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  • 320x320_YouVersion_DiscerningGodsWill_jan26a_PxdNzAE VISION UPDATE - The Spiritual Directors are hosting two town-hall style meetings to share our progress on discerning God's vision for our church and get your feedback. - We will present new core values and growth goals. These meetings will be on Tuesday May 26 and Monday June 1, both at 6pm in the chapel. - Please plan on coming to one of these meetings. Thank you. - --Pastor Scott... More →
  • Sutton_hs_CBGEQVTP UMW Prayer Brunch Saturday, May 30 - The UMW is sponsoring a Prayer Brunch on Saturday, May 30, the Saturday following Memorial Day Weekend. The brunch is open to all. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth/children. Dr. Tara Sutton is our guest speaker. Tickets will be available each Sunday in... More →
  • summer-camp Church Camp - Summer Camps fill up fast so you need to sign up for your favorite camp this month. Brochures are available in the lobby with the different camps offered at Bay Shore. You might also want to consider Lake Louise Camp or Romeo Camp. - The church helps with financing. We will pay 1/2 of the camp fees up to... More →
  • VISITORS2 It takes two - Do you love to talk with people? Have the gift of hospitality? Like to serve behind the scenes? Know how to make coffee or can follow directions? We are looking for help on Sunday mornings at the Welcome Center. We could use some people to meet and greet people, especially visitors, hand out gift bags to first time visitors, and to make coffee. We like to have one person to greet and another to make coffee every Sunday. The time commitment is 9:30am to 12:30pm. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Please see Bev Heitkamp (792-9517) if you have any... More →
  • Graduation-Cap-and-Diploma Graduation Sunday - Graduation Sunday is set at Ames for May 31st. Eli Binder, Brennan Burks, Jourdyn Granger, and Marie Elkjaer Lund will be recognized. If you know of others connected to Ames who are graduationg this year, please let Jesse Karls know soon so he can include them in the recognition. Thank... More →
  • Welcome new members Meet our new members - Kim Andrus is a homemaker and came to Ames be-cause of her friend, Laurie DeMaet. - Lonn Durfree is a teacher in one of the private schools in Saginaw. He came to Ames because he is “looking to build relationships in the community.” - Jeri Crispell has been attending Ames for several years and felt that now was the time to join. She is a member of our Joy Bells choir. - Alonzo Jackson has worked as a Commercial Tire Technition for several years. He joined Ames because “Ames embodies the kind of practices and actions in their ministries that I believe God intended for all.” - Tonya Jackson is Alonzo’s wife and a stay at home mom. She feels “at home at Ames” and enjoys working with the youth groups. - Sara Pugsley works as a hostess and said, “Ames feels like home and my kids enjoy and feel welcomed here.” - Duane Thomas became a member and worked under Jesse as Ames’ Urban Community Director.” Duane, a seminary student, recently was hired as the Associate Pastor at Calvary UMC in Flint. - Dianna Wright is retired from customer service and babysits her grandchildren. She is the daughter-in-law of Dennis & Barbara Wright. This is her first time commit-ting to a church and feels that God told her that now is the time to join. - Amanda Bertrand is the daughter of Deana Bertrand and a 6th grade student at Thompson Middle School. She is involved in Revolution Youth and the RTG dance group. - Joseph (JoJo) Bertrand is the son of Deana Bertrand and a 6th grade student at Thompson Middle School and is in Revolution Youth. - Madison Binder is the daughter of Eli & Julie and is a 6th grade student at SASA. She is involved in Sunday School and Ames RTG dancers. - Ta’tiahna Hayes is the daughter of Louis and Amy Hayes and a 6th grade student at Good Shepherd Lu-theran School. She is involved with Revolution Youth. - Zach Hoffman is a 10th grade student at Mackinaw Academy. He is involved in Revolution Youth. - Zach Hoffman is a 10th grade student at Mackinaw Academy. He is involved in Revolution Youth. - AJ Jackson is the son of Alonzo and Tonya Jackson and is a 6th grader at MI Great Lakes Virtual Academy. He is involved in RevolutionYouth. - Alex Jackson is the son of Alonzo and Tonya Jackson and is an 8th grader at MI Great Lakes Virtual Academy. He is involved in Revolution Youth. - Hope Jackson is the daughter of Alonzo and Tonya Jackson and is a 7th grader at MI Great Lakes Virtual Academy. She is involved in Revolution Youth. - Alyssa Pugsley is the daughter of Sara Pugsley and is a 6th grade student at Thompson Middle School. She is involved in Revolution Youth. - Marilyn Rodriquez is an 11th grader student at Arthur Hill High School. She is involved in Revolution Youth. - Kahlen Schultz is a 10th grade student at SASA and is involved in Revo-lution... More →
  • core-values-compass-shutterstock_212495716 Ames’ 10 Core Values - Presented at the Ad. Council - by our Spiritual Directors: - 1 Jesus is Lord God the Father exalted Jesus as head of the church, therefore Jesus is Lord over all we do, so full devotion to Jesus is the goal for every believer - 2 The Bible is God’s living Word--The Bible is the authority for salvation and Christian living because in the Bible we encounter Jesus through the Holy Spirit, so we encourage personal and corporate reading and study of Scripture - 3 Every person matters--God loves everyone and wants to save and change us by grace, so we should welcome and love everyone--regardless of their race, income or background--and seek to be a place where grace is offered to all - 4 Worship is essential--corporate worship brings us into God’s transformational presence, so we offer worship that includes biblical teaching and preach-ing, music, and other forms that are God-honoring and culturally relevant - 5 All believers should grow--the Christian life is a journey and a process of becoming like Jesus, so we encourage everyone on this growth journey by offering spiritual growth opportunities - 6 Growth happens in community--God created us to be in close, authentic relationships with other believers, and spiritual growth happens best in community, so we seek, study and serve in loving, supportive, accountable groups - 7 All believers are ministers--in all aspects of life, not just the church, all believers are called to min-ister, so we help believers discover their spiritual gifts, their passions, and their places of ministry - 8 Faithfulness honors God and each other--we strive to give our best to God, so we deal with hon-esty, integrity and respect in all we say and do, both inside and outside the church - 9 We are here--God has called us to stay in our ur-ban setting, so we engage in transformational ur-ban ministry together - 10 Prayer is vital--apart from Christ we can do noth-ing, so through prayer we invite God to work in, and around... More →
