A community known for reaching out to its neighbors, Spearfish is spiritually and socially active.

Spearfish is home to over 30 different houses of worship that represent most major denominations and include numerous independent congregations, each working toward the betterment of the community through faith. Church buildings in the city and area are as varied in their external architecture as are the styles of worship, prayer, and music their parishioners enjoy during religious services.

Traditional to contemporary worship options

Citizens who choose to worship in a church community can find traditional liturgy as well as contemporary, spontaneous worship. Area residents and visitors have ample opportunities to strengthen their faith through worship services, Sunday school, Bible study groups, choir, musical outreach and many other fellowship activities. The local newspaper, the Black Hills Pioneer, maintains a current list of various worship services.

Pastors of local congregations have joined together not only to support each other in their spiritual missions but also to make a difference in the everyday lives of residents and visitors through the Spearfish Ministerial Association. The association sponsors several events each year to raise money for an emergency fund to help local families facing financial difficulties like medical, food, rent or utility bills.

The Ministerial Association plays an instrumental part in staffing and stocking the local food pantry. In addition to assisting local families, the association is also there to offer help to those passing through the community who may need assistance with food, lodging or gas expenses.

Agencies, clubs also serve the community

Churches in Spearfish support other social service agencies in our community. That support provides assistance for victims of domestic violence to help them escape from abuse, as well as for agencies that maintain clothing, supplies and/or staples to assist persons experiencing financial difficulties.

The Spearfish area is served by a wealth of service organizations, striving to unite the residents of Spearfish and provide a higher quality of life, offering a wide variety of activities and involvement for residents. Whether you wish to serve in a community of faith or serve in an organization that supports others, Spearfish has a place for you!