Spaghetti Dinner and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Spaghetti Dinner and Tree Lighting Ceremony

When you are homeless in Sioux Falls, your most immediate worry is where your next meal will come from.  There are several hundred homeless men, women, and children in Sioux Falls.  Most stay in city shelters. Others stay on the street.  One of their key concerns is finding enough food or a hot, nutritious meal to make it through the day.

Join us as we open our doors to anyone who is hungry and in need of a nutritious meal and remember all we are thankful for as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  There will be carols under the tree as it is lit for the holiday season on Minnesota Ave.

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Country Christmas Tea
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Country Christmas Tea

What: A Country Christmas Tea
Where: 
First United Methodist Church - Multi-Purpose Room
When: Saturday, December 2, 2 pm
Cost: $5 Donation – Proceeds over expenses go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Tickets are available on Sunday mornings (Nov 12, 19, & 26) by the Welcome Center.

Why: The Country Christmas Tea will be a time of fellowship, awesome food, and entertainment.  Join us on December 2, 2017, at 2 PM in the Fellowship Hall of FUMC to get yourself in the Christmas Spirit!  Our musical entertainment will be provided by the Klimes and Fode families.  Marcia Klimes is our organist and her husband Ron directs one of our choirs.  Kelby Fode is our Choir and Bell Choir director and his son and daughter-in-law direct the children’s choir.  You will be blessed with their music. 

Hosted by UMW

 

 

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Service of Remembrance
Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

Service of Remembrance

There will be a special Service of Remembrance in the church chapel on Sunday, December 10 at 2 PM.  This service is for those who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one, illness or disability, financial loss, etc. and who need the peace and assurance provided through a special tie with their Lord.  This Service is to strengthen our faith and love in the midst of our worry and grief.  Each family will be asked to light a candle as a way of inviting the light of Jesus Christ to push away the darkness and strengthen them in their  loneliness.  We encourage all to attend and to invite those they know in their family and neighborhood who are facing loss and grief during this Holy Season. 

All are invited.

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Dec
11
3:00 PM15:00

Santa's Village

We are going to re-do the Kidstop annual Christmas store.  This year we are setting it up somewhat like the Santa’s Village/Workshop you might remember from Festival of Trees.  Each child will be “escorted” to the workshop where they can select items to give as gifts to family members.  After they make their selection they will get assistance “wrapping” their gift in a gift bag.  The store will take place on Monday and Tuesday, December 11th and 12th from 3 – 5 pm in the multipurpose room.

Help is needed in two ways:

  1.  Volunteers to escort kids through the workshop or assist with “wrapping”
  2. Donations of new or gently used items that could be gifts for all ages (brothers, sisters, moms, and dads)  Suggested items include stuffed animals, small toys, candles, knick-knacks, jewelry and other accessories, bags, hats, gloves, scarves, journals, puzzles, small household items, etc. We are often short of items appropriate for the dads.  

If you have donations, please leave them in the office marked Lana/Kidstop Store.  If you are available to help at the store, please get a message me.

Thank you!

Mary Uecker

mmuecker@sio.midco.net

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Dec
12
3:00 PM15:00

Santa's Village

We are going to re-do the Kidstop annual Christmas store.  This year we are setting it up somewhat like the Santa’s Village/Workshop you might remember from Festival of Trees.  Each child will be “escorted” to the workshop where they can select items to give as gifts to family members.  After they make their selection they will get assistance “wrapping” their gift in a gift bag.  The store will take place on Monday and Tuesday, December 11th and 12th from 3 – 5 pm in the multipurpose room.

Help is needed in two ways:

  1.  Volunteers to escort kids through the workshop or assist with “wrapping”
  2. Donations of new or gently used items that could be gifts for all ages (brothers, sisters, moms, and dads)  Suggested items include stuffed animals, small toys, candles, knick-knacks, jewelry and other accessories, bags, hats, gloves, scarves, journals, puzzles, small household items, etc. We are often short of items appropriate for the dads.  

If you have donations, please leave them in the office marked Lana/Kidstop Store.  If you are available to help at the store, please get a message me.

Thank you!

Mary Uecker

mmuecker@sio.midco.net

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S.A.G.E.S.
Dec
13
11:30 AM11:30

S.A.G.E.S.

Senior Adults, Growing, Exploring, Serving

S.A.G.E.S. meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Round Table Dining room.  We eat a great meal for $5 (first time guests are free), we sing, study about a hymn of the month, share announcements and joys, have interesting and informative programs, share fellowship and finish up around 1:00pm.

We are seniors but young at heart.  We enjoy sharing stories, antidotes, wisdom and fellowship!

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Dec
31
4:30 PM16:30

Serve the Nightwatch

Canteen
The new Nightwatch Canteen van is ready to serve! First UMC is one of 7 United Methodist churches that take turns serving Sunday night meals to those who are hungry in our community. Our next time to serve is July 3.

Email Tami Prostrollo if you would like more information on how to get involved.  We need folks to help finance the meals (we serve approximately 200), prepare the meals and serve the meals.

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S.A.G.E.S.
Jan
10
11:30 AM11:30

S.A.G.E.S.

Senior Adults, Growing, Exploring, Serving

S.A.G.E.S. meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Round Table Dining room.  We eat a great meal for $5 (first time guests are free), we sing, study about a hymn of the month, share announcements and joys, have interesting and informative programs, share fellowship and finish up around 1:00pm.

We are seniors but young at heart.  We enjoy sharing stories, antidotes, wisdom and fellowship!

