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Life Groups

*Note: Due to COVID-19, most Life Groups are not currently gathering. For updated information, please call the Church Office.

Life Groups are what you make them- long-lasting or short, leisurely or intellectual, or all of the above! They are a wonderful way to grow and share life with other individuals at Aldersgate. We can help you get connected with a group, or if you don't see a Life Group of interest below, feel free to start your own! 

Book Club

Book Club

The Book Club will meet at Barnes and Noble at 1:30 pm unless another location is specified. Join us for coffee & conversation. Invite your friends; everyone is welcome!

Date Book Author
Feb. 14 The Great Alone Kristen Hannah
March 11 Cottage by the Sea Debbie Macomber
*April 11 Becoming Michelle Obama
May 9 Perfect Life Jessica Shattuck
June 13 Invisible James Patterson/David Ellis
July 11 A Hiding Place Corrie Tem Boon
Aug. 8 The Reckoning John Grisham
Sept. 12 The Art of Arranging Flowers Lynn Branard
Oct. 10 Nineteen Minutes Jodi Picoult
Nov. 14 Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens
Dec. 12 Bring book to share  


*Meet for lunch at Mulberry Jean's in Newburgh for a discussion of Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is a silent prayer method that prepares us to receive the gift of God's presence. It is about forging a deeper relationship with God. Centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer, verbal, mental, or effective prayer, into a receptive prayer of resting in God. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God. It is a discipline to foster this relationship by regular daily practice of prayer.

When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. -Matthew 6:6

The Centering Prayer group meets every 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:30-10:45 am. All are welcome, including all denominations.

Contact: Charles Ann Jarvis; e-mail:

Exercise Activities and Classes

Exercise Activities and Classes

Stay Fit at Aldersgate!

Walk Indoors 
8:30 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday
Aldersgate is a safe, level environment. Stay warm and dry while you walk.  Invite your neighbor or friends to come walk with you.

Monday 9-10 am
Qigong (pronounced chi gung) is an ancient and holistic system of gentle body movements combined with breath. Many benefits can be derived from these very simple movements including, but not limited to, stress reduction, improved health, balance, circulation and vitality.

Many exercises can be performed seated in a chair so it is ideal for those with limited mobility or those confined to wheelchairs. Everyone of any age or physical condition can do qigong.

Classes will begin Monday, November 12 from 9:00-10:00 AM. The cost is $8/class. There is no commitment required so feel free to drop in when you can.

Classes will be led by Karen Yoe. You may contact her for further information at or 812-480-2265. She would appreciate hearing from you if you plan on attending so she can prepare adequate materials for participants.

All classes meet in the Media Center. Bring a yoga mat & towel to each class.

Tuesday & Thursday 9-10 am 

Cost per class is $8.00, drop-in (no registration required). The class is gentle yet effective in strengthening capacities of breath, attention/focus, balance, overall strength and flexibility. Each movement is primarily centered around attention and breath, and will be appropriately adapted to the practitioner. This class is therapeutic in nature and welcomes all variations of bodies, minds, and levels of experience. The class includes standing, lying, and seated postures. The instructor will be able to help with any necessary modifications. The instructor has nine years of experience teaching yoga classes. She is currently undergoing a four year yoga therapist training in order to skillfully and appropriately apply the wisdom in the tools of yoga to further help individuals with general health issues that impose suffering. Feel free to contact the instructor Whitney Arvin at 812-296-6828 if you have questions about the class or are interested in a personalized yoga practice or individual session.

Tuesday & Thursday 10:30-11:30 am; Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm

Cost $10.00 per class, drop-in (no registration required). Bring a Yoga mat (mats are available in class if you do not have one). Yoga is a holistic approach to health and personal growth. You will feel better right away after your first practice, with a calmer mind and more relaxed body. Over time, regular practice will also address the deeper root of issues and resolve conditions that affect your well-being. My classes incorporate yoga poses to balance the body, as well as breathing and medication. I also teach private lessons for students interested in beginning a personal yoga practice, and I am licensed massage therapist practicing in Evansville. I look forward to working with you and with you great joy in yoga and life. You can find me and my yoga videos, recordings, and writing online. Please visit these sites and enjoy the free resources I’ve created or contact me (Zoe Sipes, experienced Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist) at 812-250-9642 if you have questions.

Website & Blog       Facebook Page    My Patreon Page

Y12SR (The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery) Monday 6:30-8 pm

Meetings are by donation and are in room 101 and the Media Center. Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a modes that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental, and spiritual disease that it is. Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and yoga practice that is open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome. For more information, contact Sue Meyer at 812-459-1474.

Game Night

Game Night

Come join the fun at Game Night! The group meets on the second Sunday of each month from 6 to 8 pm in the Media Room. Join us for some “Crazy Bridge”, no experience necessary. Play clabber, bridge, or board games. 

M.A.L.E. - Men of Aldersgate Love Eating!

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

M.A.L.E. Breakfast - Men of Aldersgate Love Eating!

Meets on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30 am at The Carousel Restaurant

February 17, 2018

March 17, 2018

April 21, 2018

May 19, 2018

June 16, 2018

July 21, 2018

August 18, 2018

September 15, 2018

October 20, 2018

November 17, 2018

December 15, 2018

Quilters & Friends

Quilters & Friends

This group of women meets every Tuesday morning at 9 in Room 104. There are currently 5 members. Some of the women do the quilting on quilts that are brought to us to finish. Part of the proceeds from their efforts are used to purchase supplies to make lap robes for nursing homes and children's security blankets. In recent years, we have delivered lap robes to at least 12 different nursing homes in the Evansville and Newburgh area. Children's blankets have been given to organizations, such as Family & Children's Services, Christian Life Center, and Gilda's Club. We have also given to support missions and needs within the church, such as the high school breakfast program, purchase of 2 lap top computers for the church, and contributions to the permanent endowment fund. You can see our display in the case in the south hallway. We welcome anyone to join us! If you have questions, please contact Mildred Matthews at 



Softball Team

Aldersgate Softball Team

If anyone is interested in playing co-ed church softball this summer, John Neireiter will be managing an Aldersgate team again. Typically the season starts toward the end of May and runs until the beginning of August. Games are played on Fridays/Saturdays at 5:40 PM and/or 6:50 PM at the softball field behind Newburgh United Methodist Church. The cost is $15 a person (depending on the number of players). You must be at least 15 years old to play, and guys must bat opposite-handed. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the team, please contact John at You are welcome to text him also at (812) 550-2472, or sign up on the insert in your bulletin.

Stitchin' with Joyce

Stitchin' with Joyce

The Stitchin' with Joyce groups meets from 7-9 on Monday evenings at Aldersgate in Room 102. The group invites anyone who crochets, knits, or sews to come for the fellowship! 

Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers

A time to get to know church friends and share a meal.

Sunday Evenings during the school year

5:45-6:30 pm

Family Life Center (gym)

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Sweet Hour of Prayer

The Sweet Hour of Prayer group meets at 7:30 am on Sunday mornings. The group prays for the worship services, our pastors, the Aldersgate staff, the Sunday School classes and teachers, Bible studies, various ministries and missions, the needs of our church family, and activities held in our church. Additionally, they pray always pray for the concerns listed in the bulletin. The Sweet Hour of Prayer group welcomes anyone who would like to pray with them on Sunday mornings. It is both a joy and privilege to pray for our church.

Sue Moore