In The Community

In addition to volunteering for one of Aldersgate's Ministries, you can also be involved in Christ's work in the Evansville Community. The following are organizations Aldersgate has supported financially and with volunteer service during the past several years.

CAJE

Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment

CAJE

Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment

CAJE's Nehemiah Action

Aldersgate has been a member congregation of Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment (CAJE) since 2007. CAJE is comprised of 19 area congregations answering the biblical call to do justice. Our participation in CAJE provides us with the opportunity to be advocates for powerless people in our community in ways that we could not do on our own. Through an annual pattern of Listening, Researching, and dialogue with community leaders as we move toward Action, CAJE has been successful in changing the course of numerous systemic injustices over the course of the past decade. These successes have benefited thousands of people in our community who would otherwise have no vehicle for improving their circumstances.

Our 19 congregations are presently working to address the gaps in mental healthcare, as well as the ongoing problem of decent affordable housing in our community. Thanks to all of you who have participated in our justice ministry in any way over the years. If you’d like to get further involved, contact Rev. Mitch.

CAJE's Newsletter

More information about this organization can be found on CAJE's website.


Gilda's Club

Gilda's Club

Thank you Aldersgate, for your generous donations for Ann's Kitchen at

Gilda's Club Evansville!

We are excited that Melanie Atwood, Executive Director of GCEVV, will speak at Aldersgate on February 22 at both services! She will also be in the atrium to answer questions.

February 22

Special Guest Speaker in worship services

Melanie Atwood, Exec. Dir. of Gilda's Club

8:30 and 10:45 am


Habitat for Humanity
Bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Evansville builds houses in partnership with people in need and then sells the houses to homeowner partners. Aldersgate has worked with the local Habitat office for many years to create affordable housing opportunities for sponsor families. We join with other Methodist churches on “Methodist Build” projects and participate both financially and physically. We are planning our next build in 2018.

Volunteer Opportunities are available with:

  • Framing                                        
  • Fundraising
  • Landscaping
  • General Construction
  • Office Support
  • Painting
  • Photography/Videography
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Social Media
  • Committees
  • Food/Snack Provider
  • Special Events

For more information, please see www.evansvillehabitat.org

AUMC contact:

Bryan Lynch  
bl22@evansville.edu


Patchwork Central

 

Patchwork Central

Aldersgate has a long history supporting Patchwork Central. Please find a link to their website here and a link to their Facebook page here.

                         

 


United Caring Services
Providing comprehensive, sustainable services such shelters, and transitional housing to the most vulnerable in the community.

United Caring Services

United Caring Services is committed to creating a community of caring that will break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through championing those that are marginalized, empowering them to lead hopeful and productive lives. Founded in 1991, United Caring Services, located in downtown Evansville, offers a variety of programs such as a day shelter, night shelter, women’s shelter, and transitional housing. The core values of UCS are dignity, faith, commitment, compassion, service, passion, unconditional love.

Aldersgate has been a long-time supporter of UCS. Groups from Aldersgate regularly cook and serve meals at the shelter. For information about joining a group, please contact the church office.

UCS also needs volunteer help in the Day Shelter for things like organizing the pantry, working at the front desk or listening to our guests about their day. A lot of guests crave a little one-on-one conversation with somebody from outside the shelter. Volunteers also assist with building maintenance and help with office work: typing, filing, copying, stuffing envelopes, updating our mailing list, and helping our office administrator with various tasks.

To learn more about United Caring Services, click on the following links:

United Caring Services Website
United Caring Services Facebook

Contact at UCS:
Lisa Smith, Office Administrator
lisa@unitedcaringservices.org

AUMC Contact:
Jennie Hiam
JHiam@usi.edu
812-204-1190


United Methodist Youth Home
Helping at risk youth become responsible and productive members of the community.

United Methodist Youth Home

UMYH provides services for boys and girls, ages 10 to 21.

  • Residential Services – Group homes with individualized services for boys and girls ages 10 to 21. Includes specialized programs for pregnant or parenting teens.
  • Day Treatment Program – for youth 14 to 19 years old who have been suspended, expelled, dropped out of school, or are failing to make adequate progress at school.
  • Truancy Intervention Program – for all school aged youth with truancy issues.

Aldersgate currently has members serving on the Board of Directors and as volunteers. There are opportunities for serving in many ways, sharing your talents and expertise, assisting with various UMYH projects, providing financial and in-kind support, and serving on the board or committees.

For more information, please see www.umyh.com

AUMC Contacts:

Lisa Garrett
812-401-9533

Myra Taber
Tabers8@aol.com
812-629-3630