Recent News

UMC youth group turns up the heat to melt homelessness

Youth at Aberdeen First UMC have raised about $700, with an ongoing goal of $1,000 for The Journey Home in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The Journey Home is a local ministry that assists the homeless and temporarily displaced in our city. The money was earned entirely by the youth group by baby sitting, performing other jobs and donating part of a paycheck.
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Breakthrough prayer leads to $31,000 gift for homeless

Sioux Falls First United Methodist Church directed its Christmas Eve offering to the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, a new ecumenical ministry for the homeless, a change from past procedure. The result was a donation of just over $31,000. The outreach effort of First UMC is the result of months of prayer.
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Keeping connected to God

A year and a half ago, Sue Nilson Kibbey was the teacher/speaker at Annual Conference. Her words about prayer coupled with her recommendation of “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson led to a season of renewed passion for prayer in my personal life as well as a time of leading the church in a breakthrough prayer initiative over the course of the following year. I remember it feeling like a cold drink of water after a long desert season and an opening of my eyes to all Christ could do.
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A Message from the Bishop

Bishop
We have entered the season of Epiphany. This is the portion of the church year in which we celebrate that Jesus is the Light of the World. A Light that shines in the darkness and a Light that can never be extinguished. A Light that came into the world to fulfill the law. A Light that came into the world offering us salvation, hope, and abundant life. A Light that came into the world to make God’s love incarnate.
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