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Updated April 18, 2018

Intro to Produce 101
What is that?  What does it taste like? How do I prepare it?  The Giving Garden will conduct a quick, fun, and free introductory class on freshly harvested produce so you can easily identify and even learn how to prepare fruit, veggies, and even herbs you didn’t even know you love!  Also, if you participate in Food Share, this class will teach you about the fresh produce you are delivering to senior citizens and you’ll be able to share your newly acquired knowledge.  “Intro to Produce 101” is only 30 minutes and begins at 8am on Saturday, April 28th in The Giving Garden.

United Methodist Women
Let’s “spring” into our next meeting of UMW on Saturday, April 24th @ 10:30am.  We will discuss the schedule for 2018.  All women of the church are welcome.

Children's Ministry (Aldersgate Reaching Kids)

Joyful Voices and KOOLClub
All 3rd thru 5th graders are invited to join us for Joyful Voices and KOOL Club. Joyful Voices meets on Sundays from 5:30 to 6:00pm and will be working on musical pieces for upcoming worship services. A snack dinner will be served from 6-6:30pm. KOOL Club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 and will focus on Bible stories incorporating skits, crafts, games, and mission projects.  Friends are always welcome!  C
ontact Cindy Carlisle with questions. Friends are welcome!

Mark your calendars - Vacation Bible School is coming to Aldersgate July 23-27!

Coding with Kids Camps are coming to Aldersgate this summer. Check out the brochures at the information desk!

Youth Ministry (see AYM News for more) 

Sunday Night Youth - Will not meet on Sunday, April 8th.
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.


Adult Ministry

"Bible and Coffee" Bible Study, Tuesdays at 10:30a.m., Room 110 
Come and join us at 10:30am for our Bible study and Coffee on Tuesday morning!  They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.  Join Adam Hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus.  We hope you will come and join us!!

Men’s Tuesday Night Bible Study, 7:00 – 8:00p.m., Room 118
All men are invited to join us on Tuesday evenings.  Our next study begins Tuesday, March 27th. We will look at the book, Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus By Mike Slaughter.  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 Exodus. Please join us for a great study. We are meeting in room 110.  

Women's Thursday Evening Bible Study. 6:45pm, Sanctuary
The Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study invites you to join us starting on April 5th to begin our study of “Seamless:  Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story.”  Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming.  The 66 books may seem disconnected at first glance.  In this study we will learn how the whole Bible connects as one beautiful, seamless thread.

This is a seven-week study with videos, discussion and some homework.  We meet at 6:45 p.m. in the Pathfinders classroom (Room 118).  The book costs $13.00, but scholarships to cover the cost of the book are available.  Contact Cindy Branson (bransoncin@verizon.net) if you would like to be a part of this informative and inspirational study.


Outreach Ministry

The Giving Garden
The Giving Garden has already produced it's first harvest of the year!  usually our harvest begins on May 1st,s owe are hoping for a great harvest year in 2018.  We donate half of what we grow to Christian Community Action and AUMC Food Share so that everyone in our community may enjoy good nutrition.  For more information, check out our website at www.givinggardenofcarrollton.org or email us at contact@givinggardenofcarrollton.org. 

Food Share - April 28th, 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 April 28, 2018 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.  See Debbie Fast about ordering your Food Share t-shirt to let folks know you care!

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.