Ministry Highlights

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Wednesday Nights

by Kirsten Baxter

Wednesday Night Meals Ministry  We are putting together a task force to help find people and groups to plan, prepare, serve, and clean up our Wednesday night meals. This is a great opportunity for those who are not usually here on Wednesday nights to see all of the excitement and feel the energy of our midweek […]

September’s Pastor Note

by Kirsten Baxter

I love checking Facebook this time of year. One of the joys of being connected with friends from all over is that their kids all attend different schools. For weeks my newsfeed is full of adorable pictures of kids going back to school. As each of these pictures pop up, I pray for the students returning […]

August’s Pastor Note

by Kirsten Baxter

“And Jesus called out to [Simon Peter and Andrew], ‘Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people.’ And they left their nets at once and went with Jesus.” – Matthew 4:19-20, New Living Version Just for the record, I hate moving! And although some say it’s like Christmas when […]

May 2018 Tree Planting 

by Kirsten Baxter

The Ames Foundation will facilitate the planting of roughly 80 – 100 trees in the Southdale Neighborhood on Saturday, May 19. We will meet at Kate Mitchell Elementary at 8:30 a.m. and participate in a brief planting demo at 8:45 a.m. Volunteers will work in teams under the direction of a supervisor.  Each team will […]

UMM Annual Auction Tomorrow!

by Kirsten Baxter

Tickets to events, performances and sports games , cabin stay for a weekend, food, framed art, and LOTS MORE that could be yours! Come help fundraise money with the United Methodist Men’s Annual Auction tomorrow, Saturday the 21st. We will have a meal in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm alongside a silent auction until 6:35pm. […]

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 […]

Conference on March 25th 

by Kirsten Baxter

A CHURCH CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 25 AT 1 P.M.  Our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Harlan Gillespie, is calling a special Church Conference (all members are invited with voice and vote) to Vote on the Staff Parish Relations Committee’s recommendation to approve Fredrick Killian as a candidate for ordained ministry from this congregation. The SPRC met and […]

Lenten Lunches Start Wednesday!

by Kirsten Baxter

IN CHRIST’S FOOTSTEPS…. THIS YEAR’S LENTEN LUNCHES  Lenten lunches will be held on Wednesdays at noon: February 28, March 7, 21 and 28. Each week you are invited to bring a sack lunch to the Multi-Purpose Room. Drinks will be provided. We will have lunch at noon, share in a brief devotional moment at about 12:15 […]