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Members in Mission

by Kirsten Baxter

The first three Sundays of May will feature stories from our members who participate in mission in the Ames community and the world. Join the Faith and Reason Class and the Mission Work Area in theChapel at 9:45 am to hear about the following:May 5, Food at First, Patty Yoder, Director, and several FUMC members.May […]

February’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

One of the most difficult decisions in the past few weeks: whether or not to cancel services because of the weather. We recognize the need to keep people safe, especially with the nasty winds, drifting snow, icy roads and bitter, BITTER COLD!  But to us, Worship has always been the lifeblood of a church – […]

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 […]

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 […]

No Saturday Service on July 4th

by Kirsten Baxter

Due to the holiday falling on Saturday this year, we will not hold our regular Saturday at First worship service on Saturday July 4th.  Please join us for worship at 9:30 on Sunday instead!  Regular Saturday at First worship services will resume on July 11th at 5:30.

Holy Week at First UMC

by Nicole Smith

Passion/Palm Sunday-services will be held this weekend, Marcy 28-29, with a powerful reader’s theater reading of the passion. Saturday at 5:30 and Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00. Holy Week Family Worship – On Wednesday April 1st, we will hold our 4th annual Holy Week Family Worship service. This service will start at 6:30 and last […]

9:30 Worship for the Summer

by Kirsten Baxter

Starting tomorrow, Sunday May 25th, we will move to one worship service at 9:30.  This will be our schedule for the remainder of the summer.  Coffee hour will be immediately following worship at 10:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join us for our one summer worship service at 9:30!

Holy Week Worship Schedule

by Kirsten Baxter

Palm/Passion Saturday and Sunday April 12 & 13 Our annual presentation in worship of the Passion Story from the Gospel.  Saturday at 5:30pm, Sunday at 8:30am and 11:00am. Wednesday April 16 Holy Week family worship at 6:30pm. This service is specifically geared towards families with children and youth.  We will start in our new chapel. Maundy […]

Mardi Gras Celebration-Sunday March 2nd

by Nicole Smith

Join us this Sunday at either 8:30am or 11:00am services and enjoy the Dixieland music group “The Dixie Slicks.” We will have a special Mardi Gras lunch celebration beginning at 11:30am in Fellowship Hall with jambalaya, gumbo Joe’s, red beans and rice, Creole green beans, salad, cold cuts and cheeses and an all you can […]