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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 […]

Crop Walk

by Kirsten Baxter

Mark your calendars for the Crop Walk on Sunday, October 8th. Many of our own FUMC friends and families participate annually. Get your team together now! The following agencies receive percentages of fundraising: Food at First, Bethesda Community Food Pantry, Good Neighbors Emergency Assistance, Loaves and Fishes Inc, MICA, SHOP, and Calvary Food Shelf. https://www.crophungerwalk.org/amesia Location: Brookside […]

Family Mission Trip – Wesley Woods

by Kirsten Baxter

We are planning a Family Mission Trip to Wesley Woods on October 7th. We will plan on leaving Ames at 7:30 a.m., arriving at Wesley Woods at 8:30 a.m. and working from about 9:00 a.m. until around 4:30 or 5:00 with a lunch break around noon. Please bring a sack lunch to eat and dress […]

Homecoming Parade Dinner

by Kirsten Baxter

We hope you plan to dine with Kids on a Mission, this Monday September 18th at 5:30pm. We’ll be set up on the west side of Ames First UMC grilling burgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs. They’ll come in a basket with chips, a cookie, and bottled water – all for $5! All proceeds go […]

Isaiah 40 – Fitness Classes start Sept 6!

by Kirsten Baxter

Isaiah 40 is our Wellness Ministry and CLASS STARTS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th. Cardio-Strength Class: 8:30am Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays Chair Fitness Class at 9:30am Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays RECRUIT YOUR FRIENDS! Classes are led by Nanette R. Heginger: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer Senior Fitness Specialist, Functional Training Specialist Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Golf Conditioning Specialist Ames First UMC Wellness Ministry Fitness […]

Back to school time and Kindness Rocks!

by Kirsten Baxter

Join us this Sunday, August 20 at 9:30 a.m. for our annual Back to School Blessing. During worship, all students, teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff will be invited to come forward with their backpacks, laptops, and any other tools of the trade to be blessed. Following worship we will paint rocks for the Ames […]

United Methodist Men Annual Kickoff Picnic

by Kirsten Baxter

WHEN: August 17, 2017 6:00 pm WHERE: First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall SPEAKER: Paul Wierson, KHOI radio station Food Fun and Fellowship! All are welcome! Call Deb 232-2750 for reservations. Tickets are $7.50 each. Reservation Deadline tomorrow, August 14

Piano Time!

by Kirsten Baxter

Daniel Souvigny, 16-year-old, award-winning pianist, will be performing at FUMC on Monday, August 21st at 7:00 pm. Admission will be $10.00. Be sure and mark your calendar for this special concert in Ames. Souvigny inherited his musical talent from his father, a pianist and church organist, and has been performing since age eight. Amazingly, Daniel excels […]