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Updated February 21, 2018

Please join us each Sunday for our Lenten Sermon Series “In The Garden” now through April 1st

Mark your calendars - Vacation Bible School is coming to Aldersgate July 23-27!

United Methodist Women - Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 10:30 AM!
This revival of 2018 in Aldersgate will be marked with enthusiasm and determination.  A motto of: “Let us Rise; Stabilize; and then Mobilize” will be repeated at the first meeting on Saturday, January 27th in the Fellowship Hall.  National UMW Director of Membership, Cynthia Rives, will be joining us for a ‘Welcome’.  Future meetings will be held the last Saturday of the month (after Food Share).  Women of all ages are invited. 

Coding with Kids Camps are coming to Aldersgate this summer. Check out the brochures at the information desk!

Heads up Bakers!
Our bake sale will be on Saturday, March 31st.  More details to come!

Parents Night Out Feb. 23rd, Sign you children up Today!
Aldersgate Children's council will host a Parents Night Out on Friday, Feb. 23rd from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. This event is for children 5 years old thru 5th grade and will be held in the Fellowship Hall. We will have pizza, drinks, popcorn, and dessert. We will show the movie Veggie Tales "The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's"(rated G). We will also have games and crafts. A suggested donation of $10 for one child and $5 for each additional child is appreciated. Registration is underway via the Aldersgate website, sign-up in the church narthex, or e-mail Cindy Carlisle at cindy.carlisle1@verizon.net. Everyone is welcome, invite your friends!

Children's Ministry (Aldersgate Reaching Kids)

Joyful Voices and KOOL Club meet on Sunday.  Join us for the KOOL Kids Bible Olympics!
All 3rd thru 5th graders are invited to join us for Joyful Voices and KOOL Club. Joyful Voices meets on Sundays from 5:30 to 6:00pm and will be working on musical pieces for upcoming worship services. A snack dinner will be served from 6-6:30pm. KOOL Club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 and will focus on Bible stories incorporating skits, crafts, games, and mission projects.  Our mission project for January will be collecting cans of soup for our Food Share program.  C
ontact Cindy Carlisle with questions. Friends are welcome!

Youth Ministry (see AYM News for more) 

Sunday Night Youth
Please join us on Sunday nights from 5:30-7:30 for dinner, worship and games. 
For questions please contact Aaron Logan.

Wednesday Nights MYX (Methodist Youth For Christ), 5:00 - 8:00p.m.

Please join us Wednesday Night, Hangout from 5-7 and MYX from 7-8:00.

For questions please contact Aaron Logan.


Adult Ministry

"Bible and Coffee" Bible Study, Tuesdays at 10:30a.m., Room 110 
Come and join us at 10:30am for our Bible study and Coffee on Tuesday morning!  We will be looking at scripture, faith, and the spiritual journey of John Wesley in the next six weeks.  "After feeling his heart "strangely warmed" by God, John Wesley ignited a firestorm of revival in England and America. Inviting you to embark on a 6-week journey through England, Adam Hamilton retraces Wesley's footsteps to show how his teaching defines our faith, shapes our heritage, and challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion."  We hope you will come and join us!!

Men’s Tuesday Night Bible Study, 7:00 – 8:00p.m., Room 118
All men are invited to join us on Tuesday evenings as we study Mark Batterson’s book “Play The Man: Becoming The Man God Created You To Be”.  In this inspiring call to something greater, Mark helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Please contact Bart Mahnken if you have any questions.

Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study, 6:00am, Room 110
The Men's Wednesday Morning Bible Study is covering Genesis. Please join us for a great study. We are meeting in room 110.  

Women's Thursday Evening Bible Study. 6:45pm, Sanctuary
“All Things New” will begin on January 18 and end on March 8.  The eight sessions of this study include video and discussion at our weekly meetings (6:45 p.m. in the sanctuary) as well as daily homework.  We invite you to join us for this enlightening bible study.  If you would like us to pick up your book ($13.00), please email Cindy Branson (bransoncin@verizon.net).  (We offer book scholarships if you need that.)  Nursery is provided if we know in advance of the meeting.


Outreach Ministry

Nominated for 2018 Outstanding Community Organization!

The City of Carrollton has nominated The Giving Garden and AUMC Food Share as finalists in Carrollton's 2018 Outstanding Community Organization!  The volunteers in these groups are to be commended for all the great work they have done over the years, regardless of whether or not they win.  The final decision will be announced at Carrollton's City Hall at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 27th.  Mark your calendar to come out and support AUMC Missions!

The Giving Garden
Only one garden bed is still available for 2018 in The Giving Garden!  Even if you know nothing about growing produce in Texas, we can teach you to garden and help those in our community in need by sharing your harvest.  We donate half of what we grow to Christian Community Action and AUMC Food Share so that everyone in our community may enjoy good nutrition.  For more information, check out our website at www.givinggardenofcarrollton.org or email us at contact@givinggardenofcarrollton.org.

Food Share - February 24th, 8:30am
Food Share is a ministry that delivers groceries once a month to senior citizens in our neighborhood. Our next Food Share is scheduled for February 24, 2018 starting at 8:30am in the narthex - don't forget to mark your calendar so that you can join in on the fun! In fact, this is a fun and meaningful activity for the whole family!  Also, Food Share always welcomes your canned food donations; just drop them in the wicker baskets near the church entryways. 

Need a Helping Hand?
Honey Dudes is a service that helps senior citizens, widows, singles, the unwell, and military spouses of deployed soldiers with help around the house such as repairs or chores.  We are here to help you! Request the help of a Dude by emailing honeydudes@aumchurch.org or contact Bart Mahnken.  

Open Arms
Open Arms is a monthly ministry at Aldersgate which provides a Saturday afternoon of care and fun for adults with special needs and a time of respite for their caregivers. If you would like more information on becoming a participant or helping out with this ministry, please contact Gail Darden or Barbara Townley-Cochran.