Serve the Nightwatch
Sep
10
4:30pm 4:30pm

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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Serve the Nightwatch
Nov
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

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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Dec
31
4:30pm 4:30pm

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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Aug
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

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
8:30am 8:30am

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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Aug
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Youth Group at Wild Water West

We are meeting at Wild Water West for a night of swimming, slides, and lazy river. The water park has half price admission on Wednesday nights, so tickets for the 4 hours (4-8) will be 7.50 plus tax. There is also a live DJ for the evening and prize giveaways. 

Although this is a church event, students and/or families will be paying their way into the park and for any concessions that they may want.

Contact Curtis for details

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Jul
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Youth Group at Thunder Road

The Thunder Road lock-in will take place on August 11th from 11pm to 5am. The cost is 25 dollars due to me or Andrea by July 23. All attractions will be open to the youth for that 6 hours and they can ride and play as much as they are able in the time provided. Therewill also be some food (pizza) and drinks provided, but not all night. At some point there will also be a devotion/ bible study. 

This is a very fun (though exhausting) event. 

Contact Curtis for details

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Ingathering Ice Cream Social
Jul
26
4:30pm 4:30pm

Ingathering Ice Cream Social

Please join us for our Annual Ice Cream Social on July 26th from 4:30 -6:30 pm.  The menu will be Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Chips, Lemonade and of course Ice Cream and Cookies.  The donation for the meal will help us with our contribution to UMCOR this year.  We hope to see you there! 

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Gathering for All Women
Jul
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gathering for All Women

We are inviting all women of the church to a meeting on July 19, 2017 in the Multi Purpose Room beginning at 6:00 pm.  We will have a light supper for $5.00.  Our speaker for the evening will be the Director of the Compass Center that works with survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse.  We are holding a Christmas in July, so women are invited to bring an unwrapped gift for a young child. We will have entertainment and time for fellowship.  There will be child care available, but we need to know by July 17th if you need to use the child care.  Please call the church office by July 17th to let us know you are coming, so we have enough food! 

We hope you will join us for more information about this important topic. 

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Jul
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

"Din and Tonic"

“Din and Tonic”

Tuesday, Jul 18
Join us for an exciting evening…fabulous catered dinner and reserved seating at the Tonic Sol Fa concert… all at First UMC!

  • • Dinner and concert @ 5:30pm: $60 adults/ $50 18 and under.                
  • • Concert only @ 7pm: $20 adults/$15 18 and under.

Proceeds will go to support the 2017-2018 Live @ First Concert Series.

Get your ticket at the Information Center.

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Serve the Nightwatch
Jul
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

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 September 10

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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Jun
25
11:00am11:00am

Connect @ First

Discover more about First UMC and how you can be more involved at our monthly Connect With First meeting. Connect With First happens on the 4th Sunday of each month at 11am and 12pm in the Lewis Friendship Room. During Connect With First, hear from staff and lay leaders as they share about the many ministries and programs First UMC has to offer, and how you can be a part of them. Not sure where you want to get involved? We can help you figure that out!


Connect With First is open to anyone. Members, visitors, and regular attendees are all welcome. Sign up on the Connect Card or contact Lynne Jones for more information.

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Live @ First jpresents Jazz Diversity Project
Jun
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Live @ First jpresents Jazz Diversity Project

Tuesday, Jun 20, 7pm, Multi-Purpose Room, $20 adults/$15 18 and under.
Our final Live @ First concert in this season’s series, Jazz Diversity Project combines jazz
music education with American history, using a live jazz combo and multi-media presentation to bring the music to life. It features the Dakota Jazz Collective, a horn driven ensemble made up of some of the regions finest and most recognized jazz musicians —
Jeremy Hegg, Nate Jorgensen, Jim McKinney, Andrew Reinartz and Jim Speirs.
Tickets Available Online or at the church.

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Youth Mission Trip
Jun
18
to Jun 23

Youth Mission Trip

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IMPACT Sioux Falls

Join Methodist Youth from all over the Dakota's Conference in the Summer of 2017 as we make a major IMPACT in Sioux Falls. We will spread the love of Christ as we serve as His hands and feet.  Let’s have an IMPACT (Intentional Ministry Promoting Active Community Transformation) in Sioux Falls!

Registration opens January 2017 until May 15th or until all 150 spots are filled!

Who: Open to current 6th?12th graders and adults with a maximum of 150 participants.

When: June 18-23, 2017 (Arrive by 6:30pm on Sunday June 18 for check-in and opening gathering and introduction to the week.  Leave Friday June 23rd in the morning (by 11:00am) following breakfast and closing gathering).

Where: Sioux Falls, SD (Sioux Falls First UMC host site)                  

Cost: $225 (includes food, lodging, fun activities, a donation to Kids Against Hunger, a mission trip journal and a T-shirt!)

Deposit Due at Registration—$100.00

Final Payment Due May 15—$125.00

Cancellation Policy: Full Refund (minus $50.00 processing fee) if cancelled by February 15th, 50% refund if cancelled by May 1st. No refund for cancellations after May 15th.

Substitutions will be allowed from February 2nd until May 15th for a $50.00 transfer fee.

NO substitutions after May 15th.

Registration is First Come, First Served and you are not registered until FORMS are turned in and $100.00 DEPOSIT is in the Office—no exceptions.

 Forms and Information needed to Register: Email, mail or fax to:

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Festival of Cultures
Jun
17
11:00am11:00am

Festival of Cultures

Travel the world without leaving South Dakota by visiting the 20th Annual Festival of Cultures. Visitors will experience a variety of sights, sounds and tastes from around the globe. The Festival of Cultures is a great family event that promotes diversity in our community through entertainment, food, and information booths.

The festival will be open from 11:00am - 7:00pm. There is no admission or parking charge.

To join the team contact Lynne Jones

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S.A.G.E.S.
Jun
14
11:30am11:30am

S.A.G.E.S.

Senior Adults, Growing, Exploring, Serving

This months program is Program is Goodwill by Joanne Hasse

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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Habitat for Humanity Build
Jun
10
8:30am 8:30am

Habitat for Humanity Build

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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