown amazing strength for today by finding ways to stay together even as we have been apart.  We have been able to share so many of our wonderful services and programs virtually (worship, LAF, choir, bible and adult study, confirmation, vacation bible school, pastoral care and so many others!!).  What a great reminder that no matter the circumstance, God is faithful!  Each challenge that we face, God gives us the strength to carry on.  And even now, as we slowly start to reopen, we begin to see our bright hope for tomorrow. We must never, ever give up hope for what is to come.

As our church leadership looks at plans for 2022, we must move forward in faith and trust for the upcoming year. Even though things may still look a little different for a while yet, it is vital to continue all our important relationships and programs. To do this we need your continued help. 

Please remember that last year we presented a streamlined budget with no pledge increase.  With great optimism we are trying to return to our pre-pandemic growth. So, for 2022, we are asking for a pledged total of $289,855 toward a total budget of $327,155. A 7% increase.  Please click to view the budget.

You can make this pledge by emailing; or call us at (605) 624.3120 by Sunday, October 31, 2021. Automatic withdrawal and PayPal are also available to make giving more convenient.  Please contact Joanne Ustad at to confirm an automatic withdrawal or online payments, and for forms and questions on giving.

We hope and pray that you and those whom you love are healthy and happy wherever you are.

Donation options: If you are interested in making a pledge payment or a gift to our church here are three ways that would work:

  1. We have a PayPal account that can be accessed here.
    Please note PayPal charges a 3% processing fee for each transaction.
  2. You may send a check via the mail. The church address is
    226 East Main, Vermillion, SD 57069
  3. You can use automatic withdrawal form. Send an email to Joanne ( requesting one. You can fill it out and scan and send back, drop it off in the church mailbox or drop it off at First Bank and Trust.

Peace and Blessing