Parents Morning Out Program

by Kirsten Baxter

The United Methodist Women invite families with pre-school children and one parent at home to participate in the Parents Morning Out program at our church on Wednesday mornings from 9-11 am.  Each family will volunteer once a month along with a UMW member to provide childcare in the church nursery for participating children.  To register, please contact […]

August’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

She came, timidly at first, this small, veteran camper. She had heard the invitation to all campers to make a commitment to Christ for a week – just a week. But she had also heard that campers could come forward with concerns they had, and the pastoral staff would pray for their concerns. I was […]

School Bag Drive & Kit Instructions

by Kirsten Baxter

The Children, Family, and Intergenerational Ministries of Ames First are having a school supply drive now through August 18. On August 18, we will pack up the supplies into school kits for Midwest Mission. Midwest Mission is a cooperating supply depot for UMCOR and is located in Pawnee, IL. The kits are a little different […]

United Methodist Women Summer Events

by Kirsten Baxter

Join the UMW for their summer events- District Meeting : Thursday, June 27, 1:30 pm in Fellowship HallUMW women from the North Central District will join Ames UMW for aSisters Event, organized by District officers.  Come meet UMW membersfrom other units in our District and enjoy conversation, music, andlight refreshments. Guest Day : Thursday, July […]

Marriage Night

by Kirsten Baxter

We are registered as a host site for the first-ever Marriage Night simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and we would love for you to attend. Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their […]

May Fundraisers

by Kirsten Baxter

Annual Plant SaleThe Kids’ Club annual plant sale will be happening again the weekends of May 4-12. They will have zucchini, acorn squash, tomatoes, and peppers as well as marigolds, zinnias, and petunias. All plants will be $2 either for a small 3-pack or for the larger single container. All proceeds will go to Food at First. The children will also be […]

May’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

“[Jesus said], ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. If any of you put a stumbling block before one of […]

Upcoming Summer Dates

by Kirsten Baxter

Too early to think about summer? Well, it’s right around the corner! Here are some dates to mark your calendars.U May 5: Teacher Appreciation Brunch  May 12: Last day with 5th graders in Children’s Sunday school, Mother’s Day celebration  May 19: Children Sing at 11:00 service, Last Day of Regular Sunday school, 5th graders move […]

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 […]