Updated November 8, 2018
Aldersgate's “Giving 0ur Thanks Dinner"
Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. 10:00 to 2:00 - Dinner at 12 noon.
Turkey, ham and all the fixins’! Join in the families and friends for Football, Fellowship, Board Games and a Feast. Bring a side dish if you can, come help serve, come to eat, come be part of the family in Benson Hall. Happiness is Love expressed in Thanks. Contact: Blanche Farnam
Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser
The Christian Community Action (CCA) Angel Tree is a great way of sharing the spirit of the season with those less fortunate. The Aldersgate CCA tree is an annual mission project whereby families can select ornaments from the tree and purchase the item described. Then return the UNWRAPPED present, on or before December 2, 2018, along with the ornament to the tree to be delivered to CCA for distribution at Christmas. Please contact Barbara Johnson (972-417-9726) or Michele Townley (214-734-6418) if you have any questions.
Carter Bloodcare Bus will be here on Sunday, November 11th from 9:00 – 12:30!
Children's Ministry (Aldersgate Reaching Kids)
Joyful Voices & KOOL Club
All 3rd thru 5th graders are invited to join us for Joyful Voices at 5:30 and KOOL Club at 6pm-7:30pm for an evening of music, bible discovery, and games! A snack dinner will be served. Invite your friends! Contact Cindy Carlisle with questions.
Sign up for the "Spirit of Christmas" TODAY!
The children's council is partnering with the Aldersgate men's group for the Spirit of Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 1st from 8:30 to 10:30 am. There will be pictures with Santa from 8:30 to 9:30 along with a pancake breakfast and Advent craft projects. This event is free but we need you to register HERE to help us plan for this event. Invite your friends and join us for the morning as we prepare for the birth of our Lord.
Children's Christmas Program Dec. 9th!
ark your calendars and join us for our children's Christmas program, "The Christmas Story Through the Eyes of the Friendly Beasts" The program will be on Sunday night, Dec. 9th at 6pm. The Sunday school children, preschool thru 2nd grade will be practicing their songs during Bible Discovery on Sunday mornings. The Joyful Voices choir(3rd-5th grades) will be practicing on Sunday nights at 5:30. A dress Rehearsal will be on Saturday, Dec. 8th at from 9am to 11am(preschool-2nd graders will only have to stay until 10am). We ask all participants to be at the dress rehearsal and we will go over last minute details and hand out costumes.
Youth Ministry (see AYM News for more)
Sunday Night Youth, 5:30pm
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.
Spiritual Gifts Class!
Learn about your Spiritual Gifts! Identify and understand how God has already prepared you for His Work. Some areas may be a surprise and other areas may cause an awakening. Our next class will be held from 5:30-7:30 on Nov. 18th in the Kaleidoscope Room (110). The class will be taught by Susan Anderson and Blanche Farnam, Certified teachers for Lay Servant Ministries. It’s not too late to join!!
Fellowship Class: (Meets Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 109)
From September 30th – November 4th, our class will begin exploring a 6-part video series by pastor Adam Hamilton entitled, “Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet”. We will retrace the life of Moses - from his rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, his Exodus out of Egypt, to his gazing on the Promised Land. Combining historical insights, archaeological data, and the biblical text, Hamilton explores how this reluctant prophet grew in his relationship with God. We’d love to have you join us as we discuss ways to best implement these teachings into our everyday lives.
Tuesday morning’s "Bible and Coffee" Bible Study, 10:30 in Room 110.
We hope you will join us for this awesome new study on the Five Means of Grace. We need a process that helps us continuously renew our relationship with God so that we don’t drift away from our faith. You’ll learn how to recognize and affirm the outward signs, words and actions of invisible divine grace, deepening your relationship with God and making your faith more complete. Get ready for some Bible, study, coffee and doughnuts!! We hope to see you on Tuesday morning! Contact: Aaron Logan
Men’s Tuesday Night Bible Study, 7:00 – 8:00p.m., Room 118
Our Men's Bible study will be looking at Adam Hamilton's new study on Moses for the next six weeks. We will retrace the life of Moses from his modest birth and rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, from herding flocks in Midian to leading his people out of Egypt. Using historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, Hamilton will guide us in the footsteps of this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. We hope you will join us on Tuesday night!! Please contact Bart Mahnken if you have any questions.
Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study
We will begin a new series starting October 25th. We'll be watching the "Christ Revealed" videos which will take us on an epic journey of a lifetime traveling the globe and interviewing the most compelling experts on the history, evidence, teachings and inspiration of Jesus Christ. Our sessions will have us watch a video for about an hour and then discuss what we learned. No book needed and no homework. We meet on Thursday evenings at 6:45 p.m. in the Pathfinders classroom. Please join us for this informative and inspirational series which will go through December 6th. If you have questions or want more information, contact Cindy Branson
Saturday Morning Women’s Small Group
The Saturday Morning Women’s Small Group is currently studying “The Apocrypha”. We meet every first and third Saturday of the month at 10:00am at the home of Ruthe Van Zandt. Contacts: Anita Oakley or Ruthe VanZandt
United Methodist Women - 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am in Benson Hall.
United Methodist Women will meet on the Saturday, November 9th at 10:00am. Contact: Blanche Farnam
The Giving Garden
We did it! The Giving Garden celebrates its 2,000 lb. donation milestone! This year alone, the garden has donated over A WHOLE TON of fresh organic produce to Christian Community Action’s food pantry and Food Share. Since inception, the garden has donated over 7 ½ tons of fruit and veggies to our neighbors! Congratulate a gardener today.
For more information about the Giving Garden, check out our website at www.givinggardenofcarrollton.org or email us at email@example.com.
Food Share - November 17th, 8:30am
AUMC’s Food Share Ministry delivers groceries once a month to senior citizens in need who live in our community. We really appreciate your enthusiastic support of this ministry. Our current food pantry big needs are: canned green beans, canned corn, pasta, hamburger helper, canned meats, and tomato sauce. We also need: canned fruit, peanut butter, and jelly. The next time you go grocery shopping, please purchase a few extra canned goods and drop them in the wicker baskets located near our entryways. The next Food Share will be Saturday, November 17th at 8:30am in the narthex – mark your calendar!
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. Honey Dudes is composed of volunteers from our church and we now have openings for additional dudes! If you would like to join this great dude group and help others, or if you have a request for a Dude, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Bart Mahnken.
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.