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Ash Wednesday

by Kirsten Baxter

Ash Wednesday is on Valentine’s Day this Year as the Season of Lent Begins Service : 2/14/18 7:00pm at Ames Church of Christ In the church, we move from the excitement of Christ and the growing revelation of the Season after the Epiphany into the somber period known as Lent.  This is a time for […]

Soup-er Bowl Sunday

by Kirsten Baxter

On Sunday, February 4 in the multipurpose room, the Sunday school children will participate in making crock pots full of soup. During a recent Sunday, each class decided what kind of soup they will make. The soup will go into the crock pots and be ready to go for the Food at First meal that evening. […]

New Senior Pastor Announcement!

by Kirsten Baxter

It was announced today in worship service that a new senior pastor has been appointed to Ames First UMC. Rev. Fred Lewis is retiring this year after 16 years at Ames First UMC. He will be greatly missed! The Rev. Dr. Kerrin Kirkpatrick will begin her appointment as the new senior pastor on July 1, […]

Off to the Holy Land

by Kirsten Baxter

Pastor Fred along with Marge Bourne and Janet Tryon and former associate pastor, Deanna Snyder, are off to tour the Holy Land from today until January 18th! They will be a part of a delegation of 102 from Iowa and Michigan traveling with Bishop Laurie Haller and her husband. They will fly from Des Moines to NYC and on […]

Jell-O Fundraiser

by Kirsten Baxter

Say Hello to the New Year with Some Jell-O On Saturday, January 6, CEMT and Kids on a Mission will be hosting a dinner following the concert. There will be a Jell-O salad contest followed by a meal starting at 4:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. That’s right…we are continuing on with one of our new faves – […]

Holiday Service Reminder

by Kirsten Baxter

On two Sundays in December, we will have Worship at 9:40am. There will be only one Sunday worship service on December 24th and one on December 31st due to the way the Christmas and New Year’s holidays happen this year. On Sunday morning the 24th we will celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent and then […]

Omelets & Hanging of the Greens

by Kirsten Baxter

THE BEST EGG OMELET IN AMES Our United Methodist Men will be serving fresh, homemade egg omelets made to your liking on Saturday, December 2nd! Bring your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to this delicious breakfast served in our Fellowship Hall from 8:00-10:00am. This is one of our UMM fundraisers which supports our Appalachian Service Project team, […]

Service Saturday – Annual Leaf Raking

by Kirsten Baxter

This Saturday, November 4, will be our annual leaf raking day for Service Saturday. We will meet at the church at 9:00am, create our teams, and head to our different locations. We hope to have lots of helping hands so we can get done by noon (if not sooner since it will be rather chilly!). […]

Holiday Fair

by Kirsten Baxter

November is right around the corner, and the Holiday Fair will be here before you know it!! Come and see the wonderful things the United Methodist Women have created for you this year! Beautiful handmade quilts, tasty tea rings, and delicious homemade noodles. Grab some goodies from the Candy & Bake Shoppe. Check out the […]

Boy Scout Troop 160 Spaghetti Dinner

by Kirsten Baxter

Come one, come all to Troop 160’s Spaghetti Dinner! On October 29th from 11:30am to 1:00pm, we will be having spaghetti with sauce, meatballs, bread rolls, salad, and a combination of drinks. Gluten free options will be available. There will be a free will donation box at the door. We appreciate the support you have given us in the past, and […]