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12 Days of Christmas: A Missions Ministry Update

12 Days of Christmas: A Missions Ministry Update

What mission activities occurred at Aldersgate over the 2017 Christmas and New Year’s Holidays?  Here is a partial list, made to the tune of the last verse of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

On the twelve days of Christmas, Aldersgate gave to God . . .

      Telling Christmas stories and singing carols at Patchwork,

      Children and bell choir singing and ringing at Hamilton Pointe,

      Judy and Naomi singing at nursing homes,

      650 Christmas cards for inmates written by the children,

      Wrapping presents for Aurora,

      108 warm sweatshirts,

      14 more Dago children sponsored,

      Cans and cans of food for the pantry,

      30 quilting squares for Gilda’s Club,

      55 angels on the tree,

      25 caroling at the jail,

      and 1000 boxes of macaroni and cheese!

Bereavement Meals
Provide a meal at the church after a funeral service for family and friends

Bereavement Meals

After the funeral of a loved one, this group uses their hospitality and culinary talents to give the family and close friends a chance to enjoy a hot meal together and visit at the church. Volunteers are needed to bring food, help set up the buffet and assist in cleaning up. A wonderful way to use you gifts of hospitality and compassion!


Becky Heisler
(812) 853-6486

Aldersgate Office


Children's Sunday School

Children's Sunday School

Teach, Lead, or just help out! Contact Children's Ministry Director Nancy Roberts at (812) 477-7816

Coffee Bar

Coffee Bar

100% organic fair trade coffee is served hot each Sunday morning from 8 to 11 am. Hot tea and water bottles are also available, as well homemade goodies made specially by members of the congregation. Join us for coffee and community before or after the worship service!

The coffee bar is always seeking volunteers to serve coffee on Sunday mornings from 7:30-9:30 am or 9:30-11 am. We are also seeking volunteers to make homemade snacks for the coffee bar on Sunday mornings. If you are interested, please e-mail Annie Roberts at annieroberts12@gmail.com.


Food Pantry
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm

Food Pantry

The AUMC Food Pantry provides emergency non-perishable food items to families in need.

The goal of Aldersgate’s Food Pantry is to provide families or individuals with a grocery sack full of staples to get them through a few days. Guests can visit the food pantry once a month with a picture ID. The hours of availability are 9:00am-2:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

We rely on members of Aldersgate to provide ongoing donations of non-perishable food items throughout the year. We’re also glad to accept cash donations from those who would rather have us do the shopping.

AUMC Food Pantry Contacts:

Sandy Millard

Carol Watson

Aldersgate Church office

Open Court Basketball
Wednesdays 3–6pm  Adult mentors needed!


Providing basketball facilities to high school students and young adults

Aldersgate opens our gymnasium to anyone who wants to come high every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Students, friends, and all who would like to participate choose teams and play full-court, fast-paced basketball – complete with an electronic scoreboard! Our gymnasium provides a comfortable, safe, friendly place for a diverse group of students to have a fun afternoon of basketball. The basketball program demonstrates to our community that our church is a place where people are friendly, caring, and trustworthy. The players look forward to the time together and are always grateful to us for opening our doors to them.  

Mentors are needed to play basketball with the boys and build relationships that include inviting them to church, youth group, or youth adult ministry.

Volunteers are needed to chaperone the basketball players, who really need minimal supervision. Someone just needs to be in the church when the students are present – in case someone jams a finger or otherwise needs assistance. New volunteers may cover part or all of the 3 hour period on Wednesdays. Your assistance is always greatly appreciated. We especially would like some volunteers who could play basketball with the students, interact with them, and invite them to our church services and to other events. This program has great ministry potential!

AUMC Contact: Elzie McBride emcbride@wowway.com
Or call the church office for more information.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30-11 AM in the church library. They knit or crochet prayer shawls that are then distributed to members of the church (and some people outside the church) during their time of need.

Contact person:
Jan Dul

Quilters & Friends

Quilters & Friends

We’re a group of friendly women who share a passion for quilting and sewing. We get together on Tuesday mornings at Aldersgate to create quilts and lap robes for our members, residents of nursing homes, and even for children. More than just quilters, our time together begins at 9:00am, followed by coffee around 10:00 and lunch at noon, so we’re serious about our fellowship, too!

We accept donations of cash, material, time and talents, and we’re always looking for new friends to join with us! If you love to quilt, sew, or just enjoy good fellowship, please stop by!

If we sound like your kind of group, we would love to have you join with us!

For more information:

Jo Maloy

Serve in the Nursery

Serve in the Nursery

Do you like to rock babies? Sing nursery rhymes to toddlers? Read books to little ones? Would you please consider being a volunteer in the Aldersgate church nursery once a month for an hour? We sure could use some extra loving hands! The more volunteers we have, the more often young parents get the opportunity to hear the word of God during Sunday worship. Please contact Nancy in the church office for more details.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

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2018 VBS: Rolling River Rampage

June 18th-22nd from 9 am to 12 pm each day 

We are searching for volunteers to spend time helping our children discover the amazing love of God as well as others who are willing to donate items to make the week successful. If you would like to help or donate items, contact Nancy Roberts or Brooke Kruckenberg.


Wednesday Morning Breakfast
Serving breakfast to Harrison High School Students

Wednesday Morning Breakfast

Each Wednesday, around two hundred Harrison students come to Aldersgate for a nourishing breakfast. Some of the students say this is the only hot breakfast they ever get. But the event includes much more than food. The breakfast provides a place to congregate before school, sit and talk, and perhaps shoot a few hoops. Most importantly, the students are introduced to our church and church family – to see that church members are friendly and caring.

Aldersgate volunteers plan the meals, buy groceries, cook, serve, wash utensils and clean up. Depending on the specific responsibilities, volunteers arrive between 5:15 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. Clean-up is usually finished by 8:00 a.m. Volunteer workers are needed to fill in when current team members are absent and, if they wish, to eventually replace outgoing team members. Volunteers are also needed to arrive each week at 7:15 a.m. to help put away the tables.

AUMC contact:

Elzie McBride
812-476-3108 (home)
812-550-4717 (cell)
Or call the church office at 812-477-7816