Posts by Kirsten Baxter

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May 2018 Tree Planting 

by Kirsten Baxter

The Ames Foundation will facilitate the planting of roughly 80 – 100 trees in the Southdale Neighborhood on Saturday, May 19. We will meet at Kate Mitchell Elementary at 8:30 a.m. and participate in a brief planting demo at 8:45 a.m. Volunteers will work in teams under the direction of a supervisor.  Each team will […]

UMM Annual Auction Tomorrow!

by Kirsten Baxter

Tickets to events, performances and sports games , cabin stay for a weekend, food, framed art, and LOTS MORE that could be yours! Come help fundraise money with the United Methodist Men’s Annual Auction tomorrow, Saturday the 21st. We will have a meal in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm alongside a silent auction until 6:35pm. […]

Celebrating Confirmation on April 29th

by Kirsten Baxter

At 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, we will be confirming this year’s class of students. We salute these young people, their parents and mentors:  Confirmands, Mentors  Connor Garetson, William Edwards Sammie Schaben, Sadie Anderson Emily Pretzer, Jeanne Maharry Lane Sullivan, Jim Miller Karsten Holm, Chad Copley Libby Gens, Greta Goodman Carlie Johnson, Kathy Van Pelt Carleigh Evans, […]

Worship Opportunities in the Coming Days

by Kirsten Baxter

Thursday – 29th At Ames UMC, Maundy Thursday worship service will be held at 7pm – 7:45pm. As we journey into Holy Week we open ourselves to reflect on a full range of emotions. It is a time to embrace our humanity along with Jesus. We will listen again to the story of Jesus’ “new commandment” that he […]

Conference on March 25th 

by Kirsten Baxter

A CHURCH CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 25 AT 1 P.M.  Our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Harlan Gillespie, is calling a special Church Conference (all members are invited with voice and vote) to Vote on the Staff Parish Relations Committee’s recommendation to approve Fredrick Killian as a candidate for ordained ministry from this congregation. The SPRC met and […]

Lenten Lunches Start Wednesday!

by Kirsten Baxter

IN CHRIST’S FOOTSTEPS…. THIS YEAR’S LENTEN LUNCHES  Lenten lunches will be held on Wednesdays at noon: February 28, March 7, 21 and 28. Each week you are invited to bring a sack lunch to the Multi-Purpose Room. Drinks will be provided. We will have lunch at noon, share in a brief devotional moment at about 12:15 […]

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 […]