Welcome to Ames UMC in Saginaw, MI!  There are plenty of links here to tell you more about what God is doing at Ames that you can easily click on if you wish.  This page is simply designed for people new to Ames or new to faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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If you have never made a commitment to Jesus as Lord and Savior before, we encourage you to sincerely pray the following prayer based on scripture:

“God, I admit that I’m a sinner (Romans 3:23) and that my sin separates me from you.  I also understand that my sin has a death penalty associated with it and makes me unqualified to be with you in heaven, but I also understand that you loved me so much that you sent your one and only son to pay that death penalty on my behalf (Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, John 3:16).  Right now, I want to ask for forgiveness of sin knowing that you forgive (1 John 1:9).  Thank you for your forgiveness.  I want to turn from my sin and turn towards you from this point forward.  On this day and for the rest of my life, I sincerely declare that you are my Lord, that I’m living for you, and that you died and rose from the dead (Romans 10:9).  Thank you for saving me from the fires of hell and for giving me life in your Holy Spirit!  Thank you for embracing me and giving me the opportunity to enjoy you in heaven for all of eternity!  I love you, Lord.  Thank you for loving me!  Amen”


If you have already made this commitment and want more resources, we certainly encourage you to get plugged in to a church whether it is Ames or another church that stands strong on God’s word as complete truth!  Furthermore, if you would like a book to help you in your understanding of salvation in Christ as your Lord and helping you to take those first steps, consider reading the Bible (book of John would be a great place to start).


If you have questions about tough topics such as, “Can we believe the Bible to be true?” or, “How was the world created?”, etc, select the following link for a FREE book that answers these questions and more:  http://www.oneheartbeataway.org/


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