South Maple UMC is proud to be in partnership with the following agencies and schools:



South Maple UMC is a host site for Life Inc classes, providing space for meals, classes, and a food pantry in the winter quarter.  To learn more about LOVE INC and their programs, visit



South Maple is a sponsor church for South Middle School, and South Park Elementary.  We are excited to be launching a clothing and shoe closet for children and youth in need, part of our ministry called “Sole Purpose.”  To learn more about “Sole Purpose,” please contact our Sheila Paulus at



In January 2018, we’re launching our after-school faith based program for students in grades 6th-8th.  For more information about this program, and to have your child placed on the pre-enrollment list, please email us at



South Maple has been a host site to area Boy Scout Troops for over two decades.  Currently, we provide sponsorship and meeting space for Troop 1187, and Cub Scout 74.  We are exciting that Cub Scout Tropp 74 will be working on our Little Free Pantry, soon to be placed outside our church in 2018!


Emerge is a young adult ministry that meets Sunday evenings at the Hay Camp Brewery in downtown Rapid City from 6:00pm- 7:30pm.  While it attracts many “young” adults, people of all ages are welcome! This ministry focuses on social justice issues, and works to build Christ-filled relationships with those who may feel uncomfortable in an ordinary church setting.  Emerge is a ministry coordinated through Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, and led by Brett Roes. For more information, check out the Emerge Facebook here. 


We are excited to announce that South Maple will be hosting Painted Prayer Workshop sessions soon!  Click here to learn more about Painted Prayers and their upcoming projects.  Workshop dates will be announced soon!