Serve Nightwatch
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Nightwatch

We are now serving once a month at the Hayward Elementary School parking lot.  Along with other organizations we serve every Monday evening dinner from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  90% of the meals are served to children in the neighborhood as their parents are working multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Email Breanna White if you can help serve and/or prepare meals for this event.

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Serve Banquet West Location
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Banquet West Location

The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. They now serve 13 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means the meals are paid for, prepared by, and served by volunteer groups who come from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

In 2017 The Banquet served 196,000 meals, and at least 25,000 of those meals were served to children under 12. We go through approximately 15,000 gallons of milk each year.

Want to help?  Email Lynne Jones Thank you!

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Mission Cafe and Bakery

  • Southern Hills United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are again joining area UM churches to fight hunger and poverty locally and globally.  The event features a variety of food stations, a bakery and activities for kids. Spread the word and bring a friend!

  Here’s how you can help!

BAKERY ITEMS – Any and all baked goods are welcome…bring packaged and ready to sell.  Drop off at church on Friday September 28th or bring to Southern Hills before 11:00 on Saturday September 29th (church will be open at 8:30)

 

ALL proceeds from the Mission Café and Bakery go to these three projects…

DAKOTAS HUNGER GRANTS – Last year we distributed more than $11,000 to 17 programs serving free, hot meals in communities across the Dakotas. 

UMCOR WORLD HUNGER AND POVERTY PROGRAM - Through the World Hunger/Poverty program, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) not only supplies food for hungry people, but also helps poor countries move forward with development. Seeds, tools and training are provided to enable people to grow their own food. This program combines immediate crisis relief (food, clothing and medical supplies) with long-term solutions (clean water, immunizations, enhanced agriculture and advocacy for appropriate public policies) to bring hope to people in despair.  In the US, UMCOR assists states and communities through disaster relief efforts.  And ALL donations go directly to the designated UMCOR project; there are NO administrative costs applied to donations.  For more information, go to http://www.umcor.org/.

UMC GLOBAL HEALTH - Global Ministries’ vision of abundant health for all focuses on efforts to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The Global Health unit aims to “create abundant health in economically vulnerable communities by protecting children and disadvantaged adults from preventable causes of death and disease.” To achieve this we partner with thousands of communities and health workers through our community-based health programs, while also supporting more than 300 United Methodist hospitals and clinics throughout the world.

 Questions?  Contact Mary Jane Richardson at maryjane@sio.midco.net or 605-940-1414.

 

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Oct
3
7:00 AM07:00

AMen's study "God Heard Their Cry" wk 1

The exodus from Egypt was a metaphor for God's greater redemption story, the restoration of shalom from the chaos of the evil one. His purpose was to invite Israel into a greater story than the one of their bondage, eventually unveiling a plan of restoration for the whole world. The question today is: whose story will you believe and live by? In this lesson, unpack God's plan to eradicate chaos in the context of the exodus, and build on the exodus experiences in your own life.

I will be there, save me a seat!

Name *
Name
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S.A.G.E.S.
Oct
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 1:00 pm.

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

Today's meal Swiss Steak, Baked Potatoes, side fruit

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Habitat for Humanity
Oct
13
8:30 AM08:30

Habitat for Humanity

Please Note:  All volunteers need to register and sign-up for a shift(s) on the Volunteer Matrix System. (PLEASE NOTE:  If you have registered as a volunteer previously in our system, please skip to step 7.) Your Group’s Access Code is: FIRSTUMETHO. 