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S.A.G.E.S.
Feb
14
11:30 AM11:30

S.A.G.E.S.

Senior Adults, Growing, Exploring, Serving

S.A.G.E.S. meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Round Table Dining room.  We eat a great meal for $5 (first time guests are free), we sing, study about a hymn of the month, share announcements and joys, have interesting and informative programs, share fellowship and finish up around 1:00pm.

We are seniors but young at heart.  We enjoy sharing stories, antidotes, wisdom and fellowship!

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S.A.G.E.S.
Mar
14
11:30 AM11:30

S.A.G.E.S.

Senior Adults, Growing, Exploring, Serving

S.A.G.E.S. meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Round Table Dining room.  We eat a great meal for $5 (first time guests are free), we sing, study about a hymn of the month, share announcements and joys, have interesting and informative programs, share fellowship and finish up around 1:00pm.

We are seniors but young at heart.  We enjoy sharing stories, antidotes, wisdom and fellowship!

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S.A.G.E.S.
Apr
11
11:30 AM11:30

S.A.G.E.S.

Senior Adults, Growing, Exploring, Serving

S.A.G.E.S. meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Round Table Dining room.  We eat a great meal for $5 (first time guests are free), we sing, study about a hymn of the month, share announcements and joys, have interesting and informative programs, share fellowship and finish up around 1:00pm.

We are seniors but young at heart.  We enjoy sharing stories, antidotes, wisdom and fellowship!

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S.A.G.E.S.
May
9
11:30 AM11:30

S.A.G.E.S.

Senior Adults, Growing, Exploring, Serving

S.A.G.E.S. meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Round Table Dining room.  We eat a great meal for $5 (first time guests are free), we sing, study about a hymn of the month, share announcements and joys, have interesting and informative programs, share fellowship and finish up around 1:00pm.

We are seniors but young at heart.  We enjoy sharing stories, antidotes, wisdom and fellowship!

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S.A.G.E.S.
Nov
8
11:30 AM11:30

S.A.G.E.S.

Senior Adults, Growing, Exploring, Serving

S.A.G.E.S. meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Round Table Dining room.  We eat a great meal for $5 (first time guests are free), we sing, study about a hymn of the month, share announcements and joys, have interesting and informative programs, share fellowship and finish up around 1:00pm.

We are seniors but young at heart.  We enjoy sharing stories, antidotes, wisdom and fellowship!

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Serve the Nightwatch
Nov
5
4:15 PM16:15

Serve the Nightwatch

Canteen
The new Nightwatch Canteen van is ready to serve! First UMC is one of 7 United Methodist churches that take turns serving Sunday night meals to those who are hungry in our community. Our next time to serve is December 31

Email Tami Prostrollo if you would like more information on how to get involved.  We need folks to help finance the meals (we serve approximately 200), prepare the meals and serve the meals.

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Halloween Bash
Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Halloween Bash

Located at First United Methodist, 401 South Spring. in Sioux Falls. This family event is totally FREE! Some major highlights including: “Trunk-R-Treating, Face Painting, Balloon sculptures, and a Family friendly Halloween movie on the big screen. CANDY and FREE DINNER will be served for everyone!

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Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

UMW Meeting

All women are welcome to our annual meeting.  

Our purpose: The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Mrs. Fatimah Mohammed will speak to us about her experiences in Sioux Fals as a Muslim woman..

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Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

IGNITE BEGINS

Weekly Schedule

  • 4:30 - 6:00 - Dinner $5 per person $20 for family)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 - Children's Choir
  • 6:30 - 7:00 -Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 7:00 - 7:30 - Open gym
  • 7:00 - 8:30 - Student youth group

Children's Choir will sing and help lead worship on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month.

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Serve the Nightwatch
Sep
10
4:30 PM16:30

Serve the Nightwatch

Canteen
The new Nightwatch Canteen van is ready to serve! First UMC is one of 7 United Methodist churches that take turns serving Sunday night meals to those who are hungry in our community. Our next time to serve is November 5.

Email Tami Prostrollo if you would like more information on how to get involved.  We need folks to help finance the meals (we serve approximately 200), prepare the meals and serve the meals.

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Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Men's Steak Dinner

This event only comes once a year, so you don’t want to miss it!! Our Men’s Steak Dinner is a great time for men of all ages to gather and fellowship with some delicious food. All for only $10.00.  Buy an extra ticket and invite a buddy to grab some good food and have a grand old time. So men, grab your tickets and that co-worker or neighbor you have been meaning to invite to church, and join us!

You can pick up your tickets any Sunday prior to the event. We ask that you don’t just invite a church member, bring someone new. Don’t miss your opportunity, tickets are limited!

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Aug
20
8:30 AM08:30

Blessing of the Backpacks

A "Blessing of the Backpacks" in worship at the start of the school year offers encouragement to the excited and comfort to the anxious. 

Gracious God, we lift to you today, these students.

They stand here ready to receive your blessings and they commit themselves to study and learning in the school year ahead. We ask your blessing on each of them.

Further, we ask your blessing on these backpacks. They will hold the school work of each student and will be carried from home to school and back again. As these students carry these backpacks, may they be reminded of the love and care of this congregation that surrounds them each school day.

We pray as well for the teachers and administrators in our schools. May they also be sustained by your blessing. May they be reminded that this congregation embraces their call to teaching and learning and surrounds them with love and care as well.

We pray in the name of Jesus who we seek to follow day by day. Amen.

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