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  • Baby Changes Everythingsq Baby Changes Everything - The sermons in December will be part of a series titled 'Baby Changes Everything' in which we'll look at how the birth of Jesus changed the world. - December 24, 7pm - Christmas Eve - What's a Savior doing in a place like... More →
  • candlessq Healings report - The Altar Team and Prayer Intercessors want to share with you the reports they received from people who have been healed after they sought help through prayer. - "After 20 years of debilitating fragrance and chemical allergies, I have been healed by God after two years ofprayer with Ames Altar Ministry and Intercessors; all in God's perfect timing!" --Lorri Doyle - "I knew that I was supposed to have surgery on the polyp in my ear since the beginning of summer and was prayed over during that time, but then I was told by my primary doctor I couldn't have surgery in October because of blood sugars too high and afterwards was prayed over by the Altar Team again and that is when it popped open and is healed. So it all is in God's time notours." --Kathy Schattilly - "After suffering with a debilitating headache for several days, trying medications without relief, the next Sunday I approached the Ames Altar Ministry. I requested a prayer of healing and by Tuesday relief came. I believe God healed me through prayer with the AltarMinistry. Praise be to God." --Gerry Frey - The Altar Team is available each Sunday following our worship services. The Prayer Intercessors meet for prayer each Wednesday evening at 6 pm. If you need prayer for any problem you are facing, please let us know. If you need help during the week, call the office (754-6373) and we will pass your request through the Prayer... More →
  • Symphonysq Ames member in Symphony - Congratulations to Katie Tunney on being part of the Saginaw Bay Youth Symphony, playing the flute! This is a big accomplishment that requires auditions and competition with youth musicians from our entire region! (Katie is the second one from the... More →
  • Adoration_assisi History of “The 12 Days” - From 1558 until 1829, roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. Here is the hidden messages of Christmas. - The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ. - Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments. - Three French hens stood for Faith, Hope and Love. - The four calling birds were the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. - The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law,the first five books of the Old Testament. - The six geese a-laying stood forthe six days of creation. - Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy. - The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes. - Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the HolySpirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. - The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments. - The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples. - The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed. - May God grant you peace and happiness throughout this Christmas... More →
  • WebSrWinterBlast-600x600 SENIOR HIGH WINTER BLAST 2016 - Pastor Scott Lindenberg will be the speaker at this year’s Senior High Youth Retreat at Bay Shore Camp. Cost is $69 per person including meals and lodging. The retreat begins at 7 pm Friday, January 8th and concludes Saturday, January 9th at 7 pm. - Bring clothes (extra in case you get wet), snow gear, Bible, broom (for broomball), linens (twin bed), toiletries, snacks to share. - See Jesse for more... More →
  • Rock The Island RTI '16 FREE for ALL ages - It's official! The RTI board unanimously voted to make general admission for RTI '16 FREE for ALL ages in 2016! Please mark your calendars! It will be Saturday, July 16 or 23 based on band availability. We should know which Saturday very... More →
  • Administrative Assistantsq Staff Changes - The Staff Parish Relations Team is pleased to announce the following changes in staff positions. - Administrative Assistant: Charee Clark is our new office Administrative Assistant beginning Monday, January 4, 2016. She will be in the office Monday through Fridays from 8 am to 3 pm. She will maintain all church records, provide secretarial services, publish the bulletins and newsletters and other office duties. - Finance Administrator: Roberta Helpap is retiring from the former Business Manager position in the office and has accepted the part time position of Finance Administrator. She will be responsible for all church finances beginning Monday, January 4 2016. She is currently working on a program that will email year end statements. If you would like your 2015 statement by email in January, please send your request to the church office by your current email... More →
  • virtual_tree1-885x1024 Giving Tree - Please help us provide household goods for the Giving Tree Families - Laundry Soap - Shampoo - Conditioner - Dish washing liquid - Hand/bath soap - Toilet paper - Paper towels - Garbage bags - Deodorant - Toothpaste - Toothbrushes - Baby wipes - Please bring your donations by December 13 and place in the upper lobby - The local Outreach Team will assemble a box for each family. See Susan Martinez (401-1911 Home or 810-931-4450 Cell) for questions. Thank... More →
  • Advent Devotionals SQ Christmas choice - Make a choice to spend a part of each day focusing on the real gift of Christmas this year. The days leading up to Christmas are busy, but this should be a time of spiritual growth, not just parties and gatherings. We invite you and your family to join us in using "The Living Gospel" devotional each day beginning today, the first Sunday in Advent. the small booklet is available in the lobby and costs... More →
  • Commitment Cards SQ Did you make a commitment? - Did you remember to bring in your 2016 financial commitment card and drop it in the box in the upper lobby? If not there is still time to register your giving for the new year. The ushers have cards and you can fill one out during the offering and drop it in the box at the end of worship. Thank you for being committed to sponsoring ministry here and at Ames and around the... More →
  • lunch7c Christmas Fellowship Lunch - Our United Methodist Women's group is inviting all women to join them for a salad luncheon and musical program on Saturday, December 5, at 11am. This is an open invitation to meet and get to know some of our ladies who have a heart for missions. Please mark your calendar and join them for... More →
  • 1295482221 No Bake Cookie Sale - The UMW is holding their annual, "No Bake" Cookie Sale on Sunday, December 5. They used to make actual cookies but in recent years had more and more cookies left over. They decided to take the money they would have spent for "fancy" cooking supplies and donate that instead. All they ask is that you consider helping them out by making a donation on the 5th. All money received will be sent to local and world missions supported by the UMW. Donations can be placed in the fancy box in the lobby area or see Mickey... More →
  • Sing Noelsq Sing Noel Christmas Concert - If you like Christmas Concerts, this is one you won't want to miss. It's a delightful evening of Christmas music featuring classic carols, favorite songs from past years (Singing Christmas Tree), and some wonderful new material that has already touched our hearts. The adults will be joined by the Children's Choir and the Restored to Glory dancers. - Order your free tickets now for one of the 5 concerts on Thursday through Sunday, December 10-13, available online at... More →
  • building-fund-flyer Building Fund - Trustees Ministry - Ames Building Fund What is it? - 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”