You Are Welcome Here!

"You Are Welcome Here!"  It's so much more than a denominational's our South Dakotan way of life.  Within the Belle Fourche & St Onge UCC Yoked Parish, we practice the extravagant welcome of Jesus Christ every day.  Join us for Sunday worship, bible study, youth programing, choir and more.  We still meet weekly in-person for worship and bible study.  Services are available on Facebook and YouTube  most weeks by the following Monday).

Drop by the church office during the week and say, "Hello" to our pastor, Chuck Aurand.  I would love to hear the story of how God is working in your life!

Pastor Chuck Aurand

Rev. Chuck Aurand

I'm blessed to be serving this parish.

I grew up in the mountains of northern Arizona where the wintertime snow runs deep and the summers bring out the rich pine scents of the ponderosa forests under deep blue skies.  Living with my wife and partner, Patti, we are at home here in Butte County.  Indeed, my wife was born and raised in Belle Fourche.  Most of all we love sharing with others during concerts and plays, or while we walk in the recreation center.

I attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where I earned a degree in Religious Studies with an extended minor in Judaic Studies.  My Master of Divinity degree was awarded by the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  During my work in the church, it became necessary for me to learn more about technology, so I earned an Associates degree in Computer Networking from the North Iowa Area Community College.

We live with our two cats, serving God under this big blue sky.

Rev. Chuck Aurand

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