BUILDING LIVES & A COMMUNITY AROUND CHRIST

Outreach: Our Ministries

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BROTHER TO BROTHER
The First Sunday of the month, the men of the church sponsor a fellowship breakfast for the community. The purpose of the event is to engage in dialogue that leads to actions to improve the community. Breakfast and dialogue take place from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

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CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES
Still in development but will be ready in October / November. STAY TUNED. We average about 10 individuals on Sundays as of September 1, 2016.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS MINISTRY
Your body is a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. Being unhealthy can lead to unhealthy thoughts and take your focus off of God's plans and purpose for your life. This ministry provides health education, health literacy, healthy nutrition and health awareness and can have a direct impact on the health of the church and the disparities that exist among children of God.
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MEMBERS CARE MINISTRY
Our VISION / MISSION is to provide encouragement, nurture and support for the entire congregation with emphasis on growing relationships, new believers, and discipleship. Our goal is to maintain church membership at 85%-90%.
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BIBLE STUDY 
___ Bible Study: Tuesdays at 11 AM at the church.
___ Bible Study: Wednesday Evenings at 7 PM / EST
Taught by Rev. Marlon B. Tilghman. Bible study will include occasional video, a study guide and course interaction.
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AMES PRAISE SIGN MINISTRY (PSM)
Our purpose is to worship and to serve God through sign language and music accompaniments. MINISTRY GOALS: We set a goal of two community outreach events each year. In addition to our scheduled 3rd Sundays of ministry to Ames, we will minister for in- home visits as well. Some of our musical accompaniment include "Worth Fighting For" by Brian Courtney Wilson and "Bless Me" by JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise. The Praise Sign Ministry does not call members for this ministry. It is our Lord, Jesus Christ, who chooses his disciples for this ministry.
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SENIOR ADULT MINISTRIES
​We meet to provide an outing amongst the 65+ community. Activities include movies, luncheons, community college activities, etc. We also share resources needed for the 65+ community, including Bible Study, Basic Bible Study Literacy and Guest speakers on grieving, caregiving, advance directives, dealing with illness etc.
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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Our United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Our Mission is providing opportunities to grow spiritually; Equipping women & girls to be leaders; Providing transformative educational experiences; Organizing for growth & flexibility; and working for justice through service and advocacy.
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UNITED METHODIST MEN
The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. To offer opportunities to grow through prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops, seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday School classes, youth ministries, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service.
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YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES (still in development, stay tuned)
We meet to provide an outing amongst the 65+ community. Activities include movies, luncheons, community college activities, etc. We also share resources needed for the 65+ community, including Bible Study, Basic Bible Study, Literacy and Guest Speakers on grieving, caregiving, advance directives, dealing with illness etc.

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