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

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 Karin Heinicke at heinicke@earthlink.net. 

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 always in need of the following items:

  • Coffee Supplies: Mini Moos, coffee mate, flavorings (small individual ones, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, etc.)
  • Coffee (Keurig, or regular)
  • Artificial Sweetener (Trivia, Splenda)
  • Zip Lock Baggies – Sandwich and Quart size
  • Plastic utensils (fork, knife, spoon)
  • Coffee Filters (size smaller than 12 cup)

Place items in the cooler located on the table in the hallway near the office. Questions, contact Pat Miller at 812-471-8440. 

 

Habitat for Humanity

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

We have been partners with Patchwork Central for about 30 years. Marilyn Haley began a book club that continues today on Thursday afternoons after school during the school year. You may be interested in volunteering to read to a child or have them read to you. We also volunteer to bring healthy snacks for the children on the same afternoon. Click here for the Patchwork Central for their website and here for their Facebook page. 

Please call Patchwork at 812-424-2735 for more information about volunteering.


                         

 


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!

With the help of our volunteers, Aldersgate can successfully minister to its congregation, the community, and also the world. We are continually delighted by and thankful for our current volunteers and are always welcoming new volunteers. The following ministries are in need of volunteers:

  • Nursery Workers
    • Sunday mornings at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, and 11 am
    • 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.
  • Children's Sunday School Teachers
    • Sunday mornings at 9:35 am
    • We need youth and adults to lead our children's Sunday school classes! The classes are separated by age/grade: 3-5 years old, K-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade. You will have the opportunity to lead the children in a prepared Bible study, crafts, and discussion. This is a wonderful chance to teach Aldersgate's children about their Savior, Jesus Christ, and we guarantee that you'll be blessed during your time with the children.
  • Communion Preparation
    • Sherri Wisuri is coordinator of Communion Ministries. She has a full job description for those who would like to help in this area, and will work with you as you begin. The general job description is:
    • 8:30 am worship service:
      Buy bread and grape juice
      Set bread and chalice filled with juice on altar table
      Place little cups in 4 brass trays. Fill cups with juice
      Place trays on altar table
      Place hand sanitizer on table
      After service throw bread from first service outside for birds
    • 11 am worship service:
      Place another loaf of bread on altar table 
      Fill enough cups with juice to refill the 4 brass trays
      Extra grape juice from cups can be poured outside
      Throw bread outside for birds
      Put brass trays back in cabinet
      Wash glass bottle used to fill plastic cups and place back in cabinet
      Take white cloths used to hold bread home to wash

If you are interested, please contact the church office at 812-477-7816 to get more information about these volunteer positions.


United Methodist Youth Home
 

United Methodist Youth Home

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.

UMYH helps at-risk youth become responsible and prodcutive members of the community through the following programs:

  • Residential Services: group homes with individualized services for boys and girls ages 10 to 21
  • Day Treatment: for high-risk youth ages 14 to 19 years old
  • Truancy Intervention: for any truant or high-risk youth

For more information, please see www.umyh.com