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  • TurboTax Tax Season - Once again, Ames is making the free use of the most popular tax software available to all by appointment only. Unlike most free tax preparation offers, Ames' can accommodate state and local taxes, as well as non-standard federal tax returns. Contact the church to setup an appointment (754-6373) and be sure to bring all necessary documents for completing your taxes. To ensure confidentiality, we suggest you bring a flash drive to save your finished taxes to for your electronic records OR e-mail the document to yourself. Of course, we also provide the free printing of your taxes as... More →
  • New-Member-Class-Info New Member Class - Through the year we have many people who check the “want to join” box on the attendance register sheet on Sunday mornings. Are you still interested in learning about the Christian faith, the mission and the goals of Ames UMC and explor-ing your place here? Our membership class will cover all these points and more. The class will will run for 12 weeks andbegin on Sunday, January 18, from 10-11 am - If you want to “become a member” or just want to learn more about Ames Church, check the box again in the pew register or call the church office,... More →
  • Dance Begins Dance Begins - Ames RTG Dance starts up again this week. Both classes meet on Wednesdays: - Girls ages 8-12 class (A) 4 - 5:30 pm ($10) - Girls 7-9th grades class (B) 6-7:30 pm ($5) - Registration forms are in the lower lobby near the Welcome Center. New students please contact Miss Sue ahead of time: 233-4162. - --Sue Passeno,... More →
  • Gently Apply Gently Apply - Just a “gentle” reminder. Various people in our congregation suffer from allergies and are sometimes greatly affected physi-cally after being exposed to strong fragrances. This includes strong perfumes and even bathroom air fresheners. Please consider them before leaving for church and apply your perfume... More →
  • read-logo-with-words Read - You can make a difference in the life of a child by sharing your time as a READ Volunteer Mentor. Volunteer mentors are especially needed to begin a NEW daytime school program at nearby Stone School. Individuals are asked to make a 20 to 60 minute commitment once a week or a volunteer may partner with a friend or co worker and volunteer every other week, anytime between the hours of 12:25pm - 3:00pm. Partners determine their schedule and share mentoring the same student(s). Volunteers may commit to volunteering any day Monday-Friday based on their schedule through May. - According to Sherry Couture, Stone Principal, "Our children need a literacy mentor to help them improve their fluency and learn to love reading, so that they can become successful independent readers. A caring and consistent mentor can provide the gentle encouragement that so many of our children may not have a home. - Please call the READ Office at 755-8402 or email for more information or to obtain an... More →
  • Shovel_Dirt Building Support - Over the next five years some serious projects need to be undertaken that could cost up to $250,000 to complete. Please consider giving to building... 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”