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Updated September 19, 2018

New sermon series beginning September 23rd. 
"How to Play Fair: Living with Those That Don't Play by the Rules"

Are you a regular attendee or visitor? 
On Sunday, October 7th Aldersgate UMC will host a prospective member’s lunch immediately following the 11:05 service. Pastor Rodney will introduce you to our church and our mission.  There will be plenty of time for questions.  We hope you will join us!  Please RSVP here if you would like to attend!

Fall Flower Sale (Sept. 15th thru Oct. 15th)
Support the missions of United Methodist Women!  Order flats of colorful pansies for 20.00 per flat.  Info available in the Narthex.

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. A snack dinner will be served. Invite your friends! C
ontact Cindy Carlisle with questions.

New Shoes Give HOPE to Children in Need!
Did you know the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day? That adds up to about 115,000 miles walked in a lifetime. Everyone needs a pair of shoes on their feet! We are collecting New shoes in all sizes for our shoe drive supporting Shoes For Orphan Souls, an organization that delivers shoes to orphanages and vulnerable children in the US and 80 different countries. Our shoe drive will run thru Oct. 14th. A church challenge to collect 600 pairs of shoes is on! Join us as we give HOPE to children in need.  Check out the organization "Shoes for Orphan Souls" at shoesfororphansouls.org
. Contact Cindy Carlisle with questions.

Church Challenge for Shoes for Orphan Souls
This year we are challenging all Bible Discovery, Youth and Adult Sunday Classes, and any other groups in the church (Choir, Bible Studies, UMW, etc.) to a friendly competition as to who can collect the most New Shoes for Shoes for Orphan Souls. Pastor Rodney has agreed to take a pie in the face to the winning group at our Potluck Dinner on Nov. 4th. If the church comes thru with the challenge of collecting 600 pairs of shoes the Staff will all take a pie in the face. All groups need to have their own collection boxes so as to keep track of their collections. A general box will be in the church narthex for individual donations. Thanks for your help with giving HOPE to children in need.

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.  

Pumpkins arrive on September 30th!! Sign up for a shift in the Narthex!


Adult Ministry

Fellowship Class:  (Meets Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 109) 
Please join us for lunch on September 23rd at Lance and Andrea Phillips’ house - 1432 Van Winkle Drive, Carrollton, TX 75007 (come anytime between 12:30-2:30).  The goal of this lunch is simply to connect young couples and families in our congregation. Lunch will be catered, but feel free to bring a dessert to share if so desired.   On September 30th, our class will begin exploring a 6-part video series by pastor Adam Hamilton as we study, “Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. 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.
The Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study kicked off our Fall study of Hebrews on September 6, 2018.  We meet in the Pathways classroom (118) at 6:45 p.m. and are usually finished around 8:00.  This study will last for seven weeks, and our final session will be on October 18thSusan Vohtz has already picked up some study books…if you’d like to claim “dibs” on one let her know.  The cost is $13.00, but we do have scholarships if needed.  We hope you’ll come join us for the study and the wonderful fellowship!  Contact Cindy Branson if you have any questions.

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, Oct 13th at 10:00am.  Topics for discussion:  Women's Retreat - Oct 12&13, UMCOR Cleaning Buckets, and Fall Flowers.  Contact:  Blanche Farnam

Women's Retreat, October 12-13,2018
Ladies!! It’s time to register for the "Women's Retreat" scheduled for October 12th & 13th, 2018 Prothro Center Lake Texoma, Pottsboro, Texas.  Study:  "OUT YOUR SPOUT".  Contact Jan Peterson.

Outreach Ministry

The Giving Garden
The Giving Garden’s Garage Sale is September 29th in our Aldersgate parking lot!  This fundraiser helps to keep our garden growing and giving so that all our neighbors may enjoy nutritious foods.  If you are cleaning out your home and would like to donate items to a great cause, just plan on driving up to the circle lot September 26, 27, or 28, from 6-8pm and we will unload your vehicle for you.  (Advance notice would be appreciated for heavy items, please.)  Tax deduction receipts will be provided for your kindness. 

For more information about the Giving Garden, check out our website at  www.givinggardenofcarrollton.org or email us at contact@givinggardenofcarrollton.org

Food Share - September 29th, 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, September 29th 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 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.