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?

Kids @ First — 4 Yrs - 5th Grade


Kids’ Connection

Sunday mornings during all 3 worship services (8:30, 9:45 and 11a.m.) right before the sermon, the kids are dismissed to the Kids’ Connection time with leaders. Parents pick up their kids from room 301 following the service.

This is a time to connect with God and other kids and grow in faith. There is singing, prayer, a Bible lesson that follows the same passage as the morning sermon, and fun! Each week, the kids will receive a take home sheet with some questions and activities for the family to explore throughout the week.


Ignite Kids

  • 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.  Supper in the Wesley Dining Hall
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Kids Choir in Room 301
  • 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Worship
  • 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Games in the Multi Purpose Room

Kid’s Choir

  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Kids Choir in Room 301

Songs will also be learned on Sunday mornings during Kid’s Connection.  Kids will sing in Wednesday worship twice a month and sing on Sunday mornings during the 9:45 a.m. service about once a month.

Youth @ First — 6th - 12th Grade


Youth Sunday School

  • 9:00 a.m.    Meet in Youth Rooms Downstairs
  • 10:00 a.m.  Meet in Youth Rooms Downstairs         

 Youth Connection

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Meet in Youth Rooms   

Youth will gather for a time to connect with God and other friends and grow in their faith. Time will be spent sharing a meal together, studying God’s word and maybe getting a little crazy playing games!


Ignite Youth

  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Youth Room Opens
  • 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Worship
  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Lesson/Games

Confirmation for the 8th Grade Students (or older that have not yet been confirmed)

  • 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.  Class/Mentor Meeting
  • 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Worship

Other confirmation attendance requirements include serving Nightwatch breakfast one time, Turkey Dinner and two Confirmation Retreats.

Other Activities - Watch for these to be scheduled!

Mission trips and mission opportunites, Thunder Road, Wild Water West, Air Madness, scavenger hunts…lots of fun and good times together!!!