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  • Childrensroots Sunday School Supplies Needed! - Hello Ames Friends, - Our new Sunday school program is going to need a few more items to help get our year off to a good start. Please find it in your heart to look over the list and contribute whatever possible. At this point we only have basics and are in need of most of the oddities. Please contact Toni Marr (Educational Facilitator) @ 989-295-6584. - Download Printable List Here: Donations Needed for Roots Children - Donations Needed for Roots Children’s Ministry: - 25 mini spiral notebooks or memo pads - 25 (3 by 7 inch) pieces of sand paper - 1 roll of blue curly ribbon - 1 bottle of glycerin (can be found at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s etc) - 25 empty & clean baby food jars or small jars - 25 pony beads of each color (red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple and... More →
  • Back-to-Church-Web-graphic-300x250 National "Back-to-Church" Sunday - September 21, and Ames Church is joining in. But we need your help. Think of three people we can invite to church. It can be someone who has drifted away from Ames. or someone who has never been a part of our church. If you're on Facebook and Twitter you can invite your friends that way. If you think an invitation postcard would help, pass the person's name and address to Pastor Scott. So get thinking, then get... 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 →
  • yarn balls Prayer Shawl Group - The Prayer Shawl Group will begin meeting on Wednesday, September 17th from 1-3 pm. If you would like to knit, please come and share yourtalent in making these beautiful shawls to bless the lives of others. If you would rather crochet, that's ok. We can get prayer shawl patterns to chrochet. Come and join... 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 →
  • venture_227_manual_wheelchair Need help walking - The walkers, wheel chairs and the amigo, which were by the lobby doors, are now in storage in the office basement. If you have surgery or an accident and need help walking, contact the church office at... More →
  • faithweaverfriendscolor Faith Weaver Friends - Family friendly weekly program for kids ages 5 through fifth grades. It is an entirely new program beginning this year. It runs from 10am - 12:15pm. There will be lots of activities including games treats, special projects, and exploring the Bible in fun and interesting ways! - Class List and Room numbers: - Baby Nursery - Room 5 - 2 year olds - Room 10B - Pre-School - Room 10A - Kindergarten - 5th grade - Rooms 11 & 12 - Adult Bible Class - Room 2 - Chapel Belles - Chapel - Community Development Discussion - Room 14 - Morning Youth Revolution - Rooms 7 & 8 - Evening Revolution - 6th through 12 graders Chapel... More →
  • shawl_4213c.148101547 Prayer Shawl Group - The Prayer Shawl group will begin meeting on Wednesday, September 17th from 1-3pm. If you like to knit, please come and share your talent in making these beautiful shawls to bless the lives of others. If you would rather crochet, that's ok. We can get prayer shawl patters to crochet. Come and join us! - Bev... More →
  • faithweaverfriendscolor Invitation to Fun - Your kids are invited to "Faith Weaver Friends-- Where fun and friends Come Together!" - This family friendly weekly program for kids ages 5 through fifth grades is entirely new this year. It runs from 10am to 12:15pm with lots of activities including games, treats, special projects, and exploring the Bible in wild and wacky ways! Sign up... More →
  • IMG_5076 Sharpening - We are beginning a new church year and we need someone to sharpen the kitchen knives. If you know how to do this or know someone with this skill please call Maggie, 799-0588. Thanks a... More →
  • sundayschoolkids Fall is back - Sunday School Classes: Ages 2 to 90+ beginning at 10am - Kids Classes: Rooms 11 & 12 - Morning Youth Revolution: Rooms 7 & 8 - ABC Adults: Room 2 - Evening Youth Revolution: Sunday, 6-12 graders, 6-8pm - M&M Circle: 2nd Sunday (Sept. 14) 12:30pm - Steppin' Up: Youth, Wednesday, 3:30 - 6 pm - RTG Dance Girls: Wednesday, TBA - Prayer Intercessors: Wednesday, 6pm, Pastors office - Ride Ministry: Thursday, Office basement, 3:30pm - Joy Bells Choir: Thursday, 5:30pm - SerPraLo Circle: third Wednesday, (Sept 17), 10am, Room 2 - Social Bible Study: Every other Friday, 6pm, Room... More →
  • Revolution Student Ministries Revolution Student Ministries - Revolution Student Ministries weekly programming is beginning Sunday morning, September 7th, at 10 a.m. with Morning Revolution. The first and last ten minutes of this time feature hanging out with friends. For the rest of the time, we will have an inductive Bible study and discussion for our most committed youth. Later that day, we have a big kickoff of Evening Revolution with entire families invited to come with their youth. A dinner will be served at 6 p.m. sharp. This will be followed by a group activity, a youth service, and small group dis-cussions with Jr. and Sr. High separated, boys and girls separated. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with Jesse Karls to ask questions and discuss some of the ministry changes being implemented this year. This kickoff event will feature an interview with Brian Cole (pictured right) of Heritage High School, who has been labeled the best football player in the state by the Detroit News, a top 100 player in the country by ESPN, and future Michigan Wolverine. The discussion will focus on living for Jesus Christ wherever you happen to be, with special focus on sports and the public schools. Steppin' Up will take place every Wednesday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. with dinner provided. The Drive Ministry will also meet weekly from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on... More →
  • 41+zSJE+H1L The Real Secret - The Chapel Belles Women's group will meet Sunday, Sept. 7th in the chapel. All women are invited to go with author Nancy Kennedy on a humorous, enlightening and spiritual trip as we examine the lies that bind us from our God who frees us. - We will be using Nancy’s book "MOVE OVER VICTORIA - I KNOW THE REAL SECRET". Interesting discussion to be sure, prayer, and always a "belly buster" for good health. All this as you enjoy a cup of coffee & a sweet. - Books available in class-$5 - Join us in the chapel at 10... 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”