October 01, 2019
The children of Aldersgate are asking for your help. They will be collecting canned goods for RIFA for a mission project during the month of October. When you go to the grocery store, pick up a few extra cans of food to donate. A collection box for the canned goods can be found in the new Mission corner just beyond the narthex of the church. Thanks for your help!
October 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. In October, all desserts must be brought to the church on Thursday, the 10th, or before 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
October 24, 2019
On Thursday, October 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.
November 03, 2019
All Saints Day is a day of remembrance for the saints, with the New Testament meaning of all Christian people of every time and place. We celebrate the communion of saints, both of the Church Universal and of our local congregation. For this reason, the names of persons in the congregation who have died during the past year will be solemnly read and a bell rung in their remembrance. Please join us on November 3 for this special worship service.
November 12, 2019
The United Methodist Men always meet on the second Monday of each month (except during the months of July and August). Their next meeting will be held on November 11, at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. If you plan to attend, please sign up at the bulletin board in the hallway near the pastor’s office so we will know how many meals to prepare. Please contact Mickey Edwards at 300-3767 if you need further information or a ride to the meeting.
November 13, 2019
Giddy Up Partners! Boy, Oh Boy have we got a rootin’ tootin’ good time planned for you! Our November 13th Wednesday Night Fellowship is a fall hoedown. Yee Haw!!! Western line dances will be taught by the finest cowgirls ‘round — Kim and Madison Borden, and, wooo doggie can those gals dance! Put on your best western attire and come on down! Bring ya momma, your papa and the youngins, an‘em everyone is welcome.
The chow wagon opens at 5:45 p.m. They will be serving lasagna, tossed salad, green peas, bread, tea and dessert. The cost for a plate of the grub is $7.00, and all you little cowgirls and cowboys under 6 years old eat free. If you plan to chow down, please sign up at the bulletin board in the hallway near fellowship hall or on the tear-off section of your Sunday bulletin. So, grab your favorite partner and come join the fun! The boot scootin’ begins at 6:15 p.m.
November 20, 2019
Daytime Fellowship meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon and enjoys a potluck lunch together and a short program or devotional. Please join us for lunch and invite a friend. If you work and don’t feel like preparing a potluck dish, just brown-bag it, take a break and come enjoy the program with the group.