One Big Family
Winner United Methodist Church has been in the community of Winner, South Dakota, for over 100 years. It is a church with a long history and tradition. The slogan “Open doors, open hearts, open minds” is one embodied by the United Methodist Church as a worldwide denomination. It is in this spirit that Winner United Methodist Church embraces our role in continuing to take every opportunity to share Jesus’ love with all! It is one thing to welcome folks into our church on a Sunday morning to join us for worship, but it is another to go that step further to serve those who are technically not a member or even ‘a part of us’.
If you are still curious about us, let me share a story... An elderly woman recently passed away and the family asked if it would be okay to have the ceremony at our church. She had lived with her son out in the country for many years and they were admittedly ‘not church people’. We met and planned the service with her three children and our church held the funeral. The next week the eldest son came to church. He sat in the back row. He continued to come for the next few weeks. After about a month, one Sunday he asked for a minute of my time. He asked if he could be baptized. This man in his seventies, who never came to church much, has found faith in God through his mother’s funeral. This is why we are a church with open doors, open hearts, and open minds. If you would like to be a part of this kind of a church, we hope you will join us on Sunday to worship and praise God!