March 21, 2018
Join the Daytime Fellowship group at noon on Wednesday, March 21st for lunch, fellowship, and a program! Please bring a dish for the potluck lunch.
All ages are invited to this 3rd Wednesday of the month event. For more information, check back on the website or contact the church office.
March 24, 2018
Aldersgate’s colossal Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. All ages of children from infant to 6th grade may come and hunt. Invite your friends and neighbors, children and grandchildren. There will be plenty of Easter eggs to hunt and lots of candy! Bro. Barry will tell the Bible story of Easter using symbols that are hidden for special prizes. We appreciate donations of money to help with the cost of the candy and prizes. Please leave donations in the church office or in the offering plate on Sunday morning marked (“for Easter Egg Hunt”). No plastic eggs are needed. Beginning Wednesday, March 14, we will need some volunteers to help fill the plastic eggs with candy.
March 25, 2018
On March 25, Palm Sunday, Aldersgate’s choir will present a cantata, “Upon This Rock.” Please make plans to be here as Rob Beasenburg reflects upon the boldness and passion of Peter. Peter’s imperfections and his faithfulness are depicted through choir anthems and solos. The service will begin with our traditional children’s March of the Palms. We hope to see you and your family at this special Palm Sunday service.
March 27, 2018
A new 10 week Bible study is being planned on the topic “The Means of Grace”. Bro Barry will be using a book and DVD by Andrew C. Thompson. The study will begin, March 27, Tuesday, at 11 AM. Each participant or couple will need Thompson’s book The Means of Grace and the cost is $15. The Bible tells us that Jesus’ followers are called disciples. If we want to be counted among those followers, then doesn’t it make sense that we figure out just what being a disciple looks like in everyday life. This study presents an explanation of the core tenets of Methodism often called the Wesleyan means of grace. Topics will include baptism, searching the Scriptures, prayer, the Lord’s Supper, fasting, fellowship, accountability, works of mercy, and exercising the presence of God. Together, the means of grace demonstrate a Wesleyan pattern of discipleship and help us understand how we can walk in the ways of Christ. Please call the church office to signup or add your name to the list on the bulletin board in the office hallway.
April 01, 2018
Our church takes seriously the biblical principle of serving others, recognizing that throughout scripture believers were directed to take care of those in need. Aldersgate has an active missions team with several opportunities provided for individuals and groups to give, both financially and through acts of service. Each month this year, I will highlight a mission opportunity. I encourage you to prayerfully consider in which of these opportunities you will participate.
For February, our Mission Spotlight is on the Lenten Hunger Offering, a special offering of the Memphis Conference focused on serving the hungry. For the last 35 years, this offering has been collected by congregations in our conference during the season of Lent as we remember that there are many people in this world who do not have enough to eat. Money collected will be divided among local, conference, and global mission initiatives. According to information received from the conference, this year the Lenten Hunger Offering monies will be distributed locally via the conference’s four districts to food pantries and feeding ministries in United Methodist churches in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky. On the Memphis Conference level, funds will go to Reelfoot Rural Ministries and United Methodist Neighborhood Centers of Memphis, two agencies of our conference. On a global level, the funds will support Our Father’s House, Project Peanut Butter and feeding ministries in Mexico.
Lent is the forty day period (not counting Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter. This year that is February 14 – April 1. There are many ways you and family could participate. One suggestion is to donate a quarter for each meal your family eats during Lent. Choose a special jar, cup, or other coin holder to set near your table. A quarter contributed for three meals a day for each day during the forty days of Lent would be $30. In addition to the money contributed, your family might also choose to offer a prayer for the special ministries and people that will receive the money.
The Lenten Hunger Offering is the first project to be highlighted in the Mission Spotlight. I encourage you to consider joining with other members of our church and conference in this mission opportunity.
-Marianne Archer, Lay Leader
April 01, 2018
As an Easter gift to the congregation, the choir will offer a photo booth on Easter Sunday. Michael Duke will take photos in front of a beautiful Easter background beginning at 8:30 a.m. If you want a family or individual photo, this is your opportunity!
We will provide you with a 4 x 6 photo and access to on-line copies. Happy Easter!
April 01, 2018
Aldersgate will offer “Communion for the Community” on Easter Sunday morning at the cross on our front lawn from 9:20 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. We will also have a station available in the corner of the parking lot for those unable to walk through the lawn. Everyone is invited to come, as all are welcome at our communion table.
April 01, 2018
Aldersgate is planning a very special worship service for Easter. Our opening music will be a musical offering called “Don’t Cry.” Madison Borden and the little ladies from the children’s choir will do a liturgical movement interpretation of this beautiful anthem. It will be the first thing in our service and will last about seven minutes, so be sure you are in your seat at 10:45 a.m. so you won’t miss it! Also, Danny Tassin will sing “I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked” and the choir will have a rousing Easter Anthem, “Christ Arose!” We hope you will join us for a special morning of celebration.