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 […]

April’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

It may seem really early to think about it but…  “Just ___ shopping days ‘til Christmas!”  How many times did you hear that last December? Of course, that’s one of the ways that retailers help to encourage you to make your Christmas celebration plans.  What preparations did you make for Christmas last year – buying […]

March’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice meets the smiling Cheshire Cat at a crossroads. He was watching her from the limbs of a nearby tree. Alice asked the cat which road she should take. He replied that it depended on where she wanted to go. Alice told him she wasn’t going in any particular […]

Appalachia Service Project

by Kirsten Baxter

Hello all! We are registered for ASP for July 20-28, 2019. To join us, you must be 14 years old by July 22nd. Our next informational meeting is on Thursday, March 14th at 5:30pm in the high school room. For more information or to sign up, visit https://www.asphome.org/  Our group number is 8056. The ASP group […]

Call to Prayer & Self-Denial

by Kirsten Baxter

United Methodist Women will meet at noon on March 7th for a soup lunch and “Call to Prayer and Self- Denial” offering. Pastor Kerrin Kirkpatrick will be the featured speaker on “Mission Experience in Africa.” Her program will be repeated at 6:30 pm for those unable to attend the noon meeting. Childcare is provided in […]

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 – […]

January’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

On December 14, 1996, a 763-foot grain freighter crashed into a Mississippi riverside shopping mall at New Orleans, and 116 people were injured. The crash destroyed a major part of the wharf, where 200 shops and restaurants were located. The ship lost control in a place on the river that is considered to be the […]

Happy New Year

by Kirsten Baxter

LOOKING BACK AT 2018…..  2018 brought many changes to FUMC. In June, we said goodbye to Pastors Fred Lewis and Cephas Davis. Each heading in opposite directions on their preaching journey; both with high hopes of what their futures would bring. Pastor Fred began his retirement. Looking forward to a whole new way of life […]

Noon Year’s Eve

by Kirsten Baxter

Our annual Noon Year’s Eve party will start at 10:30am with a yogurt bar and monkey bread. There will be science experiments with Iowa 2018 Teacher of the Year, Aileen Sullivan. At the craft station, you’ll make your own 2019 glasses, party hats, and noise makers. There’ll be a dance party with all the hits […]

December’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

Well it hardly seems possible, but it is that time of year again.  It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying caramel apples, picking pumpkins, giving thanks with family and friends, and sitting around a bonfire. Now, we have traded that all in for colder weather and the joy of the holiday season. Yet, every year […]