Our Partners

Love, INC 


Open Heart UMC is a host site for Life Inc classes, providing space for meals, classes, and a food pantry in the winter quarter from January thorugh March.  To learn more about LOVE INC and their programs, visit


Rapid CIty Area Schools


Open Heart 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.”   In 2018, we launched our after-school faith based program for students in grades 6th-8th.


Boy Scouts of America


Open Heart 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. 



Painted Prayers

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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!