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Updated November 22, 2017

Angel Tree
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 in now up the Narthex and participation is easy; Simply select an ornament from the tree and purchase the item described.  Then return the UNWRAPPED present along with the ornament to the tree by Wednesday, December 13th.  We will be delivering our Angel Tree gifts to CCA on December 14th.  Please contact Gloria Reynolds (469-464-3603) or Marie Hale (214-514-0679) if you have any questions. 
BSA Coat Drive – Now through Dec. 10th
BSA Troop 753 will be collecting new or used coats (in the boxes located by the front door) for Peters Colony Elementary School.    We are looking mostly for children’s sizes but adult sizes are also welcome for older boys or girls.  The last day to drop off a coat will be Sunday, December 10th.


Children's Ministry (Aldersgate Reaching Kids)

Joyful Voices and KOOL Club - Not meeting Sun, Nov 26
All 3rd-5th graders are invited to join us for our Sunday night programs from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  Joyful Voices will be practicing for the Christmas Program on Dec. 10th.  KooL Club will be focusing on the season of Thanksgiving this month.  C
ontact Cindy Carlisle with questions. 

Movie Night/Parents Night Out - Friday, Dec. 1st
All children 5 years-5th grade are invited to join us Friday, Dec. 1st from 6:30 to 9:30 for our Parents Night Out! We will play games, make Christmas crafts, decorate Christmas cookies, and watch the movie Santa Buddies (rated G). Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be provided. Suggested donation of $10 for one child and $5 for each additional child. Scholarships are available. Registration is required at aumchurh.org, sign up in the church narthex, or email Cindy Carlisle at cindy.carlisle1@verizon.net by Nov. 26th.  Invite your friends and join us for a fun night out without your parents! Contact Cindy Carlisle with questions.
Joyful Voices Singing at Community Nativity Celebration- Saturday, Dec. 2nd
Our Children’s choir, Joyful Voices will be singing at the Community Nativity Celebration on Saturday Dec. 2nd at 12noon.  This event is put on by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints and features hundreds of nativities from around the world on display.  We are honored to have our children’s choir invited back to perform at this event.  We hope you will join us for this wonderful event as we prepare for the Advent Season.
Mark Your Calendars, Children’s Christmas Program – Sunday, Dec. 10th at 6pm
We hope you will plan on joining us on Sunday, Dec. 10th at 6pm for our children’s Christmas program “O Christmas Tree”. Joyful Voices will lead the musical and are practicing on Sunday evenings at 5:30. The preschool – 2nd grade classes will also be performing in the program and they will be practicing during the Sunday school hour. We will have a dress rehearsal on Saturday, Dec. 9th at 9am for everyone participating in the program. Costumes will be handed out at the dress rehearsal. Contact Cindy Carlisle with questions, cindy.carlisle1@verizon.net.

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, Tuesdays at 10:30a.m., Room 110
Join us 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!! 

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


The Giving Garden
In 2017, The Giving Garden is exceeding all donation records!  Will we reach 3,000 lbs. of donated fresh and organic fruit, herbs, and vegetables?  Everything we donate helps those in need in our own community.  Now that’s a Thanksgiving blessing! 

Food Share - December th, 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 December 23, 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 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.