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  • war-room The War Room - We suggest you consider seeing the movie, "The War Room", which is atSaginaw's GoodRich TheaterCinema. - Quality 10 GDX - 3250 Kabobel - Saginaw, MI 48604 - Office: 989-793-7806 - Showtime: 989-797-8463 - Driving Directions - Monday, August 31 - 11:00 AM - 1:40 PM - 4:20 PM - 7:00 PM - 9:40 PM - Tuesday, September 01 - 11:00 AM - 1:40 PM - 4:20 PM - 7:00 PM - 9:40 PM - Wednesday, September 02 - 11:00 AM - 1:40 PM - 4:20 PM - 7:00 PM - 9:40 PM - This movie is about prayer and would be an excellent way to prepare your hearts for our day of prayer scheduled for Saturday, August 29. This movie was produced by the same company who made the movies, "Fly Wheel", "Facing the Giants", and... More →
  • Spiritual Gifts Assessing your gifts - The Spiritual Gifts Assessment helps individuals identify their God given gifts for living faithfully as Christian disciples day by day and find meaningful ways to use their gifts in connection with others through the community of faith. The process helps people understand the nature of spiritual gifts and ways to enhance the effectiveness of their gifts by linking together with others. - You many take the "Assessment" on line by going to the church website,, and clicking on the Spiritual Gifts Assessment link. You can also find paper copies available in the lower... More →
  • Job Openings Sign Administrative Assistant - Ames United Methodist Church is looking for an Administrative Assistant (AA). The AA of 23 years is retiring, and in January of 2016 we would like to begin the training for a new person. This person will represent our vibrant urban church 5 yeas a week for 6 active hours a day. This person should model Christian principals, be energetic, organized, and enjoy working with people. Proficiency with computers programs, telephone manners and the internet are basics. The job offers $11.25 and hour, and some paid vacation, leave and holiday time. The AA will work with many interesting people, support the youth director, and will report directly to the head Pastor. If you are interested please send your resume by US Mail or email to Ames United Methodist Church, attention Mark Campbell, by September 30, 2015. - -Mark... More →
  • sunday_school_kids Sunday School - Children's Sunday school will begin again starting September 13,... More →
  • exec-election-nominations-2015 NLD News - The NLD will meet on September 8, @7pm in room 2 to discuss nominations to be filled for 2016. Everyone on committee now is needed so please be there. RSVP to Lori at 790-7563, or - -Lori... More →
  • Stop_Sign Crop Walk - Looking for many willing walkers and donors to help with the Crop Walk again this year, it will be October 11, 2015. Please contact Amy Hayes with any questions or to sign up. - -Gerry... More →
  • 6a0105362badb1970b019104b938b9970c Stone School Kids - We are starting our annual collection for Stone School Kids. We are in need of underwear, socks, and baby wipes to help kids who have accidents while at school. - Please bring NEW items for boys and girls (sizes 5-8) and wipes to box in the upper... More →
  • Prayer Room A new prayer room at Ames - The library is experiencing some changes. The children's books (and family videos) have been moved back into rooms 11 & 12. Special thanks to Jenn Karls, Mary Tunney and Lynn Heitkamp for moving the books and book cases. - In the empty space Jenn has begun to setup prayer stations. Check out her progress and consider staying for prayer when you have... More →
  • 9781578564484_ Chapel Belles - "The Girls Still Got It" by Liz Curtis Higgs is the study of Ruth. The Chapel Belles Women's class will look at Ruth's love, boldness, faithfulness to discover how the Lord might lead us and how he might use us. Higgs uses her wisdom, research and humor to tell this story of hope, redemption, and lasting joy. Join us in the chapel Sunday September 13th, at 10:00am. Study books will be available for $8.00 in... More →
  • Feeding The Hungry Feed the Hungry - It's easy to forget that people get hungry when you don't have to worry about where your next meal is coming from. We help stock the Food Pantry at the First Presbyterian Church each month. Please bring your food donations to Ames and place them in the grocery cart in the Upper Lobby. Thank... More →
