We are working on a new website, amesfirstumc.org, which will launch sometime this Fall.
We apologize for the limited information on this site, but hope that you will visit us or contact us…we would love to meet you and become your church family!
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Three Worship Times:
Saturday @ 5:30pm in the Downstairs Chapel (in person only)
Sunday @ 8:30am and 11:00am in the Sanctuary (in person and livestream) 

For the bulletin, click here
Join our 8:30am or 11:00am Livestream HERE or watch the recording later. 

Livestream:  https://bit.ly/amesfirstumclivestream
Recordings: https://bit.ly/amesfirstumcyoutube

Description of Services:

SATURDAY AT FIRST This is a relaxed and informal time of offering songs and prayers to God. Communion is offered on the Saturday closest to the first Sunday of the month. A variety of contemporary and familiar Christian songs and hymns are sung. Time and Place: Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the church chapel.


TRADITIONAL SUNDAY WORSHIP celebrations happen at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  You will find this Sunday worship to be very much like the worship services of many United Methodist Churches around the country. Creative liturgy will be offered to God with familiar and contemporary hymns being sung.  You will find Biblical preaching to assist you in connecting with God and for growing your faith, witness and discipleship.

Time and Place: 8:30am and 11:00 am Sunday in the Sanctuary.


We Want Children IN Worship!!!

We offer a prayground in the sanctuary! A Prayground is a small area within the sanctuary that is dedicated to some of our youngest children in worship. Melanie Gordon, director of children’s ministries with the Global United Methodist Board of Discipleship said “We are all adopted through our baptism into God’s family, so we need to worship together. We know children need to move and have some active time, so we need to find creative ways of engaging children in worship.”
 
The space includes soft toys, an enclosed area with soft mat flooring, a practice pew, coloring table, comfortable seating for parents, a TV with live feed to the worship in case you’re in an area of the Prayground where you can’t see something, and many other items. This space allows the children to remain in worship with their family. The nursery is still available for those who wish to utilize it. We hope this helps young families feel more welcome at Ames First UMC and for all to know the importance of having children in worship.
 
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
 

Nursery. You may bring your infant or toddler (up to pre-K age) to the nursery (Room E203) during Sunday worship and/or Sunday School. Our trained and screened nursery attendants are on duty starting 15 minutes before services begin. 

Give and Serve. For ways to give and serve, please click here: Ways to Give and Serve