How to register to volunteer:

  • Visit our website: https://siouxfallshabitat.volunteermatrix.com/ 
  • Click Volunteer
  • Click Construction
  • You will be taken to our volunteer construction calendar which shows the various volunteer shifts that are available.
  • Click New Volunteer Registration located at the top of the calendar.
  • Fill in your information (PLEASE SKIP THE QUESTION “VOLUNTEERING WITH A GROUP”), Please also complete the Orientation information and Skills and Interests survey if possible.
  • Once you have finished the registration, you will be able to go back into the construction calendar and sign up for a shift.  The calendar will show your project address as a “private shift” until the Access Code is entered.
  • Click on the Access Code button which is located at the top of the calendar and enter the code.  You are registering yourself.  Your Access Code is:  FIRSTUMETHO.
  • Click on the shift box you want and click the Sign Up button.
  • At this point, you will be asked to accept the Release and Waiver of Liability and Crew Safety Manual documents as required by Habitat for Humanity (if a new volunteer or if your documents have expired).  A link is provided for those who wish to read the documents.
  • To electronically accept these documents, click the check box and OK (the pink screen will turn to green).  No need to print out the form regardless of what the email you may receive may tell you unless you would like your own copies. 
  • Click the “return to calendar” button to see the date you’ve chosen on the calendar is green.
  • .Click the “log out” button.

Your acceptance date will be tracked and documents are in force for a full year. 

.If the shift fills to capacity, it will either show as full or not be visible on the calendar at all.

Remember, self scheduling shuts down at midnight preceding the event.  If needed, a cancellation notice will be sent out via email to all those who signed up online.  

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Serve at The Banquet downtown
Oct
16
5:30 AM05:30

Serve at The Banquet downtown

The Banquet asks for 6-8 cooks at 5:30 AM (Yes, AM is correct - quoting Shirley Erickson, "once you are up, this is kind of fun.")  They also ask for 18-20 servers at 6:30 AM.  If you have an interest in this ministry of the Banquet and FUMC, consider joining a great group as we serve our community in downtown Sioux Falls (corner of 8th and Indiana). We would love to have you subscribe to our mailing list below so you can stay up to date on all of our Banquet activities.  Contact Gary if you have any questions.

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Serve Nightwatch
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Nightwatch

We are now serving once a month at the Hayward Elementary School parking lot.  Along with other organizations we serve every Monday evening dinner from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  90% of the meals are served to children in the neighborhood as their parents are working multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Email Breanna White if you can help serve and/or prepare meals for this event.

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Serve Banquet West Location
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Banquet West Location

The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. They now serve 13 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means the meals are paid for, prepared by, and served by volunteer groups who come from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

In 2017 The Banquet served 196,000 meals, and at least 25,000 of those meals were served to children under 12. We go through approximately 15,000 gallons of milk each year.

Want to help?  Email Lynne Jones Thank you!

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Oct
25
11:00 AM11:00

Project CAR Fundraiser

Project CAR is sponsoring its 15th annual Soup, Sandwich, and Sweets Day, Thursday, October 25, 2018, at First Lutheran Church, 327 S. Dakota Avenue.  The menu will feature three homemade soups, pork loin sandwiches, and homemade desserts.  Serving is from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Take out is available.  Call 332-2777.

Kate Heligas

Project CAR Manager

 

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The 2018 Joyce Meyer Love Life Women’s Conference
Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

The 2018 Joyce Meyer Love Life Women’s Conference

This conference has been sold out for months, but you and your female family and friends can still experience the life-changing lessons and powerful worship via live-stream presented by the United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church.

Featured speaker, Joyce Meyer, is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers and will be joined by speakers Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Sarah Jakes Roberts, and special guests Natalie Grant and Elevation Worship!

Your registration includes the live-stream, dinner Thursday night, 3 meals on Friday and 2 meals on Saturday.

Please be aware that this is the first time the live stream option is available to outside organizations, and that First United Methodist Church is one of the few churches around the country offering this opportunity.  It is possible that technical difficulties may occur and affect the schedule.  Also, collections will be taken throughout the conference for a number of different programs supported by Joyce Meyer Ministries.  Cash and checks will be accepted if you wish to contribute.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 25

  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. registration check-in and dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. conference opening and Thursday evening session

Friday, October 26

  • 8:00 a.m. breakfast social
  • 8:30 a.m. morning session, followed by fellowship time and lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. afternoon session, followed by fellowship time and dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. evening session, ending approximately 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 27

  • 8:00 a.m. breakfast social
  • 8:30 a.m. morning session, followed by fellowship time and lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. afternoon session and conference closing, ending approximately 3:00 p.m.

