Posts from August 2013

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Acolyte Training

by Bethany Willers

4th-6th graders are invited to become acolytes for First UMC.  This is a great way for the children of the church to be a part of the worship service.  Training will be held following worship on Sunday, August 25th.  If your child is in 5th or 6th grade and has already been trained, they do […]

Confirmation Update

by Bethany Willers

We are getting ready to kick-off the Confirmation year for our class of 2014!  This coming Sunday, August 25th at the 9:30 service, we will introduce to the congregation all of our confirmands, their parents, and mentors.  Please join us for this special service! Also on Wednesday of this week, we will hold a mentor […]

North Central District Picnic

by Bethany Willers

First United Methodist Church is a part of the North Central District of the Iowa Annual Conference.  Our district is gathering for a potluck picnic this Sunday, August 18th at 5pm.  It will be held at J.F. Kennedy Park, 1415 Nelson Avenue in Fort Dodge.  We are asked to bring our own table service and […]

Blessing of the Backpacks

by Bethany Willers

On Sunday August 18th, we will have a “Blessing of the Backpacks” ritual during the 9:30 worship service.  This is a great way to start the school year!  So come one, come all, and bring your backpack!  We will also have a special word for teachers who are going back to school.

by Bethany Willers

In an effort to continue our goal to have a Healthy Church and raise money for Imagine No Malaria, Ames First United Methodist Church will begin an 8-week weight loss challenge/fundraiser on September 1st.  We are encouraging any adults who attend Ames First United Methodist Church to sign up for the Net Loss = Nets […]

Terracycling for Imagine No Malaria

by Bethany Willers

We are all neighbors in God’s great world! The children and youth at Ames First UMC know that our church, family, friends and neighbors can make this program work to help save the lives of our neighbors in Africa!  They are excited to bring the Terracycle program to Ames First!  Help save lives by bringing […]