December 16, 2018
On December 16th, during the morning worship hour, Aldersgate’s choir will present a Christmas cantata entitled I Hear the Prophet Callin’. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family to join us. They will surely be blessed by the beautiful music presented by our choir.
December 16, 2018
The United Methodist Men will sponsor the annual Christmas potluck dinner on Sunday, December 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The men will provide ham, rolls and drinks. Those who attend are asked to bring a potluck dish or a dessert. Santa will be joining us! Parents are asked to bring a wrapped gift for each of their children with the child’s name on it for Santa to give to the child. The gift should cost $10 or less. Please plan to join us for this great evening of fun and fellowship!
December 16, 2018
On Sunday, December 16, we invite you and your family to a very special worship service. You will also have an opportunity to make a very symbolic journey that has become a church tradition. We will have the joy of participating in a “March to the Manger”
procession to offer a special gift to our church in honor of Christ. Using the Christmas envelope you will receive in the mail or that will be provided in the back of your pew, please be prepared to bring a special gift of love to the Christ Child on the 16th.
December 24, 2018
At Aldersgate, the Christmas season will culminate with our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service filled with special music. The service will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will end with Holy Communion and a traditional processional to a living nativity in our fellowship hall. We look forward to seeing you and your family at this very special service!
December 27, 2018
On Thursday, December 27, we need volunteers to help prepare food and transport it to RIFA by 5:15 p.m. and also volunteers to help serve and clean up from 5:00 — 7:00 p.m. If you can help out, please sign up at the bulletin board in the hallway near the pastor’s office. Many in our congregation have joined in serving RIFA Meals to those in our community in need of a hot meal. Have you participated yet? Maybe you are still not sure what you can do or how to volunteer, so here are some ways you can help:
-Bring money to the communion rail each communion Sunday. This offering is designated for the soup kitchen meals. It costs around $185 each month to provide the food. If each of us gave just a couple of dollars each month, we could fund this ministry.
-Give an extra offering designated specifically for this ministry. Just mark your envelope for the soup kitchen.
-Help prepare food at the church to be delivered to the soup kitchen. (4:00 – 5:00 on 4th Thursday) Sign up list is on the bulletin board.
-Serve the prepared meals to those who come to the soup kitchen. (5:00 – 7:00 on 4th Thursday at RIFA soup kitchen on Airways Blvd.) Sign up list is on the bulletin board.
-Make or provide cookies or brownies for desserts for the meal. This would save on the cost of the meal. (240 cookies needed each month on 4th Thursday)
-Offer a short devotion before the meal at the soup kitchen on the 4th Thursday evening.
-Above all, pray for those who receive the meals and for our congregation as we serve them.
-NOTE: Jan Matthews, chair of the Missions Team, can answer other questions you have or give you more information.
January 14, 2019
Come join the United Methodist Men for some good food and fellowship on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The next meeting will be on January 14th.
If you plan to attend, please sign the sheet in the hallway near the pastor’s office so we will know how many to expect for dinner. If you need a ride or more information, please contact Mickey Edwards at 300-3767.
January 18, 2019
Daytime Fellowship meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 12:00 noon and enjoys a potluck lunch together and a short program or devotional. Please invite a friend to join you for this monthly event. It is open to all ages. For more information, check back on the website or contact the church office.