*No childcare available

Eventbrite - Love Life Women's Conference 2018 Live Stream

Register and pay online now.

Mail or drop off completed registration form and fee to:
First United Methodist Church
401 South Spring
Sioux Falls, SD  57104

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Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

Project CAR Fundraiser

Project CAR is sponsoring its 15th annual Soup, Sandwich, and Sweets Day, Thursday, October 25, 2018, at First Lutheran Church, 327 S. Dakota Avenue.  The menu will feature three homemade soups, pork loin sandwiches, and homemade desserts.  Serving is from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Take out is available.  Call 332-2777.

Kate Heligas

Project CAR Manager

 

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The 2018 Joyce Meyer Love Life Women’s Conference
Oct
26
8:00 AM08:00

The 2018 Joyce Meyer Love Life Women’s Conference

This conference has been sold out for months, but you and your female family and friends can still experience the life-changing lessons and powerful worship via live-stream presented by the United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church.

Featured speaker, Joyce Meyer, is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers and will be joined by speakers Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Sarah Jakes Roberts, and special guests Natalie Grant and Elevation Worship!

Your registration includes the live-stream, dinner Thursday night, 3 meals on Friday and 2 meals on Saturday.

Please be aware that this is the first time the live stream option is available to outside organizations, and that First United Methodist Church is one of the few churches around the country offering this opportunity.  It is possible that technical difficulties may occur and affect the schedule.  Also, collections will be taken throughout the conference for a number of different programs supported by Joyce Meyer Ministries.  Cash and checks will be accepted if you wish to contribute.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 25

  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. registration check-in and dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. conference opening and Thursday evening session

Friday, October 26

  • 8:00 a.m. breakfast social
  • 8:30 a.m. morning session, followed by fellowship time and lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. afternoon session, followed by fellowship time and dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. evening session, ending approximately 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 27

  • 8:00 a.m. breakfast social
  • 8:30 a.m. morning session, followed by fellowship time and lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. afternoon session and conference closing, ending approximately 3:00 p.m.

*No childcare available

Eventbrite - Love Life Women's Conference 2018 Live Stream

Register and pay online now.

Mail or drop off completed registration form and fee to:
First United Methodist Church
401 South Spring
Sioux Falls, SD  57104

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The 2018 Joyce Meyer Love Life Women’s Conference
Oct
27
8:30 AM08:30

The 2018 Joyce Meyer Love Life Women’s Conference

This conference has been sold out for months, but you and your female family and friends can still experience the life-changing lessons and powerful worship via live-stream presented by the United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church.

Featured speaker, Joyce Meyer, is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers and will be joined by speakers Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Sarah Jakes Roberts, and special guests Natalie Grant and Elevation Worship!

Your registration includes the live-stream, dinner Thursday night, 3 meals on Friday and 2 meals on Saturday.

Please be aware that this is the first time the live stream option is available to outside organizations, and that First United Methodist Church is one of the few churches around the country offering this opportunity.  It is possible that technical difficulties may occur and affect the schedule.  Also, collections will be taken throughout the conference for a number of different programs supported by Joyce Meyer Ministries.  Cash and checks will be accepted if you wish to contribute.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 25

  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. registration check-in and dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. conference opening and Thursday evening session

Friday, October 26

  • 8:00 a.m. breakfast social
  • 8:30 a.m. morning session, followed by fellowship time and lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. afternoon session, followed by fellowship time and dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. evening session, ending approximately 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 27

  • 8:00 a.m. breakfast social
  • 8:30 a.m. morning session, followed by fellowship time and lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. afternoon session and conference closing, ending approximately 3:00 p.m.

*No childcare available

Eventbrite - Love Life Women's Conference 2018 Live Stream

Register and pay online now.

