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  • rummage-sale Rummage Sale - First United Methodist, 4790 Gratiot, is holding their annual fall Rummage Sale this Thursday - Friday from 9am to 3pm. They will have clothing, jewelry, toys, books, house wares,... More →
  • Childrensroots Roots Children's Ministry - Thank you to everyone who has donated materials for the children's ministry this year. We appreciate you using your resources to help the children at Ames grow in their relationship with Christ! - We are sill in need of volunteers for children's church during the 2nd service. Please contact Sarah Brennan at or at 773-987-7970 if you would be willing to... More →
  • choir Chorus Singers - Do you love to sing? Come and join us the 4th Sunday of every months in the first service. We practice the 3rd and 4th Fridays at 10 am. If interested Please call me at... More →
  • phone-directory 2015 Directory - It's time to update the Ames phone directory. If you are new or have a different street address, phone number or email address than what's listed in the 2013 directory, please send that information into the office. You can turn it in through the offering, email: or call the office, 754-6373. Thank... More →
  • ephesians-5-1-2 Pastors Challenge - I would encourage us all to read through the entire book of Ephesians - at least once each week during this series, which will conclude on November 23. Ephesians is only six chapters in length so you could read a chapter each day, Monday through Saturday, take Sunday off, then repeat the reading pattern the following week. Or you could easily read it all in one day - it only takes 20 minutes to read it from start to... More →
  • maxresdefault RTG Dance Classes - Ames' Restored to Gory Dance classes will begin on Wednesday, September 17. There will be 2 separate classes each Wednesday: - 8-11 year old girls: 4pm to 5:30pm - 7th-9th grade girls: 6pm - 7:30pm - If your daughter is interested in learning to worship through the dance, please fill out a bright orange registration form located on the table in the lower lobby. If your daughter is new to dance, please call Sue at... More →
  • hands-and-light Saginaw Healing Rooms Fall Training - Two consecutive week ends: September 19 & 20; 26 & 27 - Fridays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm - Saturdays: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm - The training sessions will be held at Saginaw Valley Community Church, 3660 Hermansau Drive. There is no charge but a love offering will be taken. Sorry, no child care is available. We have had 11 members take the training and they found it so helpful that most have attended more than once. Please consider attending the sessions. They will be helpful even if you chose not to serve on the altar ministry team. - To register call (989) 752-4769, e-mail:, or visit website at For questions call Guy Hayes (989) 798-7333, or Pat Hascall (989)... More →
  • recycle pms1787 CROP Hunger Walk - If you are walking in the CROP Walk this year on Sunday, October 12, contact Amy Hayes of Gerri Frey for sponsorship packets and any questions about the walk. This year's walk can be done as either a 3mile or a 6mile with rest stops and fellowship along the way. It's a great way to serve God, be a part of the solution for our city and contribute to church world service. If you are not walking please consider sponsoring those who do with a donation, to CROP, and your... More →
  • post-it-notes-and-pins-fd984 Bulletin Boards - Each bulletin board in the church is overseen by the Communication Ministries. Anyone who wants to post information or an advertisement, on one of the boards, needs to contact Mary, 799-2149. Any unapproved articles placed on the boards will be... More →
  • building-fund-flyer Ames Building Fund What is it? - Trustees Ministry - Download printable flyer... More →



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Ames is a multi-cultural church located in the heart of Saginaw, working to serve the Lord through our community.  With a passion to see the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ renew our lives and flood our city, we are diligently seeking God’s truth, His refuge and His vision for Saginaw. Please join us to see what the Lord has in store for you!   Ames United Methodist Church - FaithStreet On homepage, link to church Facebook pageSermon-Podcast Obituaries/ Monthly Calendar Full ScreenView Calendar Full Screen SUNDAY WORSHIP TIMES 8:45 Traditional worship music 10:00 Small groups & coffee 11:00 Contemporary worship music Purpose-300x122

“Called to remain in the city of Saginaw, Ames UMC is a thriving Christian community committed to Jesus Christ and to each other, applying our faith through words and works for the transformation of lives and the revival of the city, all to the glory of God”