Posts from 2016

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Happy “Noon” Year’s Eve Party

by Kirsten Baxter

This New Year’s Eve, celebrate early with a “Noon” Year’s Eve celebration at First UMC! The festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall with a yummy kid friendly brunch followed by crafts, games and a “Rockin’ New Years” dance party. At 11:55 am, we will head to the sanctuary for a prayer for […]

Christmas Greeting

by Kirsten Baxter

Click to watch the Christmas Greeting from Bishop Laurie Haller to all of the families of the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Pajama Party on Wednesday!

by Kirsten Baxter

That’s right! It’s time for FUMC’s annual PJ Party on Wednesday, December 14 beginning at 6:00p.m. A “Sign-Up Genius” has been sent out to families to let us know what they will be bringing. If you didn’t get the link, please let Nicole know or go ahead and bring a dessert or finger food to share. […]

Christmas Services

by Kirsten Baxter

It’s officially December, and Christmas is right around the corner. See descriptions and times of our Christmas Services below: Christmas Eve- Saturday, December 24th: 4:30pm : A Family-friendly service of Carols and Candlelight featuring a time with our children with each child attending will receive a small memento gift; a time of Blessing for All the Infants born in […]

UMC #Giving Tuesday is TODAY!

by Kirsten Baxter

Give light. Give love. Give life. The UMC #GivingTuesday theme for 2016 is “GIVE LIGHT. GIVE LOVE. GIVE LIFE.” United Methodists will once again come together to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries on UMC #GivingTuesday. Through UMC #GivingTuesday, Advent and Christmas seasonal giving is combined with global mission and outreach opportunities. As a […]

Children’s Christmas Program

by Kirsten Baxter

Today, Sunday, November 27, all of the children will gather to practice their songs for the first 20 minutes of Sunday school and then spend the remaining time as a whole group in the Isaiah room with an Advent celebration lesson including putting together their own take home Advent daily devotional “pizza!” Christmas program FULL rehearsal will take place Sunday, December […]

ADVENT “Noel! Luncheons” on Wednesdays

by Kirsten Baxter

Once again we will have the JOY of gathering together on each Wednesday of the Advent to share a light meal and enjoy beautiful music of the holiday season. The Madrigal Choir from Ames High School will again be our performers on November 20. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with the musical performances […]

Successful Family Mission Trip

by Kirsten Baxter

I want to thank the following people for participating in the Wesley Woods Family Mission Trip! We enjoyed the day splitting firewood and taking it to camp sites for future use. We had hot dogs, s’mores and Hot Chocolate over an open fire. The participants were: Allyson Goodman, Katelyn Goodman, Kathy Van Pelt, Sam Primer, Fredrick Killian, Tanya Killian, Emma Killian, Gabriel Killian, Elisha Killian, Casey Hinders, and Sally Shrunk Thanks for […]

Let’s Pack the Shopping Cart for MICA

by Kirsten Baxter

Since we won’t be having our annual Thanksgiving dinner this year due to the remodeling of our kitchen, Kids on a Mission would like to encourage all of you to purchase items for the MICA pantry. Their shelves are nearly bare! Bring them in Sunday as a sign of gratitude for all the years we’ve had […]

Wear Your Costume Sunday!

by Kirsten Baxter

Such cute costumes and sweet kids today, we are having fun!! Remember…you are all welcome to wear your costume to church on Sunday. We’ll have a fun “Little Saints” parade at both 8:30 and 11:00 services and a fun Halloween/All Saints celebration during Sunday school at 9:45.         Follow Us: Facebook- Ames First […]