Mail or drop off completed registration form and fee to:
First United Methodist Church
401 South Spring
Sioux Falls, SD  57104

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Trunk or Treat
Oct
31
5:30 PM17:30

Trunk or Treat

We are going to have a "Trunk-or-Treat" on Wednesday, October 31st to give church members and anyone else who wants to join in a safe place to trick or treat. I for one, am going to start buying a couple bags of candy every other week to prepare. So try to figure out a theme to dress up yourselves and your car. Also, tell all your family and friends because this will be a CHURCH WIDE event!

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Nov
7
7:00 AM07:00

AMen's study "God Heard Their Cry" wk 3

The Lord defied the gods of Egypt with mighty displays of power so that Israel, Egypt, Pharaoh, and ultimately the entire world would see the strength of the one and only God. Pharaoh hardened his heart, but the Israelites responded to the power of their God and, in gratitude, left Egypt and their oppression behind. Follow the Israelites as they submit to God's invitation to join His story.

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Habitat for Humanity
Nov
10
8:30 AM08:30

Habitat for Humanity

Please Note:  All volunteers need to register and sign-up for a shift(s) on the Volunteer Matrix System. (PLEASE NOTE:  If you have registered as a volunteer previously in our system, please skip to step 7.) Your Group’s Access Code is: FIRSTUMETHO. 

How to register to volunteer:

  • Visit our website: https://siouxfallshabitat.volunteermatrix.com/ 
  • Click Volunteer
  • Click Construction
  • You will be taken to our volunteer construction calendar which shows the various volunteer shifts that are available.
  • Click New Volunteer Registration located at the top of the calendar.
  • Fill in your information (PLEASE SKIP THE QUESTION “VOLUNTEERING WITH A GROUP”), Please also complete the Orientation information and Skills and Interests survey if possible.
  • Once you have finished the registration, you will be able to go back into the construction calendar and sign up for a shift.  The calendar will show your project address as a “private shift” until the Access Code is entered.
  • Click on the Access Code button which is located at the top of the calendar and enter the code.  You are registering yourself.  Your Access Code is:  FIRSTUMETHO.
  • Click on the shift box you want and click the Sign Up button.
  • At this point, you will be asked to accept the Release and Waiver of Liability and Crew Safety Manual documents as required by Habitat for Humanity (if a new volunteer or if your documents have expired).  A link is provided for those who wish to read the documents.
  • To electronically accept these documents, click the check box and OK (the pink screen will turn to green).  No need to print out the form regardless of what the email you may receive may tell you unless you would like your own copies. 
  • Click the “return to calendar” button to see the date you’ve chosen on the calendar is green.
  • .Click the “log out” button.

Your acceptance date will be tracked and documents are in force for a full year. 

.If the shift fills to capacity, it will either show as full or not be visible on the calendar at all.

Remember, self scheduling shuts down at midnight preceding the event.  If needed, a cancellation notice will be sent out via email to all those who signed up online.  

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S.A.G.E.S.
Nov
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 1:00 pm.

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

Dinner today Baked Chicken Breasts, Baked Potatoes, glazed baby carrots

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Serve at The Banquet downtown
Nov
20
5:30 AM05:30

Serve at The Banquet downtown

The Banquet asks for 6-8 cooks at 5:30 AM (Yes, AM is correct - quoting Shirley Erickson, "once you are up, this is kind of fun.")  They also ask for 18-20 servers at 6:30 AM.  If you have an interest in this ministry of the Banquet and FUMC, consider joining a great group as we serve our community in downtown Sioux Falls (corner of 8th and Indiana). We would love to have you subscribe to our mailing list below so you can stay up to date on all of our Banquet activities.  Contact Gary if you have any questions.

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Nov
21
7:00 AM07:00

AMen's study "God Heard Their Cry" wk 4

As God's plan of deliverance from Egypt for the Israelites unfolded, He began their "basic training," cultivating for Himself a people marked by shalom through obedience to His kingship. The very route they took out of Egypt illustrates this testing. Join Israel as God leads them through the dangers of the Red Sea, and allow your own heart to be tested

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Serve Nightwatch
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Nightwatch

We are now serving once a month at the Hayward Elementary School parking lot.  Along with other organizations we serve every Monday evening dinner from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  90% of the meals are served to children in the neighborhood as their parents are working multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Email Breanna White if you can help serve and/or prepare meals for this event.

