Skywatch Friday – Sioux Valley Baptist Church

Sioux Valley Baptist Church, established. 1889

I’ve been traveling again, and I apologize for not being as active as I would like to be. I went up to South Dakota for a family reunion. It’s been four years since my last visit, so I had some catching up to do with a lot of people.

The church above was built on land donated by my great great grandfather way back when in 1889. It was a church for Danish immigrants who settled in southeast South Dakota. The second Sunday in August is the Reunion Sunday service where the little church is packed with family. Afterwards there is a picnic in town. This has been going on for decades. It is always nice to see people.

I’m linking with Skywatch Friday

17 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Sioux Valley Baptist Church

  1. Lisa

    A cute little church. Sounds like a very old-fashioned sort of community, with the picnic in town. Like I see in movies!

  2. Eileen

    Beautiful church! I love your sister’s photo from the Tetons, one of my favorite parks.
    Enjoy your trip and family reunion. Take care, have a great day and happy weekend!

  3. Alana

    I love the older country churches. I don’t take enough pictures of them. Your family ties to the church make this photo even more special. It’s a wonderful thing to have an annual family reunion, even if you can’t always make it – let’s hope no more pandemics in our lifetimes.

  4. Sallie

    It’s wonderful they’ve kept that tradition going for so long — that’s quite rare most places I think. The church reminds me of “Little House on the PraIrie” somehow — story-book perf ect.

  5. Eileen Thai

    You’ve been busy! Thanks for hosting Skywatch Friday. I enjoy it. Amazing history of this church, and you’re lucky to still have reunions after all these years.

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