102 E. 2nd, Hartford, SD 57033, US

(605) 528-3822 | humc@unitelsd.com

What's New?


We are working on a new Church directory!  If you would like to be included in this directory, please use the following link to sign up for a photography session on February 7th or 8th.


 In this series, we are talking through some of the Tough Topics in our world today.  We hope you can join us for an honest look at what the Bible has to say on the Tough Topics like: Gun Control, Immigration, Abortion, Climate Change, and Human Sexuality. 


Wednesday "Live Out Loud" (LOL) starts with a meal at 6:00 pm, followed by a worship services geared towards children/youth at 6:30 pm.  Around 7:00 pm, we move into our learning centers for students of all ages!

If you are new to the Hartford area or do not have a church home, we would love to have you be a part of the Body of Christ here at Hartford United Methodist Church!  We strive to love God and Neighbor, taking the hope of Jesus Christ into the world.  


About Us


We use God's inspired Word as the foundation for our faith and the inspiration for our daily lives. It is our desire to put those teachings into practice at home and at work. 


When Jesus was asked which commandment was the most important he said loving God and loving neighbor.  This is the foundation of all of our ministries.  


Pastor Seth LaBounty joined the Hartford community in July of 2019.  He first became a pastor in the United Methodist Church in 2015, and has served congregations in Wisconsin and South Dakota.

what is our mission?

Our mission as Hartford United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, and teaching.  As a local expression of the global United Methodist denomination, our mission also includes making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Worship Schedule



5:30 p.m. Saturdays - Informal Worship

9:30 a.m. Sundays - Worship

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays - Children/Youth Worship 

Christian Education



10:45 a.m. Sundays - Sunday School for all ages

7:00 p.m. Wednesdays - Learning Centers for all ages 

            (Including Jr. & Sr. High Youth Groups)

The United Methodist Church


A Global Denomination

Hartford United Methodist Church is a part of the global Christian denomination known as the United Methodist Church.  We are also part of a network of United Methodist Churches throughout North and South Dakota known as the Dakotas Conference.

Mission Statement

The mission statement of the United Methodist Church is: "To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."  As a local expression of the United Methodist Church, Hartford UMC is committed to this mission as well.

For more information

To learn more about the United Methodist Church, feel free to contact us or visit www.umc.org.  To learn more about the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church, please visit www.dakotasumc.org.