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Serve Banquet West Location
Nov
27
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Banquet West Location

The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. They now serve 13 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means the meals are paid for, prepared by, and served by volunteer groups who come from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

In 2017 The Banquet served 196,000 meals, and at least 25,000 of those meals were served to children under 12. We go through approximately 15,000 gallons of milk each year.

Want to help?  Email Lynne Jones Thank you!

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Habitat for Humanity
Dec
8
8:30 AM08:30

Habitat for Humanity

Please Note:  All volunteers need to register and sign-up for a shift(s) on the Volunteer Matrix System. (PLEASE NOTE:  If you have registered as a volunteer previously in our system, please skip to step 7.) Your Group’s Access Code is: FIRSTUMETHO. 

How to register to volunteer:

  • Visit our website: https://siouxfallshabitat.volunteermatrix.com/ 
  • Click Volunteer
  • Click Construction
  • You will be taken to our volunteer construction calendar which shows the various volunteer shifts that are available.
  • Click New Volunteer Registration located at the top of the calendar.
  • Fill in your information (PLEASE SKIP THE QUESTION “VOLUNTEERING WITH A GROUP”), Please also complete the Orientation information and Skills and Interests survey if possible.
  • Once you have finished the registration, you will be able to go back into the construction calendar and sign up for a shift.  The calendar will show your project address as a “private shift” until the Access Code is entered.
  • Click on the Access Code button which is located at the top of the calendar and enter the code.  You are registering yourself.  Your Access Code is:  FIRSTUMETHO.
  • Click on the shift box you want and click the Sign Up button.
  • At this point, you will be asked to accept the Release and Waiver of Liability and Crew Safety Manual documents as required by Habitat for Humanity (if a new volunteer or if your documents have expired).  A link is provided for those who wish to read the documents.
  • To electronically accept these documents, click the check box and OK (the pink screen will turn to green).  No need to print out the form regardless of what the email you may receive may tell you unless you would like your own copies. 
  • Click the “return to calendar” button to see the date you’ve chosen on the calendar is green.
  • .Click the “log out” button.

Your acceptance date will be tracked and documents are in force for a full year. 

.If the shift fills to capacity, it will either show as full or not be visible on the calendar at all.

Remember, self scheduling shuts down at midnight preceding the event.  If needed, a cancellation notice will be sent out via email to all those who signed up online.  

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S.A.G.E.S.
Dec
12
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 1:00 pm.

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

Today's lunch Ham, Steamed Red Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole

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Serve at The Banquet downtown
Dec
18
5:30 AM05:30

Serve at The Banquet downtown

The Banquet asks for 6-8 cooks at 5:30 AM (Yes, AM is correct - quoting Shirley Erickson, "once you are up, this is kind of fun.")  They also ask for 18-20 servers at 6:30 AM.  If you have an interest in this ministry of the Banquet and FUMC, consider joining a great group as we serve our community in downtown Sioux Falls (corner of 8th and Indiana). We would love to have you subscribe to our mailing list below so you can stay up to date on all of our Banquet activities.  Contact Gary if you have any questions.

Subscribe to our mailing list

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Serve Nightwatch
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Nightwatch

We are now serving once a month at the Hayward Elementary School parking lot.  Along with other organizations we serve every Monday evening dinner from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  90% of the meals are served to children in the neighborhood as their parents are working multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Email Breanna White if you can help serve and/or prepare meals for this event.

View Event →
Serve Banquet West Location
Dec
25
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Banquet West Location

The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. They now serve 13 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means the meals are paid for, prepared by, and served by volunteer groups who come from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

In 2017 The Banquet served 196,000 meals, and at least 25,000 of those meals were served to children under 12. We go through approximately 15,000 gallons of milk each year.

Want to help?  Email Lynne Jones Thank you!

