Sioux Falls (SD) Church Dedicates Building

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SIOUX FALLS, SD (December 5, 2003)  – Prairie Hills Covenant Church held  dedication services last Sunday for an 18,000-square foot-facility  situated on a 12-acre site. Northwest Conference Supt. Jim Fretheim  preached at both worship services.

Previous pastors Alan Holte and Norm Barram attended the November 30  event for 280 as guests, said Andrew Burnett, who is co-pastor along  with his wife Dawn. Diana Wymore and Kyle Small were other former staff  ministers at the dedication.

This is the third location for Prairie Hills, originally organized as  First Covenant Church in 1948. The church had recently shared space with  a local Baptist congregation that has bought Prairie Hills’ existing  facility. The new building includes a sanctuary that seats around 300  people and classroom space, along with a fellowship hall and a large  narthex.

“It’s great to see God at work through His people,” said Andrew Burnett.  “Relocating a church is not easy. But our congregation has been  energized by the mission possibilities of a larger facility and more  visible location. And the response we’ve already seen from the community  validates this step of faith.

“People have stepped up in amazing ways, through financial support,  in-kind gifts, and volunteering with enthusiasm for the dozens of tasks  – big and small – required to make this move a reality,” Burnett continued.

Prairie Hills Covenant Church is located on a major highway that will be  used extensively through Sioux Falls, a city of more than 130,000. The  church averages 200 for worship and has used an Alpha outreach program  to better reach the community for Christ in recent months.

For more information on the church, call 605-334-4172. Information about  the church and its recent building program can also be obtained by  visiting

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