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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 […]

Yo, UMC! Let’s Kick It!

by Kirsten Baxter

Just a reminder that this is the week that we will kick off our Fall 2017 Wednesday evening ministries!! On Wednesday, September 13, we’ll begin with a nod to the 90s starting at 6:00pm. We will have an “I Love the 90s” themed fun night. Join us for games, trivia, 90s karaoke, and a 90s […]

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 […]

Youth Pizza Party Sunday

by Kirsten Baxter

On Sunday, August 27 from 5:00 – 7:00p.m., we will have a pizza party for our middle and high school youth. This will be a time for them to get to know Brooke, our new youth director, as well as gather together at the start of the school year for pizza. Come to catch up after […]

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 […]

31st Appalachia Service Project

by Kirsten Baxter

Seven adults and eleven youth will be leaving this Saturday morning for Chavies, Kentucky working to make a few more homes warmer, safer, and drier. This will be the 31st edition of Ames First UMC sending work teams to the Appalachians (Appalachia Service Project). Over those 31 years 320 individuals have given/shared their time and […]

Holy Land with Pastor Fred

by Kirsten Baxter

  Pastor Fred is joining with Bishop Haller and her husband and others from around Iowa to tour the Holy Land on January 9–18, 2018. You can join them! Educational Opportunities is the tour host/company. That company has been in service for many decades and excels at tours. The trip will leave from Des Moines […]