Lenten Study :
Beginning mid-January, the Wednesday adult group will start their Lenten Study, “What Makes a Hero?” Written by Matt Rawle, this study takes pop culture heroes and looks at them through a lens of faith. Rawle shows how Jesus turned the concept of hero on its head. Good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, and overcoming adversity are fundamental to how Christians understand salvation. Heroes help us discern the good, fight for what’s right, define identity, execute justice, spark revolution, and save lives. W.H.A.M meets in the Conference Room Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30.
Ash Wednesday Service :
A joint service with First Christian Church (Disciples) – Ames, Ames First United Methodist Church, and Ames United Church of Christ at Ames UCC. All are welcome. More info here.
Wednesday, February 14 at 7 PM – 7:45 PM at Ames United Church of Christ
Maundy Thursday Service :
A joint service with First Christian Church (Disciples) – Ames, Ames United Church of Christ, and Ames First United Methodist Church, at Ames First United Methodist.
Thursday, March 29 at 7 PM – 7:45 PM at Ames First United Methodist Church
Good Friday Service :
We will gather with one another in the chapel to observe a time of worship at 5:30pm as we recall the last hours of Jesus’ life as he hangs on a cross. Pastor Cephas will lead us through remembering the last words of Jesus.
Friday, March 30 at 5:30PM at Ames First United Methodist Church
Easter Sunrise Service :
Greet the empty tomb on Easter morning at Reiman Gardens with Ames United Church of Christ, First Christian Church (Disciples) – Ames, and Ames First United Methodist Church. It will be Pastor Fred Lewis’ final ecumenical service before he retires. Please come!
Sunday, April 1 at 7 AM – 7:45 AM at Reiman Gardens
Easter Services :
The “First Service of Easter” will occur as people gather for our weekly Saturday at First worship at 5:30 p.m. on March 31.
Our Easter celebrations of worship will continue at our regular Sunday 8:30am and 11am times. Myrna Cakerice will be providing fine uplifting music for this holy day and our Chancel Choir will be singing out a glad resurrection anthem. Anson Woodin will be here to sing two special solos for Easter morning. Pastor Fred will be preaching and his sermon is titled “Resurrection”.