Here’s more information about what’s happening at Sioux Falls First:

The Bus for High School Camp will leave Monday morning at 7am! Please be here at 6:30am to check in and load your luggage. Parents may choose to email their camper by using the link at the top of the www.sdsummercamp.com home page.  Please limit your messages to no more than two per camper per week. Thank you.

BABY DEDICATION SUNDAY
We are having baby dedications on Sunday, July 23rd, during both services. If you would like to have your child(ren) dedicated, please stop in the church office to sign up.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT THE CANARIES:
Join us at The Canaries stadium on July 19 at 7:00 pm! We have reserved the Triple Party Deck and prices are:
$10-Ticket Only
$20-Ticket and all you can eat (Food includes: burgers, hot dogs, chips, beans, lemonade, and water)
$15-kids 12 and under ticket and all you can eat
Buy your tickets at: sffirst.info or go to our website.
Family Fun Night coming up!
-Night at Thunder Road on August 16th! More details to come.

2017-2018 ROOSEVELT PARKING PASSES
Starting July 3rd, we will have parking passes available to our church youth before we open it up to the public on July 10th. Passes are free to our students but you must fill out a parking lot agreement form that you can get in the office.

OUTDOOR SERVICE
Join us next Sunday, July 2nd, for our annual outdoor service and lunch on the front lawn at 9:00 am. We will have inflatables, face painting, games and more! Pulled pork sandwiches from Scotty D’s BBQ, chips, drinks and paper products provided. Bring a lawn chair and sides to share.

THRIVE: Play Date!
Moms, Grandmas, Nannies: You are invited to play this summer at the park.  Bring your children, a snack and drink for your crew and join us for some summer fun. For more information, contact: dianne@siouxfallsfirst.com.
Friday, July 7th at 10am at Sertoma Park.  Hostess: Melissa Johnson
Monday, July 17 at 11am-1pm at the Pioneer Spray Park (it opens at 11am). Pack a snack or lunch, sunblock, swimsuits and towels!  Hostess:  Jill Schlekeway
Tuesday Aug 15 at 10am at the home of Jill Schlekeway.  Water fun, lunch and fun.  Find Jill’s contact information in the church office.

MEGA SPORTS CAMP
On July 10-14 this building will be flooded with children who have come to learn about sports.  But to do this, we need coaches.  Head Coaches, Huddle Coaches, Snack Coaches, Music Coaches, Rally Coaches!
You can sign up online through our church website.  Just click on the Mega Sports Camp Banner.

FAMILY CAMP
Make plans now to attend Family Camp July 20-23rd at the Happy Holiday Resort in Rapid City.  Join us for a great time of fellowship, devotions, relaxing and fun in the Black Hills.  We will be enjoying activities such as golfing, mini-golf, swimming and campfires.  Motel rooms and cabins are available.  Reserve your room now on-line at https://protected.hostcentric.com/happyholidayrvresort/HHreservations.html  or call 1-888-674-2779.  Contact Janet Anderson at janetarn@sio.midco.net or 201-9436 for more information.

WATER BAPTISM:
On Sunday, July 9, we will have a water baptism service. If you wish to be baptized, please sign-up in the church office or go online to our website.  You will need to wear dark colored clothes/shorts to be baptized in, a change of clothes and a towel.
What is water baptism? It is an outward sign of an inward change. Just before Jesus returned to heaven, He commanded His followers to preach the gospel to all people and to baptize believers. Baptism is a sign to everyone watching that he or she has accepted Jesus as Savior and that he or she plans to obey Jesus and live to please Him.
Who should be baptized? Everyone who is sorry for his or her sins, repents, and believes in Jesus as Savior should be baptized. There is no age limit for baptism. When a person is saved and understands what baptism means, he or she should be baptized.
Does baptism save me? No. Water baptism does not give us salvation. The Bible teaches that we can only be saved by repenting of our sins and believing in Jesus as Savior. If a person does not repent and believe, it does no good to be baptized. Water does not wash away sin-only the blood of Jesus can take away our sins.

NACEL open door is an organization that is looking to place international students from France and Spain. They are looking for host families to host 1 or two male students from France or Spain, ages 14-17  from June 30-July 28. You will receive a $100 food stipened.  All students are willing to participate in host families religion.  For more information contact Tiffany Rashid at 413-2198

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP SUPPLIES STILL NEEDED (can be dropped off at the church office): Maybe your small group would like to sponsor a night at camp together or supplies for camp! Thanks for your blessings.

  • 10 small plastic pools
  • Used men’s vests & ties
  • Used appliances for taking apart
  • Paint canvases – all sizes
  • White Poster Board – 35 large poster sizes.
  • S’more stuff (roasting forks, graham crackers, marshmallows (regular size) fudge stripes, chocolate)
  • White t-shirts for tie dye
  • Dye & rubber bands for tie die
  • Crowns for birthday party
  • Fidget spinners

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP  – Part-time volunteers needed: Please sign up in the church office. 

Monday 7:30 am  – Student Ministry Center (same group needed for return on Friday if possible) (4-5 people needed)

Tuesday afternoon: 8-10 people needed 
Meet at the church west side parking lot at 1:30 pm – to carpool. Arrive at camp at 2:30 pm for WATER DAY
Wear closed toed shoes & comfortable, casual outdoor attire, hat & sunscreen. We will feed you dinner – Leave camp around 7:30 pm to return to SF

Wednesday afternoon: 8-10 people needed
Meet at the church west side parking lot at 1:30 pm – to carpool. Arrive at camp at 2:30 pm for Sensory Day.
Wear closed toed shoes & comfortable, casual outdoor attire, hat & sunscreen. We will feed you dinner – Leave camp around 7:30 pm to return to SF.

Thursday afternoon: 8-10 people needed
Meet at the church west side parking lot at 1:30 pm – to carpool.  Arrive at camp at 2:30 pm for BIRTHDAY PARTY  – Pastor Jeff & family will be clowning & magic show.
Wear closed toed shoes & comfortable, casual outdoor attire, hat & sunscreen. We will feed you dinner – Leave camp around 7:30 pm to return to SF.

Friday 4-5 people needed (same group as Monday morning if possible) – 12:30 pm  – Student Ministry Center  –  for camper return and connect with families. Camp video, snacks, unload luggage.

The Alpha Center needs your help this summer! Please consider working at a booth at one of our summer events. To sign up for a time or for more information call us at 605-361-3500 or email info@alphacenter.org Never volunteered at the Alpha Center before?
Give us a call or stop in for more information on how to get started!

Family Fest
Saturday, July 8
9 am – 4 pm
Sioux Empire Fairgrounds

Sioux Empire Fair 
Saturday, August 5 –  Sunday, August 13
10 am – 8 pm  Daily
Expo Building at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds

Sidewalk Arts Festival 
Saturday, September 9
9 am – 6 pm
Downtown Sioux Falls