January 18, 2019
Daytime Fellowship meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 12:00 noon and enjoys a potluck lunch together and a short program or devotional. Please invite a friend to join you for this monthly event. It is open to all ages. This month the program will be presented by our own Paul Chaplin. He will reflect on his career in the treatment of cancer. This group always enjoys good food, great fellowship and interesting programs.
January 24, 2019
On Thursday, January 24, we need volunteers to help prepare food and transport it to RIFA by 5:15 p.m. and also volunteers to help serve and clean up from 5:00 — 7:00 p.m. If you can help out, please sign up at the bulletin board in the hallway near the pastor’s office. Many in our congregation have joined in serving RIFA Meals to those in our community in need of a hot meal. Have you participated yet? Maybe you are still not sure what you can do or how to volunteer, so here are some ways you can help:
-Bring money to the communion rail each communion Sunday. This offering is designated for the soup kitchen meals. It costs around $185 each month to provide the food. If each of us gave just a couple of dollars each month, we could fund this ministry.
-Give an extra offering designated specifically for this ministry. Just mark your envelope for the soup kitchen.
-Help prepare food at the church to be delivered to the soup kitchen. (4:00 – 5:00 on 4th Thursday) Sign up list is on the bulletin board.
-Serve the prepared meals to those who come to the soup kitchen. (5:00 – 7:00 on 4th Thursday at RIFA soup kitchen on Airways Blvd.) Sign up list is on the bulletin board.
-Make or provide cookies or brownies for desserts for the meal. This would save on the cost of the meal. (240 cookies needed each month on 4th Thursday)
-Offer a short devotion before the meal at the soup kitchen on the 4th Thursday evening.
-Above all, pray for those who receive the meals and for our congregation as we serve them.
-NOTE: Jan Matthews, chair of the Missions Team, can answer other questions you have or give you more information.
January 26, 2019
Parent’s Night Out will be held Saturday, January 26th, 5:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. in the nursery area of the church. It is for children infants through 5th grade. The theme will be “A New Beginning”. Please RSVP Teresa Frommel at firstname.lastname@example.org before
January 27, 2019
The Pathfinder’s are Cooking Up Something Good!!!
In support of our friends at The Dream Center, the Pathfinders class is planning a Casserole and Dessert Sale to raise funds for this ministry. The Dream Center is a faith-based organization that ministers to women in crisis and their children by providing shelter, meals, training and hope to get on their feet. The Dream Center is in temporary quarters and looking to build a new facility to expand their outreach. The Casserole and Dessert Sale will be held on January 27th immediately following the worship service. These 8” x 8” frozen casseroles will be ready to heat and serve for a quick meal. Desserts will also be available for purchase. Please stop in and support our fundraiser to go to this important need in our community.
February 11, 2019
Come join the United Methodist Men for some good food and fellowship on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The next meeting will be on February 11th.
If you plan to attend, please sign the sheet in the hallway near the pastor’s office so we will know how many to expect for dinner. If you need a ride or more information, please contact Mickey Edwards at 300-3767.
February 12, 2019
Each month on the 12th of the month Aldersgate provides desserts for RIFA’s Soup Kitchen, which is located here in Jackson. If you would like to volunteer to provide a dessert, please sign up at the bulletin board near the pastor’s office or contact the church office. Next month, all desserts must be brought to the church on Monday, February 11th before 4:00 p.m.