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Updated September 20, 2017

Shoes for Orphan Souls Helping Hurricane Victims Shoe Drive Going on Now.
Our annual Shoes for Orphan Souls shoe drive has begun and the shoes collected will go to the Hurricane Harvey victims.  We are collecting NEW shoes in all sizes (children and adults).  Shoes for Orphan Souls is wanting to ship 12,000 shoes to our neighbors in the South so they are in need of our help.  We will run our drive thru October 15th.  Contact
Cindy Carlisle with questions.  Check out Shoes for Orphan Souls at www.buckner.org/shoes.

Fall Flowers - Beautiful Pansies - will be on sale in the Narthex until Oct. 15. 
Delivery will be on Sat., Oct 28.  $20.00 per flat. Proceeds will be for the Women's Retreat scheduled for Oct. 12&13, 2018, at the Prothro Center at Lake Texoma. It's time to brighten up with happy pansy faces in your flower bed.

Save the Date:  “Women’s Retreat”,   October 12 & 13, 2018
Ladies!!  Mark your calendar for the “Women’s Retreat” scheduled for October 12 & 13, 2018.  Please contact Jan Peterson at 214-632-9416 (petersonron@msn.com).  More info to come!

Children's Ministry (Aldersgate Reaching Kids)


Joyful Voices will meet at the end of the Potluck dinner on Sunday night from 7:00 to 7:30 in the sanctuary.  Contact Cindy Carlisle with questions.

KOOL Club will not meet Sunday Night, September 24th.  Contact Cindy Carlisle with questions.

Youth Ministry (see AYM News for more) 

Sunday Night Youth, 5:30p.m.-7:30pm
Come and join us for snack supper, 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

Women’s Thursday Night Bible Study, Begins Sept. 14th, 6:45p.m.
The Thursday evening Women’s Bible Study will begin Sept. 14th and end on Dec.7th (No Meeting on Thanksgiving Day). We meet at 6:45pm in the sanctuary to view a video and discuss the lesson (No Homework). We will focus on Twelve Women of the Bible. The cost of the book is $11.00, but we have scholarships if needed. Nursery will be available if we have advance notice. For Questions please contact    Cindy Branson.

"Bible and Coffee" Bible Study, Begins Tuesday, Aug. 29th, 10:30a.m., Room 110
Join us on Tuesday, August 29th @ 10:30 for a new Bible Study called the "Rewritten Life!" This study is biblically based and written by Jessica LaGrone. We will have coffee and doughnuts as usual. This study will be facilitated by Aaron Logan. You're not going to want to miss this awesome time of spirituality and fellowship!! 

Women’s Small Group, Room 111
The Saturday Morning Women’s Small Group is currently studying “The Gospel of John”.  They meet every first and third Saturday of the month at 10:00am in Room 111. Please Contact Anita Oakley or Ruth Van Zandt for questions.

Men’s Tuesday Night Bible Study, 7:00 – 8:00p.m., Room 118
The Men’s Tuesday Night Bible Study group is completing a study on 1st Samuel. All men are invited to join us on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm in room 118. 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.  
Outreach Ministry


Performing Community Service

A requirement for many school organizations and clubs is that the student must perform community service. Did you know that helping out with Food Share and/or The Giving Garden counts as community service for students wanting to earn some hours? For more information, contact Terri Barrett.

Giving Garden, Record Breaking Month!
While our northern neighbors are finishing up harvesting for the year, The Giving garden is planting its fall crops!  Our garden grows organic produce year-round.  Fall and winter crops include:  lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, beets, and greens.  We give half of what we grow to Christian Community Action and AUMC Food Share.  We share because we care!    www.givinggardenofcarrollton.org 

Food Share - September 30th, 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 September 30, 2017 starting at 8:30am in the narthex - don't forget to mark your calendar so that you can join in on the fun! In addition, Food Share always welcomes your canned food donations; just drop them in the wicker baskets near the church entryways. Did you know that this counts as community service for students wanting to earn some hours? 

Be A Dude!
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, email honeydudes@aumchurch.org or contact Bart Mahnken.

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.