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Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga class offers all the benefits of yoga on a mat but without having to get on and off the floor. We will primarily focus on improving flexibility of the spine followed by the rest of the joints and muscles. There will be gentle movements with an emphasis on breath and mindfulness/meditation, improving breathing and overall health, well-being, and ability to focus. This class is great for those with sedentary occupations, limited mobility, recovering from injuries or surgery, or who are just new to yoga and need a safe non-intimidating starting point. The Arthritis Foundation has approved chair yoga to ease the aches and pains of those suffering from arthritis as well as providing many other proven benefits to health and well-being. 

The class is led by Whitney Arvin who will be accredited in the Foundations of Yoga Therapy in June after completion of an extensive teacher training program.  She has been a certified yoga instructor since 2010 and is committed to sharing its benefits whenever possible. 

The class will begin April 18th at 10:30-11:15 in the media room and run for a trial of 4 weeks.  If there is interest the class will continue regularly on the schedule each week- Tuesdays at 10:30.  It is $8/ drop in or $25 for all 4 classes. 

E-mail info@aldersgateum.org if you are interested.

Instructor: Whitney F. Arvin; 812-296-6828; whitneyarvin@aol.com


Music for Sight

Music for Sight

Sunday, August 13 at 2 pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Join us in a Fundraiser for Aldersgate's new cataract surgery ministry in Kenya! Come and hear nationally known singer-songwriter - guitarist Dave Nachmanhoff. Now living in northern California, he cut his musical teeth on Pete Seeger, country rock, Kingston Trio's early folk and '80s new wave. He was a finalist in the 2011 USA Songwriting Competition. Check out his website for more information: 

Reservations are $25, and may be purchased on Aldersgate's websitewww.aldersgateum.org. (Click on Give and contribute by logging in or as a guest.) In addition, they may be purchased in the church office or at the door. Tax deductible donations specifically toward the Cataract Surgery Ministry may be made at any time in church, online, or during the event. Make checks payable to AUMC, Memo: Cataract Surgery. 

Dave is a friend of our Ophthamologist, Dr. Michel Gelinas from Wisconsin, who volunteered with our team in February, performing cataract surgery on our first 7 patients from the village. Dr. Mike will be with us on the 13th to talk about the experience. He will also join Dave in a few songs!

We are excited that he will travel on our team again in Feb. 2018 and continue the partnership with local eye surgeon there in years to come. 

ALL money from ticket sales and donations will go toward the purchase of a YAG Laser and a scan for measuring lens implant powers, which will be taken to Kenya and used in our next cataract surgeries in February. The instruments will be left in the Nyamira District Hospital (20 minutes from the Amani Reading Centre) for our further work, and for the Kenyan Ophthamologist there to use. We have a matching grant, so your donation will double in size. We hope to collect $5,000. 

You will become a partner with us, and we will keep you posted about how your money was spent!

For more information, please contact Rev. Lynn Renne at 812-477-7816 or at Lynn.Renne@aldersgateum.org.

Souvenir ft. Paula Leggett Chase

Souvenir ft. Paula Leggett Chase


Florence Foster Jenkins was an opera singer of the 1930's and 40's who enjoyed the backing of her own money to finance her public performances. With little connection to reality and even less to pitch, she was determined to present herself as a gifted performing artist to an astounded public. She met their derision with supreme confidence, and in the end left us all to ask whether art resides in the performance itself or the soul of the artist. Both funny and touching, Florence is a rare character to cheer for. 

All performances take place in the Murphy Auditorium at New Harmony, Indiana 

Dates and Show times:
Friday July 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Saturday July 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm 
Sunday July 30, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Friday August 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Saturday August 5, 2017 - 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday August 6, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
25 or younger - $10
USI Employee - $24
Senior (60+) - $28
Adult - $30

To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.newharmonytheatre.com or call the box office at 812-682-3115.

Summer Speaker Series

Sunday Mornings 9:45 am

Summer Speaker Series

Everyone is welcome to attend the Summer Speaker Series beginning on June 4 from 9:45-10:45 am Sunday Mornings in the Media Center!

The topic for this summer is “Our Community in 2017: What’s Happening in Evansville?”. Join us for this informational series to learn more about the exciting new projects planned for Evansville and to hear speakers discuss some of the less positive aspects, such as drugs and gangs, that must be dealt with.

June 4                      The New IU Medical School
                                 Dr. Steve Becker, Dean
                                 Catherine Zimmerman, Director of Development and Public Relations

June 11                     Deaconess Hospital: 125 Years and Going Strong
                                 Linda White, CEO

June 18                    St. Mary’s Hospital: New Name and New Partner
                                 Dan Parod, Interim President

June 25                   Downtown Master Plan
                                 Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

July 2                       Suicides, Overdoses
                                 Rick Coleman

July 9                       Drugs and Gangs in Evansville
                                 Philip Smith, Special Projects Coordinator, EPD

July 16                      Homelessness
                                 Timothy Weir, Co-Director of Commission on Homelessness

July 23                     Groups Helping Homeless
                                 United Caring Shelter: Jason Emmerson
                                 House of Bread and Peace: Sarah Wolfe
                                 Aurora: Brian Kerney

July 30                     Evansville Muesum and the Solar Eclipse on August 21
                                 Mitch Luman, Director of Science Experiences

August 6                  Haynie's Corner
                                 Kelly Coures, Director of Metropolitan Development

August 13                 Meskar Park Zoo
                                 Erik Beck, Interim Director  

August 20                Evansville’s Contribution in WW II
                                  Dr. James MacLeod, Professor of History at U. of Evansville

Upcoming Kenya Mission Trip! Feb. 9-24, 2018

Upcoming Kenya Mission Trip!

The dates for Aldersgate's next Kenya Mission Trip are Feb. 9-24, 2018.
Let Rev. Lynn know if you're interested!  The trip is limited to 8 people.

In the meantime, you can help us by collecting:

  • Reading and Prescription glasses
  • Ziploc snack bags with the Ziploc on short edge (to put glasses in)
  • Lens cleaning cloths

Collection baskets by the giraffe down the hall from the office!

Youth Summer Camp
Middle School: June 11-16, June 18-23, or July 9-14; High School: July 2-7


Youth Summer Camp

Youth currently in 6th through 12th grades should plan to attend Church Camp this summer at Camp Indicoso in Springville, Indiana. The camp dates are June 11-16, June 18-23, or July 9 -14 for middle school youth. The camp dates are July 2-7 for high school youth.

The cost of summer camp will be less if you register your middle school or high school student before April 17. After this date, the cost of camp increases by $30.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Cory Gieselman at cgieselman@yahoo.com.

General information about Indiana United Methodist Camps can be found here: