It’s that time of year again! Every year we invite Pastors, Priests and ministry leaders the State Capitol for a day of networking and inspiration.
Bus transportation is available from Rapid City and Sioux Falls.
The day starts at 9:00am (CST) in the Capitol rotunda with a light breakfast and coffee, then a brief presentation. We update everyone on the recent happenings at the capitol, introduce them to our family-value allies, and give them an explanation on the layout of the building.
After the presentation everyone is free to explore the capitol, pray with their elected leaders, or take a tour led by FHA Interns (or do all three!). After a picture on the capitol steps, everyone leaves the capitol and goes to Community Bible Church in Pierre for lunch.
This year our keynote speaker is Kenyn Cureton, Family Research Council’s Vice President for Church Ministries! Kenyn will share his heart as to why we as Christians are called to influence every aspect of our culture with Christ’s morals. Then at 2:30, we explain the many resources we have brought with us on the resource table, and you’re off! Home in time for supper.
When: February 6, 9am to 2:30pm
Where: Capitol Rotunda
Who: Pastors, Priests & Para-Church Ministry Leaders.
New for 2018: Every attendee is welcomed to invite a youth member from their church to shadow them for the day! Take a young person with you who you believe will appreciate a hands-on experience at the Capitol!
FHA Action’s legislative preview tour began January 12 in Rapid City where 140 came out to eat chili and listen to an overview of the issues facing South Dakota’s 91st Legislative Session. Thanks to all who made chili. The chili went over well and it was a huge boost to FHA financially! Also, at the Rapid City event, we were honored to have our Mayor, Steve Allender, in attendance and on the stage for a quick “State of the City” address.
The FHA Action team left Rapid City for an evening dessert reception in Mitchell. We had 20 in attendance at that event.
From there, our hearty travelers moved on to Sioux Falls for a luncheon there on January 13. In Sioux Falls, the team found 60 in attendance.
As always, Dale and Norman (our lobbying “A” team) did a great job, enthusiastically lining out some of the many issues we face as the 2016 legislative session gets underway in Pierre.
Thanks to Craig Ericks, Amy Wagner, and our newest staff member, Ed Randazzo who joined the travelers on their journey. Many of the pictures of this event came from Ed’s camera. Thanks for that Ed. We so appreciate our host churches: RC – Bethel Assembly of God; Mitchell – Mitchell Wesleyan Church; and SF – Church at the Gate. We so value the partnerships we have with so many amazing congregations across the state. Also, thanks to our volunteers, our interns, and Amy Willson and LaVonne Fosness who always keep these projects on track.