It’s Summer! Most small groups aren’t continuing to meet. There is no Sunday School (for any age level), coffee hour is upstairs in the multipurpose room after worship services, and there are no more normal Wednesday night activities (including choir).

Here are some dates you may want to reference for happenings around Ames First this summer!

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 up to Middle School. 

May 26-September 1: Every Sunday, Kids and families are invited to help tend the Kids’ Club Community Garden. This will be in place of Sidewalk Summer Sunday School and Kids on a Mission this year. 

June 5, July 3, August 7: Family Summer Movie Nights (first Wednesdays at First UMC) 

June 16-21: Camp Wesley Woods Week (this is the week Nicole and Pastor Nikki will be there) 

June 24-27: Ames Ecumenical Vacation Bible School 

The theme this year is To Mars and Beyond!
One small step for your kids… one giant leap for God’s Kingdom! Blast off with the first VBS to land on the moon! To Mars and Beyond will help kids discover the wonders of God’s universe. They’ll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them. Beginning in your Assembly area, an outpost on Mars, they’ll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!

Ames Downtown Churches will join together to host the Ames Ecumenical VBS at Ames First United Methodist Church June 24-27 from 8:30am-11:30am. Early drop off and late pick up times available upon registration request. VBS is open to children ages 4 (or attending a 4 yr old preschool class in the fall) and up. Youth and Adult volunteers are needed for all areas! Sign up as a participant or volunteer today at
VBS Facebook Event :

July 10-14: Youth 2019 Leadership Conference 

August 18: Backpack Blessing 

September 8: Rally Sunday