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Serve at The Banquet downtown
Sep
18
5:30 AM05:30

Serve at The Banquet downtown

The Banquet asks for 6-8 cooks at 5:30 AM (Yes, AM is correct - quoting Shirley Erickson, "once you are up, this is kind of fun.")  They also ask for 18-20 servers at 6:30 AM.  If you have an interest in this ministry of the Banquet and FUMC, consider joining a great group as we serve our community in downtown Sioux Falls (corner of 8th and Indiana). We would love to have you subscribe to our mailing list below so you can stay up to date on all of our Banquet activities.  Contact Gary if you have any questions.

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Sep
15
12:30 PM12:30

SALSA

If you are — or are not — a member of First Church, and you are a Single Adult Lady Seeking Adventure with other Single Adult Ladies Seeking Adventure — then you need to read this article. (No men may apply! This article is not for you whether single or not!)
SALSA is for those of us seeking to meet other single ladies — of any age — to have some adventures. Now don’t get too concerned about the word ‘adventures’ because the
limit could be lunch and playing a few hands of cards! Or who knows what we as a group might dream up.  Let’s meet for the first time this fall on Saturday, Sept 15, 12:30 p.m. at the All Day Cafe on 41st Street. Lunch will be on you, and then how about playing 9 Holes (Hands) of Golf (the card game). It’s easy, and I promise it is fun to learn right on the spot.
I suppose I should know if you are planning to come so call me, Carol Flynn (one of those single ladies) at 338-1421 or e-mail me at: cflynn@sio.midco.net and I will be there to greet you.

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S.A.G.E.S.
Sep
12
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 1:00 pm.

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

Today's program is from

Lunch is Pork Loin, Sweet Potatoes, & Green Beans

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Habitat for Humanity
Sep
8
8:30 AM08:30

Habitat for Humanity

Please Note:  All volunteers need to register and sign-up for a shift(s) on the Volunteer Matrix System. (PLEASE NOTE:  If you have registered as a volunteer previously in our system, please skip to step 7.) Your Group’s Access Code is: FIRSTUMETHO. 

How to register to volunteer:

  • Visit our website: https://siouxfallshabitat.volunteermatrix.com/ 
  • Click Volunteer
  • Click Construction
  • You will be taken to our volunteer construction calendar which shows the various volunteer shifts that are available.
  • Click New Volunteer Registration located at the top of the calendar.
  • Fill in your information (PLEASE SKIP THE QUESTION “VOLUNTEERING WITH A GROUP”), Please also complete the Orientation information and Skills and Interests survey if possible.
  • Once you have finished the registration, you will be able to go back into the construction calendar and sign up for a shift.  The calendar will show your project address as a “private shift” until the Access Code is entered.
  • Click on the Access Code button which is located at the top of the calendar and enter the code.  You are registering yourself.  Your Access Code is:  FIRSTUMETHO.
  • Click on the shift box you want and click the Sign Up button.
  • At this point, you will be asked to accept the Release and Waiver of Liability and Crew Safety Manual documents as required by Habitat for Humanity (if a new volunteer or if your documents have expired).  A link is provided for those who wish to read the documents.
  • To electronically accept these documents, click the check box and OK (the pink screen will turn to green).  No need to print out the form regardless of what the email you may receive may tell you unless you would like your own copies. 
  • Click the “return to calendar” button to see the date you’ve chosen on the calendar is green.
  • .Click the “log out” button.

Your acceptance date will be tracked and documents are in force for a full year. 

.If the shift fills to capacity, it will either show as full or not be visible on the calendar at all.

Remember, self scheduling shuts down at midnight preceding the event.  If needed, a cancellation notice will be sent out via email to all those who signed up online.  

View Event →
Serve Banquet West Location
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Banquet West Location

The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. They now serve 13 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means the meals are paid for, prepared by, and served by volunteer groups who come from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

In 2017 The Banquet served 196,000 meals, and at least 25,000 of those meals were served to children under 12. We go through approximately 15,000 gallons of milk each year.

