Welcome from Pastor Bob

We are glad you could stop by!  If you are new to First UMC, we hope this information will give you a picture of who we are.   Simply stated, our mission is to be a sanctuary of hope, love and encouragement in the heart of Sioux Falls.  No matter which service you attend, you will find warm similes to greet you; vibrant, worshipful music to lift your soul; and powerful teaching from God's Word that will transform your life.

If you would like to get a taste of what our worship service might look like, we invite you to click the link below and watch the rebroadcast of one of our services.

If you can't find what you are looking for, or have any questions, please email us at fumc@sfumc.org.

When and where is worship?


This summer we are worshiping at 2 locations.  We have a Traditional service @ 8:30 and a Unity service @ 9:45 in our sanctuary & a Modern service at 11:00. We are located at  401 S Spring. At 9:30 we have a casual park service located at the Leif Ericson Day Camp, it is located just east of Cliff Avenue Greenhouse.  Look for the big sign on the road.

What do I wear?

Wear whatever you want and are comfortable in!  You don't have to dress up; come as you are.

Where do I park?

We have a large parking lot located east side of the building across the street from the front door entrance.  We have handicapped parking ajacent to the building on the west side of the building with overflow parking across the street on the west side also.  At Leif Ericson Day Camp you can park in the grass by the pavilion.

What if I have children?

Next Generation Ministries

Kids @ First 

Nursery (infants – 3 year old) will be staffed on Sunday mornings from 8:15-noon, beginning on September 9th.  There is a family space behind the sanctuary for use during the summer months and while the nursery renovation is going on.  

Kids’ Connection for 4 years old- 5th grade will kick-off Sunday September 9th during all 3 worship services.  The kids are dismissed right before the sermon time to go upstairs and spend time connecting with God and others through singing, prayer and a Bible lesson.  You can pick your kids up following the worship service in Room 301.

Youth @ First

Youth Sunday school classes will resume September 9th with classes at 9 and 10am.  6th-12th graders meet in the student center in the basement.  If you are new to First UMC stop by the office and we will get someone to show you around.  Better yet, give us a call (605.336.3652) and we will have someone ready to greet you and show you around.  We look forward to