  • Spring Break Mission Trip3 Spring Break Mission Trip - Eight students and four adult leaders from Ames recently spent part of Spring Break to go to our state's capital to share the gospel (everyone did this), help the homeless and families in need through Christ UMC and Central UMC, distribute 70 copies of the Ames original movie ("Merchant in the Valley") to non-profits in Lansing, help ministries at local churches such as "Open Door", painted at Christ UMC, and created the most popular video ever for the Rock the Island ministry. - Our group also had plenty of time to study God's word, journal, share, pray, and have fun! We went to the capital building, the Michigan Museum, MSU's campus, heard from one of Revolution Student Ministry's former students currently enrolled at MSU, and visited with a couple of players from MSU's Final Four basket-ball team just before they played Duke in the Final... More →
  • Everest VBS Everest VBS June 14th-18th - Spring is here, which means sum-mer is just around the corner! VBS preparation is in full swing and there are many ways that you can use your God given gifts to help with VBS. Are you good at building, creating or decorating? Hop on board to help with props and decorations. Do you love to bake, cook and prepare food? Come help prepare evening snacks. Are you a gifted athlete, storyteller, or musician? Volunteer to lead games, story time or music stations. Contact Sarah Brennan at - sarah.e.brennan4@gmail.com or - 773-987-7970 if you are interested in... More →
  • Serving God Daily Serving God daily - Michael Cornish continues to serve the Lord in “New Life”, an on-campus ministry at Eastern Michigan University as well as missions abroad. Last summer we helped sponsor Michael on a short term mission trip to El Salvador. He is pictured here teaching a class during that trip. - This year he helped establish two “home groups” of students for study, prayer and community. He said, “the growth the Lord has caused and the trust developed/exhibited in each home group is monumental. It is a wit-ness to the power of God and to the power of prayer.” - Michael plans to participate in the New Life Church Leadership Train-ing on Mackinac Island this summer. But first he is going to Bosnia in May for a short term mission trip. Once again he asks us to pray for him and the team as they go to witness in a mainly Muslim country. He also needs help with finances. If you want to sponsor him, contact him at: 989-372-2053, or email:... More →
  • Teaching all ages Teaching all ages - The Drive Computer Ministry is not just for kids. We have people of all ages come for training. A recent class training featured how to replace faulty capacitors in flat screen computer monitors. Anyone can come to class held on Thursdays at 3:30 pm. If you have any questions before attending the class, call Jesse at the office,... More →
  • Learning a new skill2 Learning a new skill - We appreciate all of our adult leaders in the youth program at Ames, but wanted to send out a special thanks to Pat Hascall for her continued partnership in ministry through the Steppin' Up ministry every week. Pat helps with food prep and is seen pictured below with Lois Finian as they teach young girls the art of... More →
  • Thanks for your support Thanks for your support - Cindy and Hayleigh Brown, pictured be-low, began sorting through the donations of items for our Lenten project of Health Kits for Liberia. In all, 42 kits were blessed with prayer on Sunday, April 12. Thank you all to those who donated and special thanks go to Dolores Adkins, Jean Fox, Sharon Hasse, Kay Lamay, Jill Lindenberg and the M&M Circle for all their... More →
  • children Children's Ministry Outreach - 15 adults and children went to Edgewood Assisted Living Center this past month to share the good news of Christ's resurrection with the residents. The children and adults made a total of 59 homemade cards and treat bags to deliver! Many of the residents commented as to how much they appreciated the gesture. One resident thanked the children with tears in his eyes saying, "This made my Easter! He is indeed Risen!" Thank you to all the families and children who took time to bless the residents at Edgewood Assisted Living... More →
  • May we help you May we help you? - Our youth have stepped up to help our new Courtesy Team greet and help people in the parking lot when they arrive or leave on Sun-day mornings. They provide a helpful arm while walking across the parking lot or hold the door open with a smile. They are also a great resource for visitors who have questions and help them connect with those with the right answers. We can use a few more adults for this team. See David Marr, Trustee chair-man, if interested. - Learning a new skill --Jesse Karls - We appreciate all of our adult leaders in the youth program at Ames, but wanted to send out a special thanks to Pat Hascall for her continued partnership in ministry through the Steppin' Up ministry every week. Pat helps with food prep and is seen pictured below with Lois Finian as they teach young girls the art of... More →
  • building-fund-flyer Ames Building Fund What is it? - Trustees Ministry Contact:trustees@ameschurch.org - 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”