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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Dec
15
8:30 AM08:30

Trip to see the Capitol Christmas Trees

LET’S TAKE A TRIP TO SEE THE CHRISTMAS TREES 

The More Who Join In, the Merrier and Less Cost 

 

WHERE:At the Capitol Building in Pierre, South Dakota 

WHEN:Saturday, December 15th, 2018 

WHO:Everyone and Anyone who wants to join our trip 

WHY:Many people in our church have said to me, “Let’s go see the Christmas Trees at the Capitol again!” 

HOW:There is a sign-up form to enter your name at the Information/Welcome Center in our church lobby. Please sign up as soon as you know you want to join in on this trip to Pierre.  Write your name clearly and your phone number and e-mail if you have one.  All are welcome to join in on this trip including guests of our members.  All ages are welcome, also.  Wonderful educational opportunity to see our beautiful Capitol and the Heritage Museum. 

MORE INFORMATION: 

We have reserved a 55-passenger bus of School Bus Charters. It is a nice bus with a bathroom and comfortable seating. The more passengers we have, the less the cost per person. 

COST:55 passengers = $32. per person 

50 passengers = $34. per person 

45 passengers = $38. per person 

40 passengers = $43. per person 

35 passengers = $49. Per person 

AND:If we have 34 passengers, we will use a 34-passenger bus rather than the 55-passenger bus. The 34-passenger bus is just as nice as the larger one and the cost per person will be $45.(30 people = $50.) 

PAYMENT:When we know how many people are definitely going, you will be contacted as to what you will pay. 

 

DEADLINE DATES: 

December 9th – Your name must be signed on the form to go. 

December 13th – the date your money must be in the church’s “hands”.  Either cash or a check made to FUMC – Bus Trip (you must be very clear about this.) 

AGENDA:All food will be on your own.  We will leave at 8:30 AM that Saturday morning (from FUMC 401 S. Spring Ave.), December 15th.  Will stop to see the new Dignity sculpture by Chamberlain. Eat at Al’s Oasis for a late breakfast or early lunch or snack.  Proceed on down the road and have a ‘potty stop’ along the way at a nice gas station. When we reach Pierre, we will go immediately to see the Trees – there will be bathrooms there. Will most likely stay for 2 - 3 hours – will gauge this with you all.  We will stop for a fast-food early dinner at a place in Pierre. And then we will head home – singing along the way. You are welcome to bring food and beverages with you.  We will have snacks and bottled water on the bus.  NOTE: Possible stop at the Heritage Museum – cost:  $3.00 – (before the tree viewing). 

QUESTIONS:Ask Carol Flynn – 338-1421      cflynn@sio.midco.net   

ONE MORE IMPORTANT MESSAGE: If you think you will not be at our Methodist Church before December 9th to sign up for this bus trip, call the church at 336-3652 or me Carol Flynn at 338-1421 and tell whoever answers that you want to sign up for the bus trip – or leave a message.

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Service of Remembrance
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Service of Remembrance

The Service of Remembrance is open to all and is designed especially for those living through a season of grief and those who struggle to find hope in the midst of the Christmas season.  Join us for a beautiful service celebrating the hope of Christ through song, word, prayer and Holy Communion. 

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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.

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Fund and serve a Christmas meal at The Banquet downtown
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Fund and serve a Christmas meal at The Banquet downtown

Contact Gary if you have any questions or would like to help or make a donation to help fund the meal.

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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.

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Serve Banquet West Location
Dec
26
5:00 PM17:00

Serve Banquet West Location

Note the new day. The Banquet West is closed on December 25, we will service on December 26.

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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Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Tea

Christmas through the Eyes of a Child

When: Saturday December 1,  2 PM

Where: Fellowship Hall, hosted by UMW

Cost: $5 Donations, Tickets will be available by the Welcome Center November 11, 18 and 25 Proceeds over expenses go to KidStop

Entertainment by The Teels.

Get your tickets early, this event sells out!

Be Santa’s Helper!

Help Stock the Shelves for the KidStop Christmas Shop.

The Following are ideas you could bring to the Tea to donate to the shop, where the children will be able to “shop” for gifts for their families. (Items can be new or gently used)

Gift Ideas For Parents Gift Ideas for Siblings

  • Coffee/Mugs Toys for all ages (siblings range)

  • Lotions/soaps/Jewelry from babies to teens

  • Pot holders/Kitchen towels

  • Stuffed animals

  • Mini flashlights or other tools

  • Action figures

  • Hats/gloves/scarves

  • Barbies and baby dolls

  • Household décor

  • Fuzzy socks

  • Socks or slipper socks

  • Games

  • Wallets Hats/gloves/mittens

***Also donations of gift bags and tissue welcome as the children will have the opportunity to wrap the gifts for their families.

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Free Spaghetti Dinner
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Free Spaghetti Dinner

Join us as we invite the neighborhood to join us as we kick off the advent season for a free spaghetti dinner! Our special guest will be the Church on the Street congregation.

Immediately following the dinner we will be lighting the Christmas tree on Minnesota Avenue.

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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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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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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 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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SALSA
Nov
18
2:30 PM14:30

SALSA

  • Lorang Theatre at O'Gorman High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The SALSA members will attend the Festival of Men's Voices concert on Sunday, November 18th, at 2:30 PM in the Lorang Theatre at O'Gorman High School.  Admission is free!  There will be a freewill offering that will be donated to The Banquet. This long-standing concert will feature the area's best men's singing groups including the American Legion Chorus.

Prior to the concert we will meet at 12:45 PM for Sunday brunch at the Original Pancake House on 41st Street.

ATTENTION:

SALSA members and members and guests of First United Methodist Church:    Watch for information about a bus trip to Pierre to view the Capitol Christmas trees.  The possible date is Saturday, December  15, 2018,  with a stop to see Destiny at Chamberlain,  early lunch at Al's Oasis,  viewing of the trees, enjoying Pierre's many sights, and eating a later light afternoon meal before  returning to Sioux Falls that  evening.

Interested? Contact Carol Flynn  338-1421    cflynn@sio.midco.net

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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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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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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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Trunk or Treat
Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

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. So put dress up in your favorite costume and tell all your family and friends to come. This year we are partnering with First Lutheran to make it even bigger!

Sign me up I can decorate my trunk and hand out some candy!

Name *
Name
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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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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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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
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
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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