Want to help?  Email Lynne Jones Thank you!

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Serve Nightwatch
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Nightwatch

We are now serving once a month at the Hayward Elementary School parking lot.  Along with other organizations we serve every Monday evening dinner from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  90% of the meals are served to children in the neighborhood as their parents are working multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Email Breanna White if you can help serve and/or prepare meals for this event.

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Guys' Night Out
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Guys' Night Out

It is that time of the year again! Time for guys of all ages to get together for great fun, dinner and a little spiritual growth.  This years guest speaker is Bishop Ough.  Don't be left out get your tickets now!

Join us at 5 for games and a social hour.  Dinner will be served at approximately 6:00 pm followed by Bishop Ough speaking on the importance of men and small groups.

You may choose a big grilled steak for dinner or for those wanting something a little lighter we will be offering hot dogs.

Eventbrite - 2018 Guys' Night Out

*additional fees will apply

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 & under.  Tickets sold at the church office or online*

 

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Serve at The Banquet downtown
Aug
21
5:30 AM05:30

Serve at The Banquet downtown

The Banquet asks for 6-8 cooks at 5:30 AM (Yes, AM is correct - quoting Shirley Erickson, "once you are up, this is kind of fun.")  They also ask for 18-20 servers at 6:30 AM.  If you have an interest in this ministry of the Banquet and FUMC, consider joining a great group as we serve our community in downtown Sioux Falls (corner of 8th and Indiana). We would love to have you subscribe to our mailing list below so you can stay up to date on all of our Banquet activities.  Contact Gary if you have any questions.

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Blessing of the Backpacks
Aug
19
8:30 AM08:30

Blessing of the Backpacks

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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Samaritan's Feet
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Samaritan's Feet

Today we will be distribution shoes to all elementary aged children in need. If you know someone who needs a pair of shoes be sure and get them here. Make sure they bring some form of id with them.

"Creating a world with zero shoeless children!"

Consider giving a onetime gift of $20 to support this mission.  Thank you.

Be a blessing to others and be blessed by others!

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Signature Mission Event
Aug
17
12:30 PM12:30

Signature Mission Event

"Kidstop's One Stop School Shop" 

We could use about 10-12 volunteers for this event -- (2-4 for washing feet, 4 to guide a child through the process, and 2-4 to make the sack lunches)

For $5 - children will get lunch and be able to pick out an outfit/s, socks, underwear, a backpack with supplies, and get their Samaritans Feet shoes.  We will send out flyers with this information and collect money prior to the event so that we have an idea of how many kids and how many outfits they can pick out, etc. Parental presence will be encouraged, but if parents cannot attend at any time during these hours, we will have volunteers to help navigate each child through the process. Kassidi is going to contact all of the families who attended Kidstop throughout the school year and invite them to this day as well.

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Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

Golf Event

Attention all First UMC Golfers!  Invite your friends and come out for an evening of golf and enjoyment!  Players will receive a swag bag of fun goodies! *2 person sign up, then ask 2 friends outside of First UMC to join you to make a 4 some!* We will play 9 holes at Spring Creek Golf Course Please come at 5:30 pm and we will begin golfing at 6:00 pm $31 will cover unlimited evening of golf and a cart.

Please sign up at the information desk or by emailing Pam Knuth 

Let’s show our extravagant hospitality on the golf course!

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Habitat for Humanity
Aug
11
8:30 AM08:30

Habitat for Humanity

Please Note:  All volunteers need to register and sign-up for a shift(s) on the Volunteer Matrix System. (PLEASE NOTE:  If you have registered as a volunteer previously in our system, please skip to step 7.) Your Group’s Access Code is: FIRSTUMETHO. 

