Hilltop is Mission Minded
Hilltop is combining forces with Sioux Falls area UM Churches to maximize our efforts to provide a new pair of shoes for Sioux Falls children in Kindergarten through 5th grade in time for the start of school in September. On a Saturday in August volunteers will meet the children, wash their feet and fit them with a pair of shoes and socks so they are ready for the first day of school.
Hilltop serves meals, supper and breakfast. Typically we serve in the summer at the West Banquet site and in the fall at the downtown Banquet. Our youth, with assistance from some of our adults, also serve breakfast twice a year.
A group of 20 volunteers is needed to serve breakfast, while 35-40 volunteers are typically needed to serve an evening meal. During the evening meal, The Banquet typically serves approximately 350-450 people.
Hilltop looks forward to continuing to serve and support the important work the Banquet is doing in Sioux Falls. Our volunteers served dinner at the Banquet west site Tuesday, June 4 and will serve at the downtown site Thursday, November 14. To learn more about this ministry, visit The Banquet site.
Hilltop UMC is proud to be one of several United Methodist Churches in the Sioux Falls area to provide a Sunday evening meal for persons in the community who might not otherwise have that meal.
The absence of a Sunday evening meal at The Banquet leaves many people without food until Monday. Every seven weeks a meal is prepared in the Hilltop kitchen to serve approximately 200 people. At 5:00 p.m. the food is loaded into the Nightwatch Canteen Van and distributed in the parking lot at First UM Church. Later it is moved to the parking lot at Raven Industries where the remainder of meals are handed out.