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 […]

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 […]