How to register to volunteer:

  • Visit our website: https://siouxfallshabitat.volunteermatrix.com/ 
  • Click Volunteer
  • Click Construction
  • You will be taken to our volunteer construction calendar which shows the various volunteer shifts that are available.
  • Click New Volunteer Registration located at the top of the calendar.
  • Fill in your information (PLEASE SKIP THE QUESTION “VOLUNTEERING WITH A GROUP”), Please also complete the Orientation information and Skills and Interests survey if possible.
  • Once you have finished the registration, you will be able to go back into the construction calendar and sign up for a shift.  The calendar will show your project address as a “private shift” until the Access Code is entered.
  • Click on the Access Code button which is located at the top of the calendar and enter the code.  You are registering yourself.  Your Access Code is:  FIRSTUMETHO.
  • Click on the shift box you want and click the Sign Up button.
  • At this point, you will be asked to accept the Release and Waiver of Liability and Crew Safety Manual documents as required by Habitat for Humanity (if a new volunteer or if your documents have expired).  A link is provided for those who wish to read the documents.
  • To electronically accept these documents, click the check box and OK (the pink screen will turn to green).  No need to print out the form regardless of what the email you may receive may tell you unless you would like your own copies. 
  • Click the “return to calendar” button to see the date you’ve chosen on the calendar is green.
  • .Click the “log out” button.

Your acceptance date will be tracked and documents are in force for a full year. 

.If the shift fills to capacity, it will either show as full or not be visible on the calendar at all.

Remember, self scheduling shuts down at midnight preceding the event.  If needed, a cancellation notice will be sent out via email to all those who signed up online.  

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S.A.G.E.S.
Aug
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 1:00 pm.

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

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Vacation Bible School
Aug
8
7:30 AM07:30

Vacation Bible School

KIDS @ First VBS Aug 7 & 8

“Game On! VBS invites kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments. As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Gear up for life's big game with Game On!

This is a free event open to all children 5 years - 5th grade.

Join us beginning at 8:30 am for bible stories, crafts, recreation and mission projects.  We are very excited to be able to offer a 1-hour skills training for everyone by the folks from Sanford Sports Clinic.

Everyone is invited to say on after VBS on the 8th as we will host a family fun BBQ from 5:30 - 8 pm. There will be a DJ and bounce houses for everyone to enjoy.

All of this will be taking place in our west parking lot.

Please register your children below one at a time.

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Vacation Bible School
Aug
7
7:30 AM07:30

Vacation Bible School

KIDS @ First VBS Aug 7 & 8

“Game On! VBS invites kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments. As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Gear up for life's big game with Game On!

This is a free event open to all children 5 years - 5th grade.

Join us beginning at 8:30 am for bible stories, crafts, recreation and mission projects.  We are very excited to be able to offer a 1-hour skills training for everyone by the folks from Sanford Sports Clinic.

Everyone is invited to say on after VBS on the 8th as we will host a family fun BBQ from 5:30 - 8 pm. There will be a DJ and bounce houses for everyone to enjoy.

All of this will be taking place in our west parking lot.

Please register your children below one at a time.

Child Name *
Child Name
Parent/Guardian Phone
Parent/Guardian Phone
I concent to the taking of photographs by First UMC of my child during Vacation Bible School. I understand the photos my appear on social media. Name of the child will never be published. *
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Aug
5
7:00 AM07:00

Minnisota Twins Game

Who: Everyone that loves baseball or Jeff Fode and family(they are singing the national anthem)

What: Minnisota Twins baseball game featuring Jeff Fode and his family singing the national anthem.

Why: Spend time with your church family and bring a non-churched friend with you!

When: August 5 Departing at 7:00 am returning after the game

How much: Still to be determined

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Jul
30
4:00 PM16:00

Wild Water West

Monday, July 30th we are going out to Wild Water West for an evening of fun. We will meet just outside of the entrance at 4 pm and we will be leaving when the park closes at 8 pm. Monday nights special is 10 people get in for $40, so let's try to get as close to that 10, 20, or 30 count as possible so it is less expensive for everyone. Here you will also want to bring sunscreen, money for concessions, and a friend (or three). Again, so I can have a rough estimate of who's going, please email Curtis if you are interested or if you have any questions. If you previously let me know you or your child is going, you will not have to again 😊

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