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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]