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Holiday Fair – October 20th

by Kirsten Baxter

First United Methodist Women’s annual Holiday Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at 516 Kellogg Ave. in Ames.  Ames First UMW unit is part of United Methodist Women, now celebrating 150 years of service to women, children and youth locally and around the world. While this event is sponsored […]

State of Church

by Kirsten Baxter

Slides in pdf Format for State of Church Conversation : 2018Sept16StateOfChurchemail Video of State of Church Conversation : https://youtu.be/LI088C1w3WQ

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. […]

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 […]

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!). […]