Schedule 2021-22


Sad Isn’t Bad offers a non-denominational community program that is open to all school-age children (K-12) and their parents and caregivers. In each free, four week session, a dinner is shared by all.  Then, professional counselors and social workers lead separate groups for children, adolescents, and adults.  Childcare is provided for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 

All sessions are held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd St., Sioux Falls).  Again, these sessions are free, but registration is required.  Utilize the registration form linked below, or contact Katherine Olson, Executive Director, at or 605.299.2224.

Anyone can refer families to our program. If you are wishing to refer a family to our program, contact Katherine Olson and she will contact the family to share more information.

Future Family Sessions:

Fall 2021 Family Session: Tuesdays October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Register Now)

Winter 2022 Family Session: Tuesdays January 11, 18, 25, and February 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Spring 2022 Family Session: Tuesdays April 5, 12, 19 and 26


Attendees of Sad Isn’t Bad’s previous sessions are invited to attend The Journey.  Held four times a year, the Journey includes dinner, age-appropriate programming and discussion, as well as childcare for the youngest members of the family.  Journey sessions are held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd St., Sioux Falls). These sessions are free for all members of our returning families, but registration is required.  Register for sessions of The Journey by contacting Katherine Olson at or calling us at 605.299.2224.

Future Journey Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 5:30-7 p.m.


Three times a year, Sad Isn’t Bad will host Preview Nights for valued leaders in our community.  This is our chance to showcase our program to trusted referral partners such as counselors, educators, social workers, religious leaders, childcare professionals, funeral directors, and more. These referral partners are invited to share a meal with members of our board as we present an overview of our programming and answer questions.  Preview Nights are held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd St., Sioux Falls). To register for one of these free events, contact Executive Director Katherine Olson at or by calling 605-299.2224.

Future Preview Nights:

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (6-7:15 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (6-7:15 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 (6-7:15 p.m.)