-Our Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve, 4:30pm

A family-friendly service that tells the story of Christmas. The children will be able to participate in the service if they would like to. Candle lighting with “Silent Night”.

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Christmas Eve, 7:30pm

A family service of traditional carols and candlelight. Featuring music by Myrna Cakerice/Barb Mittman, the Chancel Choir, and special guest soloists. Pastor Kerrin Kirkpatrick will be preaching.

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Christmas Eve, 10:00pm

A Quiet, Late-Night Service of Carols, Communion, and Candlelight

A quiet, late night service of Carols, Communion and Candlelight. Featuring the music of Myrna Cakerice on the organ and piano. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated; candle lighting with “Silent Night”. Pastor Kerrin Kirkpatrick will be preaching.

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-Other Christmas Events

Blue Christmas

On Sunday, December 16, at 1:00 p.m. FUMC is offering a supportive service of worship in the chapel to all persons for whom the holidays are difficult due to a death, loss, tragedy, stress or depression. Our Blue Christmas Service allows participants to name personal losses and loved ones as we light candles in a time of sharing. Please feel free to share this invitation with your family and anyone you know on a journey of grief and healing or in the midst of struggle; all are welcome as we come together in this informal worship. Thank you for all the ways you care and minister alongside one another.

Advent Lunch and Music

Advent lunches this year are BYOSL (Bring your own sack lunch) Drinks will be provided. Each lunch will be followed by musical entertainment. The music groups for the Advent lunches are:
Dec. 12 – Ames High Madrigal
Dec. 19 – Barb Mittman/Myrna Cakerice playing piano and organ duets
We will meet at 11:45 for lunch. The music will start at approximately 12:30. We plan to be finished by 1:00 so people can get back to work.

Up With Puppets Christmas Program

The Up With Puppets Christmas Program is on December 16th at 6:30pm.

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Christmas Caroling

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12th. Everyone (adults and children!!) is encouraged to come to our Wednesday Night Meal-soups, sandwiches, and salad that night from 6:00-6:30pm. We will divide into groups and leave at 6:30pm sharp from the Multipurpose room to go Christmas caroling around town with stops at care facilities within the Ames community. Folders with many Christmas favorites will be provided. If you think you can’t carry a tune… don’t worry! Join us anyway with a joyful smile on your face and help to spread some jubilant holiday cheer with the rest of us!

Children's Christmas Program

Join the children of First United Methodist Church on Sunday morning, December 9th at 10:00am! This year’s Christmas program theme is ‘The Room Where it Happened’. We hope you join us!

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