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Updated February 22, 2017

Ash Wednesday Service, Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00pm.

"The Last Supper" Presentation
We need a few more disciplies.  There are 7 men eager to present the scripture through this performance.  Six more volunteers are needed.  Beards are preferred but not mandatory....so don't "itch" for us but we "itch" to have you join the group.  Rehearsal Schedule:  March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9 6:00-7:00pm in the sanctuary. If you have any questions, please contact Blanche Farnam.

Next Sermon Series “Searching for the Truth” begins Sunday, March 5
Our next Sermon Series for this Lent is “Searching for the Truth” (What Christians believe and why). This sermon series will be based on the Apostles Creed.
A Community Event
Resurrection Sunrise Service @ The Giving Garden; Easter Sunday, April 16 at 7:00 am.

Children's Ministry (Aldersgate Reaching Kids)

Joyful Voices and KOOL Club on a Mission. We will meet this Sunday at 5:30p.m.
We will resume our Sunday night programs, Joyful Voices and KOOL Club this Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30pm. KOOL Kids, bring canned food and used books for our food drive and book drive. We hope to see all our 3rd thru 5th graders and their friends! 
Contact Cindy Carlisle with questions.

Movie Night/Parent’s Night Out, March 3rd, 6:30pm!
Children’s council will be hosting a movie night/parent’s night out on Friday, March 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30pm. All children 5 years thru 5th grade are invited to attend. We will not serve dinner but will have popcorn and other snacks. We will play games, make cool crafts, and watch the movie Finding Dory! Kids, invite your friends for a night out without your parents. Sign up at the display in the narthex. This event is FREE.
Contact Cindy Carlisle with questions.
Save the Date, Maker Fun Factory VBS is June 12th-16th!
Mark your calendars and invite your friends to the Maker Fun Factory at Aldersgate on
June 12th - 16th from 9am to 12 noon! It will be a fun filled week discovering how we are Created by God and Built for a Purpose! VBS is for all 5 year olds thru 5th grade.  Contact Cindy Carlisle with questions.

Youth Ministry (see AYM News for more)

Sunday Night Youth
Youth will meet this Sunday.  Please join us for dinner and worship.  For questions please contact Aaron Logan.

Wednesday Nights MYX (Methodist Youth For Christ), 5:00 - 8:15p.m.
Please join us Wednesday Night, Hangout from 5-7 and MYX from 7-8:15.   For questions please contact Aaron Logan.

Adult Ministry

"Bible and Coffee" Study, Tuesdays 10:00am in room 110
Please join us for a Bible Study called "Bible and coffee”. This study is taught by Aaron Logan on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am in Room 110. This is an eight-week study using Adam Hamilton's book on the gospel of John. This Study is open to everyone. Come ready to read the Bible, drink some coffee, and enjoy a donut. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!  

Women’s Thursday Evening Bible Study, 6:45pm, Sanctuary
If your New Year's resolution includes a closer walk with God, please join us starting January 12th at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday evenings for "Discerning the Voice of God...How to Recognize When God Speaks," a seven-week bible study (last session on February 23rd).  All women are welcome and nursery will be available on request. The study book costs $13.00, but if that is a hardship we have scholarships available.    Please contact Cindy Branson if you have questions or would like more information.

Women’s Small Group
The Saturday Morning Women’s Small Group is currently studying “Christianity and World Religions,” a video series by Adam Hamilton. We 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 111

The Men's Wednesday Morning Bible Study is covering Revelation. Please join us for a great study. We are meeting in room 110.  

Outreach Ministry

Giving Garden
Our Giving Garden is proud to announce that we donated 2,235 lbs. of fresh, organic produce to Christian Community Action and Food Share in 2016! That’s more than A WHOLE TON of organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs so that everyone in our community may enjoy good nutrition! (AND we surpassed our 2016 donation record by 157 lbs.)  A big “Thank You” to our gardeners, our many volunteers, and everyone who supports the garden!  All garden beds for 2017 have been reserved.

Food Share - February 25th, 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 25th, 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. 

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. A BIG Thank You to Kristen Leach for leading this heartwarming ministry in the last years and best wishes as she re-locates to St. Louis! And a super welcome to our new Open Arms co-leaders, Gail Darden and Barbara Townley-Cochran who will officially begin their new leadership roles in February!