  • recycle pms1787 Crop Walk Awareness - Some things you need to know about our local Crop Walk and the efforts of Church World Service … - We believe that there is enough food, water and jus-tice for everyone in our world. CWS has worked for nearly seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. - We are making an impact togetherCWS works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. - Recent accomplishments… - 14,228 refugees from sub-Saharan Africa resettled to the United States in fiscal year 2014. - More than $2.5 million in material goods supplied for disaster relief in the past year. - More than 22,000 people in Southeast Asia have im-proved access to food, water and sanitation. - There are many, many individual stories on the CWS website,, that can be found under Stories of Change. I encourage you to take a look and be amazed at where and how our local Crop Walk funds are being put to work locally, nationally and internationally. - The Saginaw Crop Walk for 2015 is on Sunday, October 11. Please join... More →
  • date_time_preferences Woops! - Yes, the alarm is working again at Ames. Recently a group of runners (nationwide event for Cancer Awareness) stayed overnight at the church and they accidentally tripped the alarm. - In the future, seek permission to host an event at Ames (inside or outside on church property) first in the church office. The church calendar is checked to make sure the date requested is available. Many events are granted permission by the office when they are first requested. A few requests, from outside groups, are forwarded from the office to the trustees for their approval. Once the event is cleared and on the calendar, it is announced to all either directly or through the bulletin and newsletter calendar. All events need a cur-rent member on site during building or grounds use. - If an event is happening at night and will exceed time beyond when the alarm is set, Roberta or Brian Gulliver will notify the alarm... More →
  • Ames Logo square New logo! - Congratulations to David Marr who won the “New Logo” contest. His was one of many great submissions from some of our members and we appreciate all who shared their creative ideas with the Communications... More →
  • 70043923 Summer Island Mission - There is much that has happened since I wrote to you last from Mackinaw Island. Relationships have devel-oped to the point where we as a group have been in po-sition to collectively share the good news of Jesus Christ with at least 20 people over the last three weeks. One girl, Jackie, whom many in our group have had interac-tions with since the very beginning of the summer, has confirmed to us that she has accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was interested in having a conversation about baptism. Praise the Lord! Please be praying for her continued growth and for wisdom on our part to guide her where God is leading her in her journey with Him. A guy with whom a few of the guys in our group have been interacting has said he desires for Jesus to be Lord of his life, but to my knowledge he has not yet made that decision. Pray that God will lead him in this decision-making process. - There are others, such as Maggie, Amelia, Domingo, Gary, and more, with whom we have shared the gospel and are continuing to follow up about it. Pray for these conversations which have yet to take place; pray for sof-tened hearts and open minds to discuss and hopefully receive the best gift that's ever been offered. - The LORD is moving mightily, and it is a joy and an honor to witness and to be a part of it. Please also pray with us that these good fruits of the summer will pro-duce more fruit in the months and years to come. - To further His Kingdom, - Michael... More →
  • 26 Our 2015 Neighborhood Fest - Food - Friends - Dancing - Balloons - Magic - Come again next... More →
  • Upcoming Events August Events - UMW Kick off Picnic - Wednesday, Aug. 19 @ 11am - Hand Bell Workshop - Thursdays, Aug. 20 & 27 @ 5:30pm - Day of Prayer - Saturday, Aug. 29 @ 9am -... More →
  • A1pdPlPHDbL._SL1500_ Corn Toss Tournament - Sponsored by State Street UMC on Saturday, August 1. Players must be 10 years or older. Teams (of 2 players) are guaranteed 2 matches. Entry fee: $20 for ages 10-14, $30 for ages 15 & up. Entry forms (available in church lobby) need to be turned in by July 28 at the church. See flier in lower... More →
  • computers for africa Computers for Africa - The Drive Ministry is going international with laptops going to Kenya, Africa! We are also starting a new part-nership with VIM (Volunteers in Missions) through the UMC to send computers/laptops to schools in need in... 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

“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”