Christmas Carol Sing-Along

December 08, 2019


On Sunday, December 8, at 4:00 p.m. our choir will host a Christmas Carol Sing-Along. We are inviting our neighboring United Methodist churches to join us. Steve Beverly will lead the carols and our choir will add descants and special harmonization while the congregation sings.
We will have a Christmas photo booth in the narthex, so bring your cameras or phones and get a family or friends photo.  Following the service, we will have cookies and Michael Duke’s famous spiced cider in the fellowship hall. Please invite your friends and neighbors to this service devoted to the Carols of Christmas.

Just Desserts for RIFA’s Soup Kitchen

December 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 December, all desserts must be brought to the church on Wednesday, the 11th, or before 8:30 a.m.Thursday morning.

David Johnson Chorus

December 14, 2019


Come celebrate Christmas with the David Johnson Chorus. They will return to Aldersgate this Christmas season on Saturday, December 14th, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be a mixture of new holiday songs, some familiar Christmas standards and a few surprises to delight all ages. The concert is free, and a reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

Church-Wide Christmas Dinner

December 15, 2019


The United Methodist Men will sponsor the annual church-wide Christmas potluck dinner on Sunday, December 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The men will provide ham, rolls and drinks. Those who attend are asked to bring a potluck dish or a dessert. Santa will be joining us! Parents are asked to bring a wrapped gift for each of their children with the child’s name on it for Santa to give to the child. The gift should cost $10 or less. Please plan to join us for this great evening of fun and fellowship!

Daytime Fellowship

December 18, 2019

Daytime Fellowship

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.  In December, please join us for a Christmas potluck 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.

 

March to the Manger

December 22, 2019


On Sunday, December 22, we invite you and your family to a very special worship service. You will also have an opportunity to make a symbolic journey that has become a church tradition. We will have the joy of participating in a “March to the Manger” procession to offer a special gift to our church in honor of Christ. Using the Christmas envelope you will receive in the mail or that will be provided in the back of your pew, please be prepared to bring a special gift of love to the Christ child on the 22nd.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 24, 2019


The Christmas season at Aldersgate will culminate with our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service filled with special music. The service will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will end with Holy Communion and a traditional processional to a living nativity in our fellowship hall. We look forward to seeing you and your family at this very special service.

RIFA Soup Kitchen

December 26, 2019

Serving RIFA

On Thursday, December 26, 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.

 

 

What’s Your Faith Story

January 08, 2020


What’s your faith story? We all have one. Perhaps there was a hard time in your life when you definitely felt the hand and care of God upon you. Or maybe there is a special person in your life who has exemplified the love of Christ to you. Perhaps you simply want to tell how you became a Christian. Some may be serious, and some may be funny. Whatever they may be, all accounts are important for sharing and learning as individual and corporate Christians.

Adult ministries would like to invite you to tell your faith story. We hope to have our first presentation at our January Wednesday Night Fellowship. We ask that your story be no longer than 10 minutes. Please help us become more transparent to each other and before God by sharing your faith story. Please contact Becky Buckley if you are interested in sharing your story.

What’s Your Faith Story?

January 08, 2020


What’s your faith story? We all have one. Perhaps there was a hard time in your life when you definitely felt the hand and care of God upon you. Or maybe there is a special person in your life who has exemplified the love of Christ to you. Perhaps you simply want to tell how you became a Christian. Some may be serious, and some may be funny. Whatever they may be, all accounts are important for sharing and learning as individual and corporate Christians.
Adult ministries would like to invite you to tell your faith story. We hope to have our first presentation at our January Wednesday Night Fellowship. We ask that your story be no longer than 10 minutes. Please help us become more transparent to each other and before God by sharing your faith story. Please contact Becky Rawls Buckley if you are interested in sharing your story.

United Methodist Men

January 13, 2020

The United Methodist Men always meet on the second Monday of each month (except during the months of July and August).  Their next monthly meeting will be held on January 13, 2020 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.

 

 

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