History & Vision

Since 1963, UGM’s Lamplighters—men and women passionate about serving the homeless—have assisted Union Gospel Mission to meet the needs of the homeless and tell the story of our ministry! Every third Friday of the month, church delegates meet for fellowship at various church locations throughout the city and surrounding area, then return to their own churches to advocate for Union Gospel Mission and the people we serve. They also bring a special “love gift” when they come—canned foods, personal care items and more. The love gift changes monthly. Common items include: diapers and pull-ups sizes 3-6, bleach, dish soap, deodorant, socks, underwear, hygiene items.

 For six decades, the Lamplighters auxiliary has raised money for kitchen supplies, equipment, repairs, and renovations … even a new piano for our chapel! Recently, the group raised funds to purchase a dishwasher for the kitchen! Currently, the Lamplighters are raising money to provide LED lighting throughout the Mission—an improvement that will reduce our electrical costs for years to come!  


February 17 from 2-4pm
Hilltop United Methodist ChurchSioux Falls, SD

March 17 from 2-4pm
Asbury United Methodist Church – Sioux Falls, SD

April 21 from 2-4pm
2nd Reformed Church – Lennox, SD

May 19 from 2-4pm
Lennox Ebenezer Presbyterian Church – Lennox, SD

June 16 from 2-4pm
Chancellor Reformed Church – Chancellor, SD

July & August (no meeting)

September 15 from 2-4pm
Grandvalley Lutheran Church – Canton, SD

October 20 from 2-4pm
1st Baptist Luverne – Luverne, MN

November 17 from 2-4pm
Faith Temple – Sioux Falls, SD

December from 2-4pm
Union Gospel Mission Sioux Falls Men’s Center – Sioux Falls, SD

Would you like to join this group? We need you!

For more information or to sign up, contact Kathy Oleson at or 605-929-5314.

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